Economics in Perspective

A Critical History

Economics in Perspective

In Economics in Perspective, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle through the twentieth century. Examining theories of the past that have a continuing modern resonance, he shows that economics is not a timeless, objective science, but is continually evolving as it is shaped by specific times and places. From Adam Smith's theories during the Industrial Revolution to those of John Maynard Keynes after the Great Depression, Galbraith demonstrates that if economic ideas are to remain relevant, they must continually adapt to the world they inhabit. A lively examination of economic thought in historical context, Economics in Perspective shows how the field has evolved across the centuries.

Economics in Perspective

Changing Times--evolving Principles, Current Issues & Problems

Economics in Perspective


Frontiers of Development Economics

The Future in Perspective

Frontiers of Development Economics

With contributions from 35 leading economists, this forward-looking book explores the future of development economics against the background of the past half-century of development thought and practice. Outstanding representatives of the past two generations of development economists assess development thinking at the turn of the century and look to the unsettled questions confronting the next generation.The volume offers a thorough analysis of the broad range of issues involved in development economics, and it is especially timely in its critique of what is needed in development theory and policy to reduce poverty. An overriding issue is whether in the future 'development economics' is to be regarded simply as applied economics or whether the nature and scope of development economics will constitute a need for a special development theory to supplement general economic theory.'Frontiers of Development Economics' is an ideal reference for all those working in the international development community.

Institutions in Perspective

Festschrift in Honor of Rudolf Richter on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday

Institutions in Perspective

Rudolf Richter is one of the leading pioneers in the field of the New Institutional Economics in Germany. The articles in this Festschrift were written by renowned scholars from Germany and other countries. In addition to general perspectives on the New Institutional Economics, the Festschrift also contains articles on the theory of the firm, economic contract theory, on pricing and competition, macroeconomics and monetary economics and on various aspects of law and economics.

Life Space and Economic Space

Third World Planning in Perspective

Life Space and Economic Space

Friedmann perceives a global crisis which he traces to the dissolution of territorial relations. This he believes results from penetration of the global system of markets into the remotest corners of the world, undermining tradition cultures and ways of life. The consequence is incipient breakdown, he asserts, and we need to repoliticize space and subordinate the power of capital to the collective will of people organized to work toward common ends. This deliberately provocative collection of essays includes an autobiographical fragment providing contextual information about the author.

UK Economy: The Crisis in Perspective

UK Economy: The Crisis in Perspective

First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Economists in Cambridge

A Study through their Correspondence, 1907-1946

Economists in Cambridge

The University of Cambridge has produced more Nobel Prize-winning economists than the whole of France. This impressive book collects together largely unpublished correspondence from some of the twentieth century's key figures including Keynes, Robinson, Hayek and Sraffa.

Public Administration in Perspective

Theory and Practice Through Multiple Lenses

Public Administration in Perspective

Throughout its history, public administration has used a number of different perspectives for analyzing the discipline's theory and practice, and both mainstream and alternative lenses have produced valuable insights and prescriptions. At the same time, an individual way of looking at PA can be misleading. Alone, a solitary lens can miss critical aspects and often gives only part of the picture. Public Administration in Perspective has been specifically crafted to give new life to public administration theory and practice by helping readers view the discipline through a variety of perspectives. Designed for the capstone course in public administration programs, as well as a fresh approach for courses in PA theory and organizational theory, this unique book provides a culminating experience--bringing together what has been learned in previous MPA courses without simply rehashing old content. It offers a comprehensive guide to eleven major approaches to PA, and synthesizes them to deepen our understanding of the discipline. Each chapter in Part I describes the key features of the selected perspective--history, content, and proponents--and discusses the strengths and weaknesses related to PA theory and practice. Part II synthesizes the various perpectives, with specific implications for PA management and practice. Part III concludes with a complete overview, identifying ways in which readers can think more creatively and productively about PA, putting the perspectives themselves into perspective.