The World After GDP

Politics, Business and Society in the Post Growth Era

Author: Lorenzo Fioramonti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509529241

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 3588

GDP is much more than a simple statistic. It has become the overarching benchmark of success and a powerful ordering principle at the heart of the global economy. But the convergence of major economic, social and environmental crises has exposed the flaws of our economic system which values GDP above all else as a measure of prosperity and growth. In this provocative and inspiring new book, political economist Lorenzo Fioramonti sets out his vision of a world after GDP. Focusing on pioneering research on alternative metrics of progress, governance innovation and institutional change, he makes a compelling case for the profound and positive transformations that could be achieved through a post-GDP system of development. From a new role for small business, households and civil society to a radical evolution of democracy and international relations, Fioramonti sets out a combination of top-down reforms and bottom-up pressures whose impact, he argues, would be unprecedented, making it possible to build a more equitable, sustainable and happy society.


Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Studium

Author: Maurizio Bach,Barbara Bach-Hönig

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845266155

Category: History

Page: 510

View: 7101

Das Handbuch bildet erstmals den empirischen und theoretischen Problembestand der deutschsprachigen Europasoziologie in seinem ganzen Facettenreichtum ab, benennt und diskutiert kontroverse und offene Probleme. Angelegt als Beiträge zum europasoziologischen State of the Art werden die Lemmata zu den einschlägigen Sachproblemen dabei unter den Hauptsträngen "Soziologische Kartografie Europas", "Institutionenbildung und Institutionenpolitik", "Territoriale Restrukturierung", "Sozialstruktur und Sozialpolitik", "Transnationale soziale Prozesse", "Gesellschaftstheoretische Perspektiven" und "Forschungsstrategien und Methodenkritik" versammelt. Das Handbuch stellt die jeweils zentralen Theorieansätze und Konzepte, die relevanten empirischen Befunde sowie die wichtigsten feldspezifischen Kontroversen konzise dar und diskutiert mit Umsicht das Innovationspotenzial und die künftigen Herausforderungen. Insbesondere aufgrund des Nachschlagecharakters bietet es damit auch für Interessierte außerhalb der Soziologie und für wissenschaftliche Laien einen kompetenten und aktuellen Überblick zugleich über den Wissensfundus und den Diskussionsstand des Faches. Mit Beiträgen von: Maurizio Bach, Stefan Bernhard, Sebastian M. Büttner, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Monika Eigmüller, Thilo Fehmel, Helmut Fehr, Sabine Frerichs, Lukas Gernand, Vera Glassner, Günter Hefler, Franz Heschl, Barbara Hönig, Stefan Immerfall, Viktoria Kaina, Tuuli-Marja Kleiner, Jürgen Mackert, Lydia Malmedie, Steffen Mau, Hans-Peter Müller, Thorsten Müller, Sylke Nissen, Silke Ötsch, Susanne Pernicka, Gert Pickel, Angelika Poferl, Justin J.W. Powell, Max Preglau, Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, Anja Riedeberger, Jochen Roose, Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg, Gerd Sebald, Lena Seewann, Anja Steinbach, Jochen Steinbicker, Anton Sterbling, Bo Stråth, Ulrich Teichler, Nikola Tietze, Hans-Jörg Trenz, Roland Verwiebe, Georg Vobruba, Peter Wagner, Theresa Wobbe, Margarita Wolf.

Foundational economy

The infrastructure of everyday life

Author: The Foundational Economy Collective

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526133989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 450

Privatization, market choice, outsourcing: these have been the watchwords that have shaped policy in numerous democratic states in the last generation. The end result is the degradation of the foundational economy. The foundational economy concept encompasses the material infrastructure at the foundation of civilised life - like water pipes and sewers - and the providential services like education, health care and care for the old which are at the base of any civilised life. Our book shows how these services were built up in the century up between 1880 and 1980 so that they were collectively paid for, collectively delivered and collectively consumed. This system of collective provision has been undermined in the age of privatization and outsourcing. We describe the principles that should guide renewal of the foundational economy, and the practical initiatives which could begin to put these principles into practice.

Die Macht der einen Zahl

Eine politische Geschichte des Bruttoinlandsprodukts

Author: Philipp Lepenies

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518733478

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 2346

Keine statistische Kennzahl beeinflusst die aktuelle Politik stärker als das Bruttoinlandsprodukt (BIP). Noch in den dreißiger Jahren existierten in England und in den USA unterschiedliche Vorstellungen davon, wie sich wirtschaftliche Vorgänge in Zahlen abbilden ließen. Nur eine dieser Methoden, der Vorläufer des BIP, bewährte sich im Zweiten Weltkrieg als Planungs- und Informationsinstrument und wurde in der Nachkriegszeit von den USA mit aller politischen Macht im Westen als Standard etabliert. Zusammen mit der Idee des Wachstums gab diese Methode Hoffnung auf eine Zukunft unendlichen materiellen Wohlstands. Obwohl mit seiner Hilfe nur ganz bestimmte Probleme gelöst werden sollten, monopolisiert das BIP seitdem den Blick auf wirtschaftliche Zusammenhänge.

China and the Asian Economies

Interactive Dynamics, Synergy and Symbiotic Growth

Author: Dilip K. Das

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317934369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4769

The global economy is currently going through a period of transformation that has seen Asia emerge as the most rapidly growing, industrializing and modernizing region in the world economy. Whilst the rest of the world struggled during the financial crisis of 2007-9, Asia played the role of a linchpin for global economic recovery. This book analyzes the growth of key Asian economies in the latter half of the twentieth century, followed a little later by China. Notwithstanding the diversity in the region, rapid growth was instrumental in integrating the Asian economies initially in a market-led manner. Dilip K. Das focuses on the interactive dynamics and the process of integration in the region, exploring the synergy created as well as the resulting symbiotic growth among the Asian economies and China. Written in a clear, comprehensive and critical manner by a world class expert in the field, this book brings together the contemporary academic and policy debates on the issues under examination. As such it is an essential read for students and scholars of economics, international political economy and Asian Studies as well as MBA students.

The Political Economy of City Branding

Author: Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135129894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 9714

Globalization affects urban communities in many ways. One of its manifestations is increased intercity competition, which compels cities to increase their attractiveness in terms of capital, entrepreneurship, information, expertise and consumption. This competition takes place in an asymmetric field, with cities trying to find the best possible ways of using their natural and created assets, the latter including a naturally evolving reputation or consciously developed competitive identity or brand. The Political Economy of City Branding discusses this phenomenon from the perspective of numerous post-industrial cities in North America, Europe, East Asia and Australasia. Special attention is given to local economic development policy and industrial profiling, and global city rankings are used to provide empirical evidence for cities’ characteristics and positions in the global urban hierarchy. On top of this, social and urban challenges such as creative class struggle are also discussed. The core message of the book is that cities should apply the tools of city branding in their industrial promotion and specialization, but at the same time take into account the special nature of their urban communities and be open and inclusive in their brand policies in order to ensure optimal results. This book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners working in the areas of local economic development, urban planning, public management, and branding.

Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Leben und Wirtschaften in einer endlichen Welt

Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865812452


Page: 239

View: 9977

Was garantiert uns Wohlstand und sozialen Frieden? Wie ein Mantra kommt die Antwort aus Politik und Wirtschaft: Wachstum, Wachstum, Wachstum! Aber dürfen wir das noch glauben angesichts der Verwerfungen der jüngsten Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrisen - und angesichts der ökologischen Schäden, die unser Wirtschaften produziert? Unsere gesamte Wirtschaftsordnung baut auf ewigem Wachstum auf - aber nun brauchen wir einen anderen Motor, sagt der britische Ökonom Tim Jackson. Er hat im Auftrag der britischen Regierung den Zusammenhang von Wachstum und Wohlstand untersucht. In der aktuellen Debatte sticht seine Analyse hervor: Jackson fordert nicht weniger als die Entwicklung einer neuen Wirtschaftsordnung, die auf einem anderen Wohlstandsbegriff beruht. Ein Maß dafür, wie die Bedürfnisse und Wünsche der Menschen befriedigt werden, müsse darin ebenso eingehen wie die gerechte Verteilung von Waren und Dienstleistungen. Jacksons brisantes Buch, das nun erstmals auf Deutsch erscheint, zählt schon jetzt zu den wichtigsten Publikationen der Postwachstumsökonomie. In griffigem Stil entwickelt der Autor eine glasklare Analyse der aktuellen Situation und der Blockaden, die uns daran hindern, etwas zu ändern. Er entwickelt konkrete Überlegungen für eine nachhaltige Ökonomie und entwirft die glaubwürdige Vision einer blühenden menschlichen Gesellschaft innerhalb der bestehenden ökologischen Schranken.

The Director

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industrial management

Page: N.A

View: 9558

The Political Determinants of Corporate Governance in China

Author: Chenxia Shi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136338365

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 2823

This book investigates the key factors shaping corporate governance in China and presents a sophisticated study of corporate governance in China from a comparative and historical perspective. Drawing on extensive corporate governance literature, this book articulates why path dependence theory is the most effective framework for interpreting the development path of Chinese corporate governance. Chenxia Shi reviews the historical role of government in commercial development and regulation in dynastic China and in early corporate law-making, followed by an account of China’s legal and economic development over the last three decades. This historical inquiry identifies government control as the key feature of economic and market regulation in China. In particular, this book canvasses the evolution of governance of State-Owned Enterprises and listed companies, major corporate governance problems, regulatory challenges posed by China’s increasing participation in economic globalization, and enforcement difficulties particularly in relation to investor protection, directors’ duties and accountability. Ultimately, Political Determinants of Corporate Governance in China demonstrates that corporate governance in China is largely determined by political imperatives and those political imperatives have been shaped and re-shaped in a historical process.


Author: Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business

Page: N.A

View: 4121

Has supplement containing English translations of articles in the Montasberichte.

The Future of Insurance Regulation and Supervision

A Global Perspective

Author: Patrick M. Liedtke,Jan Monkiewicz

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230318789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 6563

The recent financial crisis has provoked a broad spectrum of regulatory observations and possible responses. Currently most of these proposals have been quick solutions to politically pressing questions and often only address parts of regulatory systems, but not the whole. At times, the result has been more confusion than clarity. Although historically wide-ranging reshaping has been a common phenomenon after the severe failure of an existing financial infrastructure, there is an important difference this time – the global reach of today's markets and enterprises. Moreover, never before have so many reforms following a banking crisis not only affected the banking sector but also other parts of the financial services sector, such as insurance, the social systems and, of course, our real economy. Written by leading academics, researchers and insurance industry experts, this book offers a diversified perspective on how the regulatory and supervisory framework for the insurance sector will develop over the coming years. It is supported by The Geneva Association, the world-leading think-tank of the private insurance industry.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 1268

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Geoffrey Wood,Richard Deeg

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 760

View: 8884

There have been numerous accounts exploring the relationship between institutions and firm practices. However, much of this literature tends to be located into distinct theoretical-traditional 'silos', such as national business systems, social systems of production, regulation theory, or varieties of capitalism, with limited dialogue between different approaches to enhance understanding of institutional effects. Again, evaluations of the relationship between institutions and employment relations have tended to be of the broad-brushstroke nature, often founded on macro-data, and with only limited attention being accorded to internal diversity and details of actual practice. The Handbook aims to fill this gap by bringing together an assembly of comprehensive and high quality chapters to enable understanding of changes in employment relations since the early 1970s. Theoretically-based chapters attempt to link varieties of capitalism, business systems, and different modes of regulation to the specific practice of employment relations, and offer a truly comparative treatment of the subject, providing frameworks and empirical evidence for understanding trends in employment relations in different parts of the world. Most notably, the Handbook seeks to incorporate at a theoretical level regulationist accounts and recent work that link bounded internal systemic diversity with change, and, at an applied level, a greater emphasis on recent applied evidence, specifically dealing with the employment contract, its implementation, and related questions of work organization. It will be useful to academics and students of industrial relations, political economy, and management.

Chile and the Neoliberal Trap

The Post-Pinochet Era

Author: Andrés Solimano

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107003547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

View: 9313

This book analyzes Chile's political economy and its attempt to build a market society in a highly inegalitarian country.

Endless Money

The Moral Hazards of Socialism

Author: William Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470558003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3286

A detailed look at how, and why, the American financial system has reached its current state Today's economy and capital markets are faced with the long-term buildup of public and private credit. Furthermore, we face higher taxes, greater spending, and more debt. We are now at a critical crossroads and our leaders have few realistic solutions. Proposals calling for tax reforms or fewer regulations have fallen on deaf ears. In fact, U.S. democracy has become more socialist and reform is needed immediately. Endless Money is an examination of how the U.S. government and the country's financial systems have embraced socialism, and why cultural deterioration reinforces the trend and jeopardizes democracy. In it, author William Baker sees this socialism embodied in two things. The first is the socialization of income, the second is the socialization of credit. Explores the present socialistic qualities of the American government and its financial system Looks back at how today's conditions relate not just to the Great Depression, but ancient empires such as Rome Calls for radical changes such as reduced regulatory power of the Federal Reserve, a considerable devaluation of the dollar in terms of gold, and repeal of income tax Includes a Web site devoted to book, with recommendations, quotes from the financial community, and think tank contacts Insightful and informative, Endless Money examines our current economic condition and describes what the United States can do to get back on the right economic track.

The Political Economy of Central America Since 1920

Author: V. Bulmer-Thomas

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521342841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 8356

In this book Victor Bulmer-Thomas uses his previously unpublished estimates of the national accounts to explore economic and social development in the five Central American republics from 1920. He examines in detail variations in economic policy between countries which help to account for differences in performance. The major political developments are woven into the analysis and linked to changes in internal and external conditions. Growth under liberal oligarchic rule in the 1920s, heavily dependent on exports of coffee and bananas, was accompanied by modest reform programmes. The 1929 depression, which hit the region hard, undermined most of the reforms and ushered in a period of dictatorial rule in all republics except Costa Rica. The Second World War, particularly after the entry of the United States, at first strengthened the dictatorships, but ultimately produced challenges to rule by authoritarian caudillos. The social upheavals accompanying the post-war export-led boom forced governments in each republic to address the question of economic, social and political reform.

Warum Nationen scheitern

Die Ursprünge von Macht, Wohlstand und Armut

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310402247X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 1206

Der Klassiker - von sechs Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträgern empfohlen, eine Pflichtlektüre! Warum sind Nationen reich oder arm? Starökonom Daron Acemoglu und Harvard-Politologe James Robinson geben eine ebenso schlüssige wie eindrucksvolle Antwort auf diese grundlegende Frage. Anhand zahlreicher, faszinierender Fallbeispiele – von den Conquistadores über die Industrielle Revolution bis zum heutigen China, von Sierra Leone bis Kolumbien – zeigen sie, mit welcher Macht die Eliten mittels repressiver Institutionen sämtliche Regeln zu ihren Gunsten manipulieren - zum Schaden der vielen Einzelnen. Ein spannendes und faszinierendes Plädoyer dafür, dass Geschichte und Geographie kein Schicksal sind. Und ein überzeugendes Beispiel, dass die richtige Analyse der Vergangenheit neue Wege zum Verständnis unserer Gegenwart und neue Perspektiven für die Zukunft eröffnet. Ein provokatives, brillantes und einzigartiges Buch. »Dieses Buch werden unsere Ur-Ur-Urenkel in zweihundert Jahren noch lesen.« George Akerlof, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Eine absolut überzeugende Studie.« Gary S. Becker, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wirklich wichtiges Buch.« Michael Spence, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Acemoglu und Robinson begeistern und regen zum Nachdenken an.« Robert Solow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiges, unverzichtbares Werk.« Peter Diamond, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Debatte, warum Staaten mit gleicher Vorrausetzung sich so wesentlich in wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklungen unterscheiden.« Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Diese faktenreiche und ermutigende Streitschrift lehrt uns, dass die Geschichte glücklich enden kann, wenn ihr kein Mensch mehr als Versuchsobjekt dient.« Michael Holmes, NZZ am Sonntag »Anderthalb Jahrzehnte Arbeit eines Pools von Wissenschaftlern, auf 600 Seiten zusammengefasst durch zwei Forscher von Weltrang – und dies kommt heraus: eine Liebeserklärung an Institutionen, die im Sinne ihrer Bürger funktionieren. [...] bestechend.« Elisabeth von Thadden, Die Zeit »Sie werden von diesem Buch begeistert sein.« Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Preisträger und Autor der Weltbestseller »Kollaps« und »Arm und Reich« » Ein höchst lesenswertes Buch.« Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Bestsellers »Das Ende der Geschichte« »Ein phantastisches Buch. Acemoglu und Robinson gehen das wichtigste Problem der Sozialwissenschaften an – eine Frage, die führende Denker seit Jahrhunderten plagt – und liefern eine in ihrer Einfachheit und Wirkmächtigkeit brillante Antwort. Eine wunderbar lesbare Mischung aus Geschichte, Politikwissenschaft und Ökonomie, die unser Denken verändern wird. Pflichtlektüre.« Steven Levitt, Autor von »Freakonomics«