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Economic systems & structures

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Chinese Dream and Practice in Zhejiang - Economy

Chinese Dream and Practice in Zhejiang - Economy

Author: Changhong Pei Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2019

The theme of this book is economic transitions of Zhejiang Province under the guidance of China Dream policy. It reviews the economic development of Zhejiang Province during the last 10 years and concludes with the experiences and achievements of the local government. As Zhejiang is one of the most economically successful regions in China, the challenges concerning economic transition for the government are a higher priority. This book describes the endeavors and practices that are accomplished by the local administration in system reforms, private sectors, industrial transition and upgrading, ecological harmony, new urbanization, marine economy and open policies. Case studies, live examples and detailed policy interpretations and conclusions are presented throughout this book. The book will assist scholars and policy makers in discovering how the major statecraft has guided and influenced Chinese economy.

Financial Services Sector Protection and Homeland Security

Financial Services Sector Protection and Homeland Security

Author: Frank R. Spellman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

The financial services sector is critical to the economy and represents a vital component of our nation's critical infrastructure. It includes thousands of depository institutions, providers of investment products, insurance companies, and credit and financing organizations. A terrorist attack affecting the this sector would have a devastating impact. Financial Services Sector Protection and Homeland Security provides readers with an understanding of the challenges and potential threats faced by the financial services sector. This book presents commonsense methodologies to help safeguard this sector in a straightforward but engaging manner. It was written in response to the critical needs of financial planners, management analysts, law enforcement and security specialists, and anyone with a general interest in the security of the financial services sector. Other books in the Critical Infrastructure and Homeland Security Series include: *Dam Sector Protection and Homeland Security *Energy Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security *Food Supply Protection and Homeland Security *Transportation Protection and Homeland Security *Government Facilities Protection and Homeland Security *Information Technology Protection and homeland Security

The Basic Economic System of China

The Basic Economic System of China

Author: Changhong Pei, Chunxue Yang, Xinming Yang Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2019

This book uses facts and data to prove that socialist public sectors are still in a predominant position in China. Based on previous research and studies, a set of methods for measuring the structure of public or non-public owned economy is offered in this book. As is remarked by the authors, China's basic economic system, namely the system with the public sector remaining dominant and diverse sectors of the economy developing side by side, represents an efficient approach towards mutual benefit, common prosperity and peaceful co-existence.

How our Economy Really Works

How our Economy Really Works

Author: Brian Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Why are so many trapped in poverty, when others are grossly well-off? Why are house prices continuously rising faster than inflation? Why do people so often find themselves in jobs that give them little sense of fulfilment? Why is a multi-national coffee shop franchise not actually making its money from coffee. These questions have confronted the UK economy for decades without resolution by governments of the right or left. It is the failure of economics, the author argues. Economists have long asserted that three factors of production, land, labour and capital, lie at the root of their subject. Yet in the development of the subject into theories and practical applications there has been a thorough analysis of labour and capital but a grievous omission of the factor of land. This is reflected in the minimal place it holds in modern textbooks, in popular discussion and political debate. Much of the argument about major issues, like industrial policy, the distribution of wealth and income and government policy reverts to a polarised struggle between two antagonists, labour and capital. The third factor, land, hides in the background unacknowledged yet exerting a major influence on the outcome of the whole economic process. What needs to change, the author argues, are deeply embedded features, which have generally been established for a very long time. They are principally the taxation system, the land tenure system, and the banking system. Review copies and media publicity is being sought as the subject matter of the book is very topical - the general recognition that the system isn't working for all.

Leadership in Regional Community-Building

Leadership in Regional Community-Building

Author: Siti Darwinda Mohamed Pero Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2019

This book examines the role of political leadership as a driver in the process of regional community-building in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU). It considers under which conditions political leadership constitutes a driver of regional community-building and reconceptualises the very idea of political leadership in order to examine its role in a regional context. The book concludes that a comprehensive approach that incorporates political will, the capacity of individual leaders, state capacity, legitimacy, and summitry yields a deeper understanding of political leadership in regional bodies.

Capitalism: A Graphic Guide

Capitalism: A Graphic Guide

Author: Sharron Shatil, Dan Cryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

Capitalism shapes every aspect of our world, beyond just our economic structures; it moulds our values and influences the way we write laws, wage wars and even conduct personal relationships. From its beginnings to the present day, Capitalism: A Graphic Guide tells the story of capitalism's remarkable and often ruthless rise, evolving through strife and struggle as much as innovation and enterprise. This non-fiction graphic novel explores the key developments that have shaped our modern world, from early banking to the Opium Wars, financial crashes, the rise of service economies and concerns about sustainability. It also introduces us to the leading proponents and critics of capitalism, providing both a theoretical and practical understanding of this fascinating subject.

Inhuman Power

Inhuman Power

Author: Nick Dyer-Witheford, Atle Mikkola Kjosen, James Steinhoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen major advances in recent years. While machines were always central to the Marxist analysis of capitalism, AI is a new kind of machine that Marx could not have anticipated. Contemporary machine-learning AI allows machines to increasingly approach human capacities for perception and reasoning in narrow domains. This book explores the relationship between Marxist theory and AI through the lenses of different theoretical concepts, including surplus-value, labour, the general conditions of production, class composition and surplus population. It argues against left accelerationism and post-Operaismo thinkers, asserting that a deeper analysis of AI produces a more complex and disturbing picture of capitalism's future than has previously been identified. Inhuman Power argues that on its current trajectory, AI represents an ultimate weapon for capital. It will render humanity obsolete or turn it into a species of transhumans working for a wage until the heat death of the universe; a fate that is only avoidable by communist revolution.

Aramco, the United States, and Saudi Arabia

Aramco, the United States, and Saudi Arabia

Author: Irvine H. Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

Irvine Anderson carefully reconstructs the years between 1933 and 1950 and provides a case study of the evolution of U.S. foreign oil policy and of the complex relationships between the U.S. government and the business world. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Circular Economy

The Circular Economy

Author: Walter R Stahel Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2019

A Circular Economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural, and offers opportunities and solutions for all organisations. This book, written by Walter Stahel, who is widely recognised as one of the key people who formulated the concept of the Circular Economy, is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to quickly get up to speed with this vitally important topic for ensuring sustainable development. It sets out a new framework that refines the concept of a Circular Economy and how it can be applied at industrial levels. This concise book presents the key themes for busy managers and policymakers and some of the newest thinking on the topic of the Circular Economy from one of the leading thinkers in the field. Practical examples and case studies with real-life data are used to elucidate the ideas presented within the book.

Vampire Capitalism

Vampire Capitalism

Author: Paul Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2019

This book argues that in recent decades an unrestrained vampire-capitalism has emerged, disengaged from the needs of citizens and workers, leading to a deepening of social class, generational, gender, educational and ethnic divisions. The author explores how our cultural obsession with self-realization undermines our capacity for collective action and ability to confront threats such as climate change and the impact of the rapid advance of technology on labour. Drawing on sociology and political economy as well as worldwide case studies, the chapters interrogate how we arrived at these dilemmas and how we might escape them through establishing alternative social economies. Vampire Capitalism will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, social theory, globalisation studies, development studies, political economy, geography, politics and social policy.

Inhuman Power

Inhuman Power

Author: Nick Dyer-Witheford, Atle Mikkola Kjosen, James Steinhoff Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen major advances in recent years. While machines were always central to the Marxist analysis of capitalism, AI is a new kind of machine that Marx could not have anticipated. Contemporary machine-learning AI allows machines to increasingly approach human capacities for perception and reasoning in narrow domains. This book explores the relationship between Marxist theory and AI through the lenses of different theoretical concepts, including surplus-value, labour, the general conditions of production, class composition and surplus population. It argues against left accelerationism and post-Operaismo thinkers, asserting that a deeper analysis of AI produces a more complex and disturbing picture of capitalism's future than has previously been identified. Inhuman Power argues that on its current trajectory, AI represents an ultimate weapon for capital. It will render humanity obsolete or turn it into a species of transhumans working for a wage until the heat death of the universe; a fate that is only avoidable by communist revolution.

Institutions, Property Rights, and Economic Growth

Institutions, Property Rights, and Economic Growth

Author: Sebastian (University of Maryland, College Park) Galiani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

This volume showcases the impact of the work of Douglass North, winner of the Nobel Prize and father of the field of new institutional economics. Leading scholars contribute to a substantive discussion that best illustrates the broad reach and depth of Professor North's work. The volume speaks concisely about his legacy across multiple social sciences disciplines, specifically on scholarship pertaining to the understanding of property rights, the institutions that support the system of property rights, and economic growth.