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  1. Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU

    Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU

    Edited by Ulf Bernitz, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim, Thomas Persson
    Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the authors invaluably pinpoint both overarching problems and possibilities associated with the social dimension of European integration. Prominent researchers of economics, law and political science tackle this complex issue, providing new solutions within their respective fields of expertise. Illustrating the importance of cohesion, this book is vital for those interested in comparative European studies, from backgrounds in public and social policy, law and economics. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  2. Approaching Equality

    Approaching Equality

    Roger A. McCain
    Drawing on some recent research (especially that of Piketty and his associates) and on older ideas (particularly from Sir Arthur Lewis), Roger McCain proposes policies that, together, would aim to reverse the observed tendency towards the concentration of wealth in market economies, thus ‘approach equality.’ The shortcomings and dangers of rising wealth inequality are discussed, both from the point of view of increasing instability and of equalitarian values. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Social Investment and Social Welfare

    Social Investment and Social Welfare

    Edited by James Midgley, Espen Dahl, Amy Conley Wright
    This book contributes to the growing literature on social investment by discussing the way social investment ideas have been adopted in different countries and in various academic and professional fields, including social policy, development studies and non-profit management. Documenting the experience of implementing social investment in different communities, it encourages a One World perspective that integrates these diverse experiences and promotes policy learning between different nations. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  4. The Distribution of Wealth – Growing Inequality?

    The Distribution of Wealth – Growing Inequality?

    Michael Schneider, Mike Pottenger, J. E. King
    This book is about the distribution of wealth among people, described by statisticians as the size distribution of wealth, and the way that this distribution has changed over time. It provides answers to a host of important questions including, why is the distribution of wealth important and how can it be measured? How unequal is this distribution in practice, and has the degree of inequality changed over time? What factors determine the level of inequality? What criteria can be used to rank alternative distributions of wealth and what instruments are available to a government that wishes to change the distribution? How is the distribution of wealth related to the aggregate amount of wealth? The answers have many dimensions, notably economic, statistical, ethical, political, sociological and legal. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  5. Sick of Inequality?

    Sick of Inequality?

    Andreas Bergh, Therese Nilsson, Daniel Waldenström
    There is a clear trend in rich countries that despite rising incomes and living standards, the gap between rich and poor is widening. What does this mean for our health? Does increasing income inequality affect outcomes such as obesity, life expectancy and subjective well-being? Are rich and poor groups affected in the same ways? This book reviews the latest research on the relationship between inequality and health. It provides the reader with a pedagogical introduction to the tools and knowledge required to understand and assess the issue. Main conclusions from the literature are then summarized and discussed critically. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 29.95   Web: $ 23.96
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  6. The New Economics of Income Distribution

    The New Economics of Income Distribution

    Friedrich L. Sell
    With the increased interest in the role of inequality in modern economies, this timely and original book explores income distribution as an equilibrium phenomenon. Though globalization tends to destroy earlier equilibria within industrialized and developing countries, new equilibria are bound to emerge. The book aims at a better understanding of the forces that create these new equilibria in income distribution and examines the concept at three distinct levels: market equilibrium, bargaining equilibrium and political economy equilibrium. In particular, the author addresses the question of how the main factor markets of labour and capital are related to income distribution. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  7. Economic Crises and Policy Regimes

    Economic Crises and Policy Regimes

    Edited by Hideko Magara
    In this innovative book, Hideko Magara brings together an expert team to explore both the possibilities and difficulties of transitioning from a neoliberal policy regime to an alternative regime through drastic policy innovations. The editors argue that, for more than two decades, citizens in developed countries have witnessed massive job losses, lowered wages, slow economic growth and widening inequality under a neoliberal policy regime that has placed heavy constraints on policy choices. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  8. 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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  9. The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen

    The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen

    David Reisman
    Thorstein Veblen was a multidisciplinary social scientist whose original insights continue to inspire debate. Rather than focusing on allocation, markets and scarcity, his perspective on economics was rather one of Darwinian evolution and perpetual development, unfolding conventions and interpersonal constraints. This interdisciplinary and comprehensive book determines that Veblen’s disparate theories of conspicuous consumption, imperial Germany, the giant corporation and the speculation-led cycle all add up to a consistent and coherent world-view. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  10. Cash-for-Childcare

    Cash-for-Childcare

    Edited by Jorma Sipilä, Katja Repo, Tapio Rissanen
    This insightful book examines the meaning of, and impacts on, cash-for-care systems for mothers of small children. The contributors present a comprehensive overview of the major political and economic contradictions, theoretical debates concerning cash-for-care, and explore the possibility of implementing it into the social policy system. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  11. The Welfare State and Life Transitions

    The Welfare State and Life Transitions

    Edited by Dominique Anxo, Gerhard Bosch, Jill Rubery
    This timely book reveals that new life courses are found to require more, and not less welfare support, but only Sweden has developed an active life course approach and only three more could be considered supportive, in at least some life stages. For the remainder, policies were at best limited or, in Italy’s case, passive. The contributors reveal that the neglect of changing needs is leading to greater reliance on the family and the labour market, just as these support structures are becoming more unpredictable and more unequal. They argue that alongside these new class inequalities, new forms of inter-generational inequality are also emerging, particularly in pension provision. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  12. Health Tourism

    Health Tourism

    David Reisman
    In this unique and pathbreaking book, David Reisman examines the relatively new phenomenon of health travel. He presents a multidisciplinary account of the way in which lower costs, shorter waiting times, different services, and the chance to combine recreational tourism with a check-up or an operation all come together to make medical travel a new industry with the potential to create jobs and wealth, while at the same time giving sick people high-quality care at an affordable price. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. When Marriage Ends

    When Marriage Ends

    Edited by Hans-Jürgen Andreß, Dina Hummelsheim
    In recent decades the probability of divorce and separation among married and cohabiting couples has increased significantly in most European countries. Focusing on both economic and social aspects, this comprehensive volume explores the consequences of partnership dissolution at the individual level. The contributors use personal characteristics, properties of the partnerships and the institutional context to explain coping behaviours. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  14. The Economics of Social Protection

    The Economics of Social Protection

    Lars Söderström
    This book focuses on arrangements for redistributing consumption opportunities over the life cycle and for providing compensation for income losses or large expenditures due to reasons such as illness and unemployment. After extensive coverage of the nature of inequalities in income and wealth in a market economy, and various notions of social justice, the author discusses public and private transfers in cash or in kind related to old age, childhood, illness and the like. Importantly, the book takes into account both equity and efficiency aspects. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. Pension Fund Governance

    Pension Fund Governance

    Edited by John Evans, Michael Orszag, John Piggott
    The academic literature on pension governance is sparse and this book will fill some important gaps by bringing together original contributions from around the world on subjects related to the area. The book initially lays out the main frameworks for pension fund governance and then goes on to examine global governance practice and experience and country studies on pension funds in the United States and Australia. The final section of this in-depth study discusses the role of government guarantees. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  16. Political Failure by Agreement

    Political Failure by Agreement

    Gerhard Wegner
    The purpose of this book is to reconsider economic liberalism from the viewpoint of political liberalism. The author argues that advocates of economic liberalism largely overlook empirical political preferences which, in many societies, go far beyond a limited role of the state. Recent difficulties of reforming the welfare state provide evidence that political preferences are at odds with liberal economic policy in numerous cases. This fact challenges a political conception which demands a limited state role but also claims that citizens’ preferences ‘as they are’ should determine the content of policies. Using an evolutionary perspective on economic liberalism, the book develops new arguments about how economic liberalism can be brought into line with political liberalism. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Population Aging, Intergenerational Transfers and the Macroeconomy

    Population Aging, Intergenerational Transfers and the Macroeconomy

    Edited by Robert L. Clark, Naohiro Ogawa, Andrew Mason
    Population aging is a global phenomenon that influences not only the industrialized countries of Asia and the West, but also many middle- and low- income countries that have experienced rapid fertility decline and achieved long life expectancies. This book explores how workers and consumers are responding to population aging and examines how economic growth, generational equity, trade and international capital flows are influenced by population aging. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  18. Occupational Welfare

    Occupational Welfare

    Bent Greve
    Occupational welfare is becoming increasingly important in Europe. This book presents valuable new data on occupational welfare and its development, and questions not only the traditional clustering of welfare states, but also the analyses of welfare states in terms of public sector spending and involvement. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States

    The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States

    Mary Reintsma
    The welfare system in the United States underwent profound changes as a result of the groundbreaking welfare legislation passed in 1996 entitled The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States examines in detail the legislative process that gave rise to PRWORA and presents two alternative theories to explain this process; the traditional public interest model of government and the public choice model. On the basis of a detailed historical analysis of welfare programs and policies in the US, the author explains the two alternative theories and engages in a detailed institutional and statistical analysis to make a convincing argument for the validity of the public choice paradigm. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. Regulating Aged Care

    Regulating Aged Care

    John Braithwaite, Toni Makkai, Valerie Braithwaite
    This book is a major contribution to regulatory theory from three members of the world-class regulatory research group based in Australia. It marks a new development in responsive regulatory theory in which a strengths-based pyramid complements the regulatory pyramid. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 51.00   Web: $ 45.90
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