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Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
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Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

By Schumacher, E. F.

London: Vintage, 2011. Paperback. N.B. Covers a little creased. Mark to front cover. . Paperback. Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.60

Economics

By Benham, Frederic

London: Pitman, 1947. N.B. Book in good condition, D/J only acceptable. Boards a little marked and spotted. Rubbing to D/J with tears and areas of loss to D/J spine. . Reprint. Cloth. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.91

Emerging Powers in Global Governance: Lessons from the Heiligendamm Process, Studies in International Governance
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Emerging Powers in Global Governance: Lessons from the Heiligendamm Process, Studies in International Governance

By Cooper, Andrew F. And Antkiewicz, Agata Editors

ON, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008. The early twenty-first century has seen the beginning of a considerable shift in the global balance of power. Major international governance challenges can no longer be addressed without the ongoing co-operation of the large countries of the global South. Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, ASEAN states, and Mexico wield great influence in the macro-economic foundations upon which rest the global political economy and institutional architecture. It remains to be seen how the size of the emerging powers translates into the ability to shape the international system to their own will.In this book, leading international relations experts examine the positions and roles of key emerging countries in the potential transformation of the G8 and the prospects for their deeper engagement in international governance. The essays consider a number of overlapping perspectives on the G8 Heiligendamm Process, a co-operation agreement that originated from the 2007 summit, and offer an in-depth look at the challenges and promises presented by the rise of the emerging powers. This title is co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation. 368pp.. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.41

Guide to the Uruguay Round Agreements

By World Trade Organization Secretariat

CN The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1998. THIS IS A PAPERBACK EDITION.The purpose of this book is to make the results of the Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations easier to understand. The Uruguay Round, one of the longest and most complex economic negotiations ever undertaken, was completed successfully in December 1993. Its results are embodied in nearly 30 legal agreements and a large number of supplementary decisions, as well as a large number of highly detailed separate undertakings in which each country specifies the levels of trade restrictions, which it promises not to exceed, for thousands of different products or services. The joint agreements and decisions alone add up to well over 500 pages of printed text, and the individual undertakings, or schedules, bring the total volume of the results of the Uruguay Round to almost 300,000 pages. This formidable mass of paper embodies a total overhaul of the basic rules and institutions of world trade, and the birth of a new institution, the World Trade Organization. 285pp. PAPERBACK EDITION. Paperback. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$33.02

Guide to the Uruguay Round Agreements

By World Trade Organization Secretariat

CN The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1998. THIS IS A PAPERBACK EDITION.The purpose of this book is to make the results of the Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations easier to understand. The Uruguay Round, one of the longest and most complex economic negotiations ever undertaken, was completed successfully in December 1993. Its results are embodied in nearly 30 legal agreements and a large number of supplementary decisions, as well as a large number of highly detailed separate undertakings in which each country specifies the levels of trade restrictions, which it promises not to exceed, for thousands of different products or services. The joint agreements and decisions alone add up to well over 500 pages of printed text, and the individual undertakings, or schedules, bring the total volume of the results of the Uruguay Round to almost 300,000 pages. This formidable mass of paper embodies a total overhaul of the basic rules and institutions of world trade, and the birth of a new institution, the World Trade Organization. 285pp. PAPERBACK EDITION. Paperback. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$33.02

The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism
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The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism

By Bloom, Howard

Amherst, New York, U.S.A.: Prometheus Books, 2010. Q: Is global capitalism on its last legs? Q: Has the West begun a decline into a new Dark Age? Q: Does Western civilization even deserve to survive as it is now? These are just some of the unnerving questions raised by the Great Crash of 2009. In Genius of the Beast, visionary thinker Howard Bloom takes readers on a sweeping tour of human history, from the Stone Age to the present, presenting a radical new vision of capitalism and Western civilization. Arguing that underneath the economic mechanisms of capitalism lay hidden imperatives that have allowed man to create material miracles based on immaterial things, Bloom shows that what many believe to be the end of capitalism is merely the beginning.607pp.. Cloth. Like New/Like New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.81

The ILO and the Social Challenges of the 21st Century, The: The Geneva Lectures

By Edited By Blanpain,Roger and Engels,Chris

CN The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2001. This volume contains the lectures given by prominent civil servants and representatives of the "International Employers' Association" (IOE) and the "International Confederation of Free Trade Unions" to law students from various European countries at the occasion of their visit to the "International Labour Organization". The purpose of these lectures is to expand on the major problems the ILO, as the social conscience of the world, will be confronted with in the next century. These lectures open a panorama of worldwide trends, which will co-determine the future outlook of our societies. The "Geneva Lectures" deal with following important topics: the world of work; the informal economy; globalization and the confrontation it involves; the future of the trade union movement; the role of the employer's associations; the ILO Declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work (1998), child labour; international labour standards and the codes of conduct of multinational enterprises. They give the reader an insight in the world of tomorrow and how one of the leading international bodies reflects on how to deal with them. 148pp.. Cloth. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.62

Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction

By Edited By Acs,Zoltan J. And Audretsch,David B.

London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. Interest and attention to entrepreneurship has exploded, yet much of the research and scholarship has remained elusive to academics, policymakers and other researchers. This reflects two crucial aspects of the entrepreneurship literature. Firstly, the explosion of new findings and insights, both theoretically and empirically. Secondly, most of this scholarship has been rooted in traditional academic disciplines, spanning a broad spectrum of fields such as management, finance, economics, sociology and psychology. The purpose of this text is to bring together leading scholars from each of these disciplines to provide an overview of what the issues are for entrepreneurship when viewed through the lens provided by the academic disciplines as well as a synthesis about what has been learned and what questions should be high on the agenda for future research. 555pp.. Cloth. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$79.24

Emerging Market Capital Flows
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Emerging Market Capital Flows

By Levich, Richard

London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998. In a little over one decade, the spread of market-oriented policies has turned the once so-called lesser developed countries into emerging markets. Many forces have been responsible for the tremendous growth in emerging markets. Trends toward market-oriented policies that permit private ownership of economic activities, such as public utilities and telecommunications, are part of the explanation. Corporate restructuring, following the debt crisis of the early 1980's has permitted many emerging market companies to gain international competitiveness. And an essential condition, a basic sea-change in economic policy, has opened up many emerging markets to international investors. This growth in emerging markets has been accompanied by volatility in individual markets, and a sector-wide shock after the meltdown in the Mexican Bolsa and Mexican peso, resulting in heated debate over the nature of these markets. Emerging market capital flows continue to be the subject of intense discussion around the world among investors, academics, and policymakers. Emerging Market Capital Flows examines the issues of emerging market capital flows from several perspectives, addressing a number of related questions about emerging markets. 474pp.. First Edition. Cloth/Laminated Boards. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.41

Review Of The Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods Cisg 2002-2003
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Review Of The Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods Cisg 2002-2003

By Edited By Pace International Law Review

The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2004. 333pp.. Cloth. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$66.04

A History of the World Economy: International Economic Relations since 1850

By Foreman-Peck, James

Totowa: Barnes & Noble, 1983. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$33.02

Paradoxical Harvest : Energy and Explanation in British History, 1870-1914

By Adams, Richard Newbold

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. This book is a study of the relationship between the use of energy in society and the general pattern of development in Great Britain during the 1870–1914 era. Professor Adams argues that Britain's apparent 'decline' in this period was not in fact a decline but a levelling off in capacity to do work, a result of the country's collective decision to invest more heavily abroad than at home. This pattern accords with Lotka's general energetic principle of natural selection. Specifically, Britain found it necessary to invest abroad, thereby creating an industrial environment for its own products and giving the impetus to other industrial nations - especially the United States and Germany - to seriously threaten Britain's primary position in industry and trade. The book should be of interest to those concerned with development, economic growth, energy and society, cultural development, and in general to specialists in anthropology, sociology, European and British history, economics and economic history.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.21

Essays in British Business History

By Edited By Supple, Barry

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977. Paperback. Fine/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.21

The New Realities
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The New Realities

By Drucker, Peter F

Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, 1994. Written by one of the world's leading management thinkers Defines the concerns of today which will become the realities of the future. 262pp.. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.91

Managing Public Organizations : Lessons from Contemporary European Experience

By Edited By Eliassen, Kjell A; Kooiman, Jan

London: Sage Publications, 1993. Embodying a major review of progress of new management initiatives in the European public sphere, this Second Edition of Managing Public Organizations meticulously examines the role of the public manager and the organization of public bodies. Using real-life examples, the authors show the potential for change and the problems that have to be overcome. The material in this edition is almost entirely new and provides more extensive coverage than its predecessor.302pp. N.B. Edges of covers slightly creased. . Second Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.91

New Thinking in Macroeconomics : Social, Institutional, and Environmental Perspectives
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New Thinking in Macroeconomics : Social, Institutional, and Environmental Perspectives

By Edited By Harris, Jonathan M; Goodwin, Neva R.

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar , 2003. Presenting new and innovative perspectives on macroeconomics at the national and international level, the editors bring together contributions on a wide range of topics including: social, institutional and environmental perspectives; current issues of globalization; transitional economies; inequity; unemployment; national and international debt; and the relationship of macroeconomic policies to the environment. The contributors draw on expertise in a variety of areas to provide insight into debates on macroeconomic policy in the US and Europe, as well as in developing and transitional economies. Themes include: disequilibrium in the macroeconomy - analysis of the roots of instability and crisis in national and global systems; the evolution of macroeconomic institutions to stabilize and guide economic growth; the paradoxes of globalization, the dangers of unrestricted financial flows and the impacts of globalization on national institutional coherence; macro and institutional strategies for the transitional economies of Russia and Eastern Europe; distributional and equity issues, including employment, housing and homelessness; the impact of macroeconomic policy and debt on the environment; and long-term growth and its relationship to well-being and environmental sustainability. 259pp. n.B. Slight scratch to rear D/J. . Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$66.04

The Constant Economy: How to Create a Stable Society
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The Constant Economy: How to Create a Stable Society

By Goldsmith, Zac

London: Atlantic Books, 2009. The earth's resources are finite, climate change threatens to dramatically transform how and where we live, and the global economic system is in disarray. One way or another we have to change. In this brilliant and timely book Zac Goldsmith argues here for the creation of what he calls 'a constant economy'. Since the industrial revolution, our economies have grown at the expense of the natural world. We can deny the need for change, in which case we will be at the mercy of events and the adjustments will be harsh. Or, as this book shows, there is an alternative. A 'constant economy' is one in which resources are valued not wasted, where food is grown sustainably and goods are built to last. It is a system whose energy security is based on the use of renewable sources, and communities are valued as a country's strongest hedge against social, economic and environmental instability. The constant economy operates at the human scale, and above all it recognizes nature's limits. Zac Goldsmith's landmark book will explain and inspire. He shows that almost everything that needs be done to support the environment is already being done somewhere in the world. And where companies, communities and even governments have blazed a trail, they have not only done the right thing, their customers - and their voters - have rewarded them for doing the right thing. Solutions exist, they work, and they are laid out in this ground-breaking book. 200pp.. ISBN: 9781848870673. First Edition. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ECONOMY ECONOMICS POLITICS SOCIAL STUDIES. Catalogs: ECONOMICS.

$13.21

Financial Regulation in the Greater China Area: Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong SAR

By Editors Norton,Joseph J.,Li,C.J. And Yangxin,Huang

CN The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2000. With the growth in financial activity in and between the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China or Taiwan and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, an understanding of the development and status of financial law and regulation in the Chinese Economic Circle is increasingly important. This book provides an overview of the most significant areas of financial regulation in the Greater China Area, bringing together expert essays on banking, insurance, securities and general financial law in the PRC, banking and insurance in Taiwan, and financial law in Hong Kong. This work collects in a single volume, the significant history and development of financial law within the Greater China Area, providing an insight into the development and relationship of these three diverse but inter-related financial systems. 378pp.. Cloth/Laminated Boards. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$79.24

Perspectives of Oil and Gas: The Road to Interdependence
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Perspectives of Oil and Gas: The Road to Interdependence

By Colitti, Marcello; Simeoni, Claudio

London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996. This work is an up-to-date analysis of the dynamics of petroleum resources. It covers such subjects as oil reserves, depletion policy, pricing strategy, technological factors, and consumer trends. Likewise, it addresses the constraints faced by oil industry planners, from production to third party sales and refining. In addition to in-depth analysis, this book proposes practical solutions to complex problems: for example, how the different objectives and interests of international oil companies and oil producing countries can be reconciled to their mutual advantage. Attention is also focused on development through cooperation beween producers, importers, and multinationals. This book ends by addressing the main challenges confronting interdependent economies in the near future. 164pp.. Cloth/Laminated Boards. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$52.83

Banks in Distress: Lessons from the American Experience of the 1980's
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Banks in Distress: Lessons from the American Experience of the 1980's

By Olson, G.N.

CN The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2000. The close of the 20th century saw a remarkably high incidence of bank distress and insolvency. This book seeks to identify the causes of this ongoing financial crisis and to draw lessons for the future, with the aim of assisting developed, transition and emerging economies alike to better cope with future crises. "Banks in Distress" takes as its focus the major financial system crisis experienced by the US in the 1980s, reviewing the evolution of the US banking system and the legislative, regulatory, and monetary policies of the 1980s which set the stage for the crises that followed. The author argues that the financial difficulties in the US, and to some extent the rest of the world, were largely precipitated and exacerbated by government intervention into the American domestic economy through uncoordinated monetary and fiscal policy, as well as the uncoordinated enactment of regulatory, supervisory and enforcement legislation and policy. The book in particular examines the importance of asset valuation, asset value inflation and deflation, and capital adequacy for banking and financial services organizations, an understanding of which is crucial to the development of a coherent regulatory framework. The author considers what can be learned from the US experience and suggests the need for significant changes in the banking law and policy of most developed and emerging economies, arguing that a stable and workable financial system requires transparent, co-ordinated and proactive governmental policies in the banking, fiscal, monetary and national economic areas. 338pp.. First Edition. Cloth/Laminated Boards. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.41

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