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Crop Farming in China, v. 17 - Technology, Markets, Institutions and the Use of Pesticides (Paperback): Daniel Low Crop Farming in China, v. 17 - Technology, Markets, Institutions and the Use of Pesticides (Paperback)
Daniel Low
R593 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R132 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Limits to Globalization - Welfare States and the World Economy (Paperback): Elmar Rieger, Stephan Leibfried Limits to Globalization - Welfare States and the World Economy (Paperback)
Elmar Rieger, Stephan Leibfried
R541 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R103 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

In this exciting new book, Rieger and Leibfried argue persuasively for the need to understand developments in welfare and social provision alongside the processes of globalization. In the two decades following the Second World War, the massive expansion of the welfare state system arguably allowed Western governments to expose their societies to uncontrollable external risks associated with the deregulated global economic environment. The authors contend that the combination of changes in welfare and technological innovation provided the necessary conditions for globalization by limiting some of the more harmful effects of economic change.


Today, the developed welfare state is in need of reform for various endogenous reasons. If such reforms are to work effectively, however, Rieger and Leibfried claim that governments must take into account the complex ways in which domestic social policy and external economic policy are interconnected. They maintain that the present climate provides a unique opportunity for policy-makers to engage constructively with globalization, warning that failure to think creatively about welfare in this context could result in governments falling back into an unhelpful and out-moded protectionist stance.


Drawing on case studies from Germany and the United States, Rieger and Leibfried show how welfare reform has worked in practice in the Western world. Contrasting these findings with the experience of East Asian states, they go on to argue that whilst welfare systems may appear to be similar, they function in different ways depending on the cultural setting. These cultural differences may condition the way in which welfare state regimesare able to mitigate the effects of globalization upon particular societies and economies.

Cognitive Capitalism (Hardcover): Yann Moulier Boutang Cognitive Capitalism (Hardcover)
Yann Moulier Boutang
R1,206 R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Save R274 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

We live in a time of transition, argues Yann Moulier Boutang. But the irony is that this is not a transition to a new type of society called 'socialism', as many on the Left had assumed; rather, it is a transition to a new type of capitalism. Socialism has been left behind by a new revolution in our midst. 'Globalization' effectively corresponds to the emergence, since 1975, of a third kind of capitalism. It does not have much to do with the industrial capitalism which, at the point of its birth (1750-1820), broke with earlier forms of mercantile capitalism. The aim of this book is to describe and explain the characteristics of this third age of capitalism.Boutang coins the term 'cognitive capitalism' to describe this new form of capitalism. While this notion remains a working hypothesis, it already provides some basic orientations and anchor points which are indispensible for political action. The political economy which was born with Adam Smith no longer offers us the possibility of understanding the reality which is being constructed before our eyes - namely the value, wealth and complexity of the world economic system o and it also does not enable us to deal with the challenges that await humanity, whether ecological or social. This book thus seeks to put us onto the path of a provisional politics and morality capable of dealing with this new Great Transformation.

Essays in Contemporary Economics - A Festschrift in Memory of A. D. Karayiannis (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): George C. Bitros,... Essays in Contemporary Economics - A Festschrift in Memory of A. D. Karayiannis (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
George C. Bitros, Nicholas C. Kyriazis
R2,435 R1,982 Discovery Miles 19 820 Save R453 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is a collection of original essays grouped into four parts under the headings "Greece and European integration," "Issues in the Methodology of Economics," "Institutions and the Free Market Economy," and "Insights for Today from Ancient Greece." The essays appeal to both researchers in the corresponding fields of knowledge and also to policy makers who are looking for ideas and approaches to confront present day challenges. In particular, given the present state of turmoil in the European Union, the international economy, and democracies in general, most of the essays offer new insights for economic and social policies.

Crisis And Embodied Innovations - Fluctuating Trend vs Fluctuations Around Trend, the Real vs the Financial, Variety vs Average... Crisis And Embodied Innovations - Fluctuating Trend vs Fluctuations Around Trend, the Real vs the Financial, Variety vs Average (Hardcover)
Volodymyr Ryaboshlyk
R1,821 Discovery Miles 18 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book introduces embodied innovations into the circle of already recognised causes of economic crises. The author shows how issues of investment, accumulation and structural change associated with embodied innovations can be used to monitor potential crisis. The author argues that crises are predictable and manageable in depth.

The United States in the World Economy - Making Sense of Globalization (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2019): Anthony Elson The United States in the World Economy - Making Sense of Globalization (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2019)
Anthony Elson
R2,051 Discovery Miles 20 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Economics for Cambridge International AS and A Level Print & Online Student Book (Undefined): Terry Cook, Clive Riches, Richard... Economics for Cambridge International AS and A Level Print & Online Student Book (Undefined)
Terry Cook, Clive Riches, Richard Taylor
R1,136 Discovery Miles 11 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Support strong assessment potential with this comprehensive Cambridge A Level Economics title. It directly matches the latest syllabus (9708) to ensure complete exam coverage. Up-to-date and international case studies will support understanding of current Economics practice, preparing students for assessment and their future careers. Specifically designed to give students confidence in their studies, and in preparation for their examination, it covers all the key concepts in the latest syllabus. In addition, you will receive online access to interactive activities to reinforce understanding and prepare students for exams.

EU Crisis and the Role of the Periphery (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Anastasios Karasavvoglou, Serdar Ongan, Persefoni Polychronidou EU Crisis and the Role of the Periphery (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Anastasios Karasavvoglou, Serdar Ongan, Persefoni Polychronidou
R2,727 R1,687 Discovery Miles 16 870 Save R1,040 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The European economy is still in recession, even though there are some weak indications of stabilization. This book examines important aspects of the crisis in selected countries of Southern Europe, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The intensity of the crisis and its economic and social repercussions have varied from country to country, generally impacting the core countries less than those on the periphery. The countries in the latter group currently face significant structural challenges with regard to improving productivity and competitiveness, including the areas of investment, climate, the labour market, and the public sector. The book not only illustrates the scope of the problem, but also informs readers on the policies implemented to address it, and discusses the progress some of the economies have already made. Special topics include the convergence hypothesis, agriculture and growth, Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure (PPPI), and the labour market.

The Arab Spring - Re-Balancing the Greater Euro-Mediterranean? (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Astrid B. Boening The Arab Spring - Re-Balancing the Greater Euro-Mediterranean? (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Astrid B. Boening
R2,453 R1,964 Discovery Miles 19 640 Save R489 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Beginning in 2010, there has been a consolidating cooperation among existing powers in the Euro-Mediterranean in face of the rapid de-stabilization of the Arab region. This fact alone accelerated the hesitant responses by the EU towards emerging hegemons, particularly Russia and China, who in-turn applied traditional mechanisms of increasing regional economic influence to bolster their political influence, but with the difference that a normative influence is missing, in contrast to the EU's and US' influence, which is strongly centered on universal norms pertaining to political, economic and social-cultural norms. This book examines the Arab Spring not only from its intra but also inter-regional geo-political and strategic implications by analyzing the Euro-Mediterranean region following the onset of the Arab Spring. It aims to connect the broader economic and political strands of power shifts that have taken place since the Arab Spring, making it of interests to political scientists and policy-makers concerned with the Mediterranean and Euro-Arab relations.

Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe - Legal and Economic Perspectives (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Heike... Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe - Legal and Economic Perspectives (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Heike Schweitzer, Kai Huschelrath
R2,732 R2,278 Discovery Miles 22 780 Save R454 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the past fifteen years, the optimal enforcement of EU competition law has become a major concern. This book contains a unique collection of articles by lawyers and economists on current issues in the public and private enforcement of competition law. Public enforcement has been strengthened in numerous ways for example, through the introduction of a leniency programme and a substantial increase in fines for competition law violations. At the same time the EU Commission has been promoting private enforcement for example, by developing a legal framework that grants victims of EU antitrust law infringements access to compensation.

The contributions in this book address a range of topics in the area of competition law enforcement, including the role of fines and leniency programmes in public enforcement; access to evidence and the quantification of damages in private enforcement; and the interaction between public and private enforcement of competition law in Europe."

The Constitution of Markets - Essays in Political Economy (Paperback): Viktor J. Vanberg The Constitution of Markets - Essays in Political Economy (Paperback)
Viktor J. Vanberg
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What is the nature and role of competition in markets and politics? This book examines the institutional dimension of markets and the rules and institutions that condition the operation of market economies. Particular attention is paid to the the role of the state, specifically the role of governments in shaping and maintaining the economic constitution of their societies.

Commodore - The Amiga Years (Hardcover): Brian Bagnall Commodore - The Amiga Years (Hardcover)
Brian Bagnall
R620 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R64 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Persian Gulf at the Dawn of the New Millennium (Hardcover): Gawdat Bahgat The Persian Gulf at the Dawn of the New Millennium (Hardcover)
Gawdat Bahgat
R1,774 R1,354 Discovery Miles 13 540 Save R420 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Provides an account of the discovery of oil in the Persian Gulf and the tension between domestic forces and international companies over the ownership of these resources, then examines price fluctuations from 1973 to 1998, analyzes dynamics of both demand and supply policies, and demonstrates the unique characteristics of the Gulf that will keep it as the major player in the oil industry well into the 21st century. Argues that the North Sea and Caspian Basin cannot replace the Gulf as the dominant player in energy politics.

Automobile Industry Supply Chain in Thailand (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Munehiko Itoh, Atsumi Kato, Yoshitaka Shimono, Yasuhiko... Automobile Industry Supply Chain in Thailand (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Munehiko Itoh, Atsumi Kato, Yoshitaka Shimono, Yasuhiko Haraguchi, Park Taehoon
R1,214 R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Save R214 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This research focuses on the process of growth in the automobile industries in the ASEAN region. ASEAN is drawing attention both from the vantage point of its position as an automobile-producing region and as a potential automobile market. Thailand in particular has long treated automobile production as a national strategy, and this research puts considerable focus on Thailand's initiatives. Since 2012, the authors have been carrying out on-site surveys and have visited many of the suppliers that form the local automobile industry; this published research represents a summary of those findings. The fields of specialty of this study's respective authors differ, so analyses have been made from a range of vectors. In particular, the focus is on the supply chain in what is generally referred to as a keiretsu.

Diversity of Capitalisms in Latin America (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Ilan Bizberg Diversity of Capitalisms in Latin America (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Ilan Bizberg
R2,223 R1,838 Discovery Miles 18 380 Save R385 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"One of the definite merits of this book is to cleverly mix a theoretical breakthrough with a meticulous historical and empirical account of the transformations of some key Latin American countries. First, it is at the frontier of a research agenda initiated back to the end of the 1970s, second it clearly distinguishes between an ideal-type approach and the complexity of any specific national configuration and its transformation in history. Furthermore, the author provides decisive arguments against a pure economic determinism too frequently supposed to govern institutions building and reforms. Last but not least, the book culminates by an impressive analysis of the crises that quite any Latin America society experiences at the end the 2010s." -Robert Boyer, Institut des Ameriques, Paris, France. This book defends the idea that there are significant structural and institutional differences between the countries in Latin America. Building off the results of a four-year research project, Bizberg argues against the idea that in Latin America there is one single type of capitalism-a hierarchical one-that is entangled in a vicious cycle. Rather, there are clusters of countries that have had similar historical trajectories, analogous structures, or comparable reactions to changes to the world economy, but have not all followed the same mode of development. Just as analysts have found a variety of capitalisms in developed countries, it is possible to identify the emergence of different types of capitalism in Latin America since the 1980s debt crisis. These varieties of capitalism are defined according to categories-including the articulation to the world economy, the role of the State, the structure of the political system and the action of civil society-which give rise to distinct wage relations, comprising the industrial relations system and the welfare regime.

Contribution to the Critique of Contemporary Capitalism - Theoretical & International Perspectives (Hardcover): Raju J Das Contribution to the Critique of Contemporary Capitalism - Theoretical & International Perspectives (Hardcover)
Raju J Das
R3,159 R2,389 Discovery Miles 23 890 Save R770 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book is a critique of the capitalist world, including both the injustices it inflicts and the acts of resistance it provokes, which end up reproducing it. The book is also a critique of the ideas about this world, especially some of the ideas which are considered to be progressive. The book talks about why so-called critical thought as it exists is inadequate; why genuine critique is possible and necessary; what its different forms and attributes are; and who it is aimed toward: the masses or academia? This book presents what it considers to be the most adequate form of critique: the Marxist critique. This is a critique which explains humanity's problems, mainly in terms of the conflict-ridden social relations that determine how society's resources are used, which seeks to democratically transcend the current arrangements to establish popular democracy in all spheres of life; economic, political and cultural. The book then employs the principles of the Marxist critique to shed light on specific issues in the world as they exist or on the so-called progressive ideas about these issues, such as poverty and inequality in India; industrial disasters in the US; labour unfreedom in the capitalist North and South; the relation between economic and political power in modern society; social democracy; development of capitalism in rural areas and imperialism; pharmaceutical fraud and the consequent threat to human health in the US and the Maoist movement and protest politics (of the anarchist type' left) against dispossession and other forms of injustice.

Handbook of European Financial Markets and Institutions (Paperback): Xavier Freixas, Philipp Hartmann, Colin Mayer Handbook of European Financial Markets and Institutions (Paperback)
Xavier Freixas, Philipp Hartmann, Colin Mayer
R1,223 R1,152 Discovery Miles 11 520 Save R71 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The development and integration of financial markets is at the forefront of academic and policy debates around the world. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Europe where the integration of financial markets is a primary objective of the European Commission and fully supported by the European Central Bank. This book brings together leading economists from across the world to analyse the central issues in the development and integration of financial markets from a European perspective whilst highlighting their global relevance. Financial Markets and Institutions is a must-have reference for policymakers, financial market practitioners, and graduate students and academics with an interest in this increasingly important area. Each contribution is written in a rigorous but non-technical fashion, drawing on the latest theories and empirical evidence making them accessible to lay readers as well as academic specialists.

Commerce and Strangers in Adam Smith (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Shinji Nohara Commerce and Strangers in Adam Smith (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Shinji Nohara
R1,995 R1,852 Discovery Miles 18 520 Save R143 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book offers unique insights into how Adam Smith understood globalization, and examines how he incorporated his knowledge of the world and globalization into his classical political economy. Although Smith lived in society that was far from globalized, he experienced the beginning of globalization. Smith considered the most developed society the commercial society: the society that results from people meeting with strangers. Among Enlightenment thinkers, Smith was one of the most important figures with respect to interaction in the world, and it is through his lens that the authors view the impact of the mixing of diverse peoples. Firstly, the book describes how Smith was influenced by information from around the world. Leaving eighteenth-century Europe, including Smith's native Scotland, people travelled, traded, and immigrated to far-flung parts of the globe, sometimes writing books and pamphlets about their travels. Informed by these writers, Smith took into consideration the world beyond Europe and strangers with non-European backgrounds. Against that background, the book reinterprets Smith's moral philosophy. In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith developed his moral philosophy, in which he examined how people form opinions through their meetings with strangers. He researched how encounters with strangers created the sharing of social rules. As such, the book studies how Smith believed that people in dissimilar communities come to share common concepts of morality and justice. Lastly, it provides an innovative reading of Smith's political economy. In The Wealth of Nations, Smith established the market model of economic society. However, he saw the limitations of that model since it does not consider the impact of money on economy and international trade. He also recognized the limitations of his own equilibrium theory of market, the theory that is still influential today.

Agricultural Transition in China - Domestic and International Perspectives on Technology and Institutional Change (Hardcover,... Agricultural Transition in China - Domestic and International Perspectives on Technology and Institutional Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Jun Du
R2,298 Discovery Miles 22 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book extends current research on the political economy of modern China, with particular regard to agricultural development and its role in economic transition. It uses Neoclassical principles to re-interpret agricultural growth and technological change under complex market institutions with empirical studies on China and selected East Asian economies. The text also questions how technological advances in China contribute to the Great Divergence debate. Through a comparative analysis of agricultural technical changes in the planting of rice paddies in Japan, Taiwan and China, Du finds that different market institutions and structures have given rise to considerable diversity of agricultural change between different economies in terms of the nature, timing and duration of technological transition. Such diversification has, in turn, affected the trajectories of agricultural and wider economic growth. Here, Du reflects on the nature of contemporary Chinese economic development and extends observations on agricultural transition to the entirety of Asia, finding that the nature, timing, and time-span of agriculture technology transitions have varied considerably across different economies.

Updating the Costs of Compliance for California's Hospital Seismic Safety Standards (Paperback): Benjamin Preston Updating the Costs of Compliance for California's Hospital Seismic Safety Standards (Paperback)
Benjamin Preston
R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
How Google Works (Paperback): Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg How Google Works (Paperback)
Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg
R356 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Belt and Road - The Global Strategy of China High-Speed Railway (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Fei Xu The Belt and Road - The Global Strategy of China High-Speed Railway (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Fei Xu
R2,433 R1,979 Discovery Miles 19 790 Save R454 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Addressing the unprecedented international interest in China's high-speed railways, this book adopts a global perspective to examine the success of the system and probes into its going-global strategy in the context of the "Belt and Road" initiative, providing readers around the world a better understanding of infrastructure construction under the "Belt and Road" plan, as well as the global vision of communication and mutual exchange and prosperity among the countries along the Belt and Road route. The previous American President, Barack Obama, once told President Xi Jinping that there were two things about China that he particularly admired: the high-speed railway system, and the mathematics education. "The Belt and Road, and the Global Strategy of China's High-speed Rail" provides scholarly researchers and those generally interested in China's High-speed rail excellent insight into this impressive and rapid development.

Blockchain Economics: Implications Of Distributed Ledgers - Markets, Communications Networks, And Algorithmic Reality... Blockchain Economics: Implications Of Distributed Ledgers - Markets, Communications Networks, And Algorithmic Reality (Hardcover)
Melanie Swan, Jason Potts, Soichiro Takagi, Frank Witte, Paolo Tasca
R1,894 R1,761 Discovery Miles 17 610 Save R133 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This practical introduction explains the field of Blockchain Economics, the economic models emerging with the implementation of distributed ledger technology. These models are characterized by three factors: open platform business models, cryptotoken money supplies, and Initial Coin Offerings as a new and official form of financing. The book covers a variety of approaches from a business and academic perspective, ranging from financial theory, complexity, and open innovation networks to behavioral economics, self-determination theory, public policy, and financial inclusion.Unlike existing titles, this book draws on worldwide blockchain industry experts to define the new discipline of Blockchain Economics and provide novel theoretical and conceptual resources for the future of this fast-developing economy. The primer also highlights the wider theme of blockchain as an institutional technology, in that many value transfer interactions might be shifted to automated networks, decreasing the number of human-operated institutions.As well as stimulating further research, and implementation by business innovators and public policy strategists, the book can also be used as a foundational textbook in courses on Blockchain Economics. remove

Europe and the End of the Age of Innocence (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Francesco M. Bongiovanni Europe and the End of the Age of Innocence (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Francesco M. Bongiovanni
R623 R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Save R140 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Bongiovanni's message should be heeded, especially in Brussels, Berlin and Paris" - John Peet, Political Editor, The Economist Francesco Bongiovanni returns with a sequel to The Decline and the Fall of Europe, a book Guardian journalist Nils Pratley labelled 'a wake-up call for the twenty-first century'. Since 2012 Europe has been confronted with new, unexpected game-changing challenges such as the refugee crisis and its human tsunami, the surprise of Brexit and the explosion of 'alternative' politics. Europeans have finally come to realize that the open-societies that they have been comfortably living in are under threat and fragmenting, leaving their survival uncertain. Minorities are falling prey to an Islamist ideology that conveys values and customs diametrically opposed to European ones. Terrorist acts have become the 'new normal', part of daily life. The North-South cleavage brought about by the eurozone crisis is now completed by a deep East-West cleavage born from the refugee crisis. Against this backdrop, a Germany that is not all that it seems has become Europe's de-facto ruler, but is unfit to lead, while Trump's America cannot be counted on as it once used to be, forcing Europe to fend for itself. A beacon of stability and prosperity in the past, a naive and unprepared Europe, facing new and terrifying challenges is today more than ever torn apart, increasingly unstable and adrift.

China's Achilles' Heel - The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Indian Discontents (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2019): Srikanth... China's Achilles' Heel - The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Indian Discontents (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2019)
Srikanth Thaliyakkattil
R2,045 Discovery Miles 20 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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