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Conservative Liberalism, Ordo-liberalism, and the State

Conservative Liberalism, Ordo-liberalism, and the State

Author: Kenneth Dyson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

This book uses extensive original archival and elite interview research to examine the attempt to rejuvenate liberalism as a means of disciplining democracy and the market through a new rule-based economic and political order. This rebirth took the form of conservative liberalism and, in its most developed form, Ordo-liberalism. It occurred against the historical background of the great transformational crisis of liberalism in the first part of the twentieth century. Conservative liberalism evolved as a cross-national phenomenon. It included such eminent and cultured liberal economists as James Buchanan, Frank Knight, Henry Simons, Ralph Hawtrey, Jacques Rueff, Luigi Einaudi, Walter Eucken, Friedrich Hayek, Alfred Muller-Armack, Wilhelm Roepke, Alexander Rustow, and Paul van Zeeland, as well as leading lawyers like Louis Brandeis, Franz Boehm, and Maurice Hauriou. Conservative liberals also played a formative role in establishing new international networks, notably the Mont Pelerin Society. The book investigates the rich intellectual inheritance of this variant of new liberalism from aristocratic liberalism, ethical philosophy, and religious thought. It also locates the social basis of conservative liberalism and Ordo-liberalism in the cultivated bourgeois intelligentsia. The book goes on to examine the attempts to embed this new disciplinary form of liberalism in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States, and to consider the determinants of its varying significance across space and over time. It concludes by assessing the historical significance and contemporary relevance of conservative liberalism and Ordo-liberalism as liberalism confronts a new transformational crisis at the beginning of the new millennium. Is their promise of disciplining democracy and the market a hollow one?

The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia

The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia

Author: Hyun Bang Shin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The growth of urban real estate development has been a key recent facet of the globalization of Asian economies. This book compares and analyses how the aspirations of Asian states have been reflected in the course of (re-)writing the urban landscape, and considers the role of scalar politics. The contributors argue that mega-projects embody the dynamics of the multi-scalar strategic relations that determine the process and outcome of urbanization. Bringing together a range of urbanization experiences from South Korea, Taiwan, India, Turkey, Hong Kong SAR, Mainland China and Indonesia, the book explores the role of specific political and economic interests in shaping cities, and the role of local communities, nascent advocacy groups and popular struggles in contesting the state-led mega-projects.

The Political Economy of Central Asia

The Political Economy of Central Asia

Author: Gul Berna (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) Ozcan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Central Asian republics are still coming to terms with their post-communist economies, their role in the region and the wider world, and their needs for identity, governance and growth. The Political Economy of Central Asia is an original study addressing the processes by which these transitions take place. The social, political and economic futures of these countries are affected by and will affect a wide region, spanning from Russia, the Caucasus and Iran to China and South Asia. This book addresses not only the reasons for the continued state of poverty and instability, but explains how the choices they are confronting will shape their ability to improve their societies. Written clearly and concisely, this book will be an invaluable resource for undergraduates and scholars alike with an interest in studies of the region, studies of post-Soviet transition and of studies in economic transition generally.

The Economy in Society

The Economy in Society

Author: Damien (University of Sydney, Australia) Cahill Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Brazil Under Globalization

Brazil Under Globalization

Author: Pedro Paulo (UNICAMP, Brazil) Zahluth Bastos Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Brazil's economy saw fast growth before the global financial crisis, but in recent years it has seen its growth rate decline. This book explores Brazil's economic story in the 21st century. The book begins by exploring the way commodity exports, import substitution, social policy and wage increases enlarged the domestic market and induced investment, before going on to consider the failings of the growth model and global economic engagement. The volume goes on to consider the country's future trajectory, making the argument for industrial policy rather than austerity, the reform of its model of global economic engagement and an increase in public investment.

The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia

The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia

Author: Hyun Bang Shin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The growth of urban real estate development has been a key recent facet of the globalization of Asian economies. This book compares and analyses how the aspirations of Asian states have been reflected in the course of (re-)writing the urban landscape, and considers the role of scalar politics. The contributors argue that mega-projects embody the dynamics of the multi-scalar strategic relations that determine the process and outcome of urbanization. Bringing together a range of urbanization experiences from South Korea, Taiwan, India, Turkey, Hong Kong SAR, Mainland China and Indonesia, the book explores the role of specific political and economic interests in shaping cities, and the role of local communities, nascent advocacy groups and popular struggles in contesting the state-led mega-projects.

The Political Economy of Central Asia

The Political Economy of Central Asia

Author: Gul Berna (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) Ozcan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Central Asian republics are still coming to terms with their post-communist economies, their role in the region and the wider world, and their needs for identity, governance and growth. The Political Economy of Central Asia is an original study addressing the processes by which these transitions take place. The social, political and economic futures of these countries are affected by and will affect a wide region, spanning from Russia, the Caucasus and Iran to China and South Asia. This book addresses not only the reasons for the continued state of poverty and instability, but explains how the choices they are confronting will shape their ability to improve their societies. Written clearly and concisely, this book will be an invaluable resource for undergraduates and scholars alike with an interest in studies of the region, studies of post-Soviet transition and of studies in economic transition generally.

Routledge Handbook of Marx's Capital

Routledge Handbook of Marx's Capital

Author: Marcello (York University, Canada) Musto Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Marx's Capital has been the focus of widespread interest in the wake of the international financial crisis that erupted in 2008, as hundreds of leading daily and weekly papers throughout the world discussed the contemporary relevance of its pages. Many are again looking to an author who in the past was often wrongly associated with the Soviet Union, and who was too hastily dismissed after 1989. New or republished editions of Marx's work have become available almost everywhere. The literature dealing with Marx, which all but dried up twenty-five years ago, is showing signs of revival in many countries, and there are now many international conferences and university courses dedicated to his most significant work published in 1867. This Handbook provides an extensive survey of the dissemination and reception of Marx's Capital throughout the world, providing a more exhaustive account of the formation of Marxism than has previously been offered. The editors have assembled a cast of international experts of Marx's Capital. They explore, and critically reconsider, the history of the dissemination of Marx's Capital in all the languages (more than 70) in which the book was entirely translated. All the chapters are written by national authors and each chapter provides a short history of the penetration of Marxism in that country; tells the story of the different translations of Capital; explores the reception of Capital from both a political and a theoretical perspective; highlight the most influential interpretations of Capital and how they influenced the overall interpretation of Marx; and evaluates the importance of Capital in terms of the overall understanding of Marxism and, more broadly, Socialism. At a time when Marx's ideas - liberated from the chains of Soviet ideology - are being hailed for their prescience, an exhaustive account of the dissemination of his magnum opus will have significant implications not only for the understanding of the genesis of Marxism, but also the re-founding of a critical thought intended to transform the present.

Black Women in the U.S. Economy

Black Women in the U.S. Economy

Black women in the United States have often been the subject of negative stereotypes, which have distorted perceptions of their unique work history and the challenges that they have faced in providing for their families. Black Women in the U.S. Economy: The Hardest Working Woman challenges the popular rhetoric about black women by presenting an empirical analysis of their labor market experiences and the critical role that black women play in providing for and sustaining their families and communities. The authors use a Black Feminist framework along with applied microeconomics and econometrics in order to understand the multiple identities, roles, and experiences of black women in the U.S. economy. The book's multi-dimensional analysis covers issues including black women's contribution to the social economy, how economic restructuring in the U.S. has impacted on black women, and how declining wages since the 1970s have led to economic inequality and the impact that this has had on the wellbeing of black women and children. All chapters situate their analysis of the economic status of black women within the context of market forces, social relations among counter-groups, and political economy. This groundbreaking study will be essential reading for all those with an interest in Economics, Women's Studies, Africana Studies and Sociology.

Black Women in the U.S. Economy

Black Women in the U.S. Economy

Black women in the United States have often been the subject of negative stereotypes, which have distorted perceptions of their unique work history and the challenges that they have faced in providing for their families. Black Women in the U.S. Economy: The Hardest Working Woman challenges the popular rhetoric about black women by presenting an empirical analysis of their labor market experiences and the critical role that black women play in providing for and sustaining their families and communities. The authors use a Black Feminist framework along with applied microeconomics and econometrics in order to understand the multiple identities, roles, and experiences of black women in the U.S. economy. The book's multi-dimensional analysis covers issues including black women's contribution to the social economy, how economic restructuring in the U.S. has impacted on black women, and how declining wages since the 1970s have led to economic inequality and the impact that this has had on the wellbeing of black women and children. All chapters situate their analysis of the economic status of black women within the context of market forces, social relations among counter-groups, and political economy. This groundbreaking study will be essential reading for all those with an interest in Economics, Women's Studies, Africana Studies and Sociology.

Hegemony, Passive Revolution and Globalisation

Hegemony, Passive Revolution and Globalisation

Author: Leonardo Ramos Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Presenting the emergence and evolution of the G7/8 system, against the background of the global political economy, Ramos emphasizes the processes of transnationalisation of the state and their 'passive revolution' in a historical and structural context since the 1970s. Analysed from a critical perspective, this book illustrates how hierarchy has been approached in international studies with emphasis on the following approaches: global governance; world-system; new imperialism; empire and governmentality. The second theme central to this study is an analysis of the globalization process and literature. Reaching back to the beginning of the G7/8 system and tracing its evolution through to the most recent developments - including a discussion about the G20 and the emerging countries in the BRICS, this book speaks directly to the large community of scholars of global governance and international relations, with its use of already well-established concepts such as globalization and empire.

Global Ordering Structures and Caribbean Offshore Financial Centres

Global Ordering Structures and Caribbean Offshore Financial Centres

Author: Don Marshall Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book is concerned about how Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs), the bulk of which are located in the global South, are signified in global financial governance discourses. This sets the tone for a re-reading of Commonwealth Caribbean political economy and the development challenges confronting those residual micro states reliant on sustained success of their international business sectors. Marshall locates the external challenge of the OFC within the maze of global financial governance bodies established to ensure international financial stability.