Alternative Perspectives of a Good Society (Perspectives from Social Economics) (Hardcover)
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.
About the Author
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.
'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 exhibitingpassionate commitments toward grappling with ethical challenges of our times that the economics professionshould consider, but has tended to neglect. Marangos builds upon his strengths in ComparativeEconomics, 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 notgood—at least better and fairer societies? What unifies these authors in their efforts is a heterodox traditionthat leads each of them to think outside the economists' small box. Though the contributors areactive as professional economists concentrated and working in a variety of fields, topics dealt with arelargely focused on ethics and society. This focus renders Marangos' book useful to any potential readerconcerned with ethical questions of our day, and open to learning what our few, highly principled economistsare thinking.'—John Hall, professor of Economics and International Studies, Portland State University andresearch professor, Halle Institute for Economic Research
'This thought-provoking collection brings home the importance of envisioning what a better organizationof our economy and society might look like and how we might get there. Written from a range oftheoretical perspectives, the chapters are certain to stimulate discussion and debate.'—Deborah M. Figart, professor of Education and Economics, The Richard Stockton College of NJ