The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences

The State as Utopia

Continental Approaches

Editors: Backhaus, Jürgen Georg (Ed.)

  • Contributors are from both academic and profession backgrounds
  • Considers utopias which are virtually unknown or have never been studied in English
  • Uses the concept of utopia to test the Schumpeterian Hypothesis of Creative Destruction
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This book examines utopias in classical political economy and is based on the papers presented by leading scholars at the 22nd Heilbronn Symposium in the Economics and the Social Sciences. The book focuses on the tension between the State and utopia (the State as utopia vs. utopia instead of a state). The contributors also study the question of whether seafaring and landlocked states visualize the commonwealth differently and develop different utopias, and it is concluded they do not. The volume therefore follows the refutation of the Schumpeterian Hypothesis that more concentrated industries stimulate innovation. Though the hypothesis is refuted it still remains important, the chapters argue, because it charts out an entire research program, serves as a benchmark of definite public and private sector boundaries, and defines the grammar of discourse for constitutional economic policy in OECD states. These themes are explored in detail through contributions by economists, philosophers, and social historians. The contributors examine utopias hitherto never or rarely reviewed in the English language, making this book of interest to students and scholars in economics, political science and the history of economic thought.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Backhaus, Jürgen Georg

    Pages 1-2

  • A Demand-Revealing Utopia

    Tideman, Nicolaus

    Pages 3-5

  • Economic, City Planning, and Environmental Proposals by Plato in the City of Atlantis and of the Laws

    Baloglou, Christos P.

    Pages 7-9

  • Property in a Utopian State, Informed by Ideas of Pufendorf and Locke

    Tideman, Nicolaus

    Pages 11-18

  • John Stuart Mill and the Utopian Tradition

    Montgomery, Michael R.

    Pages 19-34

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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2776-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The State as Utopia
Book Subtitle
Continental Approaches
Editors
  • Jürgen Georg Backhaus
Series Title
The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7500-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7500-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7499-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2776-6
Series ISSN
1572-1744
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 210
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