Ideas in Context: Strategies of Economic Order: German Economic Discourse, 1750-1950 Series Number 33 (Hardback)Keith Tribe (author), Quentin Skinner (series editor), Lorraine Daston (series editor), Dorothy Ross (series editor), James Tully (series editor)
Hardback 300 Pages / Published: 02/02/1995
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This book provides an overview of two hundred years of German economic thought, from the Staatswissenschaften of the eighteenth century to National Socialism and the Social Market. Whereas classical economics, from Smith through Ricardo to Marx and Mill, emphasised value, distribution and production, German economic thought had a long-running tradition of human need and the varying conditions for order. These ideas are brought together by a conception of rational action and, therefore, a rationalistic appraisal of welfare and order. By taking this perspective, the usual contrast of market and planning approaches to economic organisation is subsumed by an approach which focuses on the construction of order in economic processes. This book highlights the continuity of this practical approach of German economists through the two centuries under consideration - from the Cameralists to the Ordoliberals.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
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