Assisting the Invisible Hand: Contested Relations Between Market, State and Civil Society

Assisting the Invisible Hand: Contested Relations Between Market, State and Civil Society

by W. Dubbink

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ISBN-13: 9781402014444
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/30/2003
Series: Issues in Business Ethics , #18
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; L.W. Nauta. Acknowledgements.

1: Introduction. 1.1. Public responsibility in the market. 1.2. Sustainability as an exemplary problem. 1.3. Liberal democracy as context. 1.4. Looking back and looking ahead.

2: Economic Theory: The Market As Problem And Solution. 2.1. Market forces and yet more market forces. 2.2. Market description I: the non-mainstream approach. 2.3. Market description II: neoclassical market concepts. 2.4. The neoclassical diagnosis and therapy. 2.5. Economic mental models from laissez faire to Pigou. 2.6. The mental model of present-day neoclassical environmental theory. 2.7. Looking back and looking ahead.

3: Administrative Theory: From Overload To Taking Responsibility. 3.1. The administrative programme. 3.2. The indirect responsibility model. 3.3. Rival tendencies. 3.4. The indirect responsibility model criticized. 3.5. An administrative therapy. 3.6. An evaluation of administrative theory. 3.7. Looking back and looking ahead.

4: Political Philosophy: Salvation By Civil Society? 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Farewell to environmental philosophy. 4.3. A present-day interpretation of civil society. 4.4. Civil society and present-day society. 4.5. An evaluation of civil society theory. 4.6. Looking back and looking ahead.

5: State, Market And Civil Society In A New Configuration. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. The link between state and civil society. 5.3. The link between state and market. 5.4. The link between civil society and the market. 5.5. Looking back. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

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