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Economic growth, development, planning

  • The Road to Serfdomby F. A. Hayek; Bruce Caldwell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual history and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians and scholars for half a century. Originally published in 1944, it was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For Hayek, the collectivist idea... more...

  • Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlementsby David Gouverneur

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 80.00

    This is the first book to address future informal settlements at the global scale. It argues that to foster favourable conditions for the sustainable evolution of future informal cities, planners must consider the same issues that are paramount in formal urban developments, such as provision of: balanced land uses energy efficiency and mobility... more...

  • The War on Slums in the Southwestby Robert B Fairbanks

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 59.50

    In The War on Slums in the Southwest , Robert Fairbanks provides compelling and probing case studies of economic problems and public housing plights in Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and San Antonio. He provides brief histories of each city--all of which expanded dynamically between 1935 and 1965--and how they responded to slums under... more...

  • The State of Labourby Sharit K. Bhowmik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book analyzes the adverse effects of globalization and liberalization ? acutely manifest in the increased financialization of capital and the concomitant global financial crisis of 2008?09 ? on the labour force, especially in the developing countries. Drawing upon case studies from several countries including India, Columbia, Malawi, Brazil and... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparencyby Jens Forssbaeck; Lars Oxelheim

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    In recent years, the term 'transparency' has emerged as one of the most popular and keenly-touted concepts around. In the economic-political debate, the principle of transparency is often advocated as a prerequisite for accountability, legitimacy, policy efficiency, and good governance, as well as a universal remedy against corruption, corporate... more...

  • Housing Policy in the United Statesby Alex F. Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation?s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but expands to include new information on how the crisis... more...

  • Reconstructing Italyby Stephanie Zeier Pilat

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Drawing on the writings of the architects, government documents, and including brief passages from works of neorealist literature and descriptions of neorealist films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino and others, this book presents a portrait of the postwar struggle to define a post-Fascist Italy. more...

  • Reconstructing Italyby Stephanie Zeier Pilat

    Oscar Test Publisher 2014; US$ 20.00

    Drawing on the writings of the architects, government documents, and including brief passages from works of neorealist literature and descriptions of neorealist films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino and others, this book presents a portrait of the postwar struggle to define a post-Fascist Italy. more...

  • Social Security for the Elderlyby S. Irudaya Rajan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book overviews the issue of population ageing in five countries in South Asia and projects the emerging scenarios. With a new field survey, it also documents existing policies and programs on pensions and social security, and examines their fiscal implications for the economy and society. Ageing of population is an inevitable consequence of... more...

  • Lust auf Strategieby Reinhart Nagel

    Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag für Wirtschaft Steuern Recht GmbH 2014; US$ 22.28

    Strategieentwicklung Schritt für Schritt. Das Workbook zeichnet den idealtypischen Verlauf der Entwicklung einer Strategie von der ersten Idee an nach. Dabei wird das Konzept der ?Systemischen Strategieentwicklung? anschaulich gemacht. Fundiertes Praxiswissen und Instrumente aus der Beratungspraxis bieten konkrete Hilfestellungen für die Umsetzung... more...