The Constitution of Liberty

The Constitution of Liberty

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Working after the war, Hayek's writing was very much against the tide of mainstream Keynesian economic thought. But in the 1970s and 1980s - the eras of Thatcherism and Reaganomics - he was championed as a prophet of neo-liberalism by those who were seeking to revolutionize the post-war social consensus. The Constitution of Liberty is crucial reading for all those seeking to understand ideas that have become the orthodoxy in the age of the globalized economy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 39.37mm | 620g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 041540424X
  • 9780415404242
  • 119,755

Table of contents

Preface Introduction Part 1: The Value of Freedom 1. Liberty and Liberties 2. The Creative Powers of a Free Civilisation 3. The Common Sense of Progress 4. Freedom, Reason and Tradition 5. Responsibility and Freedom 6. Equality, Value and Merit 7. Majority Rule 8. Employment and Independence Part 2: Freedom and the Law 9. Coercion and the State 10. Law, Commands and Order 11. The Origins of the Rule of Law 12. The American Contribution: Constitutionalism 13. Liberalism and Administration: The Rechtsstaat 14. The Safeguards of Individual Liberty 15. Economic Policy and the Rule of Law 16. The Decline of the Law Part 3: Freedom in the Welfare State 17. The Decline of Socialism and the Rise of the Welfare State 18. Labor Unions and Employment 19. Social Security 20. Taxation and Redistribution 21. The Monetary Framework 22. Housing and Town Planning 23. Agriculture and Natural Resources 24. Education and Research: Postscript - Why I Am Not a Conservative
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'Professor von Hayek has boldly taken for his province the whole science of man and has deployed his powerful and lucid mind over the entire range of its concerns.' - The Spectator
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About F. a. Hayek

Friedrich A. Hayek, geb. 1899, gest. 1992, absolvierte ein Studium der Rechtswissenschaften sowie der Staatswissenschaften (mit Abschluss als Dr. rer. pol.). 1929 erfolgte seine Habilitation an der Universität Wien. Sein Lebensweg führte ihn an verschiedene Universitäten in London, New York, Chicago, Freiburg sowie Salzburg. Er pflegte Kontakte zu wichtigen Persönlichkeiten wie L. von Mises, M. Friedman, G. Stigler, G. von Haberler, F. Machlup, O. Morgenstern, E. Voegelin, M. Herzfeld und J. W. Jenks. In den Dreißigerjahren wurde Hayek zu einem Hauptkritiker des Sozialismus. Neben einer Fülle von akademischen Auszeichnungen und Ehrungen erhielt Hayek 1974 den Nobelpreis für Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Sein Lebenswerk umfasst 50 Bücher, knapp 30 Broschüren und rund 270 wissenschaftliche Aufsätze sowie Übersetzungen seiner Werke in nahezu 20 Sprachen.
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