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Political Economy: A Comparative Approach, 2nd Edition

Political Economy: A Comparative Approach, 2nd Edition
Author: Barry Clark Professor Emeritus
ISBN 13: 9780275963705
ISBN 10: 275963705
Edition: 2
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: 1998-09-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 376
List Price: $45.00

In this revised edition of a widely used text various issues, such as the role of government, inflation and unemployment, poverty and inequality, and education, culture, and gender, are given a comparative analysis from the perspectives of four major economic ideologies.


Reminding us that political economy was the original social science before it devolved in the latter half of the 19th century into political science, economics, sociology, and its other at times contentious siblings, Clark (economics, U. of Wisconsin-LaCrosse)--whose prime research focus is on the ethical dimensions of public policy --offers a balanced perspective on inter- and intra- disciplinary debates by analyzing the underlying values and paradigms of four contending perspectives in political economics: the classical liberal, radical, conservative, and modern liberal. He also overviews the history of and contemporary issues in the field. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.