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- CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95
Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent?s development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most importantly, the lack of good governance. The Africa... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 32.99
Charles Prow has brought together an impressive lineup of businessmen and women, reporters, and experts to show how the United States can be more competitive in the global economy. This book shows not only what is wrong with the current federal spending plan, but ways to fix it. Business professionals and anyone interested in the government?s response... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00
Today's economic environment is in constant flux, as is the participation of governments in it. Local, state, national, and global governmental agencies have taken on new responsibilities?with both positive and negative economic consequences. This book looks at the changing role of American government in the economy, from determining the measurements... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 18.90
From childhood, we're taught one central, non-controversial idea about morality: self-sacrifice is a virtue. It is universally accepted that serving the needs of others, rather than our own, is the essence of morality. To be ethical?it is believed? is to be altruistic. Questioning this belief is regarded as tantamount to questioning the self-evident.... more...
- World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99
The unanticipated spike in international food prices in 2007-08 hit many developing countries hard. International prices for food and other agricultural products increased by more than 100 percent between early 2007 and mid-2008. Prices for food cereals more than doubled; and those for rice doubled in the space of just a few months. The food price... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 94.00
While there are lengthy texts discussing the economics of why and how governments regulate business and apply antitrust, this book is unique in providing the details of current business regulation in many industries through lengthy examples the author develops with the use of cases, including Harvard Business School cases. Students are then guided... more...
- World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 29.99
Twelfth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 189 economies, Doing Business 2015 measures regulations affecting 10 areas of everyday business activity: Starting a business Dealing with construction permits Getting electricity Registering property Getting credit Protecting minority investors... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.00
From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale. Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 84.00
The U.S. experiences a major crisis about every eighty years, and the last big crisis started more than eighty years ago. If history is any indicator, argues author Tom Osenton, we are in the very early stages of the next major crisis?one that could make the Great Depression seem like a day at the beach. The storm clouds are on the horizon: A slowing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
This unique book enhances our understanding of the links between professions, the state and the market ? and their implications for the public in terms of professional practice. In so doing, the book adopts a neo-Weberian perspective, in which professions are seen as a form of exclusionary social closure based on legal boundaries established by the... more...