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The Foundations of Political Economy and Social Reform

Economy and Society in Eighteenth Century France

Edited by Ryuzo Kuroki, Yusuke Ando

© 2018 – Routledge

202 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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This book brings together leading contributors to explore the development of political economy in eighteenth century France from an interdisciplinary perspective, in particular the ideas for social reform proposed before the Revolution. Political economy in the Eighteenth century encompassed not only what we traditionally regard as economics but also moral philosophy, natural jurisprudence and political theory.

This volume explores the different arguments that were made for reforming the economic organisation of the Ancien Régime before the French Revolution. In doing so, the contributors show that political economy in France laid the foundation for social reform ideas throughout the whole of the eighteenth century.

Table of Contents

Introduction……………………………………………………………………Ryuzo Kuroki and Yusuke Ando

  1. The First Financial Market Bubble: Perspectives from John Law and Richard Cantillon ………………………………………………………………………………… Antoin E. Murphy
  2. Peace through Commerce or Jealousy of Commerce? Jean-Bernard Le Blanc on Great Britain in the mid-Eighteenth Century …………………………………………………………… Yoshie Kawade
  3. Achieve National Glory or Promote Human Prosperity? War and the Economy in the Writings of the Physiocrats ………………………………………………………..…………… Yusuke Ando
  4. Philosophie économique: The case of the Physiocrats ………………………… Philippe Steiner
  5. Quesany’s Contribution to Classical Political Economy ………………….……… Gianni Vaggi
  6. Turgot: A Successor to Quesnay and a Forerunner of Smith …………………… Ryuzo Kuroki
  7. Luxury and Industry: The Early Industrialism of Forbonnais ……………..…….. Shohei Yoneda
  8. Rousseau’s Virtuous Economics ……………………………………………… Christophe Salvat
  9. OE/Économie and Science in France during the Age of Social Reform (1760–1790): Agronomy, Natural History, and Political Arithmetic ……………..………………………………… Sayaka Oki
  10. Pierre Prévost’s Political Economy and Contemporary Intellectual Networks

………………………………………………………………………….……….… Hiroshi Kitami

About the Editors

Ryuzo Kuroki is Professor in the College of Economics, Rikkyo University, Japan.

Yusuke Ando is Associate Professor in the College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University, Japan.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History