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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Elgar Companion to Ronald H. Coase

    The Elgar Companion to Ronald H. Coase

    Edited by Claude Ménard, Elodie Bertrand
    Ronald H. Coase was one of the most innovative and provocative economists of the twentieth century. Besides his best known papers on ‘The Nature of the Firm’ and ‘The Problem of Social Cost’, he had a major role in the development of the field of law and economics, and made numerous influential contributions to topics including public utilities, regulation and the functioning of markets. In this comprehensive Companion, 31 leading economists, social scientists and legal scholars assess the impact of his work with particular reference to the research programs initiated, the influence on policymakers, and the challenge to conventional perspectives. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 210.00   Web: $ 189.00
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  5. 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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  6. State Capitalism

    State Capitalism

    Edited by Barbara Krug
    This book takes as its starting point the question of whether contemporary state capitalism simply uses different tools than earlier or other variants of capitalism, or whether it is an altogether new kind of economic regime. It brings together key research and commentary which will help to define the concept of contemporary state capitalism as an economic model and present a nuanced view of state capitalism in action. The editor has selected the articles on the basis of their academic merit, but has also included articles representative of the specific academic climate of a certain time such as Marxist-based concepts. Although these may look ‘out-of date’ or have been dismissed as unsatisfactory, they are nevertheless important for an understanding of the development of the debate. A clear original introduction by the editor provides an illuminating guide to this topic and indicates new areas for further study and analysis. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 870.00   Web: $ 783.00
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  7. The Elgar Companion to Social Economics, Second Edition

    The Elgar Companion to Social Economics, Second Edition

    Edited by John B. Davis, Wilfred Dolfsma
    Social economics is a dynamic and growing field that emphasizes the key roles social values play in the economy and economic life. This second edition of the Elgar Companion to Social Economics revises all chapters from the first edition, and adds important new chapters to reflect the expansion and development of social economics. The expert contributions explain a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics in the field, mapping out possible directions of future social economic research. Social economics treats the economy and economics as embedded in a web of social and ethical relationships. It considers economics and ethics as essentially connected, and adds values such as justice, fairness, dignity, well-being, freedom, and equality to the standard emphasis on efficiency. This book will be a leading resource and guide to social economics for many years to come. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 310.00   Web: $ 279.00
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  8. Contending Perspectives in Economics

    Contending Perspectives in Economics

    John T. Harvey
    This accessible book provides a non-technical yet rigorous introduction to the various competing schools of thought in economics including, Neoclassical, Marxist, Austrian, Post Keynesian, Institutionalist, New Institutionalist, and Feminist. The unique features of each approach are highlighted, complemented by discussions of methodology, world views, popular themes, and current activities. Importantly, the book also examines common criticisms and how each school responds. In the interest of preserving balance and accuracy, every chapter covering a heterodox school of thought has been vetted by an acknowledged expert in that particular field. Though written for use in undergraduate courses, this guide will no doubt offer a great deal to any scholar wishing to gain a fresh perspective and greater understanding of the variety and breadth of current economic thinking. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 35.00   Web: $ 28.00
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Social Structure of Accumulation Theory

    Social Structure of Accumulation Theory

    Edited by Terence McDonough, David M. Kotz, Michael Reich
    In this two-volume set, the editors present seminal articles by leading SSA scholars describing the development of SSA Theory and its wider application. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 1,030.00   Web: $ 927.00
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. The Economics of Austerity

    The Economics of Austerity

    Edited by Suzanne J. Konzelmann
    Through her judicious selection of previously published material, Dr Konzelmann investigates the key social, political and financial developments that have shaped the evolution of austerity economics. These include the early classical debates, the politicization of austerity, the Keynesian challenge to existing thought and the revival of pre-Keynesian ‘Neo-Liberal’ ideas during the 1970 Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 455.00   Web: $ 409.50
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  17. Institutions and the Environment

    Institutions and the Environment

    Edited by Daniel W. Bromley
    This volume contains the definitive contributions to the institutional foundations of environmental issues. It covers the foundations of welfare economics, externalities, market failure, and the central nexus of law and economics. Each contribution illustrates the fundamental importance of institutions – the legal scaffolding of an economy – to environmental problems. This understanding of the institutions of an economy then leads into extensive coverage of how to diagnose environmental problems and then to formulate policy solutions to deforestation, degraded fisheries and pastoral regimes, pollution, land-use conflicts, contested property rights, the tragedy of open-access natural resources and general development problems in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 593.00   Web: $ 533.70
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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