The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time

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Beacon Press, Mar 28, 2001 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
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In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi 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.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD BY JOSEPH E STIGLITZ INTRODUCTION BY FRED BLOCK NOTE ON THE 2001 EDITION
AUTHOR S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The International System
The Hundred Years Peace
Conservative Twenties Revolutionary Thirties
Rise and Fall of Market Economy
Satanic Mill 3 Habitation versus Improvement
Societies and Economic Systems
Political Economy and the Discovery of Society
Man Natureand Productive Organization
Class Interest and Social Change 14 Market and
Market and Nature 16 Market andProductive Organization 17 SelfRegulation Impaired 18 Disruptive Strains
Popular Government and Market Economy
History in the Gear of Social Change
Freedom in a Complex
NOTES ON SOURCES

Labor Land and Money
Speenhamland 1795
Antecedents and Consequences
Pauperism and Utopia
Selected References toSocieties andEconomic Systems 7 Selected References to Evolution
Poor Law and theOrganization of Labor 10 Speenhamland and Vienna
Disraelis
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Karl Polanyi (1886-1964) is considered one of the twentieth century's most discerning economic historians. He left his position as senior editor of Vienna's leading financial and economic weekly in 1933, became a British citizen, taught adult extension programs for Oxford and London Universities, and held visiting chairs at Bennington College and Columbia University. He is co-author of Christianity and the Social Revolution; author of The Great Transformation; Trade and Market in Early Empires (with C. Arnsberg and H. Pearson) and posthumously, Dahomey and the Slave Trade (with A. Rotstein).

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