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            Questioning the Utopian Springs of Market Economy
             

            Questioning the Utopian Springs of Market Economy (Hardback)

            Edited by Cahill, Damien; Konings, Martijn; Morton, Adam David

            • RRP: $252.00
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            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            Revisiting the magnetic poles of Karl Polanyi and Friedrich Hayek on the utopian springs of political economy, this book seeks to provide a compass for questioning the market economy of the twenty-first century. For Polanyi, in The Great Transformation the utopian springs of the ...dogma of liberalism existed within the extension of the market mechanism to the 'fictitious commodities' of land, labour, and money. There was nothing natural about laissez-faire. The progress of the utopia of a self-regulating market was backed by the state and checked by a double movement, which attempted to subordinate the laws of the market to the substance of human society through principles of self-protection, legislative intervention, and regulation. For Hayek, in The Road to Serfdom the utopia of freedom was threatened by the abandonment of individualism and classical liberalism. The tyranny of government interventionism led to the loss of freedom, the creation of an oppressive society, and the despotism of dictatorship that led to the serfdom of the individual. Economic planning in the form of socialism and fascism had commonalities that stifled individual freedom. Against the power of the state, the guiding principle of the policy of freedom for the individual was advocated. Taking these different aspects of market economy as its point of departure, this book promises to deliver a set of essays by leading commentators relevant to twenty-first century political economy debates relevant to the present conjuncture of neoliberalism. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of the journal, Globalizations.
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            ISBN 9780367546267
            Released AU 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Rethinking Globalizations
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            The Subjectivities and Politics of Occupational Risk: Mines, Farms and Auto Factories
             

            The Subjectivities and Politics of Occupational Risk: Mines, Farms and Auto Factories (Hardback)

            By Hall, Alan

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              15 Nov 20

            The Subjectivities and Politics of Occupational Risk links restructuring in three industries to shifts in risk subjectivities and politics, both within workplaces and within the safety management and regulative spheres, often leading to conflict and changes in law, political disc...ourses and management approaches. The state and corporate governance emphasis on worker participation and worker rights, internal responsibility, and self-regulative technologies are understood as corporate and state efforts to reconstruct control and responsibility for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risks within the context of a globalized neoliberal economy. Part 1 presents a conceptual framework for understanding the subjective bases of worker responses to health and safety hazards using Bourdieu's concept of habitus and the sociology of risk concepts of trust and uncertainty. Part 2 demonstrates the restructuring arguments using three different industry case studies of multiple mines, farms and auto parts plants. The final chapter draws out the implications of the evidence and theory for social change and presents several recommendations for a more worker-centred politics of health and safety. The book will appeal to social scientists interested in health and safety, work, employment relations and labour law, as well as worker advocates and activists.
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            ISBN 9780367469955
            Released AU 15 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Advances in Sociology
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            Conflict, Demand and Economic Development: Essays in Honour of Amit Bhaduri
             

            Conflict, Demand and Economic Development: Essays in Honour of Amit Bhaduri (Hardback)

            Edited by Basu, Deepankar; Das, Debarshi

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              29 Nov 20

            This book presents a comprehensive analysis of three key areas: heterodox macroeconomics, development economics and classical political economy. It offers an alternative framework to look at macroeconomic policies to foreground issues of equity and justice. With contributions fro...m leading economists across the world, it examines the growth and distribution of income; trade and finance in developing countries; classical political economy and Marxist theory; dualism in the US economy; economic crisis; and agrarian economy in poor countries. It explores themes such as the effect of an exogenous shock to wage share; Harrodian instability and Steindlian solutions; economics and politics of social democracy; the role of power in macroeconomy; domestic development through promoting domestic value chains; and reflections on primitive accumulation. Going beyond the neo-classical tradition, the volume opens up a new vista of economics by discussing unexplored questions and providing a refreshing treatment of time-tested ideas along with recent developments and current research. A major intervention in heterodox macroeconomics and a tribute to macroeconomist Amit Bhaduri, this book will be greatly useful to scholars and researchers of economics, political economy, development studies, sociology, political science, public administration, economic theory, economic history, economic geography and critical studies as well as professionals, economists and policymakers.
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            ISBN 9780367410643
            Released AU 29 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Poverty
             

            Poverty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lister, Ruth

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $37.99
            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 20

            Poverty remains one of the most urgent issues of our time. In this fully updated edition of her important intervention on the topic, Ruth Lister introduces students to the meaning and experience of poverty in the contemporary world. The book opens with a lucid discussion of curre...nt debates around the definition and measurement of poverty in industrialized societies, before embarking on a multifaceted exploration of its conceptualization. It draws on thinking in the field of international development and real-life accounts to emphasize aspects of poverty such as powerlessness, lack of voice, loss of dignity and respect. In so doing, the book embraces the relational, cultural, symbolic as well as material dimensions of poverty and makes important links between poverty and other concepts like capabilities, social divisions and exclusion, agency and citizenship. Lister concludes by making the case for reframing the politics of poverty as a claim for redistribution and recognition. The result is a rich and insightful analysis, which deepens and broadens our understanding of poverty today. Poverty will be essential reading for all students in the social sciences, as well as researchers, activists and policy-makers.
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            ISBN 9780745645971
            Released AU 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Key Concepts
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            The Process of Economic Development
             

            The Process of Economic Development (Hardback, 5th New edition)

            By Cypher, James M.

            • RRP: $305.00
            • $305.00
            • Pub Date
              21 Dec 20

            The fifth edition of The Process of Economic Development offers a thorough and up-to-date treatment of development economics. It has been extensively revised throughout, reflecting the most recent developments in research and incorporating the latest empirical data, as well as ke...y theoretical advances and many new topics. The world has seen vast economic growth in China, economic transformation in India, challenges in Latin America, rapid economic progress in Southeast Asia and the deepening impact of environmental issues such as climate change. This new edition addresses all these critical issues as well as the pivotal role of the state, where China's capacity is contrasted with that of the African states. Transnational corporations' reliance on low-wage manufacturing and labour arbitrage is featured. Agricultural policy-extensively explored-remains crucial, as does the promotion of industrialization. This fifth edition offers a 'state-of-the-art' analysis of these essential themes and many others. Numerous case studies and issue focuses have been integrated with sundry central topics. Neoclassical theories and applications, including a timely exploration of behavioral economics, are accessibly explicated. Cypher's comprehensive account remains the development economics text par excellence, as it takes a much more practical, hands-on view of the issues facing developing countries than other, overly mathematical texts. This book is unique in its scope and in the detailed attention it gives to a vast range of ideas, including pioneering developmentalist and heterodox formulations. Distinct institutional structures are examined within their historical contexts. This landmark text will continue to be an invaluable resource for students, teachers and researchers in the fields of development economics and development studies.
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            ISBN 9780367251192
            Released AU 21 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Process of Economic Development
             

            The Process of Economic Development (Paperback, 5th New edition)

            By Cypher, James M.

            • RRP: $116.00
            • $116.00
            • Pub Date
              21 Dec 20

            The fifth edition of The Process of Economic Development offers a thorough and up-to-date treatment of development economics. It has been extensively revised throughout, reflecting the most recent developments in research and incorporating the latest empirical data, as well as ke...y theoretical advances and many new topics. The world has seen vast economic growth in China, economic transformation in India, challenges in Latin America, rapid economic progress in Southeast Asia and the deepening impact of environmental issues such as climate change. This new edition addresses all these critical issues as well as the pivotal role of the state, where China's capacity is contrasted with that of the African states. Transnational corporations' reliance on low-wage manufacturing and labour arbitrage is featured. Agricultural policy-extensively explored-remains crucial, as does the promotion of industrialization. This fifth edition offers a 'state-of-the-art' analysis of these essential themes and many others. Numerous case studies and issue focuses have been integrated with sundry central topics. Neoclassical theories and applications, including a timely exploration of behavioral economics, are accessibly explicated. Cypher's comprehensive account remains the development economics text par excellence, as it takes a much more practical, hands-on view of the issues facing developing countries than other, overly mathematical texts. This book is unique in its scope and in the detailed attention it gives to a vast range of ideas, including pioneering developmentalist and heterodox formulations. Distinct institutional structures are examined within their historical contexts. This landmark text will continue to be an invaluable resource for students, teachers and researchers in the fields of development economics and development studies.
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            ISBN 9780367256821
            Released AU 21 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Immigrant Links to the Home Country: Implications for Trade, Welfare and Factor Returns
             

            Immigrant Links to the Home Country: Implications for Trade, Welfare and Factor Returns (Paperback)

            By Gould, David

            • RRP: $58.99
            • $58.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            Originally published in 1996, this book discusses the impact an immigrant community in the USA has on the type and quantity of foreign goods available. It also examines the ties and trading relationships that develop between the host and home country, asking to what extent do imm...igrant links to the home country affect the bilateral trade flows between the home and host countries. The economic and political economic consequences of this are discussed and questions regarding the changing source country distrinbution of immigrants addressed.
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            ISBN 9781138329546
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Studies on Industrial Productivity: Selected Works
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            The Caribbean Blue Economy
             

            The Caribbean Blue Economy (Hardback)

            Edited by Clegg, Peter; Mahon, Robin; McConney, Patrick; Oxenford, Hazel A.

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Pub Date
              13 Nov 20

            The Blue Economy is emerging on the global scene as a powerful and persuasive new concept for sustainable development based on economic activities associated with the ocean. Several regions globally have adopted this concept at national and regional levels, including the Caribbea...n. Given the complex, multisectoral and multilevel nature of the Blue Economy, it is clear that different approaches will be needed for different regions. Hence, this volume, which explores the opportunities, threats and risks involved in operationalising the Blue Economy in the Wider Caribbean Region, defined as northern Brazil to the USA and all mainland and island countries and territories in-between. The first part of the book looks at where the region stands in the global picture regarding adoption of the Blue Economy and what is planned. The second set of chapters examines key crosscutting issues such as ecosystem services, climate change and governance at national and regional levels that could make or break the Blue Economy initiative. The book then goes on to explore the main sectoral activities that will constitute the Blue Economies in the region: fisheries, tourism, shipping and transport, renewable energy, oil and gas, seabed mining and waste management are all considered. The book ends with a synthesis of the political and technical requirements to overcome threats and take advantage of opportunities in the Blue Economy.
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            ISBN 9780367263676
            Released AU 13 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Chomsky for Activists
             

            Chomsky for Activists (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chomsky, Noam; Derber, Charles; Moodliar, Suren; Shannon, Paul

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $39.99
            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            Those who regard him as a doom and gloom critic will find an unexpected Chomsky in these pages. Here the world-renowned author speaks for the first time in depth about his career in activism, and his views and tactics. Chomsky offers new and intimate details about his life-long e...xperience as an activist, revealing him as a critic with deep convictions and many surprising insights about movement strategies. The book points to new directions for activists today, including how the crises of the Coronavirus and the economic meltdown are exploding in the critical 2020 US presidential election year. Readers will find hope and new pathways toward a sustainable, democratic world.
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            ISBN 9780367543396
            Released AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Universalizing Resistance
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            Chomsky for Activists
             

            Chomsky for Activists (Hardback)

            By Chomsky, Noam; Derber, Charles; Moodliar, Suren; Shannon, Paul

            • RRP: $221.00
            • $221.00
            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            Those who regard him as a doom and gloom critic will find an unexpected Chomsky in these pages. Here the world-renowned author speaks for the first time in depth about his career in activism, and his views and tactics. Chomsky offers new and intimate details about his life-long e...xperience as an activist, revealing him as a critic with deep convictions and many surprising insights about movement strategies. The book points to new directions for activists today, including how the crises of the Coronavirus and the economic meltdown are exploding in the critical 2020 US presidential election year. Readers will find hope and new pathways toward a sustainable, democratic world.
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            ISBN 9780367615864
            Released AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Universalizing Resistance
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