The Currency of Politics: The Political Theory of Money from Aristotle to Keynes


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Princeton University Press
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6.3 X 9.29 X 1.26 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

Stefan Eich is assistant professor of government at Georgetown University.


"Eich's extraordinary book provides an essential guide to thinking about the politics of money."-- "Adam Tooze"
"Eich offers a rich treatment of each historical episode. But the chapters on the two Englishmen, Locke and Keynes, stand out. . . . pathbreaking."---Jonathan Levy, Project Syndicate
"Eich's book is ultimately a call to revive democratic debate about money...this excellent book...does not tell us what to do, but he does show us something can be done."---Geoff Mann, New Statesman
"A pathbreaking new intellectual history of monetary policy. In examining how key thinkers approached the economic crises of their respective times, Eich offers a map for navigating the politics of money today."---Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, The Nation
"Eich's work is sure to be a landmark in political science. His argument is bold and ambitious; his writing clear and engaging; and his message timely, persuasive and imperative."---Erik Jones, Survival
"A deep ex-amination of the theoretical and political foundations of money that rescues the money discus-sion from economists."---Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Open Magazine
"An intellectual history of money that theoretically grounds the works of others working on democratizing money. The Currency of Politics is a great addition to the philosophy of money."---Valerie Schreur, Oeconomia
"A very good book. . . . Eich takes us on a fascinating journey."---Paul Sagar, Perspectives on Politics
"A fresh and splendidly clear guide to the intellectual history of monetary policy. . . . The Currency of Politics is an invaluable guide to why -- and how to think about what comes next."---Felix Martin, Financial Times
"Exquisitely written."---Jorge González-Gallarza, The Critic
"Winner of the Best First Book Prize, Foundations of Political Theory section of the American Political Science Association"