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  1. The Shadow Economy, Corruption and Governance

    The Shadow Economy, Corruption and Governance

    Edited by Michael Pickhardt, Edward Shinnick
    This book contributes to the current debates on the shadow economy and related issues of tax evasion and corruption. The approach taken here is one that will develop a better understanding of these related issues, which are increasingly seen as impediments to country competitiveness and economic growth. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  2. The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries

    The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries

    Edited by Benjamin Coriat
    The book is based on original data and field studies from Brazil, Thailand, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. Focusing on the issue of universal and free access to treatment (a goal now taken to heart by the international community), it assesses the progress made and presents a rigorous diagnosis of the obstacles that remain, especially the constraints imposed by TRIPS and the poor state of most public health systems in Southern countries. In so doing, the book renews our understanding of the political economy of HIV/AIDS in these vast regions, where it continues to spread with devastating social and economic consequences. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  3. Political Economy of Northeast Asian Regionalism

    Political Economy of Northeast Asian Regionalism

    Edited by Jehoon Park, T. J. Pempel, Gérard Roland
    This book is an objective analysis combining both ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ (most notably US) perspectives of Northeast Asian regionalism. It also usefully applies regional integration theories to the realities of the Northeast Asian situation and presents policy options for regional integration. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  4. Fiscal Federalism and Political Decentralization

    Fiscal Federalism and Political Decentralization

    Edited by Núria Bosch, José M. Durán
    This book analyzes political decentralization and fiscal federalism in Canada and Germany, both traditional federal countries, and in Spain, a unitarian country engaged in the last two decades in a process of decentralization. Three key issues required for a well designed financing system are analyzed in depth, namely: tax assignment, equalization grants – i.e. redistribution of money from the wealthy regions or the national government to poorer regions, and the role of local governments in the administration of taxes. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  5. Political Failure by Agreement

    Political Failure by Agreement

    Gerhard Wegner
    The purpose of this book is to reconsider economic liberalism from the viewpoint of political liberalism. The author argues that advocates of economic liberalism largely overlook empirical political preferences which, in many societies, go far beyond a limited role of the state. Recent difficulties of reforming the welfare state provide evidence that political preferences are at odds with liberal economic policy in numerous cases. This fact challenges a political conception which demands a limited state role but also claims that citizens’ preferences ‘as they are’ should determine the content of policies. Using an evolutionary perspective on economic liberalism, the book develops new arguments about how economic liberalism can be brought into line with political liberalism. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. The WTO and the Political Economy of Trade Policy

    The WTO and the Political Economy of Trade Policy

    Edited by Wilfred J. Ethier, Arye L. Hillman
    This indispensable volume brings together the key contributions to the academic literature on the subject of the political economy of trade policy. Topics covered include unilateral and multilateral trade policies, international trade agreements and administered protection. In their comprehensive introduction, the editors present an insightful discussion of the political economy approach, the development of multilateral trade agreements, the trade and internal motives that guide unilateral trade policy and the features that characterise unilateralism. This volume is essential for professors, researchers and policymakers concerned with international trade policy. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 329.00   Web: $ 296.10
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  7. Financialization and the US Economy

    Financialization and the US Economy

    Özgür Orhangazi
    Özgür Orhangazi brings together a comprehensive analysis of financialization in the US economy that encompasses the historical, theoretical, and empirical sides of the issues. He explores the origins and consequences of the dramatic rise of financial markets in the US economy and focuses on the impacts of this process of ‘financialization’ on the operations of the non-financial corporate sector. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  8. The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy Reform in Latin America

    The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy Reform in Latin America

    Eduardo Wiesner
    Eduardo Wiesner’s book makes an important contribution to the understanding of development by blending together the interdependent issues of (i) macroeconomic performance and volatility, (ii) equity and distributive justice, (iii) fiscal deficits and the redistributive effectiveness of social public expenditures, and (iv) the demand for the ‘right’ institutions and for policy reform in Latin America. It does this by examining recent macroeconomic crises from a political economy perspective, and finds that information is the critical algorithm that links together the demand for macroeconomic stability, macroeconomic performance and, ultimately, distributive justice. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  9. The Impact of the WTO

    The Impact of the WTO

    Trish Kelly
    This volume is the first to provide a comprehensive analysis of the nine environmental and health disputes that have been adjudicated at the WTO since 1995. The investigation concludes that criticism of the WTO has been overstated and, surprisingly, nations do in fact retain sovereignty over environmental and health policy. The disputes explored suggest that the WTO has been able to balance trade, environmental and health objectives. The discussion illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of the dispute resolution process and closes with suggestions for improving it. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  10. Federalism in Asia

    Federalism in Asia

    Edited by Baogang He, Brian Galligan, Takashi Inoguchi
    Until now there have been few attempts to examine the different models of federalism appropriate in Asia, let alone to trace the extent to which these different perspectives are compatible, converging, or mutually influencing each other. This book redresses the balance by demonstrating the varieties of Asian federalism. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  11. Taxing Reforms

    Taxing Reforms

    Richard Eccleston
    Using an institutional approach, the analysis in this book is animated by contemporary theoretical debates. These concern the dynamics of institutional and policy change and the roles of economic forces, policy ideas and political actors in this process. The author provides an overview of existing approaches to tax policy analysis, as well as a synopsis of existing debates within institutional theory. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  12. Modern State Intervention in the Era of Globalisation

    Modern State Intervention in the Era of Globalisation

    Nikolaos Karagiannis, Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi
    The authors of this book argue that in order to meet the challenges of globalisation and promote their own economic welfare, governments need strong policy instruments that will enable them to take up a strategic role in selected policy arenas. They illustrate how this retooling of policymaking requires a rethinking of the form of government intervention and, especially, an emphasis on its modern developmental role. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  13. Public Choice and the Challenges of Democracy

    Public Choice and the Challenges of Democracy

    Edited by José Casas Pardo, Pedro Schwartz
    This timely and important volume addresses the serious challenges faced by democracy in contemporary society. With contributions from some of the world’s most prestigious scholars of public choice and political science, this comprehensive collection presents a complete overview of the threats democracy must confront, by both contesting accepted ideas and offering new approaches. Using theoretical and empirical evidence, this book will be a significant addition to the current literature, providing original and enlightening perspectives on the theory of democracy. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  14. Morality, Political Economy and American Constitutionalism

    Morality, Political Economy and American Constitutionalism

    Timothy P. Roth
    The Founders of the American Republic set up a remarkable experiment in self-government. Today, debates rage as to the philosophical legacy of this ongoing experiment. In this fascinating study, Timothy Roth offers a critical analysis of modern liberalism and the economic theory to which it is conjoined – social welfare theory. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  15. The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Foods

    The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Foods

    Edited by Robert E. Evenson, Terri Raney
    This important collection prepared by Robert E. Evenson and Terri Raney – leading scholars in the field – focuses on one of the most controversial issues of our time – the genetic modification of agricultural produce. Whilst the US and Canada are supportive of GM crops, the European Union urges other countries to involve the ‘precautionary principle’ in regulatory policy. This comprehensive volume, which will appeal to scholars and practitioners alike, includes papers discussing this European Union–North American divide and possible resolutions of differences on this subject. Topics examined include: the technology; the industry; farmer adoption; consumer acceptance; economic impacts; the emergence of GM free markets and GM products for developing countries. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 266.00   Web: $ 239.40
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  16. The Disappearing State?

    The Disappearing State?

    Edited by Francis G. Castles
    Edited by Francis G. Castles, a leading authority in the field, and bringing together an outstanding group of British, German and American scholars, it examines trends in non-social or ‘core’ spending on public administration, defence, public order, education, economic affairs and debt financing and in the regulatory ordering of the economic sphere. The book not only opens up new areas of comparative public policy research, but also demonstrates clearly that there have been real reductions in the reach of state in some areas, although patterns of causation are more complex and varied than generally presumed by the retrenchment literature. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. Fiscal Fragmentation in Decentralized Countries

    Fiscal Fragmentation in Decentralized Countries

    Edited by Richard M. Bird, Robert D. Ebel
    Most countries, developed and developing, are fiscally decentralized with regional and local governments of varying importance. In many of these countries, some of these sub-national governments differ substantially from others in terms of wealth, ethnic, religious, or linguistic composition. This book considers how fiscal arrangements may strengthen or weaken national solidarity and the effectiveness with which public services are provided. In particular, the nation’s ability to cope with changes created by decentralization is explored. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  18. The Political Economy of Financial Market Regulation

    The Political Economy of Financial Market Regulation

    Edited by Peter Mooslechner, Helene Schuberth, Beat Weber
    This book focuses on recent financial market reforms, and their implications for social, economic and political exclusion. In particular it considers the hitherto under-researched question of whose interests govern the design of regulatory mechanisms and who influences the decision-making process. This process is set out as contested terrain, in which there are winners and losers, and in which there are inevitably circles of exclusion. The authors, comprising financial authority experts and academic specialists, expand the concept of exclusion beyond its typical social dimension to incorporate all actors, be they individuals or institutions not permitted to contribute to financial market regulation as a public good. As they point out, this may take the form of political, economic or indeed cultural exclusion. The book examines the conflicts that arise between various interests and how these are managed within the process of regulation. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  19. Human Development in the Era of Globalization

    Human Development in the Era of Globalization

    Edited by James K. Boyce, Stephen Cullenberg, Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Robert Pollin
    Honoring Keith Griffin’s more than 40 years of fundamental contributions to the discipline of economics, the papers in this volume reflect his deep commitment to advancing the well-being of the world’s poor majority and his unflinching willingness to question conventional wisdom as to how this should be done. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  20. The Hardship of Nations

    The Hardship of Nations

    Edited by Benjamin Coriat, Pascal Petit, Geneviève Schméder
    After more than two decades of widespread hardship for most nations, what are the different paths available for them to resume steady growth and welfare? Will they actually succeed in building new growth models that meet the challenges of the present phase of internationalisation? This book attempts to answer these questions by analysing different perspectives and discussing the conditions for new national growth trajectories to emerge. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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