The intellectual trajectory of Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish Nobel
Laureate economist, sociologist, and politician, brings us through
many of the major issues in the world economy and politics of the
20th century. This new volume explores Myrdal's work on three major
themes: breaking away from conventional assumptions in Political
Economy (and highlighting flaws that can still be found in today's
teachings on Political Economy); finding ways of re-creating Europe
after WW II, including the discussions between liberal Americans
and European social democrats on how to create a more cooperative
and socially just international order; and understanding the impact
or environmental concerns on growth and development, starting with
Myrdal's participation in the first UN Conference on Environment in
Stockholm 1960 and continuing with his later writings. What is then
the relevance of these themes today? In times when financial crisis
threatens to block international and domestic economies, when the
European Union's promises of prosperity and cooperation seems to be
severely threatened and when there is a large consensus that
current modes of economic development are ecologically
unsustainable: can we find ways of transcending seemingly
intractable dilemmas? These questions will be discussed in the
final part of the book.
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