Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: A Twenty First Century Agenda

1st Edition

Leonardo Burlamaqui, Rainer Kattel

January 21, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 336 Pages - 19 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138669697 - CAT# Y230780
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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2017 marked the 75th anniversary of Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, a work acknowledged as one of the most insightful books written in the 20th century. It retains a contemporary quality, and still invites criticisms, new interpretations, and extensions and across disciplines.

This book, in addition to re-examining Schumpeter’s seminal work and undertaking a 21st century update of its main themes, brings together leading social scientists to provide contemporary amendments, extensions – or eventually refutations – of key elements of Schumpeter’s vision and thesis. Issues covered include a new take on creative destruction, the contours of a theory of innovative enterprise, finance and financialization, a critique of the secular stagnation thesis, Schumpeter’s contributions to a theory of the entrepreneurial state, Schumpeterian socialism and its current relevance for understanding the "China model" and a rekindling of his democracy thesis for our times.

Bringing together leading international contributors, this book provides fresh perspectives on ideas that continue to be hugely relevant to contemporary social sciences and a guide for understanding the current tensions among capitalism, the State and democracy. These essays will be of interest to economists, social scientists and anyone with an interest in modern capitalism.

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