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Fast Food/Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System
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|August 24, 2006

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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 mising in other economic and developmental studies, and provide rich…
Explorations in Pragmatic Economics
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|October 14, 2005

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For twenty years since the publication of his seminal paper 'The Market for "Lemons"', George A. Akerlof's work has changed the way we see economics, and the economics of information in particular. In abandoning the perfect-competition benchmarks of classical…
The New Industrial State
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|April 29, 2007

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With searing wit and incisive commentary, John Kenneth Galbraith redefined America's perception of itself in The New Industrial State , one of his landmark works. The United States is no longer a free-enterprise society, Galbraith argues, but a structured state…
Stock Market Capitalism: Welfare Capitalism: Japan and Germany versus the Anglo-Saxons

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This is a book about Washington Consensus capitalism and the controversies its encroachment causes in Japan and Germany. Many people in both those countries share the assumptions dominant today in Britain and America-that managers should be intent solely on…
Inequality in America: Facts, Trends, and International Perspectives
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|June 20, 2012

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A bedrock American principle is the idea that all individuals should have the opportunity to succeed on the basis of their own effort, skill, and ingenuity.-Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Income inequality has been on the rise since the late 1970s, but the…
In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict The Future
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|August 21, 2015

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In this book, ten prominent economists -- including Nobel laureates and several likely laureates -- offer their ideas about what the future might hold in 100 years. This pithy and engaging volume shows that economists may be better equipped to predict the future…
Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism

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The doctrine of "Islamic economics" entered debates over the social role of Islam in the mid-twentieth century. Since then it has pursued the goal of restructuring economies according to perceived Islamic teachings. Beyond its most visible practical…
Cooperative Strategies: North American Perspectives
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|June 3, 1998

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Three geographically targeted volumes comprised in the Cooperative Strategies series-the most ambitious effort to date to explore the extent, nature, operations, and environment of cross-border cooperative linkages in North American, European, and Asian Pacific…
Health Economics: A Critical and Global Analysis

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Health economics applies the tools of economic analysis to the problems of health care finance and delivery. This introductory text uses clear, non-technical language to explain the available economic tools, and critically examine their strengths and weaknesses…
Doing Better with Less? The Future of the Government Workforce: Politics of Public HRM Reforms in…

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This publication contributes to a discussion about the future of public employment and HR policies in the context of a changing statehood and new financial pressures. It presents comparative quantitative and qualitative data in the field of public employment and…
The Assumptions Economists Make
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|May 15, 2017

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Economic Effects of Post-Socialist Constitutions 25 Years from the Outset of Transition

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This book focuses on the nexus between constitutions adopted by post-socialist countries of Europe and Asia after 1989 and economic transition in the region. It takes the perspective of Constitutional Political Economy and argues for the role of constitutions as…