Economic Knowledge in Socialism, 1945–89

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This is what the contributions to this volume do: historicizing our preconceived notion of socialism being an oppressive system in which everything that could emerge as economic knowledge was overdetermined by the political pre-script. As in every other historical context, so did socialism both limit and enable the forces that bring about economic ideas. Hence, instead of blaming the dogmatists and ideologues, celebrating the reformers and rebels, and bemoaning the victims, we suggest trying to understand the world that brought about such personae of the socialist economist.

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