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Prelude to political economy : a study of the social and political foundations of economics

Author: Kaushik Basu; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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This volume aims to understand why some economies succeed and some fail, and why some communities prosper while others stagnate, so economics must be seen as embedded in politics and society. It is a study of this embeddedness.
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Basu, Kaushik.
Prelude to political economy.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00044601
(OCoLC)44153668
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kaushik Basu; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0198296711 9780198296713 9780191522741 0191522740
OCLC Number: 191827140
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PART I. PRELIMINARIES ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Games and Misdemeanors: Game Theory for the Uninitiated ; 3. Individual Rationality ; PART II. SOCIETY ; 4 ; PART III. THE STATE ; 5. Law and Economics ; 6. Power and Coercion ; 7. On Advising Government ; 8. The Concept of State ; PART IV. ETHICS AND JUDGMENT ; 9. Interpersonal Comparisons ; 10. Consequentialism and Rights ; PART V. CONCLUSION ; 11. Some Concluding Remarks ; Appendix. Notes on Methodology: Various and Sundry
Responsibility: kaushik Basu.
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