Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1 by Mark Blyth | 9780521010528 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Mark Blyth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521010527

ISBN-13: 9780521010528

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Arguing that economic ideas are crucial elements in the construction and transformation of political institutions, Blyth (political science, Johns Hopkins U.) examines how the 1930s and the 1970s both witnessed the power of economic ideas to fundamentally alter political dynamics, the first time in favor of labor and the second in favor of capital. His analysis is

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Arguing that economic ideas are crucial elements in the construction and transformation of political institutions, Blyth (political science, Johns Hopkins U.) examines how the 1930s and the 1970s both witnessed the power of economic ideas to fundamentally alter political dynamics, the first time in favor of labor and the second in favor of capital. His analysis is presented as a antidote to what he sees as the traditional tautologies that posit that people support policies based solely on their perceived common interests, whether in the real world those policies benefit them or not. Blyth's work owes a large intellectual debt to the work of Karl Polanyi, specifically his idea of "embedded liberalism," but he critiques Polanyi as having fallen prey to the myth of permanent change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521010528
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
415,372
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Part ITheory
1Karl Polanyi and Institutional Change3
2A Theory of Institutional Change17
Part IICases
3Building American Embedded Liberalism49
4Building Swedish Embedded Liberalism96
5Disembedding Liberalism: Ideas to Break a Bargain126
6Disembedding Liberalism in the United States152
7Disembedding Liberalism in Sweden202
Part IIIConclusions
8Conclusions251
Index277

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