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  • Economic Analyses in Historical Perspective book cover

    Economic Analyses in Historical Perspective

    1st Edition

    Edited by José Luís Cardoso, Heinz D. Kurz, Philippe Steiner

    This book brings together leading scholars of the history of economic thought to demonstrate the vitality and richness of a discipline that welcomes both practitioners of intellectual, contextual history, as well as specialists in the historical explanation of the analytical and theoretical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • International Taxation and the Extractive Industries book cover

    International Taxation and the Extractive Industries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Philip Daniel, Michael Keen, Artur Świstak, Victor Thuronyi

    The taxation of extractive industries exploiting oil, gas, or minerals is usually treated as a sovereign, national policy and administration issue. This book offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of the theory and practice involved in designing policies on the international aspects of fiscal…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Infrastructures and Social Complexity: A Companion book cover

    Infrastructures and Social Complexity

    A Companion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Penelope Harvey, Casper Jensen, Atsuro Morita

    Contemporary forms of infrastructural development herald alternative futures through their incorporation of digital technologies, mobile capital, international politics and the promises and fears of enhanced connectivity. In tandem with increasing concerns about climate change and the anthropocene,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Innovation and Technological Diffusion: An economic history of early steam engines book cover

    Innovation and Technological Diffusion

    An economic history of early steam engines, 1st Edition

    By Harry Kitsikopoulos

    This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to its discovery and the process of diffusion of the early steam engines. The first part of the volume outlines the technological and scientific…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Academic-Practitioner Relationships: Developments, Complexities and Opportunities book cover

    Academic-Practitioner Relationships

    Developments, Complexities and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jean Bartunek, Jane McKenzie

    While executives are keen to harness organizational knowledge and improve business performance, the topic of how academics can produce rigorous and relevant theory in working relationships with practitioners is a much contested topic. Many aspects of this knowledge co-creation can create tensions,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Austrian Economics, Money and Finance book cover

    Austrian Economics, Money and Finance

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Mayer

    The financial crisis has exposed severe shortcomings in mainstream monetary economics and modern finance. It is surprising that these shortcomings have not led to a wider debate about the need to overhaul these theories. Instead, mainstream economists have closed ranks to defend existing theories…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Competition and Free Trade book cover

    Competition and Free Trade

    1st Edition

    By Pascal Salin

    Competition and free trade are both concepts which are absolutely central for the understanding of human societies but are also often the subjects of fears and criticisms. It is argued that it is not possible to understand what competition really is without referring to the concept of freedom, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance book cover

    Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance

    1st Edition

    By Sara Schoonmaker

    This book explores software's pivotal role as the code that powers computers, mobile devices, the Internet, and social media. Creating conditions for the ongoing development and use of software, including the Internet as a communications infrastructure, is one of the most compelling issues of our…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • A History of American Consumption: Threads of Meaning, Gender, and Resistance book cover

    A History of American Consumption

    Threads of Meaning, Gender, and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Terrence Witkowski

    The United States has been near the forefront of global consumption trends since the 1700s, and for the past century and more, Americans have been the world’s foremost consuming people. Informed and inspired by the literature from consumer culture theory, as well as drawing from numerous studies in…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Economics of the Indian Steel Industry book cover

    Economics of the Indian Steel Industry

    1st Edition

    By Susmita Dasgupta

    Steel is the foundational material of modern civilization and constitutes the core of industry, and yet, it is overproduced across the world. This supply glut is reducing margins and turning steel into a sunset industry. Steel consumes as much as four times the amount of raw materials as its…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Boredom Studies Reader: Frameworks and Perspectives book cover

    Boredom Studies Reader

    Frameworks and Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Gardiner, Julian Jason Haladyn

    Boredom Studies is an increasingly rich and vital area of contemporary research that examines the experience of boredom as an importan – even quintessential – condition of modern life. This anthology of newly commissioned essays focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Institutional Innovation and Change in Value Chain Development: Negotiating tradition, power and fragility in Afghanistan book cover

    Institutional Innovation and Change in Value Chain Development

    Negotiating tradition, power and fragility in Afghanistan, 1st Edition

    By Holly A. Ritchie

    George Bernard Shaw once said that reasonable people adapt themselves to the world but unreasonable people adapt the world to themselves. In a sense, this book explores how these so-called ‘unreasonable people’ may interact to re-fashion the world around them in fragile economic development.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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