Capitalism Unleashed

Finance, Globalization, and Welfare
Author: The Late Andrew Glyn
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191622745
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 436
Free enterprise is off the leash and chasing new opportunities for profit making across the globe. After a turbulent century of unprecedented social and technological change, Capitalism has emerged as the dominant ideology and model for economic growth in the richest, most developed countries. But only thirty years ago economic growth was faltering, inflation rising and the Left were arguing for greater state intervention in industry. How did this remarkable transformation happen? And what price have we paid in the process? This accessible and persuasive book challenges the notion of our capitalist destiny. It provides a clear and concise history of the problems facing the economies of Europe, Japan and the US during the latter half of the twentieth century and questions whether capitalism has really brought the levels of economic growth and prosperity that were hoped for. Andrew Glyn then looks at the impact the rapidly developing economies of China and the South are likely to have on the older economies of the North. As the race is on to maintain growth and protect competitive advantage, Glyn asks: is the 'race-to-the bottom' inevitable as the anti-globalisers predict, with welfare states being dismantled to meet competitive demands? Or is there an alternative model which sees a strong commitment to welfare provision as essential to economic growth? Can we afford not to tackle inequality at home as well as abroad?

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft
Author: Dani Rodrik
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406613517
Page: 415
View: 4393
Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Comparative Responses to Globalization

Experiences of British and Japanese Enterprises
Author: M. Umemura,R. Fujioka
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137263636
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 261
View: 3185
Explores how British and Japanese firms have responded to globalization from a long-term perspective. Incorporates studies from the 18th century and sheds light on the impact of the institutional setting, the influence of government and entrepreneurs, and the weight of historical contingency in conditioning firm responses to globalization.

The Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis

The Rhetoric of Reform and Regulation
Author: Wyn Grant,Graham K. Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199641986
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 570
Systematically exploring the consequences of the global financial crisis, this text focuses primarily on the impact on policy and politics. It asks how governments responded to the challenges that the crisis has posed, and the policy and political impact of the combination of both the crisis itself and these responses.

Labour and Development in East Asia

Social Forces and Passive Revolution
Author: Kevin Gray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317613090
Category: Political Science
Page: 186
View: 2720
The Chinese Communist Party’s response to the wave of factory strikes in the early summer of 2010 has raised important questions about the role that labour plays in the transformation of world orders. In contrast to previous policies of repression towards labour unrest, these recent disputes centring round wages and working conditions have been met with a more permissive response on the part of the state, as the CCP ostensibly seeks to facilitate a transition away from a model of political economy based on ‘low-road’ labour relations and export dependence. Labour and Development in East Asia shows that such inter-linkages between labour, geopolitical transformations, and states’ developmental strategies have been much more central to East Asia’s development than has commonly been recognised. By adopting an explanatory framework of the labour-geopolitics-development nexus, the book theorises and provides an historical analysis of the formation and transformation of the East Asian regional political economy from the end of the Second World War to the present, with particular reference to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China. This book will be required reading for students and scholars of international relations, development studies and comparative politics.

The Dark Side of Prosperity

Late Capitalism’s Culture of Indebtedness
Author: Mark Horsley
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472436598
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 7997
This book offers a critical analysis of consumer credit markets and the growth of outstanding debt, presenting in-depth interview material to explore the phenomenon of mass indebtedness through the life trajectories of self-identified debtors struggling with the pressures of owing money. A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an ‘enjoyment society’ that binds the value of the lives of individuals to the endless acquisition and disposal of pecuniary resources and lifestyle symbols. Critically engaging with the work of Giddens, Beck and Bauman, this volume draws on the thought of contemporary philosophers including Žižek, Badiou and Rancière to consider the possibility that the expansion of outstanding consumer credit, despite its many consequences, may be integral to the construction of social identity in a radically indeterminate and increasingly divided society. A ground-breaking work of critical social research this book will appeal to scholars of social theory, contemporary philosophy and political and economic sociology, as well as those with interests in consumer credit and cultures of indebtedness.

In Solidarity

Essays on Working-Class Organization and Strategy in the United States
Author: Kim Moody
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 160846458X
Category: Political Science
Page: 326
View: 7689
In this thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays, Kim Moody, one of the world's most authoritative and recognized labor writers, analyzes the past, present, and future of unions in the United States. With a sharp understanding of Marxist theory and labor history, Moody charts a well-reasoned course for the future of rank-and-file struggle. Kim Moody was a founder of Labor Notes and is a member of the National Union of Journalists and a senior research fellow at the Work and Employment Unit of the University of Hertfordshire.

The Bioregional Economy

Land, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Author: Molly Scott Cato
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136181733
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 254
View: 2264
In a world of climate change and declining oil supplies, what is the plan for the provisioning of resources? Green economists suggest a need to replace the globalised economy, and its extended supply chains, with a more ‘local’ economy. But what does this mean in more concrete terms? How large is a local economy, how self-reliant can it be, and what resources will still need to be imported? The concept of the ‘bioregion’ — developed and popularised within the disciplines of earth sciences, biosciences and planning — may facilitate the reconceptualisation of the global economy as a system of largely self-sufficient local economies. A bioregional approach to economics assumes a different system of values to that which dominates neoclassical economics. The global economy is driven by growth, and the consumption ethic that matches this is one of expansion in range and quantity. Goods are defined as scarce, and access to them is a process based on competition. The bioregional approach challenges every aspect of that value system. It seeks a new ethic of consumption that prioritises locality, accountability and conviviality in the place of expansion and profit; it proposes a shift in the focus of the economy away from profits and towards provisioning; and it assumes a radical reorientation of work from employment towards livelihood. This book by leading green economist Molly Scott Cato sets out a visionary and yet rigorous account of what a bioregional approach to the economy would mean — and how to get there from here.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis

Author: Glenn Morgan,John Campbell,Colin Crouch,Ove Kaj Pedersen,Richard Whitley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191613630
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 728
View: 4051
It is increasingly accepted that 'institutions matter' for economic organization and outcomes. The last decade has seen significant expansion in research examining how institutional contexts affect the nature and behaviour of firms, the operation of markets, and economic outcomes. Yet 'institutions' conceal a multitude of issues and perspectives. Much of this research has been comparative, and followed different models such as 'varieties of capitalism', 'national business systems', and 'social systems of production'. This Handbook explores these issues, perspectives, and models, with the leading scholars in the area contributing chapters to provide a central reference point for academics, scholars, and students.

Ist Deutschland noch zu retten?

Author: Hans-Werner Sinn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548367118
Category: Germany
Page: 579
View: 7240
In der 7. Aufl. werden die aktuellsten politischen Beschlüsse zur deutschen Sozialreform argumentativ und rechnerisch berücksichtigt. Allerdings gibt es schon wieder neue, wie z.B. zur Gestaltung der Hinzuverdienstmöglichkeiten bei Hartz IV.

Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Austria
Page: N.A
View: 3231

Merchant, Soldier, Sage

A New History of Power
Author: David Priestland
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141970820
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 9266
From historian David Priestland, Merchant, Soldier, Sage is a remarkable book that proposes a radical new approach to how we see our world, and who runs it, in the vein of Francis Fukuyama's The End of History We live in an age ruled by merchants. Competition, flexibility and profit are still the common currency, even at a time when Western countries have been driven off a cliff by these very values. But will it always be this way? David Priestland argues for the predominance in any society of one of three broad value systems - that of the merchant (commercial and competitive); the soldier (aristocratic and militaristic); and the sage (bureaucratic or creative). These 'castes' struggle alongside the worker (egalitarian and artisanal) for power, and when they achieve supremacy, they can have such a strong hold over us that it is almost impossible to imagine life outside their grip. And yet there does come a point of drastic change, usually because one caste becomes too dominant. The result is economic crisis, war or revolution, and eventually a new caste takes over. Priestland argues, we are now in the midst of a period with all the classic signs of imminent change. As the history of the last century shows, there is good reason to be fearful of the forces that this failure may unleash. Merchant, Soldier, Sage is both a masterful dissection of our current predicament and a brilliant piece of history. The world will not look the same again. Reviews: 'We have here a gripping, argument-led history, efforlessly moving between New York, Tokyo and Berlin, from the Reformation to the 2008 economic crisis ... dazzling ... here, at last, is a work that places the current crisis in a longer history of seismic shifts in the balance of social power' Frank Trentman, BBC History Magazine 'Concise but extremely ambitious ... well worth pondering and reflecting on ... among the many contributions to the dissection of our current predicament, this is surely one of the most thought-provoking' Sir Richard J Evans, Guardian 'Stimulating ... In illustrating these larger processes of caste conflict and caste collaboration, the author offers crisp portraits of entrepreneurs, economists and warriors ... Sparkling prose and ... arresting comparisons' Ramachandra Guha, Financial Times About the author: David Priestland has studied Communism in all its forms for many years, in both Oxford and Moscow State Universities. He is University Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford and a Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, and the author of Stalinism and the Politics of Mobilization. The Red Flag was shortlisted for the Longman/History Today prize.

Political Economy and Globalization

Author: Richard Westra
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135197067
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 2967
Based upon distinguishing capitalism from other economic systems, as well as analysis of capitalist change across its stages of development, Richard Westra argues that the economic tendencies we refer to as globalization constitute a world historic transition away from capitalism. Westra forcefully rejects claims from both Right and Left sides of economic debate that globalization embodies the ultimate world diffusion of capitalism. He concludes that the choice facing humanity is no longer between capitalism and socialism but between socialism and global barbarism. The argument is meticulously interwoven through four key foci of political economy - The role of Marx’s Capital in producing knowledge of capitalism, The periodizing of capitalism and study of its historical models, The altering trajectories of production and finance under current globalization, The place of socialism in a progressive future. A central point of the book is that determinations over the capitalist substance of existing economies demand precise understanding of how in its basic operation capitalism manages to secure the economic reproducibility of human society in the first place. To make the case for the passing of capitalism from history the volume draws upon the novel Japanese Uno approach to Marxian political economy. From the pages of Political Economy and Globalization emerges a grim picture of our human future should current economic trends persist. It also offers a positive vision for socio-material betterment in redistributive, eco-sensitive socialist societies of tomorrow. This is a must read book for scholars, students, progressive policy makers and activists.

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: 3740

Nationalökonomie, Theorie des Handelns und Wirtschaftens

Author: Ludwig Von Mises
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 161016086X
Category: Commerce
Page: 756
View: 8366

Fünfzig Jahre Deutsche Mark

Notenbank und Währung in Deutschland seit 1948
Author: Ernst Baltensperger
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406436598
Category: Banks and banking
Page: 876
View: 5745

Akkumulation, Regulation, Territorium

zur kritischen Rekonstruktion der französischen Regulationstheorie
Author: Joachim Becker
Publisher: Metropolis-Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783895183751
Category: Capitalism
Page: 326
View: 3618

Imaginierte Zukunft

Fiktionale Erwartungen und die Dynamik des Kapitalismus
Author: Jens Beckert
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518757229
Category: Social Science
Page: 569
View: 6939
Im kapitalistischen Wirtschaftssystem richten Konsumenten, Investoren und Unternehmerinnen ihr Handeln auf die Zukunft aus. Diese birgt Chancen und Risiken, ist aber vor allem eines: ungewiss. Wie gehen die Akteure mit dieser Ungewissheit um? Ökonomen beantworten diese Frage mit verschiedenen Theorien, die auf die Berechenbarkeit des Marktes setzen. Dadurch wird die Nichtvorhersagbarkeit der Zukunft unterschätzt. Jens Beckert nimmt die temporale Ordnung des modernen Wirtschaftslebens ernst und entwickelt einen neuen Blick auf die Dynamik des Kapitalismus. Im Mittelpunkt seiner Untersuchung stehen die fiktionalen Erwartungen der Akteure – Imaginationen und Narrative darüber, was die Zukunft bringt. Mit den Instrumenten der Soziologie und der Literaturtheorie liefert er eine umfassende Typologie dieser Erwartungen, untersucht ihre Funktionsweisen in Bereichen wie Geld, Innovation und Konsum und zeigt vor allem, wie mächtig sie sind. Fiktionale Erwartungen sind der Treibstoff der Ökonomie, können diese aber auch in tiefe Krisen stürzen, wenn sie als hohle Narrative entlarvt werden. Dann platzt die Blase. Ein fulminantes Buch.

Märkte als soziale Strukturen

Author: Jens Beckert,Rainer Diaz-Bone,Heiner Ganßmann
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 359338471X
Category: Social Science
Page: 335
View: 5778
Märkte sind die bedeutendste Institution zur Steuerung kapitalistischer Ökonomien. Die Wirtschaftssoziologie untersucht das Markthandeln unter dem Aspekt der sozialen, kulturellen und politischen Einbettung der Akteure. Dieser Band versammelt erstmalig in deutscher Sprache Beiträge zur soziologischen Forschung über Märkte, unter anderem von international führenden Autoren wie Olivier Godechot, Akos Rona-Tas, Donald MacKenzie, Robert Salais, Richard Swedberg und Harrison C. White.