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Economic Policy

  • In Americaby Caitríona Perry

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    As RTÉ’s Washington correspondent, Caitríona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth as the world tries to make sense of the maelstrom of shocking headlines emanating from Donald Trump’s America. In her first book, she goes beyond the news reports and delves into the American heartland where she witnessed his rise at first hand,... more...

  • Peddling Protectionismby Douglas A. Irwin; Douglas A. Irwin

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset of the Great Depression, the collapse of world trade, and the global spread of protectionism in the 1930s. Even today, the ghosts of congressmen... more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 21.49

    This book discusses the impact of cameralism on the practices of governance, early modern state-building and economy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. It argues that the cameralist conception of state and economy - a form of 'science' of government dedicated to reforming society while promoting economic development, and often associated... more...

  • Globalization and Change in Higher Educationby Beverly Barrett

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    This book sets out political economy explanations for higher education policy reform in Europe in the initial decades of the 21st century. With a sustained focus on the national level of policy implementation, institutional change is considered in relationship to broader trends in economic development and globalization. Since the concept of a “Europe... more...

  • Rethinking Asia's Economic Miracleby Richard Stubbs

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 47.24

    In the new edition of this important contribution to understanding both the Asian economic miracle and the 1997-8 crisis, Richard Stubbs assesses the main explanations to date and updates the analysis to take account of globalization and the remarkable economic rise of China. more...

  • Economics and the Good Lifeby Gary Becker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903-1987) was known in the United States primarily as a political scientist. His best-known works--On Power, Sovereignty, and The Pure Theory of Politics--all made distinctive contributions to our understanding of the modern state, and to the creation of a political science capable of civilizing that state. His work in the field... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Fundsby Douglas J. Cumming; Geoffrey Wood; Igor Filatotchev; Juliane Reinecke

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 124.99

    Sovereign Wealth Funds have become increasingly powerful and influential investors. Their increasing role, and unusual character as both political and market actors, raise a number of issues with regard to finance, politics, regulation, and international business. This handbook draws together the growing but fragmented research on SWFs. more...

  • American Hegemony after the Great Recessionby Brandon Tozzo

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 122.14

    This book traces America's rise as a hegemon of the capitalist system, arguing that the greatest threat to global economic stability is America's polarized and ineffectual political system rather than foreign competition from China and the European Union. The author points to China’s considerable demographic problem, which will likely undermine its... more...

  • Critiquing Capitalism Todayby Frederick Harry Pitts

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.11

    This book critically introduces and compares two of the most compelling contemporary schools of Marxist thought: the German Neue Marx-Lekture , or New Reading of Marx, and Italian postoperaismo. In so doing, it radically updates our understanding of the key categories of Marx’s critique of political economy- including value, money, labour, class... more...

  • The Last Empiresby William Allan

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.11

    This book is a forthright and novel examination of efforts to improve global governance over the last forty years. It looks at the effects of governance changes on people that have been marginalized by industrial progress and international conflict and the inability of national governments to meet the needs of global society. Economics has long... more...