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DISCOVERING THE POSSIBLE: THE SURPRISING WORLD OF ALBERT O. HIRSCHMAN. Luca Meldolesi. Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1995. xiii + 333 pp. (hc). $34.95 ISBN 0-268-0877-9.
Albert O. Hirschman challenged many of the traditional ideas and theories relating to economic development and growth. The nature of these challenges and the factors that influenced them are described and analyzed by Luca Meldolesi in this survey of Hirschman's life and writings. The title Discovering the Possible is a reflection of possibilism--the search for ways to bring about change, and the search for ways to implement proposed changes.
The publication is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the development of Hirschman's ideas and the many factors that influenced his thinking during the …