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The Essential Hirschman
     

The Essential Hirschman

by Albert O. Hirschman
 

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"A survivor of Nazi Germany, Albert Hirschman was an essential thinker—one of the very few best of the twentieth century. Wise, delightful, and full of life, he was incapable of writing a dull page. He knew what made people tick, and he knew what made societies work. This book glistens with insights, surprises, and paradoxes. Each chapter is a

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"A survivor of Nazi Germany, Albert Hirschman was an essential thinker—one of the very few best of the twentieth century. Wise, delightful, and full of life, he was incapable of writing a dull page. He knew what made people tick, and he knew what made societies work. This book glistens with insights, surprises, and paradoxes. Each chapter is a gem."—Cass R. Sunstein, coauthor of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

"Albert O. Hirschman's work should be rediscovered and studied by every new generation of social scientists for a long time to come."—Claus Offe, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

"An excellent selection of essays including all of Hirschman's finest pieces."—Dani Rodrik, author of The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy

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"Adelman . . . has done an excellent job of bringing together articles that express Hirschman's skepticism, as well as brilliant observation, often consisting of brilliant juxtapositions of unlikely sources. . . . [T]hose who do sink their teeth into this work will be highly rewarded."Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691159904
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/13/2013
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Albert O. Hirschman (1915-2012) was one of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century, renowned for his contributions to economics, the social sciences, and the history of ideas. Jeremy Adelman is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Princeton University. His books include Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman (Princeton).

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