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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
This book examines the contemporary production of economic value in today?s financial economies. Much of the regulatory response to the global financial crisis has been based on the assumption that curbing the speculative ?excesses? of the financial sphere is a necessary and sufficient condition for restoring a healthy economic system, endowed with... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 18.95
Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment: It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries. It is a tool of ?justice? that disproportionality affects religious, social,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
Why does trust collapse in times of crisis? And when, instead, does it become a driver of growth, generating value? Through a sociological interpretation of the thought of John Maynard Keynes, Padua introduces the innovative concepts of Economy of Trust and Nominal Economy within the context of the 2008 financial crisis. more...
- Physica-Verlag HD 2011; US$ 139.00
The history of Italian colonial affairs has recently attracted renewed interest from historians and economists. It is a complex and involved question. Over the last few years, though perhaps slightly later than the more mature historiography of other European countries, the work of some important scholars has opened up new fields of investigation and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00
Explains how all institutions have to turn their relationship with stakeholders into a 'social' one, which involves designing new Trust and Engagement strategies. A specific indication on how to build and measure value out of these strategies is offered by the innovative 'Value for Engagement Model'. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00
This book analyzes how the media covers women leaders and reinforces gendered evaluations of their candidacies and performance. It deals with current transformations in political communication that may change the nature and scope of leadership in contemporary democracies with implications for relations between female leaders, media and citizens. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95
Given the recent focus on the challenges to representative democracy, and the search for new institutions and procedures that can help to channel increasing participation, this book offers empirical insights on alternative conceptions of democracy and the actors that promote them. With a focus on the conceptions and practices of democracy within... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
Financial crisis, economic globalization and the strengthening of neoliberal policies present stark challenges to traditional conceptions of representative democracy. Yet, at the same time, new opportunities are emerging that propose alternative visions for the future of democracy. In this highly articulate book, Donatella della Porta analyses diverse... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00
This collection explores conceptions and practices of democracy of social movement organizations involved in global protest. Focusing on the global justice movement this book shows how they adopt radical new democratic approaches and thus provide a fundamental critique of conventional politics. more...