Triple Governance: Hayek’s Lost Thesis

  • Christopher Houghton BuddEmail author
Part of the Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics book series (AIEE)


This chapter accepts the double challenge of divining how Hayek treated the topic of his first (lost) paper and placing his contribution to economics alongside that of Rudolf Steiner. Ineluctably, attention is drawn to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in which both grew up and the clues it provided to how the social order might be conceived, post-World War One. This chapter explores the possibility that from the Dual Monarchy, not only might dual governance (between distinct cultures and a shared economy) have been devised, but triple governance, whereby the distinction between these two aspects of society would be made possible because, while cultural life and economic life both extend beyond a country’s political borders, its government, legislation and the general political life need not do so.


Rudolf Steiner Austro-Hungarian Empire Dual-Monarchy Hayek 


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  1. 1.Economic and Monetary HistorianCanterburyUK

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