Fred E. Foldvary
    Rejecting the market-failure hypothesis, Dr Foldvary argues that an entrepreneur can provide collective goods by consensual community agreements. Instead of focusing particular services, as previous studies have done, this book concerns itself with entire private communities. A series of case studies demonstrates how real world communities, such as Walt Disney World, the Reston Association in Virginia and the private neighbourhoods of St Louis, are in fact financing their own public goods and services in accordance with this theory. For such communities to rise and prosper, the author contends, government must eliminate restrictions such as zoning as well as the taxation of private services. After considering the implications of his work for urban economies – at a time when many of America’s cities are plagued by decay, violence and poverty – Dr Foldvary argues that prosperity can be restored to cities if private communities are allowed to develop. As an original response to an urgent, contemporary problem this well-written book will be welcomed by social scientists, policy makers and business leaders seeking solutions to problems of urban decay. Learn More
    1994   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  2. Work and Citizenship in the New Europe

    Work and Citizenship in the New Europe

    Edited by Harry Coenen, Peter Leisink
    This innovative book presents new work by an international group of leading social scientists offers historical analysis and empirical description, as well as theoretical and political assessments, of work and citizenship in Europe. It examines the erosion of the welfare state, the emergence of poverty and the underclass, and the rights and duties connected with social citizenship. After a review of labour rights and obligations in the former socialist countries, it also assesses the state of industrial citizenship. It asks why the technological transformation of work tends to create segmentation and exclusion and argues for a debate about economic citizenship rights. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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    Edited by Norman Gemmell
    At a time when there is growing concern in many countries over the funding of expanding public sectors, this important new book brings together leading specialists in public finance to re-examine the economics of public sector growth. Several chapters document changes in the size of the public sector over recent decades for major OECD and Third World economies. Subsequent chapters then explore prominent explanations including public choice perspectives, bureaucracy models, relative price effects and Wagner's Law, and assess their contribution to current knowledge. The book also provides a number of new case studies of specific government activities – education, health a Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  4. The Selected Essays of Assar Lindbeck
  5. The Collected Essays of Harvey Leibenstein

    The Collected Essays of Harvey Leibenstein

    Edited by Kenneth Button
    Professor Leibenstein is one of the leading authorities in the area of microeconomics. These two volumes chart the profound impact of his work upon economics and in particular his path-breaking concept of ‘X-Efficiency’. This selection has been made from over 100 academic papers and nine books written during the last 40 years. It represents the diversity of Professor Leibenstein’s interests and the originality of his thinking. Learn More
    1989   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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