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The New Institutionalist Economic History of Douglass C. North

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Beschreibung

This book offers a comprehensive assessment of Douglass North's contribution to economics and the social sciences by examining the origins and structure of his New Institutionalist Economic History (NIEH). Informed by contemporary debates in the philosophy of economics, Krul describes the evolution of North's theory from mainstream economics to an increasingly heterodox form of New Institutionalism. He also examines what North's original aims were in developing the NIEH research programme and how well it has achieved these aims. By exploring major themes in North's NIEH, with an emphasis on the final stage of his theory, Krul sheds new light on the strengths and weaknesses of North's work. He also discusses the implications of this critical interpretation for the New Institutionalism in economics and other fields of social science.



Autorentext

Matthijs Krul was until recently Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany. He has been a visiting lecturer at Brunel University and the University of Westminster, UK. His work focuses on the intersection between the historiography and the philosophy of economics.



Klappentext

This book offers a comprehensive assessment of Douglass North's contribution to economics and the social sciences by examining the origins and structure of his New Institutionalist Economic History (NIEH). Informed by contemporary debates in the philosophy of economics, Krul describes the evolution of North's theory from mainstream economics to an increasingly heterodox form of New Institutionalism. He also examines what North's original aims were in developing the NIEH research programme and how well it has achieved these aims. By exploring major themes in North's NIEH, with an emphasis on the final stage of his theory, Krul sheds new light on the strengths and weaknesses of North's work. He also discusses the implications of this critical interpretation for the New Institutionalism in economics and other fields of social science.



Inhalt

Chapter 1: Introduction: Douglass North's NIEH in ContextChapter 2: North's NIEH in Historical OverviewChapter 3: Markets, the Social Contract, and the 'Smithian Result'Chapter 4: Players of the Game: Rationality, Choice, and IndeterminacyChapter 5: North's Theory of Cultural EvolutionChapter 6: North's NIEH as Global HistoryChapter 7: Revisiting Polanyi's Challenge: North and the Limits of the New InstitutionalismChapter 8: Conclusion: The Future of the Neoinstitutionalist Turn.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The New Institutionalist Economic History of Douglass C. North
Untertitel: A Critical Interpretation
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EAN: 9783030067922
ISBN: 3030067920
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer International Publishing
Genre: Volkswirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 276
Gewicht: 361g
Größe: H210mm x B148mm x T14mm
Jahr: 2018
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018