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Economic Conditions

  • The End of the World as We Know It?by Deric Shannon

    AK Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Neither austerity nor reform will save us. Real alternatives mean real change. more...

  • Rethinking Corporatization and Public Services in the Global Southby David A. McDonald

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    A critical exploration of the trend towards 'corporatizing' public services in the global South. more...

  • The History of Developmentby Gilbert Rist; Patrick Camiller

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The History of Development, now in its fourth edition, is a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field. Gilbert Rist provides a complete and powerful overview of what the idea of development has meant throughout history. In a new chapter on post-development models and ecological dimensions, written against a background of... more...

  • The System Workedby Daniel W. Drezner

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 21.99

    Global governance institutions, from the International Monetary Fund to the International Olympic Committee, are little loved. They are perceived as bastions of sclerotic mediocrity at best and outright corruption at worst, and this perception is generally not far off the mark. In the wake of the 2008 financial crash, Daniel W. Drezner, like so many... more...

  • Membership Based Organizations of the Poorby Martha Chen; Renana Jhabvala; Ravi Kanbur; Carol Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This highly topical volume, with contributions from leading experts in the field, explores a variety of questions about membership based organizations of the poor. Analyzing their success and failure and the internal and external factors that play a part, it uses studies from both developed and developing countries. Put together by a group of prestigious... more...

  • All I Want Is a Job!by Mary Gatta

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    In All I Want Is a Job! , Mary Gatta puts a human face on workforce development policy. An ethnographic sociologist, Gatta went undercover, posing as a client in a New Jersey One-Stop Career Center. One-Stop Centers, developed as part of the federal Workforce Investment Act, are supposed to be an unemployed worker's go-to resource on the way to re-employment.... more...

  • Spontaneous Order and the Utopian Collectiveby Guinevere Liberty Nell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Spontaneous Order and the Utopian Collective focuses on the Bolshevik theory and early Soviet economic history, delving into the emergence of utopian values and characteristics of recent history. more...

  • The Tragedy of the European Unionby George Soros; Gregor Schmitz

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 22.99

    The European Union could soon be a thing of the past. Xenophobia is rampant and commonly reflected in elections across the continent. Great Britain may hold a referendum on whether to abandon the union altogether. Spurred by anti-EU sentiments due to the euro crisis, national interests conflict with a shared vision for the future of Europe. Is it... more...

  • Asian Financial Integrationby Yiping Huang; Shiro Armstrong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    In the wake of the global financial crisis, Asia is leading the global recovery with strong economic growth. However, this book argues that, in the coming years, the region will need to play a much more active role in shaping the future global financial system and, in turn, suggests policy strategies for doing so. Asian Financial Integration explores... more...

  • The Tyranny of Expertsby William Easterly

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert? solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with... more...