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  • Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation

    Edited by Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt, Peter Knorringa

    This book defines civic innovation as a new and vital research area in development economics and development studies. The volume presents a series of empirical studies and contextualized analyses of people and groups on the ‘interface of economic development’ and their efforts towards building…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Industrial Networks

    A New View of Reality

    Edited by B Axelsson, G Easton

    First published in 1992, this volume brings together contemporary studies and reviews the research which established the study of networks as an area in its own right. By looking at the foundations of industrial networks and analysing network methodology and modelling, this book offers an…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • The Pure Theory of International Trade and Distortions

    By Bharat Hazari

    First published in 1978. This book provides a simple, systematic, yet rigorous treatment of the key aspects of the pure theory of international trade and distortions. The opening chapter presents the standard two-factor, two-commodity barter model of international trade and a comprehensive…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • Social Democracy in Capitalist Society

    Working-Class Politics in Britain and Sweden

    By Richard Scase

    First published in 1977. This book considers the nature of industrial society, contemporary capitalism and the impact of political ideas on social structure. These ideas are discussed by reference to the impact of social democracy on the structure of capitalist society in a comparative analysis of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • An Introduction to Gender and Economics

    Foundations, Concepts and Policies

    By Nicky Pouw, A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi

    This book is designed for courses relating gender to the economy. Its purpose is to enable readers to get a clear and concise understanding of the gendered character of the economy and of economic policy. In order to comprehensively do this, the book encompasses: - the micro level of agency,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 

  • Unemployment and Inflation

    Institutionalist and Structuralist Views

    Edited by Michael J. Piore

    Originally published in 1979, this reader presents an industrialist view of the labour market and economics as they stood at the time in the United States. The essays collated aim to answer macroeconomic questions on this topic as well as exploring issues related closely to employment and inflation…

    Hardback – 2016-02-21 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Unions, Change and Crisis

    French and Italian Union Strategy and the Political Economy, 1945-1980

    By Peter Lange, George Ross, Maurizio Vannicelli

    First published in 1982, Unions, Change and Crisis represents the first detailed, comparative, historical and theoretically grounded study of two of the major trade union movements of Europe. It brings together the results of the first part of the first major study from Harvard University’s Centre…

    Hardback – 2016-02-20 

  • The Politics of West German Trade Unions

    Strategies of class and interest representation in growth and crisis

    By Andrei Markovits

    First published in 1986, this book assesses the Politics of the West German trade unions in the context of their larger role as major actors in the polity. By focusing on the historical realities of the labour movement both before and after 1945, the study explains to what extent organized labour…

    Hardback – 2016-02-20 

  • Economic Developments in Victorian Scotland

    By W.H. Marwick

    Marwick argues that economic development in Scotland was severely delayed until the 18th Century unlike neighbouring countries. Originally published in 1936, this study aims to explore key features of economic development in Victorian Scotland to promote more understanding of this issue. Issues…

    Hardback – 2016-02-13 
    Routledge Revivals

  • MGNREGA: Employment, Wages and Migration in Rural India

    By Parmod Kumar, Dipanwita Chakraborty

    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was enacted in India with the multiple objectives of providing employment in a rights-based framework, addressing rural poverty, checking migration, and building rural infrastructure. As such, every year around 15–20 per cent of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-11 
    Routledge India

  • Class, Gender, and the American Family Farm in the 20th Century

    By Elizabeth A. Ramey

    Integrating a focus on gender with Marx’s surplus-based notion of class, this book offers a one-of-a-kind analysis of family farms in the United States. The analysis shows how gender and class struggles developed during important moments in the history of these family farms shaped the trajectory of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11 
    New Political Economy

  • Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India

    By Lakhwinder Singh, Kesar Singh Bhangoo, Rakesh Sharma

    Agrarian distress in the era of globalization has manifested in the suicides of farmers and agricultural labourers. This book, using empirical research and field data from north India, especially Punjab, examines the different facets of this tragic phenomenon in rural India. Situating Indian…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge India

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