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The International Political Economy of Oil and Gas by Slawomir Raszewski The International Political Economy of Oil and Gas

This book addresses energy research from four distinct International Political Economy perspectives: energy security, governance, legal and developmental areas. Energy is too important to be neglected by political scientists. Yet, within the mainstream of the discipline energy research still remains...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Developing England's North The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse by Craig Berry Developing England's North The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse

This book explores the politics of local economic development in Northern England. Socio-economic conditions in the North - and its future prospects - have become central to national debates in the UK. The status of Northern regions and their local...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Political Economy of the Low-Carbon Transition Pathways Beyond Techno-Optimism by Peadar Kirby The Political Economy of the Low-Carbon Transition Pathways Beyond Techno-Optimism

This book addresses the global need to transition to a low-carbon society and economy by 2050. The authors interrogate the dominant frames used for understanding this challenge and the predominant policy approaches for achieving it. Highlighting the techno-optimism that informs...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

The Coming Crisis by Colin Hay The Coming Crisis

This book provides a timely warning of the dangers still present and building in the global economic system, whose frailty was exposed by the global financial crisis, and the Eurozone crisis it spawned. The contributors to this volume draw on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

The Quest for Prosperity Reframing Political Economy by Raphael Sassower The Quest for Prosperity Reframing Political Economy

This book asks what are the common assumptions - or frames of references - that underlie our understanding of political economy today. How many of them are worthy of retaining? Could others be discarded?
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2017

The Quest for Prosperity Reframing Political Economy by Raphael Sassower The Quest for Prosperity Reframing Political Economy

This book asks what are the common assumptions - or frames of references - that underlie our understanding of political economy today. How many of them are worthy of retaining? Could others be discarded?
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Institutional System Analysis in Political Economy Neoliberalism, Social Democracy and Islam by Taner Akan Institutional System Analysis in Political Economy Neoliberalism, Social Democracy and Islam

The enduring debate on institutional pillars of contemporary political economies has gathered a noticeable momentum in terms of the change, path-dependence, and varieties of capitalism. By taking a methodological standpoint claiming that 'the current structure and the future of contemporary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Principles of Regional Science by Zheng Wang Principles of Regional Science

This book summarizes the research findings in regarding a region as a rational and abstract concept and explores the principles of regional science. Focusing on location theory, spatial dynamics and regional evolution theory, it stresses that the region as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2017

Macroeconomic Policy and Islamic Finance in Malaysia by Azura Othman, Norhanim Mat Sari, Syed Othman Alhabshi, Abbas Mirakhor Macroeconomic Policy and Islamic Finance in Malaysia
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This book offers an alternative framework for macroeconomic policy in Malaysia, derived from the universal principles of social justice espoused in the objectives of the Shariah. It attempts to holistically analyze issues related to public finance, which has been criticized...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Mining in the Asia-Pacific Risks, Challenges and Opportunities by Terry O'Callaghan Mining in the Asia-Pacific Risks, Challenges and Opportunities

This book provides the most comprehensive survey of mining activity and the principal challenges confronting the resources industry in the Asia-Pacific region today, and presents new theoretical and practical insights into the political and business risks faced by mining companies...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Regional Environmental Cooperation in South America Processes, Drivers and Constraints by Karen M. Siegel Regional Environmental Cooperation in South America Processes, Drivers and Constraints

This book examines cooperation on shared environmental concerns across national boundaries in the Southern Cone region of South America, specifically Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It covers regional environmental cooperation in the Southern Cone since the early 1990s. By using...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2017

Failure to Adjust How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy by Edward Alden Failure to Adjust How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy

Failure to Adjust presents an especially timely analysis of the trade policies of the Obama administration, and discusses how America can reassert itself as the leader in setting rules for international economic competition that would spread the benefits of global...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Competition and Cooperation in Economics and Business Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Economics and Business by Ari Kuncoro Competition and Cooperation in Economics and Business Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Economics and Business

Asia and the Pacific have become the growth engine of the world economy with the contribution of two-third of the global growth. The book discusses current issues in economics, business, and accounting in which economic agents, as individuals, entrepreneurs and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

From Warfare to Wealth The Military Origins of Urban Prosperity in Europe by Mark (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) Dincecco, Massimiliano Gaetano (Universit... Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan Onorato From Warfare to Wealth The Military Origins of Urban Prosperity in Europe
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This book provides a new way to think about long-run economic and political development that speaks to several fundamental debates.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Coalitions and Compliance The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America by Kenneth C. (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)) Shadlen Coalitions and Compliance The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

This book offers systematic comparative analysis of the political economy of pharmaceutical patents in Latin America, and examines the diverse ways that international changes can reconfigure domestic politics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

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China's Market Communism Challenges, Dilemmas, Solutions by Steven (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA) Rosefielde, Jonathan (Augusta University, USA) Leightner China's Market Communism Challenges, Dilemmas, Solutions
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China's Market Communism guides readers step by step up the ladder of China's reforms and transformational possibilities to a full understanding of Beijing's communist and post-communist options by investigating the lessons that Xi can learn from Mao, Adam Smith and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Applied Approaches to Societal Institutions and Economics Essays in Honor of Moriki Hosoe by Tohru Naito Applied Approaches to Societal Institutions and Economics Essays in Honor of Moriki Hosoe

This book gives readers the theoretical and empirical methods to analyze applied economics. They are institutional economics, information economics, environmental economics, international economics, financial economics, industrial organization, public economics, law and economics, and spatial economics. Because the chapters of this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

The Economics of Inequality, Discrimination, Poverty, and Mobility by Robert S. Rycroft The Economics of Inequality, Discrimination, Poverty, and Mobility

If there was any question before, there is no longer a question today: inequality, discrimination, poverty and mobility are prominent national issues. The notion of The American Dream has been sold to generations of young Americans as the idea that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

The Economics of Inequality, Discrimination, Poverty, and Mobility by Robert S. Rycroft The Economics of Inequality, Discrimination, Poverty, and Mobility

If there was any question before, there is no longer a question today: inequality, discrimination, poverty and mobility are prominent national issues. The notion of The American Dream has been sold to generations of young Americans as the idea that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

China's Market Communism Challenges, Dilemmas, Solutions by Steven (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA) Rosefielde, Jonathan (Augusta University, USA) Leightner China's Market Communism Challenges, Dilemmas, Solutions
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China's Market Communism guides readers step by step up the ladder of China's reforms and transformational possibilities to a full understanding of Beijing's communist and post-communist options by investigating the lessons that Xi can learn from Mao, Adam Smith and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

The World-System as Unit of Analysis Past Contributions and Future Advances by Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz The World-System as Unit of Analysis Past Contributions and Future Advances

World-systems analyses have recast the study of between- and within-nation country inequality as constituent aspects of a single field of inquiry: the study of inequality and social stratification as processes that always have been global in their very essence. World-systems...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

The World-System as Unit of Analysis Past Contributions and Future Advances by Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz The World-System as Unit of Analysis Past Contributions and Future Advances

World-systems analyses have recast the study of between- and within-nation country inequality as constituent aspects of a single field of inquiry: the study of inequality and social stratification as processes that always have been global in their very essence. World-systems...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Beyond Defeat and Austerity Disrupting the Critical Political Economy of Neoliberal Europe by David J. Bailey, Monica Clua-Losada, Nikolai Huke, Olatz Ribera-Almandoz Beyond Defeat and Austerity Disrupting the Critical Political Economy of Neoliberal Europe
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Much of the critical discussion of the European political economy and the Eurozone crisis has focused upon a sense that solidaristic achievements built up during the post-war period are being continuously unravelled. Whilst there are many reasons to lament the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Crisis and Promise in the Caribbean Politics and Convergence by Winston Dookeran Crisis and Promise in the Caribbean Politics and Convergence

The Caribbean is made up of a complex, enigmatic region, characterised by great disparities in size, population, geography, history, language, religion, race and politics. This is a region in which harmony and discord work in tandem, trying to link economic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Contending Theories on Development Aid Post-Cold War Evidence from Africa by Leslie O. Omoruyi Contending Theories on Development Aid Post-Cold War Evidence from Africa

This title was first published in 2001: This thorough and comprehensive examination of the nature and pattern of post-Cold War aid to sub-Saharan Africa provides incisive, comparative case studies of the motivations behind the foreign aid policies of key members...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Political Economy of Mexico's Financial Reform by Osvaldo Santin Quiroz The Political Economy of Mexico's Financial Reform

This title was first published in 2001. An analysis of the political economy of Mexico's financial reform. It is organized in three parts. The first part - chapters one to four - develops the framework, both historical and institutional. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Political Economy of the Small Welfare State in South Korea by Jae-Jin Yang The Political Economy of the Small Welfare State in South Korea

This book explains why the Korean welfare state is underdeveloped despite successful industrialization, democratization, a militant labor movement, and a centralized meritocracy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Demographic Transition, Labour Markets and Regional Resilience by Cristina Martinez Demographic Transition, Labour Markets and Regional Resilience

This book discusses the question of how a regional economy can develop under the influence of an ageing and declining population, and how regional development policies can help make labor markets more resilient and more inclusive. As the greatest impacts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Taming the Tide of Capital Flows A Policy Guide by Atish R. Ghosh, Mahvash S. Qureshi, Jonathan David Ostry Taming the Tide of Capital Flows A Policy Guide
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While always episodic in nature, capital flows to emerging market economies have been especially volatile since the global financial crisis. After peaking at $680 billion in 2007, flows to emerging markets turned negative at the onset of crisis in 2008,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Tocqueville's Political Economy by Richard Swedberg Tocqueville's Political Economy

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) has long been recognized as a major political and social thinker as well as historian, but his writings also contain a wealth of little-known insights into economic life and its connection to the rest of society....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

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New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy by Robert Fredona New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy

This volume offers a snapshot of the resurgent historiography of political economy in the wake of the ongoing global financial crisis, and suggests fruitful new agendas for research on the political-economic nexus as it has developed in the Western world...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Return of Marxian Macro-dynamics in East Asia by Masao Ishikura Return of Marxian Macro-dynamics in East Asia

This important and timely volume brings together experts in political economy from across the globe, to comment on the return of Marxian macro-dynamics in East Asia. The contributions explore macro-dynamics, the role of the state and hegemony in the context...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Political Economy and Natural Theology Smith, Malthus and Their Followers by Paul Oslington Political Economy and Natural Theology Smith, Malthus and Their Followers

Shows how theology shaped political economy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This title is a useful reading for all concerned with the origins of economics and the role of religion in contemporary policy debates.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Political Economy of HIV in Africa by Deborah Johnston The Political Economy of HIV in Africa

Biomedical revolutions seem to have radically altered the environment for HIV transmission: anti-retrovirals (ARVs) and drugs to reduce mother-to-child transmission promise to cut HIV transmission rates, as does male medical circumcision. However, the hopeful messages of UNAIDS are tempered with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The political economy of the Irish welfare state Church, state and capital by Fred Powell The political economy of the Irish welfare state Church, state and capital

A fascinating interpretation of the evolution of social policy in modern Ireland, as the product of a triangulated relationship between church, state and capital.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Sharing Economies in Times of Crisis Practices, Politics and Possibilities by Anthony Ince Sharing Economies in Times of Crisis Practices, Politics and Possibilities

The 'new sharing economy' is a growing phenomenon across the Global North. It claims to transform relationships of production and consumption in a way that can improve our lives, reduce environmental impacts, and reduce the cost of living. Amidst various...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait by Various Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

This set collects together a range of books that together examine a broad spectrum of issues relating to Kuwait. Two titles examine the key question of Kuwait's reliance on immigrant labour; another analyses the growth and stability of the oil-dependent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Political Economy of Robots Prospects for Prosperity and Peace in the Automated 21st Century by Ryan David Kiggins The Political Economy of Robots Prospects for Prosperity and Peace in the Automated 21st Century

This collection examines implications of technological automation to global prosperity and peace. Focusing on robots, information communication technologies, and other automation technologies, it offers brief interventions that assess how automation may alter extant political, social, and economic institutions, norms, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Easternisation War and Peace in the Asian Century by Gideon Rachman Easternisation War and Peace in the Asian Century

WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORThe West's domination of world politics is coming to a close. Meanwhile the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil and Russia longs to reclaim its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2017

Food, Health and the Knowledge Economy The State and Intellectual Property in India and Brazil by Valbona Muzaka Food, Health and the Knowledge Economy The State and Intellectual Property in India and Brazil

This book opens a window into how two ambitious countries - India and Brazil - are seeking to become knowledge powers in the 21st century. As the knowledge economy became the preferred way of conceptualising the economy and its future...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture The Return of State Authority by Stuart P. M. (Group of Thirty, USA.) Mackintosh The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture The Return of State Authority
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In 2007-2008 the global financial and economic system was in turmoil. This volume focuses on how the global financial architecture was redesigned following the financial crash of 2008. Its central claim is that the reforms constituted a paradigm shift, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2017

China's Lessons for India: Volume II by Ramesh Sangaralingam China's Lessons for India: Volume II

This book and its companion volume offer a better understanding of the lessons that Indian policymakers can learn from China's economic experience over the last 40 years.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

The Politics of Economic Liberalization by Bruno Wueest The Politics of Economic Liberalization

This book analyses the discourses of economic liberalization reform in six Western European countries - Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria. It provides systematic empirical evidence that policy-related discourses are much more than noise; rather, they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

The Economics of Brexit A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the UK's Economic Relationship with the EU by Philip B. Whyman, Alina I. Petrescu The Economics of Brexit A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the UK's Economic Relationship with the EU
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This book presents a comprehensive evaluation of the likely economic impact upon the UK economy arising from Brexit. It additionally outlines the options available to policy makers for the formation of an economic strategy capable of adapting the economy to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2017

Public Policy and the Neo-Weberian State by Stanislaw Mazur Public Policy and the Neo-Weberian State

The neo-Weberian state constitutes an attempt to combine the Weberian model of administration with the principles laid down during the retreat from the bureaucratic management paradigm (new public management and public governance). The concept of neo-Weberian state involves changing the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

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