Great Transformation The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time

ISBN-10: 080705643X

ISBN-13: 9780807056431

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Karl Polanyi

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One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century."-R. M. MacIver
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List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 3/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Note on the 2001 Edition
Author's Acknowledgments
The International System
The Hundred Years' Peacep. 3
Conservative Twenties, Revolutionary Thirtiesp. 21
Rise and Fall of Market Economy
"Habitation versus Improvement"p. 35
Societies and Economic Systemsp. 45
Evolution of the Market Patternp. 59
The Self-Regulating Market and the Fictitious Commodities: Labor, Land, and Moneyp. 71
Speenhamland, 1795p. 81
Antecedents and Consequencesp. 90
Pauperism and Utopiap. 108
Political Economy and the Discovery of Societyp. 116
Man, Nature, and Productive Organizationp. 136
Birth of the Liberal Creedp. 141
Birth of the Liberal Creed (Continued): Class Interest and Social Changep. 158
Market and Manp. 171
Market and Naturep. 187
Market and Productive Organizationp. 201
Self-Regulation Impairedp. 210
Disruptive Strainsp. 218
Transformation in Progress
Popular Government and Market Economyp. 231
History in the Gear of Social Changep. 245
Freedom in a Complex Societyp. 257
Balance of Power as Policy, Historical Law, Principle, and Systemp. 269
Hundred Years' Peacep. 273
The Snapping of the Golden Threadp. 274
Swings of the Pendulum after World War Ip. 275
Finance and Peacep. 275
Selected References to "Societies and Economic Systems"p. 276
Selected References to "Evolution of the Market Pattern"p. 280
The Literature of Speenhamlandp. 285
Poor Law and the Organization of Laborp. 288
Speenhamland and Viennap. 298
Why Not Whitbread's Bill?p. 299
Disraeli's "Two Nations" and the Problem of Colored Racesp. 300
Indexp. 305
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