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  • Labor Market Policies and IMF Advice in Advanced Economies during the Great Recessionby Olivier Blanchard

    International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 5.00

    This paper does two things. First, it articulates what are the main implications of theoretical and empirical research for design of labor market policies and labor market institutions. Second, in this light, the paper analyzes the IMF?s labor market recommendations since the beginning of the crisis, both in general, and more specifically in program... more...

  • German Unification: Economic Issuesby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1990; US$ 5.00

    This paper analyzes economic issues associated with German unification. The paper highlights that in the course of the process of German unification, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) ceased to exist as a separate state, the basic institutions of the east German economy were essentially demolished and replaced, and the governments of the Federal... more...

  • Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Recent Progress and Challenges Aheadby Carlo Sdralevich; Randa Sab; Younes Zouhar

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 12.50

    In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries price subsidies are common, especially on food and fuels. However, these are neither well targeted nor cost effective as a social protection tool, often benefiting mainly the better off instead of the poor and vulnerable. more...

  • Progressive Punishmentby Judah Schept

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    The growth of mass incarceration in the United States eludes neat categorization as a product of the political Right. Liberals played important roles in both laying the foundation for and then participating in the conservative tough on crime movement that is largely credited with the rise of the prison state. But what of those politicians... more...

  • Simulation for the Social Scientistby Nigel Gilbert; Klaus Troitzsch

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00

    Interest in social simulation has been growing rapidly worldwide as a result of increasingly powerful hardware and software and also a rising interest in the application of ideas of complexity, evolution, adaptation and chaos in the social sciences. Simulation for the Social Scientist is a practical textbook on the techniques of building computer simulations... more...

  • The GM Debateby Tom Horlick-Jones; John Walls; Gene Rowe; Nick Pidgeon; Wouter Poortinga; Graham Murdock; Tim O'Riordan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book tells the story of an unprecedented experiment in public participation: the government-sponsored debate on the possible commercialization of ?GM? crops in the UK. Giving a unique and systematic account of the debate process, this revealing volume sets it within its political and intellectual contexts, and examines the practical implications... more...

  • Political Virtue and Shoppingby Michele Micheletti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 37.00

    Political consumerism is turning the market into a site for politics and ethics. It is consumer choice of producers and products on the basis of attitudes and values of personal and family well-being as well as ethical or political assessment of business and government practice. In the face of economic globalization and a regulatory vacuum, consumers... more...

  • Prostitution, Politics & Policyby Roger Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 62.95

    Prostitution has become an extremely topical issue in recent years and attention has focused both on the situation of female prostitutes and the adequacy of existing forms of regulation. Prostitution, Politics & Policy  brings together the main debates and issues associated with prostitution in order to examine the range of policy options that are... more...

  • Making Social Policy Workby John Hills; Julian Le Grand; David Piachaud

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy... more...

  • The Activation Dilemmaby Dr Amilcar Moreira

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This ambitious book explores the employment effectiveness of minimum income schemes, and provides the first comprehensive examination of its dependency on how the rights and obligations of the recipients are defined. more...