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Transcending Transaction

The Search for Self-Generating Markets, 1st Edition

By Alan Shipman


232 pages

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Transcending Transaction examines recent attempts to show how, in theory and history, market transaction can emerge from the unregulated interaction of competitive traders. Alan Shipman examines the legal, informational, organisational, social and financial foundations of market trade, focusing on the possible routes by which it could arise without the influence of pre-market social conventions or political structures.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A World They Never Made

1. Getting Markets Started: Transactions, Trade and Trust

2. Legal Foundations: Contract Rules and Property Rights

3. Epistemological Foundations: Information and Knowledge

4. Ontological Foundations: Technology and Culture

5. Organizational Foundations: Companies and Capitals

6. Corporate Foundations: Markets versus Managerialism

7. Financial Foundations: Credit, Insurance and Money

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy