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Author Ricci, David M., author.

Title A political science manifesto for the age of populism : challenging growth, markets, inequality, and resentment / David M. Ricci, The Hebrew University.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK Cambridge    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (unnumbered page 129-234) and indexes.
Summary "Populism and authoritarian-populist parties have surged in the 21st century. In the United States, Donald Trump appears to have become the poster president for the surge. David M. Ricci, in this call to arms, thinks Trump is symptomatic of the changes that have caused a crisis among Americans - namely, mass economic and creative destruction: automation, outsourcing, deindustrialization, globalization, privatization, financialization, digitalization, and the rise of temporary jobs - all breeding resentment. Rather than dwelling on symptoms, Ricci focuses on the root of our nation's problems. Thus, creative destruction, aiming at perpetual economic growth, encouraged by neoliberalism, creates the economic inequality that fuels resentment and leads to increased populism. Ricci urges political scientists to highlight this destruction meaningfully and substantively, to use empirical realism to put human beings back into politics. Ricci's sensible argument conveys a sense of political urgency, grappling with real-world problems and working to transform abstract speculations into tangible, useful tools. The result is a passionate book, important not only to political scientists, but to anyone who cares about public life"--From publisher's website.
Note Description based on online resource (viewed September 6, 2020).
Contents Preface -- 1. The Age of Populism. A Compound Proposition ; What is Political Science For? ; A Previous Political Era ; Populism ; Three Responses ; Consulting Great Thinkers ; Neoliberalism -- 2. The Temple of Science. Scope and Methods ; Procedure and Substance ; Universities ; Multiversities ; The Temple of Science ; The Temple's Roof ; Limitations ; Economics -- 3. Mainstream Economics. Mainstream Economics ; Mainstream Assumptions ; Methodological Individualism ; Rational Calculations ; Utility ; Self-Interest ; Prices ; The Invisible Hand ; Equilibrium ; Mainstream Teachings ; Gross Domestic Product and Welfare ; Markets and Value ; Economic Growth ; Three Propositions ; The Salience of Economics ; Methodological Individualism ; Voluntary Exchanges ; Academic Imperialism -- 4. Creative Destruction. Promoting Growth ; Success for Economics ; Cognitive Capture ; An Extra-Scholarly Role ; Creative Destruction ; The Cost Side ; Luddites ; Who is Getting What? ; The Road Not Taken -- 5. Targeting Neoliberalism. Karl Polanyi ; Targeting Neoliberalism ; What is Neoliberalism? ; Homo Politicus ; Homo Economicus ; Economic Consequences ; The Market-Based Society ; Natural Markets ; Entrepreneurs ; Free Trade ; Shareholders and Stakeholders ; Scarcity ; Economic Growth ; Ideology ; Political Consequences ; Public Goods ; Democracy ; The Middle Class ; Populism ; The Death of Truth ; John Stuart Mill ; 6. Humanism ; The Default Setting ; Humanism ; A New Role ; Against Tyranny ; For Realism ; What Should We Challenge? ; Real People ; Real Markets ; Driverless Cars -- 7. A Story for Political Science ; Lists and Stories ; A Tale for Political Scientists ; An Immoral Index ; Another Immoral Index ; Hartz's Story ; Where Hartz was Right ; Politics ; Redistribution ; Political Action ; Just Say No? ; George Bernard Shaw -- Notes.
Subject Populism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Populism -- Economic aspects -- United States -- 21st century.
Income distribution -- Political aspects -- United States -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Political science -- History -- 21st century.
Neoliberalism -- United States.
Income distribution -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00968683
Neoliberalism. (OCoLC)fst01737382
Political science. (OCoLC)fst01069781
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Populism. (OCoLC)fst01071658
Populism -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01071659
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Manifestoes -- Great Britain -- Cambridge -- 2020.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Ricci, David M. A Political Science Manifesto for the Age of Populism Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2020 9781108479424
ISBN 9781108785440 (electronic book)
1108785441 (electronic book)
9781108479424 (hardback)
9781108743051 (paperback)
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