Kenneth Boulding, despite winning a John Bates Clark Medal and publishing three dozen books and at least eight hundred articles, is an underappreciated economist. This article examines three of his most important booksThe Image, Stable Peace, and Three Faces of Powerwhich reflect Bouldings emphasis on individual agency, subjectivism, the nature of knowledge, open-ended processes, and the role of institutions.
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Yahya Alshamy is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University, and a research fellow at the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies.