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The Nature of Money
     

The Nature of Money

by Geoffrey Ingham
 

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In this important new book, Geoffrey Ingham draws on neglected traditions in the social sciences to develop a theory of the ‘social relation’ of money.
  • Genuinely multidisciplinary approach, based on a thorough knowledge of theories of money in the social sciences
  • An original development of the neglected heterodox theories of

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In this important new book, Geoffrey Ingham draws on neglected traditions in the social sciences to develop a theory of the ‘social relation’ of money.

  • Genuinely multidisciplinary approach, based on a thorough knowledge of theories of money in the social sciences
  • An original development of the neglected heterodox theories of money
  • New histories of the origins and development of forms of money and their social relations of production in different monetary systems
  • A radical interpretation of capitalism as a particular type of monetary system and the first sociological outline of the institutional structure of the social production of capitalist money
  • A radical critique of recent writing on global e-money, the so-called ‘end of money’, and new monetary spaces such as the euro.

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"This excellent book reveals a sounder grasp of credit-money than many contemporary heterodox economists and almost all orthodox monetarist economists."
OpenDemocracy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745638034
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
598 KB

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"This excellent book reveals a sounder grasp of credit-money than many contemporary heterodox economists and almost all orthodox monetarist economists."
OpenDemocracy

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Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge

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