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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING

Volume I: Economic Organization and Production

Edited by Ingrid H. Rima
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jan 1993
Dimensions: w 234mm h 156mm
Weight: 380g
ISBN-10: 1852786388
ISBN-13: 9781852786380
Barcode No: 9781852786380
Synopsis
The Political Economy of Global Restructuring argues that the study of political economy, and the classical perspective it offers, will become increasingly relevant as we approach the 21st century. The dramatic events in Eastern Europe, the resurgence of an invigorated market capitalism and the prospect of integrated trading and financial communities are challenging the orientation towards positivism and model-building which dominates mainstream economics. Economic Organization and Production, the first volume of The Political Economy of Global Restructuring, views the transition towards privatization and market driven economies in Central and Eastern Europe as the first opportunity for rethinking and reshaping economic science since Keynes wrote the General Theory. Taking their lead from Adam Smith's perception of the prerequisites for an ideally functioning market system, both the papers and the editorial introduction to this volume suggest that the newly privatized economies should employ instrumental analysis to ensure `a plentiful revenue or subsistence for the people'.

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`Most of these papers can be recommended to enlighten and enliven students and the discussion of professional economists.' -- Jan Toporowski, The Economic Journal