Political Economy and Colonial Ireland
The Propagation and Ideological Functions of Economic Discourse in the Nineteenth Century
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Political Economy and Colonial Ireland by Thomas A. Boylan
Book Description'I believe that next to good Religious education, a sound knowledge of Political Economy would tend as much to tranquilize this country, if not more, than any other branch of knowledge that can be taught in schools.' - Cork Schools Inspector, 1853 In a nineteenth century Ireland that was divided socially, economically, politically and denominationally, consensus was sought in the new discipline of political economy, which claimed to be scientifically impartial and to transcend all divisions. The authors explore the ideological mission of political economy, and the reasons for the failure of that mission in the wake of the crisis induced by the great famine of 1846/47.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415066280
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas A. Boylan
Hahn and Economic Methodology, Hardback (January 2012)
Frank Hahn's powerful critiques of current economic methodology and innovative reconstructions of economic theorizing have long challenged the views of practising economists. This title presents a study of Hahn's methodological writings. It is suitable for scholars with an interest in the philosophy of economics.
Popper and Economic Methodology, Hardback (September 2007)
Explores a number of major themes central to the work of Karl Popper. Including expert contributions from thinkers such as Tony Lawson, Vela Velupillai and John McCall, this book documents the tensions that have resulted from Popperian thought.
Beyond Rhetoric and Realism in Economics, Paperback (June 1995)» View all books by Thomas A. Boylan
Boylan and O'Gorman inject a fresh empiricist voice into the debate on economic methodology. They strike a reasonable middle ground between the extremes of scientific realism and the rhetoric of economics.
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