Title Political Economy in the Modern State
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Author Harold A. Innis, Robert E. Babe, Edward A. Comor
ISBN 9781487522926
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 432
Book size 165 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher University of Toronto Press
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Reviews:

“Because of Innis’s writing style, his work can sometimes lead people to think that he is less politically engaged than he actually is. By bringing Political Economy in the Modern State back into active circulation among scholars and students, Robert E. Babe and Edward A. Comor correct this misunderstanding and contribute to a more robust understanding of the corpus of one of the most important scholars in twentieth-century North America.”

Michael Stamm, Associate Professor, Department of History, Michigan State University

 

“We have needed this book back in print for many years. Not only does the original material still have validity, but the work of Babe and Comor enhances this work and its contribution to scholarship on Innis. This will be a very valuable addition to the literature.”

Michael Cheney, Professor of Communication and Associate Professor of Economics, University of Illinois, Springfield


Description:

Political Economy in the Modern State is Harold Innis’s transitional and, in some respects, his most transformative book. Completed in 1946, it is a collection of fifteen chapters plus a remarkable Preface selected and crafted to address four main themes: the problem of power and peace in the post-War era; the ascent of specialized and mechanized forms of knowledge involving, most particularly, the media, the state, and the academy; the crisis facing civilization and, more generally, the modern penchant for unreflexive short-term thinking in the face of mounting contradictions; and Innis’s growing focus on what would be called media bias.

In this new edition, editors Robert E. Babe and Edward A. Comor provide not only a general introduction to Innis’s largely forgotten book but also dedicated introductions to each of its fifteen chapters and a comprehensive index. Together, Babe and Comor demonstrate how Innis’s volume reflects a shift in Innis’s focus, away from analytical relativism towards, instead, a reflexive search for objective truths.


Contents:

Editors’ Introduction

PREFACE

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 1

Chapter 1. THE NEWSPAPER IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 2

Chapter 2. AN ECONOMIC APPROACH TO ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 3

Chapter 3. THE PROBLEMS OF REHABILITATION

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 4

Chapter 4. A PLEA FOR THE UNIVERSITY TRADITION

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 5

Chapter 5. THE UNIVERSITY IN THE MODERN CRISIS

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 6

Chapter 6. ON THE ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE OF CULTURAL FACTORS

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 7

Chapter 7. POLITICAL ECONOMY IN THE MODERN STATE

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 8

Chapter 8. THE PENETRATIVE POWERS OF THE PRICE SYSTEM

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 9

Chapter 9. LIQUIDITY PREFERENCE AS A FACTOR IN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 10

Chapter 10. UNUSED CAPACITY AS A FACTOR IN CANADIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 11

Chapter 11. THE POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF UNUSED CAPACITY

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 12

Chapter 12. IMPERFECT REGIONAL COMPETITION AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS ON THE NORTH ATLANTIC SEABOARD

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 13

Chapter 13. DECENTRALIZATION AND DEMOCRACY

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 14

Chapter 14. TRANSPORTATION AND THE TARIFF

Editors’ Introduction to Chapter 15

Chapter 15. REFLECTIONS ON RUSSIA

Index


About the Author:

Harold A. Innis (1894-1952) was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory and Canadian economic history.


About the Editors:

Robert E. Babe is a professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario.

Edward Comor is a professor and faculty scholar in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario.


Target Audience:

People interested in Political Science.

 
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