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The great transformation : the political and economic origins of our time

Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: Boston, MA : Beacon Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : English : 2nd Beacon paperback edView all editions and formats
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"In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polonyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory material reveals the renewed importance of Polanyi's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Polanyi
ISBN: 080705643X 9780807056431
OCLC Number: 44869073
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar & Rinehart, 1944 and reprinted in 1957 by Beacon in Boston.
Description: xli, 317 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The international system. The hundred years' peace ; Conservative twenties, revolutionary thirties --
Rise and fall of market economy. "Habitation versus improvement" ; Societies and economic systems ; Evolution of the market pattern ; The self-regulating market and the fictitious commodities: labor, land, and money ; Speenhamland, 1795 ; Antecedents and consequences ; Pauperism and utopia ; Political economy and the discovery of society ; Man, nature, and productive organization ; Birth of the liberal creed ; Birth of the liberal creed (continued): class interest and social change ; Market and man ; Market and nature ; Market and productive organization ; Self-regulation impaired ; Disruptive strains --
Transformation in progress. Popular government and market economy ; History in the gear of social change ; Freedom in a complex society --
Balance of power as policy, historical law, principle, and system --
Hundred years' peace --
The snapping of the golden thread --
Swings of the pendulum after World War I --
Finance and peace --
Selected references to "societies and economic systems" --
Selected references to "evolution of the market pattern" --
The literature of Speenhamland --
Poor law and the organization of labor --
Speenhamland and Vienna --
Why not Whitbread's bill? --
Disraeli's "two nations" and the problem of colored races.
Responsibility: Karl Polanyi ; foreword by Joseph E. Stiglitz ; introduction by Fred Block.
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"In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polonyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory material reveals the renewed importance of Polanyi's seminal analysis in an era of globalization and free trade."--Jacket.

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