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Towards the Middle Way in Theory: The Inter‐war Evolution of Keynes's Thought

Donald Markwell

in John Maynard Keynes and International Relations: Economic Paths to War and Peace

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198292364
eISBN:
9780191715525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292364.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Keynes’s approach to inter-war economic and political problems was as a liberal thinker seeking a middle way between laissez-faire and Marxian socialism, as an economist increasingly dissatisfied ... More


The Resilient Power of the States across the Long Nineteenth Century: An Inquiry into a Pattern of American Governance

Gary Gerstle

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Political and social historians in the last twenty years have challenged the accuracy of the interpretation that the 19th century was an era of laissez-faire which then transcended to an era of ... More


Constitutional Economic Transition

Russell Hardin

in Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290841
eISBN:
9780191599415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290845.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The US Constitution embodied a limited degree of laissez faire, enough to give capitalism at least an advantage over any other economic organization of the society if Adam Smith's theory is roughly ... More


The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages

Jessi Streib

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199364428
eISBN:
9780190232450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364428.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Marriage and the Family

This book advances the notion that intimate life—marriage and ideas of how to best live—is closely linked to the class in which individuals were raised. Arguing against the notion that class is a ... More


Laissez-Faire in the American Tradition

Christopher W. Calvo

in The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066332
eISBN:
9780813058474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066332.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses liberal economic thought in the Southern and Northeastern discourses. Regional historical contexts account for the internal and trans-Atlantic divisions within antebellum ... More


Darwinism and Sociopolitical Thought

Jan Sapp

in Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses how Darwin succeeded in capturing a wide audience of scientists and non-scientists. Darwinian theory was used to support all types of political and ideological positions, from ... More


Economics: The Last Bastion of Rationality

Gilles Saint-Paul

in The Tyranny of Utility: Behavioral Social Science and the Rise of Paternalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128177
eISBN:
9781400838899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128177.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines how the assumptions underlying economic theory lead to a presumption of laissez-faire, and why this apparatus is fragile because those assumptions are not grounded on empirical ... More


Socialism in Liberalism—Towards the Realization of a Social Ethics

Michael Freeden

in The New Liberalism: An Ideology of Social Reform

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229612
eISBN:
9780191678899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229612.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first section of this chapter argues that to claim that advanced liberalism eschewed ‘utopian’ ideals by dint of its adherence to the politically possible must not lead to the conclusion that ... More


Introduction

David M. Kreps

in Game Theory and Economic Modelling

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283812
eISBN:
9780191596568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283814.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

There are three stages of thought in the development of the normative theory of trade policy. This book expounds the third stage, where the link between the case for free trade and for laissez faire ... More


Collective Bargaining and Social Legislation

Simon Deakin and Frank Wilkinson

in The Law of the Labour Market: Industrialization, Employment, and Legal Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198152811
eISBN:
9780191673153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152811.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the core labour market institution of collective bargaining between trade unions and employers, and its relationship to social legislation governing conditions of employment. ... More


Introduction

Paul Davies and Mark Freedland

in Towards a Flexible Labour Market: Labour Legislation and Regulation since the 1990s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217878
eISBN:
9780191712326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217878.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This introductory chapter argues that the period under review in the book saw the emergence of a dominant new concern for labour legislation and regulation policy, namely, promoting a flexible labour ... More


The Political Ideals

Athol Fitzgibbons

in Keynes's Vision: A New Political Economy

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283201
eISBN:
9780191596254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283202.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Keynes's views concerning capital, liberalism, and democracy are analysed in Ch. 9, which draws on the study of his political philosophy in Ch. 4.


‘We are All Planners Now’

Daniel Ritschel

in The Politics of Planning: The Debate on Economic Planning in Britain in the 1930s

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206477
eISBN:
9780191677151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206477.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the challenges to the free market economy at the first onset of the Great Depression in the 1870s. It identifies that the most direct assault to the free market came from the ... More


The discourse of unbridled capitalism in postwar Hong Kong

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

During the post-war period, as a broad consensus was thought to have formed in the UK around the welfare state, Hong Kong was widely heralded as an arena in which pre-1945 British capitalist and ... More


Eclectic corporatism and state interventions in post-colonial Hong Kong

Ma Ngok

in Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter outlines the transformation of governance in Hong Kong since the colonial era. It seeks to debunk the myth of Hong Kong's colonial laissez-faire policy as the result of ideological ... More


Hong Kong:: From Scandals to Stability

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Reluctant Regulators: How the West Created and How China Survived the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083251
eISBN:
9789882207349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083251.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Hong Kong was recognized as a political anachronism that was often found to be at risk. The economic strategy imposed by this British-style system was reminiscent of that from the nineteenth century ... More


Introduction

W. Max Corden

in Trade Policy and Economic Welfare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198775348
eISBN:
9780191715471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198775342.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

There are three stages of thought in the development of the normative theory of trade policy. This book expounds the third stage, where the link between the case for free trade and for laissez‐faire ... More


Freedom with Responsibility: The Social Market Economy in Germany 1918-1963

A. J. Nicholls

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208525
eISBN:
9780191678059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208525.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book goes behind the success story of the Federal Republic of Germany since the Second World War to examine the principles underpinning the so-called ‘economic miracle’. West Germany's Economics ... More


A Labour Constitution Without the State? Otto Kahn-Freund and Collective Laissez-Faire

Ruth Dukes

in The Labour Constitution: The Enduring Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199601691
eISBN:
9780191792700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601691.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines Kahn-Freund’s principle of collective laissez-faire, arguing in the first instance that it was not intended to denote a complete absence of the state, or law, from the field of ... More


Introduction: Capitalism and Antebellum Thought

Christopher W. Calvo

in The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066332
eISBN:
9780813058474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066332.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The introduction situates the concept of hybrid capitalism in the historiography of American economic thought, as well as within the literature on the history of capitalism. The influence of Adam ... More


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