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  1. Obesity, Business and Public Policy

    Obesity, Business and Public Policy

    Edited by Zoltán J. Ács, Alan Lyles
    The effects of obesity have become practically ubiquitous in the US. This book aims to provide an alternative framework through which to explore the important and controversial obesity debate that has spilled over from the medical community. This book is not about obesity as a medical condition, nor does it offer a wide-ranging discussion on the health effects of obesity or the role of the ‘right’ diet. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 59.00   Web: $ 47.20
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  2. International Perspectives on Household Wealth

    International Perspectives on Household Wealth

    Edited by Edward N. Wolff
    The contributors to this comprehensive book compile and analyse the latest data available on household wealth using, as case studies, the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Finland during the 1990s and into the twenty-first century. The authors show that in the US, trends are highlighted in terms of wealth holdings, among the low-income population, along with changes in wealth polarization, racial differences in wealth holdings, and the dynamics of portfolio choices. The consensus between the authors is that wealth inequality has generally risen among these OECD countries since the early 1980s, although Germany stands out as an exception. In the case of the US, it is also noted that wealth holdings have generally failed to improve among low-income families and that the racial wealth gap widened during the late 1980s. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 188.00   Web: $ 169.20
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  3. Globalization, Economic Development and Inequality

    Globalization, Economic Development and Inequality

    Edited by Erik S. Reinert
    The expert contributors gathered here approach underdevelopment and inequality from different evolutionary perspectives. It is argued that the Schumpeterian processes of ‘creative destruction’ may take the form of wealth creation in one part of the globe and wealth destruction in another. Case studies explore and analyse the successful 19th century policies that allowed Germany and the United States to catch up with the UK and these are contrasted with two other case studies exploring the deindustrialization and falling real wages in Peru and Mongolia during the 1990s. The case studies and thematic papers together explore, identify and explain the mechanisms which cause economic inequality. Some papers point to why the present form of globalization increases poverty in many Third World nations. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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    2007   Paperback Price: $ 64.00   Web: $ 51.20
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  4. The Economics of Social Security in Japan

    The Economics of Social Security in Japan

    Edited by Toshiaki Tachibanaki
    This book provides a comprehensive appraisal of social security in Japan, where traditionally the burden of welfare provision has been the main responsibility of the family and employers, rather than the state. However, an ageing population, changes in family structure and continued recession has led to an urgent reappraisal of this situation. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  5. What Has Happened to the Quality of Life in the Advanced Industrialized Nations?

    What Has Happened to the Quality of Life in the Advanced Industrialized Nations?

    Edited by Edward N. Wolff
    The contributors to this volume investigate to what extent welfare has increased in the United States over the postwar period and provide a rigorous examination of both conventional measures of the standard of living, as well as more inclusive indices. The chapters cover such topics as: race, home ownership and family structure; the status of children; the consumer price index; a historical perspective on the standard of living; worker rights and labor strength in advanced economies. In addition, they explore two economic systems delivering the goods – the free enterprise system of the United States and the European social welfare state. They then present international comparisons and highlight the relative advantages and disadvantages of these two systems. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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  6. The Third Sector in Europe

    The Third Sector in Europe

    Edited by Adalbert Evers, Jean-Louis Laville
    This book explores Europe’s third sector – the non-profit organisations and providers of social services such as mutuals, co-operatives, associations, voluntary organisations and charities: these elements of a civil society are important yet often overlooked features in contemporary socio-economics and social policy. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  7. Rethinking the Welfare State

    Rethinking the Welfare State

    Edited by Martin Rein, Winfried Schmähl
    In this book a distinguished group of contributors discuss the changing political economy of pension reform. They focus on those countries which have launched a significant reframing of their pension system. Each chapter provides a detailed review of recent pension reforms and offers institutional evidence of the extent to which these reforms suggest a redirection of the welfare state towards a more public-private mix of policies. The countries were selected to represent the variety of new directions which mature industrial countries as well as countries in transition have taken. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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  8. Copyright in the Cultural Industries

    Copyright in the Cultural Industries

    Edited by Ruth Towse
    Several of the authors question the efficacy of copyright, which is increasingly regarded as benefiting multinational organisations rather than individual authors and performers. Others are less critical of copyright per se, but question its ability to meet the new challenges of a digital era. Some of the specific issues covered include: law and international transactions of copyrighted material; economic analysis of copyright and freedom of expression; music licensing in the digital age; the role of copyright in stimulating cultural development; internet distribution of copyright material; and the problems of licensing museum images. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  9. The Price of Virtue

    The Price of Virtue

    Vivien Foster, Susana Mourato, David Pearce, Ece Özdemiroglu
    The authors of this pioneering book attempt to address this problem by utilizing survey techniques, originally developed in environmental economics, to place an economic value on the benefits provided by the voluntary sector in the UK. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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