The Great Transformation / Edition 1

The Great Transformation / Edition 1

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by Karl Polanyi, Joseph E. Stiglitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 080705643X

ISBN-13: 9780807056431

Pub. Date: 01/18/2001

Publisher: Beacon Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807056431
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
01/18/2001
Edition description:
None
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
134,061
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Note on the 2001 Edition
Author's Acknowledgments
Pt. 1The International System
1The Hundred Years' Peace3
2Conservative Twenties, Revolutionary Thirties21
Pt. 2Rise and Fall of Market Economy
3"Habitation versus Improvement"35
4Societies and Economic Systems45
5Evolution of the Market Pattern59
6The Self-Regulating Market and the Fictitious Commodities: Labor, Land, and Money71
7Speenhamland, 179581
8Antecedents and Consequences90
9Pauperism and Utopia108
10Political Economy and the Discovery of Society116
11Man, Nature, and Productive Organization136
12Birth of the Liberal Creed141
13Birth of the Liberal Creed (Continued): Class Interest and Social Change158
14Market and Man171
15Market and Nature187
16Market and Productive Organization201
17Self-Regulation Impaired210
18Disruptive Strains218
Pt. 3Transformation in Progress
19Popular Government and Market Economy231
20History in the Gear of Social Change245
21Freedom in a Complex Society257
Balance of Power as Policy, Historical Law, Principle, and System269
Hundred Years' Peace273
The Snapping of the Golden Thread274
Swings of the Pendulum after World War I275
Finance and Peace275
Selected References to "Societies and Economic Systems"276
Selected References to "Evolution of the Market Pattern"280
The Literature of Speenhamland285
Poor Law and the Organization of Labor288
Speenhamland and Vienna298
Why Not Whitbread's Bill?299
Disraeli's "Two Nations" and the Problem of Colored Races300
Index305

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The Great Transformation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
NYCTeacherBB More than 1 year ago
Polanyi's book is a fascinating exploration of the market assumptions which still underlie much economic thought in our day. That Austrian School and Neo-Liberal/Classical economists have such vitriolic contempt for this work evidences its radical reinterpretation of free-market origins. A crucial piece for anyone who wishes to better understand the social and ideological genesis of our age.
jka10824 More than 1 year ago
Whether you're into economics, sociology, history or politics, this is a classic you will not want to miss. It's probably the single most intriguing book I have read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This epic work has transformed the way we look at classical economic and political history. The father of the "Markets as a Creation" model and the "Ficticious Commoidification" theories, create new understandings of comparative political-economic theory. "The Great Transformation" is a timeless peice, allowing us to see capitalism, human motivation, and society in new light.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago