The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Karl Polanyi
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2001-03-28
ISBN: 9780807056431
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Karl Polanyi,Polányi Károly
Publsiher: Beacon Press (MA)
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A distinguished economic historian discusses the causes of the collapse of nineteenth-century civilization

Market and Society

Market and Society
Author: Chris Hann,Keith Hart
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2011-06-30
ISBN: 9780521295086
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Market and Society Book Excerpt:

Karl Polanyi's 1944 book, The Great Transformation, offered a radical critique of how the market system has affected society and humanity since the industrial revolution. This 2009 volume brings together contributions from distinguished scholars in economic anthropology, sociology and political economy to consider Polanyi's theories in the light of circumstances today, when the relationship between market and society has again become a focus of intense political and scientific debate. It demonstrates the relevance of Polanyi's ideas to various theoretical traditions in the social sciences and provides perspectives on topics such as money, risk, work and the family. The case studies present materials from around the world, including Britain, China, India, Jamaica and Nigeria. Like Polanyi's original work, the critical engagement of these essays will be of interest to a wide readership.

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism
Author: Sébastien Lechevalier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2014-02-05
ISBN: 1317974956
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the 1980s the performance of Japan’s economy was an international success story, and led many economists to suggest that the 1990s would be a Japanese decade. Today, however, the dominant view is that Japan is inescapably on a downward slope. Rather than focusing on the evolution of the performance of Japanese capitalism, this book reflects on the changes that it has experienced over the past 30 years, and presents a comprehensive analysis of the great transformation of Japanese capitalism from the heights of the 1980s, through the lost decades of the 1990s, and well into the 21st century. This book posits an alternative analysis of the Japanese economic trajectory since the early 1980s, and argues that whereas policies inspired by neo-liberalism have been presented as a solution to the Japanese crisis, these policies have in fact been one of the causes of the problems that Japan has faced over the past 30 years. Crucially, this book seeks to understand the institutional and organisational changes that have characterised Japanese capitalism since the 1980s, and to highlight in comparative perspective, with reference to the ‘neo-liberal moment’, the nature of the transformation of Japanese capitalism. Indeed, the arguments presented in this book go well beyond Japan itself, and examine the diversity of capitalism, notably in continental Europe, which has experienced problems that in many ways are also comparable to those of Japan. The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism will appeal to students and scholars of both Japanese politics and economics, as well as those interested in comparative political economy.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 0857895192
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The centuries between 800 and 300 BC saw an explosion of new religious concepts. Their emergence is second only to man's harnessing of fire in fundamentally transforming our understanding of what it is to be human. But why did Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, Jeremiah, Lao Tzu and others all emerge in this five-hundred-year span? And why do they have such similar ideas about humanity?In The Great Transformation, Karen Armstrong examines this phenomenal period and the connections between this disparate group of philosophers, mystics and theologians.

Summary of Karl Polanyi s The Great Transformation

Summary of Karl Polanyi s The Great Transformation
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2022-04-04T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669379078
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The key to the institutional system of the nineteenth century was the laws governing market economy. The idea of a self-adjusting market implied a stark utopia, and it was impossible for such an institution to exist for any length of time without destroying the human and natural substance of society. #2 The book explores the cause of the cataclysm, which was the collapse of the international system. The balance-of-power system could not ensure peace once the world economy had failed. The origins of this system lie in the social and technological upheaval from which the idea of a self-regulating market system sprang in Western Europe. #3 The triumph of pragmatic pacifism was not the result of an absence of grave causes for conflict. Throughout the first part of the century, civil wars, revolutionary and antirevolutionary interventions, were the order of the day. #4 The balance of power, which was traditionally used to maintain independence among states, was instead used to maintain peace between them. The action of the same principle safeguarded for over two hundred years the sovereignty of the states forming Europe at the time of the Treaty of Münster and Westphalia in 1648.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2006-03-28
ISBN: 030726470X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From Karen Armstrong, the bestselling author of A History of God and The Spiral Staircase, comes this extraordinary investigation of a critical moment in the evolution of religious thought. In the ninth century BCE, events in four regions of the civilized world led to the rise of religious traditions that have endured to the present day—development of Confucianism and Daoism in China, Hinduism and Buddhism in India, monotheism in Israel, and philosophical rationalism in Greece. Armstrong, one of our most prominent religious scholars, examines how these traditions began in response to the violence of their time. Studying figures as diverse as the Buddha and Socrates, Confucius and Jeremiah, Armstrong reveals how these still enduring philosophies can help address our contemporary problems.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Judith Bessant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN: 1317286294
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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While AI, robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the ‘great transformation’ uses history and evolutionary theory to highlight the momentous shift in human consciousness taking place. Only by learning from recent crises and rejecting technological determinism will governments and communities re-design social arrangements that ensure we all benefit from the new and emerging technologies. The book documents the transformations underway in financial markets, entertainment, medicine, affecting all aspects of work and social life. It draws on historical sociology and co-evolutionary theory arguing that the radical evolution of human consciousness and social life now underway is comparable to, if not greater than the agrarian revolution (10,000 BCE), the explosion of science, philosophy and religion in the Axial age (600 BCE), and the recent industrial revolution. Turning to recent major socio-economic crisis, and asking what can be learnt from them, the answer is we cannot afford this time around to repeat the failures of elites and theoretical systems like economics to attend appropriately to radical change. We need to think beyond the constraints of determinist and reductionist explanations and embrace the idea of deep freedom. This book will appeal to educators, social scientists, policy-makers, business leaders and students. It concludes with social design principles that can inform deliberative processes and new social arrangements that ensure everyone benefits from the affordances of the new and emerging technologies.

Karl Polanyi s Great Transformation and Development Politics

Karl Polanyi s  Great Transformation  and Development Politics
Author: Moritz Deutschmann
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2006-11-06
ISBN: 3638565769
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Essay from the year 2006 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: 1,3 (A- in the American system), University of California, Berkeley (Department of Political Science), course: Course in development politics (Prof. Kiren Chaudhry), 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Attempts to understand the transformation processes in the developing world have often led to a closer examination of Europe′s and America′s own history, as many theories of development suggest a specific interpretation of these histories: Modernization theorists, for example, see Europe′s and America′s history mainly as a straightforward progression towards welfare and democracy, eclipsing the aspects that do not fit into this picture, like the World Wars or the American Civil War. Therefore, although Karl Polanyi′s "The Great Transformation" treats mainly historical events in Europe, it can at the same time be an important contribution to our understanding of the economic and social transformations in the developing world. In this essay, I will first try to make clear, what assumptions underlie Polanyi′s argument and what he means by the notion of "market society". I will proceed in three steps: first, I will explore the different roles that the economy, according to Polanyi, plays in capitalist and pre-capitalist societies; I will look then at the historical processes that led to the rise of a "market society". Finally, I will discuss the political reactions to these processes which can be characterized, in Polanyi′s view, by a "double movement". As Polanyi is one of the most important critics of economic liberalism, it is helpful to compare his account of the "Great Transformation" to a second, even more influential anti-liberal perspective, Marxism. Apart from some similarities, the fundamental difference seems to be that Polanyi does not give a positive account of modernization. This leads to the question, how Polanyi′s theories can improve our understanding of development today. I will mainly argue that although Polanyi gives an impressive account of the limits of a market economy, his treatment of politics is much too loose to be convincing.

The Role of the Individual in the Great Transformation Toward Sustainability

The Role of the Individual in the Great Transformation Toward Sustainability
Author: Sonja Maria Geiger,Sebastian Bamberg,Daniel Fischer
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-13
ISBN: 2889712915
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Great Transformations

Great Transformations
Author: Mark Blyth,Professor of Political Science Mark Blyth,Blyth Mark
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2002-09-16
ISBN: 9780521010528
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Transformations Book Excerpt:

This book picks up where Karl Polanyi's study of economic and political change left off. Building upon Polanyi's conception of the double movement, Blyth analyzes the two periods of deep seated institutional change that characterized the twentieth century: the 1930s and the 1970s. Blyth views both sets of changes as part of the same dynamic. In the 1930s labor reacted against the exigencies of the market and demanded state action to mitigate the market's effects by 'embedding liberalism.' In the 1970s, those who benefited least from such 'embedding' institutions, namely business, reacted against these constraints and sought to overturn that institutional order. Blyth demonstrates the critical role economic ideas played in making institutional change possible. Great Transformations rethinks the relationship between uncertainty, ideas, and interests, achieving profound new insights on how, and under what conditions, institutional change takes place.

Karl Polanyi in Vienna

Karl Polanyi in Vienna
Author: Kari Levitt,Kenneth McRobbie
Publsiher: Black Rose Books Limited
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Karl Polanyi's belief that the greatest threat to freedom was a poorly administered economy led him to an economics that was more existential and human-centered. Part I of this book develops Polanyi's thinking for its significance today through a selection of papers on re-reading his major work entitled The Great Transformation. Part II looks at the life and work of Ilona Duczynska (Polanyi's wife), political activist, writer and translator and important influence over Karl and his work. Kenneth McRobbie, a poet and historian who teaches at the University of British Columbia, is the editor of Humanity, Society and Commitment. Kari Polanyi Levitt, emeritus professor at McGill University, is the editor of The Life and Work of Karl Polanyi.

Market and Society

Market and Society
Author: Chris Hann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780511538971
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Approaching Great Transformation

The Approaching Great Transformation
Author: Joel Magnuson
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN: 1609804805
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"A brave book by a smart person with a masterful command of economic theory."—Publisher's Weekly How should we act and think economically in the world as the era of cheap oil comes to an end? The Approaching Great Transformation begins to answer this massive question, focusing on the people and communities already at work on the transition: energy descent pioneers in the UK and the US educating their communities about the road ahead, small enterprises defying traditional “profit” in favor of permanence and sustainability, and cities preparing for a post carbon future. Highlighting the work of thinkers like John Ruskin and E. F. Schumacher, Magnuson here builds on his previous book, Mindful Economics.

The Political Economy of China s Great Transformation

The Political Economy of China s Great Transformation
Author: Xingyuan Feng,Christer Ljungwall,Sujian Guo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 1315530368
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Political Economy of China’s Great Transformation consists of three parts: first, covering the current political transformation, providing a general political background for the socio-economic, fiscal and urban and rural transformation. The book analyses the economic transformation and addresses the shortcomings of existing interpretations of the "Chinese Miracle" and develops a new multi-dimensional framework. In addition, it shows how the private sector has been developing and what a major role it is playing in pushing forward the overall economic development. The book also focuses on the analysis of China’s fiscal transformation. With the set of refined principles of fiscal federalism that the author has developed, it examines the problems of Chinese fiscal federalism in contrast to them. It further elaborates on topics such as the local government debt and explains why further reforms are necessary, making this book a very comprehensive read to understand China’s progress.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Polányi Károly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Karl Polanyi

Karl Polanyi
Author: Gareth Dale
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-06-21
ISBN: 9780745640723
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Karl Polanyi's The Great Transformation is generally acclaimed as being among the most influential works of economic history in the twentieth century, and remains as vital in the current historical conjuncture as it was in his own. In its critique of nineteenth-century "market fundamentalism" it reads as a warning to our own neoliberal age, and is widely touted as a prophetic guidebook for those who aspire to understand the causes and dynamics of global economic turbulence at the end of the 2000s. Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market is the first comprehensive introduction to Polanyi's ideas and legacy. It assesses not only the texts for which he is famous – prepared during his spells in American academia – but also his journalistic articles written in his first exile in Vienna, and lectures and pamphlets from his second exile, in Britain. It provides a detailed critical analysis of The Great Transformation, but also surveys Polanyi’s seminal writings in economic anthropology, the economic history of ancient and archaic societies, and political and economic theory. Its primary source base includes interviews with Polanyi's daughter, Kari Polanyi-Levitt, as well as the entire compass of his own published and unpublished writings in English and German. This engaging and accessible introduction to Polanyi's thinking will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences, providing a refreshing perspective on the roots of our current economic crisis.

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author: Supersummary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2019-09-07
ISBN: 9781691567027
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Book Excerpt:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 119-page guide for "The Great Transformation" by Karl Polanyi includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 21 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Social Ramifications of Economic Policy and The Unifying Potential of the Market Economy.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9780578149783
Category: Christian life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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