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Author Hirschman, Albert O, author
Title A propensity to self-subversion / Albert O. Hirschman
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HD82 H669 1995    AVAILABLE    HPW0059021
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Descript viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Albert O. Hirschman is renowned world-wide for theories that have been at the forefront of political economics during the last half century. In these twenty essays he casts his sharp analytical eye on his own ideas, questioning and qualifying some of his major propositions on social change and economic development. Hirschman's self-subversion, as well as the self-affirmation that is also present here, reveal the workings of a distinguished mind. They also bring us fresh perspective on the material in his twelve previous books and countless essays
In the substantial essays that open this collection, Hirschman reappraises points he made in such books as Exit, Voice, and Loyalty, The Strategy of Economic Development, and the Rhetoric of Reaction. Subsequent essays fruitfully reexplore the themes of Latin American development and market society that have occupied him throughout his career. Hirschman also forays into new puzzles, such as the likely impact, negative or otherwise, of the Eastern European revolutions of 1989 on the Third World, the on-and-off connections between political and economic progress, and the role of conflict in enhancing community spirit in a liberal democracy
Introduction (starting p. 1) -- 1 Exit, Voice, and the Fate of the German Democratic Republic (starting p. 9) -- 2 The Rhetoric of Reaction -- Two Years Later (starting p. 45) -- 3 The Case against "One Thing at a Time" (starting p. 69) -- 4 Opinionated Opinions and Democracy (starting p. 77) -- 5 A Propensity to Self-Subversion (starting p. 85) -- 6 Four Reencounters (starting p. 95) -- 7 My Father and Weltanschauung, circa 1928 (starting p. 111) -- 8 Studies in Paris, 1933-1935 (starting p. 113) -- 9 Doubt and Antifascist Action in Italy, 1936-1938 (starting p. 117) -- 10 With Varian Fry in Marseilles, 1940 (starting p. 120) -- 11 Escaping over the Pyrences, 1940-41 (starting p. 123) -- 12 A Hidden Ambition (starting p. 127) -- 13 Convergences with Michel Crozier (starting p. 132) -- 14 How the Keynesian Revolution Was Exported from the United States (starting p. 139) -- 15 On the Political Economy of Latin American Development (starting p. 154) -- 16 Is the End of the Cold War a Disaster for the Third World? (starting p. 189) -- 17 Industrialization and Its Manifold Discontents: West, East, and South (starting p. 197) -- 18 Does the Market Keep Us Out of Mischief or Out of Happiness? (starting p. 213) -- 19 The On-and-Off Connection between Political and Economic Progress (starting p. 221) -- 20 Social Conflicts as Pillars of Democratic Market Societies (starting p. 231) -- Acknowledgments (starting p. 249) -- Index (starting p. 251)
Link Online version: Hirschman, Albert O. Propensity to self-subversion. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995 (OCoLC)652269168
Subject Hirschman, Albert O
Economic development
Economic history -- 1990-
Economic conditions
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