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Wilhelm Röpke (1899–1966) A Liberal Political Economist and Conservative Social Philosopher
Commun, Patricia. editor.
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X, 272 p. online resource.
The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences, 20
I. Wilhelm Röpke as a Pragmatic Political Economist and Eclectic Social Philosopher: An Introduction -- II. Wilhelm Röpke: New Biographical Insights -- 1. Between Two Continents: Wilhelm Röpke’s Years in Istanbul -- 2. Wilhelm Röpke’s Utopia and Swiss Reality: From Neoliberalism to Neoconservatism -- 3. The Making of the “Third way”: Wilhelm Röpke, Luigi Einaudi, and the Identity of Neoliberalism -- 4. Paleo- and Neoliberals: Ludwig von Mises and the “Ordo Interventionists” -- III. Wilhelm Röpke as a Political Economist: Between Keynes and the Austrians -- 5. The Moral Foundations of Society and Technological Progress of the Economy in the Workof Wilhelm Röpke -- 6. Was Wilhelm Röpke Really a Proto-Keynesian? -- 7. Wilhelm Röpke’s Report on the Brauns Commission: Advocating a Pragmatic Business Cycle Policy -- 8. The Secondary Depression: An Integral Part of Wilhelm Röpke’s Business Cycle Theory -- IV. Wilhelm Röpke as a Social Philosopher: Between Conservatism and Liberalism -- IV. A) Wilhelm Röpke and Conservatism -- 9. From Basel to Brooklyn: Liberal Cultural Pessimism in Jacob Burckhardt, Wilhelm Röpke, and the American Neoconservatives -- 10. Wilhelm Röpke: Why He Was a Conservative -- 11. Wilhelm Röpke and American Conservatism -- 12. Cultural Pessimism and Liberal Regeneration? Wilhelm Röpke as an Ideological In-between in German Social Philosophy -- IV. B) Wilhelm Röpke and Liberalism.- 13. Wilhelm Röpke on Liberalism, Culture, and Economic Development -- 14. Scepticism about Markets and Optimism about Culture -- 15. Democracy, Liberalism, and Moral Order in Wilhelm Röpke: A Comparison with James M. Buchanan -- 16. The Relevance of Wilhelm Röpke in a Post-Totalitarian World.
This volume provides a comprehensive account of Wilhelm Röpke as a liberal political economist and social philosopher. Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966) was a key protagonist of transatlantic neoliberalism, a prominent public intellectual and a gifted international networker. As an original thinker, he always positioned himself at the interface between political economy and social philosophy, as well as between liberalism and conservatism. Röpke’s endeavors to combine these elements into a coherent whole, as well as his embeddedness in European and American intellectual networks of liberal and conservative thinkers, are a central theme throughout the book. The volume includes papers by international experts from a conference in Geneva on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Röpke’s passing. The first part focuses on new biographical insights into his exile years in Istanbul and Geneva, while the second part discusses his business cycle theory in the context of the Great Depression, and the third part elaborates on his multifaceted social philosophy. Wilhelm Röpke was among the most important thinkers within the classical liberal revival post-WWII, with intriguing tensions between liberalism and conservatism. A highly recommended volume. –– Peter J. Boettke, 2016-2018 President of the Mont Pèlerin Society and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, George Mason University  This important collection of papers provides an in-depth assessment of Wilhelm Röpke’s contributions, placing him in the context of his time. A fine contribution. –– Bruce J. Caldwell, Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy and Research Professor of Economics, Duke University.
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