Ontemporary Theories of Political Economy

Instructions: Carefully read the questions listed below and. Reread the texts identified in or implied by the questions. Answer the questions in double-spaced, 10 or 12 point font, in no more than five (5) pages for each or ten (10) pages total. If you refer to or quote a text in your answer, please identify the text and the page number. I will evaluate your answers based on your demonstrated comprehension of the theories identified in the question and your ability to critically evaluate their relative merits.

First Question:
K Polanyi and F v Hayek offer alternative, near opposite, interpretations of the rise of totalitarianism and authoritarianism in Europe and Asia in the 1920s and 30s and offer starkly contrasting solutions to the rise of these formations. In no more than five, double-spaced pages, first identify the broad contours of the arguments of each theories; second, identify where they differ in their interpretations of the historical circumstances leading up to these political formations; third, identify how each would attempt to prevent the recurrence of totalitarianism or authoritarianism or their spread in the ensuing decades.

Second Question:
In week six, we examined two alternative readings of the post-war boom and economic development, that offered by A Gerschenkron and another offered by WW Rostow. In no more than five, double-spaced pages first lay out WW Rostowas and A Gerschenkronas leading insights as well as the policy prescriptions and warnings entailed in each; second, explain how, although A Gerschenkronas presentation is more historically and socially embedded, it nevertheless shares an implicit teleology (or untheorized goal-orientation) with WW Rostowas presentation; and, finally, explain whether and why you feel their theories have (or have not) been born out in practice over the past half-century.

Ontemporary Theories of Political Economy

This is my Political Economy class essay. Please answer allo question and do your best.
F Fukuyama places the mechanism of desire and spiritedness at the center of his
Hegelian/KojA?vean account of the End of History.
(1) First, set out F Fukuyamaas explanation for the revolutions of 1989a?90;
(2) Second, either explain why you believe F Fukuyamaas explanation
for these revolutions is accurate or identify those features of F Fukuyamaas explanation with
which you disagree and why;
(3) Third, lay out in some detail how slaves choose their own
bondage and how masters choose their position of domination; explain whether and why you
agree or disagree with F Fukuyamaas account of the mastera?slave relationship;
(4) Fourth, detail F Fukuyamaas explanation of the relationship between freedom and oneas willingness to sacrifice oneas own body in battle and why the bourgeoisie are notoriously unwilling to sacrifice their bodies in battle; and
(5) fifth, looking at the unfolding of neoliberal policies and practices since 1992, explain whether and why you feel that F Fukuyamaas account still offers a valuable tool for
helping us to understand political, economic, and social freedom.

Required book: End of History by Fukuyama, Francis

Ontemporary Theories of Political Economy

This is my political economy class essay. Please do your best… Thanks..
Essay qestion)

In his Democracy and Freedom, M Friedman attempts to show why government intervention in private economic decisions always entails a restriction of freedom.
First, explain why the freedom that M Friedman has in mind may not entail democracy. Second, explain why the common distinction between authoritarian rule and democratic rule is inconsequential for M Friedmanas general characterization of government.
Third, explain why for M Friedman the
Bill of Rights provides citizens with fewer and less certain protections than are provided them by the free market. Finally, what necessary role if any does democracy play in M Friedmanas
characterization of capitalist society. Explain your answer. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:
M Friedman.

Recommend resources: Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom ISBN:9780226264219