This timely book investigates the EU’s multi-faceted development as a global actor, unpacking its legal mission to be a ‘good’ actor as well as exploring the complexities of fulfilling this objective. It elicits critical reflections on the question of ‘goodness’ in EU external relations from descriptive, analytical and normative perspectives, and examines which metrics of actorness are useful in tackling this subject.
Offering a fresh analysis of late imperial China, this cutting-edge book revisits the
roles played by merchant networks, economic institutions, and business practices in
the divergence between Europe and China during the trade revolution.
With contributions from top scholars in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook critically examines the effects of glocalisation on various subdisciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Broad and innovative, it uses engaging case studies to provide a fresh take on the different forms of the glocal in contemporary culture.
This cutting-edge Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of established and cutting-edge contributions to political economic thought. Featuring chapters by both leading and emerging scholars, the book showcases the rich array of theoretical approaches to the study of political economy, and the vibrant and productive debates amongst modern researchers within the field.
Combining theoretical approaches with practical applications, Rethinking Social
Capital delineates the meaning, uses, and problems surrounding the concept of social
capital. Carl Bankston, a leading scholar in the field, offers a fresh take on the
topic, presenting an original way of understanding social capital as a process.
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timely book introduces an explanatory theory for surveying global and international
politics. Describing the nature and effects of democracy beyond the state, Hans Agné
explores peace and conflict, migration politics, resource distribution, regime
effectiveness, foreign policy and posthuman politics through the lens of democratism
to both supplement and challenge established research paradigms.
This timely Research Agenda examines the ways in which public–private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure continue to excite policy makers, governments, research scholars and critics around the world. It analyzes the PPP research journey to date and articulates the lessons learned as a result of the increasing interest in improving infrastructure governance. Expert international contributors explore how PPP ideas have spread, transferred and transformed, and propose a range of future research directions.
This Modern Guide advances Post-Keynesian Institutional economics, an integrative tradition—inspired by keen economic observers such as John Kenneth Galbraith, Joan Robinson, and Hyman Minsky—that bridges Institutional and Post Keynesian economics. The tradition proved its worth by addressing the global financial crisis of 2007–2009, as well as by analyzing long-term trends accompanying the evolution of investor-driven (“money manager”) capitalism, including financialization, spreading worker insecurity, and rising inequality. The book begins with the history and contours of Post-Keynesian Institutionalism, and then breaks new ground, extending recent analyses of contemporary economic problems, sharpening concepts and methods, sketching new theories, and synthesizing ideas across research traditions.
This comprehensive Handbook explores the complex and volatile debate over globalisation and labour standards. It offers key insights into the impact of globalisation on workers, the obligations of corporations and international legal bodies in protecting workers’ rights and maximising the opportunities offered by international trade and investment.
Piero Ferri expertly broadens the analysis of the canonical growth cycle approach by presenting a Minsky–Harrod model, examining how the relationship between income distribution, growth and unemployment becomes increasingly complex. Exploring this new technique to generate a process of growth, based not only on history but disequilibrium, he investigates the current income distribution debate further and the challenges it faces.