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  1. Law and Development

    Law and Development

    Frank H. Stephen
    This book draws on the analytical framework of New Institutional Economics (NIE) to critically examine the role which law and the legal system play in economic development. Analytical concepts from NIE are used to assess policies which have been supported by multilateral development organisations including securing private property rights, reform of the legal system and financial development. The importance of culture in shaping the legal environment, which in turn influences financial sector development, is also assessed using Oliver Williamson’s ‘levels of social analysis’ framework. Learn More
    January 2018   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  2. The Evolution of Social Innovation

    The Evolution of Social Innovation

    Edited by Frances Westley, Katherine McGowan, Ola Tjörnbo
    In a time where governments and civil society organizations are putting ever-greater stock in social innovation as a route to transformation, understanding what characterizes social innovation with transformative potential is important. Exciting and promising ideas seem to die out as often as they take flight, and market mechanisms, which go a long way towards contributing to successful technical innovations, play an insignificant role in social innovations. The cases in this book explore the evolution of successful social innovation through time, from the ideas which catalysed social and system entrepreneurs to create new processes, platforms, projects and programs to fundamental social shifts in culture, economics, laws and policies which occurred as a result. In doing so, the authors shed light on how to recognize transformative potential in the early stage innovations we see today. Learn More
    December 2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  3. New Themes in Institutional Analysis

    New Themes in Institutional Analysis

    Edited by Georg Krücken, Carmelo Mazza, Renate E. Meyer, Peter Walgenbach
    Institutional theory has become one of the dominant organizational approaches in recent decades. Its roots can be traced to Europe, and an important intellectual objective of this book is to examine North American theory strands and reconnect them with European research traditions. In addition, this book focuses on how organizations and individuals handle heterogeneous and challenging social conditions which are subsequently reflected in various forms of change. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 185.00   Web: $ 166.50
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  4. Time, Space and Capital

    Time, Space and Capital

    Åke E. Andersson, David Emanuel Andersson
    In this challenging book, the authors demonstrate that economists tend to misunderstand capital. Frank Knight was an exception, as he argued that because all resources are more or less durable and have uncertain future uses they can consequently be classed as capital. Thus, capital rather than labor is the real source of creativity, innovation, and accumulation. But capital is also a phenomenon in time and in space. Offering a new and path-breaking theory, they show how durable capital with large spatial domains — infrastructural capital such as institutions, public knowledge, and networks — can help explain the long-term development of cities and nations. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  5. A General Theory of Economic Development

    A General Theory of Economic Development

    Sung-Hee Jwa
    This book makes the bold attempt at proposing a new general theory of economic development. The main premise is that economic institutions and policies must embody ‘economic discrimination’ if there is to be any chance of real economic development. By economic discrimination, the author means ‘treating differences differently’ by selecting and supporting economic entities and behaviour that contribute positively to the economy. The book identifies markets, government and corporations as the ‘holy trinity of economic development’, that is, the three most important institutions that must work together via economic discrimination to steer the economy towards real transformative progress. The book also warns against the current trend of economic egalitarianism or ‘not treating differences differently’ because it destroys economic incentives and results in an array of economic problems including growth stagnation. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

    Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

    Peter Bloom
    Exploring the rise of authoritarian capitalism, this book offers a fresh perspective on politics and economics in the present age of globalization. It asks the crucial question of whether individuals and nations can break free from the ‘grip’ of authoritarian capitalism in the twenty-first century. Peter Bloom includes a detailed and in-depth analysis of how marketization is promoting political authoritarianism across the world. He tells a story of authoritarian progress – where capitalist prosperity can only be delivered by the coercive rule of ‘self-disciplining’ nations and ‘disciplining’ trans-national institutions – and in which capitalist sovereignty is replacing liberal and social democracy. In doing so, Bloom helps readers rethink the structural as well as discursive role of sovereign power within capitalism, showing the ways the free market relies upon a range of authoritarian political fantasies not just for its growth but its very survival. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. Property Rights, Land Values and Urban Development

    Property Rights, Land Values and Urban Development

    Li Tian
    This book presents an analysis of betterment and compensation issues under the Land Use Rights (LURs) System in China since 1988. The topic originates from the observation of widening inequity and increasing uncertainty associated with the failure of government to adequately address betterment and compensation issues. An analytical framework of institutions and property rights is employed to examine socio-economic impacts under the LURs system, in particular, the role of the state is analyzed to explore the effects of government intervention in land markets. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  8. The Disintegration of Production

    The Disintegration of Production

    Edited by Mariko Watanabe
    In the past two decades, China has experienced rapid industrial and economic growth. This fascinating book explores the unique Chinese business strategy of vigorous market entry and low prices, which has been the key feature of this accelerated industrial growth. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  9. Concerned Markets

    Concerned Markets

    Edited by Susi Geiger, Debbie Harrison, Hans Kjellberg, Alexandre Mallard
    When political, social, technological and economic interests, values, and perspectives interact, market order and performance become contentious issues of debate. Such ‘hot’ situations are becoming increasingly common and make for rich sites of research. With expert empirical contributions investigating the organization of such ‘concerned’ markets, this book is positioned at the centre of the rapidly growing area of interdisciplinary market studies. Markets investigated include those for palm oil, primary health care and functional foods. The authors also examine markets and environmental concerns as well as better market design for those at the bottom of the pyramid. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  10. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

    The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems

    Edited by Susana Borrás, Jakob Edler
    Examining the ‘who’ (agents), ‘how’ (policy instruments) and ‘why’ (societal legitimacy) of the governance process, this book presents a conceptual framework about the governance of change in socio-technical systems. Bridging the gap between disciplinary fields, expert contributions provide innovative empirical cases of different modes of governing change. The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems offers a stepping-stone towards building a theory of governance of change and presents a new research agenda on the interaction between science, technology and society. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  11. Cities and Private Planning

    Cities and Private Planning

    Edited by David Emanuel Andersson, Stefano Moroni
    Through comprehensive case studies of privately planned cities and neighbourhood in Asia, Europe and North America, this book characterizes the theoretical basis and empirical manifestations of private urban planning. In this innovative volume, Andersson and Moroni develop an under-studied aspect of urban planning and re-evaluate conceptions of our urban future. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  12. Vanity Economics

    Vanity Economics

    C. Simon Fan
    This book presents an accessible and sometimes controversial economic exploration of numerous issues surrounding sex, marriage and family. It analyzes the role of ‘vanity’, defined as social status and self-esteem, in social and economic behaviors. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  13. Towards a Cultural Political Economy

    Towards a Cultural Political Economy

    Ngai-Ling Sum, Bob Jessop
    This fascinating volume offers a critique of recent institutional and cultural turns in heterodox economics and political economy. Using seven case studies as examples, the authors explore how research on sense- and meaning-making can deepen critical studies in political economy, illuminating its role in critiquing the specific categories, contradictions and crisis-tendencies of capitalism. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  14. Comparative Institutional Analysis

    Comparative Institutional Analysis

    Masahiko Aoki
    This volume collects 22 articles by Masahiko Aoki, selected from writings published over the course of his 45-year academic career. These fascinating essays cover a range of issues, including mechanism design, comparative governance, corporate governance, institutions and institutional change, but are tied together by a focus on East Asia and a comparative institutional framework. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  15. Lawyers, Markets and Regulation

    Lawyers, Markets and Regulation

    Frank H. Stephen
    Frank H. Stephen’s evaluation of public policy on the legal profession in UK and European jurisdictions explores how regulation and self-regulation have been liberalized over the past 30 years. The book surveys where the most recent and radical liberalization involving the ownership of law firms by non-lawyers is likely to lead, and appraises the economic literature on the costs and benefits of regulating markets for professional services. It challenges socio-legal views on professional legislation and highlights the limitations of regulatory competition, as well as the importance of dominant business models. The author reviews the empirical work underpinning these theories and policies. He also evaluates the effectiveness of regulatory competition as a response to regulatory capture. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  16. Governance, Regulation and Innovation

    Governance, Regulation and Innovation

    Edited by Mehmet Ugur
    This book aims to disentangle the complex relationship between innovation and its potential determinants, paying special attention to the roles of governance and regulatory frameworks, and the ways in which the latter interact with other drivers of innovation such as competition and the innovator’s closeness to the technology frontier. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. Institutional Theory and Organizational Change

    Institutional Theory and Organizational Change

    Staffan Furusten
    Whether or not they are aware of it, managers do not fully control the nature and timing of their decisions. Their framework of action is limited by institutional constraints in the surrounding environment – what is technically, economically, socially and culturally possible in different contexts. With a better understanding of their environment – and how it affects how they think, what they do and why they do it – decision-makers are also better able to make more carefully considered decisions about organizational change. In this book Staffan Furusten discusses why it is difficult for organizations around the world to resist the pressures of the institutional environment and how organizations worldwide – big and small, private and public – are becoming increasingly alike. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  18. Government Failure

    Government Failure

    Wilfred Dolfsma
    This highly unique book takes a fundamental look at when and how a government can fail at its core responsibility of formulating rules. Government, representing society, relates to the economy by formulating the rules within which (market) players should operate. Although market and business failure are much discussed in the economics literature, government failure is often overlooked. This book addresses this gap, exploring in detail what constitutes government failure. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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  19. Capitalism and Democracy

    Capitalism and Democracy

    Theo C.M.J. van de Klundert
    Capitalism is driven by technological revolutions, leading to alternating periods of regulation and deregulation in leading economies. Technologically backward countries face a different situation as they have to catch up with the leaders. Against this backdrop, Theo van de Klundert examines the relationship between capitalism and democracy, combining economic theory and historical description to analyse long-run economic development. Emphasis is placed on the interrelation between economic and political power, and a robust state-of-the-art overview of today’s political economy is presented. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. Corporate Governance, Enforcement and Financial Development

    Corporate Governance, Enforcement and Financial Development

    Ding Chen
    This important new book attempts to establish a fresh conceptual framework for the study of corporate governance by employing the new institutional economics of contract enforcement. This framework helps to clarify two critical issues including the role of law in financial development and whether there is an optimal corporate governance model that should be followed by countries attempting to develop their own stock markets. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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