Varietals of Capitalism

A Political Economy of the Changing Wine Industry
Author: Xabier Itçaina,Antoine Roger,Andy Smith
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501703730
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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Varietals of Capitalism shows that politics is an omnipresent part of the economics of wine and of economic activity in general. Based on a four-year research project encompassing fieldwork in France, Spain, Italy, and Romania, Xabier Itçaina, Antoine Roger, and Andy Smith examine the causes and effects of a radical reform adopted at the EU level in 2008. Regulatory change politically transformed the rationale of EU support to the wine industry, from shaping the supply side to encouraging producers to adapt to the demands of a supposedly "new consumer." To explain the adoption and impact of the reform, the authors develop an analytical framework to capture the actors—their perceptions, preferences, and interdependencies—within an industry crisscrossed by institutions located at the global, European, national, and local scales. This framework combines concepts and lessons from historical institutionalism and regulationist economics, Bourdieu’s field theory, and the sociology of public policymaking. The authors reject accounts that attribute policy change simply to material determinants and "the invisible hand of the market." They emphasize the crucial importance of institutions within sectors of the economy, and propose ways to bolster constructivist approaches to political economy by linking industrial change to scientific and bureaucratic balances of power. This book’s novel focus on different levels of institutional impact should prove influential in the study of the politics of industry, and more broadly within the comparative analysis of capitalism.

The Palgrave Handbook of Political Economy


Author: Ivano Cardinale,Roberto Scazzieri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137442549
Category: Political Science
Page: 829
View: 1906
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This book is a major contribution to the study of political economy. With chapters ranging from the origins of political economy to its most exciting research fields, this handbook provides a reassessment of political economy as it stands today, whilst boldly gesturing to where it might head in the future. This handbook transcends the received dichotomy between political economy as an application of rational choice theory or as the study of the causes of societies’ material welfare, outlining a broader field of study that encompasses those traditions. This book will be essential reading for academics, researchers, students, and anyone looking for a comprehensive reassessment of political economy.

The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova


Author: Caroline Gilby
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
ISBN: 1910902829
Category: Cooking
Page: 374
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This first book devoted to Eastern Europe’s most important wine-producing countries provides detailed information on the region’s wine production history, climate and geography, and analyses the parts played by culture and politics in the development of these wine industries. Wine styles, important grape varieties and key wineries are detailed.

Protean Power

Exploring the Uncertain and Unexpected in World Politics
Author: Peter J. Katzenstein,Lucia A. Seybert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108651127
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Mainstream international relations continues to assume that the world is governed by calculable risk based on estimates of power, despite repeatedly being surprised by unexpected change. This ground breaking work departs from existing definitions of power that focus on the actors' evolving ability to exercise control in situations of calculable risk. It introduces the concept of 'protean power', which focuses on the actors' agility as they adapt to situations of uncertainty. Protean Power uses twelve real world case studies to examine how the dynamics of protean and control power can be tracked in the relations among different state and non-state actors, operating in diverse sites, stretching from local to global, in both times of relative normalcy and moments of crisis. Katzenstein and Seybert argue for a new approach to international relations, where the inclusion of protean power in our analytical models helps in accounting for unforeseen changes in world politics.

The Politics of Economic Activity


Author: Andy Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198788150
Category:
Page: 208
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The Politics of Economic Activity examines the fundamental nature of the relationship between politics and economics. After critiquing the definitions of politics deployed within existing theories of political economy, the book proposes a a robust, incisive alternative definition of politics: the mobilization of values to change or reproduce the institutions that orientate, and indeed make possible, economic activity.

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen
Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 378
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck; Workbook


Author: Joyce A. Cascio
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780976237310
Category:
Page: N.A
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World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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Forthcoming Books


Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Das Omnivoren-Dilemma

Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641119804
Category: Cooking
Page: 608
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Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.

Paperbacks in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political science
Page: N.A
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Whitaker's Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography, National
Page: N.A
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Aufstieg und Niedergang von Nationen

ökonomisches Wachstum, Stagflation und soziale Starrheit
Author: Mancur Olson
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161485237
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
View: 7999
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Die Entstehung der Volkswirtschaft


Author: Karl Bücher
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 386383058X
Category:
Page: 476
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Die Entstehung Der Volkswirtschaft: Vortrage Und Versuche 4 Karl Bucher H. Laupp'sche Buchhandlung, 1904

Empirische Kultursoziologie

Festschrift für Jürgen Gerhards zum 60. Geburtstag
Author: Jörg Rössel,Jochen Roose
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658087331
Category: Social Science
Page: 485
View: 4340
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Der Band umreißt das weite Feld der empirisch verfahrenden Kultursoziologie und lotet seine Diagnosekraft aus. Im deutschsprachigen Raum ist die Kultursoziologie stark durch geisteswissenschaftliche Perspektiven geprägt. Jürgen Gerhards hat wegweisend dazu beigetragen, die in der internationalen Sozialwissenschaft etablierte empirisch ausgerichtete Analyse von kulturellen Phänomenen vorwärtszutreiben und ihr auch in der deutschsprachigen Soziologie einen herausragenden Stellenwert zu verschaffen. Dieser Band versammelt Beiträge, die an seine theoretischen, konzeptuellen und methodischen Arbeiten anknüpfen und in unterschiedlichen Feldern der Kultursoziologie weiterführen. Quantitative und qualitative Studien zeigen das Potenzial empirischer kultursoziologischer Forschung in so unterschiedlichen Bereichen wie Kulturkonsum, politischer Kultur, Öffentlichkeit oder Europäisierung auf.

Phantasie und Gesellschaft

zur soziologischen Relevanz der Einbildungskraft
Author: Inka Tappenbeck
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826017186
Category: Fantasy
Page: 200
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The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 9692
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