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The History of Economic and Social Thought

The History of Economic and Social Thought

(Dr C. Muldrew and Dr I. Cardinale)

This course focuses upon a number of basic themes in the history of economic and social thought through intensive study of the writings of certain seventeenth, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors: mercantilism; the nature of money and monetary relations (John Locke and John Law); regulation and laissez-faire (Adam Smith); economic and social reform; the Industrial Revolution; the state and social change; the development of capitalist modernity and social theory (Marx, Weber); the 'Marginal Revolution'; paradigms of economic thought; recurrence of themes in twentieth-century thought.

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This course focuses upon a number of basic themes in the history of economic and social thought through intensive study of the writings of certain seventeenth, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors: mercantilism; the nature of money and monetary relations (John Locke and John Law); regulation and laissez-faire (Adam Smith); economic and social reform; the Industrial Revolution; the state and social change; the development of capitalist modernity and social theory (Marx, Weber); the 'Marginal Revolution'; paradigms of economic thought; recurrence of themes in twentieth-century thought.

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