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Essays in Trespassing
Economics to Politics and Beyond


  • Date Published: September 1981
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521282437

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  • This book brings together fourteen articles and papers written by Albert O. Hirschman. About half deal with the interaction of economic development with politics and ideology, the area in which Hirschman perhaps has made most noted contributions. Among these papers are 'The Rise and Declines of Development Economics', a magisterial and yet pointed essay in intellectual history and his famous article 'The Changing Tolerance for Income Inequality in the Course of Economic Development'. Hirschman's ability to trespass - or rather his inability not to trespass - from one social science to another and beyond is the unifying characteristic of the volume. Authoritative, searching surveys alternate here with essays presenting some of Hirschman's characteristic inventions, for instance the 'tunnel effect' and 'obituary-improving activities'. Three of the papers have not been published previously and a number of introductory notes have been especially drafted for the present volume to evoke the intellectual-political climate in which certain groups of essays were written.

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    • Date Published: September 1981
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521282437
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 158 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The rise and decline of development economics
    Part I. Around National Power and the Structure of Foreign Trade:
    2. Beyond asymmetry
    Part II. Around The Strategy of Economic Development:
    3. The changing tolerance for income inequality in the course of economic development
    4. A generalised linkage approach to development with special reference to staples
    5. The turn to authoritarianism in Latin America and the search for its economic determinants
    Part III. Around Journeys Toward Progress:
    6. Policy-making and policy analysis in Latin America
    7. On Hegel, imperialism and structural stagnation
    8. The social and political matrix of inflation
    Part IV. Around Exit, Voice and Loyalty:
    9. Exit, voice and loyalty
    10. Exit and voice
    11. Exit, voice and the state
    12. Three uses of political economy in analysing European integration
    Part V. Around The Passions and the Interests:
    13. An alternative explanation of contemporary harriedness
    14. Morality and the social sciences
    Index of authors cited.

  • Author

    Albert O. Hirschman

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