Great Thinkers in Economics

John Kenneth Galbraith

Authors: Stanfield, James Ronald

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This book examines the life and work of John Kenneth Galbraith, a truly iconic figure in progressive modern liberalism and a seminal influence in the rise of heterodox political economy. It emphasizes his continuing relevance to the current research of today, and to the multifaceted crisis of democratic capitalism.

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JAMES RONALD STANFIELD is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Colorado State University, USA.
 
JACQUELINE STANFIELD is Emerita Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of Northern Colorado, USA.
 
They have done collaborative research on Galbraith, consumer behaviour, gender and family issues, and ecological and social sustainability. The Galbraithian influence is apparent in their work on consumer craft knowledge, the Nurturance Gap, and the Great Capitalist Restoration. From Galbraith's work, as well that of Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, Max Weber, Joseph Schumpeter, Karl Polanyi, Adolph Lowe, and Robert Heilbroner, it is evident that lives and livelihood, or the place of economy in society, has been and remains the central problematic of the capitalist social structure of accumulation, growth, and change.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Political Economy and the Useful Economist

    Stanfield, James Ronald (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Political Economy in Agriculture, Depression, War, and Peace

    Stanfield, James Ronald (et al.)

    Pages 38-60

  • Political Economy and the Art of Controversy

    Stanfield, James Ronald (et al.)

    Pages 61-93

  • The Political Economy of Affluence

    Stanfield, James Ronald (et al.)

    Pages 94-119

  • The Political Economy of the Great Corporation

    Stanfield, James Ronald (et al.)

    Pages 120-147

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
John Kenneth Galbraith
Authors
Series Title
Great Thinkers in Economics
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30244-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230302440
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24268-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 251
Topics