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Many individuals proclaim that global capitalism is here to stay. Unfettered markets, they argue, now drive the world, and all countries must adjust, no matter how painful this may be for some. Robert Gilpin, author of the widely acclaimed Political Economy of…
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There is a fundamental denial at the centre of why we have an environmental crisis ¿ a denial that ignores that endless physical growth on a finite planet is impossible. Nature provides the ecosystem services that support our civilisation, thus making…

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Economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services is possibly the most powerful tool for halting the loss of biodiversity while maintaining incomes and livelihoods. Yet rarely have such approaches been applied to tropical forest 'hotspots', which house…

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In the twenty-first-century digital world, virtual goods are sold for real money. Digital game players happily pay for avatars, power-ups, and other game items. But behind every virtual sale, there is a virtual economy, simple or complex. In this book, Vili…

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This book is intended to lay out, in a clear and intuitive as well as comprehensive way, what we know - or think we know - about mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector. It evaluates their underlying drivers, factual evidence as to whether or…
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In this book, scholars from throughout North America analyze the North American integration process taking place under NAFTA. While NAFTA was originally conceived as a trade agreement only, the contributors argue, there are many other important issues raised by…
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Essentials of Applied Econometrics  prepares students for a world in which more data surround us every day and in which econometric tools are put to diverse uses. Written for students in economics and for professionals interested in continuing an education…

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How to sustain our world for future generations has perplexed us for centuries. We have reached a crossroads: we may choose the rocky path of responsibility or continue on the paved road of excess that promises hardship for our progeny. Independent efforts to…
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What is sustainability? Much has been said about the terms ¿sustainability¿ and ¿sustainable development¿ over the last few decades, but they have become buried under academic jargon. This book is one of the first that aims to demystify…

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Firms in the clothing industry engage in global sourcing and operate in global markets. Their global production networks have often been subject to scrutiny as the power relationships between buyer firms in developed countries and supplier firms in developing…

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This book provides a framework for thinking about economic instiutions such as firms. The basic idea is that institutions arise in situations where people write incomplete contracts and where the allocation of power or control is therefore important. Power and…

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