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The Economic Consequences of the Euro The Safest Escape Plan

The Economic Consequences of the Euro: The Safest Escape Plan

1st Edition

By Stefan Kawalec, Ernest Pytlarczyk, Kamil Kamiński
December 13, 2019

This book presents a new narrative on the eurozone crisis. It argues that the common currency has the potential to kill the European Union, and the conventional wisdom that the eurozone can be fixed by a common budget and further political integration is incorrect. The authors address key ...

Against European Integration The European Union and its Discontents

Against European Integration: The European Union and its Discontents

1st Edition

By Ivan T. Berend
May 07, 2019

This book gives a complex description and discussion of today’s populist attacks against the European Union (EU) following the financial crisis of 2008, which opened the floodgates of dissatisfaction, and the migration crisis which destabilized the traditional solidarity basis of the EU. The ...

Reforming Global Economic Governance An Unsettled Order

Reforming Global Economic Governance: An Unsettled Order

1st Edition

By Carlo Monticelli
January 30, 2019

The architecture of global economic and financial governance has undergone a deep and pervasive reform in the last ten years, radically transforming international institutions and groups, such as the International Monetary Fund, the G7, and the G20. This book investigates the new, unsettled order ...

The Political Economy of Fracking Private Property, Polycentricity, and the Shale Revolution

The Political Economy of Fracking: Private Property, Polycentricity, and the Shale Revolution

1st Edition

By Ilia Murtazashvili, Ennio Piano
December 07, 2018

Over the past two decades, "fracking" has led to a revolution in shale gas production. For some, shale gas promised economic opportunities, cheaper energy bills, and an alternative to coal. For others, shale gas was fool’s gold. Critics contend that the shale boom has occurred in a regulatory Wild ...

Money What It Is, How It’s Created, Who Gets It, and Why It Matters

Money: What It Is, How It’s Created, Who Gets It, and Why It Matters

1st Edition

By Sergio M. Focardi
March 28, 2018

By enabling the storage and transfer of purchasing power, money facilitates economic transactions and coordinates economic activity. But what is money? How is it generated? Distributed? How does money acquire value and that value change? How does money impact the economy, society? This book ...

The Rise of Big Government How Egalitarianism Conquered America

The Rise of Big Government: How Egalitarianism Conquered America

1st Edition

By Sven R Larson
October 02, 2017

Americans tend to believe that their country is very different from Europe. Yet over the past half century they have imported and embraced the most transformative social idea of modern Scandinavia: egalitarianism. Today, the United States is more like Sweden than it is different, dedicated to ...

Neuroliberalism Behavioural Government in the Twenty-First Century

Neuroliberalism: Behavioural Government in the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

By Mark Whitehead, Rhys Jones, Rachel Lilley, Jessica Pykett, Rachel Howell
September 06, 2017

Many governments in the developed world can now best be described as ‘neuroliberal’: having a combination of neoliberal principles with policy initiatives derived from insights in the behavioural sciences. Neuroliberalism presents the results of the first critical global study of the impacts of ...

The Privileges of Wealth Rising inequality and the growing racial divide

The Privileges of Wealth: Rising inequality and the growing racial divide

1st Edition

By Robert B. Williams
December 06, 2016

The American Dream is under assault. This threat results not from a lack of means, but from an unwillingness to share. Total household wealth increased by half in the past generation, but barely one fifth of American households captured this new wealth. For the rest, the dream of owning a home, ...

Education Is Not an App The future of university teaching in the Internet age

Education Is Not an App: The future of university teaching in the Internet age

1st Edition

By Jonathan A. Poritz, Jonathan Rees
August 08, 2016

Whilst much has been written about the doors that technology can open for students, less has been said about its impact on teachers and professors. Although technology undoubtedly brings with it huge opportunities within higher education, there is also the fear that it will have a negative effect ...

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