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  • The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reformby Martin Feldstein; Jeffrey B. Liebman

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Social security is the largest and perhaps the most popular program run by the federal government. Given the projected increase in both individual life expectancy and sheer number of retirees, however, the current system faces an eventual overload. Alternative proposals have emerged, ranging from reductions in future benefits to a rise in taxrevenue... more...

  • Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reformby John Y. Campbell; Martin Feldstein

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Our current social security system operates on a pay-as-you-go basis; benefits are paid almost entirely out of current revenues. As the ratio of retirees to taxpayers increases, concern about the high costs of providing benefits in a pay-as-you-go system has led economists to explore other options. One involves "prefunding," in which a person's withholdings... more...

  • Social Security Programs and Retirement around the Worldby Jonathan Gruber; David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    The future of Social Security is troubled, both in the United States and in most other developed countries with aging populations. As improvements in health care and changes in life styles enable retirees to live longer than ever before, the stress on national budgets will increase substantially. In Social Security Programs and Retirement around... more...

  • Social Security Pension Reform in Europeby Martin Feldstein; Horst Siebert

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Social Security in the United States and in Europe is at a critical juncture. Through the essays assembled in Social Security Pension Reform in Europe , Martin Feldstein and Horst Siebert, along with a number of distinguished contributors, discuss the challenges facing Social Security reform in the aging societies of Europe. A remarkable range of... more...

  • Social Securityby Jagadeesh Gokhale

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 44.00

    Many of us suspect that Social Security faces eventual bankruptcy. But the government projects its future finances using long outdated methods. Employing a more up-to-date approach, Jagadeesh Gokhale here argues that the program faces insolvency far sooner than previously thought. To assess Social Security’s fate more accurately under current... more...

  • Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asiaby Amitav Acharya

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 50.95

    This second edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia  takes the excellent framework from Acharya's first edition and brings it up-to-date, looking at ASEAN's comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and the viability of the ASEAN way of conflict management.... more...

  • Conflict and Developmentby Roger MacGinty; Andrew Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 52.95

    Over the past decade, a new awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict reconstruction. This book explores the complexity of the links between violent conflict (usually civil wars) and development,... more...

  • Social Security Reform in Advanced Countriesby Toshihiro Ihori; Toshiaki Tachibanaki

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 200.00

    Increasingly ageing populations and a slowing rate of growth in the macroeconomy are forcing advanced countries to reconsider their social security programmes. The need for detailed examination of the possible reforms and initiatives has never been greater. This book brings together internationally-renowned scholars to evaluate the effect of recent... more...

  • Japanese-Russian Relations, 1907?2007by Joseph Ferguson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a comprehensive survey of Japanese-Russian relations from the end of the Russo-Japanese War until the present. Based on extensive original research in both Japanese and Russian sources, it traces the development of relations from the tumultuous pre-war period, through the Second World War, Cold War and post-Cold War periods. Considering... more...

  • Japan's Security Policy and the ASEAN Regional Forumby Takeshi Yuzawa

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Based on primary resources, including documents and extensive interviews with Japanese policy makers, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed empirical analysis of Japan?s involvement in Asia-Pacific security multilateralism after the end of the Cold War with special reference to the ARF. Giving an in-depth account of new developments in Japan?s... more...