The Great Transformation

Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807056421
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In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory material reveals the renewed importance of Polanyi's seminal analysis in an era of globalization and free trade.

The Great Transformation

Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807056431
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One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century." -R. M. MacIver

Studyguide For The Great Transformation

Author: Polanyi
Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781428811195
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Great Transformations

Author: Mark Blyth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521010528
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An analysis of political power of economic ideas used by domestic groups to effect change.

Post Communist Transformations From A Polanyian Perspective

Author: Imre Petyko
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The thesis analyses the communist and post-communist social transformations in Hungary by applying the conceptual framework of Karl Polanyi. Karl Polanyi is most famous for his magnum opus 'The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of our Time' where he analyses the growth of 'maret society' and the historic relation between the economy and society.

Empires Systems And States

Author: Department of International Politics Michael Cox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521016865
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This volume considers how we arrived at this historical and institutional expression of political community.

Reform And Development In China

Author: Yang L. Yao
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136933344
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Between 1978 and 2006, GDP growth in China maintained an annual average rate of 9.7%, meaning the Chinese economy increased by more than twelve times. This was achieved with quite unorthodox approaches to reform and development as China has adopted a gradualist approach to adopting key institutions, as well as modifying and experimenting with traditional recipes for economic growth. This collection brings together key researchers in the field from Asia, US, Europe and Australia to discuss how China has managed to push forward reforms in the face of political resistance, how the Chinese economy has maintained growth within an imperfect institutionalist environment and how the Chinese government remains effective when it relinquishes its power to the market. Specific emphasis is paid to the relevance of China’s experiences to other developing countries. This valuable contribution to the study of China’s economy covers a wide range of topics, including the historical foundations of the 30 years of reform, law and development in China, foreign direct investment, poverty reduction, market integration, income distribution, social protection, as well as demographics and population. Reform and Development in China finds both unique elements to the Chinese experience and elements which can be applied to other developing countries. In particular, China’s gradualism in economic reform, strong leadership, and emphasis on inclusive development are singled out to be potentially transferable to other developing countries. This collection will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers as well as practitioners in development economics.

The European Dream

Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745634249
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New in paperback comes the national bestseller that shows how the American Dream is languishing, surpassed worldwide by a powerful alternative in the lifestyle of the new Europe.

The Great Awakening

Author: David R. Loy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861718631
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The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as the three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great Awakening, scholar and Zen teacher David Loy examines how these three poisons, embodied in society's institutions, lie at the root of all social maladies as well. The teachings of Buddhism present a way that the individual can counteract these to alleviate personal suffering, and in the The Great Awakening Loy boldly examines how these teachings can be applied to institutions and even whole cultures for the alleviation of suffering on a collective level. This book will help both Buddhists and non-Buddhists to realize the social importance of Buddhist teachings, while providing a theoretical framework for socially engaged members of society to apply their spiritual principles to collective social issues. The Great Awakening shows how Buddhism can help our postmodern world develop liberative possibilities otherwise obscured by the anti-religious bias of so much contemporary social theory.