The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Karl Polanyi
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780807056431
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Release: 2001
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Great Transformation
Author: Karl Polanyi,Polányi Károly
Pages: 315
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029073264
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Release: 1957
Editor: Beacon Press (MA)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Karen Armstrong
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780307371430
Available:
Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Great Transformation The Sanctification and Glorification of the Believer

The Great Transformation  The Sanctification and Glorification of the Believer
Author: Maurice Roberts
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1848719140
Available:
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Banner of Truth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The author, a pastor of many years, explains, illustrates and applies these doctrines [of the sanctification and glorification of the believer in Jesus] with fresh insights into the daily experiences and struggles of the Christian. He shows how they are a great encouragement to God's beloved people especially when living in sad and difficult times in which sin and evil abound. While it is true that God's children must go through many trials and discouragements in this world, it is also true their 'light affliction is but for a moment.' All true believers have left behind the state of sin and death; what they now look forward to is the blessed change--the great transformation--from grace to glory."--From publisher description.

Origins of Our Time

Origins of Our Time
Author: Karl Polanyi
Pages: 305
ISBN: OCLC:258461974
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Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Great Transformations

Great Transformations
Author: Mark Blyth,Professor of Political Science Mark Blyth,Blyth Mark
Pages: 284
ISBN: 0521010527
Available:
Release: 2002-09-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book picks up where Karl Polanyi's study of economic and political change left off. Building upon Polanyi's conception of the double movement, Blyth analyzes the two periods of deep seated institutional change that characterized the twentieth century: the 1930s and the 1970s. Blyth views both sets of changes as part of the same dynamic. In the 1930s labor reacted against the exigencies of the market and demanded state action to mitigate the market's effects by 'embedding liberalism.' In the 1970s, those who benefited least from such 'embedding' institutions, namely business, reacted against these constraints and sought to overturn that institutional order. Blyth demonstrates the critical role economic ideas played in making institutional change possible. Great Transformations rethinks the relationship between uncertainty, ideas, and interests, achieving profound new insights on how, and under what conditions, institutional change takes place.

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism
Author: Sébastien Lechevalier
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781317974963
Available:
Release: 2014-02-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 of Japanese Capitalism

The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism
Author: Sébastien Lechevalier
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781317974956
Available:
Release: 2014-02-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Kari Polanyi Levitt
Pages: 316
ISBN: 1780326483
Available:
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Zed Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Understanding India s New Political Economy

Understanding India   s New Political Economy
Author: Sanjay Ruparelia,Sanjay Reddy,John Harriss,Program Director in the Development Studies Institute John Harriss,Fellow of Sydney Sussex College Lecturer in Geography Stuart Corbridge,Stuart Corbridge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781136816499
Available:
Release: 2011-03-09
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization

From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization
Author: Kari Polanyi Levitt
Pages: 316
ISBN: 1780326491
Available:
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Zed Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Robert Mortimer Marsh
Pages: 409
ISBN: 0765618885
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Karl Polanyi in Vienna

Karl Polanyi in Vienna
Author: Kari Levitt,Kenneth McRobbie,International Karl Polanyi Conference
Pages: 391
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114597938
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Release: 2006
Editor: Black Rose Books Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Karl Polanyi's belief that the greatest threat to freedom was a poorly administered economy led him to an economics that was more existential and human-centered. Part I of this book develops Polanyi's thinking for its significance today through a selection of papers on re-reading his major work entitled The Great Transformation. Part II looks at the life and work of Ilona Duczynska (Polanyi's wife), political activist, writer and translator and important influence over Karl and his work. Kenneth McRobbie, a poet and historian who teaches at the University of British Columbia, is the editor of Humanity, Society and Commitment. Kari Polanyi Levitt, emeritus professor at McGill University, is the editor of The Life and Work of Karl Polanyi.

The Great Transformation of 2021

The Great Transformation of 2021
Author: Norman Poire
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780557948901
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation
Author: Judith Bessant
Pages: 262
ISBN: 1138186902
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Routledge Advances in Sociology
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While artificial intelligence (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 redesign social arrangements that ensure we all benefit from the new and emerging technologies. The book documents the transformations under way in financial markets, entertainment, and 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 under way is comparable with, if not greater than, the agrarian revolution (10000 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 such as 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.

The Power of Market Fundamentalism

The Power of Market Fundamentalism
Author: Fred Block,Margaret R. Somers
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780674050716
Available:
Release: 2014-04
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Understanding India s New Political Economy

Understanding India s New Political Economy
Author: Sanjay Ruparelia,Sanjay Reddy,John Harriss,Stuart Corbridge
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781136816482
Available:
Release: 2011-03-09
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A number of large-scale transformations have shaped the economy, polity and society of India over the past quarter century. This book provides a detailed account of three that are of particular importance: 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 existing literature, the book goes beyond looking at the transformations in isolation, managing to: • Explain the empirical linkages between these three phenomena • Provide an account that integrates the insights of separate disciplinary perspectives • Explain their distinct but possibly related causes and the likely consequences of these central transformations taken together By seeking to explain the causal relationships between these central transformations through a coordinated conversation across different disciplines, the dynamics of India’s new political economy are captured. Chapters focus on the political, economic and social aspects of India in their current and historical context. The contributors use new empirical research to discuss how India’s multidimensional story of economic growth, social welfare and democratic deepening is likely to develop. This is an essential text for students and researchers of India's political economy and the growth economies of Asia.

ASEAN PRC and India

ASEAN  PRC  and India
Author: ADBI,ADB
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9784899740421
Available:
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Fourth Great Transformation

The Fourth Great Transformation
Author: Don Simborg
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781911671299
Available:
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: LID Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The next stage of human evolution is upon us! The world as we know it is about to change, as we begin to prepare for the creation of a new human species. Understanding how this will occur is the basis for understanding the fourth great transformation: our creation of a new human species using artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. Until present, evolution by Darwinian natural selection has determined the emergence of all human species. That will never happen again. We, Homo sapiens, have changed that. Once again, multiple human species will co-exist as a result of our advanced tools which, already, are changing the way we live, the way we eat, the way we treat illness and the way we have children. Understanding these impacts are key to understanding our evolutionary future. The possibilities and opportunities for the humans of 2084 will be more amazing than Orwell's 1984.

Greening of Capitalism

Greening of Capitalism
Author: John A. Mathews
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780804793162
Available:
Release: 2014-12-17
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As China, India, and other industrializing giants grow, they are confronted with an inconvenient truth: They cannot rely on the conventions of capitalism as we know them today. Western industrialism has achieved miracles, promoting unprecedented levels of prosperity and raising hundreds of millions out of poverty. Yet, if allowed to proceed unencumbered, this paradigm will do irreversible harm to the planet. By necessity, a new approach to environmentally conscious development is already emerging in the East, with China leading the way. Positioning its argument against zero-growth advocates and free-market environmentalists, Greening of Capitalism charts this transformation and sketches out a framework for more sustainable capitalism. State-mandated changes in energy use (as opposed to carbon taxes), a circular flow of resources (as opposed to emissions standards), and the introduction of new financial instruments that support green growth are cornerstones of China's framework. John A. Mathews argues that these tenets will be emulated around the world—first in India and Brazil. In light of this emerging shift, Mathews considers core debates over national security, international relations, and economic policy, ultimately addressing the question of whether these measures will be far-reaching or timely enough to prevent further damage.