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Alternative Voices in Contemporary Economics: Alternative Voices in Contemporary Economics


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Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy

Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy

1st Edition

Martin Hart-Landsberg, Seongjin Jeong, Richard Westra
February 27, 2017

This volume brings together work by international scholars to provide a unique analysis of the past, present and possible future trajectory of Korea's political economy from a distinctly Marxist perspective. The volume differentiates the Marxian approach to the political economy of Korean...

Welfare, Inequality, and Resource Depletion: A Reassessment of Brazilian Economic Growth

Welfare, Inequality, and Resource Depletion: A Reassessment of Brazilian Economic Growth

1st Edition

Mariano Torras
November 11, 2016

This book breaks new ground by accounting for the welfare implications of both severe inequality and environmental degradation and developing a sustainable development indicator that incorporates changes over time in each of these dimensions. The model is applied to data from Brazil spanning the...

The Economics of Prevailing Wage Laws

The Economics of Prevailing Wage Laws

1st Edition

Peter Philips, Hamid Azari-Rad
November 11, 2016

Prevailing wage laws affecting the construction industry in the United States exist at the Federal and State levels. These laws require that construction workers employed by contractors on government works be paid at least the wage rates and fringe benefits 'prevailing' for similar work where...

On the Role of Paradigms in Finance

On the Role of Paradigms in Finance

1st Edition

Kavous Ardalan
August 07, 2008

Social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of four key paradigms: functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist and radical structuralist. The four paradigms are founded upon different assumptions about the nature of society and each generates distinctive theories, concepts and analytical...

Britain, the Euro and Beyond

Britain, the Euro and Beyond

1st Edition

Mark Baimbridge, Philip B. Whyman
February 28, 2008

This important book provides an analysis of the economic relationship between Britain and the EU and discusses the future direction in which this relationship might develop. It examines the historic and contemporary costs and benefits of EU membership, and assesses whether this has been a burden or...

The Future of the Welfare State: European and Global Perspectives

The Future of the Welfare State: European and Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Bent Greve
July 28, 2006

A common belief is that the European welfare states are in a position of crisis or heading towards one with the process of globalization removing any hopes of eventual worldwide welfare. This book challenges this assumption arguing that a proper understanding of the future role of the welfare state...

The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee

The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee

1st Edition

Karl Widerquist, Michael Anthony Lewis
September 28, 2005

Governments in the US, the UK and other nations around the world routinely consider and, in some cases, experiment with reforms of their income support systems. The basic income guarantee, a universal unconditional income grant, has received increasing attention from scholars as an alternative to...

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