The Political Element in the Development of Economic Theory

A Collection of Essays on Methodology
Author: Gunnar Myrdal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136228691
Category: Social Science
Page: 268
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Theory and Method of Evolutionary Political Economy

A Cyprus Symposium
Author: Hardy Hanappi,Savvas Katsikides,Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315470195
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 278
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The world is in turmoil, the dynamics of political economy seem to have entered a phase where a ‘return to normal’ cannot be expected. Since the financial crisis, conventional economic theory has proven itself to be rather helpless and political decision makers have become suspicious about this type of economic consultancy. This book offers a different approach. It promises to describe political and economic dynamics as interwoven as they are in real life and it adds to that an evolutionary perspective. The latter allows for a long-run view, which makes it possible to discuss the emergence and exit of social institutions. The essays in this volume explore the theoretical and methodological aspects of evolutionary political economy. In part one, the authors consider the foundational contributions of some of the great economists of the past, while the second part demonstrates the benefits of adopting the methods of computer simulation and agent-based modelling. Together, the contributions to this volume demonstrate the richness, diversity and great explanatory potential of evolutionary political economy. This volume is extremely useful for social scientists in the fields of economics, politics, and sociology who are interested to learn what evolutionary political economy is, how it proceeds and what it can provide.

Choice, Welfare and Measurement


Author: Amartya Kumar Sen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674127784
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 460
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Choice, Welfare and Measurement contains many of Amartya Sen's most important contributions to economic analysis and methods, including papers on individual and social choice, preference and rationality, and aggregation and economic measurement. A substantial introductory essay interrelates his diverse concerns, and also analyzes discussions generated by the original papers, focusing on the underlying issues.

Contemporary Meanings of John R. Commons’s Institutional Economics

An Analysis Using a Newly Discovered Manuscript
Author: Hiroyuki Uni
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811032025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 231
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This book is the first to reinterpret John R. Commons's Institutional Economics with a newly discovered manuscript written in 1927 in order to find its contemporary meanings in economic theories. Commons aimed to establish institutional economics to understand capitalism in the USA of that time, when people’s collective actions were gaining importance with the emergence of powerful labor unions, oligopolistic corporations, and national judicial systems. Setting three types of transactions as his central concepts for analysis, Commons described dynamics of capitalism as multiple and cumulative causal processes of transactions, through which the final goal should be achievements of a "reasonable value". He also believed that the reasonable value could be achieved by the evolution of institutions. There is no doubt that Commons's ideas proposed in Institutional Economics such as transactions and collective actions greatly inspired later economists; however, few studies have contributed to comprehensive understanding of the origin of his masterpiece. To what extent and in what sense had Commons rejected or accepted previous classical economics or marginalism for constituting his original institutional economics? What are the meanings and limitations that reasonable value may have for contemporary political economy? Institutional Economics as attempts to resolve deep economic problems at that time. Commons's efforts create important implications for us, those who are living in an era after the global financial crisis and confronting various challenges to political economy.

Essays on Ethics and Method


Author: Henry Sidgwick,Marcus G. Singer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198250223
Category: Philosophy
Page: 346
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This is a selection of the shorter writings of the 19th-century moral philosopher Henry Sidgwick. Sidgwick's monumental work "The Methods of Ethics" is a classic of philosophy. These essays develop further Sidgwick's ethical ideas, respond to criticism of the "Methods", and discuss rival theories. Other aspects of Sidgwick's thought are also illuminated, in particular his interests in method, verification, and proof. The essays show Sidgwick to be a forerunner of 20th-century analytical philosophy: they illustrate his emphasis on common sense and ordinary language, and exemplify not only his care, clarity, and precision, but also the wit and humour that are not prominent in his longer works. Marcus Singer provides an editorial introduction to Sidgwick and his intellectual context.

Social System


Author: Talcott Parsons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134927754
Category: Political Science
Page: 636
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First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library, 1911-1971


Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library catalogs
Page: N.A
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Causation and Functionalism in Sociology


Author: Wsevolod W. Isajiw
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415175005
Category: Social Science
Page: 158
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Sociological Abstracts

Supplement
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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The Politics of Sub-National Authoritarianism in Russia


Author: Dr Cameron Ross,Professor Vladimir Gel'man
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140948906X
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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By the end of the 2000s Russia had become an increasingly authoritarian state, which was characterised by the following features: outrageously unfair and fraudulent elections, the existence of weak and impotent political parties, a heavily censored (often self-censored) media, weak rubber-stamping legislatures at the national and sub-national levels, politically subordinated courts, the arbitrary use of the economic powers of the state, and widespread corruption. However, this picture would be incomplete without taking into account the sub-national dimension of these subversive institutions and practices across the regions of the Russian Federation. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, sub-national political developments in Russia became highly diversified and the political map of Russia’s regions became multi-faceted. The period of 2000s demonstrated a drive on the part of the Kremlin to re-centralise politics and governance to the demise of newly-emerging democratic institutions at both the national and sub-national levels. Yet, federalism and regionalism remain key elements of the research agenda in Russian politics, and the overall political map of Russia’s regions is far from being monotonic. Rather, it is similar to a complex multi-piece puzzle, which can only be put together through skilful crafting. The 12 chapters in this collection are oriented towards the generation of more theoretically and empirically solid inferences and provide critical evaluations of the multiple deficiencies in Russia’s sub-national authoritarianism, including: principal-agent problems in the relations between the layers of the ‘power vertical’, unresolved issues of regime legitimacy that have resulted from manipulative electoral practices, and the inefficient performance of regional and local governments. The volume brings together a team of international experts on Russian regional politics which includes top scholars from Britain, Canada, Russia and the USA.

International handbook of political science


Author: William George Andrews
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 9780313228896
Category: Political Science
Page: 464
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Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
View: 1895
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Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences

A Pluralist Perspective
Author: Donatella Della Porta,Michael Keating
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139474596
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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A revolutionary textbook introducing masters and doctoral students to the major research approaches and methodologies in the social sciences. Written by an outstanding set of scholars, and derived from successful course teaching, this volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research, to justify this approach, and to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social science, and proceeds to issues of methodology and research design essential for producing a good research proposal. It also introduces researchers to the main issues of debate and contention in the methodology of social sciences, identifying commonalities, historic continuities and genuine differences.

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Books in Series


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Monographic series
Page: N.A
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Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economy

Lessons from Medieval Trade
Author: Avner Greif
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521480444
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 503
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This 2006 book presents a unifying concept of the term institution.

Business Books and Serials in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business
Page: N.A
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Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics

Nature and Society
Author: Clive L. Spash
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317395093
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 552
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Since becoming formally established with an international academic society in the late 1980s, ecological economics has advanced understanding of the interactions between social and biophysical reality. It initially combined questioning of the basis of mainstream economics with a concern for environmental degradation and limits to growth, but has now advanced well beyond critique into theoretical, analytical and policy alternatives. Social ecological economics and transformation to an alternative future now form core ideas in an interdisciplinary approach combining insights from a range of disciplines including heterodox economics, political ecology, sociology, political science, social psychology, applied philosophy, environmental ethics and a range of natural sciences. This handbook, edited by a leading figure in the field, demonstrates the dynamism of ecological economics in a wide-ranging collection of state-of-the-art essays. Containing contributions from an array of international researchers who are pushing the boundaries of the field, the Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics showcases the diversity of the field and points the way forward. A critical analytical perspective is combined with realism about how economic systems operate and their essential connection to the natural world and society. This provides a rich understanding of how biophysical reality relates to and integrates with social reality. Chapters provide succinct overviews of the literature covering a range of subject areas including: heterodox thought on the environment; society, power and politics, markets and consumption; value and ethics; science and society; methods for evaluation and policy analysis; policy challenges; and the future post-growth society. The rich contents dispel the myth of there being no alternatives to current economic thought and the political economy it supports. The Routledge Handbook of Ecological Economics provides a guide to the literature on ecological economics in an informative and easily accessible form. It is essential reading for those interested in exploring and understanding the interactions between the social, ecological and economic and is an important resource for those interested in fields such as: human ecology, political ecology, environmental politics, human geography, environmental management, environmental evaluation, future and transition studies, environmental policy, development studies and heterodox economics.

The United States Catalog

Books in Print January 1, 1928
Author: Mary Burnham,Carol Hurd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: 3164
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