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  1. Democracy and Exchange

    Democracy and Exchange

    David Reisman
    Democracy is the rule of the people. Exchange is supply and demand. Individualism, agreement, tolerance and choice are the underlying values that make possible the productive collaboration of the market and the state. This book assesses the theories of democracy and exchange of five interdisciplinary thinkers who tried to unite political and economic reasoning into a single theory of moderation and pragmatic management. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Exploring the Tomato

    Exploring the Tomato

    Mark Harvey, Stephen Quilley, Huw Beynon
    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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  14. 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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  15. Governance and Economic Development

    Governance and Economic Development

    Joachim Ahrens
    The main theme of this study is the political economy of policy reform in less developed countries and post-socialist countries. Given the complexity of economic development and transition, Joachim Ahrens views failures in policy reform, poor public sector management, rent-seeking, corruption, and over-centralization as systematic, though not exclusive, instances of institutional failure. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 183.00   Web: $ 164.70
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  16. A Modern Reader in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics

    A Modern Reader in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics

    Edited by Geoffrey M. Hodgson
    In the 1990s, institutional and evolutionary economics emerged as one of the most creative and successful approaches in the modern social sciences. This timely reader gathers together seminal contributions from leading international authors in the field of institutional and evolutionary economics including Eileen Appelbaum, Benjamin Coriat, Giovanni Dosi, Sheila C. Dow, Bengt-åke Lundvall, Uskali Mäki, Bart Nooteboom and Marc R. Tool. The emphasis is on key concepts such as learning, trust, power, pricing and markets, with some essays devoted to methodology and others to the comparison of different forms of capitalism. An extensive introduction places the contributions in the context of the historical and theoretical background of Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. Institutions and Trade Policy

    Institutions and Trade Policy

    J. M. Finger
    This book reprints 18 essays selected from almost 30 years of work by the author as a high level official at the UN Conference on Trade and Development, the US Treasury Department and the World Bank. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  18. Economics, Governance and Law

    Economics, Governance and Law

    Warren J. Samuels
    This coherent collection of previously published and unpublished papers also includes a specially written introduction by Warren Samuels. The book examines some of the fundamental issues in political economy in a non-judgemental and non-ideological way. The political economy is a process of decision making and these papers attempt to identify the deepest levels of conduct of collective choice. These include official and private government, the ‘rule of law’, the nature of property, rules and markets, deliberative and non-deliberative choice, and the operation of selective perception and of intellectual fraud in politics. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. The Institutional Economy

    The Institutional Economy

    David Reisman
    This thorough and comprehensive book examines the role that institutions play in economic life. The discussion begins with common values, shared traditions and individual habits which have their roots in the past. It goes on to consider consumer preferences, needs and wants, altruism, malevolence, intrinsic motivation, organisational memory and the social capital that is embedded in networks and communities. Its conclusion is that there is a case for a broadly-based economics which is a science of norms and standards as well as a theory of prices and costs. Culture is continuity and pattern. Precisely the same is true of supply and demand. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  20. Consumption and Growth

    Consumption and Growth

    Davide Gualerzi
    The theme of this extensive book is the relationship between consumption and growth in the context of the long run theory of effective demand. Taking Schumpeter’s views on economic development as a starting point, the author proposes an original framework for the analysis of consumption patterns as an element of growth in advanced market economies. The book examines the role of demand with respect to the theory of structural change and the theory of consumption at both the micro and macro level. The theoretical framework is employed to analyze the consumption-growth relationship and its implications for the process of structural evolution. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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