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  1. The International Library of the New Institutional Economics

    The International Library of the New Institutional Economics

    Edited by Claude Ménard
    The seven volumes in the series cover the main aspects of research in the field, beginning with an overview of its analytical foundations in Volume 1. The subsequent volumes consider issues in transaction costs and property rights, the nature and role of contracts, the alternative modes of organization, the role and nature of modern corporations, and the political economy of institutions. The series concludes with a review of some major challenges and controversies. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 1,967.00   Web: $ 1,770.30
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  2. The Political Economy of Destructive Power

    The Political Economy of Destructive Power

    Mehrdad Vahabi
    Economic science has extensively studied the creative power of individuals and social groups, but it has largely ignored the destructive power of economic agents. This highly original book redresses the balance and, for the first time, looks at how much an agent can destroy. Destructive power is conceptualised in a unique way, covering all types of deliberate (violent and non-violent) social conflict behaviour. The theoretical arguments in the book are skilfully linked to burning political issues of our time such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Second Gulf War. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  3. The Institutional Economics of Water

    The Institutional Economics of Water

    R. Maria Saleth, Ariel Dinar
    This outstanding new book provides the most detailed and comprehensive evaluation of water reform and water sector performance from the perspectives of institutional economics and political economy. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  4. Institutional Economics and the Formation of Preferences

    Institutional Economics and the Formation of Preferences

    Wilfred Dolfsma
    The formation of preferences is an elusive subject that many social scientists, and especially economists, have tended to avoid. In this original new book, Wilfred Dolfsma combines institutional economics with insights from the other social sciences to analyse the way in which preferences are formed in a social context. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  5. Complexity in Economics

    Complexity in Economics

    Edited by J. Barkley Rosser Jr.
    Complex dynamics in economics arise from nonlinear systems that do not converge to a fixed point, a limit cycle, or explode or implode exponentially due to endogenous factors. They arise from cybernetics, catastrophe theory, chaos theory, or the varieties of modern complexity theory, including models with heterogeneous, interacting agents. This major three-volume collection presents the most important papers in the area of complexity in economics. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 750.00   Web: $ 675.00
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  6. Institutional Change for Sustainable Development

    Institutional Change for Sustainable Development

    Robin Connor, Stephen Dovers
    Institutional Change for Sustainable Development presents a flexible, accessible, yet robust conceptual framework for comprehending institutional dimensions of sustainability, emphasising the complexity of institutional systems, and highlighting the interdependence between policy learning and institutional change. This framework is applied and developed through the analysis of five significant arenas of institutional and policy change: environmental policy in the EU; New Zealand’s landmark Resource Management Act; strategic environmental assessment; emerging National Councils for Sustainable Development; and transformative property rights instruments. From these explorations, key principles for institutional change are identified, including the institutional accommodation of a sustainability discourse, the interdependence of normative and institutional change; reiteration and learning; integration in policy and practice; subsidiarity; and legal change. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  7. New Thinking in Macroeconomics

    New Thinking in Macroeconomics

    Edited by Jonathan M. Harris, Neva R. Goodwin
    Presenting new and innovative perspectives on macroeconomics at the national and international levels, the editors bring together contributions on a wide range of topics including: current issues of globalization; transitional economies; inequality; unemployment; national and international debt; and the relationship of macroeconomic policies to the environment. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. Economic Institutions and Complexity

    Economic Institutions and Complexity

    Karl-Ernst Schenk
    This book presents a concept of interactive economic institutions and systems, considered by the author to be a bottleneck to scientific progress. In the author’s evaluation of contemporary institutional economics, the focus is on the interaction of complex economic structures in terms of their coordination routines, emergent behavioural characteristics and also their economic performance. Differences of behaviour characteristics and economic performances are explained as consequences of differently structured coordination routines. The book demonstrates that complexity, rather than being part of the problem of institutional analysis, can be made part of the solution. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. Constitutional Political Economy

    Constitutional Political Economy

    Edited by Stefan Voigt
    This authoritative new collection includes the most important published articles on the normative and positive branches of constitutional political economy. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 530.00   Web: $ 477.00
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  10. Knowledge, Learning and Routines

    Knowledge, Learning and Routines

    Edited by Nathalie Lazaric, Edward Lorenz
    This comprehensive two-volume collection draws together the key contributions – both theoretical and empirical – from economics and management literature on human and organisational knowledge, learning and routine behaviours. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 550.00   Web: $ 495.00
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  11. On Creating Competition and Strategic Restructuring

    On Creating Competition and Strategic Restructuring

    Edited by Emiel F.M. Wubben, William Hulsink
    This book examines the ongoing transformation of public utilities, also known as network-based industries, in Western Europe and the United States. Examples are telecommunications, energy, and water distribution. Most of these network-based industries were until recently natural monopolies. Over the last two decades national governments have embarked upon privatization, deregulation and liberalization of their public utilities. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  12. Recent Developments in Institutional Economics

    Recent Developments in Institutional Economics

    Edited by Geoffrey M. Hodgson
    This title is a definitive collection of readings showing both changes in the research agenda and new developments at the cutting edge. It is an ideal reference source for students and researchers in the fields of economics, sociology, business and other related disciplines. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 300.00   Web: $ 270.00
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  13. The Legacy of Thorstein Veblen

    The Legacy of Thorstein Veblen

    Edited by Rick Tilman
    Veblen was an original thinker, responsible for introducing and popularising a host of important concepts and insights. He ignited controversy not only in economics, but also in sociology, history and political science. The number and quality of the responses to his work provide evidence of the novelty and explanatory power of his ideas. These comprehensive volumes will enable the reader to sample the broad spectrum of Veblen’s thought and that of his critics and interpreters. They include critical appraisals of the corpus of his published work as well as reinterpretations of his life and influence on the social sciences particularly economics, political science and sociology. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 835.00   Web: $ 751.50
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  14. Foundations of Social Capital

    Foundations of Social Capital

    Edited by Elinor Ostrom, T. K. Ahn
    The selected articles embed the concept in core theoretical work in economics, political science, sociology, development theory, and philosophy. Topics include: contemporary conceptual and philosophical foundations; forms of social capital; and the relation of social capital to both development and democracy. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 309.00   Web: $ 278.10
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  15. Globalization, Social Capital and Inequality

    Globalization, Social Capital and Inequality

    Edited by Wilfred Dolfsma, Charlie Dannreuther
    This volume investigates the relationship between globalization, inequality and social capital, and reveals that although strongly related, these ideas are also highly contested. The authors elucidate the interactions between these concepts, looking in detail at the conflicts and competitiveness which can arise at both the national and organizational level. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. National Competitiveness and Economic Growth

    National Competitiveness and Economic Growth

    Timo J. Hämäläinen
    The current paradigm shift in the world economy is challenging the traditional competitiveness and growth theories with their few explanatory variables. This book offers a more holistic framework to synthesise the key findings of the various branches of competitiveness and growth research. The author illustrates this framework with a new long wave theory of socio-economic development. This theory emphasises the competitiveness and growth benefits of rapid structural adjustment in the rapidly changing techno-economic environment. Based on thorough analysis the author argues that both markets and governments have become less efficient due to the current transformation of the world economy. His empirical data from 22 OECD countries in the 1980s and 1990s illustrates that efficiency and growth-oriented governments have significantly contributed to their countries’ economic success. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  17. Incentives to Improve Education

    Incentives to Improve Education

    Robert McMeekin
    Incentives to Improve Education identifies three categories of incentives: rewards, (financial rewards for teachers), competition (educational choice, often in the form of payment for education by voucher) and threats (introduction of external standards and accountability for performance). Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  18. Globalization and Institutions

    Globalization and Institutions

    Edited by Marie-Laure Djelic, Sigrid Quack
    This volume investigates the relationship between economic globalization and institutions, or global governance, challenging the common assumption that globalization and institutionalization are essentially processes which exclude each other. Instead, the contributors to this book show that globalization is better perceived as a dual process of institutional change at the national level, and institution building at the transnational level. Rich, supporting empirical evidence is provided along with a theoretical conceptualization of the main actors, mechanisms and conditions involved in trickle-up and trickle-down trajectories through which national institutional systems are being transformed and transnational rules emerge. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  19. Exploring the Tomato

    Exploring the Tomato

    Mark Harvey, Stephen Quilley, Huw Beyon
    Exploring the Tomato engages with an apparently simple fruit in order to reveal major changes to society and economy. It treats the tomato as an object of fascination and as a probe into major historical changes in twentieth century capitalism. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  20. Conventions and Structures in Economic Organization

    Conventions and Structures in Economic Organization

    Edited by Olivier Favereau, Emmanuel Lazega
    This book contributes to the current rapprochement between economics and sociology. It examines the fact that individuals use rules and interdependencies to forward their own interests, while living in social environments where everyone does the same. The authors argue that to construct durable organizations and viable markets, they need to be able to handle both. However, thus far, economists and sociologists have not been able to reconcile the relationship between these two types of constraints on economic activity. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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