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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Before and Beyond the Global Economic Crisis

    Before and Beyond the Global Economic Crisis

    Edited by Mats Benner
    This timely and far-reaching book addresses the long-term impact of the recent global economic crisis. New light is shed on the crisis and its historical roots, and resolutions for a more robust, resilient future socio-economic model are prescribed. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  5. The Political Power of the Business Corporation

    The Political Power of the Business Corporation

    Stephen Wilks
    The large business corporation has become a governing institution in national and global politics. This trail-blazing book offers a critical account of its political dominance and lack of democratic legitimacy. Thanks to successful wealth generation and ideological victories the large business corporation has become an effective political actor and has entered into partnership with government in the design of public policy and delivery of public services. Stephen Wilks argues that governmental and corporate elites have transformed British politics to create a ‘new corporate state’ with similar patterns in the USA, in competitor economies – including China – and in global governance. The argument embraces multinational corporations, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and the inequality generated by corporate dominance. Learn More
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  6. The Political Economy of Iraq

    The Political Economy of Iraq

    Frank R. Gunter
    This groundbreaking volume offers a comprehensive look at the current state of Iraq’s political economy in the aftermath of the US-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Frank R. Gunter describes the unique difficulties facing the modern Iraqi economy and provides detailed recommendations for fostering future economic growth and stability. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  7. Globalisation, the Global Financial Crisis and the State

    Globalisation, the Global Financial Crisis and the State

    Edited by John Farrar, David G. Mayes
    The recent global financial crisis has challenged conventional wisdom, and our conception of globalisation has been called into question. This challenging and timely book revisits the relationship between globalisation, the crisis and the state from an interdisciplinary perspective, with law, economics and political science underpinning the analysis. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance

    The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance

    Richard Eccleston
    This book focuses on international taxation and examines how the financial crisis prompted renewed attempts to enhance international tax transparency and confront tax havens. It highlights the complexity of international regime change and the significance of national and financial interests, international organizations, domestic politics and the emerging G20 leaders forum in this process. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. Financial Elites and Transnational Business

    Financial Elites and Transnational Business

    Edited by Georgina Murray, John Scott
    Several expert contributors focus on global issues, including the role of transnational finance, interlocking directorates, ownership and tax havens. Others examine how these issues at the global level interact with the regional or nation state level in the US, the UK, China, Australia and Mexico. The books scrutinizes globalization from a fresh, holistic perspective, examining the relationship between the national and transnational to uncover the most significant structures and agents of power. Possible policy futures are also considered. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  10. The Limits of Regulation

    The Limits of Regulation

    Stavros Mavroudeas
    This unique and original book offers a critical survey of the regulation approach, an influential theoretical school born in the 1970s and belonging to the neo-Marxist and radical political economy traditions. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  11. Good Government

    Good Government

    Edited by Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein
    In all societies, the quality of government institutions is of the utmost importance for the well-being of its citizens. Problems like high infant mortality, lack of access to safe water, unhappiness and poverty are not primarily caused by a lack of technical equipment, effective medicines or other types of knowledge generated by the natural or engineering sciences. Instead, the critical problem is that the majority of the world’s population live in societies that have dysfunctional government institutions. Central issues discussed in the book include: how can good government be conceptualized and measured, what are the effects of ‘bad government’ and how can the quality of government be improved? Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  12. Japan’s Great Stagnation

    Japan’s Great Stagnation

    W. R. Garside
    This timely book presents a critical examination of the developmental premises of Japan’s high-growth success and its subsequent drift into recession, stagnation and piecemeal reform. The country, which within a few decades of wartime defeat mounted a serious challenge to American hegemony, appeared incapable of fully adjusting to shifting economic circumstance once the impulses of catch-up growth and the good fortune of an accommodating international environment faded. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. Neoliberalism

    Neoliberalism

    Edited by Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell
    In this timely book, leading scholars of neoliberalism, together with emerging researchers from a range of intellectual traditions, reflect upon the nature of neoliberalism in light of the recent and ongoing global financial crisis. What emerges is an enlightening picture of the diversity of neoliberalism. The complex relationships between theory and practice are highlighted as the contributors recognize the need to move beyond the commonplace notion that neoliberalism is simply a system of free markets. Topical chapters examine the implications of the current crisis for neoliberalism, the likelihood of alternatives and how these might arise. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  14. Political Governance of Capitalism

    Political Governance of Capitalism

    Helmut Willke, Gerhard Willke
    This path-breaking book highlights that systemic risks emerge from a globally operating financial industry that is not only disconnected from the real economy but also allowed to hide in ‘shadow banking’ practices. Governance based on national regimes fails to cover ‘finance-led’ global capitalism. The authors argue that the risk of systemic meltdown will reappear unless intelligent governance regimes are installed, combining legally binding rules and civil society pressures to restore the balance between risk-taking and accountability. They illustrate the goal is ‘resilient’ capitalism in which the rules of the game are set by politics and knowledge-based discourse. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  15. States, Banks and Crisis

    States, Banks and Crisis

    Thomas Marois
    Thomas Marois’ groundbreaking interpretation of banking and development in Mexico and Turkey builds on a Marxian-inspired framework premised on understanding states and banks as social relationships alongside crisis and labor as vital to finance today. The book’s rich historical and empirical content reveals definite institutionalized relationships of power that mainstream political economists often miss. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health

    Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health

    Edited by Kenneth C. Shadlen, Samira Guennif, Alenka Guzmán , Narayanan Lalitha
    This up-to-date book examines pharmaceutical development, access to medicines, and the protection of public health in the context of two fundamental changes that the global political economy has undergone since the 1970s, the globalization of trade and production and the increased harmonization of national regulations on intellectual property rights. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  17. Foreign Direct Investment in China

    Foreign Direct Investment in China

    Chunlai Chen
    Foreign Direct Investment in China is one of the most comprehensive studies of FDI in China and provides a remarkable background of information on the evolution of China’s FDI policies over the last 30 years. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  18. Institutions in Crisis

    Institutions in Crisis

    Edited by David Howden
    This critical and thought-provoking book explores the causes and consequences of Europe’s failed political and economic institutions. Europe’s recession has created new challenges as market turmoil has shaken the foundations of the twin pillars of the new drive for European integration – political and monetary unions. This book critically assesses the patchwork solutions continually offered to hold the troubled unions together. Failed political policies, from the prodigious ‘Common Agricultural Policy’ to ever more common fiscal stimulus packages, are shown to have bred less than stellar results in the past, and to have devastating implications for future European growth. The contributors outline the manner through which European monetary union has subsidized and continues to exacerbate the burgeoning debt crisis. Most strikingly, the interplay between Europe’s political and economic realms is exposed as the boondoggle it is, with increasingly bureaucratic institutions plaguing the continent and endangering future potential. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  19. Does Economic Governance Matter?

    Does Economic Governance Matter?

    Edited by Mehmet Ugur, David Sunderland
    This book contributes to the growing governance literature in three ways. First, it extends the analysis to new areas such as power asymmetry, regulation, transnational company strategies, and law enforcement. Secondly, it examines the role of formal institutions that shape and enforce the rules/norms codified in law; but also private-ordering institutions that function under the umbrella of the State; and private institutions (such as market rules/norms) that provide reputational and other information that foster compliance. Finally, the book extends and enriches the governance debate, addressing issues such as the determinants of institutional quality and efficiency, and the interaction between actor networks and institutional norms. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  20. Improving Irrigation in Asia

    Improving Irrigation in Asia

    Elinor Ostrom, Wai Fung Lam, Prachanda Pradhan, Ganesh P. Shivakoti
    Improving Irrigation in Asia is based on a longitudinal study over two decades on innovative intervention for sustained performance of irrigation systems. The work identifies key factors that can help explain the performance of interventions, and explicates lessons for resource management and the management of development assistance. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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