Assisting the Invisible Hand: Contested Relations Between Market, State and Civil Society

This is an investigation into contemporary thinking on controlling the market, especially with regard to the problem of dealing with environmental issues. The book contributes to contemporary insight by arguing that the issue of market control must be addressed in terms of the relations between state, market and civil society. It stresses the normative dimensions of the market control issue. The position adopted by the book is that the market cannot be controlled by the state alone.