The birth of economic competitiveness: Rejoinder to Breckman and Trägårdh

Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 10 (3):409-470 (1996)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Abstract In ?The Worth of Nations? I proposed that nationalism was a major factor in the emergence of the modem, growth?oriented economy. In response to criticisms, I demonstrate here the nationalistic inspiration of seventeenth?century English?or British?economic tracts. Urging a reconsideration of earlier approaches (such as that of W.W. Rostow) to the problem of why?rather than how?the modern economy emerged, I agree with Max Weber's challenge to the naturalness of our proclivity for constant economic expansion, while departing from his explanation for it.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,252

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Nationalism, individualism, and capitalism: Reply to Greenfeld.Warren Breckman & Lars Trägårdh - 1996 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 10 (3):389-407.
The worth of nations: Some economic implications of nationalism.Liah Greenfeld - 1995 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 9 (4):555-584.
The rise and fall of the German miracle.Wolfgang Kerber & Sandra Hartig - 1999 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 13 (3-4):337-358.
Unsustainable Growth, Unsustainable Capitalism.Petter Naess - 2006 - Journal of Critical Realism 5 (2):197-227.
Cultural Values, Economic Growth and Development.Symphorien Ntibagirirwa - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 84 (3):297 - 311.
The making of the economy: a phenomenology of economic science.Edward Nik-Khah - 2013 - Journal of Economic Methodology 20 (1):86 - 91.
Economic values in the configuration of science.Wenceslao J. González - 2008 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 96 (1):85-112.


Added to PP

26 (#580,768)

6 months
3 (#928,914)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations