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Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits

Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Davies, Richard

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To understand how humans react and adapt to economic change we need to study people who live in harsh environments. From death-row prisoners trading in institutions where money is banned to flourishing entrepreneurs in the world's largest refugee camp, from the unrealised potenti...al of cities like Kinshasa to the hyper-modern economy of Estonia, every life in this book has been hit by a seismic shock, violently broken or changed in some way.People living in these odd and marginal places are ignored by number crunching economists and political pollsters alike. Science suggests this is a mistake. This book tells the personal stories of humans living in extreme situations, and of the financial infrastructure they create. Here, economies are not concerned with the familiar stock market crashes, housing crises, or banking scandals of the financial pages. In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the reader off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged. By travelling to each of them and discovering what life is really like, Extreme Economies tells small stories that shed light on today?s biggest economic questions.
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ISBN 9781787632004
Released AU 3 Sep 2019
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781787632004
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam Press
Released 3 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Davies, Richard
Category Urban Communities
Political Structure & Processes
Economics
International Economics
Human Geography
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 306.3
Weight 516g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Economics - Sociological aspects, Economics
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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