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Income Disparity in China : Crisis within Economic Miracle: Crisis within Economic Miracle

by Dianqing Xu & Xin Li

China has achieved remarkable economic success in the past three decades and has become the second-largest economy in the world after the United States. However, accompanying this rapid economic growth is an...


Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform 6885 Part II : Political Economy Studies

by Christopher Findlay

Services markets remain highly regulated and international trade and investment is restricted. Previous works have identified the scope for significant gains from trade, yet those results are often debated and...


Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030

by John Eatwell, Terry McKinley & Pascal Petit

Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030 embodies critical thinking about the long-term implications for Europe of the clear shift of power from the West to the East and the South. Designed as a multi-faceted...


How the EU Really Works

by Olivier Costa & Nathalie Brack

This book provides a concise analysis of the EU and its dynamics by paying particular attention to its day to day operation. It proposes to help students and scholars understand its evolution, its institutions,...


Reconfiguring Global Climate Governance in North America: A Transregional Approach

by Marcela López-Vallejo

This book details previous discussions about the concept of global climate governance and its limits. The author puts forward a theoretical proposal for re-territorialization and coordination of policies for...


Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...


War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt

by Kwasi Kwarteng

The world was wild for gold. After discovering the Americas, and under pressure to defend their vast dominion, the Habsburgs of Spain promoted gold and silver exploration in the New World with ruthless urgency....


Bookends- Poverty and Public Policy: Public Letters and Private Thoughts

by Patricia Ferguson

Have you ever stopped to really think about poverty? Have you ever thought about the complexity of its construct, it being persistent and unrelenting? Can its cycles be broken by the poorest and the powerless?...


Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014: Sub-Saharan Africa: Fostering Inclusive Growth

by International Monetary Fund

The five Regional Economic Outlooks published biannually by the IMF cover Asia and Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In each volume, recent economic...


Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed and How to Fix It

by Michael Dorff

Prodded by economists in the 1970s, corporate directors began adding stock options and bonuses to the already-generous salaries of CEOs with hopes of boosting their companies' fortunes. Guided by largely unproven...


Rethinking Capitalist Development: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality and Post-Colonial Capitalism

by Kalyan Sanyal

In this book, Kalyan Sanyal reviews the traditional notion of capitalism and propounds an original theory of capitalist development in the post-colonial context.

In order to substantiate his theory, concepts...


The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU Isn't Working - How it Can Be Reformed - What Could Take Its Place

by Roger Bootle

A radical look at the relevance of the European Union in modern times – for Europe and for the world.


Health and Wealth Disparities in the United States

by Anupam B. Jena

Traditional measures of economic disparities among Americans of different race, gender, geographic location, and education level consider only material well-being, so that making two groups economically "equal"...


Issues in Governance, Growth and Globalization in Asia

by Tony Cavoli, Siona Listokin & Ramkishen S Rajan

This volume is a compilation of important papers relating to the financial, governance and political economy structures of the region, using a variety of methods and topics. Following the Asian crisis and subsequent...


Energy Security in Japan: Challenges After Fukushima

by Vlado Vivoda

In this book Vlado Vivoda aims to examine the drastically changed environment following Fukushima the disaster, to analyse Japan's energy security challenges and evaluate Tokyo's energy policy options. By looking...


Republic of Armenia: Request for Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility; Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context and recent developments. Performance under the 2010–13 program, which was supported by arrangements under the Extended Fund Facility and Extended Credit Facility, was sound, with growth...


Inside the Banking Crisis: The Untold Story

by Hugh Pym

It was one of the gravest challenges faced by any British government in peacetime. The banking system, taken for granted by most of the population to pay for life�s essentials, came close to collapse. Yet...


Re-mapping the Americas: Trends in Region-making

by W. Andy Knight & Julián|Ghany, Hamid Castro-Rea

The book informs academic as well as non-academic audiences about regional developments in the Americas, in particular those dating back to the last twenty years. Beyond the primary purpose of summarizing the...


Income Inequality in OECD Countries: What are the Drivers and Policy Options?

by Peter Hoeller, Isabelle Joumard & Isabell Koske

This book provides a comprehensive review of income inequality issues in the OECD in a cross-country setting. It presents a wealth of data and analysis on the formation of inequality and identifies groups of...


Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

by Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. Now he ramps up the fight and makes a persuasive...