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Employability and Local Labour Markets

by Ronald W. McQuaid, Anne E. Green & Mike Danson

The concept of employability has provided a foundation for much current labour market policy. It has also provided a useful framework for analyzing national and urban labour markets and related policies in a...


The Political Economy of Sentiment: Paper Credit and the Scottish Enlightenment in Early Republic Boston, 1780-1820

by Jose R Torre

Situates changes in the nature of money and the rise of sophisticated financial structures at the centre of the Enlightenment. This work argues that paper credit instruments were causal - critical to the larger...


The Future of Local Economic Develo

by Ines Newman

This book looks at the future role of local economic development. Once New Labour came to power in 1997, they sought a third way between the new right agenda of Thatcherism with its attempts to reduce the role...


Globalizing Regional Development in East Asia: Production Networks, Clusters, and Entrepreneurship

by Henry Wai-Chung Yeung

Significant historical and geographical differences account for the many processes and trajectories of regional development in East Asia. These historical and geographical specificities in East Asia have prompted...


Employment, Inequality and Globaliz: A Continuous Concern

by Rolph van der Hoeven

The nature of globalization and the fallout from the international financial crisis have brought profound changes to societies and economies around the world. This book documents that, over the last two decades,...


Globalization in Crisis

by Barry K. Gills

This book analyses the present global financial and economic crisis, the most severe in nearly a century, and a wider set of multiple and converging crises with aspects and repercussions that go well beyond...


Marxism and the Global Financial Crisis

by Hillel Ticktin

The book discusses the nature of Marxist theory of crisis and applies it to the global financial crisis which began in 2007. Is the contemporary crisis simply the usual periodic upturn and downturn or is there...


Retirement Security in the Great Recession

by Christian E. Weller

Few events have posed as many challenges for retirement and retirement policy as the crisis of the late 2000s. At the end of the last decade, the United States experienced the Great Recession-a combination of...


The African-Asian Divide: Analyzing Institutions and Accumulation in Kenya

by Paul Vandenberg

Why have Africans not gained a more dominant position in urban manufacturing in Kenya? This question is explored through an analysis of the institutions, both formal and informal, that have affected patterns...


Market Sense: Toward a New Economics of Markets and Society

by Philip Kozel

This book concentrates upon the historic associations of the marketplace in the work of Aristotle, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and demonstrates how what markets were imagined to entail for society was critical to...


Women and Austerity: The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality: The Economic Crisis and the Future for Gender Equality

by Maria Karamessini & Jill Rubery

This volume constitutes the first attempt to identify how the economic crisis and the subsequent austerity policies are affecting women in Europe and the US, tracing the consequences for gender equality in employment...


The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy

by Daniel Alpert

The invisible hand of capitalism is broken. Economic and political forces are preventing markets from correcting themselves, and we're now living in an unprecedented age of oversupply.

Governments and central...


A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home

by Laura Gottesdiener & Clarence Lusane

A moving exploration of homeownership, foreclosure, freedom, and the American Dream.


The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050

by Joel Kotkin

A visionary social thinker reveals how the addition of one hundred million Americans by midcentury will transform the way we live, work, and prosper.

In stark contrast to the rest of the world's advanced nations,...


Stimulus: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: PL 111-5: Official Text

by Federal Government

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009-better known as the Stimulus Act-leaves no business, no American untouched. Signed into law on February 17, 2009, by President Barack Obama, The American Recovery...


Stimulus: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Essential Documents

by United States Government

Full text of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


Markets Don't Fail!

by Brian P. Simpson

Markets Don't Fail! addresses many of the popular arguments made by economists and other intellectuals against the free market. Using numerous examples as well as moral and epistemological arguments, this book...


Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change

by Edmund S. Phelps

In this book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Edmund Phelps draws on a lifetime of thinking to make a sweeping new argument about what makes nations prosper--and why the sources of that prosperity are under threat...


The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy

by Joshua Kosman

An authoritative exposé of the mysterious and potentially dangerous world of private equity.

Marquee private equity firms such as Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts have grown bigger...


The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism

by Howard Bloom

Is global capitalism on its last legs? Is the era of American leadership over? Has the West begun a decline into a new Dark Age? Does American civilization deserve to survive? These are the unnerving questions...