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Theory

  • Competition, Coordination and Diversityby P. Salin

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Competition, or the freedom to enter into a market, contributes greatly to the differentiation of human activities and therefore to economic progress. This fascinating book highlights the similarities between human systems at both the micro and macro level, and demonstrates how competition can positively affect the economic workings of firms and countries. more...

  • The Dark Side of Prosperityby Mark Horsley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an ‘enjoyment... more...

  • Flexible Capitalismby Jens Kjaerulff

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Approaching "work" as at heart a practice of exchange, this volume explores sociality in work environments marked by the kind of structural changes that have come to define contemporary "flexible" capitalism. It introduces anthropological exchange theory to a wider readership, and shows how the perspective offers new ways to enquire about the flexible... more...

  • Economies under Occupationby Marcel Boldorf; Tetsuji Okazaki

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Nazi Germany and Japan occupied huge areas at least for some period during World War II, and those territories became integral parts of their war economies. The book focuses on the policies of World War II aggressors in occupied countries. The unbalanced economic and financial relations were defined by administrative control, the implementation... more...

  • The Locust and the Beeby Geoff Mulgan

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    The recent economic crisis was a dramatic reminder that capitalism can both produce and destroy. It's a system that by its very nature encourages predators and creators, locusts and bees. But, as Geoff Mulgan argues in this compelling, imaginative, and important book, the economic crisis also presents a historic opportunity to choose a radically different... more...

  • Free Trade under Fireby Douglas A. Irwin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Growing international trade has helped lift living standards around the world, and yet free trade is always under attack. Critics complain that trade forces painful economic adjustments, such as plant closings and layoffs of workers, and charge that the World Trade Organization serves the interests of corporations, undercuts domestic environmental... more...

  • Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?by Katrine Marcal

    Granta Publications 2015; US$ 17.32

    An engaging, thought-provoking and accessible look at equality, economics and the mess we're in more...

  • Principles of Economics in Contextby Neva Goodwin; Jonathan M. Harris; Julie A. Nelson; Brian Roach; Mariano Torras

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.95

    Principles of Economics in Context lays out the principles of micro- and macroeconomics in a manner that is thorough, up to date, and relevant to students, attuned to the economic realities of the world around them. It offers engaging treatment of important current topics such as new thinking in behavioral economics, financial instability and market... more...

  • Science, Religion and Societyby Arri Eisen; Gary Laderman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    This unique encyclopedia explores the historical and contemporary controversies between science and religion. It is designed to offer multicultural and multi-religious views, and provide wide-ranging perspectives. "Science, Religion, and Society" covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to natural... more...

  • Landby Martin Adams

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough? A world where everyone mattered and where people lived in harmony with nature? What if the solution to our economic, social, and ecological problems was right underneath our feet? Land has been sought after throughout human history. Even today, people struggle to get onto the property ladder and... more...