An Enquiry into the Ideology and Reality of Market and Market System

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byJohn Lepper

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Why do markets exist? How are they maintained? What are market systems and how are they formed? This book addresses these fundamental questions and challenges the traditional view that markets and market systems are 'natural',asserting insteadthat they are ideologically coloured and of dubious scientific value.

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Why do markets exist? How are they maintained? What are market systems and how are they formed? This book addresses these fundamental questions and challenges the traditional view that markets and market systems are 'natural',asserting insteadthat they are ideologically coloured and of dubious scientific value.

JOHN LEPPERis Research Fellow at Lancaster University,UK.His public and private sector experience includes advising Nomura, the Bank of New Zealand and Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was director of a private consultancy and taught at UK, New Zealand and Chinese universities.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.66 × 5.66 × 0.89 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023032097X

ISBN - 13:9780230320970

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Table of Contents

PART I: MARKET: ANATOMY OF A CONCEPT
Nature of Market
Market Politics and Social Discourse
Market and Law
Market Reality and Market Beliefs
Market as Science
Market Application
PART II: MERCANTIFER: EXPLORATIONS OF ECONOMIC REALITY
Nature of Mercantifers
How Mercantifers Emerge and Function
Market Failure and Mercantifer Success
Mercantifer Processes
Types of Mercantifer
Trajectories and Mercantifers
Theory of Mercantifers
PART III: SYSTEMS OF MERCANTIFERS
Mercantifer Systems
Mercantifers and Money