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OPEN YALE COURSES - CAPITALISM
Below is a complete listing of the course books for PLSC 270, Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform, as well as other related titles. The Yale University Press books listed below that are related to this course are available through this online catalogue at a 10% savings. A portion of the proceeds from your purchases will be allocated to continue development of Open Yale courses. Click here to sign up to receive newsletters about forthcoming Yale publications in your areas of interest.

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  Books used in this course  

The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga
Harper Collins India
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Thank You For Smoking
Christopher Buckley
Random House
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The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business
Alfred D. Chandler
Belknap Press
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Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World
Gregory Clark
Princeton University Press
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The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
Paul Collier
Oxford University Press
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The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
Hernando de Soto
Basic Books
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The Constitution of Liberty
Friedrich Hayek
University of Chicago Press
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Manifesto of the Communist Party (The Communist Manifesto)
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
No Assigned Publisher
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A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into Depression
Richard A. Posner
Harvard University Press
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Capitalism, Socialism, & Democracy
Joseph Schumpeter
Psychology Press
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Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith
No Assigned Publisher
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  Books by Professor Rae  

City
Urbanism and Its End



This extraordinary book is both a richly textured portrait of New Haven, Connecticut, and the story of the rise and fall of American cities. Douglas Rae depicts the reasons for urban decline, explains why government spending has failed to restore urban vitality, and offers suggestions to enhance city life in the future.

The Institution for Social and Policy Studies
2005   544 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300107746
$27.50 / $24.75
 
Who Governs?
Democracy and Power in an American City, Second Edition



In this now-classic work, one of the most celebrated political scientists of the twentieth century offers a powerful interpretation of the location of political power in American urban communities. For this new edition, Robert A. Dahl has written a new Preface in which he reflects on Who Governs? more than four decades after its publication. And in a new Foreword, Douglas W. Rae offe...

2005   384 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300103922
$25.00 / $22.50


Murder in the Model City: The Black Panthers, Yale, And the Redemption of a Killer
Basic Books
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Justice and the American Metropolis
University Of Minnesota Press
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  Additional books of interest  

Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity


In this pathbreaking book, three prominent economists propose that there are different varieties of capitalism in the world today—some that are good for economic growth and others, decidedly bad. For anyone concerned with America’s economic future or the aspirations of poorer nations, this book is essential reading.

2009   336 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300158328
$22.00 / $19.80
 
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism


An astute, long-time observer of the business world, the founder and former CEO of Vanguard mutual funds explains the failures of the American financial system and the abuses that have plagued it in recent years. More important, John C. Bogle offers a host of practical reforms to restore integrity to corporate and investment America and to protect small investors’ interests.

2006   288 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300119718
$18.00 / $16.20


Culture, Capitalism, and Democracy in the New America


In this wide-ranging book, Richard Harvey Brown demonstrates how an increasingly global economy interacts with American culture to shape ideology, religion, identity, families, arts, and concepts of space and time. He paints a thought-provoking picture of contemporary America, focusing on the strengths and limitations of our democracy.

2011   368 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300184082
$37.00 / $33.30
 
Culture, Capitalism, and Democracy in the New America


In this wide-ranging book, Richard Harvey Brown demonstrates how an increasingly global economy interacts with American culture to shape ideology, religion, identity, families, arts, and concepts of space and time. He paints a thought-provoking picture of contemporary America, focusing on the strengths and limitations of our democracy.

2005   368 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300100259
$65.00 / $58.50


Why Marx Was Right


In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with.

2011   272 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300169430
$25.00 / $22.50

Paper ISBN: 9780300181531
$16.00 / $14.40
 
What's Next?
Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy



In this unique book, more than twenty leading economists and experts render thorough, rigorously researched prognoses for the world's major economies over the next five years. Factoring in such varied issues as the price of oil, the strength of the U.S. dollar, geopolitics, tax policies, and new developments in investment decision making, the contributors ground their predictions in the realities ...

2011   368 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300170313
$32.00 / $28.80


How to Change the World
Reflections on Marx and Marxism



In this penetrating reassessment of Marxist thought and its relevance today, renowned historian Eric Hobsbawm argues that the author of Das Kapital has much to say to us in the post-communist era.

2011   480 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300176162
$35.00 / $31.50
 
How to Change the World
Reflections on Marx and Marxism



In this penetrating reassessment of Marxist thought and its relevance today, renowned historian Eric Hobsbawm argues that the author of Das Kapital has much to say to us in the post-communist era.

2012   480 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300188202
$25.00 / $22.50


The Culture of the New Capitalism


In this provocative book Richard Sennett looks at the ways today’s global, ever mutable form of capitalism is affecting our lives. He analyzes how changes in work ethic, in our attitudes toward merit and talent, and in public and private institutions have all contributed to what he terms “the specter of uselessness,” and he concludes with suggestions to counter this disturbing new culture.

2006   224 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300107821
$32.00 / $28.80
 
The Bridge at the Edge of the World
Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability



The author of Red Sky at Morning would be the first to agree that we are in deep environmental trouble, but he offers hope that there is still time to avert global catastrophe. Gus Speth explores a wide variety of promising and even radical ideas for transforming modern capitalism so as to protect and restore the natural world.


2009   320 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300151152
$18.00 / $16.20


Profit with Honor
The New Stage of Market Capitalism



This wise and optimistic book examines the scandals that plague American corporations today and shows how companies can reverse the discouraging trend. New laws won’t solve the problem, writes Daniel Yankelovich, a social scientist and experienced boardroom member, but business leaders have an opportunity to rebuild an ethic of corporate stewardship.

The Future of American Democracy Series
2007   208 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300122602
$18.00 / $16.20


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