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Economics as ideology : Keynes, Laski, Hayek, and the creation of contemporary politics

Author: Kenneth R Hoover
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003.
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This volume explores the lives and thought of three powerful theorists who shaped the foundations of the centre, left and right of the political spectrum in the 20th century. Hoover examines how each  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Hoover, Kenneth R., 1940-
Economics as ideology.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2003
(OCoLC)606990937
Named Person: John Maynard Keynes; Harold Joseph Laski; Friedrich A von Hayek; Friedrich A ((von)) Hayek; John Maynard Keynes; Harold Joseph Laski; Friedrich A von Hayek; John Maynard Keynes; Harold Joseph Laski
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Hoover
ISBN: 0742531120 9780742531123 0742531139 9780742531130
OCLC Number: 51818779
Description: xv, 329 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Of identity, ideas and ideologies. From ideas to ideologies : of contestation and resolution. Identity relations : a developmental perspective --
The pre-war world : seeds of struggle. Keynes : the prodigy of political economy. Laski : of families and rebellion. Hayek : the patrimony of a botanist --
World War I : unresolved conflicts. Keynes : communal experiments and Dystopian realities. Laski : the radical in the establishment. Hayek : of government lies and economic truths --
The twenties : government and the market in combat. Keynes : of gold, unemployment, and the liberal way. Laski : the fall of capitalism and the rise of the radical. Hayek : monetarism and the taming of governments --
The thirties : duel of allegiances. Keynes : arenas of confrontation. Laski : the moderate militant. Hayek : the foundations of dissent --
World War II : destruction and deliverance. Keynes : saving England. Laski : world war and class war. Hayek : rejoinder to revolution --
The post-war world : denouement. Keynes : creating the post-war world. Laski : victory and defeat. Hayek : departure and renewal --
The second half century : from ideas to ideologies. Keynes : the fall and rise of the centre. Laski : the legacy of class power. Hayek : redeeming capitalism --
Developmental turning points and the formation of ideology. Keynes : mentality and sentimentality. Laski : rebellion writ large. Hayek : de-contesting the market --
The oppositional bind of ideology. Laski : misunderstanding the economy. Hayek : governance diminished. Keynes : of rationality and policy-making. Identity, ideology, and politics. Laski : the rise and fall of class consciousness. Keynes : the mediation of fortuna. Hayek : withdrawal and regeneration. Identity, government, and the market. Politics and developmental freedom.
Responsibility: Kenneth R. Hoover.

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