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Author Aligică, Paul Dragoș, author
Title Capitalist alternatives : models, taxonomies, and scenarios / Paul Dragos Aligica and Vlad Tarko
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HB501 .A543 2015    AVAILABLE    30660020161977
Descript xvii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Routledge advances in international political economy ; 24
Note "The book's objective is to explore some basic aspects of our approaches and ways of thinking about alternative forms of capitalism. What are the most effective ways to conceptualize and further elaborate the existing models of capitalism that have captured the public imagination and are currently floating around in the public debate? How can one mobilize empirical analysis and theory in thinking about the realm of possibilities and about the future of economic order, but avoid the twin perils of scientism and historicism? This book is an attempt to respond to some of these challenges. First, it delves into the substantive aspect of the debate, taking a closer look at a set of particular forms and models of capitalism that are currently discussed both in mass media and in academic debates as plausible, or at least possible, alternatives to the status quo: Crony, State, Regulatory and Entrepreneurial Capitalisms. By elaborating and clarifying those models, it engages in a heuristic exercise that leads to a better understanding of the task of conceptualizing, examining and assessing, in a theoretically informed way, the diversity of forms of capitalism. Second, the book takes a step further, looking at the epistemic-theoretical-methodological dimensions of the discussion: What is involved, more precisely, in our classifying and theorizing capitalist systems and their historical evolution? What is the epistemic and methodological basis for building plausible conjectures about the future evolution of an economic system? What are the logical and methodological parameters of our endeavors that deal with economic systems, or with the problem of continuity and change in comparative economic systems? Offering an original approach to the problem of taxonomies of capitalism this book will be of great interest to scholars working in the field of comparative political economy"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-206) and index
Subject Capitalism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General. bisacsh
Alt Author Tarko, Vlad, author
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