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  1. Globalization and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Japan

    Globalization and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Japan

    Motoshi Suzuki
    Globalization and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Japan illuminates Japan’s contemporary and historical struggle to adjust policy and the institutional architecture of government to an evolving global order. This focused and scholarly study identifies that key to this difficulty is a structural tendency towards central political command, which reduces the country’s capacity to follow a more subtle allocation of authority that ensures political leadership remains robust and non-dictatorial. The author argues that it is essential for a globalizing state to incorporate opposition parties and transgovernmental networks into policy-making processes. Providing an in-depth analysis of the theories of institutional change, this book introduces readers to a wealth of perspectives and counterarguments concerning analysis of political decision-making and policy adjustment on both the national and international scale. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  2. Should Britain Leave the EU?

    Should Britain Leave the EU?

    Patrick Minford, Sakshi Gupta, Vo P.M. Le, Vidya Mahambare, Yongdeng Xu
    This second edition brings up to date a thorough review of all economic aspects of the UK's relationship with the EU, which also puts it in the political context of the upcoming referendum. It notes the intention of the EU to move to 'ever closer union' and the nature of the regulatory and general economic philosophy of the dominant countries of the EU whose writ is enforced by qualified majority voting. The book highlights the UK dilemma that, while extending free markets to its local region is attractive, this philosophy and intended union are substantially at odds with the UK's traditions of free markets and freedom under the common law. BOOK LAUNCH: http://www.iea.org.uk/events/launch-new-edition-of-should-britain-leave-the-eu Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  3. Handbook of Social Choice and Voting

    Handbook of Social Choice and Voting

    Edited by Jac C. Heckelman, Nicholas R. Miller
    This Handbook provides an overview of interdisciplinary research related to social choice and voting that is intended for a broad audience. Expert contributors from various fields present critical summaries of the existing literature, including intuitive explanations of technical terminology and well-known theorems, suggesting new directions for research. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 225.00   Web: $ 202.50
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  4. Research Handbook on Political Economy and Law

    Research Handbook on Political Economy and Law

    Edited by Ugo Mattei, John D. Haskell
    Events such as the global financial crisis have helped reveal that the drivers and contours of governance on a national and international level remain a mystery in many respects. Set in this context, this timely Research Handbook is the first to explicitly address the constitutive relationship between law and political economy. With scholarly contributions from diverse disciplinary and geographic backgrounds, this authoritative book covers, in three parts, topics surrounding money and markets, the relations of organization, and commodities, land and resources. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 305.00   Web: $ 274.50
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  5. The Political Economy of Sustainable Development

    The Political Economy of Sustainable Development

    Timothy Cadman, Lauren Eastwood, Federico Lopez-Casero Michaelis, Tek N. Maraseni, Jamie Pittock, Tapan Sarker
    Since the Rio ‘Earth’ Summit of 1992, sustainable development has become the major policy response to tackling global environmental degradation, from climate change to loss of biodiversity and deforestation. Market instruments such as emissions trading, payments for ecosystem services and timber certification have become the main mechanisms for financing the sustainable management of the earth’s natural resources. Yet how effective are they – and do they help the planet and developing countries, or merely uphold the economic status quo? This book investigates these important questions. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  6. Economic Behavior, Economic Freedom, and Entrepreneurship

    Economic Behavior, Economic Freedom, and Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Richard J. Cebula, Joshua Hall, Franklin G. Mixon Jr, James E. Payne
    Expert editors add to an important field of research, the economics of entrepreneurship, and explore how institutions influence entrepreneurial behavior. This book provides comprehensive and contemporary insights into the interaction between economic behavior of firms and households, economic freedom, and entrepreneurship, and how it generates an environment with greater opportunities for growth and development for individuals, households, and private-sector firms. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  7. Global Governance and Democracy

    Global Governance and Democracy

    Edited by Jan Wouters, Antoon Braekman, Matthias Lievens, Emilie Bécault
    Globalization needs effective global governance. The important question of whether this governance can also become democratic is, however, the subject of a political and academic debate that began only recently. This multidisciplinary book aims to move this conversation forward by drawing insights from international relations, political theory, international law and international political economy. Focusing on global environmental, economic, security and human rights governance, it sheds new light on the democratic deficit of existing global governance structures, and proposes a number of tools to overcome it. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  8. Individualism and Political Disorder

    Individualism and Political Disorder

    James M. Buchanan, Yong J. Yoon
    Inspired by F.A. Hayek’s Individualism and Economic Order, this book also stands in contrast to the themes of that work, by emphasizing that collective action works differently from the way the market works. The chapters comprise papers written by James M.Buchanan, both with and without Yoon’s co-authorship, after the publication of his Collected Work volumes. These chapters reflect the authors' thoughts on politics, seen through the lens of fiscal policy and the tragedies of the commons and anti-commons in collective action. The pathologies of democratic politics rigorously analyzed in the book prove the relevance of Buchanan's constitutionalism Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  9. International Trade and the New Global Economy

    International Trade and the New Global Economy

    Edited by Edward D. Mansfield
    In recent decades, the international economy has witnessed profound changes. International Trade and the New Global Economy includes key papers on the leading research discussing the links between these changes and international trade. Written by an outstanding set of distinguished economists and political scientists, the seminal papers in this volume address the proliferation of preferential trade agreements, the effects of the Great Recession on trade, and mass attitudes about trade and globalization. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 310.00   Web: $ 279.00
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  10. Eurozone Dystopia

    Eurozone Dystopia

    William Mitchell
    Eurozone Dystopia traces the origin of the Eurozone and shows how the historical Franco-German rivalry combined with the growing dominance of neo-liberal economic thinking to create a monetary system that is deeply flawed and destined to fail. It argues that the political class in Europe is trapped in a destructive groupthink which prevents it from seeing their own policy failures. Millions are unemployed as a result and the member states are caught in a cycle of persistent stagnation and rising social instability. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  11. Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policy

    Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policy

    Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann
    Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policy traces the past fifty years of transatlantic trade relations in the area of food and agricultural policy, from early skirmishes over chicken exports to ongoing conflicts over biotech foods and hormone use in animal rearing. The current talks on a free-trade area between the US and the EU (TTIP) bring all these differences to the negotiating table. The book points to possible solutions to these decades-old problems. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  12. Neither Free Trade Nor Protection

    Neither Free Trade Nor Protection

    Bill Dunn
    This book challenges both sides of the debate around international trade. Most mainstream economists advocate free trade as a mainstay of national and global prosperity. Meanwhile, many critics see trade causing inequality and poverty. Unfortunately, supporters and opponents share many assumptions about trade and the character of the international economy and produce similarly abstract and asocialized theories. Their propositions need to be investigated critically, and in doing so, this book begins the task of assessing when and how trade matters. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Food

    Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Food

    Edited by Alessandro Bonanno, Lawrence Busch
    This book tackles the central question of the political and structural changes and characteristics that govern agriculture and food. Original contributions explore this highly globalized economic sector by analyzing salient geographical regions and substantive topics. Along with chapters that investigate agri-food in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Oceania, the book includes contributions that cover topics such as labor, science and technology, the financialization of agri-food, and supermarkets. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 210.00   Web: $ 189.00
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  14. Handbook of Research on Fair Trade

    Handbook of Research on Fair Trade

    Edited by Laura T. Raynolds, Elizabeth A. Bennett
    Fair trade critiques the historical inequalities inherent in international trade and seeks to promote social justice by creating alternative networks linking marginalized producers (typically in the global South) with progressive consumers (typically in the global North). The first of its kind, this volume brings together 43 of the foremost fair trade scholars from around the world and across the social sciences. The Handbook serves as both a comprehensive overview and in-depth guide to dominant perspectives and concerns. Chapters analyze the rapidly growing fair trade movement and market, exploring diverse initiatives and organizations, production and consumption regions, and food and cultural products. Written for those new to fair trade as well as those well versed in this domain, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global regulation, multi-stakeholder initiatives, social and environmental certification, ethical labeling, consumer activism, and international development. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  15. Companion to the Political Economy of Rent Seeking

    Companion to the Political Economy of Rent Seeking

    Edited by Roger D. Congleton, Arye L. Hillman
    The quest for benefit from existing wealth or by seeking privileged benefit through influence over policy is known as rent seeking. Much rent seeking activity involves government and political decisions and is therefore in the domain of political economy, although it can also take place in personal relations and within firms and bureaucracies. Rent seeking, which involves the unproductive use of resources, is however primarily associated with policies that create rents as well as rent extraction or political benefit for the creators of rents. The contributions in this outstanding volume provide an accompaniment or “companion” to the literature on rent seeking and the related political economy of rent creation and extraction. The chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, demonstrate the centrality of rent-related incentives to the study of economics, politics, culture, public administration and history. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  16. Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production

    Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production

    Edited by Kees van der Pijl
    This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art overview of the changing world of global production. Chapters cover the geography of why and where jobs are moving in both manufacturing and services. The authors discuss topics relating to the human and natural basis on which production rests, from the consequences of exploitation and marginalization on body and mind, to sex work, biotechnology, and the prospects for ecological re-balancing. This Handbook will appeal to academics at all levels interested in political economy, international studies and politics, as well as trade unionists and NGO activists. Learn More
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  17. 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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  18. The Political Economy of Aerospace Industries

    The Political Economy of Aerospace Industries

    Keith Hartley
    The Political Economy of Aerospace Industries will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students in industrial and defence economics, public choice and policy courses. It will also be of interest to researchers, policy-makers and those involved in the industry in various different capacities. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  19. 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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  20. 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: $ 1,057.00   Web: $ 951.30
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