Is there a
future for the robust sort of capitalism favoured by Adam Smith or have we
reached a limit to Anglo-American capitalism as the engine of human
betterment? Over the last few decades scholars from many points of view
have found the basis for a uniquely defensible position in Smith's work.
It is therefore appropriate that the Adam Smith Review proposes a
symposium devoted to the theme: "Is Anglo-American capitalism passing
away?" We are particularly interested in contributions that view
current economic events through a lens informed by Smith's teaching on
institutions, money and economic growth. Please send proposals and
suggestions for contributions to Sandra J. Peart, Dean, Jepson School of
Leadership Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 15, 2009; full papers to be
submitted for refereeing by January 15, 2010.
The Adam Smith Review http://www.adamsmithreview.org/ is a refereed scholarly review published by Routledge and sponsored by the International Adam Smith Society. http://www.adamsmithsociety.net/ In recent years the ASR has taken its place at the center of Smith scholarship in the world, with an international editorial board comprised of the most eminent scholars thinking and writing about Adam Smith. The ASR provides a unique forum for vigorous debate and the highest standards of scholarship on all aspects of Smith's work, his place in history, and the significance of his thought for the modern world. It aims to facilitate discussion among scholars working from different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives -- a resource for Smith scholarship in the widest sense.