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  • Paying for the Liberal Stateby José Luís Cardoso; Pedro Lains

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Covers the development of taxation systems, expenditure programs, and debt regimes in Europe from the early nineteenth century to the beginning of World War I. more...

  • Information Technology and Socialist Constructionby Daniel E. Saros

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The failure of command central planning in the twentieth century has led to a general disillusionment within the socialist movement worldwide. Some alternatives to capitalism have been proposed since the end of the Cold War, but none has offered an alternative form of economic calculation. This book explains how modern information technology may be... more...

  • Crises in Economic and Social Historyby A. T. Brown

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 39.99

    This collection of essays brings together historians examining social and economic crises from the thirteenth century to the twenty-first. Crisis is an almost ubiquitous concept for historians, applicable across (amongst others) the histories of agriculture, disease, finance and trade. Yet there has been little attempt to compare its use as an explanatory... more...

  • Quantifying the Roman Economyby Alan Bowman; Andrew Wilson

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 43.99

    The first volume in a new series, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy: a collection of essays, edited by the series editors, focusing on the economic performance of the Roman empire, and suggesting how we can derive a quantified account of economic growth and contraction in the period of the empire's greatest extent and prosperity. more...

  • Saudi Arabiaby Tim Niblock

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    Saudi Arabia provides a clear, concise yet analytical account of the development of the Saudi state. It details the country?s historical and religious background, its oil rentier economy and its international role, showing how they interact to create the dynamics of the contemporary Saudi state. The development of the state is traced through three... more...

  • Togetherby Richard Sennett

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    Living with people who differ -- racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically -- is one of the most difficult challenges facing us today. Though our society is becoming ever more complicated materially, we tend to avoid engaging with people unlike ourselves. Modern politics emphasizes unity and similarity, encouraging the politics of the tribe... more...

  • Mountains of Debtby Michael Veseth

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    Like the United States today, Renaissance Florence and Victorian Britain were the richest, most dynamic economic systems of their times. Yet each succumbed to a fiscal crisis brought on by public debt and taxation and eventually fell into long-term economic decline. Now, public debt and taxation dominate the America policy agenda. Must the United States... more...

  • Moreby Robert M. Collins

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    This title explores the growth of America in terms of material prosperity. It interweaves economic history and cultural analysis onto his examination of postwar growth politics. The book contrasts the reasons for expansion and the way it has occurred in the past 50 years with the negative effects it has produced and the reactions against it. more...

  • Paternalistic Capitalismby Andreas G. Papandreou

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 67.50

    The distinguished economist and Greek political leader presents here a powerful critique of American capitalism and its relationship to government and foreign policy. Dr. Papandreou first examines the orthodox view of the contemporary capitalist economy a more...

  • Has Latin America Always Been Unequal?by Ewout Frankema

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Employing comparative and quantitative historical methods Frankema explores long run trends of asset and income distribution in Latin America, arguing that there is little reason to regard the yawning gap between rich and poor as the persistent result of a colonial heritage. more...