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  • Was Stalin Really Necessary?by Alec Nove

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1964, Was Stalin Really Necessary? is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics. Professor Nove starts with an attempt to evaluate the rationality of Stalinism and discusses the possible political consequences of the search for greater economic efficiency,... more...

  • Transnational Corporations versus the Stateby Douglas C. Bennett; Kenneth E. Sharpe

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    The historical-structural method employed here rejects analyses that are excessively voluntaristic or deterministic. The authors show that while the state was able to mitigate certain adverse consequences of TNC strategies, new forms of dependency continued to limit Mexico's options. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses... more...

  • Labor in a New Landby Stephen Innes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Stephen Innes studies the relationship between work, land, and community in seventeenth-century Springfield, Massachusetts. Using analytical concepts drawn from anthropology--dependence, mediation, and clientage--he shows that the town was a highly commercialized, developmental community contrasting sharply with the communal, quietistic models that... more...

  • Grundzüge der Volkswirtschaftslehreby Hartwig Bartling; Franz Luzius

    Franz Vahlen 2014; US$ 19.15

    Prof. Dr. Hartwig Bartling, Universitätsprofessor i.R. an der Universität Mainz.Prof. Dr. Franz Luzius, Honorarprofessor und Hauptgeschäftsführer a.?D. der Industrie- und Handelskammer Rhein-Neckar in Mannheim.?Noch heute liegt das Erfolgsgeheimnis des Buches darin, eine kompakte und leicht verständliche Einführung in wichtige volkswirtschaftliche... more...

  • Is the Environment a Luxury?by Silvia Tiezzi; Chiara Martini

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The purpose of this collection of essays is to shed some light on the complex relationship between environmental quality and the distribution of income. Are the preferences of the poor towards a cleaner environment really different from those of the rich? Environmental economists have traditionally focused on efficiency issues. In their analyses... more...

  • Utilitarianism and Malthus? Virtue Ethicsby Sergio Cremaschi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The die-hard image of Malthus the ogre has not completely disappeared yet. And yet, Malthus showed no less concern than Adam Smith for the labouring poor. In order to make full sense of such expression of concern and to appraise their relevance in Malthus?s work, we need to know what moral philosophy, what view of natural science, and what view of... more...

  • An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nationsby Adam Smith

    Electric Book Company 2000; US$ 4.95

    The Wealth of Nations was recognized as a landmark of human thought upon its publication in 1776. As the first scientific argument for the principles of political economy, it is the point of departure for all subsequent economic thought. Smith's theories of capital accumulation, growth and secular change, among others, continue to be influential... more...

  • The Institutional Economics of Foreign Aidby Bertin Martens; Uwe Mummert; Peter Murrell; Paul Seabright; Elinor Ostrom

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 42.00

    Analyses the institutions that guide the behaviour of people involved in delivery of foreign aid. more...

  • Public Private Partnershipsby D. Grimsey; M.K. Lewis

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    This path-breaking book considers the recent trend for governments to look increasingly to private sector finance, provided by private enterprises constructing and managing public infrastructure facilities in partnership with government bodies. 'The boundaries between the public and private sector are the most important political issue of our time.' more...

  • Understanding the Dynamics of a Knowledge Economyby Wilfred Dolfsma; Luc Soete

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    The ?knowledge economy? is a concept commonly deemed too ambiguous and elusive to hold any significance in current economic debate. This valuable book seeks to refute that myth. Presenting an important collection of views, from a number of leading scholars, this innovative volume visibly demonstrates that knowledge and information are a prime resource... more...