Economic Persuasions

Economic Persuasions

In this book, international scholars from anthropology and economics adopt a rhetorical perspective in order to make sense of material life and the theories about it.

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845454367

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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As the transition from socialism to a market economy gathered speed in the early 1990s, many people proclaimed the final success of capitalism as a practice and neoliberal economics as its accompanying science. But with the uneven achievements of the "transition"--the deepening problems of "development," persistent unemployment, the widening of the wealth gap, and expressions of resistance--the discipline of economics is no longer seen as a mirror of reality or as a unified science. How should we understand economics and, more broadly, the organization and disorganization of material life? In this book, international scholars from anthropology and economics adopt a rhetorical perspective in order to make sense of material life and the theories about it. Re-examining central problems in the two fields and using ethnographic and historical examples, they explore the intersections between these disciplines, contrast their methods and epistemologies, and show how a rhetorical approach offers a new mode of analysis while drawing on established contributions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Exam Prep for Economic Persuasions

Exam Prep for  Economic Persuasions

This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Economic Persuasions Items include highly probable exam items: Market system, Economies of scale, Finance, Budget constraint, Present value, Public good, ...

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The Art of Economic Persuasion

The Art of Economic Persuasion

In its most manifest form , economic persuasion could include , for example ,
governmental subsidization of East - West trade . Similarly , the contributors to
Reinhard Rode and Hanns - Dieter Jacobsen ( 1985 ) investigate the utility of
what ...

Author: Patricia A. Davis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047210988X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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How the government and private interests in Germany cooperated to create friendly relations with Poland before the fall of communism
Categories: Political Science

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

Ruben George Oliven, “The Money Rhetoric in the United States” in Economic
Persuasions, ed. Stephen Gudeman (New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2009
), 174–5. 2. Larry Ellioty and Dan Atkinson, The Age of Insecurity (London & New
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Author: Mikkel Thorup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137594167

Category: History

Page: 248

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The book investigates the many ways that economic and moral reasoning interact, overlap and conflict both historically and at present. The book explores economic and moral thinking as a historically contingent pair using the concept of economic normativities. The contributors use case studies including economic practices, such as trade and finance and tax and famine reforms in the British colonies to explore the intellectual history of how economic and moral issues interrelate.
Categories: History

Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics

Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics

I thank the editors of American Journal of Agricultural Economics , American
Sociologist , Critical Review , Eastern Economic Journal , Economic Notes ,
Economics and Philosophy , Journal of Economic Psychology , Market Process ,
Politics ...

Author: Donald N. McCloskey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521436036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 445

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Donald McCloskey's previous books, The Rhetoric of Economics and If You're So Smart, aimed to bring economics back into the wider conversation of the day. In Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics he carries the conversation further, into the seminars of philosophers. His message is that economics is a science, but a human science. It is properly mathematical, but literary too. His book is highly unusual: a work of technical economics that can be read by anyone, a witty guide to the ins and outs of economic philosophy expressed in plain English.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Strategy of Campaigning

The Strategy of Campaigning

people drawn from various political and economic persuasions. President
Reagan's economic program, which represented a significant departure from
previous policies, reflected this new outlook and differed only in degree and
packaging ...

Author: Kiron Skinner

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472033195

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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Explores the political careers of Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin, who overcame defeat early in their political careers and rose to the highest elected offices in their respective countries
Categories: Political Science

Capitalism and Its Discontents

Capitalism and Its Discontents

Adam Smith, regarded by many as the intellectual godfather of modern
economics and the case for a decentralized ... the center of gravity has waxed
and waned among different schools of thought and political and economic
persuasions.

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Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 0817943137

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Persuasions and Prejudices

Persuasions and Prejudices

... making available once again this significant effort to understand the
relationships between religion and the economy . ... systems , particularly in the
light of the rise of modem communism as a major political and economic force of
our age .

Author: Irving Louis Horowitz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412830737

Category: Social Science

Page: 642

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With the presumption that review essays, and statements written for special occasions may reveal as much about the writer as those written about, Irving Louis Horowitz has collected thirty-five years of his criticism and commentary. Included are comments on the famous, near famous, and infamous sociologists, political scientists, and assorted literary figures in between. Taken as a whole, this volume will surprise and delight readers who are acquainted with Horowitz's other works as well as those who are interested in the people he writes about. Written with characteristic verve and nerve, these statements sometimes combine two or more reviews into one statement, often of substantial length. Altogether the collection gives a picture of twentieth-century social science as an ongoing dialogue within itself about the nature of social reality, as well as the nature of the disciplines seeking to define that reality. The results are sometimes serious, other times amusing, but uniformly compelling. The book covers Arendt to Zetterberg, and such major figures in between as Becker, Bell, de Jouvenel, Mills, Parsons, Solzhenitsyn, and more than eighty other leading lights who have had an effect on the contemporary social landscape. All are critically examined, sometimes positively, other times negatively. Long recognized as a major figure in his own right, Horowitz writes with the kind of refreshing frankness experts will appreciate and the general reader will understand. The underlying assumption behind the volume, giving its disparate parts a unified characteristic, is that together these observations on others amount to a general theory of social science held by the author. Whether his larger ambition is accepted or disputed, there is no doubt that the volume provides a standard against which to measure the literary quality of reviewing in the world of professional social research.
Categories: Social Science

Political Persuasion and Attitude Change

Political Persuasion and Attitude Change

CHAPTER 10 Persuasion in Context: The Multilevel Structure of Economic
Evaluations Jeffery J. Mondak, Diana C. Mutz, and Robert Huckfeldt The idea that
social context influences political attitudes is now widely accepted in studies of ...

Author: Diana Carole Mutz

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472065556

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

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Introduces and defines a new field of research on the way political attitudes are influenced and changed
Categories: Political Science

Foundations of Classical Sociological Theory Functionalism Conflict and Action

Foundations of Classical Sociological Theory  Functionalism  Conflict and Action

He begins by pointing out these differences in their economic persuasions. All
those people who are businessmen, owners of capital, upper-level skilled
workers, and experts in technology and trade are mostly Protestants. There could
be ...

Author: Paramjit S. Judge

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131799635

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Page: 248

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Foundations of Classical Sociological Theory: Functionalism, Conflict and Action provides an extensive analysis of classical sociological theory by giving readers an introduction to the life and ideas of all the eminent thinkers. The book begins by giving an overview of the emergence of sociology as a discipline in the background of socio-economic development that characterized Europe in 18th century. The first part of the book examines how the theorists viewed society as an organism; the second part takes cognizance of the conflict theory and third part deals with the emergence of action theory which took ambivalent position with regard to science and emphasized human agency and consciousness. Written in a very simple language, this book will help students delve deeper into the subject.
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Public Management and Governance in Malaysia

Public Management and Governance in Malaysia

Governments of varying political and economic persuasions have introduced
major reform programmes seeking to tackle some chronic problems facing the
public sector and to improve their performance in line with the rising expectations
of ...

Author: Noore Alam Siddiquee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415504287

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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The past two and a half decades have seen major transformations in public sector management and governance across the globe. This book examines the ways public sector management and governance in Malaysia has changed and is changing under contemporary reform models. Chapters are written by well-established scholars and academics with intimate knowledge in their respective fields, and provide a thorough and insightful analysis of the reform trends and developments on a range of topics. These include performance management, compensation reforms, public budgeting, accounting and reporting, privatisation and public-private partnership, e-government, managing ethics and accountability, local government and inter-governmental relations. While the book surveys the topics that are central to public sector management and governance, it also focuses on the nature of reforms and changes that were introduced, as well as the forces that have shaped their design and implementation process, and the initial impacts and results. Overall, the book provides students and scholars of Politics and Southeast Asian Studies with a greater appreciation and deeper understanding of the recent developments and current trends of public sector management.
Categories: Political Science

The Voice of the Poor

The Voice of the Poor

Essays cover the interaction between rich and poor nations, economic development, U.S.-Soviet conflicts in Third World nations, the arms race, and inflation What is surprising about these essays is not the insight and grace with which they ...

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674942965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 88

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Essays cover the interaction between rich and poor nations, economic development, U.S.-Soviet conflicts in Third World nations, the arms race, and inflation
Categories: Business & Economics

The Jacksonian Persuasion

The Jacksonian Persuasion

6 * * * The Judges and the Judged A VIEW OF ECONOMIC PURPOSES I have
thus far treated economic processes as somehow external to the Jacksonians
who experienced and judged them . If , however , I am right that the Monster Bank
of ...

Author: Marvin Meyers

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804705062

Category: History

Page: 302

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Meyers's book is a major study in Jacksonian democracy and in the art of analyzing political communications.
Categories: History

Postwar Economic Problems

Postwar Economic Problems

Its faults are , I think , largely attributable to the distorted economic analysis and
the prevailing policy persuasions of the immediate prewar years . But all that is
water over the dam . In spite of bad fiscal policies and inept economic leadership
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Author: Joseph Alois Schumpeter

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UOM:39015076649212

Category: Economic policy

Page: 417

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Categories: Economic policy

The Rhetorical Emergence of Culture

The Rhetorical Emergence of Culture

... as internal—of explaining, naturalizing, justifying, or overcoming dissociating
crises and destinies. The third volume, Economic Persuasions, edited by
Stephen Gudeman, applies rhetoric culture theory to economics, a field that
Introduction.

Author: Christian Meyer

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857451132

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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"Just as rhetoric is founded in culture, culture is founded in rhetoric" - the first half of this central statement from the International Rhetoric Culture Project is abundantly evidenced. It is the latter half that this volume explores: how does culture emerge out of rhetorical action, out of seemingly dispersed individual actions and interactions? The contributors do not rely on rhetorical "text" alone but engage the situational, bodily, and often antagonistic character of cultural and communicative practices. The social situation itself is argued to be the fundamental site of cultural creation, as will-driven social processes are shaped by cognitive dispositions and shape them in turn. Drawing on expertise in a variety of disciplines and regions, the contributors critically engage dialogical approaches in their emphasis on how a view from rhetoric changes our perception of people's intersubjective and conjoint creation of culture.
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The Fascist Persuasion in Radical Politics

The Fascist Persuasion in Radical Politics

Drucker conceived “consumption management” to be the “secret” of totalitarian
economic policy. If it was, it is clearly a perfectly rational economic strategy for a
community undertaking a drive for industrial maturity.” The economy goes into ...

Author: A. James Gregor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400869213

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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How valid are the assertions of contemporary radicals who insist that they are "Marxists"? A. James Gregor measures the distance that separates today's radicals from the belief system of Marx and Engels. He finds that the characteristic qualities of modern mass-mobilizing movements bear more impressive similarities to the paradigmatic Fascism of Benito Mussolini than to "classical Marxism." Thus he offers a new conceptual framework for the analysis of contemporary totalitarian movements and established regimes. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Essays in Persuasion

Essays in Persuasion

Whilst a certain proportion of these essays deal with matters which now belong to the past, a considerable number relate to affairs the full course of which has not yet run and where the proposals and ideas set forth still have practical ...

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789123494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Essays In Persuasion, which was first published in 1931, was author John Maynard Keynes’ first volume of collected essays. In it he gathered together various writings on public affairs from 1919-1931, including some extracts from his published books. The essays taken as a whole embody forecasts and recommendations made by the author on a variety of subjects which can now be checked by the course of events. Essays In Persuasion is divided into five sections which deal respectively with (1) The Treaty of Peace, (2) Inflation and Deflation, (3) The Return to the Gold Standard, (4) Politics, and (5) The Future. Whilst a certain proportion of these essays deal with matters which now belong to the past, a considerable number relate to affairs the full course of which has not yet run and where the proposals and ideas set forth still have practical application.
Categories: Business & Economics

Think on These Things

Think on These Things

... and economic persuasions. This insight created the need in me to alert the
morally blind world to the virtual whirlwind of catastrophes atop us and on the
immediate horizon. I knew there was a reason that I love reading and love writing
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Author: Thomas J. Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479728398

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has purpose, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. George Bernard Shaw In these essays the author, having gained experience through a remarkable series of diverse occupations and associations, provides his seasoned, is sometimes acerbic opinions on matters of faith, morals, politics, the national economy, foreign affairs and family values.Some of the opinions echo Albert Camus's observation, "The struggle is endless and futile, but engaging in the struggle is what makes one human".
Categories: Social Science

Party Music

Party Music

Jazz musicians expanded their repertoire to include rhythm—driven
instrumentals inspired by Brown's supremely talented backing band. Brown's
performance was one space where blacks of all political and economic
persuasions could enter ...

Author: Rickey Vincent

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613744956

Category: Music

Page: 432

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Party Music explores the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, when the rise of a black militant movement also gave rise to a “Black Awakening” in the arts--and especially in music. Here Rickey Vincent, the award-winning author of Funk, explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement from the vantage point of the musicians and black revolutionaries themselves. Party Music introduces readers to the Black Panther's own band, the Lumpen, a group comprised of rank-and-file members of the Oakland, California-based Party. During their year-long tenure, the Lumpen produced hard-driving rhythm-and-blues that asserted the revolutionary ideology of the Black Panthers. Through his rediscovery of the Lumpen, and based on new interviews with Party and band members, Vincent provides an insider's account of black power politics and soul music aesthetics in an original narrative that reveals more detail about the Black Revolution than ever before. Rickey Vincent is the author of Funk: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the One, and has written for the Washington Post, American Legacy, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
Categories: Music

Rush to Gold

Rush to Gold

... French observers of all political and economic persuasions had agreed that
California was a wonderful place to make money. A large number mined (with
boundless hope and uncertain results); some in the camps became merchants;
many ...

Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300181401

Category: History

Page: 342

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The California Gold Rush attracted 300,000 gold seekers in the mid-1800s, and it is the story of 30,000 Frenchman who came by sea that is told in The Rush to Gold. This is the first book to give an international focus to this pivotal time.
Categories: History