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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. Public Sector Shock

    Public Sector Shock

    Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    The goal of this volume is to study this ‘public sector shock’. While budgetary reforms seek to ensure a more balanced and sound economic policy, they may generate new work inequalities among public sector employees, most particularly among women, who account for a considerable proportion of public sector employment. Cuts in education and training may also have an impact on the quality of human capital in both the public and private sectors, despite the fact that the recent crisis has shown the value of education as employees with better skills and training are more likely to maintain their jobs and incomes. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 231.00   Web: $ 207.90
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  3. The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen

    The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen

    David Reisman
    Thorstein Veblen was a multidisciplinary social scientist whose original insights continue to inspire debate. Rather than focusing on allocation, markets and scarcity, his perspective on economics was rather one of Darwinian evolution and perpetual development, unfolding conventions and interpersonal constraints. This interdisciplinary and comprehensive book determines that Veblen’s disparate theories of conspicuous consumption, imperial Germany, the giant corporation and the speculation-led cycle all add up to a consistent and coherent world-view. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  4. Handbook of Research Methods in Migration

    Handbook of Research Methods in Migration

    Edited by Carlos Vargas-Silva
    Covering both qualitative and quantitative topics, the expert contributors in this Handbook explore fundamental issues of scientific logic, methodology and methods, through to practical applications of different techniques and approaches in migration research. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  5. Economy and Society in Europe

    Economy and Society in Europe

    Edited by Luigi Burroni, Maarten Keune, Guglielmo Meardi
    While an economy is always ‘embedded’ in society, the relationship between the two is undergoing profound changes in Europe, resulting in widespread instability which is emphasised by the current crisis. This book analyses these changes, and in particular pressures of intensifying international competition, globalization and financialization within Europe. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  6. Transforming European Employment Policy

    Transforming European Employment Policy

    Edited by Ralf Rogowski, Robert Salais, Noel Whiteside
    Since the mid 1990s, the focus of European employment and social policy has shifted from protection to promotion. This book provides a timely analysis of this new form of governance, and the new forms of policy delivery and audit which accompany it. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  7. The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition

    The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Second Edition

    Edited by Andrew M. Jones
    This comprehensive collection brings together more than 50 contributions from some of the most influential researchers in health economics. It authoritatively covers theoretical and empirical issues in health economics, with a balanced range of material on equity and efficiency in health care systems, health technology assessment and issues of concern for developing countries. This thoroughly revised second edition is expanded to include four new chapters, while all existing chapters have been extensively updated. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  8. Work Inequalities in the Crisis

    Work Inequalities in the Crisis

    Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    This book offers a unique combination of research, case studies and policy discussions. An assessment of national trends in 30 European countries precedes case studies of 14 of them, in which noted European specialists report on individual enterprises or sectors. The volume’s survey of national- and local-level policy solutions contributes to identifying those responses that strengthen economic competitiveness, preserve social cohesion and do not deepen inequalities. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 229.00   Web: $ 206.10
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  9. Before and After the Economic Crisis

    Before and After the Economic Crisis

    Edited by Marie-Ange Moreau
    This timely book casts new light on the key issues arising from the contentious debate around the future of the European Social Model. The book brings together leading experts to provide a thorough and well-informed response to the recent developments in European social and labour law and policy, in the light of institutional changes. The contributors provide unique insights as they evaluate the impact of the enlargement processes, the implications of the Lisbon treaty, the integration of the Charter into EU law – and, crucially, the consequences of the economic crisis. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 144.00   Web: $ 129.60
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  10. Fighting Working Poverty in Post-industrial Economies

    Fighting Working Poverty in Post-industrial Economies

    Eric Crettaz
    This thought-provoking book provides an in-depth analysis of the working poor phenomenon and its causes across welfare regimes, and identifies the most efficient policy mixes and best practices that could be utilized to resolve this problem. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  11. Measuring More than Money

    Measuring More than Money

    Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo, Enrique Fernández-Macías, José-Ignacio Antón, Fernando Esteve
    Job quality is a crucial link between the economy and well-being. This original book proves that it can and should be measured, proposing a theoretically based multidimensional ‘Index of Job Quality’ that is tested in the EU member States. The index proves particularly useful to measure the differences in job quality by country, occupation, gender and age. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  12. Complexity, Institutions and Public Policy

    Complexity, Institutions and Public Policy

    Graham Room
    Graham Room argues that conventional approaches to the conceptualisation and measurement of social and economic change are unsatisfactory. As a result, researchers are ill-equipped to offer policy advice. This book offers a new analytical approach, combining complexity science and institutionalism. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  13. The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy

    The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy

    Edited by Susan Hayter
    This book examines the ways in which collective bargaining addresses a variety of workplace concerns in the context of today’s global economy. Globalization can contribute to growth and development, but as the recent financial crisis demonstrated, it also puts employment, earnings and labour standards at risk. This book examines the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a measure of security against the risk to employment and wages. It focuses on a commonly neglected side of the story and demonstrates the positive contribution that collective bargaining can make to both economic and social goals. The various contributions examine how this fundamental principle and right at work is realized in different countries and how its practice can be reinforced across borders. They highlight the numerous resulting challenges and the critically important role that governments play in rebalancing bargaining power in a global economy. The chapters are written in an accessible style and deal with practical subjects, including employment security, workplace change and productivity, and working time. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  14. Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis

    Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis

    Edited by Ray Forrest, Ngai-Ming Yip
    Housing markets are at the centre of the recent global financial turmoil. In this well-researched study, a multidisciplinary group of leading analysts explores the impact of the crisis within, and between, countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  15. A Practitioner Handbook on Evaluation

    A Practitioner Handbook on Evaluation

    Edited by Reinhard Stockmann
    This comprehensive Handbook serves as an excellent reference manual providing answers to virtually every conceivable question that can arise during the planning and implementation process of an evaluation. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 189.00   Web: $ 170.10
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  16. The Sustainability of Cultural Diversity

    The Sustainability of Cultural Diversity

    Edited by Maddy Janssens, Myriam Bechtoldt, Arie de Ruijter, Dino Pinelli, Giovanni Prarolo, Vanja M.K. Stenius
    This engaging book addresses the question of how diverse communities, whether in a nation, city or organization, can live together and prosper whilst retaining and enjoying their cultural differences. This is a particularly pertinent issue in the context of the modern world where mass migration and immigration are pervasive global phenomena. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 157.00   Web: $ 141.30
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  17. The Aging Population and the Competitiveness of Cities

    The Aging Population and the Competitiveness of Cities

    Peter Karl Kresl, Daniele Ietri
    While much of the current literature on the economic consequences of an aging population focuses on the negative aspects, this enlightening book argues that seniors can bring significant benefits – such as vitality and competitiveness – to an urban economy. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  18. Health Tourism

    Health Tourism

    David Reisman
    In this unique and pathbreaking book, David Reisman examines the relatively new phenomenon of health travel. He presents a multidisciplinary account of the way in which lower costs, shorter waiting times, different services, and the chance to combine recreational tourism with a check-up or an operation all come together to make medical travel a new industry with the potential to create jobs and wealth, while at the same time giving sick people high-quality care at an affordable price. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  19. Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century

    Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century

    Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Rosemary Crompton, Clare Lyonette
    Both women and men strive to achieve a work and family balance, but does this imply more or less equality? Does the persistence of gender and class inequalities refute the notion that lives are becoming more individualised? Leading international authorities document how gender inequalities are changing and how many inequalities of earlier eras are being eradicated. However, this book shows there are new barriers and constraints that are slowing progress in attaining a more egalitarian society. Taking the new global economy into account, the expert contributors to this book examine the conflicts between different types of feminisms, revise old debates about ‘equality’ and ‘difference’ in the gendered nature of work and care, and propose new and innovative policy solutions. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  20. Handbook of Microcredit in Europe

    Handbook of Microcredit in Europe

    Edited by Bárbara Jayo Carboni, Maricruz Lacalle Calderón, Silvia Rico Garrido, Karl Dayson, Jill Kickul
    This timely Handbook offers a unique opportunity to consider the performance and national context of microcredit initiatives within the European Union. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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