The Fundamental Institutions Of Capitalism by Ernesto ScrepantiThe Fundamental Institutions Of Capitalism by Ernesto Screpanti

The Fundamental Institutions Of Capitalism

byErnesto Screpanti

Paperback | August 24, 2001

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The Fundamental Institutions of Capitalism presents a radical institutional approach to the analysis of capitalism. Ernesto Screpanti puts forward a number of provocative arguments that expose common ground in both neoclassical and Marxist orthodoxies. It will appeal to a broad audience of social scientists including advanced students and professionals with an interest in politics and economics.
Ernesto Screpanti is Professor of Political Economy and Professor of the History of Political Economy at the University of Siena. He has published extensively on the economics of labour, institutional economics, the history and methodology of economics, his previous publications include An Outline of the History of Economic Thought, wi...
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Title:The Fundamental Institutions Of CapitalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 24, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415406501

ISBN - 13:9780415406505

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. The Employment Contract, Transaction Institutions and Capitalism: i The Employment Contract; ii Transaction Institutions and Social Reproduction  2. Individuals, Culture and Behavioural Institutions: i Premises; ii Bounded Rationality and Intentional Behaviour; iii The Multiple Self and False Conditions; iv The Ideological Conditions of Social Reproduction; v Conclusions  3. The State and Normative Institutions i Where Does the State Come From? ii The State Action  4. Forms of Co-operation and Power: i Co-operation; ii Power  5. Production Governance Structures: i The Capitalist Firm; ii The Market; iii The Governance of Knowledge Production  6. Different Forms of Capitalism: i Institutional Systems; ii Forms of Capitalism.  Conclusions: Toward the Autonomy of Capital

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'I have strongly appreciated this book, as it consitutes a fruitful merging of Marxian theory with recent advances in institutional and evolutionary economics. The book is well researched and, among other things, provides useful summaries and original combinations of several strands of literature, mainly but not exclusively radical and institutional ... it is very rewarding reading for everybody wanting to understand what capitalism really is.' - Angelo Reati, il cannocchiale