Business & Economics

Antitrust, the Market and the State: Contributions of Walter Adams

Author: James W. Brock

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Using the metaphor of the socially constructed organization of space, this text takes a broad view of the evolution of urban America, from its historical roots to the present. It examines how policies respond to and affect the organization of space, and it looks to the future of American cities.

Redefining the Market-State Relationship

Author: Ioannis Glinavos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 200

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This book offers an interdisciplinary overview of the role of law in modern capitalism in the context of financial crisis. In this work, the reader will find a discussion of key issues relevant to the crisis that have occupied the pages of the financial press since 2007 including an assessment of the meltdown of the sub-prime mortgage market, the credit crunch, the European debt crisis and the turmoil in Greece, plus a series of theoretical contributions that are aimed to challenge perceptions of the market-state relationship and the place of law within it. The book includes a methodological defence of the state-market dichotomy, a critique of the tenets of neoclassical economics, and an evaluation of what the financial crisis heralds for the future of the political economy of western democracies. Ioannis Glinavos argues that it is a mistake to associate markets with freedom and states with oppression, and suggests that more choice for consumers can -and does- mean less choice for citizens. The book suggests that a new social contract is needed to ensure the survival of both capitalism and democracy. In contributing a unique, legal perspective to the underlying dynamics of the financial crisis, this book will be valuable to scholars and students of regulation, financial markets and economic development.
Political Science

The Markets for Force

Author: Molly Dunigan

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The Markets for Force examines and compares the markets for private military and security contractors in twelve states: Argentina, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, China, Canada, and the United States. Editors Molly Dunigan and Ulrich Petersohn argue that the global market for force is actually a conglomeration of many types of markets that vary according to local politics and geostrategic context. Each case study investigates the particular characteristics of the region's market, how each market evolved into its current form, and what consequence the privatized market may have for state military force and the provision of public safety. The comparative standpoint sheds light on better-known markets but also those less frequently studied, such as the state-owned and -managed security companies in China, militaries working for private sector extractive industries in Ecuador and Peru, and the ways warlord forces overlap with private security companies in Afghanistan. An invaluable resource for scholars and policymakers alike, The Markets for Force offers both an empirical analysis of variations in private military and security companies across the globe and deeper theoretical knowledge of how such markets develop. Contributors: Olivia Allison, Oldich Bure, Jennifer Catallo, Molly Dunigan, Scott Fitzsimmons, Maiah Jaskoski, Kristina Mani, Carlos Ortiz, Ulrich Petersohn, Jake Sherman, Christopher Spearin.
Business & Economics

The State, Markets, and Development

Author: Amitava Krishna Dutt

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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The state-market debate is largely the intellectual legacy of neoclassical economics. This book attempts to go beyond the state-market dichotomy, arguing that development can be helped or hindered by both the state and markets. It further argues that co-operation between the two factors is best.
Electronic government information

Is America's Housing Market Prepared for the Next Natural Catastrophe?

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity

Publisher:

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Category: Electronic government information

Page: 208

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Political Science

Global Civil Society 2012

Author: Hertie School of

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Activists and academics look back over ten years of 'politics from below', and ask whether it is merely the critical gaze upon the concept that has changed – or whether there is something genuinely new about the way in which civil society is now operating.
Political Science

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Author: Craig N. Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 1305

View: 373

Fills a gap in scholarship on an increasingly important field within Political Science. Comparative Politics, the discipline devoted to the politics of other countries or peoples, has been steadily gaining prominence as a field of study, allowing politics to be viewed from a wider foundation than a concentration on domestic affairs would permit.
Business & Economics

Consumers and the Market

Author: Margaret Gilpin Reid

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

View: 508