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  1. The Political Economy of Status

    The Political Economy of Status

    Theodore Koutsobinas
    In this timely book Theodore Koutsobinas explores the system of status markets and their social effects including inequality. He explains how media fascination with superstars and luxury consumption goods amplify positional concerns for all, distort the aspirations of the middle class and cause relative deprivation. Building on themes first identified by Veblen and Galbraith, Koutsobinas analyses extensively the behavioural evidence from modern interdisciplinary research and contributes constructively to a new genre of economic analysis. The Political Economy of Status compels us to consider seriously redistributive culture change policies targeted to assist the underprivileged. This book will be a valuable and lively reading resource for academics in various fields including economic theory, political economy, sociology, social psychology and cultural studies. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  2. Public Policy and Professional Sports

    Public Policy and Professional Sports

    John K. Wilson, Richard Pomfret
    Public Policy and Professional Sports is a comprehensive analysis of public policy aspects of the economics of professional sports, supported by in-depth international case studies. It covers regulation and competition in the sports industry and its labour markets, public spending on stadiums and mega-events, and governance issues including unethical behaviour (corruption, doping, etc). The innovative feature of the work is the combination of economic analysis and well-known international examples with detailed case studies of public policy as it relates to sport in Australia. Australia is an excellent case study due to the high profile of sport in the national psyche and the range of popular professional sports. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  3. Banking, Monetary Policy and the Political Economy of Financial Regulation

    Banking, Monetary Policy and the Political Economy of Financial Regulation

    Edited by Gerald A. Epstein, Tom Schlesinger, Matías Vernengo
    The many forces that led to the economic crisis of 2008 were in fact identified, analyzed and warned against for many years before the crisis by economist Jane D’Arista, among others. Now, writing in the tradition of D’Arista's extensive work, the internationally renowned contributors to this thought-provoking book discuss research carried out on various indicators of the crisis and illustrate how these perspectives can contribute to productive thinking on monetary and financial policies. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  4. Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Andreas Bergh
    This book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden’s economic and political development: • How did Sweden become rich? • How did Sweden become egalitarian? • Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster than the US and most EU-countries despite its high taxes and generous welfare state? The author uses new research on institutions and economic reforms to explain the rise, the fall and the recent revival of the Swedish welfare state. The central argument is that a generous welfare state like Sweden’s can work well, provided that it is built on well-functioning capitalist institutions and economic openess. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  5. The End of Laissez-Faire?

    The End of Laissez-Faire?

    Damien Cahill
    When the global financial crisis hit in 2007, many commentators thought it heralded the end of neoliberalism. Several years later, neoliberalism continues to dominate policy making. This book sets out why such commentators got it so wrong, and why neoliberalism remains so durable in the face of crisis. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  6. The Rule of Law

    The Rule of Law

    Christopher May
    This timely book explores the complexities of the rule of law – a well-used but perhaps less well understood term – to explain why it is so often appealed to in discussions of global politics. Ranging from capacity building and the role of the World Bank to the discourse(s) of lawyers and jurisprudential critiques, it seeks to introduce non-lawyers to the important and complex political economy of the rule of law. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  7. Economists and the State

    Economists and the State

    Timothy P. Roth
    Adam Smith is widely regarded as the ‘founder of modern economics’. The author shows, however, that Smith’s procedurally based, consequence-detached political economy, an approach shared by America’s Founders, finds no expression in the economist’s utilitarian, procedurally-detached theory of the state. This ‘wrong turn’ has meant that, if economists are ill-equipped to address an expanding federal enterprise in which utilitarian considerations trump the Smithian/Madisonian idea that means and ends must be morally and constitutionally constrained, they are also ineffectual bystanders as growing institutional skepticism, demands for ‘social justice’ and metastasizing rights claims threaten our self-governing republic. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  8. The EU and the Global Financial Crisis

    The EU and the Global Financial Crisis

    Christian Schweiger
    This authoritative book offers a complete breakdown of the EU’s political economy in the wake of the global financial crisis and will therefore appeal to students of European politics, international political economy and European studies, as well as policy-makers and other stakeholders. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  9. The New Regulatory Space

    The New Regulatory Space

    Frank Vibert
    This groundbreaking book analyses changing patterns of governance in modern democratic societies. Frank Vibert discusses how far we should be concerned about such changes and what we should be concerned about. Crucially, Vibert clarifies the status of regulation, revealing how regulation should be viewed, not only as a technique offering specific responses to particular policy problems, but also in its new role as the key mechanism for making adjustments between the different systems of coordination used in contemporary governance. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  10. New Capitalism in Turkey

    New Capitalism in Turkey

    Ayşe Buğra, Osman Savaşkan
    New Capitalism in Turkey explores the changing relationship between politics, religion and business through an analysis of the contemporary Turkish business environment. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  11. 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: $ 161.00   Web: $ 144.90
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  12. The Economic and Political Aftermath of the Arab Spring

    The Economic and Political Aftermath of the Arab Spring

    Edited by Carlo Altomonte, Massimiliano Ferrara
    The economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have always been characterized by economic volatility and social disparities. The recent ‘Arab Spring’ wave of protests has increased political uncertainty and instability in the region, and this timely book provides an in-depth analysis of the subsequent changes from economic, political and environmental perspectives. The international contributors provide a comprehensive overview of the situation in the Mediterranean Basin, addressing a wide range of contributing factors including: • productivity and innovation • trade and foreign investment • changing geo-political equilibria • labour markets and the role of women • the environment, climate change and energy sourcing. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  13. The Rise of the BRICS in the Global Political Economy

    The Rise of the BRICS in the Global Political Economy

    Edited by Vai Io Lo, Mary Hiscock
    Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Vai Io Lo and Mary Hiscock, together with scholars and researchers from around the world, investigate the rise of the BRICS and assess the extent of their further development and influence from the perspectives of economics, international relations and law. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  14. 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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  15. The Politics of Structural Reforms

    The Politics of Structural Reforms

    Edited by Hideko Magara, Stefano Sacchi
    For countries undertaking economic or political reform the case of Italy and Japan is both highly instructive and sobering. The Politics of Structural Reforms reveals what Italy and Japan gained and lost through a series of social and industrial reforms in the 1990s and 2000s, and why the changes they made in their policies have had little impact in softening the recent economic crisis. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. The Economic Crisis in Retrospect

    The Economic Crisis in Retrospect

    Edited by G. Page West III, Robert M. Whaples
    As the United States continues its slow recovery from the global financial crisis of 2008, politicians, policymakers and academics are increasingly turning to the lessons of history to gain insight into how we might address both current and future economic challenges. This volume offers contributions by eminent economists and historians, each commenting on the theories of a particular 20th century economist and the ways in which those theories apply to modern economic thought. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  17. 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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  18. Economic Futures of the West

    Economic Futures of the West

    Jan Winiecki
    Jan Winiecki explores the various problems that the West must deal with in order to remain an efficient competitor in the world economy. These, he argues, are primarily consequences of the ever-expanding welfare state; consequences that are not only economic but also socio-psychological and, therefore, political. The author also considers the evolution of Western Europe and the USA from a new perspective, noting the ‘Europeanization’ of US economic policies and regulation and the ‘Americanization’ of polices and regulation in some European countries. The book concludes that the main challengers to the West – Brazil, Russia, India and China (the so-called BRIC group of countries) – are unlikely to gain economic supremacy over the West any time soon, given that they have to contend with their own difficulties. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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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. Capitalism on Trial

    Capitalism on Trial

    Edited by Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Robert Pollin
    This volume presents a collection of essays honoring Professor Thomas E. Weisskopf, one of the most prominent contributors to the field of radical economics. Beginning his academic career at Harvard before moving to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Professor Weisskopf has spent the past forty years exploring through highly innovative and rigorous research the questions of economic equality, social justice and environmental responsibility. The chapters in this book reflect the main subjects of Professor Weisskopf’s work and seek to foster continued innovation in these research areas. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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