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The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the European Economic Crisis: the case of Ireland

by Julien Mercille

The European economic crisis has been ongoing since 2008 and while austerity has spread over the continent is has failed to revive economies. The media have played an important ideological role in presenting...


South-East Europe in Evolution

by Hardy Hanappi

Recent developments in the global economy, such as the Greek budget crisis, have led to new focus on the role of Europe, and in particular on the countries in Europe's south-eastern region. This new volume from...


The World in Prismatic Views

by Chary Rangacharyulu & Emmanuel Haven

This is one of the few unique books that explicitly explores what the common methodologies are across disciplines that stretch from the humanities to the exact sciences. The goal is to compare and contrast the...


Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India

by Dilip Dutta

Using case studies of both China and India, this book reinforces the fact that the processes of economic growth and development are dynamic and organic in the sense that structural and institutional elements...


A Study on Globalizing Cities: Theoretical Frameworks and China's Modes

by Zhenhua Zhou

A Study on Globalizing Cities is the latest masterpiece by Zhou Zhenhua, a famous Chinese economist, who closely tracks the theoretical study of global cities and is actively engaged in the strategic research...


Collecivist Economics

by James Haldane Smith

Collectivist Economics examines such issues as the inequality of the distribution of wealth and its impact on social stability, corrupt financial institutions and economic efficiency.

Chapters covering industrial...


The Economics and Politics of Socialism

by Wlodzimierz Brus

The volume focuses on the socio-political aspects of economic transformations in the Eastern European Socialist countries. Particular emphasis is laid on the problem of interrelations between the plan and the...


The Economics of Feasible Socialism

by Alec Nove

The first part of The Economics of Feasible Socialism demonstrates why Marx's theories provide no guide to the issues that must face economists under any realistically conceivable Socialism. The experience of...


Planning and Profits in Socialist Economies

by Jean-Charles Asselain

This study of economic reforms throughout Eastern Europe covers the history of attempts at decentralization. The book:

* Describes the centralized model and compares its requirements with the realities of socialist...


Institutions and Development After the Financial Crisis

by Sebastiano Fadda & Pasquale Tridico

The financial crash of 2007-2008 and the subsequent global economic crisis have raised questions about the viability of capitalism and the desirability of alternative types of economic system. In this context,...


Globalization; Today and Tomorrow

by Gerard F Adams

This book seeks to examine the basis of economic globalization, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and to link the outcome of globalization into the context of the new economic geography. It shows how the phenomenon...


The Theory of Money and Credit

by Ludwig Von Mises

“It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of...


International Trade Negotiations and Domestic Politics: The Intermestic Politics of Trade Liberalization: The Intermestic Politics of Trade Liberaliza

by Oluf Langhelle

In spite of many years of negotiation on trade liberalization, progress seems to have stalled. This book explores why resistance to further market liberalization seems so strong, given that the benefits are...


Bear Traps on Russia's Road to Modernization

by Clifford G. Gaddy & Barry Ickes

If sustainable growth is a key goal for the economy of every nation, its desirability is perhaps even more acute in Russia. Even President Medvedev argues that the country's heavy reliance on natural resources...


Swap: How Trade Works

by Philip I. Levy & Claude Barfield

A concise introduction to the principles of world economics, Swap is an easy-to-understand resource for a general audience. This brief, practical volume covers the principles of specialization, comparative advantage,...


Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Asia and the Pacific

by Wendy Dobson

The entire planet looks to Asian and other emerging markets to sustain growth momentum as traditional markets in the USA and Europe struggle with the slow and arduous processes of deleveraging after the global...


Fast Food/Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System

by Richard Wilk

Wilk and his colleagues draw upon their own international field experience to examine how food systems are changing around the globe. The authors offer a cultural perspective that is missing in other economic...


Financial Cooperatives and Local Development

by Silvio Goglio & Yiorgos Alexopoulos

This book examines the opportunities opened up for financial cooperatives by the recent financial crisis, and explores the role of these institutions in promoting and sustaining local development. The global...


Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition

by Paul Hare & Gerard Turley

As more than two decades have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is now an excellent time to take stock of how the transition process has turned out for the economies...


Stone Age Economics

by Marshall Sahlins

Stone Age Economics is a classic of economic anthropology, ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively.