Choice Welfare and Measurement

Author: Amartya Kumar Sen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674127781
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

Choice, Welfare and Measurement contains many of Amartya Sen's most important contributions to economic analysis and methods, including papers on individual and social choice, preference and rationality, and aggregation and economic measurement. A substantial introductory essay interrelates his diverse concerns, and also analyzes discussions generated by the original papers, focusing on the underlying issues.

Nueva econom a del bienestar

Author: Amartya K. Sen
Publisher: Universitat de València
ISBN: 8437023173
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics

Esta obra contribuye al homenaje que la Universitat de València rindió al profesor Amartya Kumar Sen con motivo de su investidura como Doctor Honoris Causa. La cuidada selección de artículos preparada por el profesor Casas Pardo, precedida de un estudio introductorio sobre su obra, recoge las aportaciones más importantes, originales y creativas del Dr. Sen a la economía, la ética y al pensamiento social en general.

Contemporary Meanings of John R Commons s Institutional Economics

Author: Hiroyuki Uni
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811032028
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is the first to reinterpret John R. Commons's Institutional Economics with a newly discovered manuscript written in 1927 in order to find its contemporary meanings in economic theories. Commons aimed to establish institutional economics to understand capitalism in the USA of that time, when people’s collective actions were gaining importance with the emergence of powerful labor unions, oligopolistic corporations, and national judicial systems. Setting three types of transactions as his central concepts for analysis, Commons described dynamics of capitalism as multiple and cumulative causal processes of transactions, through which the final goal should be achievements of a "reasonable value". He also believed that the reasonable value could be achieved by the evolution of institutions. There is no doubt that Commons's ideas proposed in Institutional Economics such as transactions and collective actions greatly inspired later economists; however, few studies have contributed to comprehensive understanding of the origin of his masterpiece. To what extent and in what sense had Commons rejected or accepted previous classical economics or marginalism for constituting his original institutional economics? What are the meanings and limitations that reasonable value may have for contemporary political economy? Institutional Economics as attempts to resolve deep economic problems at that time. Commons's efforts create important implications for us, those who are living in an era after the global financial crisis and confronting various challenges to political economy.

Beyond Domination International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 23

Author: Patricia White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135170059
Release Date: 2010-02-25
Genre: Education

The book proposes curbing the power of teachers, including headteachers, stripping parents of their rights, and making political education the keystone of education. It considers what kind of educational strategies would be appropriate to help move a society like our own towards greater democracy, in the light of a co-ordinated set of proposals about the democratic organization of political decision-making, and the development of democratic attitudes, notably fraternity.

The Labour Theory of Value

Author: Peter C. Dooley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134335275
Release Date: 2005-05-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Exploring the origins and development of the labour theory of value, Peter Dooley examines its emergence from the natural law philosopher of the sixteenth and seventeenth century and its domination of the classical school of economics. This book will prove to be essential reading for all students of the history of economics.

Theory and Method of Evolutionary Political Economy

Author: Hardy Hanappi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315470191
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Business & Economics

The world is in turmoil, the dynamics of political economy seem to have entered a phase where a ‘return to normal’ cannot be expected. Since the financial crisis, conventional economic theory has proven itself to be rather helpless and political decision makers have become suspicious about this type of economic consultancy. This book offers a different approach. It promises to describe political and economic dynamics as interwoven as they are in real life and it adds to that an evolutionary perspective. The latter allows for a long-run view, which makes it possible to discuss the emergence and exit of social institutions. The essays in this volume explore the theoretical and methodological aspects of evolutionary political economy. In part one, the authors consider the foundational contributions of some of the great economists of the past, while the second part demonstrates the benefits of adopting the methods of computer simulation and agent-based modelling. Together, the contributions to this volume demonstrate the richness, diversity and great explanatory potential of evolutionary political economy. This volume is extremely useful for social scientists in the fields of economics, politics, and sociology who are interested to learn what evolutionary political economy is, how it proceeds and what it can provide.

The Sociology and Politics of Development

Author: Baidya Nath Varma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136855672
Release Date: 2010-11-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Originally published in 1980, this work answers the crucial question of how social change should be guided in the developing countries. Professor Varma begins by posing the problems of the general scope of modernization and the general criteria used in the modernization process. He examines carefully some of the models that have been used for this purpose in the past, providing extensive summaries of the views on modernization of theorists in various social science disciplines, including sociology, politics, economics, and anthropology, and stresses the importance of these views in guiding policy decisions. The book concludes with a comparison of the development processes of the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan and India.

Essays on Ethics and Method

Author: Henry Sidgwick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198250227
Release Date: 2000-12-21
Genre: Philosophy

This is a selection of the shorter writings of the 19th-century moral philosopher Henry Sidgwick. Sidgwick's monumental work "The Methods of Ethics" is a classic of philosophy. These essays develop further Sidgwick's ethical ideas, respond to criticism of the "Methods", and discuss rival theories. Other aspects of Sidgwick's thought are also illuminated, in particular his interests in method, verification, and proof. The essays show Sidgwick to be a forerunner of 20th-century analytical philosophy: they illustrate his emphasis on common sense and ordinary language, and exemplify not only his care, clarity, and precision, but also the wit and humour that are not prominent in his longer works. Marcus Singer provides an editorial introduction to Sidgwick and his intellectual context.

Social System

Author: Talcott Parsons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134927753
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Political Science

First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Causation and Functionalism in Sociology

Author: Wsevolod W. Isajiw
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415175003
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Social Science

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.