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THE BIG THREE IN ECONOMICS
Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes

Mark Skousen
History comes alive in this fascinating story of opposing views that continue to play a fundamental role in today's politics and economics. The Big Three in Economics traces the turbulent lives and battle of ideas of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith represents laissez faire, Karl Marx reflects the radical socialist model, and John Maynard Keynes symbolizes big government and the welfare state. Each view has had a significant influence on shaping the modern world, and the book views the development of each philosophy through the eyes of its creator. In the twenty-first century, Adam Smith's invisible hand model has gained the upper hand, and capitalism appears to have won the battle of ideas over socialism and interventionism. But author Mark Skousen shows that, even in the era of globalization and privatization, Keynesian and Marxian ideas continue to play a significant role in economic policy.
January 2007 256pp
978-0-7656-1694-4 Hardback £16.95 
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A Regional, Institutional, and Historical Approach
Richard Grabowski, Sharmistha Self & Michael P. Shields
This innovative textbook provides an introduction to economic development in both an historical and contemporary, comparative, and systems framework. The text takes a regional approach, with the theory developed within regional contexts. This leads to the second innovative aspect, an emphasis on institutional structures unique to each region. Third, the authors analyze the development process within the historical context of each region, and consider institutional inheritance from both the pre-colonial and colonial eras and in contemporary times.
Thoroughly classroom tested, the text requires no previous courses in economics, although basic principles of economics would be useful. An Instructor's Manual with discussion questions, a test bank, and PowerPoint slides is available online to instructors who adopt the text.
January 2007 336pp
978-0-7656-1752-1 Hardback £55.95 
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INTRODUCING ECONOMICS
A Critical Guide for Teaching
Mark H. Maier & Julie A. Nelson
This practical handbook will help economics and social studies teachers foster critical thinking by introducing students to the real-life dimensions of the major controversies in contemporary economics. Introducing Economics is filled with useful teaching tips and user-friendly information on finding engaging materials and activities for the classroom, and is a one-stop resource for teachers who want to make economics relevant to their students' lives:
September 2007 240pp
978-0-7656-1675-3 Hardback £45.95 
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LITTLE DATA BOOK 2007
World Bank

Now in its sixth edition, this pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 200 countries provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology and infrastructure, trade, and finance. It is intended as a quick reference for users of World Development Indicators, WDI Online, and the Atlas of Global Development.
April 2007 240 pages
978-0-8213-6965-4 Paperback £8.50 
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LITTLE GREEN DATA BOOK 2007
World Bank

This pocket-sized reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries includes key indicators on agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. The volume helps establish a sound base of information to help set priorities and measure progress toward environmental sustainability goals.
April 2007 240 pages
978-0-8213-6967-8 Paperback £8.50 
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LITTLE BOOK ON EXTERNAL DEBT 2007
World Bank

Little Book on External Debt provides a quick reference for users interested in external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, key debt ratios, and the currency composition of long-term debt for all countries reporting through the Debtor Reporting system. A pocket edition of the Global Development Finance 2006, Volume II: Summary and Country Tables, it contains statistical tables for 135 countries as well as summary tables for regional and income groups.
June 2007 240 pages
978-0-8213-6969-2 Paperback £8.50 
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LITTLE BOOK ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 2007
World Bank

This new addition to the Little Data Book series presents at-a-glance tables for over 140 economies showing the most recent national data on key indicators of information and communications technology (ICT), including access, quality, affordability, efficiency, sustainability, and applications.
April 2007 240 pages
978-0-8213-6973-9 Paperback £8.50 
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LITTLE DATA BOOK ON PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT 2007
World Bank
Provides data for more than 20 key indicators on business environment and private sector development in a single page for each of the World Bank member countries and other economies with populations of more than 30,000. These more than 200 country pages are supplemented by aggregate data for regional and income groupings.
June 2007 240 pages
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Publication Date

c 576 pp

December 2007

07/07

Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property series

Intellectual Property

Law

978 1 84542 487 9

Copyright Law

 

A Handbook Of Contemporary Research

Edited by Paul Torremans, School of Law, University of Nottingham, UK and Faculty of

Law, University of Ghent, Belgium

Copyright law is undergoing rapid transformations to cope with the new international digital

environment. This valuable research Handbook provides a thorough and contemporary

tableau of current thinking in copyright law. It traces the changes undergone and the

challenges faced by copyright, as well as its roots and its diversity, combining to present a

colourful picture of a dynamic research area.

The editor brings together an elite group of international copyright scholars who offer

incisive and original analysis of a wide range of issues and aspects of copyright law, and

in some cases a multiplicity of perspectives on a single topic. Rigorous and often thoughtprovoking

in nature, this research Handbook clearly maps the current landscape, and will

also undoubtedly stimulate further research in the field.

Analysing the cutting edge of current copyright research, Copyright Law will be of great

interest to researchers, students, practitioners and policymakers.

Contributors include: J. Adams, V.-L. Benabou, L. Bently, G. Davies, E. Derclaye, T. Dreier, J.

Drexl, S. Dussolier, Y. Gendreau, D. Gervais, J. Ginsburg, W. Grosheide, R. Hilty, O. Krauss, B.

Lindner, I. Madieha, A. Quaedvlieg, M. Ricolfi, T. Rivers, J. Rosen, I. Stamatoudi, U. Suthersanen,

S. von Lewinski, C. Waelde, R. Xalabarder

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978 1 84542 733 7

Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority

Entrepreneurship

A Co-evolutionary View On Resource Management

Edited by Leo-Paul Dana, Associate Professor, Department of Management, University of

Canterbury, New Zealand, Senior Advisor, World Association for Small and Medium

Enterprises and Founding Editor, Journal of International Entrepreneurship and Journal of

Enterprising Communities

‘The new Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, edited by Leo-Paul

Dana, constitutes a major contribution to the literature on ethnic enterprise. Unlike

previous work, which tended to focus on one country or one region of the world, this book

is global in scope. You will find

chapters on America, Europe, and Asia, as well as integrative essays that review

important principles and concepts from the literature on ethnic entrepreneurship. I

particularly appreciate the historical and evolutionary framework within which the

contributions are situated. This book belongs on the shelf of everyone who has an interest

in immigration and entrepreneurship or ethnic entrepreneurship more generally.’

– Howard Aldrich, University of North Carolina, US

This exhaustive, interdisciplinary Handbook explores the phenomena of immigration and

ethnic minority entrepreneurship in light of marked changes since the mid-twentieth

century and the advent of easier, more affordable travel, and more open and integrated

national economies. The international contributors, key experts in their respective fields,

illustrate that myriad ethnic minorities exist across the globe, and that their

entrepreneurship can and does significantly influence national economies. This important

Handbook seeks to promote our understanding of which factors make for successful

entrepreneurship, and, perhaps more importantly, how negative political consequences

that members of successful entrepreneurial ethnic minorities might face can be minimized.

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Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

An International Perspective

Edited by Colette Henry, Head, Department of Business Studies and Director, Centre for

Entrepreneurship Research, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

‘There is increasing conversation about this industry at conferences around the world. This

book would be helpful in putting definitional boundaries around the topic and bringing

together the latest research on the topic. It has an automatic international scope, has an

interesting selection of subtopics including gender, trends, and economic contributions and

is cleverly organized.’

– Patricia G. Greene, Babson College, US

The creative industries represent a vital, exciting and rapidly changing field of activity; one

that is now recognised as a key growth sector in the knowledge-based economy.

However, there is still a general lack of understanding of what is meant by the term

‘creative industry’, and the creative sector has not, to date, been the subject of concerted

academic research. This book aims to redress the balance by providing valuable insights

into the creative entrepreneurial process and platforming some of the key challenges yet

to be addressed.

A range of pertinent and diverse topics relating to creative entrepreneurship are dealt with,

including the different quantitative and qualitative methodologies adopted by researchers

in this field. In addition, the nature of creative entrepreneurship across different industry

sub-sectors and in different economic and geographical contexts is examined.

Illustrating the valuable economic and social contribution of the creative industries sector,

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries aims to encourage policymakers, educators

and trainers to continue to evaluate their critical role in the creative enterprise

development process. Students and researchers in entrepreneurship and creative

industries fields will also find the book to be an illuminating read.

Contents: Part I: The Nature of Creative Entrepreneurship Part II: Supporting the

Creative Industries Sector Index

Contributors include: M. Aggestam, R. Brown, B.O. Cinneide, A. de Bruin, T. Fleming,

C. Henry, D. Hui, B. Kenny, J. Meaton, L. Moss, D. Rae, C. Taylor

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Money, Prices and the Real Economy

 

Edited by Geoffrey Wood, Professor of Economics, City Business School,

London, UK

This book sets out, in straightforward, accessible terms, crucial aspects of

monetary economics. It opens with an exposition of the fundamental question of

what money is and what it does. Distinguished contributors then examine the key

role of price stability and how to achieve it. Core issues addressed include:

• an examination of the long run effect of money on prices

• an analysis of the complex and variable relationship between money and

fluctuations in the real economy

• an investigation of inflation and its dangerous consequences

• an analysis of the effect of regulation on the stability of financial systems in

developed and developing countries

• the relationship between the money supply regime and economic performance

• the effect of monetary fluctuations on the interest rate

• the choice of targets for monetary policy.

This book will be extremely useful to practising economists, students and scholars

of financial and monetary economics.

Contents: Introduction 1. What is Money? 2. The Long-run Relationship Between Money and

Prices 3. Why Financial Stability Depends on Price Stability 4. Monetary Regimes and

Economic Performance: Lessons from History 5. Choice of Target for Monetary Policy 6. Money

and Interest Rates 7. Money and Real Output 8. Designing the Post-modern Safety-net:

Lessons from Developed and Developing Economies Index

Contributors: M.D. Bordo, C.W. Calomiris, F.H. Capie, B.T. McCallum, A.H. Meltzer, R.H.

Rasche, A.J. Schwartz, G.E. Wood

Regional Science

Urban Studies

978 1 84720 458 5

International Handbook of Urban Policy,

Volume 1

Contentious Global Issues

Edited by H.S. Geyer, Professor of Regional Planning, Department of Urban and Regional

Planning, North-West University (at Potchefstroom), South Africa

This first Handbook in a series of three original reference works, looks at globally

contentious urban policy issues from a wide variety of different angles and perspectives.

Matters related to urban densification, population mobility, urban inequality and

sustainability are analyzed in a manner that will not only interest the advance student but

also the novice.

Urban policy covers a vast field. This first volume combines chapters covering three broad

themes: policy issues pertaining to the spatial aspects of the city, social and mobility

issues, and issues of urban governance. The spotlight initially falls on urban structure,

urban densification, the disappearing urban/rural divide, the urban economic landscape,

and the transformation of socialist economies. Secondly, the Handbook focuses on

migration, social mobility, crime, terrorism and social inequality. Finally, urban

sustainability and urban governance come under the spotlight. Integration of the planning

process, flexibilities in infrastructure and areas of neglect in environmental management

feature strongly in this section of the Handbook. Books of this nature are often slanted in

one particular direction, however this Handbooks’ approach is different. Not only did the

editor avoid shying away from politically sensitive issues, but contributions have also been

included that reflect distinct differences of opinion on politically sensitive issues – hence

the volume's subtitle of ‘contentious issues’.

As a Handbook, the chapters were not only written for the advanced student and

academics but also with undergraduate students in mind. It will appeal to scholars and

researchers of geography and urban and development planning, demography and social

science and environmental scientists for the focus on urban sustainability issues.

Contents: Preface Part I: Policy Approaches Part II: Spatial Economic Issues Part III: Mobility and

Social Issues Part IV: Issues of Urban Governance Part V: Future Perspectives Index

Contributors include: B.J.L. Berry, G. Braun, L. Cavola, A.G. Champion, W.A.V. Clark, D.

Counsell, B. Evans, A.J. Fielding, H.S. Geyer, A.G. Gilbert, P. Gordon, G. Haughton, M. Hodson, S.

Marvin, E. Morlicchio, F. Moulaert, J.G. Nel, B.A. Portnov, F. Retief, H.W. Richardson, N. Rossouw,

J.W. Scott, J. Shen, Y.-M. Yeung

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Monetary and Exchange Rate Systems

A Global View Of Financial Crises

Edited by Louis-Philippe Rochon, Associate Professor of Economics, Laurentian

University, Canada and Sergio Rossi, Associate Professor of Economics,

University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Combining critical perspectives with a positive contribution to

economic policy, both national and international, this book considers

the causes and consequences of recent financial crises presenting

cutting-edge material.

The editors bring together a number of well-known scholars to offer

their views and elaborate on alternative solutions with respect to the

Washington Consensus on how to restructure the monetary and

financial system in order to avoid financial crises in the future. The

book deals with a number of issues, such as the Asian financial

crises of the 1990s, exchange rate arrangements, financial

liberalization and capital controls. The contributors take a critical

approach, providing the elements for a new analysis of monetary

and exchange rate issues in the modern world.

Monetary and Exchange Rate Systems will be extremely useful for

researchers and policymakers interested in monetary

macroeconomics and in the international financial system.

Contents: Introduction Part I: Financial Liberalization and Financial Crises Part II: From

Financial Instability to Macroeconomic Performance Index

Contributors: P. Arestis, K.-F. Chin, E. Correa, P. Davidson, J. Ferreiro, C. Gnos, C. Gomez, J.

Jespersen, J.-F. Ponsot, L.-P. Rochon, S. Rossi, A. Terzi, D. Tropeano, G. Vidal, L.R. Wray

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        Divergences in Productivity Between Europe

and the United States

 

Measuring And Explaining Productivity Gaps Between

Developed Countries

 

Edited by Gilbert Cette, Director of Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting, Banque de

France, Michel Fouquin, Deputy Director, Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations

Internationales (CEPII), France and Hans-Werner Sinn, President, Ifo Institute of

Economic Research, Professor of Economics and Public Finance and Director, Center for

Economic Studies, University of Munich, Germany

In the 1990s, labour productivity growth accelerated in the United States, yet slowed down

in other industrialised countries, reversing a three decade long tendency of convergence.

The book explores this phenomenon. It first identifies the methodological and statistical

problems involved in measuring productivity and making cross-country comparisons in this

area. Then the role of factor accumulation for the diverging trends across the OECD world,

with a particular focus on the dispersion of information and communication technology

(ICT), is reviewed. In-depth studies of single countries provide further insights regarding

growth trends in the United States, Japan, Germany, and France. Finally, empirical

investigations regarding the determinants of productivity growth at an international level

complement the analyses. The results stress that public infrastructure and education,

employment rates and working hours, and ICT spending play an important role in

explaining the existing differences in levels and changes of productivity.

This comprehensive book, on recent research regarding international gaps in productivity

growth, will be of great interest to policy advisors and academics, political decision-makers

and students of economics, business administration, international business and

international policy.

Contributors include: N. Ahmad, N. Belorgey, G. Cette, T. Eicher, M. Fouquin, T. Fuchs, R.

Inklaar, D.W. Jorgenson, Y. Kocogluc, R. Lecat, F. Lequiller, J. Mairesse, P. Marianna, T.-P. Maury,

J. Melka, K. Motohashi, L. Nayman, M. Piatkowski, D. Pilat, B. Pluyaud, P. Schreyer, H.-W. Sinn, M.

P. Timmer, B. van Ark, H.-G. Vieweg, A. Wolfl

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Strategic Conflict Management

A Game-theoretical Introduction

Peter-J. Jost, Professor of Organization Theory, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of

Management, Vallendar, Germany and Utz Weitzel, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht

University, The Netherlands

Whenever a group of individuals come together and interact in order to reach a common

goal, differing individual preferences can lead to conflict. This book focuses on the

management of these internal conflicts within business organizations.

Peter-J. Jost and Utz Weitzel analyze organizational conflicts and illustrate how the parties

involved utilize strategic actions to achieve a desired outcome in conflict. The authors use

numerous examples of internal conflicts that are well-known to both practitioners and

academics to define and explain the basic concepts of game theory. They then focus on

the management of conflict, highlighting how the strategic behavior of conflicting parties

can be influenced by direct governance or by changing organizational framework

parameters. In contrast to much of the existing literature in this field, the focus is not on

formal definitions or mathematical proofs, but solely on the application of game theory to

strategic conflict management.

This book represents a valuable tool in the assessment of organizational conflicts from a

fresh, strategic perspective underpinned by game theory. It will therefore prove fascinating

reading for scholars and practitioners with an interest in a broad range of fields

encompassing business and management, strategic management, organizational studies,

human resource management and game theory.

Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Part I: Conflict Analysis 2. Conflicts with Independent

Decisions 3. The Dynamics of Conflicts Part II: Conflict Management 4. Vertical Conflict

Management 5. Lateral Conflict Management References

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Publication Date

c 384 pp

January 2008

08/07

Intellectual Property

Environmental Law

978 1 84542 947 8

Intellectual Property and Biotechnology

Biological Inventions

Matthew Rimmer, Senior Lecturer, ACIPA, The Australian National University College of

Law, Australia

‘Dr Rimmer’s book is a marvellous introduction to a crucial topic of our time. He writes

engagingly, provocatively and always with good humour. A highly technical and complex

area of law has been reduced to clear descriptions and searching analysis. Truly, this is an

important book on an essential topic that will help define the ethics of a future that includes

nothing less than the future of our species.’

– From the foreword by the Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, the High Court of

Australia

This book documents and evaluates the dramatic expansion of intellectual property law to

accommodate various forms of biotechnology from micro-organisms, plants, and animals

to human genes and stem cells. It makes a unique theoretical contribution to the

controversial public debate over the commercialisation of biological inventions.

The author also considers the contradictions between the Supreme Court of Canada

rulings in respect of the Harvard Oncomouse, and genetically modified canola. He

explores law, policy, and practice in both Australia and New Zealand in respect to gene

patents and non-coding DNA. This study charts the rebellion against the European Union

Biotechnology Directive – particularly in respect of Myriad Genetics’ BRCA1 and BRCA2

patents, and stem cell patent applications. The book also considers whether patent law will

accommodate frontier technologies – such as bioinformatics, haplotype mapping,

proteomics, pharmacogenomics, and nanotechnology.

Intellectual Property and Biotechnology will be of prime interest to lawyers and patent

attorneys, scientists and researchers, business managers and technology transfer

specialists.

Contents: Foreword Preface Introduction 1. Anything Under the Sun: Patent Law and Micro-Organisms 2.

Franklin Barley: Patent Law and Plant Breeder’s Rights 3. The Human Chimera Patent Initiative: Patent Law

and Animals 4. The Storehouse of Knowledge: Patent Law, Scientific Discoveries, and Products of Nature 5.

The Book of Life: Patent Law and the Human Genome Project 6. The Dilettante’s Defence: Patent Law,

Research Tools, and Experimental Use 7. The Utah Saints: Patent Law and Genetic Testing 8. The Alchemy of

Junk: Patent Law and Non-Coding DNA 9. Still Life with Stem Cells: Patent Law and Human Embryos

Conclusion: Blue Sky Research: Patent Law and Frontier Technologies Bibliography

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Publication Date

c 240 pp

December 2007

08/07

Economic Psychology

Marketing

978 1 84376 772 5

Strategic Marketing and the Future of

Consumer Behaviour

Introducing The Virtual Guardian Angel

Theo B.C. Poiesz, Professor of Economic Psycology and Professor of Heath Care

Management, TiasNimbas Business School, Tilburg University, The Netherlands and W.

Fred van Raaij, Professor of Economic Psychology, Department of Social Sciences,

Tilburg University, The Netherlands

‘Recommended reading for marketers and future marketers alike. Strategic

Marketing and the Future of Consumer Behaviour starts where other books in the

field leave off – analysing the current market and recent research to understand

the state of marketing as it now exists. Professors Poiesz and van Raaij build on

this with their own insightful scenarios to stimulate a provocative but ultimately

realistic discussion of what the market will look like in the next five years. Always

adopting the consumer point of view, they ask what this means for consumers in

adjusting to the ever-increasing

complexities and dynamics of a changing market.’

– Irwin Levin, University of Iowa, US

The authors of this book reconsider the dominant marketing paradigm in the

context of a contemporary market in which marketing developments increasingly

restrict the effectiveness of marketing activities. Consumers are thus overloaded

with products, services, channels and information, but fail to grasp the differential

value of the commercial offers being made.

Theo B.C. Poiesz and W. Fred van Raaij develop a new marketing perspective

that differs dramatically from the current concept. They do this via the

extrapolation AND COMBINATION of several major trends: the formation of

product and service packages, the development of long-term relationships, the

increasing focus on individualization, and technological developments. The book

introduces the ‘Virtual Guardian Angel’, a system that can assist buyers, both in

consumer and industrial markets, in making purchase and consumption decisions,

incorporating the long-term consequences and integrating the formerly separate

decisions. It will affect the structure and functioning of markets and will require

companies to consider new strategic options. The new marketing paradigm

questions the definition and relevance of a number of well-known marketing

concepts such as innovation, communication, and distribution, and consumer

concepts such as needs, satisfaction, and loyalty.

Contents: 1. Predicting the Future 2. Developments in Markets and Marketing 3.

Consumers in the Pressure Cooker 4. Marketing Developments: A Synthesis 5.

Developments in Consumer Behaviour 6. Marketing Implications 7. Social and Cultural

Effects 8. Epilogue References Index

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Publication Date

c 608 pp

December 2007

08/07

213

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series

Innovation/Science

978 1 84376 965 1

Innovation and Economic Development

Edited by Lynn K. Mytelka, Professorial Fellow, United Nations University, Maastricht

Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), The

Netherlands and Distinguished Research Professor at Carleton University, Canada

This wide-ranging collection approaches innovation and development with a focus upon

the developing world and includes a number of articles from eminent scholars in

developing countries. With papers ranging from 1973, the book provides an authoritative

account of how thinking has evolved in this area. It provides a firm theoretical foundation in

innovation systems, processes, institutions and policies from the perspective of developing

countries. Topics include capacity building, learning, industrial development, agricultural

innovation and sustainable development. The collection will provide a valuable reference

to new students, postgraduates and professional economists seeking to broaden and

deepen their knowledge of development and innovation in the developing world.

24 articles, dating from 1973 to 2004

Contributors include: M. Bell, N. Clark, C. Freeman, J. Katz, B. Lundvall, S. Metcalfe, B.

Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, C. Perez, F.R. Sagasti K.C. Urama

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Extent

Hardback

Format

234x156mm

Publication Date

c 224 pp

November 2007

08/07

Innovation/Science

Knowledge

Management

978 1 84542 096 3

Public or Private Economies of Knowledge?

Turbulence In The Biological Sciences

Mark Harvey, Director, Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation,

University of Essex, UK and Andrew McMeekin, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Institute of

Innovation Research, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

‘It once was believed that scientific knowledge was public and technological

knowledge was proprietary, and this was the way it should be. However, recent

developments, particularly in biology, have unsettled this belief. This superb book

examines what determines whether a body of knowledge is public or private. The

consideration of the theoretical issues is thorough and thoughtful. The study of

how things have played out in various fields of biology, and why, is smashing.

What the authors have to say is important and fascinating, and makes for a great

read.’

– Richard R. Nelson, Columbia University, US

The ‘great divide’ between public and private knowledge in capitalism is an

unstable frontier at the core of contemporary economic transformations. Based on

research in the USA, Europe and Brazil into the cutting-edge of biological science

and technology, this book presents a novel framework for understanding this

historically shifting fault-line.

Over the last quarter century, major controversies have accompanied the dramatic

developments in biological science and technology. At critical points, leading

commercial companies were poised to take ownership over the human genome

and much new post-genomic knowledge. The software tools for analysing the

deluge of data also appeared, as did expanding new markets for private

enterprise. At the same time, huge new public programmes of biological research

were accompanied by radical innovation in the institutions and organisation of

public knowledge. Would private marketable knowledge dominate over the new

public domain or vice versa? Surprisingly, the dynamism and expansion of the

public domain, and new forms of differentiation and interdependence between

public and private economies of knowledge, now characterise the landscape. This

book presents an analytical framework for understanding the shifting ‘great divide’

in capitalist economies of knowledge.

The authors develop a novel economic sociology of innovation, based on the

‘instituted economic process’ approach. By focusing on economies of knowledge,

they seek to demonstrate that capitalism is multi-modal at its core, with

interdependent growth of market and non-market modes of production,

distribution, exchange and use.

Contents: 1. Making Knowledge Public and Private 2. The Data Explosion: The

Emergence of a New Form of Bio-knowledge 3. Tools of the Trade, Trade of the Tools 4.

Collaboration and Competition: The Dynamics of a Genome Race 5. Evolving Economies

of Knowledge Bibliography

 

 

Publication Date

c 416 pp

December 2007

08/07

New Directions in Copyright Law series

Intellectual Property

Law

978 1 84542 265 3

New Directions in Copyright Law, Volume 6

Edited by Fiona Macmillan, School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Acclaim for volume 1:

‘Copyright is increasingly broad in scope and the range of perspectives that

can be applied to study it is equally wide – not just IP law but legal

philosophy, economics, cultural studies, ethnography, legal history and

political science are all potentially relevant approaches to dissecting the

copyright octopus. This book includes examples of all these approaches. It

makes fascinating reading. It is also a valuable contribution to the current

debate about the future development of copyright law.’

– Simon Stokes, European Intellectual Property Review

Contents: Preface by Fiona Macmillan Part I: Theoretical Framework of Copyright Law Part II:

Globalisation, Convergence and Divergence Part III: Developments in Rights Neighbouring on

Copyright Part IV: Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Culture Part V: Copyright and the New

Technologies Part VI: Copyright, Corporate Power and Human Rights Index

Contributors include: A.F. Christie, G. Dinwoodie, I. Eagles, M. Handler, P.J. Heald, E.

Hemmungs Wirtén, E. Hudson, A.T. Kenyon, L. Longdin, F. Macmillan, N.W. Netanel, H. Porsdam,

R. Quiggin, A. Rahmatian, J. Savirimuthu, S. Teilmann, L. Treiger-Bar-Am

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c 1,008 pp

December 2007

Two volume set

08/07

16

Economic Approaches to Law series

Law and Economics

978 1 84542 545 6

Economics of Intellectual Property Law

Edited by Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and

Technology and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, University of

California, Berkeley, US

For this comprehensive collection, the editor has brought together key readings on the

subject of the law and economics of intellectual property rights – patents, copyrights and

trademarks. It provides a judicious selection of the most important published research on

this most crucial topic, drawing equally from the law review and economics literature. It

thus brings together classic articles often referred to and cited, but rarely encountered in a

single published source.

The articles have been selected on the basis of three primary criteria: their continuing

influence in legal and economic discussions; their longevity (important in a field where the

volume of published work is very large and growing very quickly); and their relevance to

contemporary theoretical and policy debates. The chosen writings delve deeply into

theory, empirics, and institutional detail, ranging from Edwin Mansfield’s early, influential

study on patents and imitation costs, to very recent work on the relationship between

copyright law and the first amendment. This collection makes an indispensable desk

reference for scholars of intellectual property rights.

38 articles, dating from 1927 to 2004

Contributors include: S. Breyer, R. Gilbert, E. Kitch, J. Lerner, E. Penrose, R. Posner,

M. Schankerman, F. Schechter, S. Scotchmer, H. Varian

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c 384 pp

January 2008

08/07

Intellectual Property

Environmental Law

978 1 84542 947 8

Intellectual Property and Biotechnology

Biological Inventions

Matthew Rimmer, Senior Lecturer, ACIPA, The Australian National University College of

Law, Australia

‘Dr Rimmer’s book is a marvellous introduction to a crucial topic of our time. He writes

engagingly, provocatively and always with good humour. A highly technical and complex

area of law has been reduced to clear descriptions and searching analysis. Truly, this is an

important book on an essential topic that will help define the ethics of a future that includes

nothing less than the future of our species.’

– From the foreword by the Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, the High Court of

Australia

This book documents and evaluates the dramatic expansion of intellectual property law to

accommodate various forms of biotechnology from micro-organisms, plants, and animals

to human genes and stem cells. It makes a unique theoretical contribution to the

controversial public debate over the commercialisation of biological inventions.

The author also considers the contradictions between the Supreme Court of Canada

rulings in respect of the Harvard Oncomouse, and genetically modified canola. He

explores law, policy, and practice in both Australia and New Zealand in respect to gene

patents and non-coding DNA. This study charts the rebellion against the European Union

Biotechnology Directive – particularly in respect of Myriad Genetics’ BRCA1 and BRCA2

patents, and stem cell patent applications. The book also considers whether patent law will

accommodate frontier technologies – such as bioinformatics, haplotype mapping,

proteomics, pharmacogenomics, and nanotechnology.

Intellectual Property and Biotechnology will be of prime interest to lawyers and patent

attorneys, scientists and researchers, business managers and technology transfer

specialists.

Contents: Foreword Preface Introduction 1. Anything Under the Sun: Patent Law and Micro-Organisms 2.

Franklin Barley: Patent Law and Plant Breeder’s Rights 3. The Human Chimera Patent Initiative: Patent Law

and Animals 4. The Storehouse of Knowledge: Patent Law, Scientific Discoveries, and Products of Nature 5.

The Book of Life: Patent Law and the Human Genome Project 6. The Dilettante’s Defence: Patent Law,

Research Tools, and Experimental Use 7. The Utah Saints: Patent Law and Genetic Testing 8. The Alchemy of

Junk: Patent Law and Non-Coding DNA 9. Still Life with Stem Cells: Patent Law and Human Embryos

Conclusion: Blue Sky Research: Patent Law and Frontier Technologies Bibliography

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c 360 pp

January 2008

08/07

Development

Economics

Environmental

Economics

978 1 84720 244 4

Policies for Sustainable Governance of Global

Ecosystem Services

Edited by Janet Ranganathan, Director, People and Ecosystems Program, World

Resources Institute, Washington, DC, US, Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman, Munasinghe

Institute for Development (MIND), Colombo, and Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on

Climate Change (IPCC), Geneva and Frances Irwin, Fellow, World Resources Institute,

Washington, DC, US

This book provides a compilation of policy, institutional and governance recommendations

from eighteen leading international experts, in response to the Millennium Ecosystem

Assessment (MEA) finding that over the last 50 years humans have degraded ecosystems

services at a faster rate and on a larger scale than at any time in human history. The MEA

provided the most comprehensive examination ever undertaken of the conditions and

trends of ecosystems.

By design, the MEA stopped short of prescribing policy recommendations. With this in

mind, the international contributors have been drawn from diverse backgrounds to review

the MEA findings and define a global action agenda for governments, businesses,

international organizations, civil society, and research organizations. The book

encompasses recommendations at the local, national and global scales.

Policies for Sustainable Governance of Global Ecosystem Services:

• proposes an action agenda for integrating ecosystem considerations into development

decisions

• focuses on ecosystem services as the benefits people receive from nature

• seeks to change the focus from how to protect ecosystems from development to how to

invest in ecosystems for development

• represents earliest thinking on a global action agenda for reversing ecosystem

degradation and promoting more robust development.

This book is aimed at professionals, academics and researchers working in the

environmental and development fields including advanced undergraduates and graduates

of environmental, ecosystem and development studies. It will also be of great value to civil

society organizations and environmental research organizations as well as policymakers

themselves and the interested lay reader.

Contents: Part I: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Development Planning and Practice Part

II: Using New Tools and Skills Part III: Building Institutions to Sustain Ecosystem Services

Bibliography Index

Contributors include: M.E. Bateman, A. Cho, H.D. Correa, R. Goodland, A.C. Janetos, D. Jhirad,

K.M. Krchnak, A. La Vina, L. Li, N.J. Lucas, M. Munasinghe, R.B. Norgaard, S.C. Rajan, I.

Rodriguez, G. Schmidt-Traub, F. Seymour

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c 144 pp

December 2007

08/07

Public Sector

Economics

Management

Education

978 1 84720 252 9

Transformational Change in Higher Education

Positioning Colleges And Universities For Future Success

Edited by Madeleine B. d’Ambrosio, Vice President and Executive Director, TIAA-CREF

Institute, US and Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Cornell University, US

This unique volume discusses the management of transformational change in higher

education as a key element of success. With input from researchers, presidents, provosts,

and other senior leaders of the higher education community, this edited volume explores

transformational change in a range of institutions from small teaching and community

colleges to large comprehensive research universities.

The role of entrepreneurial leaders and their interactions with trustees, policymakers and

the public, are discussed, as are strategic issues such as financing college and university

operations and student access, as related to pricing. The editors maintain that managing

change in these areas impacts both an institution’s balance sheet and ultimate success in

realizing its vision.

In this book, higher education presidents, chancellors, provosts, CFOs and governing

boards will find new and actionable information to enhance decision-making and inform

strategic planning. Association leadership will be provided a deeper understanding of the

challenges faced by their membership – and possible responses. Researchers and

practitioners in education, public policy, business, management and entrepreneurship

interested in a deeper understanding of the business of higher education will find much of

value.

Contributors include: W. Adeosun, F.K. Alexander, H.M. Allison, Jr., L.S. Bacow, G.L. Baliles, P.

Callan, C. Cartwright, S.S. Cowen, M.B. d’Ambrosio, R.G. Ehrenberg, D.M. Fernández, A. Finder,

R. Flores, M. García, J.C. Garland, G. Gee, J.C. Hearn, D.E. Heller, C.B. Hill, S. Kaspick, W.E.

Kirwan, R.D. Legon, J. McGill, R.M. O’Neil, H.W. Pote, J. Scannell, A.J. Schexnider, D.J. Skorton,

R.G. Templin Jr., L.S. Trombley, D. Ward

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c 416 pp

January 2008

08/07

New Horizons in Regional Science series

Regional Science

978 1 84720 268 0

Creative Cities, Cultural Clusters and Local

Economic Development

Edited by Philip Cooke, University Research Professor in Regional Development and

Director, Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and Luciana

Lazzeretti, Professor of Cultural Economics, University of Florence, Italy

This book analyses the economic development of cities from the ‘cultural economy’ and

‘creative industry’ perspectives, examining and differentiating them as two related but

distinct segments of contemporary city economies. The authors argue that although they

are normally conflated, the first is largely subsidised while the second is highly

entrepreneurial, hence they actually make very different kinds of contribution to a city’s

character, attractiveness and competitiveness.

Creative Cities, Cultural Clusters and Local Economic Development also examines the

nature of agglomeration economies drawing on evidence from two types of clustering

activity based in the cultural economy. The first type is exemplified in the chapter

analysing the long-established Florentine art restoration cluster beside the Arno that

exports its services globally to other art cities such as Kyoto. The second type is denoted

by creative industry clusters such as new media, film-making and music in a variety of city

contexts. The book concludes with an invaluable review and mapping of these

developments in relation to their contributions to the city economies, labour markets and

societies in which they operate.

The book will appeal to academics and scholars of urban and regional studies and cultural

economics. Policymakers and others involved in the creative industries and the cultural

economy will also find much to engage them.

Contributors include: F. Belussi, R. Boix, F. Capone, T. Cinti, P. Cooke, P. Costa, T. Cuccia, L. De

Propris, Lars Frederiksen, L. Hypponen, L. Lazzeretti, K. Leila, M. Lorenzen, M. Marrelli, C. Olivier,

L. Palma Martos, M.L. Palma Martos, W. Santagata, S.R. Sedita, R. Smith, J. Trullén, K. Warfield,

H.A. Yun

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c 352 pp

January 2008

08/07

New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation series

Innovation/Science

Knowledge

Management

978 1 84720 387 8

Innovation and the Creative Process

Towards Innovation With Care

Edited by Lars Fuglsang, Department of Communication, Business and Information

Technologies (CBIT), Roskilde University, Denmark

‘It is not an easy task to be innovative in the large and increasing field of innovation

studies. We should therefore thank and welcome the Roskilde School for achieving such a

difficult task. This book provides a new and promising vision of innovation which is

metaphorically called ‘innovation with care’. This new theory draws upon a sociological

perspective in order to open up the black box of the organization. It brings interacting

people and social process to the forefront of innovation phenomena. Innovation and the

Creative Process explores innovation with care, illustrating that it is possible to integrate in

the innovation theory a wide range of specialised and non specialised actors, activities and

forms of business and social innovations. Following the Schumpeterian tradition, it

provides a more comprehensive notion of innovation and enlarges the scope of innovation

theory. This book represents a fruitful approach to innovation which academics, private

and public practitioners should consider with much care.’

– Faïz Gallouj, University of Lille, France

‘This book presents new thoughts and research on innovation. Innovation with care

emphasises both the care for people and the care for doing innovation in a proper way.

Most innovative attempts fail and create economic loss and individual disappointment.’

– From the foreword by Jon Sundbo

Contents: Foreword by Jon Sundbo Introduction Part I: Involvement Part II: Importance Part III:

Positioning Part IV: Sensemaking Index

Contributors include: J. Davies, L.N. Davies, L. Fuglsang, P. Hagedorn-Rasmussen, P.A. Hansen,

J. Højland, G. Hovgaard, J. Mattsson, J.K. Møller, P.B. Olsen, J.S. Pedersen, J.D. Scheuer, A.

Scupola, G. Serin, C. Steinfield, J. Sundbo, C. Svabo, H. Westh Nicolajsen

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c 496 pp

January 2008

08/07

215

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series

Innovation/Science

978 1 84720 602 2

The Economic Theory of Invention and

Innovation

Edited by Albert N. Link, Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina,

Greensboro, US and Research Professor, Max Planck Institute on Entrepreneurship,

Growth and Public Policy, Jena, Germany

‘This is an excellent collection of the seminal papers in the economics of innovation. I

would think every scholar in the field of innovation economics would find this book a very

useful addition to his or her library. The collection is admirable in that it emphasizes the

origins of the modern field in work done during the 1950s and 1960s and therefore I would

find it very useful as a source of background readings for courses in this area.’

– Bronwyn H. Hall, University of California at Berkeley, US

‘This collection includes some of the most important papers on the economics of invention

and innovation over the past half century. It is an essential resource for both researchers

and students in this increasingly critical area of economics.’

– Gregory C. Tassey, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US

This comprehensive collection presents the classic articles in the economics of invention

and innovation. It covers topics related to sources of inventive and innovative activity,

including exogenous and endogenous innovation, with an emphasis on R&D activity and

the diffusion of new techniques. Professor Link has prepared an original introduction,

which offers an authoritative overview of a subject that is of growing importance to both

economists and management scientists.

24 articles, dating from 1953 to 2006

Contributors include: K. Arrow, M. Blaug, P. David, Z. Griliches, E. Mansfield, R.

Nelson, R. Solow

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Publication Date

January 2008

Law

International and

Comparative Law

978 1 84720 616 9

Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law

Edited by Jan M. Smits, Professor of European Private Law, Maastricht

University, The Netherlands

‘Comparative law is the comparison of law and legal systems from around the

world. At one time it was a field of limited interest and academic participation.

However, increasing globalization, whether of commerce or culture, makes it

imperative that citizens learn more about the law of other countries. That is the

premise of this comprehensive new research tool designed for general readers.

Some 70 articles address topics as diverse as accident compensation, legal

culture, the European Civil Code, and the law and legal systems of a selected set

of nations. . . This single-volume work provides an excellent comprehensive

overview of the current state of affairs in comparative law. Highly recommended.

Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.’

– J.E. Stephens, Choice

‘The timely publication of this encyclopedia reflects what is happening [in

international law] and, in a field where works (even student textbooks) are often

expensive, it comes at an attractive price.’

– Stuart Hannabuss, Reference Reviews

Contributors: M. Abe, D. Bradley, W.E. Butler, R. Caterina, M. Claes, H. Cousy, E. Dacoronia, G.-R. de

Groot, M. Deturbide, R. Dotevall, M.J. de Waal, J.E. du Plessis, M.G. Faure, J. Fedtke, F. Ferrari, D. Geradin,

H.P. Glenn, M. Gondek, J. Gordley, J. Hage, B. Havel, J.H. Herbots, V. Heutger, G. Howells, M. Hunter-

Henin, J. Husa, N. Jansen, A.J. Kanning, S.M. Kröll, S.D. Lindenbergh, G. Lubbe, B. Lurger, H.L. MacQueen,

U. Magnus, K. Mayer, R. Michaels, J.M. Milo, J. Neethling, H.P. Nehl, D. Nelken, L. Nottage, C. O’Cinneide,

A.E. Örücü, V.V. Palmer, F. Pennings, P. Pichonnaz, B. Pozzo, G. Samuel, M.J. Schermaier, M. Schmidt-

Kessel, E. Schrage, G. Shalev, L. Slepaite, D. Smith, J.M. Smits, V. Thuronyi, M. Torsello, A. Vacquer, J.H.

M. van Erp, N. Van Leuven, C.H. van Rhee, R. Verhagen, R. Verkerk, D. Visser, L. van Vliet, S. Vogenauer,

M. Vranken, H.M. Watt, S. Weatherill, T. Weigend, B. Wessels, J. Ziller, P. Zumbansen

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Publication Date

January 2008

Law

International and

Comparative Law

978 1 84720 616 9

Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law

Edited by Jan M. Smits, Professor of European Private Law, Maastricht

University, The Netherlands

‘Comparative law is the comparison of law and legal systems from around the

world. At one time it was a field of limited interest and academic participation.

However, increasing globalization, whether of commerce or culture, makes it

imperative that citizens learn more about the law of other countries. That is the

premise of this comprehensive new research tool designed for general readers.

Some 70 articles address topics as diverse as accident compensation, legal

culture, the European Civil Code, and the law and legal systems of a selected set

of nations. . . This single-volume work provides an excellent comprehensive

overview of the current state of affairs in comparative law. Highly recommended.

Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.’

– J.E. Stephens, Choice

‘The timely publication of this encyclopedia reflects what is happening [in

international law] and, in a field where works (even student textbooks) are often

expensive, it comes at an attractive price.’

– Stuart Hannabuss, Reference Reviews

Contributors: M. Abe, D. Bradley, W.E. Butler, R. Caterina, M. Claes, H. Cousy, E. Dacoronia, G.-R. de

Groot, M. Deturbide, R. Dotevall, M.J. de Waal, J.E. du Plessis, M.G. Faure, J. Fedtke, F. Ferrari, D. Geradin,

H.P. Glenn, M. Gondek, J. Gordley, J. Hage, B. Havel, J.H. Herbots, V. Heutger, G. Howells, M. Hunter-

Henin, J. Husa, N. Jansen, A.J. Kanning, S.M. Kröll, S.D. Lindenbergh, G. Lubbe, B. Lurger, H.L. MacQueen,

U. Magnus, K. Mayer, R. Michaels, J.M. Milo, J. Neethling, H.P. Nehl, D. Nelken, L. Nottage, C. O’Cinneide,

A.E. Örücü, V.V. Palmer, F. Pennings, P. Pichonnaz, B. Pozzo, G. Samuel, M.J. Schermaier, M. Schmidt-

Kessel, E. Schrage, G. Shalev, L. Slepaite, D. Smith, J.M. Smits, V. Thuronyi, M. Torsello, A. Vacquer, J.H.

M. van Erp, N. Van Leuven, C.H. van Rhee, R. Verhagen, R. Verkerk, D. Visser, L. van Vliet, S. Vogenauer,

M. Vranken, H.M. Watt, S. Weatherill, T. Weigend, B. Wessels, J. Ziller, P. Zumbansen

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Publication Date

November 2007

Public Finance

Environmental

Economics

Valuation

978 1 84720 623 7

Applied Cost–Benefit Analysis, Second

Edition

Robert J. Brent, Professor of Economics, Fordham University, US

Acclaim for first edition:

‘The author succeeds in bringing together many interesting real-life applications of

CBA in various areas (including among others health, environment and

transportation). The examples are well chosen to illustrate the basic issues and

show clearly the crucial importance of theoretical and methodological

assumptions. Moreover, they are presented in an accessible and attractive way.

For those who know already the principles of CBA, these applications are

stimulating and enjoyable reading.’

– Erik Schokkaert, Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management

This fully updated new edition continues in the vein of its predecessor by viewing

cost–benefit analysis as applied welfare economics, while at the same time

building on the earlier framework by extending the theory and providing further

applications in each chapter.

New for this edition are analyses of theory related applications in mental health,

condom social marketing programs, female primary education as a means of

preventing HIV/AIDS and the pricing of natural gas. Presented in an integrated

manner, the theoretical concepts are constructed around the main building blocks

of CBA, such as shadow pricing, distribution weights, the social discount rate and

the marginal cost of public funds.

This edition will cement the book’s place as a major and accessible text in the field

and will be of great interest to graduate and undergraduate students of welfare

economics and microeconomic theory, as well as government economists

involved with any area of public policy.

Contents: Preface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Part I 1. Introduction to

CBA Part II 2. Compensation Tests 3. Consumer Surplus Part III 4. Shadow Prices 5.

External Effects 6. Public Goods 7. Risk and Uncertainty 8. Measurement of Intangibles 9.

Marginal Cost of Public Funds Part IV 10. Distribution Weights 11. Social Discount Rate Part V

12. User Fees References Index

 

 

Publication Date

January 2008

Social Policy

Women’s/Gender

Studies

978 1 84720 626 8

Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s

Careers

An International Comparison

Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Bamberg University, Germany, Melinda Mills,

University of Groningen, The Netherlands and Fabrizio Bernardi, U.N.E.D.,

Madrid, Spain

Globalization, argue the contributors to this book, has remarkably accelerated

social and economic change in modern societies. One such change is manifested

in the world of work and careers. This book explores whether the forces of

globalization affect the erosion of standard career patterns of mid-career men in

twelve OECD countries. Overwhelming evidence against the ‘individualization of

inequality’ thesis is provided – it is argued that equality remains largely stratified

by factors such as occupational class and educational level, and in some

countries has even grown over time.

The contributors illustrate that globalization appears to have influenced the rise of

‘patchwork’ careers in countries where workers have been increasingly less

protected by institutional configurations. These countries include Denmark,

Mexico, The Netherlands, the UK and the US, as well as post-socialistic countries

such as Hungary, Estonia and the Czech Republic. Interestingly, there is no

evidence that men’s careers have become more erratic in Italy, Spain, Sweden or

Germany. Nation-specific institutions, such as welfare regimes, education and

training systems and employment relations remain key factors impacting on job

mobility patterns.

Using empirical evidence to demonstrate how different policy approaches impact

on the employment careers of individuals, this book will be invaluable to

academics, students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers seeking to

understand the effects of international social change on national contexts.

Contents: Preface Foreword Part I: Introduction Part II: Country-Specific Contributions on Conservative

Welfare Regimes Part III: Country-Specific Contributions on Social-Democratic Welfare Regimes Part IV:

Country-Specific Contributions on Post-Socialist Welfare Regimes Part V: Country-Specific Contributions on

Liberal Welfare Regimes Part VI: Country-Specific Contributions on Familistic Welfare Regimes Part VII:

Conclusions Index

Contributors: F. Bernardi, H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Bukodi, T.A. DiPrete, K. Golsch, D. Grunow, D. Hamplová, J.

Helemäe, S. Hillmert, A.D. Johnston, M. Kalmijn, T. Korpi, M. Kreidl, K. Kurz, S. Leth-Sørensen, R. Luijkx, M.

Mills, R.J.A. Muffels, E.A. Parrado, P. Róbert, E. Saar, C. Simó Noguera, A. Soro Bonmati, M. Tåhlin

 

 

 

Publication Date

January 2008

International

Economics

Industrial Economics/

Relations

978 1 84720 653 4

International Competition Policy

Maintaining Open Markets In The Global Economy

Michael A. Utton, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Reading, UK

and Visiting Professor, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, P.

R. China

‘This book provides an excellent introduction to the difficult and important issues

surrounding international trade and competition policy.’

– Douglas A. Irwin, Dartmouth College, US

The opening up of world markets, rapid growth of trade and foreign direct

investment create manifold problems for competition policy. Thus, international

mergers may have adverse effects on many countries, international cartels may

carve up world markets and dominant firms may seek to maintain their global

position by exclusionary conduct. These problems have been recognised for more

than half a century and some attempts have been made internationally to address

them, so far with limited success. This progressive book seeks to explore the

problems and concerns that globalisation has created for competition policy.

The book begins by setting out the principles of competition and trade policies,

and then goes on to address the impact of market globalisation on what are

usually thought of as traditional antitrust concerns. These include the analysis of

the difficulties arising from collusion and other restrictive practices, government

sponsored ‘voluntary co-operation’, vertical restrictions and market access, pricing

strategies of dominant firms and international mergers, all illustrated with a

number of prominent case studies. The author concludes with an illuminating

discussion on the feasibility of international co-operation on competition policy, the

faltering progress that has been made so far and the prospects for future

advances.

This comprehensive volume will prove to be an invaluable resource to students

and scholars of law and economics. It will also find wide appeal amongst

researchers, policy makers and practitioners with an interest in industrial

organisation, antitrust policy and globalisation.

Contents: Preface Part I: Introductory 1. Introduction and Outline 2. The Principles of Trade

and Competition Policies Part II: Competition Issues in the Global Economy 3. An International

Perspective on Collusive Behaviour 4. Government Sponsored ‘Voluntary’ Co-operation 5.

Vertical Restrictions and Market Access 6. Pricing Strategies of Dominant Firms 7. International

Mergers Part III: Policy Problems 8. The Feasibility of International Agreement 9. Attempts at

International Co-operation 10. Towards an International Competition Policy References Index

 

 

Publication Date

October 2007

Law and Economics

978 1 84720 745 6

International Handbook on the Economics

of Corruption

Edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence

(Law and Political Science), Yale University, US

‘This exhaustive collection, edited by Rose-Ackerman, cannot be called anything

but excellent. . . . Overall, a wonderful addition to the literature. Highly

recommended.’

– C.J. Talele, Choice

‘Susan Rose-Ackerman is a world-class economist and an authority on the

economics of corruption. This is a fine reference volume that every economist

interested in this important subject will want to have as a ready reference.’

– Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University, US

Economic research on corruption aims both to isolate the economic effects of quid

pro quo deals between agents and third parties, and to suggest how legal and

institutional reforms might curb harms and enhance benefits. In this

comprehensive Handbook, top scholars in the field provide specially

commissioned essays, both theoretical and empirical, exploring both types of

research.

The Handbook begins with an introductory essay by the editor, followed by two

chapters written by leading exponents of cross-country research. However, the

focus of the Handbook is on research at the micro level, where policy can be

made and evaluated. These microeconomic studies fall into several overlapping

categories. The first group includes studies that link corrupt incentives to

institutional structures, particularly the organization of the state. The second draws

implications from surveys of households or businesses and from controlled

experiments. The third concentrates on particular sectors such as education, tax

administration, public works, customs services, and pharmaceuticals. Finally, two

chapters assess corruption in the transition away from socialism in Europe and

Asia.

Contents: Introduction Part I: Corruption and Poor Governance Around the World Part II:

Corruption and Institutional Structure Part III: Corruption in the Transition from Socialism Part

IV: Surveys and Experiments Part V: Sectoral Anti-Corruption Policies Index

Contributors: K. Abbink, J. Andvig, P. Bardhan, R. Di Tella, R. Fisman, O-H. Fjeldstad, R. Gatti,

M. Golden, J. Hunt, D. Kaufmann, M.H. Khan, A. Kraay, J. Kunicová, J.G. Lambsdorff, R.

MacCulloch, M. Mastruzzi, P. Meagher, A. Mishra, D. Mookherjee, L. Picci, R. Reinikka, S. Rose-

Ackerman, A. Rousso, T. Søreide, F. Steves, J. Svensson, C. Woodruff, D. Yang

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