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The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time

Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. 1944. xiii + 305. Review Essay by Anne Mayhew, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee. amayhew@utk.edu Markets to Market to Protection: Karl Polanyi’s Great Transformation Karl Polanyi, once a World War I officer in the Austro-Hungarian army, a lecturer at […]

Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century

Published by EH.NET (August 2003) Mark Blyth, Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xii + 284 pp. $60 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-81176-7; $22 (paperback), ISBN: 0-521-01052-7. Reviewed for EH.NET by Janet T. Knoedler, Department of Economics, Bucknell University. Mark Blyth begins his important new book, Great […]

Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Published by EH.Net (May 2024). Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan. Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. New York: Routledge, 2018. 292 pp. $54.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1138831131. Reviewed for EH.Net by Yakov Feygin, Center for Public Enterprise and Jain Family Institute.   The Russia-Ukraine conflict has been taken by some […]

Traders in Men: Merchants and the Transformation of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Published by EH.Net (April 2024). Nicholas Radburn. Traders in Men: Merchants and the Transformation of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2023. xii +341 pp. $35 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0300257618. Reviewed for EH.Net by Matthew David Mitchell, The University of the South.   Among historians of business generally, it goes without saying that […]

A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism

Published by EH.Net (September 2023). Nelson Lichtenstein and Judith Stein. A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023. 525 pp. $39.95 (hardback), ISBN 978-0691245508. Reviewed for EH.Net by James K. Galbraith, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.   This […]

Averting a Great Divergence: State and Economy in Japan, 1868-1937

Published by EH.Net (May 2020) Peer Vries, Averting a Great Divergence: State and Economy in Japan, 1868-1937. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. iii + 310 pp. $120 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-350-12167-6. Reviewed for EH.Net by Mark Koyama, Department of Economics, George Mason University.   Peer Vries is well known for several monographs on the historical origins of […]

Dollars for Dixie: Business and the Transformation of Conservatism in the Twentieth Century

Published by EH.Net (December 2018) Katherine Rye Jewell, Dollars for Dixie: Business and the Transformation of Conservatism in the Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xvii + 317 pp. $50 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-107-17402-3. Reviewed for EH.Net by Gavin Wright, Department of Economics, Stanford University.   In Dollars for Dixie, Katherine Rye Jewell traces […]

Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America

Published by EH.Net (September 2016) Tracy Neumann, Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. v + 270 pp. $50 (cloth), ISBN: 978-0-8122-4827-2. Reviewed for EH.Net by David R. Meyer, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Western Europe, especially Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, […]

Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America

Published by EH.Net (October 2015) David George Surdam, Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press. xviii + 305 pp. $99 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-19-021157-8. Reviewed for EH.Net by F. Andrew Hanssen, Department of Economics, Clemson University. Economist David Surdam takes on an enormous task: To explore […]

The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy

Published by EH.Net (April 2014) Evan F. Koenig, Robert Leeson, and George A. Kahn, editors, The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 2012. xix + 347 pp. $35 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-8179-1404-2. Reviewed for EH.Net by Paul F. Gentle, NCC British Higher Education (Guangzhou, China). This book explains the […]