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Helping People Help Themselves: From The World Bank To An Alternative Philosophy Of Development…
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David Ellerman relates a deep theoretical groundwork for a philosophy of development, while offering a descriptive, practical suggestion of how goals of development can be better set and met. Beginning with the assertion that development assistance agencies are…
The Essential Hirschman

The Essential Hirschman

by Albert O. Hirschman

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|April 27, 2015

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Some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers ??? The Essential Hirschman brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth…
The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph
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In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests--so long condemned as the deadly sin…
Albert O. Hirschman: An Intellectual Biography

Albert O. Hirschman: An Intellectual Biography

by Michele Alacevich

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|April 6, 2021

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How Economics Should Be Complicated

How Economics Should Be Complicated

by Albert O. Hirschman

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|December 22, 2020

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Development Projects Observed

Development Projects Observed

by Albert O. Hirschman

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|December 10, 2014

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Originally published in 1967, the modest and plainly descriptive title of Development Projects Observed is deceptive. Today, it is recognized as the ultimate volume of Hirschman's groundbreaking trilogy on development, and as the bridge to the broader social…
Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
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The life and times of one of the most provocative thinkers of the twentieth century Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography,…
Shifting Involvements: Private Interest and Public Action - Twentieth-Anniversary Edition
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Why does society oscillate between intense interest in public issues and almost total concentration on private goals? In this classic work, Albert O. Hirschman offers a stimulating social, political, and economic analysis dealing with how and why frustrations of…
Rethinking the Development Experience: Essays Provoked by the Work of Albert O. Hirschman
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This book, written by a group of distinguished scholars and practitioners, critically reappraises ideas about learning and development advanced by Albert O. Hirschman in the 1950s and 1960s. The essays—prepared for an MIT faculty seminar—show how these…
The Rhetoric of Reaction: Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy

The Rhetoric of Reaction: Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy

by Albert O. Hirschman

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|March 1, 1991

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With engaging wit and subtle irony, Albert Hirschman maps the diffuse and treacherous world of reactionary rhetoric in which conservative public figures, thinkers, and polemicists have been arguing against progressive agendas and reforms for the past two hundred…
Essays in Trespassing: Economics to Politics and Beyond
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This book brings together fourteen articles and papers written by Albert O. Hirschman. About half deal with the interaction of economic development with politics and ideology, the area in which Hirschman perhaps has made most noted contributions. Among these…
Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States
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An innovator in contemporary thought on economic and political development looks here at decline rather than growth. Albert O. Hirschman makes a basic distinction between alternative ways of reacting to deterioration in business firms and, in general, to…
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