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Capitalism, Socialism, and Radical Political Economy: Essays in Honor of Howard J. Sherman

Capitalism, Socialism, and Radical Political Economy: Essays in Honor of Howard J. Sherman (Hardback)

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This volume of new, original essays reflects the lifelong concerns and writings of the person they honor, Professor Howard Sherman.



Sherman wrote on a wide range of topics - the causes of recessions, depressions and mass unemployment under capitalism; the difficulties and challenges of establishing viable democratic planning systems under socialism; the down-to-earth realities of economic life in the United States, the Soviet Union and elsewhere; and the theoretical traditions he drew upon to inform these empirical studies, i.e. Keynesianism, institutionalism and, most especially, Marxism. The contributors follow in Sherman's tradition through their careful analysis of topics such as the long-term trends in contemporary global capitalism; the relationship between Marxism and institutionalism; debates over the usefulness of class analysis; the political economy of financial liberalization; lessons from the demise of socialism in the Soviet Union and China; and the possibilities for advancing a workable egalitarian economic agenda.



This book demonstrates the continued vibrancy and relevance of radical political economy as a mode of social scientific analysis. Scholars and students in economics, sociology, history, philosophy and political science will find the essays thought-provoking and informative.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic historyBusinessEconomicsEconomic systems & structuresBusinessEconomicsEconomic theory & philosophyBusinessEconomicsPolitical economyHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical ideologiesSocialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 20/12/2000 ISBN-13: 9781840643480  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Edited by Robert Pollin, Professor and founding Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, US

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