The Great Transformation Book
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The Great Transformation


  • Author : Karl Polanyi
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807056431

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The Great Transformation Book Description :

One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century." -R. M. MacIver

The Great Transformation Book

The Great Transformation


  • Author : Karl Polanyi
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: Capitalism
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:225102711

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Origins of Our Time Book

Origins of Our Time


  • Author : Karl Polanyi
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1946
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:258461974

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The Great Transformation Book
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The Great Transformation


  • Author : Karen Armstrong
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371430

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The Great Transformation Book Description :

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 de

The Great Transformation Book

The Great Transformation


  • Author : Judith Bessant
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317286295

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The Great Transformation Book Description :

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.

Great Transformations Book
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Great Transformations


  • Author : Mark Blyth
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0521010527

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Market and Society Book

Market and Society


  • Author : C. M. Hann
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Markets
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0511538146

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Market and Society Book Description :

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 volume brings together contributions from scholars in economic anthropology, sociology and political economy to consider Polanyi's theories in light of circumstances today.

Chile  the Great Transformation Book

Chile the Great Transformation


  • Author : Javier Martínez
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 0815754779

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Chile the Great Transformation Book Description :

Chile is frequently cited as a remarkable success story of neoliberal economic restructuring. In fact, countries around the world are encouraged to follow the Chilean model so that they can reap the extraordinary benefits of rapid growth and expanding export markets associated with the drastic economic reform in Chile. But the Chilean experience is extremely complicated and contradictory. The international discussion on economic restructuring in Latin America often runs on two tracks: one dominated by consultants and scholars from the English-speaking world and another in which Latin Americans talk to each other. This book attempts to bridge the gap. Two outstanding 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. In so doing, they discover not only a neoliberal revolution, but a capitalist revolution with roots far deeper than the Pinochet reforms. The book provides a valuable resource for people around the world who hope to understand the principal "success story" of Latin American adjustment. Copublished with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism Book

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism


  • Author : Sébastien Lechevalier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317974956

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The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism Book Description :

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.

The Great Transformation Book

The Great Transformation


  • Author : Karl Polanyi
  • Publisher : Beacon Press (MA)
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:20500040275

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The Great Transformation Book Description :

A distinguished economic historian discusses the causes of the collapse of nineteenth-century civilization

War and Social Change in Modern Europe Book

War and Social Change in Modern Europe


  • Author : Sandra Halperin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 0521540151

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War and Social Change in Modern Europe Book Description :

This book focuses on the interrelationship of social forces, industrial expansion, and conflict in Europe between 1789 and 1945.

Understanding India   s New Political Economy Book

Understanding India s New Political Economy


  • Author : Sanjay Ruparelia
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2011-03-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136816499

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Understanding India s New Political Economy Book Description :

This textbook addresses the three most important large-scale transformations that have reshaped India since 1989: the advent of liberal economic reform, the ascendance of Hindu cultural nationalism, and the empowerment of historically subordinate classes through popular democratic mobilizations. Filling a gap in the literature, it describes, explains and assesses the nexus between these central transformations in a rigorous and integrated manner.

England s Great Transformation Book

England s Great Transformation


  • Author : Marc W. Steinberg
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226330013

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England s Great Transformation Book Description :

With England’s Great Transformation, Marc W. Steinberg throws a wrench into our understanding of the English Industrial Revolution, largely revising the thesis at heart of Karl Polanyi’s landmark The Great Transformation. The conventional wisdom has been that in the nineteenth century, England quickly moved toward a modern labor market where workers were free to shift from employer to employer in response to market signals. Expanding on recent historical research, Steinberg finds to the contrary that labor contracts, centered on insidious master-servant laws, allowed employers and legal institutions to work in tandem to keep employees in line. Building his argument on three case studies—the Hanley pottery industry, Hull fisheries, and Redditch needlemakers—Steinberg employs both local and national analyses to emphasize the ways in which these master-servant laws allowed employers to use the criminal prosecutions of workers to maintain control of their labor force. Steinberg provides a fresh perspective on the dynamics of labor control and class power, integrating the complex pathways of Marxism, historical institutionalism, and feminism, and giving readers a subtle yet revelatory new understanding of workplace control and power during England’s Industrial Revolution.

The Great Transformation of Musical Taste Book

The Great Transformation of Musical Taste


  • Author : William Weber
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-05-28
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521882606

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The Great Transformation of Musical Taste Book Description :

A study of how musical taste evolved in European concert programs from 1750 to 1870.

Jamaica s Michael Manley Book

Jamaica s Michael Manley


  • Author : David Panton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Jamaica
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002667797

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Jamaica s Michael Manley Book Description :

Levensbeschrijving van Michael Manley, oud premier van Jamaica, die van 1924 tot 1997 geleefd heeft en die voor een ware transformatie voor Jamaica zorgde gedurende de jaren 1972-1992.

The Great Transformation in Higher Education  1960 1980 Book

The Great Transformation in Higher Education 1960 1980


  • Author : Clark Kerr
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1991-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 0791405117

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The Great Transformation in Higher Education 1960 1980 Book Description :

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.

A Great Transformation Book

A Great Transformation


  • Author : Barbara Allison Bisbee
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-01-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 1728336155

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A Great Transformation Book Description :

This book discusses recovering who we are. Are we socially evolved freedom loving hunter-gatherers? Or are we a new species seeking robotic bodies in a quest for immortality? Does this explain why we are angry, squaring off against friends and relatives? Are we a species divided against ourselves? Until we come to terms with what we have lost, we lack the tools to create the transformation we desire. Are we able to help ourselves or are we a subservient species evolving into a robotic body? Discover who you are and move forward into a brave new world of self-realization and compassion for your evolvement.

ASEAN  PRC  and India Book

ASEAN PRC and India


  • Author : ADBI
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9784899740421

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ASEAN PRC and India Book Description :

Asia’s remarkable economic performance and transformation since the 1960s has shifted the center of global economic activity toward Asia, in particular toward the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies, the People’s Republic of China, and India (collectively known as ACI). While these dynamic developing economies do not form any specific institutional group, they constitute very large economies and markets. These emerging Asian giants share common boundaries, opportunities, and challenges. Their trade, investment, production, and infrastructure already are significantly integrated and will become more so in the coming decades. This book focuses on the prospects and challenges for growth and transformation of the region’s major and rapidly growing emerging economies to 2030. It examines the drivers of growth and development in the ACI economies and the factors that will affect the quality of development. It also explores the links among the ACI economies and how their links may shape regional and global competition and cooperation.