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  • Consumer Services and Economic Developmentby Colin C. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Consumer Services have been viewed as parasitic activities, dependent on other sectors of the economy for their viability and vitality. Yet local economic policy is now looking towards consumer services to solve severe economic problems. The rapid expansion of the service sector is now a principal feature of contemporary global economic restructuring.... more...

  • Cash-In-Hand Workby Colin C. Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    Uncovering how cash-in-hand economies are composed of not only the underground sector (work akin to formal employment conducted for profit-motivated purposes), but also a hidden economy of favours more akin to mutual aid, this book displays the need to transcend conventional market-oriented readings of cash-in-hand work and radically rethink whether... more...

  • Informal Employment in Advanced Economies, Volume 27, Issue 6by Colin C. Williams

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    Informal employment can be defined as ?the paid production and sale of goods and services that are unregistered by, or hidden from, the state for tax, social security and/or labour law purposes but which are legal in all other respects? (Williams and Windebank, 1998: 4). It is now recognised that informal employment is growing in importance as economies... more...

  • Poverty and the Third Wayby Colin C Williams; Colin C. Williams; Jan Windebank

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 201.00

    What is poverty and how can it be tackled? Taking the Third Way out of its narrow party political context, this book argues that it is necessary to harness work beyond employment in order to pave a Third Way beyond capitalism and socialism. The outcome is a thought-provoking new approach towards combating poverty. Poverty and the Third Way uncovers... more...

  • Informal Employment in Advanced Economiesby Colin C. Williams; Jan Windebank

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Re-Placing Informal Employment challenges many of the popular myths surrounding informal economic activities, and offers a radical reassesment of their extent, growth, location and nature. The book uses case studies from the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the US and Canada to challenge: * the popular belief that informal employment is growing... more...

  • Community Self-Helpby Danny Burns; Colin C. Williams; Jan Windebank

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    This book explores the dynamics of community self help in local neighbourhoods. It shows how widespread it is, and argues that it should be considered as the third major sector of social and economic organization (alongside the state and market). Danny Burns, Colin C. Williams and Jan Windebank examine community self-help as a springboard into the... more...

  • Informal Work in Developed Nationsby Enrico Marcelli; Colin C. Williams; Pascale Joassart

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Almost everyone residing in a developed nation knows someone who has engaged in paid work that is licit but not reported to the government (e.g., babysitting, gardening, construction, financial consulting). But while most acknowledge that such work is helpful to the individuals involved, and that informal work may enhance a sense of community, most... more...

  • The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet Worldby Colin C. Williams; John Round; Peter Rodgers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, this book shows that the economies that operate across post-Soviet spaces are far from the textbook idea of a market economy and focuses on entrepreneurship, education and corruption. more...

  • Alternative Economic Spacesby Andrew Leyshon; Roger Lee; Colin C Williams

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 56.00

    `A hopeful but nonetheless hard-hitting analysis of alternative economic spaces proliferating in the belly of the capitalist beast. In this book Leyshon, Lee and Williams convene fascinating studies of exchange, enterprise, credit and community. They invite us onto a new and promising discursive terrain where we can analyze, criticize and above all... more...

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