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Author Murakami, Yasusuke, 1931-
Uniform Title Han koten no seiji keizaigaku. English
Title An anticlassical political-economic analysis : a vision for the next century / Yasusuke Murakami ; translated with an introduction by Kozo Yamamura.
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996.
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 Floor3  HB75 .M87713 1996    IN LIBRARY
Description xxix, 476 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-463) and index.
Contents On progress -- Nationalism and transnationalism -- The theory of hegemonic stability: a compromise between economic liberalism and nationalism -- The demise of the classical belief -- An economics of decreasing cost -- Developmentalism as a system -- The increasing complexity of the international economy -- A scenario for a new international system: the rules for polymorphic liberalism -- Developmentalism, heterogeneity, and parliamentary politics -- Understanding "understanding."
Summary In his final work, one that distills decades of research and thought, a distinguished economic thinker turned social scientist and philosopher confronts three crucial questions facing the world at the end of the century: How and in what form can a harmonious and stable post-cold war world order be created? How can the world maintain the economic performance necessary for the well-being of people while minimizing international economic conflicts and further deterioration of the world's environment? What must be done to safeguard the freedoms of all peoples?
In attempting to answer these questions, Murakami criticizes classical political-economic analysis and offers his own "anticlassical" analyses and visions for the next century. By classical political-economic analysis, Murakami refers to analyses of power politics based on the nation-state system and to classical and neoclassical economic analysis which holds that unimpeded competition and free trade are fundamental bases for increasing wealth for the benefit of all. Murakami's anticlassical stance takes the form of a new, intellectually integrated and reasoned concept called "polymorphic liberalism," which argues that traditional "progressivism"--The belief that humans have an ultimate unique path on which they will reach an ideal social and political-economic system - can no longer meet today's challenges.
Subject Economics -- History.
Economic policy -- History.
Neoclassical school of economics -- History.
Collection Title Nippon Foundation.
ISBN 0804726469 (cloth : aid-free paper)
9780804726467 (cloth : aid-free paper)
OCLC number 33818723