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Economic Policy

  • Industrial Povertyby Sven R. Larson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Conventional wisdom says that Europe’s crisis is a financial crisis. But is this really the case? In Industrial Poverty, economist Sven R. Larson, challenges this view and suggests instead that Europe is in a state of permanent economic decline. Using Sweden in the 1990s as an example, he shows how a welfare-state crisis combined with the wrong... more...

  • Revolutionary Subjectivity in Post-Marxist Thoughtby Oliver Harrison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis the ideas of Karl Marx have once again become prominent in social and political thought. This book turns to Marx’s theory of revolutionary subjectivity to assess the work of three contemporary global theorists: Ernesto Laclau, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou. While providing a critical examination... more...

  • The BRICS and Beyondby Li Xing

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Recent ‘great transformations’ are characterized by a diffusion of power away from the traditional North Western powers and towards the global South. This volume suggests that the world will witness a new era of interdependent hegemony, in which both the existing ‘First World’ and the emerging ‘Second World’ are intertwined... more...

  • Genomics and the Reimagining of Personalized Medicineby Richard Tutton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    A rigorous, critical examination of the promises of genomics to transform the economics and delivery of medicine, Genomics and the Reimagining of Personalized Medicine examines the consequences of the shift towards personalization for the way we think about and act on health and disease in society. As such, it will be of interest to scholars and students... more...

  • The Great Rebalancingby Michael Pettis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    China?s economic growth is sputtering, the Euro is under threat, and the United States is combating serious trade disadvantages. Another Great Depression? Not quite. Noted economist and China expert Michael Pettis argues instead that we are undergoing a critical rebalancing of the world economies. Debunking popular misconceptions, Pettis shows that... more...

  • Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Timeby Christoph Hermann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    John Maynard Keynes expected that around the year 2030 people would only work 15 hours a week. In the mid-1960s, Jean Fourastiť still anticipated the introduction of the 30-hour week in the year 2000, when productivity would continue to grow at an established pace. Productivity growth slowed down somewhat in the 1970s and 1980s, but rebounded in the... more...

  • Gunn Sightsby Tom Gunn

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Tom Gunn had a life-altering career change in 1975 when he went from an eight-year stint as staff lawyer with the U.S. Senate to a job in aerospace sales and marketing at McDonnell Douglas. He knew a lot about military appropriations and classified developments, but almost nothing about marketing. Over the next twenty-two years, however, Gunn and... more...

  • The New Olive Branch (1820) and Selected Essaysby Mathew Carey; Lawrence A. Peskin

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    One of the most important and neglected works of early American economics, Mathew Carey’s "The New Olive Branch" offers insight into political economy as it happened in early America, and provides an excellent example of resistance to Adam Smith and classical economics. more...

  • New Jersey's Postsuburban Economyby James W. Hughes; Joseph Seneca

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    New Jersey has a long history of adapting to a changing economic climate. From its colonial origins to the present day, New Jersey's economy has continuously and successfully confronted the challenges and uncertainties of technological and demographic change, placing the state at the forefront of each national and global economic era. Based on James... more...

  • Economic and Social Rights after the Global Financial Crisisby Aoife Nolan

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    This book addresses the interrelationship between economic and financial crises, the responses thereto, and economic and social rights. more...