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  • Structural Crisis and Institutional Change in Modern Capitalismby Bruno Amable

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 74.99

    This book analyses the changes that took place in the French political economy since the 1980s. It links the question of the economic institutions that characterize the French variety of capitalism to the search for a socio-political equilibrium. more...

  • Why Stock Markets Crashby Didier Sornette; Didier Sornette

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as earthquakes, global warming, demographic patterns, financial crises, and the failure of materials. In this book, Didier Sornette boldly applies... more...

  • The Social Construction of Rationalityby Onno Bouwmeester

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    There are many different forms of rationality. In current economic discourse the main focus is on instrumental rationality and optimizing, while organization scholars, behavioural economists and policy scientists focus more on bounded rationality and satisficing. The interplay with value rationality or expressive rationality is mainly discussed in... more...

  • Inequality in Financial Capitalismby Pasquale Tridico

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Recently, the issue of inequality has regained attention in the economic and political debate. This is due to both an increase in income inequality, in particular among rich countries, and an increasing interest in this issue by researchers and politicians. In the last three decades, income inequality among rich countries increased. This period also... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Marxian Economicsby David M. Brennan; David Kristjanson-Gural; Catherine P. Mulder; Erik K. Olsen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    Most developed economies are characterized by high levels of inequality and an inability to provide stability or opportunity for many of their citizens. Mainstream economics has proven to be of little assistance in addressing these systemic failures, and this has led both scholars and students to seek alternatives. One such alternative is provided... more...

  • The Political Economy of Emerging Marketsby Richard Westra

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Rapid and sustained growth in the twenty-first-century global economy of large developing economies including Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, has captivated policy-makers and popular business press pundits alike. The coining of the new acronym BRICS and widespread adoption in international economics discourse of the designation "emerging... more...

  • Issue Voting and Party Competitionby Anna-Sophie Kurella

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.67

    This book examines how social cleavage lines shape issue voting and party competition. Based on a study of German elections between 1980 and 1994, it analyzes whether cleavage group members put more weight on policies that address their personal self-interest than voters who are not affected by the cleavage line. Furthermore, it analyzes the consequences... more...

  • Politics against Marketsby Gøsta Esping-Andersen

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 55.50 US$ 50.51

    This comparative analysis of Scandinavian social democracies argues that the fate of socialist parties is decided, to a significant degree, by their own policies and reforms_not solely by the changes in social structure emphasized in previous studies. Combining quantitative analysis and historical case studies to demonstrate the electoral effects... more...

  • Economic Aspects of Atomic Powerby Sam H. Schurr; Jacob Marschak

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.95 US$ 41.81

    Economists of the Cowles Commission of the University of Chicago present the first comprehensive study of the long-range effects on world economy of atomic power and its implications for industries producing oil, coal, and electric power. The study includes a consideration of the characteristics of atomic power, covering source and cost of fuels,... more...

  • The Economic Consequences of the Peaceby John Maynard Keynes

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    The Economic Consequences of the Peace was written and published by John Maynard Keynes. After World War I, Keynes attended the Versailles Conference as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much more generous peace. It was a best seller throughout the world and was critical in establishing a general opinion that the Versailles Treaty... more...