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Political Economy of the Environment: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Political Economy of the Environment: An Interdisciplinary Approach

1st Edition

Simon Dietz, Jonathan Michie, Christine Oughton
May 30, 2014

This book is the culmination of several years work by a group of academics, policy-makers and other professionals looking to understand how alternative economic thinking – and indeed thinking from quite different social-scientific disciplines – could enhance the mainstream economic approach to...

Creative Industries and Developing Countries: Voice, Choice and Economic Growth

Creative Industries and Developing Countries: Voice, Choice and Economic Growth

1st Edition

Diana Barrowclough, Zeljka Kozul-Wright
November 16, 2011

Pushing the frontiers of the new development paradigm, this book guides debates, clarifies new themes and illustrates how the cultural resources of the developing world can become a new way of integrating into the global economy - helping to raise the voices of developing countries, widening the...

Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific: Origins, Evolution, and Implications

Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific: Origins, Evolution, and Implications

1st Edition

Vinod Aggarwal, Shujiro Urata
December 15, 2005

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed a rapid rise in bilateral preferential trade agreements at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This trend could have potentially dramatic effects on the trading patterns of countries in the transpacific region and beyond. Some argue that these accords...

Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry

Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry

1st Edition

Arthur De Vany
September 25, 2003

Just how risky is the movie industry? Is screenwriter William Goldman's claim that "nobody knows anything" really true? Can a star and a big opening change a movie's risks and return? Do studio executives really earn their huge paychecks? These and many other questions are answered in Hollywood...

New Economy, New Myth

New Economy, New Myth

1st Edition

Jean Gadrey
November 28, 2002

The 'new economy' has been criticised greatly of late, and after the speculation and hype that surrounded the internet bubble, this is hardly surprising. This book, first published in French and updated here, however treats the 'new economy' as a discourse - one that is often misleading. In order...

Systems of Production: Markets, Organisations and Performance

Systems of Production: Markets, Organisations and Performance

1st Edition

Brendan Burchell, Simon Deakin, Jonathan Michie, Jill Rubery
November 21, 2002

In recent years we have seen the predictions of our forebears that leisure time would increase as the years pass utterly confounded. It is a fact of life that in major cities across the world, transport systems are full to bursting with people on their way to and from work. As people have come to...

Placing the Social Economy

Placing the Social Economy

1st Edition

Ash Amin, Angus Cameron, Ray Hudson
May 02, 2002

In recent years there has been a great deal of discussion about the social economy and the term 'the third way' has attained a level of household recognition, especially in America and Britain. Academics and commentators have debated the usefulness of the social economy as a restraint on capitalist...

A New Guide to Post-Keynesian Economics

A New Guide to Post-Keynesian Economics

1st Edition

Richard P. F. Holt, Steven Pressman
August 16, 2001

Eichner's classic A Guide to Post-Keynesian Economics (1978) is still seen as the definitive staging post for those wishing to familiarise themselves with the Post-Keynesian School. This book brings the story up-to-date.Of all the subgroups within heterodox economics, Post-Keynesianism has provided...

Social Capital Versus Social Theory

Social Capital Versus Social Theory

1st Edition

Ben Fine
October 19, 2000

The idea of Social Capital is an attempt to incorporate social considerations into mainstream economic thinking. Its proponents feel that social factors are properly quantifiable. So, they use the compex algebra and statistics beloved of mainstream economic theory and measure 'units' of health care...

The Political Economy of Competitiveness: Corporate Performance and Public Policy

The Political Economy of Competitiveness: Corporate Performance and Public Policy

1st Edition

Michael Kitson, Jonathan Michie
April 27, 2000

The Political Economy of Competitiveness offers an original perspective on the relationship between economic theory and policy. It places the issues within an accessible political economy perspective. Rejecting the narrowness of mainstream economics the authors deploy an interdisciplinary approach...

Global Economy, Global Justice: Theoretical and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism

Global Economy, Global Justice: Theoretical and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism

1st Edition

George DeMartino
December 23, 1999

This text presents a devastating critique of the currently fashionable idea of globalisation. Using comprehensive and non-technical language this book looks at the world's cultural and value diversity, and questions whether it is possible to impose a global policy, given these differences. Topics...

Reconstructing Political Economy: The Great Divide in Economic Thought

Reconstructing Political Economy: The Great Divide in Economic Thought

1st Edition

William K. Tabb
June 24, 1999

This volume offers an original perspective on the questions the great economists have asked and looks at their significance for todays world. Written in a provocative and accessible style, it examines how the diverse traditions of political economy have conceptualised economic issues, events and...

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