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Title:
Economic Thought and Institutional Change in France and Italy, 1789–1914 A Comparative Study
Author:
Soliani, Riccardo. editor.
ISBN:
9783319253541
Physical Description:
X, 221 p. 1 illus. in color. online resource.
Contents:
Part I Fighting for identity, justice and liberty -- Economics and “civilization” in Gian Domenico Romagnosi (Edoardo Ciech, Riccardo Soliani) -- Carlo Cattaneo (1801‐1869), Lombard philosopher and economist, liberal beyond federalism (Enrico Ivaldi, Riccardo Soliani, Andrea Repetto) -- Liberty, labour and human rights: institutional change and the intellectual debate on slavery in France from Condorcet to the mid-19th century (Simona Pisanelli) -- Part II Economic freedom, free trade and equity -- Whose Sismondi? Which Italy? The Reception Italy Gave Sismondi's Economic Thought (Letizia Pagliai) -- A comparative analysis of the relationship between Friedrich List and French and Italian culture (Stefano Spalletti) -- J.-B. Say: political economy and social justice (Riccardo Soliani) -- Pellegrino Rossi: A new approach to liberalism (Joël-Thomas Ravix) -- Part III Liberalism and its alternatives in various declinations -- From the people to the Industrialists: Saint-Simon and the eclipse of sovereignty (Simona Gregori) -- Institutions and development in saint-simonian political economy (Abdallah Zouache) -- An economic philosophy for the Republic: Elie Halévy, Alain, André Maurois (Ludovic Frobert) -- Economics and Sociology meet Socialism: Sombart, Durkheim and Pareto (Vitantonio Gioia).
Abstract:
This book explores the relationship between economic thought, proposals for reform of political institutions, and civil society in the period between the rise to power of Napoleon and the eve of the First World War in Italy and France – two countries with a similar cultural and political tradition and with personal mobility of the intellectual class. The first section of the book is devoted to the struggle for identity, justice, and liberty, including its economic dimensions. The relation between political and economic freedom and its effect on equity is then addressed in detail, and the third, concluding section focuses on the intellectual and political conflict between the social visions of liberalism and socialism in some of their various forms, again with consideration of the economic implications. The comparative nature of the analysis, combined with its interdisciplinary approach to the history of economic and political thought and social history, will enable the reader to understand more clearly the historical evolution of each country and the relevant contemporary political and economic issues.
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This book explores the relationship between economic thought, proposals for reform of political institutions, and civil society in the period between the rise to power of Napoleon and the eve of the First World War in Italy and France - two countries with a similar cultural and political tradition and with personal mobility of the intellectual class. The first section of the book is devoted to the struggle for identity, justice, and liberty, including its economic dimensions. The relation between political and economic freedom and its effect on equity is then addressed in detail, and the third, concluding section focuses on the intellectual and political conflict between the social visions of liberalism and socialism in some of their various forms, again with consideration of the economic implications. The comparative nature of the analysis, combined with its interdisciplinary approach to the history of economic and political thought and social history, will enable the reader to understand more clearly the historical evolution of each country and the relevant contemporary political and economic issues.