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The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation

The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time

  • Author: Karl Polanyi
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807056421
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 360
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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.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation

The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

  • Author: Karen Armstrong
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307371433
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 592
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From one of the world’s leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God, The Battle for God and The Spiral Staircase, comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time. In one astonishing, short period – the ninth century BCE – the peoples of four distinct regions of the civilized world created the religious and philosophical traditions that have continued to nourish humanity into the present day: Confucianism and Daoism in China; Hinduism and Buddhism in India; monotheism in Israel; and philosophical rationalism in Greece. Historians call this the Axial Age because of its central importance to humanity’s spiritual development. Now, Karen Armstrong traces the rise and development of this transformative moment in history, examining the brilliant contributions to these traditions made by such figures as the Buddha, Socrates, Confucius and Ezekiel. Armstrong makes clear that despite some differences of emphasis, there was remarkable consensus among these religions and philosophies: each insisted on the primacy of compassion over hatred and violence. She illuminates what this “family” resemblance reveals about the religious impulse and quest of humankind. And she goes beyond spiritual archaeology, delving into the ways in which these Axial Age beliefs can present an instructive and thought-provoking challenge to the ways we think about and practice religion today. A revelation of humankind’s early shared imperatives, yearnings and inspired solutions – as salutary as it is fascinating. Excerpt from The Great Transformation: In our global world, we can no longer afford a parochial or exclusive vision. We must learn to live and behave as though people in remote parts of the globe were as important as ourselves. The sages of the Axial Age did not create their compassionate ethic in idyllic circumstances. Each tradition developed in societies like our own that were torn apart by violence and warfare as never before; indeed, the first catalyst of religious change was usually a visceral rejection of the aggression that the sages witnessed all around them. . . . All the great traditions that were created at this time are in agreement about the supreme importance of charity and benevolence, and this tells us something important about our humanity. From the Hardcover edition.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation

History for a Techno-Human Future

  • Author: Judith Bessant
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317286294
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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While AI, robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the ‘great transformation’ uses history and evolutionary theory to highlight the momentous shift in human consciousness taking place. Only by learning from recent crises and rejecting technological determinism will governments and communities re-design social arrangements that ensure we all benefit from the new and emerging technologies. The book documents the transformations underway in financial markets, entertainment, medicine, affecting all aspects of work and social life. It draws on historical sociology and co-evolutionary theory arguing that the radical evolution of human consciousness and social life now underway is comparable to, if not greater than the agrarian revolution (10,000 BCE), the explosion of science, philosophy and religion in the Axial age (600 BCE), and the recent industrial revolution. Turning to recent major socio-economic crisis, and asking what can be learnt from them, the answer is we cannot afford this time around to repeat the failures of elites and theoretical systems like economics to attend appropriately to radical change. We need to think beyond the constraints of determinist and reductionist explanations and embrace the idea of deep freedom. This book will appeal to educators, social scientists, policy-makers, business leaders and students. It concludes with social design principles that can inform deliberative processes and new social arrangements that ensure everyone benefits from the affordances of the new and emerging technologies.

Market and Society

Market and Society

The Great Transformation Today

  • Author: Chris Hann,Keith Hart
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521295086
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 334
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Karl Polanyi's 1944 book, The Great Transformation, offered a radical critique of how the market system has affected society and humanity since the industrial revolution. This 2009 volume brings together contributions from distinguished scholars in economic anthropology, sociology and political economy to consider Polanyi's theories in the light of circumstances today, when the relationship between market and society has again become a focus of intense political and scientific debate. It demonstrates the relevance of Polanyi's ideas to various theoretical traditions in the social sciences and provides perspectives on topics such as money, risk, work and the family. The case studies present materials from around the world, including Britain, China, India, Jamaica and Nigeria. Like Polanyi's original work, the critical engagement of these essays will be of interest to a wide readership.

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

  • Author: Sébastien Lechevalier
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317974964
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 204
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In the 1980s the performance of Japan’s economy was an international success story, and led many economists to suggest that the 1990s would be a Japanese decade. Today, however, the dominant view is that Japan is inescapably on a downward slope. Rather than focusing on the evolution of the performance of Japanese capitalism, this book reflects on the changes that it has experienced over the past 30 years, and presents a comprehensive analysis of the great transformation of Japanese capitalism from the heights of the 1980s, through the lost decades of the 1990s, and well into the 21st century. This book posits an alternative analysis of the Japanese economic trajectory since the early 1980s, and argues that whereas policies inspired by neo-liberalism have been presented as a solution to the Japanese crisis, these policies have in fact been one of the causes of the problems that Japan has faced over the past 30 years. Crucially, this book seeks to understand the institutional and organisational changes that have characterised Japanese capitalism since the 1980s, and to highlight in comparative perspective, with reference to the ‘neo-liberal moment’, the nature of the transformation of Japanese capitalism. Indeed, the arguments presented in this book go well beyond Japan itself, and examine the diversity of capitalism, notably in continental Europe, which has experienced problems that in many ways are also comparable to those of Japan. The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism will appeal to students and scholars of both Japanese politics and economics, as well as those interested in comparative political economy.

From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization

From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization

On Karl Polanyi and Other Essays

  • Author: Kari Polanyi Levitt
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781780326498
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 316
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Four years into the unfolding of the most serious crisis since the 1930s, Karl Polanyi's prediction of the fateful consequences of unleashing the destructive power of unregulated market capitalism on peoples, nations, and the natural environment have assumed new urgency and relevance. Polanyi's insistence that 'the self-regulating market' must be made subordinate to democracy otherwise society itself may be put at risk is as true today as it was when Polanyi wrote. Written from the unique perspective of his daughter, From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization is an essential contribution to our understanding of the evolution and contemporary significance of Karl Polanyi's work, and should be read against the background of the accelerating accumulation of global finance that created a series of financial crises in Latin America, Russia, Asia, and, eventually, the heartlands of capitalism itself.

Chile, the Great Transformation

Chile, the Great Transformation

  • Author: Javier Martínez Bengoa,Alvaro H. Díaz Pérez
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780815754770
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 156
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Two Chilean scholars and activists present an original interpretation of the Chilean experience. They cut through the rhetoric surrounding "the Chilean miracle" and provide an integrated analysis of the process of socioeconomic and political change that transformed their country between 1970 and 1990.

Jamaica's Michael Manley

Jamaica's Michael Manley

The Great Transformation (1972-92)

  • Author: David Panton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Jamaica
  • Page: 225
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War and Social Change in Modern Europe

War and Social Change in Modern Europe

The Great Transformation Revisited

  • Author: Sandra Halperin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521540155
  • Category: History
  • Page: 510
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Focuses on the interrelationship of social forces, industrial expansion, and conflict in Europe between 1789 and 1945.

The Great Transformation of 2021

The Great Transformation of 2021

  • Author: Norman Poire
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557948908
  • Category:
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Great Transformations

Great Transformations

Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Mark Blyth
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521010528
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 284
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An analysis of political power of economic ideas used by domestic groups to effect change.

The Power of Market Fundamentalism

The Power of Market Fundamentalism

  • Author: Fred Block,Margaret R. Somers
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674050711
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 296
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What is it about free-market ideas that gives them staying power in the face of such failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and financial crises? The Power of Market Fundamentalism extends economist Karl Polanyi's work to explain why these dangerous utopian ideas have become the dominant economic ideology of our time.

Social Currents in Eastern Europe

Social Currents in Eastern Europe

The Sources and Consequences of the Great Transformation

  • Author: Sabrina P. Ramet
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822315483
  • Category: History
  • Page: 598
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Examines the meanings and sources of various social currents - intellectual dissent, feminism, religious activism, the formation of independent youth cultures and movements, and trade unionism - in seven communist countries.

The Great Urban Transformation

The Great Urban Transformation

Politics of Land and Property in China

  • Author: You-tien Hsing
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199568049
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 258
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As China is transformed, relations between society, the state, and the city have become central. The Great Urban Transformation investigates what is happening in cities, the urban edges, and the rural fringe in order to explain these relations. In the inner city of major metropolitan centers, municipal governments battle high-ranking state agencies to secure land rents from redevelopment projects, while residents mobilize to assert property and residential rights. At the urban edge, as metropolitan governments seek to extend control over their rural hinterland through massive-scale development projects, villagers strategize to profit from the encroaching property market. At the rural fringe, township leaders become brokers of power and property between the state bureaucracy and villages, while large numbers of peasants are dispossessed, dispersed, and deterritorialized, and their mobilizational capacity is consequently undermined. The Great Urban Transformation explores these issues, and provides an integrated analysis of the city and the countryside, elite politics and grassroots activism, legal-economic and socio-political issues of property rights, and the role of the state and the market in the property market.

The Great Transformation in Higher Education, 1960-1980

The Great Transformation in Higher Education, 1960-1980

  • Author: Clark Kerr
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791405116
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 383
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Clark Kerr, former President of the University of California and a leader in higher education policymaking, offers his views of the turbulent decades when colleges and universities scrambled to provide faculty and facilities for the burgeoning student population, only to be faced later with economic depression and subsequent conservatism. From his unique vantage point, Kerr offers insights into the role of higher education--its performance under pressure, its changing climate, its efforts to serve the multiplicity of demands made upon it, and its success or failure in meeting those demands.

False Dawn

False Dawn

The Delusions of Global Capitalism (Large Print 16pt)

  • Author: John Gray
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459603214
  • Category:
  • Page: 464
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powerful and prophetic challenge to globalization from a former partisan of the New Right. Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as both ''a convincing analysis of an international economy '' and a ''powerful challenge to economic orthodoxy, '' False Dawn shows that the attempt to impose the Anglo-American-style free market on the world will create a disaster, possibly on the scale of Soviet communism. Even America, the supposed flagship of the new civilization, risks moral and social disintegration as it loses ground to other cultures that have never forgotten that the market works best when it is embedded in society. John Gray, well known in the 1980s as an important conservative political thinker, whose writings were relied upon by Margaret Thatcher and the New Right in Britain, has concluded that the conservative agenda is no longer viable. In his examination of the ripple effects of the economic turmoil in Russia and Asia on our collective future, Gray provides one of the most passionate polemics against the utopia of the free market since Carlyle and Marx.

The Great Debt Transformation

The Great Debt Transformation

Households, Financialization, and Policy Responses

  • Author: G. Fuller
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137548738
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 293
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Global financial markets have transformed over the past three decades – with potentially dangerous results. Growing competitiveness in financial markets has forced banks to adapt – by merging, growing, and innovating. The result has been an unprecedented transformation in the identity of society's borrowers: households and banks are borrowing more, businesses are borrowing relatively less. This "Great Debt Transformation" has profound consequences: as we shift toward economic growth fueled by consumption and financial investment, instability, indebtedness, and inequality have all risen. This book explains this transformation, why it matters, what caused it, and – most importantly – examines how some countries have restrained the transformation underway. Britain, France, and Germany have taken very different approaches to this transformation – and those approaches have resulted in divergent results. This book aims to turn those different results into lessons to help us make sense of the great economic challenges of our time.

In the Name of Social Democracy

In the Name of Social Democracy

The Great Transformation, 1945 to the Present

  • Author: Gerassimos Moschonas
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1784787973
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 386
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Following the locust years of the neo-liberal revolution, social democracy was the great victor at the fin-de-siècle elections. Today, parties descended from the Second International hold office throughout the European Union, while the Right appears widely disorientated by the dramatic “modernisation” of a political tradition dating back to the nineteenth century. The focal point of Gerassimos Moschonas’s study is the emergent “new social democracy” of the twenty-first century. As Moschonas demonstrates, change has been a constant of social-democratic history: the core dominant reformist tendency of working-class politic notwithstanding, capitalism has transformed social democracy more than it has succeeded in transforming capitalism. Now, in the “great transformation” of recent years, a process of “de-social-democratization” has been set in train, affecting every aspect of the social-democratic phenomenon, from ideology and programs to organization and electorates. Analytically incisive and empirically meticulous, In the Name of Social Democracy will establish itself as the standard reference work on the logic and dynamics of a major mutation in European politics.