The economic basis of politics [NOOK Book]

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Economic interpretations of history are irrevocably identified with the name of Charles A. Beard. This is mainly due to his early book An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913). Yet, in Beard's later work, The Economic Basis of Politics (1922), he articulates the main principles of his method and argues for its applicability to the understanding of current events. In this brief survey of Western political philosophy and contemporary constitutional arrangements, Beard concludes ...
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The economic basis of politics

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Overview

Economic interpretations of history are irrevocably identified with the name of Charles A. Beard. This is mainly due to his early book An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913). Yet, in Beard's later work, The Economic Basis of Politics (1922), he articulates the main principles of his method and argues for its applicability to the understanding of current events. In this brief survey of Western political philosophy and contemporary constitutional arrangements, Beard concludes that it is well established doctrine that "there is a vital relation between the forms of a state and the distribution of property, revolutions in the state being usually the results of contests over property."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940018491750
  • Publisher: New York, A. A. Knopf
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1923 volume
  • File size: 114 KB

Table of Contents

Editor's Note to the Transaction Edition
Introduction to the Transaction Edition 1
Prefatory Note [1922] 23
Author's Preface to New Edition [1934] 25
Prefatory Note [1935] 29
Preface to the 1945 Edition 31
1 The Doctrines of the Philosophers 33
2 Economic Groups and the Structure of the State 51
3 The Doctrine of Political Equality 63
4 The Contradiction and the Outcome 73
5 Economics and Politics in Our Revolutionary Age 79
Notes 107
Index 111
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