The political economy of destructive power

Economic science has extensively studied the creative power of individuals and social groups, but it has largely ignored the destructive power of economic agents. This highly original book redresses the balance and, for the first time, looks at how much an agent can destroy. Destructive power is con...

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Main Author: Vahabi, Mehrdad
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar c2004
Series:New horizons in institutional and evolutionary economics
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Economic science has extensively studied the creative power of individuals and social groups, but it has largely ignored the destructive power of economic agents. This highly original book redresses the balance and, for the first time, looks at how much an agent can destroy. Destructive power is conceptualised in a unique way, covering all types of deliberate (violent and non-violent) social conflict behaviour. The theoretical arguments in the book are skilfully linked to burning political issues of our time such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Second Gulf War
1. Three types of power -- 2. The meaning of destructive power -- 3. The social nature of destructive power -- 4. The value of destructive power -- 5. Sources of destructive power
Physical Description:xiv, 280 p ill
ISBN:9781845421724
1843768984
9781843768982