Economics and Utopia: Why the Learning Economy is Not the End of History - Economics as Social Theory (Hardback)
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Economics and Utopia: Why the Learning Economy is Not the End of History - Economics as Social Theory (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 05/11/1998
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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall we have been told that no alternative to Western capitalism is possible or desirable. This book challenges this view with two arguments. First, the above premise ignores the enormous variety within capitalism itself. Second, there are enormous forces of transformation within contemporary capitalisms, associated with moves towards a more knowledge-intensive economy. These forces challenge the traditional bases of contract and employment, and could lead to a quite different socio-economic system. Without proposing a static blueprint, this book explores this possible scenario.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415075060
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a brilliant, very ambitious and sensible work. It is more a work of diagnosis and critique than of prescription and prognosis, but it does focus on key elements of any future economy: diversity, learning, the structure and culture of governance and the forms of participatory democracy.... The work further enhances the reputation of Hodgson as the leading institutionalist theorist of the present day, more important, it should stimulate further work by others."
-Warren Samuels, Michigan State University
"This book is exceedingly pertinent to current economic discourse. It is a most creative and persuasive contribution, adding important and new insights both in particular and in general, and exhibiting a superior level of professional scholarship, awareness and capacity."
-Marc Took, California State University, Sacramento

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