Case Studies In The Origins Of Capitalism
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📒Case Studies In The Origins Of Capitalism ✍ Xavier Lafrance
✏Case Studies in the Origins of Capitalism Book Summary : This edited volume builds and expands on the groundbreaking work of Robert Brenner and Ellen Meiksins Wood on the origins of capitalism. Whereas Brenner and Wood focused mostly on the emergence of capitalism in the English countryside (agrarian capitalism), this book utilizes their approach to offer original, theoretically sophisticated, and empirically informed accounts of transitions to capitalism – both agrarian and industrial – in a wide range of countries in order to provide within a single volume a diverse collection of relatively brief yet detailed case studies of the historical transition to capitalism distributed across three continents. Offering a new and highly original analysis of the global spread of capitalism, this book will be a unique contribution to the longstanding debate on the transition to capitalism.
📒The Making Of Capitalism In France ✍ Xavier Lafrance
✏The Making of Capitalism in France Book Summary : Political Scientist Xavier Lafrance provides a pathbreaking account of the emergence of capitalism in France.
📒The Origin Of Capitalism In England 1400 1600 ✍ Spencer Dimmock
✏The Origin of Capitalism in England 1400 1600 Book Summary : In The Origin of Capitalism in England, 1400-1600, Spencer Dimmock has produced a challenging and multi-layered account of a historical rupture in English feudal society which led to the first sustained transition to agrarian capitalism and consequent industrial revolution.
📒The Concept Of Capitalism ✍ Bruce R. Scott
✏The Concept of Capitalism Book Summary : his monograph on the concept of capitalism is the intellectual core of a larger work, entitled Capitalism, Its Origins and Evolution as Ta System of Governance, due for publication November 2009. The purpose of this monograph is to put forth an original concept of ca- talism as a system of governance, including a theory of how it functions at any point in time and how it evolves through time. In the larger book, I present a theory of its origins and evolution and support this theory with a set of country case studies that span both time and geography. It was, in fact, my experience in studying these case studies that led me to the c- cept presented here as well as to the theory of capitalism’s origins and e- lution. In the larger book, I build on the present work, identifying and expla- ing capitalism as a system of governance for political entities such as - tion states. I then supplement these ideas with a description and expla- tion of three generic economic strategies. Taken together, my studies of economic strategies and specific capitalist systems of governance are - tended to enhance and enrich existing literature on “varieties of capit- ism”.
📒What Is Historical Sociology ✍ Richard Lachmann
✏What is Historical Sociology Book Summary : This innovative book explores what sociologists gain by treating temporality seriously, what we learn from placing social relations and events in historical context. In a series of chapters, readers will see how historical sociologists have addressed the origins of capitalism, revolutions and social movements, empires and states, inequality, gender and culture. The goal is not to present a comprehensive history of historical sociology; rather, readers will encounter analyses of exemplary works and see how authors engaged past debates and their contemporaries in sociology, history and other disciplines to advance our understanding of how societies are created and remade across time."--pub. desc.
📒Contested Capitalism ✍ Richard W. Carney
✏Contested Capitalism Book Summary : This book examines the political origins of financial institutions across fifteen developed democracies, with focused case studies on the US, France, Japan, Austria, and Germany. The institutional arrangements of financial systems are widely seen as a central distinguishing feature of ‘varieties of capitalism’. Through a wide-range of case studies, this book contends that political battles between landed interests, labor, and owners of capital have fundamentally shaped modern financial arrangements. Demonstrating how these conflicts have shaped contemporary financial architecture in a number of different contexts, author Richard W. Carney offers an innovative approach to explaining the distinctive capitalist arrangements of nation-states. By demonstrating the importance of landed interests to nations’ institutional configurations, the book has clear implications for developing countries such as India and China. Providing a detailed account of the development of financial institutions, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, sociology, business, finance, and law. It will also offer insights valuable to government policymakers, analysts at international organizations, and the business community.
📒Capitalism ✍ James Fulcher
✏Capitalism Book Summary : This title outlines the history and development of capitalism and addresses important 21st-century issues, such as New Labour's relationship with capitalism, recent crises in capitalist systems, the significance of global capitalism, and distinctive national models of capitalism. The word is heard and used frequently. Most people have an opinion about it. Has capital escaped the nation-state by going global? Is it doomed? There are alternatives to capitalism, in the guises of socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and alternatives proposed by environmentalists.
📒Varieties Of Capitalism In History Transition And Emergence ✍ Martha Prevezer
✏Varieties of Capitalism in History Transition and Emergence Book Summary : Economics tends to teach that developed countries have good institutions while developing countries do not, and that this is the factor that constrains the latter's growth. However, the picture is far messier than this explanation suggests. Building on the varieties of capitalism framework, this book brings together the tools of institutional economics with historical analyses of institutional evolution of different kinds of property rights and legal systems, protected by different kinds of state, giving rise to distinct corporate governance structures. It constructs institutional development histories across leading liberal capitalisms in Britain and the United States, compared with continental capitalisms in France and Germany, and contemporary transitional capitalisms in China and Tanzania. This volume is innovative in combining both historical and economic insights, and in combining developed country with developing country institutional emergence, dispelling the prevailing sense of complacency about the inevitability of the path of institutional development for the developed areas of the world and the paths that developing countries are likely to follow. This volume will be of great importance to those who study international economics, development economics and international business.
📒Capitalism ✍ Jürgen Kocka
✏Capitalism Book Summary : Capitalism has been a controversial concept. In the second half of the 20th century, many historians have either not used the concept at all, or only in passing. Many regarded the term as too broad, holistic and vague or too value-loaded, ideological and polemic. This volume brings together leading scholars to explore why the term has recently experienced a comeback and assess how useful the term can be in application to social and economic history. The contributors discuss whether and how the history of capitalism enables us to ask new questions, further explore unexhausted sources and discover new connections between previously unrelated phenomena. The chapters address case studies drawn from around the world, giving attention to Europe, Africa and beyond. This is a timely reassessment of a crucial concept, which will be of great interest to scholars and students of economic history.
📒The Idea Of Democracy ✍ David Copp
✏The Idea of Democracy Book Summary : In the wake of the creation of new democratic regimes around the world, political theorists have begun to rethink the nature and justification of this form of government. This collection of essays addresses a variety of fundamental questions about democracy.