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  • Capitalism: The Basics

    By David Coates

    The global economy is dominated by a powerful set of established and emerging capitalisms, from the long-standing capitalist economies of the West to the rising economies of the BRIC countries. An understanding of capitalism is therefore fundamental to understanding the modern world. Capitalism:…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The Political Economy of Corruption

    Edited by Arvind K. Jain

    'Grand' corruption, generally used to define corruption amongst the top political elite, has drawn increasing attention from academics and policy makers during recent years. Our understanding of the causes and mechanisms of this type of corruption, however, falls short of its importance and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Routledge

  • Everyday Economic Practices

    The 'Hidden Transcripts' of Egyptian Voices

    By Savinna Chowdhury

    This book brings to the forefront the significance of local everyday economic practices to development policymaking. Chowdhury's objective in unearthing these diverse activities is two-fold. She demonstrates why it is a misrepresentation to characterize all that is economic as "capitalism…

    Paperback – 2015-07-19
    Routledge
    New Political Economy

  • Financialisation and Development in Asia

    Edited by Toby Carroll, Darryl Jarvis

    Multilateral development agencies have increasingly focused on underdeveloped Asian countries as potential new sites for financial capital. Often referred to as ‘emerging markets’, these economies are seen as ripe for private sector investment and, at the same time, in need of foreign capital to…

    Hardback – 2015-05-17
    Routledge

  • The Global Political Economy of Trade Protectionism and Liberalization

    Trade Reform and Economic Adjustment in Textiles and Clothing

    By Tony Heron

    Given the widely-accepted premise that free trade is the best means of maximising overall societal welfare, why has it proven so difficult to achieve in certain industries? This book tackles arguably the most perennial and deep-rooted of all questions in political economy, and questions the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
    Routledge
    RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

  • Economic Development of India

    Edited by Pulin B. Nayak

    The development experience of India has been a matter of much interest in recent years. India is home to a sixth of the world’s population, and about a third of the country is acknowledged to be living below the officially determined poverty line. After more than six decades of planned economic…

    Hardback – 2015-04-14
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Economics

  • Digital Interactions in Developing Countries

    An Economic Perspective

    By Jeffrey James

    Jeffrey James is one of the relatively few academics to have systematically taken on the topic of IT and development. In this timely book he undertakes a methodological critique of prominent topics in the debate. Challenging the existing literature by international and governmental institutions,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Physicians and Political Economy

    Six Studies of the Work of Doctor Economists

    Edited by Peter Groenewegen

    Why did Economics, in its formative phase, have so much input from medically educated writers? The innovations that physicians brought to their economic discourse played a key role in shaping the future of the discipline, and this volume draws together the work of leading international academics to…

    Paperback – 2014-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • The Active Consumer

    Novelty and Surprise in Consumer Choice

    Edited by Marina Bianchi

    The Active Consumer discusses how consumers seem to delight in trying new solutions and exploring new combinatory possibilities. This book provides an economic-theoretical understanding of this phenomenon and the many ways in which innovation can structure consumer choice. The authors show from…

    Paperback – 2014-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Public Sector Reforms in Developing Countries

    Paradoxes and Practices

    Edited by Charles Conteh, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

    The underpinning assumption of public management in the developing world as a process of planned change is increasingly being recognized as unrealistic. In reality, the practice of development management is characterized by processes of mutual adjustment among individuals, agencies, and interest…

    Hardback – 2014-04-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • Health Insurance Reforms in Asia

    By Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk

    This book empirically examines health care financing reforms and popular responses in three major cities in East Asia: Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It adopts a new revised version of the theory of historical institutionalism to compare and explain the divergent reform paths in these three…

    Hardback – 2014-04-03
    Routledge

  • Globalisation and Advertising in Emerging Economies

    Brazil, Russia, India and China

    By Lynne Ciochetto

    Brazil, Russia, India and China are four of the largest and most dynamic contemporary emerging economies in the world. Strong economic growth in each of these economies has been accompanied by the expansion of the advertising and consumer goods sectors. Using a series of country studies, this book…

    Paperback – 2014-01-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

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