Prelude to Political Economy: A Study of the Social and Political Foundations of Economics / Edition 1

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It is essential to view economics as embedded in politics and society. Prelude to Political Economy is a study of this embeddedness; it argues for an inclusive approach to institutions and the state.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199261857
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/10/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Economics and holds the C. Marks Chair at the Department of Economics, Cornell University. He has previously been Distinguished Visitor, London School of Economics (1993), Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, Princeton University (1989-91), Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1985-86) and Professor, Delhi School of Economics (1985-94). He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a recipient of the Mahalanobis Memorial Award for contributions to economics. In 1981-2 he was CORE fellow at CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. He has published extensively in the areas of development economics, game theory, social choice and welfare and industrial organization theory.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Preliminaries
1. Introduction
2. Games and Misdemeanors: Game Theory for the Uninitiated
3. Individual Rationality
Part II. Society
Part III. The State
5. Law and Economics
6. Power and Coercion
7. On Advising Government
8. The Concept of State
Part IV. Ethics and Judgment
9. Interpersonal Comparisons
10. Consequentialism and Rights
Part V. Conclusion
11. Some Concluding Remarks
Appendix. Notes on Methodology: Various and Sundry

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