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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Architects of Austerityby Aaron Major

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Architects of Austerity argues that the seeds of neoliberal politics were sown in the 1950s and 1960s. Suggesting that the postwar era was less socially democratic than we think, Aaron Major presents a comparative-historical analysis of economic policy in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy during the early 1960s. In each of these cases,... more...

  • Social Housing in Europeby Kathleen Scanlon; Christine Whitehead; Ferná; Melissa ndez Arrigoitia

    Wiley 2014; US$ 140.50

    Many countries are looking to resolve the dilemma of improving housing conditions while reducing government expenditure, and social housing is at the crux of the tension between these goals.  Policy-makers, practitioners and academics want to know how other systems work and are looking for something written in clear English, where there is a... more...

  • Fueling the Gilded Ageby Andrew Arnold

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    If the railroads won the Gilded Age, the coal industry lost it.  Railroads epitomized modern management, high technology, and vast economies of scale. By comparison, the coal industry was embarrassingly primitive. Miners and operators dug coal, bought it, and sold it in 1900 in the same ways that they had for generations. In the popular imagination,... more...

  • Resilient Lifeby Brad Evans; Julian Reid

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    What does it mean to live dangerously? This is not just a philosophical question or an ethical call to reflect upon our own individual recklessness. It is a deeply political issue, fundamental to the new doctrine of ‘resilience’ that is becoming a key term of art for governing planetary life in the 21st Century. No longer should we think... more...

  • The History of Developmentby Gilbert Rist; Patrick Camiller

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The History of Development, now in its fourth edition, is a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field. Gilbert Rist provides a complete and powerful overview of what the idea of development has meant throughout history. In a new chapter on post-development models and ecological dimensions, written against a background of... more...

  • The Natural Wealth of Nationsby David Roodman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Every year, the world's governments spend over US $700 billion subsidizing activities that harm the environment. The Natural Wealth of Nations shows how cutting these wasteful subsidies can actually boost the economy, save tax and help the environment. By raising taxes on harmful activities like air pollution whilst cutting taxes on payrolls and profits,... more...

  • Blueprint 3by David Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Blueprint 3 is the direct sequel to the ground-breaking Blueprint for a Green Economy. Taking the argument much further, David Pearce and his colleagues show how progress towards sustainability in the UK can be measured. They set out the conditions for sustainable development and the measures of economic progress these imply, before looking in detail... more...

  • Learning to Industrializeby Kenichi Ohno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 152.00

    This book proposes a new, pragmatic way of approaching economic development which features policy learning based on a comparison of international best policy practices. While the important role of government in promoting private sector development is being recognized, policy discussion often remains general without details as to what exactly to do... more...

  • Why Government Fails So Oftenby Peter Schuck

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing it as an intrusive, incompetent, wasteful giant. The most alarming consequence of ineffective policies, in addition to unrealized social goals,... more...

  • The Companion to Development Studies, Third Editionby Vandana Desai; Rob Potter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The Companion to Development Studies contains over 109 chapters written by leading international experts within the field to provide a concise and authoritative overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Covering a wide range of disciplines the book is divided into ten sections, each prefaced... more...