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Joseph A. Schumpeter’s contributions in the area of fiscal sociology: a first approximation

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  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Religious Science

Abstract

Fiscal sociology deals with the ramifications of the fiscal activities of the state into areas which are not their primary target. These effects may occur in sectors not directly affected such as related markets, but they may also occur outside the economic sphere proper, such as in politics, culture, religion, or society at large. Schumpeter contributed to the research project of fiscal sociology throughout his life. In this first approximation, his contribution is discussed in terms of his appreciation of three important scholars who all made landmark contributions to fiscal sociology: Franz Oppenheimer, Werner Sombart, and Gustav (von) Schmoller. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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