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The economy of esteem : an essay on civil and political society

Author: Geoffrey Brennan; Philip Pettit
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking book revisits the writings of classic theorists in an effort re-evaluate the importance and influence the psychology of esteem has on the economy. The authors explore ways the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Brennan; Philip Pettit
ISBN: 9780199246489 9780199289813 0199246483 0199289816
OCLC Number: 474993655
Notes: Originally published: 2004
Description: 339 s. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Rediscovering the Economy of Esteem ; PART I: TOWARDS AN ECONOMICS OF ESTEEM ; 1. The Nature and Attraction of Esteem ; 2. The Demand for Esteem ; 3. The Supply of Esteem ; 4. The Economy of Esteem ; PART II: WITHIN THE ECONOMICS OF ESTEEM ; 5. A Simple Equilibrium in Performance ; 6. A More Complex Equilibrium in Performance ; 7. Multiple Equilibria and Bootstrapping Performance ; 8. Publicity and Individual Responses ; 9. Publicity and Accepted Standards ; 10. Seeking and Shunning Publicity ; 11. Voluntary Association ; 12. Involuntary Association ; PART III: EXPLOITING THE ECONOMICS OF ESTEEM ; 13. The Intangible Hand in Profile ; 14. The Intangible Hand in Practice ; 15. Mobilising the Intangible Hand
Responsibility: Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit

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