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            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems (Hardback)

            By Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Duflo, Esther

            • RRP: $45.00
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            The experience of the last decade has not been kind to the image of economists- asleep at the wheel (perhaps with the foot on the gas pedal) in the run-up to the great recession, squabbling about how to get out of it, tone-deaf in discussions of the plight of Greece or the Euro a...rea; they seem to have lost the ability to provide reliable guidance on the great problems of the day. In this ambitious, provocative book Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how traditional western-centric thinking has failed to explain what is happening to people in a newly globalized world- in short Good Economics has been done badly. This precise but accessible book covers many of the most essential issues of our day, including why migration doesn't follow the law of supply and demand, why trade liberalization can drive unemployment up and wages down and why nobody can really explain why and when growth happens. In doing so, they seek to reclaim this essential terrain, and to offer readers an economist's view of the most pressing issues of the day, one that is candid about the complexities, the zones of ignorance, and the areas of genuine disagreement.
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            ISBN 9780241306895
            Released AU 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies
             

            The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weeks, John F.

            • RRP: $31.99
            • $31.99
            • Internationally sourced

            'Governments should spend no more than their tax income.' Most people in Europe and North America accept this statement as simple common sense. It resonates with the deeply engrained economic metaphors that dominate public discourse, from 'living within your means' to 'balancing ...the budget' - all necessary, or so conventional wisdom holds, to avoid the dangers of debt, taxation and financial ruin. This book shows how these homely metaphors constitute the 'debt delusion': a set of plausible-sounding yet false ideas that have been used to justify damaging austerity policies. John Weeks debunks these myths, explaining the true story behind public spending, taxation, and debt, and their real function in the management of our economies. He demonstrates that disputes about public finances are not primarily technical matters best left to specialists and experts, as many politicians would have us believe, but rather fundamentally questions about our true political priorities. Requiring no prior economic knowledge, this is an ideal primer for anyone wishing to cut through the rhetoric and misinformation that dominate political debates on economics and become an informed citizen.
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            ISBN 9781509532940
            Released AU 15 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            99%: Mass Impoverishment and How We Can End It

            99%: Mass Impoverishment and How We Can End It (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Flapped tpb)

            By Thomas, Mark

            • RRP: $32.99
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            We are looking at the first generation in living memory who can expect to be poorer than their parents, even as the economy continues to grow. This book explains what we can do to change this state of affairs.

            ISBN 9781789544503
            Released AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The Implications of Knowledge-Based Growth for Micro-Economic Policies

            The Implications of Knowledge-Based Growth for Micro-Economic Policies (Hardback)

            Edited by Howitt, Peter

            • RRP: $263.00
            • $263.00
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            Originally published in 1996, Implications of Knowledge-Based Growth for Micro-Economic Policies looks at how developing effective policies to increase jobs and our standard of living, requires the knowledge and understanding of the determinants of economic growth. The book addre...sses the dissension among economists and policy makers on aspects of the process generating growth, it agrees that there is a consensus that innovation resulting from the accumulation of knowledge plays a fundamental role. Looking at the significant structural changes of Canadian industries at the time of publication, the book examines how industries changed to meet new competitive challenges in the global marketplace, ensuring that the new economy is an innovative, knowledge-based one is key to Canada's future success. This volume discusses key issues linked with knowledge-based growth and looks at the sources of knowledge (concepts and measures used to track knowledge based growth); policy issues (empirical evidence of knowledge-based growth, interprovincial barriers, intellectual property, international best practices, and industrial clusters) and telecommunications issues (international comparisons on information infrastructure, Canadian communications equipment, the information highway). It will be of interest to academics working in the field of micro-economics as well as more broadly business studies, finance and economics.
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            ISBN 9780367423742
            Released AU 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals: The Investment Canada Research Series
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            The Development of the Balkan Region

            The Development of the Balkan Region (Hardback)

            Edited by Petrakos, George; Totev, Stoyan

            • RRP: $263.00
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            A comparative and comprehensive analysis of the economic performance and structure of the Balkan region. Using original, detailed and up-to-the minute data, the contributors detect basic trends and developments with respect to trade relations, foreign direct investment, the perfo...rmance of industry, the level and quality of infrastructure, the domestic policies of transition as well as the European Union policies for the region. The evidence provided indicates that should current trends continue in the future, the Balkan region will diverge further from the more advanced European countries, forming a new expanded and much weaker European periphery. In that respect, mainstream economic thinking of the integration-transition dynamics needs to be re-evaluated, as multi-speed and multi-direction performances generate a more fragmented economic space than the very essence of the European idea may possibly tolerate.
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            ISBN 9781138706316
            Released AU 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            The JCMS Annual Review of the European Union in 2018

            The JCMS Annual Review of the European Union in 2018 (Paperback)

            Edited by Exadaktylos, Theofanis; Guerrina, Roberta; Massetti, Emanuele

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $37.99
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            Including specially commissioned articles and produced in association with JCMS,The Journal of Common Market Studies, covers the key developments in the European Union, its member states, and acceding and/or applicant countries in 2018. Written by leading experts in their r...espective fields covering a wide array of political, economic and legal issues Includes Brigid Laffan's Annual Lecture on the emergence of the EU-27 in light of Brexit Other articles touch upon theoretical explanations of the unity shown by the remaining 27 Member States during the Brexit negotiations; the structural issues affecting the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and how to address them effectively The Annual Review is the most up-to-date and authoritative source of information for practitioners, scholars, students and researchers of European integration as well as for general readers who simply want to know more about the European Union and have a pluralism of voices
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            ISBN 9781119572084
            Released AU 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Journal of Common Market Studies
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            Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India

            Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

            By Singh, Lakhwinder; Bhangoo, Kesar Singh; Sharma, Rakesh

            • RRP: $231.00
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            Agrarian distress in the era of globalization has manifested in the suicides of farmers and agricultural labourers. Using empirical research and field data from north India, especially Punjab, this book examines the different facets of this tragic phenomenon in rural India. Situa...ting Indian agriculture in the context of globalization, it looks at the underlying causes of farmer suicides in a state that was the model of modern capitalist agriculture and development. It also attempts to understand why other farmers have chosen not to take the same path. With a comparative framework and coverage of nearly 1,400 rural households, it brings out the brutal manifestation of this complex and multidimensional situation in the Indian countryside. Topical, comprehensive and rich in data, this book will be valuable to scholars and researchers of political economy, agricultural economics, South Asian politics, political sociology and public policy.
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            ISBN 9780367220716
            Released AU 8 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India

            Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Singh, Lakhwinder; Bhangoo, Kesar Singh; Sharma, Rakesh

            • RRP: $77.99
            • $77.99
            • Pre Release Local

            Agrarian distress in the era of globalization has manifested in the suicides of farmers and agricultural labourers. Using empirical research and field data from north India, especially Punjab, this book examines the different facets of this tragic phenomenon in rural India. Situa...ting Indian agriculture in the context of globalization, it looks at the underlying causes of farmer suicides in a state that was the model of modern capitalist agriculture and development. It also attempts to understand why other farmers have chosen not to take the same path. With a comparative framework and coverage of nearly 1,400 rural households, it brings out the brutal manifestation of this complex and multidimensional situation in the Indian countryside. Topical, comprehensive and rich in data, this book will be valuable to scholars and researchers of political economy, agricultural economics, South Asian politics, political sociology and public policy.
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            ISBN 9780367220785
            Released AU 8 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies

            The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies (Hardback)

            By Weeks, John F.

            • RRP: $94.99
            • $94.99
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            'Governments should spend no more than their tax income.' Most people in Europe and North America accept this statement as simple common sense. It resonates with the deeply engrained economic metaphors that dominate public discourse, from 'living within your means' to 'balancing ...the budget' - all necessary, or so conventional wisdom holds, to avoid the dangers of debt, taxation and financial ruin. This book shows how these homely metaphors constitute the 'debt delusion': a set of plausible-sounding yet false ideas that have been used to justify damaging austerity policies. John Weeks debunks these myths, explaining the true story behind public spending, taxation, and debt, and their real function in the management of our economies. He demonstrates that disputes about public finances are not primarily technical matters best left to specialists and experts, as many politicians would have us believe, but rather fundamentally questions about our true political priorities. Requiring no prior economic knowledge, this is an ideal primer for anyone wishing to cut through the rhetoric and misinformation that dominate political debates on economics and become an informed citizen.
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            ISBN 9781509532933
            Released AU 15 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Boundaries of European Social Citizenship: EU Citizens' Transnational Social Security in Regulations, Discourses and Experiences

            Boundaries of European Social Citizenship: EU Citizens' Transnational Social Security in Regulations, Discourses and Experiences (Hardback)

            Edited by Amelina, Anna; Carmel, Emma; Runfors, Ann; Scheibelhofer, Elisabeth

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Delayed Release

            This edited collection contributes to studies of intra-EU migration and mobility, welfare and European social citizenship by focusing on transnational labour movements from new to the old EU member states (Hungary-Austria, Bulgaria-Germany, Poland-UK and Estonia-Sweden). The volu...me provides a comparative analysis of formal organization and mobile individuals' use of European social security coordination, which involves mobile Europeans access to and portability of social security rights from the sending to the receiving country (and back). The book discloses the selectivity criteria of welfare provision in four areas (unemployment, family benefits, health insurance and pensions) that lay at heart of European cross-border social security governance. It also identifies specific discourses of belonging (gendered, ethnicized/racialized and class-related images of `Us' and `Them') that frame the institutional selectivity by constructing images of mobile EU-citizens `deserving' or `non-deserving' social membership. The collection offers a detailed examination of inequality experiences mobile EU citizens from the new EU countries encounter while accessing and porting social security rights across borders. It will be of interest to a wide range of social science and interdisciplinary researchers, students and practitioners as well as those interested in intra-EU migration and mobility, social security, European social citizenship and transnational studies.
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            ISBN 9780367249830
            Released AU 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Advances in Sociology
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