• Walter Eucken est la figure centrale de la pensée ordolibérale allemande et fait paraître « Le problème politique de l'Ordre » (1948) dans le premier numéro de la revue Ordojahrbuch. Remettant en cause le concept historiciste et marxiste de capitalisme, ce long article redéfinit les fondements de l'économie politique. Pour ce faire, il recourt au concept d'ordre. Ce concept est un outil épistémologique permettant une typologie des modes d'interaction entre le politique et l'économique, ainsi que la définition d'une organisation sociétale idéale. L'ordre idéal est alors celui qui garantit au mieux la liberté des individus. Il repose sur un ordre économique concurrentiel ancré dans un cadre institutionnel créé et entretenu par l'État. Introduisant la lecture de cet article traduit en français par les auteurs, le livre retrace la genèse et le développement de la pensée économique de Walter Eucken, à la croisée des chemins entre économie politique, philosophie, droit et histoire.

  • This volume provides a comprehensive account of Wilhelm Rpke as a liberal political economist and social philosopher. Wilhelm Rpke (1899-1966) was a key protagonist of transatlantic neoliberalism, a prominent public intellectual and a gifted international networker. As an original thinker, he always positioned himself at the interface between political economy and social philosophy, as well as between liberalism and conservatism. Rpke's endeavors to combine these elements into a coherent whole, as well as his embeddedness in European and American intellectual networks of liberal and conservative thinkers, are a central theme throughout the book. The volume includes papers by international experts from a conference in Geneva on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Rpke's passing. The first part focuses on new biographical insights into his exile years in Istanbul and Geneva, while the second part discusses his business cycle theory in the context of the Great Depression, and the third part elaborates on his multifaceted social philosophy.
    Wilhelm Rpke was among the most important thinkers within the classical liberal revival post-WWII, with intriguing tensions between liberalism and conservatism. A highly recommended volume. Peter J. Boettke, 2016-2018 President of the Mont Pèlerin Society and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, George Mason University This important collection of papers provides an in-depth assessment of Wilhelm Rpke's contributions, placing him in the context of his time. A fine contribution.
     Bruce J. Caldwell, Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy and Research Professor of Economics, Duke University

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