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Winch, Donald

Works: 72 works in 291 publications in 4 languages and 6,213 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, win
Classifications: HB861, 301.32
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Adam Smith's politics : an essay in historiographic revision by Donald Winch( Book )
28 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 814 libraries worldwide
For most of the two hundred years or so that have passed since the publication of the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith's writings on political and economic questions have been viewed within a liberal capitalist perspective of nineteenth- and twentieth- century provenance. This essay in interpretation seeks to provide a more historical reading of certain political themes which recur in Smith's writings by bringing eighteenth-century perspectives to bear on the problem. Contrary to the view that sees Smith's work as marking the point at which 'politics' was being eclipsed by 'economics', it claims that Smith has a 'politics' which goes beyond certain political attitudes connected with the role of the state in economic affairs. It argues that he employs a consistent mode of political analysis which cannot be encompassed within the standard liberal capitalist categories, but can be understood by reference to the language and qualities of contemporary political debate, and of the eighteenth-century science of politics cultivated by Montesquieu and, above all, Hume, particularly as revealed by recent scholarship. A concluding chapter draws the various strands of the interpretation together to form a portrait of what Smith might legitimately be said to have been doing when he wrote on these matters
Religious thought and economic society : four chapters of an unfinished work by Jacob Viner( Book )
10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
That noble science of politics : a study in nineteenth-century intellectual history by Stefan Collini( Book )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 625 libraries worldwide
"In this unusual and important work, three well-known historians of ideas examine the diverse forms taken in nineteenth-century Britain by the aspiration to develop what was then known as a 'science of politics'. This aspiration encompassed a more extensive and ambitious range of concerns than is implied by the modern term 'political science': in fact, as this book demonstrates, it remained the overarching category under which many nineteenth-century thinkers grouped their attempts to achieve systematic understanding of man's common life. As a result of both the over-concentration on closed abstract systems of thought and the intrusion of concerns which pervade much writing in the history of political theory and of the social sciences, these attempts have since been neglected or misrepresented. By deliberately avoiding such approaches, this book restores the subject to its centrality in the intellectual life and political culture of nineteenth-century Britain"--Publisher description
Riches and poverty : an intellectual history of political economy in Britain, 1750-1834 by Donald Winch( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Selected economic writings by James Mill( Book )
21 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 libraries worldwide
An essay on the principle of population : text, sources and background, criticism by T. R Malthus( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
"While millions face hunger, malnutrition, and starvation, the world's population is increasing by over 225,000 people per day, 80 million per year. In many countries, supplies of food and water are inadequate to support this many people, so the world falls deeper and deeper into what economists call the "Malthusian trap," named for the writer whose work, more than any other, brought attention to the population dilemma. Thomas Robert Malthus first published An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798, and it quickly became the focal point of controversies which continue today. Simply put, it stated that human population increased at a geometric rate, while agricultural production could, at best, increase only arithmetically, thus resulting in shortages of food. While this idea was neither entirely new nor wholly indisputable, Malthus' clear and forceful statement sounded an alarm. Today, many nations and individuals are making efforts to curb runaway population growth, but for much of the world, the problem remains unsolved." "This new edition of the classic work contains the text of the original 1798 essay, along with later revisions made by the author. Background and source materials include excerpts from works by such writers as David Hume, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx. Contemporary commentary ranges widely through many schools of thought, from Lester R. Brown, Paul and Anne Ehrlich, and Garret Hardin to Julian Simon and Pope Paul VI. The evolution of Malthus' idea and its validity through the years are traced in Philip Appleman's comprehensive introduction."--Jacket
The Economic Advisory Council, 1930-1939 : a study in economic advice during depression and recovery by Susan Howson( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 390 libraries worldwide
The experience of the Economic Advisory Council provides the relevant policy background to the Keynesian revolution in economic theory, and to the adoption of the principles of economic management in Britain during the Second World War. This study of this pioneering advisory institution against the inter-war setting of depression, financial crisis and recovery is based on government records, supplemented by other contemporary sources. The book deals with the political and economic origins of the E.A.C. in the post-1918 decade; the role of the Council and its committees of inquiry as the world slump began to make an impact on an already depressed British economy; and the part played by individual economic advisers in the dramatic events which led to the fall of the second Labour Government and Britain's departure from the gold standard in 1931. Throughout the nineteenthirties the work of the Council was carried on by the Committee on Economic Information, which helped to provide the National Government with solutions to the complex and novel problems of a post-gold standard world. In addition to assessing the significance of the E.A.C. experiment, the book reprints a number of reports and gives a guide to the relevant documents in the public archives
Principles of political economy: with some of their applications to social philosophy. Books IV & V by John Stuart Mill( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Vindiciae Gallicae and other writings on the French Revolution by James Mackintosh( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 libraries worldwide
"Vindiciae Gallicae and Other Writings on the French Revolution presents the first modern and fully annotated edition of James Mackintosh's most famous work, Vindiciae Gallicae, together with related writings on the French Revolution. The writings span the years 1791 to 1815 and trace the transformation of Mackintosh's thinking on the Revolution, beginning with his enthusiastic support of the cause, his later disillusionment with its violence and tyranny, and finally an increasing desire to distance himself from his earlier advocacy."--Jacket
The political economy of British historical experience, 1688-1914 ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
A Century of economics : 100 years of the Royal Economic Society and the Economic journal by John Denis Hey( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Wealth and life : essays on the intellectual history of political economy in Britain, 1848-1914 by Donald Winch( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Donald Winch completes the intellectual history of political economy begun in 'Riches and Poverty' (1996). A major theme addressed in both volumes is the 'bitter argument between economists and human beings' provoked by Britain's industrial revolution
Malthus by Donald Winch( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
With world population today edging over seven billion, and with projections for it to reach nine billion by mid-century, the ideas of eighteenth-century English cleric Thomas Malthus-and his grim prediction that war, plague, and famine are the inevitable response to overpopulation--loom ever larger on the horizon. But if Malthus is a familiar name to most educated people, few of us have read his famous and controversial work, Essay on the Principle of Population, and indeed few have but a sketchy notion of his ideas. In this Very Short Introduction, Donald Winch explains and clarifies Malthus's thought, assessing the profound influence he has had on modern economics. Concentrating on his writings, Winch sheds light on the context in which he wrote and why his work has remained controversial. Looking at Malthus's early life as well as the evolution of his theories from population to political economy, Winch considers why and how Malthus's writings have been so influential in the thought of later figures such as Charles Darwin and John Maynard Keynes
The emergence of economics as a science, 1750-1870 by Donald Winch( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Three great economists by D. D Raphael( Book )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Past Masters is a series of concise, lucid, authoritative introductions to the thought of leading intellectual figures of the past whose ideas still influence the way we think today. This text contains studies of 3 influential economic theorists
Economics and policy; a historical study by Donald Winch( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
La política, ciencia noble : un estudio de la historia intelectual en el siglo XIX by Stefan Collini( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 18 libraries worldwide
La politica di Adam Smith by Donald Winch( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The principles of political economy & taxation by David Ricardo( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
This landmark treatise of 1817 formulated the guiding principles behind the market economy. Author Ricardo, with Adam Smith, founded the classical system of political economy, a school of thought that dominated economic policies throughout the 19th century and figured prominently in the theories of John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx
James Mill : selected economic writings by James Mill( Book )
7 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Winch, D.
Winch, D. (Donald)
Winch, Donald
Winch, Donald Norman
윈치, 도널드
ウィンチ, D.
ウィンチ, ドナルド
ウィンチ, ドンルド
English (198)
Spanish (4)
Japanese (4)
Italian (2)
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