Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought (Routledge Handbooks)
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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought offers the first comprehensive overview of the long-run history of economic thought from a truly international perspective. Although globalization has facilitated the spread of ideas between nations, the history of economics has tended to be studied either thematically (by topic), in terms of different currents of thought, or individually (by economist). Work has been published in the past on the economic thought traditions of specific countries, but this pioneering volume is unique in offering a wide-ranging comparative account of the development of economic ideas and philosophies on the international stage.
The volume brings together leading experts on the development of economic ideas from across the world in order to offer a truly international comparison of the economics within nation-states. Each author presents a long-term perspective on economics in their region, allowing global patterns in the progress of economic ideas over time to be identified.
The specially commissioned chapters cover the vast sweep of the history of economics across five world regions, including Europe (England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy Greece, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Russia and the Ukraine), the Americas (the USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America, Spanish-Speaking South America, Brazil and the Caribbean), the Middle East (Turkey, Israel, Arab-Islamic Economics, Persia/Iran, North Africa), Africa (West Africa, Southern Africa, Mozambique and Angola), and the Asia-Pacific Region (Australia and New Zealand, China, Southeast Asia, the Asian Tigers, India.)
This rigorous, ambitious and highly scholarly volume will be of key interest to students, academics, policy professionals and to interested general readers across the globe.
technocratic approaches The extensive power of the Catholic Church declined with secularizing crusades in the post- independence period but the influence of the church on economic thought remained sturdy. The 1891 papal encyclical Rerum Novarum, which took a critical stance on capital-labor relations and the excesses of liberal capitalism, had strong echoes among Latin Americans taking part in transnational debates on state responses to rising class conflicts. A technocratic bent in
“Teacher of the Nation” (Baldauf, 2001, 87). The economic development then under way in Kazan attracted much attention, including that of Max Weber, who felt compelled to qualify his position concerning the relationship between a religion and economic action: “Industrialization was not impeded by Islam as the religion of individuals – the Tartars in the Russian Caucasus are often very ‘modern’ entrepreneurs –, but by the religiously determined structure of the Islamic states, their officialdom
differences, of course, in the models of governing that emerged after independence in NA. But all NA countries followed similar policies, and created/used a single party as a mechanism to oversee economic strategies and to mobilize support. Regardless of size, wealth, form of governing, history or political doctrine, all Arab states embraced strong government intervention in the economy, state-led development and a large public sector. As Ayubi (1996, 290) wrote: In the economic sphere the
lingua franca, offers to English economists and other scientists. Certainly, the ability of the English to speak and write a language which approximates to American English must be incalculable. Conclusion If citations be the ‘coinage of reward in academia’ (Blaug, 1999b) then English economics has maintained its propensity to punch well above its weight, albeit with its influence diminished relative to its golden age of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries. It, like the
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