Political Economy: A Comparative Approach / Edition 2

Political Economy: A Comparative Approach / Edition 2

by Barry Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275963705

ISBN-13: 9780275963705

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In this revised edition of the widely used and comprehensive overview of political/economic thought, political theory, sociology, and philosophy are integrated with economic analysis. Clark offers an introduction to the method and history of political economy, along with comparative studies of classical liberalism, radicalism, conservatism, and modern liberalism.

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In this revised edition of the widely used and comprehensive overview of political/economic thought, political theory, sociology, and philosophy are integrated with economic analysis. Clark offers an introduction to the method and history of political economy, along with comparative studies of classical liberalism, radicalism, conservatism, and modern liberalism. Various issues such as the role of government, inflation and unemployment, poverty and inequality, and education, culture, and gender, are given a comparative analysis from the perspectives of the four major economic ideologies, and contemporary debates are traced back to their origins in the European industrialization process.

Political economy offers a more comprehensive view of social interactions and the human condition than is available through the separate and specialized social sciences. In this revised edition of the widely used and comprehensive overview of political/economic thought, political theory, sociology, and philosophy are integrated with economic analysis. Clark offers an introduction to the method and history of political economy, along with comparative studies of classical liberalism, radicalism, conservatism, and modern liberalism. Various issues such as the role of government, inflation and unemployment, poverty and inequality, and education, culture, and gender, are given a comparative analysis from the perspectives of the four major economic ideologies, and contemporary debates are traced back to their origins in the European industrialization process. The book reveals the underlying value judgements and ideological commitments that fuel the debates over public policy.

Recognizing the absence of any consensus regarding the meaning of political economy, Clark begins his work with an introduction to the alternative meanings and historical evolution of the field. This is followed by chapters describing the four comparative approaches, and offering detailed analyses of the thinkers and perspectives that make them up. The rest of the text is devoted to major issues of modern political economy, including a new chapter on science and ideology. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date, this is the ideal text for any course on Political Economy, History of Economic Thought, or Political Theory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275963705
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Political Economy: An Overview

Politics, Economics, and Political Economy

The History of Political Economy

Contending Perspectives in Political Economy

The Classical Liberal Perspective

The Radical Perspective

The Conservative Perspective

The Modern Liberal Perspective

Contemporary Issues in Political Economy

Government and the Market

Inflation and Unemployment

Poverty and Inequality

Labor and Industry

Minorities and Discrimination

The Political Economy of Gender

Education and Culture

Pollution and the Environment

International Trade and Development

Science, Ideology, and Political Economy

Bibliography

Index

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