Alternative Perspectives of a Good Society

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As a collection of alternative views on societies, methodologies, policies and assessment of the current elements of the society, Alternative Perspectives on a Good Society brings together different authors answering different questions all within the context of visions of a good society.
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  • Hardback | 203 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.78mm | 405g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2012 ed.
  • XIV, 203 p.
  • 0230114458
  • 9780230114456

Table of contents

About the Authors * 1. Introduction to Alternative Perspectives of a Good Society John Marangos * 2. Marx And Engel's' Vision Of Building A Good Society Al Campbell * 3. Gendered Work in a "Good Society" - A Paradox to Care About Karin Schoenpflug * 4. Does the field of comparative economic systems care about the good society? A feminist angle on the need for institutional analysis in CES Lynn S. Duggan and Barbara E. Hopkins * 5. The Development Ethics Perspective of a Good Society John Marangos and Nikos Astroulakis * 6. Demystifying Finance: How to understand financializationand think of strategies for a good society Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos, John Milios and Spyros Lapatsioras * 7. Labor Standards, Gender and Decent Work in Newly Industrialized Countries: Promoting the Good Society Alex DeRuyter, Ajit Singh, Tonia Warnecke and Ann Zammit * 8. A Socially-Sensitive Developmental State: Key Economic and Politico-institutional Aspects Nikolaos Karagiannis and Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi * 9. Obesity, evolutionary psychology and the Good Society Steven Pressman * 10. Questions for a Good Society: Concluding Thoughts Ellen Mutari
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Review Text

'Marangos offers selected contributions that deal with economics and ethics from alternative perspectives.

The list of contributing authors includes scholars at various career stages, and with all exhibiting

passionate commitments toward grappling with ethical challenges of our times that the economics profession

should consider, but has tended to neglect. Marangos builds upon his strengths in Comparative

Economics, and the nine chapters that follow his introductory chapter seek to answer the question:

How might differing economic systems, and at various stages of development, attempt to create if not

good at least better and fairer societies? What unifies these authors in their efforts is a heterodox tradition

that leads each of them to think outside the economists' small box. Though the contributors are

active as professional economists concentrated and working in a variety of fields, topics dealt with are

largely focused on ethics and society. This focus renders Marangos' book useful to any potential reader

concerned with ethical questions of our day, and open to learning what our few, highly principled economists

are thinking.' John Hall, professor of Economics and International Studies, Portland State University and

research professor, Halle Institute for Economic Research

'This thought-provoking collection brings home the importance of envisioning what a better organization

of our economy and society might look like and how we might get there. Written from a range of

theoretical perspectives, the chapters are certain to stimulate discussion and debate.' Deborah M. Figart, professor of Education and Economics, The Richard Stockton College of NJ
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'Marangos offers selected contributions that deal with economics and ethics from alternative perspectives.


The list of contributing authors includes scholars at various career stages, and with all exhibiting


passionate commitments toward grappling with ethical challenges of our times that the economics profession


should consider, but has tended to neglect. Marangos builds upon his strengths in Comparative


Economics, and the nine chapters that follow his introductory chapter seek to answer the question:


How might differing economic systems, and at various stages of development, attempt to create if not


good at least better and fairer societies? What unifies these authors in their efforts is a heterodox tradition


that leads each of them to think outside the economists' small box. Though the contributors are


active as professional economists concentrated and working in a variety of fields, topics dealt with are


largely focused on ethics and society. This focus renders Marangos' book useful to any potential reader


concerned with ethical questions of our day, and open to learning what our few, highly principled economists


are thinking.' John Hall, professor of Economics and International Studies, Portland State University and


research professor, Halle Institute for Economic Research



'This thought-provoking collection brings home the importance of envisioning what a better organization


of our economy and society might look like and how we might get there. Written from a range of


theoretical perspectives, the chapters are certain to stimulate discussion and debate.' Deborah M. Figart, professor of Education and Economics, The Richard Stockton College of NJ
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About John Marangos

JOHN MARANGOS Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Crete and affiliated with Colorado State University (where he was Associate Professor of Political Economics from 2003-2009), USA.
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