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A Theory of Imperialism (Paperback): Utsa Patnaik, Prabhat Patnaik A Theory of Imperialism (Paperback)
Utsa Patnaik, Prabhat Patnaik
R546 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R122 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In A Theory of Imperialism, economists Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik present a new theory of the origins and mechanics of capitalism that sounds an alarm about its ongoing viability. Their theory centers on trade between the core economies of the global North and the tropical and subtropical countries of the global South and considers how the Northern demand for commodities (such as agricultural products and oil) from the South has perpetuated and solidified an imperialist relationship. The Patnaiks explore the dynamics of this process and discuss innovations that could allow the economies of the South to achieve greater prosperity without damaging the economies of the North. The result is an original theory of imperialism that brings to light the crippling limitations of neoliberal capitalism. A Theory of Imperialism also includes a response by David Harvey, who interprets the agrarian system differently and sees other factors affecting trade between the North and the South. Their debate is one of the most provocative exchanges yet over the future of the global economy as resources grow thin, populations explode, and universal prosperity becomes ever more elusive.

Insane Mode - How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil (Hardcover): Hamish McKenzie Insane Mode - How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil (Hardcover)
Hamish McKenzie 1
R545 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Rise of Transnational Corporations from Emerging Markets - Threat or Opportunity? (Paperback, Annotated edition): Karl P.... The Rise of Transnational Corporations from Emerging Markets - Threat or Opportunity? (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Karl P. Sauvant
R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive analysis deals with the range of issues raised by the rise of transnational corporations from emerging markets. This insightful book shows that foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging markets has grown from negligible amounts in the early 1980s to $210 billion in 2007, with the stock of investment now being well over $1 trillion. This reflects the rise of firms from these economies to become important players in the world FDI market. The contributors to this book comprehensively analyze the rise of emerging market TNCs, the salient features of the transnational activities of these firms, the relationship of outward FDI and the competitiveness of the firms involved, their impact on host and home countries and implications for the international law and policy system. The subject of this study is both topical and important and poses a number of challenges that will require considerable policy attention in the future. It will appeal to academics interested in FDI as well as emerging markets. Karl P. Sauvant has gathered together a group of leading academics that makes this an informative and valuable read for anyone interested in the subject, including academics, students at all levels and private sector entities, as well as government officials dealing with outward FDI.

The Neoliberal Revolution in Eastern Europe - Economic Ideas in the Transition from Communism (Hardcover): Paul Dragos Aligica,... The Neoliberal Revolution in Eastern Europe - Economic Ideas in the Transition from Communism (Hardcover)
Paul Dragos Aligica, Anthony J. Evans
R2,279 Discovery Miles 22 790 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Very few studies have ventured to explore the shift in economic ideas that were such a critical factor in shaping and understanding the East European transition process. Paul Dragos Aligica and Anthony J. Evans have seized upon the potential that this crucial case has to illuminate the larger phenomenon of diffusion and adoption of economic ideas. Two different but related research agendas are developed: the study of the spread of `neoliberalism' as seen from the perspective of Eastern European post-communist evolutions and the study of Eastern European transition as seen from an ideas-centered perspective. Combining a distinctive synthesis of the existing data about the spread of neoliberal economic ideas in Central and Eastern Europe with an analysis of the processes at work, the authors challenge a series of misunderstandings and myths about the spread of neoliberal economic ideas. The disputed topics include: the myth of an Eastern European rush to embrace the theories and ideas that may be considered the mark of `market fundamentalism'; the notion that a harsh `neoliberal dogmatism' was somehow imposed on the region from outside; the idea that the standardization and regimentation of economic thinking was a result of the spread of the Western way of doing economics; and the belief that the Eastern Europeans passively embraced this uniformity and standardization due to pressure from the Westerners. This unusual synthesis will appeal to scholars in economics, political science, communist/post-communist studies and new institutionalism, as well as policymakers.

Regulatory Capitalism - How it Works, Ideas for Making it Work Better (Paperback): John Braithwaite Regulatory Capitalism - How it Works, Ideas for Making it Work Better (Paperback)
John Braithwaite
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Contemporary societies have more vibrant markets than past ones. Yet they are more heavily populated by private and public regulators. This book explores the features of such a regulatory capitalism, its tendencies to be cyclically crisis-ridden, ritualistic and governed through networks. New ways of thinking about resultant policy challenges are developed. At the heart of this latest work by John Braithwaite lies the insight by David Levi-Faur and Jacint Jordana that the welfare state was succeeded in the 1970s by regulatory capitalism. The book argues that this has produced stronger markets, public regulation, private regulation and hybrid private/public regulation as well as new challenges such as a more cyclical quality to crises of market and governance failure, regulatory ritualism and markets in vice. However, regulatory capitalism also creates opportunities for better design of markets in virtue such as markets in continuous improvement, privatized enforcement of regulation, open source business models, regulatory pyramids with networked escalation and meta-governance of justice. Regulatory Capitalism will be warmly welcomed by regulatory scholars in political science, sociology, history, economics, business schools and law schools as well as regulatory bureaucrats, policy thinkers in government and law and society scholars.

Political Failure by Agreement - Learning Liberalism and the Welfare State (Hardcover): Gerhard Wegner Political Failure by Agreement - Learning Liberalism and the Welfare State (Hardcover)
Gerhard Wegner
R1,961 Discovery Miles 19 610 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The purpose of this book is to reconsider economic liberalism from the viewpoint of political liberalism. The author argues that advocates of economic liberalism largely overlook empirical political preferences which, in many societies, go far beyond a limited role of the state. Recent difficulties of reforming the welfare state provide evidence that political preferences are at odds with liberal economic policy in numerous cases. This fact challenges a political conception which demands a limited state role but also claims that citizens' preferences `as they are' should determine the content of policies. Using an evolutionary perspective on economic liberalism, the book develops new arguments about how economic liberalism can be brought into line with political liberalism. Drawing on an evolutionary theory of markets, Gerhard Wegner reinforces the claim that liberal economic policies are conducive to prosperity in society, but he argues that the liberal promise of prosperity does not translate into corresponding political preferences on the part of citizens. A tension between political and economic liberalism arises which lies at the centre of this book. Political Failure by Agreement will strongly appeal to postgraduate students and researchers of global governance, political theory, political economy and institutional economics.

The Rise of Transnational Corporations from Emerging Markets - Threat or Opportunity? (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Karl P.... The Rise of Transnational Corporations from Emerging Markets - Threat or Opportunity? (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Karl P. Sauvant
R2,787 Discovery Miles 27 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive analysis deals with the range of issues raised by the rise of transnational corporations from emerging markets. This insightful book shows that foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging markets has grown from negligible amounts in the early 1980s to $210 billion in 2007, with the stock of investment now being well over $1 trillion. This reflects the rise of firms from these economies to become important players in the world FDI market. The contributors to this book comprehensively analyze the rise of emerging market TNCs, the salient features of the transnational activities of these firms, the relationship of outward FDI and the competitiveness of the firms involved, their impact on host and home countries and implications for the international law and policy system. The subject of this study is both topical and important and poses a number of challenges that will require considerable policy attention in the future. It will appeal to academics interested in FDI as well as emerging markets. Karl P. Sauvant has gathered together a group of leading academics that makes this an informative and valuable read for anyone interested in the subject, including academics, students at all levels and private sector entities, as well as government officials dealing with outward FDI.

European Public-Private Collaboration - A Choice Between Efficiency and Democratic Accountability? (Hardcover): Ulrika Morth European Public-Private Collaboration - A Choice Between Efficiency and Democratic Accountability? (Hardcover)
Ulrika Morth
R1,961 Discovery Miles 19 610 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book looks at some of the major themes concerning governance in the EU, namely the focus on market-friendly regulations, output legitimacy and how the requirement of efficiency is combined with the requirement of democratic accountability. The dilemma between efficiency and democratic accountability is analysed in three cases of close collaboration between public and private actors: the European satellite navigation programme (Galileo), the European Investment Bank and health policies, and the European financial market - especially the banking sector. The background to this interest in the dilemma between efficiency and democratic accountability is that this is a time when the borders between the public and private spheres are being re-evaluated, transferred and becoming more porous. The author makes a compelling case to show that authority is being shared between public and private actors, rather than power being delegated - inn contrast with the apparent mode of democratic accountability. European Public-Private Collaboration will be warmly welcomed by postgraduate students and researchers of European studies and public policy.

Worlds of Capitalism - Institutions, Economic Performance and Governance in the Era of Globalization (Paperback): Max Miller Worlds of Capitalism - Institutions, Economic Performance and Governance in the Era of Globalization (Paperback)
Max Miller
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Efforts to combine the outstanding economic performance in the decades following the Second World War with social security appear to be endangered half way through the first decade of the 21st century. This book draws together an international team of contributors, including Douglass North, Harold Demsetz and Michael Piore to assess the current world order.

Policy Reform and Chinese Markets - Progress and Challenges (Hardcover): Belton M Fleisher, Nicholas C Hope, Anita Alves Pena,... Policy Reform and Chinese Markets - Progress and Challenges (Hardcover)
Belton M Fleisher, Nicholas C Hope, Anita Alves Pena, Dennis Tao Yang
R2,545 Discovery Miles 25 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The evolution of China's market economy is one of the most important developments in the world economy in the twenty-first century. The diverse contributors to this book provide a unique set of essays that evaluate legal, regulatory, and economic aspects of China's transition from planned to market economy. While market-oriented policy reform in China has led to substantial growth and progress since the onset of the reform period in 1979, many challenges remain. This study begins with a general survey of China's transition to a market economy and is followed by more elaborate analyses of specific sectors. The authors consider China's changing regulatory structure and the relationships of this structure to Chinese markets, developments in markets for goods, services, and production factors, changing trade patterns, and the determinants of foreign direct investment and its role in overall capital formation. They provide a comprehensive assessment of market reforms in China. In-depth yet accessible, the book will be of great value to policy makers, business planners, students and researchers concerned with China, as well as those interested in the world economy at large.

A Political Economy of the United States, China, and India - Prosperity with Inequality (Paperback): Shalendra D. Sharma A Political Economy of the United States, China, and India - Prosperity with Inequality (Paperback)
Shalendra D. Sharma
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The precipitous rise in global and national economic inequality, which the inexorable force of globalization promised to address with affluence and abundance for all, has returned with a vengeance. The problem of worsening socioeconomic inequality and how best to ameliorate this pernicious resurgence occupies center stage of national and international politics. This study investigates the coexistence of high rates of economic growth and unparalleled prosperity (including a review of the decline in poverty levels in China and India and many other developing countries) with rises in income and wealth inequality in the United States, China, and India. This book examines the overall effectiveness of the measures taken by these three countries to address such anomalies, and what they should do to tackle the problem of widening inequality. This study breaks new ground by providing an original comparative analysis of the challenges facing the world's three major economies.

The Invisible Hand? - How Market Economies have Emerged and Declined Since AD 500 (Paperback): Bas van Bavel The Invisible Hand? - How Market Economies have Emerged and Declined Since AD 500 (Paperback)
Bas van Bavel
R501 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R51 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Invisible Hand? offers a radical departure from the conventional wisdom of economists and economic historians, by showing that 'factor markets' and the economies dominated by them - the market economies - are not modern, but have existed at various times in the past. They rise, stagnate, and decline; and consist of very different combinations of institutions embedded in very different societies. These market economies create flexibility and high mobility in the exchange of land, labour, and capital, and initially they generate economic growth, although they also build on existing social structures, as well as existing exchange and allocation systems. The dynamism that results from the rise of factor markets leads to the rise of new market elites who accumulate land and capital, and use wage labour extensively to make their wealth profitable. In the long term, this creates social polarization and a decline of average welfare. As these new elites gradually translate their economic wealth into political leverage, it also creates institutional sclerosis, and finally makes these markets stagnate or decline again. This process is analysed across the three major, pre-industrial examples of successful market economies in western Eurasia: Iraq in the early Middle Ages, Italy in the high Middle Ages, and the Low Countries in the late Middle Ages and the early modern period, and then parallels drawn to England and the United States in the modern period. These areas successively saw a rapid rise of factor markets and the associated dynamism, followed by stagnation, which enables an in-depth investigation of the causes and results of this process.

Environmental Sustainability in Asian Logistics and Supply Chains (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Xiaohong Liu Environmental Sustainability in Asian Logistics and Supply Chains (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Xiaohong Liu
R2,439 R1,985 Discovery Miles 19 850 Save R454 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book gathers together invited presentations from the 12th International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS2017) held in Beijing, China, August 20-23, 2017. The focus of the ICLS2017 was environmental sustainability in logistics and supply chains, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. It addressed a variety of themes in the domains of green logistics and supply chain management (SCM), including green logistics and environmental impact, green SCM and business performance, green operations and optimization, supply chain sustainability, carbon management in logistics, and green SCM and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The editors selected high-quality presentations from the highly successful symposium, and invited the presenters to prepare full chapters for this book in order to disseminate their findings and promote further research collaborations. This timely book sheds new light on the theories and practices associated with greening logistics and SCM in Asia.

Rethinking Capitalism - Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (Paperback): Mariana Mazzucato, Michael Jacobs Rethinking Capitalism - Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (Paperback)
Mariana Mazzucato, Michael Jacobs
R362 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R61 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"Thought provoking and fresh - this book challenges how we think about economics. Gillian Tett, Financial Times For further information about recent publicity events and media coverage for Rethinking Capitalism please visit http://marianamazzucato.com/rethinking-capitalism/ Western capitalism is in crisis. For decades investment has been falling, living standards have stagnated or declined, and inequality has risen dramatically. Economic policy has neither reformed the financial system nor restored stable growth. Climate change meanwhile poses increasing risks to future prosperity. In this book some of the world s leading economists propose new ways of thinking about capitalism. In clear and compelling prose, each chapter shows how today s deep economic problems reflect the inadequacies of orthodox economic theory and the failure of policies informed by it. The chapters examine a range of contemporary economic issues, including fiscal and monetary policy, financial markets and business behaviour, inequality and privatisation, and innovation and environmental change. The authors set out alternative economic approaches which better explain how capitalism works, why it often doesn t, and how it can be made more innovative, inclusive and sustainable. Outlining a series of far-reaching policy reforms, Rethinking Capitalism offers a powerful challenge to mainstream economic debate, and new ideas to transform it.

Asian Economic Systems (Paperback): Steven Rosefielde Asian Economic Systems (Paperback)
Steven Rosefielde
R1,054 Discovery Miles 10 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Asian Economic Systems provides readers with a crisp analytic framework, concepts and narrative highlighting contemporary Asia's systemic diversity. The framework facilitates insightful comparison with the western neoclassical ideal. This method allows students to easily appreciate the special virtues of various Asian economic systems, and compare them with those offered in the west. This objective is buttressed with background material on Asian economic history where appropriate, together with basic data on Asian and global economic performance to help students integrate concepts with experience.The approach provides an objective platform for discussing Asia's place and future in the new global order. It makes it clear that there is no universally best economic system. There are a variety of good systems and nations should choose the system that best suits their cultural heritage, values and aspirations.The approach informs discussions about the wisdom of forming regional free trade zones, economic communities (like ASEAN), and unions (analogous to the European Union), as well as forging a one-world system of economic governance.Also, Asian Economic Systems has a secondary goal. It provides the tools needed for training students in how to apply microeconomic, macroeconomic and financial principles to practical issues of systems and policies. The book focuses on East and Southeast Asia. The term Asia is used as a shorthand for the cultural region dominated historically by Confucian kinship networks, Japanese communalism and Theravada Buddhism, and more recently by Marxist-Leninist communism. It excludes the Middle East, Central Asia, the Himalayan states, South Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Russia and America's Asia Pacific possessions.The book identifies and elaborates four rival market systems in contemporary Asia each with its own distinctive performance characteristics, potentials and humanist properties: (1) communist (China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia), (2) Confucian (Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea), (3) communal (Japan), and (4) Theravada Buddhist (Thailand and Sri Lanka). Their comparative merit is partly obscured by differences in stages of economic development, epochal, and conjunctural factors, but their special positive and negative attributes are unmistakable, and are compared with North Korea's communist command system which is the region's fifth core alternative to democratic free enterprise.

Paths of Public Innovation in the Global Age - Lessons from Scandinavia (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Noralv Veggeland Paths of Public Innovation in the Global Age - Lessons from Scandinavia (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Noralv Veggeland
R1,961 Discovery Miles 19 610 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Following the traditional Scandinavian welfare state model, the Nordic/Scandinavian model has recently become popular as a basic concept for shaping future approaches to European social politics. Challenging the Anglo-Saxon model(s) and the Continental model(s), the Nordic/Scandinavian model is regarded as a compromise between the two. In the context of this model, this engaging and comprehensive book presents a comparative discussion of the pursuit of innovation in the public sector. The author provides extensive examples from contemporary shifting regulatory environments in Scandinavia and argues that the importance of the Nordic/Scandinavian model path is due to its emphasis on social equality and active labour market policy. High public welfare expenses and heavy tax burden are compensated by high work productivity, low unemployment, flexible labour market, and encouraging subsidiarity policies. The outcome is `flexicurity' which indicates that the flexible labour market's mode of functioning depends, per se, on the continuing existence of universal social security and public neighbourhood services. A fascinating read for students and scholars of public policy and European and Scandinavian studies, this book will also be of interest to civil servants and policymakers across the world.

Thorstein Veblen and the Revival of Free Market Capitalism (Hardcover): Janet T. Knoedler, Robert E. Prasch, Dell P. Champlin Thorstein Veblen and the Revival of Free Market Capitalism (Hardcover)
Janet T. Knoedler, Robert E. Prasch, Dell P. Champlin
R2,183 Discovery Miles 21 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With the restoration of laissez faire as the governing principle of contemporary economic ideology and policy making, Thorstein Veblen's insights are once again timely. This book revisits his legacy, featuring original essays by renowned Veblen scholars. The contributors review and comment upon the subjects that concerned Veblen such as: the legal system, finance and capital, the operation of markets, neoclassical economics, private property, cultural and economic change, the place of science, and higher education. They consider how his evolutionary theory of the economy and society can continue to inform our understanding of our modern world. As an astute and highly capable observer, Veblen shed light on our present system through a re-examination of a similar system. Students and scholars of economics will find this provocative book of great interest. It will also be a refreshing discussion for those frustrated by the gap between the rosy scenarios of conventional economics and the problems of inequality, conspicuous consumption, concentrated economic power and unresponsive government.

The Economic Analysis of Universities - Strategic Groups and Positioning (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Susanne Warning The Economic Analysis of Universities - Strategic Groups and Positioning (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Susanne Warning
R1,967 Discovery Miles 19 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Higher education, especially that which is publicly funded, is under increasing scrutiny from politicians and the public as competition in this sector increases. Susanne Warning provides a comprehensive analysis of the strategic positioning of public universities as service providers in a competitive sector. The author develops two distinct theoretical approaches to the analysis of public universities. The first is the concept of strategic groups, originating in management theory. It implies that due to different returns on investment in teaching quality and research quality, heterogeneity will exist in the university sector. The second approach involves a three-stage duopoly game of competition between universities, and is underpinned by the industrial economics literature. Universities in this formal equilibrium model of differentiation position themselves in terms of teaching and research quality in order to attract students. Although the analysis is based on data for German publicly funded universities, however, the author's conclusions offer important insights for all countries where publicly funded universities play a role, particularly in the current climate of shifts towards more competitive university systems. With an exclusive combination of economic analysis and institutional data, this book will prove invaluable for anyone with a particular interest in the economics of higher education.

The Soviet Economy (Hardcover): Alec Nove The Soviet Economy (Hardcover)
Alec Nove
R2,860 Discovery Miles 28 600 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published in 1961, The Soviet Economy is a well informed work which seeks to acquaint students with the structure and problems of the economy of the USSR. In a balanced and perceptive analysis, Alexander Nove describes the organisation of economic life and of the planning system, analysing the practical and theoretical problems within the institutional structure of the Soviet system, and introducing the student to Soviet economic ideas and concepts. The subject is then related to the growth of the Soviet economy and to the extent to which both the institutions and the problems reflect the historical peculiarities of the USSR. The author does not try to argue for or against the system or to provide answers but aims to stimulate the reader to enquire further into the more important questions raised by the strengths and weaknesses of the Soviet economy.

Was Stalin Really Necessary? - Some Problems of Soviet Economic Policy (Hardcover): Alec Nove Was Stalin Really Necessary? - Some Problems of Soviet Economic Policy (Hardcover)
Alec Nove
R2,546 Discovery Miles 25 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published in 1964, Was Stalin Really Necessary? is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics. Professor Nove starts with an attempt to evaluate the rationality of Stalinism and discusses the possible political consequences of the search for greater economic efficiency, which is followed by a controversial discussion of Kremlinology. The author goes on to analyse the situation of the peasants as reflected in literary journals, then looks at industrial and agricultural problems. There are elaborate statistical surveys of occupational patterns and the purchasing power of wages, followed by an examination of the irrational statistical reflection of irrational economic decisions. Professor Nove 's essay on social welfare was, unlike some of his other work, used in the Soviet press as evidence against over-enthusiastic cold-warriors, among whom the author was not always popular. Finally, the author seeks to generalise about the evolution of world communism.

Kotex, Kleenex, Huggies - Kimberly-Clark and the Consumer Revolution in American Business (Paperback): Thomas Heinrich Kotex, Kleenex, Huggies - Kimberly-Clark and the Consumer Revolution in American Business (Paperback)
Thomas Heinrich
R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Market Way to Riches - Behind the Myth (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Mario Amendola, Jean-Luc Gaffard The Market Way to Riches - Behind the Myth (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Mario Amendola, Jean-Luc Gaffard
R1,963 Discovery Miles 19 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mario Amendola and Jean-Luc Gaffard argue that all too often, markets and technology are treated as two magic words that will open the door to a wealth of riches. An increasing number of governments appear to be aiming for a pure market economy in order to reap the benefits of a benevolent technology that promises the most spectacular advances. Both markets and technology can certainly be considered essential economic factors, but which market and what technology? Is the current prevailing view of competition without restraints and privatisation at all costs actually the essence of the market? This book maintains that the dominant view mistakes the relationship between growth and technical change and, as a consequence, the role of the market in this context. The authors argue that once the issue is analysed in the proper light, the usual ingredients of the dominant policy recipe - zero inflation, balanced budgets, privatisations, deregulation of all markets, extreme flexibility - may not actually be the appropriate ones. The Market Way to Riches will appeal to academics from many branches of economics including heterodox, evolutionary and macroeconomics and those with an interest in economic growth generally. Policy makers influencing economic growth will also find much to engage them.

The Hardship of Nations - Exploring the Paths of Modern Capitalism (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Benjamin Coriat, Pascal... The Hardship of Nations - Exploring the Paths of Modern Capitalism (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Benjamin Coriat, Pascal Petit, Genevieve Schmeder
R2,546 Discovery Miles 25 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

After more than two decades of widespread hardship for most nations, what are the different paths available for them to resume steady growth and welfare? Will they actually succeed in building new growth models that meet the challenges of the present phase of internationalisation? This book attempts to answer these questions by analysing different perspectives and discussing the conditions for new national growth trajectories to emerge. The book provides conceptual tools for characterising alternative growth regimes by analysing their institutional backgrounds and political context. Unlike standard convergence theories, the authors argue that the diversity of capitalism is likely to persist as national economies adapt to the forces of globalisation. Still these national paths remain strongly conditioned by the kind of governance set up at both regional and fully international levels. The Hardship of Nations will be of great interest to undergraduates and graduates in the social sciences - economics, political sciences, sociology, geography and management - who require an overview of the debates on growth of national economies in the present stage of globalisation.

Credit Systems for the Rural Poor in China (Hardcover): Zhu Ling, Etc Credit Systems for the Rural Poor in China (Hardcover)
Zhu Ling, Etc
R2,532 R1,918 Discovery Miles 19 180 Save R614 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Focuses on the Chinese government's credit programs designed to reduce rural poverty, examining how programs function, their impact on the poor, and how they might be adjusted in the future in order to be more effective. Explains the formation and function of financial institutions in rural areas, a

Principles of Sustainable Finance (Hardcover): Dirk Schoenmaker, Willem Schramade Principles of Sustainable Finance (Hardcover)
Dirk Schoenmaker, Willem Schramade
R1,025 Discovery Miles 10 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Finance is widely seen as an obstacle to a better world. Principles of Sustainable Finance explains how the financial sector can be mobilized to counter this. Using finance as a means to achieve social goals we can divert the planet and its economy from its current path to a world that is sustainable for all. Written for undergraduate, graduate, and executive students of finance, economics, business, and sustainability, this textbook combines theory, empirical data, and policy to explain the sustainability challenges for corporate investment. It shows how finance can steer funding to certain companies and projects without sacrificing return and thus speed up the transition to a sustainable economy. It analyses the Sustainable Development Goals as a strategy for a better world and provides evidence that environmental, social, and governance factors matter, explaining in detail how to incorporate these factors in the corporate and financial sectors. Tailored for students, Principles of Sustainable Finance starts each chapter with an overview and learning objectives to support study. It includes suggestions for further reading, lists and definitions of key concepts, and extensive uses of figures, boxes, and tables to enhance educational goals and clarify concepts. Principles of Sustainable Finance is also supported by an online resource that includes teaching materials and cases.

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