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Economic Conditions

  • The Complacent Classby Tyler Cowen

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 20.29

    "Tyler Cowen's blog, Marginal Revolution, is the first thing I read every morning. And his brilliant new book, The Complacent Class , has been on my nightstand after I devoured it in one sitting. I am at round-the-clock Cowen saturation right now."--Malcolm Gladwell Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Development and Social Change in the Pacific Islands (1989)by A.D. Couper

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1989. The Pacific Islands are amongst the poorest countries of the developing world. The special problems of their small size, immense distance from major centres and, for many, very poor agricultural possibilities make development extremely difficult. However, recent new advances in maritime technology in a wide range of different... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Reactions to the Right (1990)by Barry Hindess

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1990, this book was intended as a counter to the rising and continued strength of the New Right and an attempt to bolster the perceived weakness of the opposition ? providing a critical discussion of New Right ideology and also of the more influential Left reactions to them. The contributors scrutinise the attempts to reconstruct... more...

  • Financial Crises, 1929 to the Presentby Sara Hsu

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    This fascinating volume offers a comprehensive synthesis of the events, causes and outcomes of the major financial crises from 1929 to the present day. Beginning with an overview of the global financial system, Sara Hsu presents both theoretical and empirical evidence to explain the roots of financial crises and financial instability in general.... more...

  • Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare Stateby Mårten Blix

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    The Swedish welfare state finds itself in the middle of two major upheavals: The impact of technology and immigration. Having taken in more refugees per capita than most other countries, the pillars of the welfare state are being shaken. Digital technologies are set to strengthen already existing trends towards job and wage polarization. This book... more...

  • The Great Levelerby Walter Scheidel

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and... more...

  • The Current Global Recessionby Akhilesh Chandra Prabhakar

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 110.00

    This generation’s economic crisis has truly global reach, with repercussions reverberating throughout nations and across societies. Prabhakar investigates the world-wide depression, using empirical understanding and new data sets on indicator and policy variables. more...

  • Financial Crises and Recession in the Global Economyby Roy E. Allen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    This new edition of Financial Crises and Recession in the Global Economy explores the major financial instabilities and evolutionary trends in the global economy since the 1970s. A learned but accessible book, it is perfect for a broad audience of academics and practitioners but has also been used as a supplementary textbook for courses in international... more...

  • The Limits of the Marketby Paul De Grauwe

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 39.99

    Paul De Grauwe examines why a healthy mix of market and state seems so difficult and analyses the internal and external limits of the market and the government, and the swing between these two points. more...

  • Everyone?s Guide to the South African Economy 12th editionby André Roux

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 13.00

    Recession, inflation, interest rates, income tax, exchange rates ? We are bombarded with these terms every day - by newspapers, the radio, TV and the internet - but what do they actually mean? And how do they impact on you? In this updated edition of Everyone?s Guide to the South African Economy, all these issues - and more - are addressed. The... more...