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Development as Freedom

In Development as Freedom Amartya Sen explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence millions of people living in the Third World are still unfree. Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied elementary freedoms and...

The order of things : an archaeology of the human sciences

The order of things : an archaeology of the human sciences

Capitalism and Freedom

Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war" How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides...

A Brief History of Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a...

Identity, youth, and crisis

Erik Homburger Erikson

Principles of political economy : with some of their applications to social philosophy

Principles of political economy : with some of their applications to social philosophy

The logic of collective action : public goods and the theory of groups

This book develops an original theory of group and organizational behavior that cuts across disciplinary lines and illustrates the theory with empirical and historical studies of particular organizations. Applying economic analysis to the subjects of...

The German Ideology

Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, S. Ryazanskaya

Exploring Corporate Strategy: Text and Cases

Over 750,000 students worldwide have used this best-selling book to understand and explore strategic management through their academic and professional careers. Available in two versions (Text and Text & Cases),Exploring Corporate Strategyhas established...

Making Democracy Work

Robert D. Putnam, Robert D. Putnam, Raffaella Y. Nonetti

The New Imperialism

People around the world are confused and concerned. Is it a sign of strength or of weakness that the US has suddenly shifted from a politics of consensus to one of coercion on the world stage? What was really at stake in the war on Iraq? Was it all about...

Agendas and instability in American politics

Frank R. Baumgartner, Bryan D. Jones

A theory of incentives in procurement and regulation

More then just a textbook, A Theory of Incentives in Procurement and Regulation will guide economists' research on regulation for years to come. It makes a difficult and large literature of the new regulatory economics accessible to the average graduate...

Essays in positive economics

"Stimulating, provocative, often infuriating, but well worth reading."—Peter Newman, Economica "His critical blast blows like a north wind against the more pretentious erections of modern economics. It is however a healthy and invigorating blast, without...

Post-Capitalist Society

From the Publisher:A probing and incisive analysis of the major world transformation from the Age of Capitalism to the Knowledge Society and how it will affect society, economics, business, and politics now and in the years ahead. In Post-Capitalist Society...

Growing artificial societies: social science from the bottom up

How do social structures and group behaviors arise from the interaction of individuals? Growing Artificial Societies approaches this question with cutting-edge computer simulation techniques. Fundamental collective behaviors such as group formation, cultural...

Has Globalization Gone Too Far

Globalization is exposing social fissures between those with the education, skills, and mobility to flourish in an unfettered world market--the apparent "winners"--and those without. These apparent "losers" are increasingly anxious about their standards...

Multinational enterprises and the global economy

This is the second edition of the celebrated volume by Professor John H. Dunning, first published in 1993, which has now been not only updated but also enriched with the addition of a number of new topics. This addition was not least due to the expertise...

People, states and fear : an agenda for international security studies in the post-cold war era

The second edition of this widely acclaimed book takes as its main theme the question of how states and societies pursue freedom from threat in an environment in which competitive relations are inescapable across the political, economic, military, societal...

Digital Divide?: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide

From the Publisher:Digital Divide examines access and use of the Internet in 179 nations world-wide. A global divide is evident between industrialized and developing societies. A social divide is apparent between rich and poor within each nation. Within...

Academic capitalism : politics, policies, and the Entrepreneurial University

The globalization of the political economy at the end of the twentieth century is destabilizing the patterns of university professional work developed over the past hundred years. One of the major changes that has taken place as a result of globalization...

European Review of Social Psychology

Wolfgang Stroebe, Miles Hewstone, A.S.R. Manstead

Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

This book develops a framework for analyzing the creation and consolidation of democracy. Different social groups prefer different political institutions because of the way they allocate political power and resources. Thus democracy is preferred by the...

The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

Since the end of World War II, economists have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing...

Comparing Media Systems: three models of media and politics

This book proposes a framework for comparative analysis of the relation between the media and the political system. Building on a survey of media institutions in eighteen West European and North American democracies, Hallin and Mancini identify the principal...

Social foundations of postindustrial economies

The Golden Age of postwar capitalism has been eclipsed, and with it seemingly also the possibility of harmonizing equality and welfare with efficiency and jobs. Most analyses believe the the emerging postindustrial society is overdetermined by massive,...

Political science and the three new institutionalisms

The ‘new institutionalism’ is a term that now appears with growing frequency in political science. However, there is considerable confusion about just what the ‘new institutionalism’ is, how it differs from other approaches, and what sort of promise...

The theory of environmental policy

In this book, Professors Baumol and Oates provide a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the economic theory of environmental policy. They present a formal, theoretical treatment of those factors influencing the quality of life. By covering both the...

How To Design and Evaluate Research in Education.

Jack R. Fraenkel, Norman E. Wallen

The logic of political survival

The authors of this ambitious book address a fundamental political question: why are leaders who produce peace and prosperity turned out of office while those who preside over corruption, war, and misery endure? Considering this political puzzle, they...

Real world research : a resource for social scientists and practitioner-researchers

This textbook is an innovative introduction to research methods in psychology and the social sciences. Whereas traditional texts deal with laboratory–based experimentation, this book is a guide to carrying our research in the "real–world" which is...

Qualitative research practice : a guide for social science students and researchers

Jane Ritchie, Jane Lewis, Carol Mcnaughton Nicholls, Rachel Ormston

Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis

Since its publication in 2000, Public Management Reform has established itself as the standard text in the field, presenting a comparative analysis of recent changes in Public Management and Public Administration in a range of countries in Europe, North...

Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity— Research and Public Policy

From a public health perspective, alcohol is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality. This book describes recent advances in alcohol research which have direct relevance for the development of effective alcohol policies at the local, national and...

Happiness : lessons from a new science

In this new edition of his landmark book, Richard Layard shows that there is a paradox at the heart of our lives. Most people want more income. Yet as societies become richer, they do not become happier. This is not just anecdotally true, it is the story...

Public Goods and Ethnic Divisions

We present a model that links heterogeneity of preferences across ethnic groups in a city to the amount and type of public good the city supplies. We test the implications of the model with three related datasets: US cities, US metropolitan areas, and...

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is perceived as the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. In the 23 years since its founding, it has become a key framework for the exchange of scientific dialogue on climate...

Making Globalization Work

Economic globalization has outpaced the globalization of politics and mindsets – it's time for change.

Embedded Autonomy: States & Industrial Transformation

From the Publisher:In recent years, debate on the state's economic role has too often devolved into diatribes against intervention. Peter Evans questions such simplistic views, offering a new vision of why state involvement works in some cases and produces...

Equality of What

Equality of What

The Quality of Life

This book addresses issues of defining and measuring the quality of life. Recent developments in the philosophical definition of well-being are discussed and linked to practical issues such as the delivery of health care, and the assessment of women's...

Mobilization, participation, and democracy in America

Steven J. Rosenstone, John Mark Hansen

Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking the Digital Divide

From the Publisher:Much discussion of new technologies and social equality has focused on the oversimplified notion of a "digital divide." Technology and Social Inclusion moves beyond the limited view of haves and have-nots to analyze the different forms...

Public Goods: A Survey of Experimental Research

Environments with public goods are a wonderful playground for those interested in delicate experimental problems, serious theoretical challenges, and difficult mechanism design issues. A review is made of various public goods experiments. It is found...

Participation : the new tyranny?

Bill Cooke, Uma Kothari

Science for all Americans

F. James Rutherford, Andrew Ahlgren

' ((Who Is an Entrepreneur?" Is the Wrong Question

Entrepreneurship is the creation of organizations. What dlfterentiates entrepreneurs trom non-entrepreneurs ls that entrepreneuns create organizations, whil-e.non-entrepreneurs dc not. In behavioral approaches to the study of entrepreneurship an entre...

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy

Most wars are now civil wars. Even though international wars attract enormous global attention, they have become infrequent and brief. Civil wars usually attract less attention, but they have become increasingly common and typically go on for years. This...

Democracy and Its Critics

Edward Bishop M. P

The global city: New York, London, Tokyo

This classic work chronicles how New York, London, and Tokyo became command centers for the global economy and in the process underwent a series of massive and parallel changes. What distinguishes Sassen's theoretical framework is the emphasis on the...

A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures

THE NEW LONDON GROUP 1 In this article, the New London Group presents a theoretical overoiew of the connec­ tions between the changing social environment facing students and teachers and a new approach to literacy pedagogy that they call "multiliteracies....

Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition

Promoters of multi-billion dollar land-use development megaprojects systematically misinform parliaments, the public and the media in order to get them approved and built. This book not only explores these issues, but suggests practical solutions drawing...

Organizational Learning: Creating, Retaining, and Transferring Knowledge

From the Publisher:Organizational Learning: Creating, Retaining and Transferring Knowledge describes and integrates the results of research on factors explaining organizational learning curves and the persistence and transfer of productivity gains acquired...

Hunger and Public Action

This study was well-received and widely discussed when it appeared in hardback in 1990. It is devoted to analysis of the enduring problem of hunger in the modern world, and of the role that public action can play in countering it. The book is divided...

World development report 2000/2001 : attacking poverty

This report focuses on the dimensions of poverty, and how to create a better world, free of poverty. The analysis explores the nature, and evolution of poverty, and its causes, to present a framework for action. The opportunity for expanding poor people's...

The worldwide governance indicators : methodology and analytical issues

This paper summarizes the methodology of the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project, and related analytical issues. The WGI cover over 200 countries and territories, measuring six dimensions of governance starting in 1996: Voice and Accountability,...

Understanding Regulation: Theory, Strategy, and Practice

The way in which regulation works is a key concern of industries, consumers, citizens, and governments alike. Understanding Regulation takes the reader through the central issues of regulation and discusses these from a number of disciplinary perspectives....

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