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The Fundamental Institutions of Capitalism : Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy - Ernesto Screpanti

The Fundamental Institutions of Capitalism

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

Hardcover Published: 24th August 2001
ISBN: 9780415247672
Number Of Pages: 320

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The Fundamental Institutions of Capitalism presents a radical institutional approach to the analysis of capitalism. Ernesto Screpanti puts forward a number of provocative arguments that expose common ground in both neoclassical and Marxist orthodoxies. It will appeal to a broad audience of social scientists including advanced students and professionals with an interest in politics and economics.

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'This is a very important and well-researched book. It is a major attempt to address some serious analytical problems concerning the nature of the world in which we live. Its major contribution lies in its conceptual analysis of fundamental economic structures and relations of the modern world. Few other authors have addressed these issues in such depth as Screpanti. In this respect and more, it is a very welcome contribution. Its particular value lies in its detailed analysis of legal contracts, human agency and power relationships. Screpanti's contribution is to open up much of this territory. Appropriately, a wide range of material, from the work of Marxists, institutional economists, behavioural economists and other social theorists, is drawn upon. The book penetrates into areas where few other authors have ventured to explore'. - Geoffrey M. Hodgson Research Professor at the University of Hertfordshire; 'I enjoyed reading this work. It raises questions to which we do not seem to have answers'N - Professor Frank H. Hahn, University of Siena, Italy

The Employment Contract, Transaction Institutions and Capitalism
The Employment Contract
Transaction Institutions and Social Reproduction
Individuals, Culture and Behavioural Institutions
Bounded Rationality and Intentional Behaviour
The Multiple Self and False Conditions
The Ideological Conditions of Social Reproduction
The State and Normative Institutions
Where Does the State Come From?
The State Action
Forms of Co-operation and Power
Production Governance Structures
The Capitalist Firm
The Market
The Governance of Knowledge Production
Different Forms of Capitalism
Institutional Systems
Forms of Capitalism
Conclusions: Toward the Autonomy of Capital
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ISBN: 9780415247672
ISBN-10: 0415247675
Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24th August 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1