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  • Transition Economies

    Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

    By Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan

    This interdisciplinary book offers a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Former Soviet Union (FSU). Providing full historical context and drawing on a wide range of literature, it explores the continuous economic and social…

    Paperback – 2018-05-16 

  • Economic Woman in the Age of Capital

    Gendering Economic Inequality

    By Frances Raday

    Thomas Piketty recently explored the global impact of spiralling inequality in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. This new book aims to address a key area not covered by Piketty: the gender impact of inequality in patrimonial capitalism. Global shifts in the gender distribution of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Human Capital in Gender and Development

    Feminist Political Economy and Empowerment

    By Sydney Calkin

    It is often said that gender equality is not only the right thing to do, but a ‘Smart Economic’ policy. Global development discourse is dominated today by the language of gender equality and women’s empowerment as a primary driver for growth and prosperity. The central argument of this book is that…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics

  • Brazil Under Globalization

    A Study in Political Economy

    By Pedro Paulo Zahluth Bastos

    Brazil’s economy saw fast growth before the global financial crisis, but in recent years it has seen its growth rate decline. This book explores Brazil’s economic story in the 21st century. The book begins by exploring the way commodity exports, import substitution, social policy and wage…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • Employment Relations and Global Governance

    The Dialogue between the Global Unions and the IFIs

    By Yvonne Rueckert

    Globalization has driven many improvements in technology, communication and transport, but global economic and social challenges remain. Chief among these is the growing income inequality both within and between countries and a persistently high proportion of people living in poverty. While…

    Hardback – 2018-05-09 
    Routledge Research in Employment Relations

  • Broadway and Economics

    Economic Lessons from Show Tunes

    By Matthew C. Rousu

    Economics has often been described as "the dismal science", with TV and movies reinforcing this description. However, economics is a powerful tool that can be used to understand how the world works, helping to answer confusing puzzles and solve the world’s problems. Surprisingly, Broadway musicals…

    Paperback – 2018-05-09 
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • Greece in the 21st Century

    The Politics and Economics of a Crisis

    Edited by Vassilis K. Fouskas, Constantine Dimoulas

    For most of the first part of the 21st century Greece has been seen as a critical battlefield for the survival of the powerful and the adjustment or extinction of the weak, as if all the historical contradictions of the global financial crisis and the eurozone crisis were concentrated in that tiny…

    Hardback – 2018-05-03 
    Europa Country Perspectives

  • Polanyi in times of populism

    Vision and contradiction in the history of economic ideas

    By Christopher Holmes

    The rise of populism across Europe and the US – first in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis and then in the shape of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Brexit vote in 2016 – are indicative of a seismic shift in the terrain of economic ideas in public discourse. Settled liberal…

    Hardback – 2018-05-02 
    RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

  • China’s Financial Opening

    Coalition Politics and Policy Changes

    By Yu Wai Vic Li

    The 21st century has not only seen China become one of the world’s largest trading nations, but also its gradual integration into the global financial system. Chinese sponsored project financing schemes, such as the Belt-and-Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Political Economy of Lula’s Brazil

    Edited by Pedro Chadarevian

    After decades of ostracism, the beginning of this 21st Century saw a sharp increase in interest in Brazil. Of course, the commodities boom had a large part to play. However, as well as bananas, sugar and soybeans, Brazil is also one of the leading exporters of processed food, gasoline and medium…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Routledge Companion to Employment Relations

    Edited by Alex Colvin, Jimmy Donaghey, Tony Dundon, Adrian Wilkinson

    Comprising five thematic sections, this volume provides a critical, international and interdisciplinary exploration of employment relations. It examines the major subjects and emerging areas within the field, including essays on institutional theory, voice, new actors, precarious work and emotions.…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 

  • Business, The State and Economic Policy

    The Case of Italy

    By G Grant Amyot

    The framework sketched in this new book explains the relationship between state and capital in Italy as well as some of the major directions in macroeconomic theory. These fields encompass both Italy's entry to EMU in 1999 and the impact of Silvio Berlusconi on Italian politics and economics.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

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