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A new political economy . /

by Shah, Hetan (ed.) | McIvor, Martin (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Compass 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:36:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A typology of workplace relations : types of social relations and social action. /

by Morgan, David E.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. School of Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour, University of New South Wales 1992Description: 23 p.Notes: November 1992 Includes bibliographical references (p. 20-23).Availability: No items available

Benchmarking working Europe /

by European Trade Union Institute.

Publisher: Brussels European Trade Union Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 109-114 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This year's Benchmarking Working Europe report embarks upon a social stocktaking of the reaction to and impact of the financial, economic and social crisis as a means of feeding into the post-crisis and EU2020 debate. The indicators presented in this year's Benchmarking Working Europe reveal that the progress in growth and employment over the past growth cycle has been practically wiped out in the course of the past year: the EU average employment rate is back to its 2006 level, while unemployment has increased by two percentage points in a single year. Yet the impact of the economic crisis on labour markets displays considerable variation from one country to another.Availability: (1)

Beyond western economics : remembering other economic cultures /

by Schroyer, Trent.

Publisher: Abingdon, New York, N.Y. Routledge 2009Description: vii, 163 p. ; 23 cm.Summary: This book combines intellectual history with contemporary events to offer a critique of mainstream economic thought and its neoliberal policy incarnation in global capitalism. The critique operates both theoretically, at the level of metaphysics and the philosophy of science, and concretely, in case studies of globalization and world events. Trent Schroyer provides a moral and cultural interpretation of modernity and scientism, highlighting their political and economic consequences - but the book's main purpose is not to criticize. The author moves beyond this to offer alternative "economic cultures" again combining abstract theoretical analysis with concrete case studies of alternative economic formations from local self-sufficiency movements to cooperatives and other anti-capitalist institutional experiments. These case studies exhibit an impressive range of variation, from first world to third world, from reformist to utopian transformative. Finally, Schroyer links the project to the global justice movement that opposes corporate globalization and eventually links participatory economics and democratic politics to a new image of science as "participatory social learning."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Business as usual : the roots of the global financial meltdown /

by Calhoun, Craig J | Derluguian, Georgi M.

Publisher: New York New York University Press 2011Description: 312 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Other title: Possible futures series ; v. 1.Notes: A joint publication of the Social Science Research Council and New York University Press. Includes bibliographical references and index Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.The End of the Long Twentieth Century / Giovanni Arrighi -- 2.Dynamics of (Unresolved) Global Crisis / Immanuel Wallerstein -- 3.The Enigma of Capital and the Crisis This Time / David Harvey -- 4.A Turning Point or Business as Usual? / Daniel Chirot -- 5.Marketization, Social Protection, Emancipation: Toward a Neo-Polanyian Conception of Capitalist Crisis / Nancy Fraser -- 6.Crisis, Underconsumption, and Social Policy / Caglar Keyder -- 7.The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Toward a New Economic Culture? / Manuel Castells -- 8.The Convolution of Capitalism / Gopal Balakrishnan -- 9.The Future in Question: History and Utopia in Latin America (1989-2010) / Fernando CoronilSummary: Situates the current crisis in the historical trajectory of the capitalist world-system, showing how the crisis was made possible not only by neoliberal financial reforms but by a massive turn away from manufacturing things of value towards seeking profit from financial exchange and credit. Much more basic than the result of a few financial traders cheating the system, this is a potential historical turning point. In original essays, the contributors establish why the system was ripe for crisis of the past, and yet why this meltdown was different. The volume concludes by asking whether as deep as the crisis is, it may contain seeds of a new global economy, what role the US will play, and whether China or other countries will rise to global leadership. The Possible Futures Series gathers together the great minds of social science to address the significance of the global economic crisis in a series of short, accessible books. Each volume takes on the past, present and future of this crisis, suggesting that the crisis has an informative history, that the consequences could be much more basic than stock declines, and that only fundamental changes - not fiscal band aids - can hold off future repetitions.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Capitalism /

by Ingham, Geoffrey.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2008Description: 284 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Classical theories of capitalism. Smith, Marx and Weber ; Schumpeter and Keynes ; The basic elements of capitalism -- The institutions. Money ; Market exchange ; The enterprise ; Capital and financial markets ; The state ; Conclusions.Summary: This book provides a basic introduction to the 'nuts and bolts' of capitalism for the beginner. It starts by examining the classic accounts of capitalism found in the works of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Joseph Schumpeter and John Maynard Keynes. Each placed emphasis on different institutional elements of capitalism - Smith on the market's 'invisible hand'; Marx on capital's exploitation of labour; Weber on the foundations of economic rationality; and Schumpeter and Keynes on the instability that results from capitalism's essentially monetary and financial character.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Capitalism, socialism and the environment. /

by Stretton, Hugh.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 1976Description: 332 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Christian morality and market capitalism /

by Harper, Ian | The Centre for Independent Studies.

Publisher: unpub. Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "2003 Acton Lecture on Religion and Freedom This was a lecture presented at The Centre for Independent Studies, 2003 Acton Lecture on Religion and Freedom.Availability: (1)

Consumer capitalism : is this as good as it gets? /

by Hamilton, Clive.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Australia Institute 2004Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Corporate social responsibility : supplementary material to the Australian Government Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: PDF; 4p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Serena Lillywhite Manager, Ethical Business; February 2006 Includes letter from Tony Nicholson to John Kluver dated 13th February 2006 see also AR2005.22Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Creating wealth : the new rules for individuals, companies and countries in a knowledge-based economy. /

by Thurow, Lester C.

Publisher: London, U.K. Nicholas Brealey 1999Description: xvi, 301 p.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic sociology : state, market, and society in modern capitalism. /

by Triglia, Carlo.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Blackwell Publishers 2002Description: x, 287 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fences and windows : dispatches from the front lines of the globalization [globalisation] debate. /

by Klein, Naomi.

Publisher: London, U.K. Flamingo 2002Description: xxvii, 267 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Getting what we deserve? Attitudes to pay, reward and desert : interim report /

by Lanning, Tess | Institute for Public Policy Research | Lawton, Kayte.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : pp. 36-38Summary: This report investigates the role of pay as reward or recognition for different kinds of work, skills and outcomes. Drawing on polling and extensive qualitative research, it considers how the functioning of pay is currently perceived and what the appropriate foundations for improvement might be.Availability: (1)

Global capital, human needs and social policies. /

by Gough, Ian.

Publisher: New York, NY St Martin's Press 2000Description: xii, 241 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growth fetish. /

by Hamilton, Clive.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2003Description: xvii, 262 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inequality and prosperity : social Europe vs. liberal America. /

by Pontusson, Jonas.

Publisher: Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press 2005Description: xiv, 242 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Keynes and the contemporary predicament. /

by Sheehan, P. J.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University of Technology 1995Description: 21 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: March 1995Availability: No items available

Markets /

by Aspers, Patrik.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2011Description: xiii, 202 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-198) and index.Summary: Our lives have gradually become dominated by markets. They are not only at the heart of capitalistic economies all over the world, but also central in public debates. This insightful book brings together existing knowledge on markets from sociology, economics and anthropology, and systematically investigates the different forms of markets we encounter daily in our social lives. Aspers starts by defining what a market actually is, analyzing its essential elements as well as its necessary preconditions and varied consequences. An important theme in the book is that a whole host of markets are embedded within one other and in social life at large, and Aspers discusses these in the context of other forms of economic coordination, such as networks and organizations. Combining theory with empirical examples, the book cuts to the core of understanding how different markets function, the role they have played in history, and how they come into being. This accessible and theoretically rich book will be essential reading for upper-level students seeking to make sense of markets and their complex role in social life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New Policy Institute. /

by New Policy Institute.

Publisher: 12/09/2003 08:39:00 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 12/09/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The New Policy Institute is a independent progressive think tank, founded in 1996 in Great Britain with a mission to advance social justice in a market economy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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