The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time by Karl Polanyi

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

byKarl Polanyi

Kobo ebook | March 28, 2001

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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.

Title:The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our TimeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 28, 2001Publisher:Beacon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0807056421

ISBN - 13:9780807056424

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A social science masterpiece A classic that deserves its reputation. Requires some background knowledge of European history and economics to be fully appreciated. Excellent historical and anthropological foundation for its arguments, which eventually get at how what we call reality is the result of the ideas people hold and the consequent social relations--and how they can change. Its discussion of economic issues is still relevant. A must-read for all seeking to grapple with the challenges of creating a just society under capitalism or its alternatives. The foreword by Stiglitz in this edition is also highly relevant.
Date published: 2018-10-06

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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.