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xxii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Momentous changes
  • Demography of the next America
  • Why it matters: tensions, conflicts, and consequences
  • Who will care for us? Caregiving, retirement, and old age
  • The insecurities of an aging nation and our collective fate
  • America in a global world: population aging, foreign workers, and national security
  • We are in this together: envisioning a unified and diverse society.
"This book takes on a new phenomenon facing the United States and poses the stark question: Will the United States be prepared by 2050, when its older population doubles and we become a majority-minority society? This book illuminates the changes and challenges that face the nation by concisely addressing a wide range of topics, including immigration reform, the politics of aging, and health and retirement security, and provides a glimpse of how the 'next America' might look"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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xv, 193 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Introduction.- A glance on rural urban migration.- Concepts and methods: coping as a social action.- Migration phases and state intervention in the history of the PRC.- Rural urban migration policies in China since 2000s.- Job Seeking: social networks as a functional substitute for government's program.- Wage exploitation: protests as an emerging strategy in Chinese society.- Work-related injuries: injured but not entitled for legal compensation.- Illness in cities: claimants appreciate the usefulness of "money".- Conclusion and Discussion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811080920 20180917
This book examines rural-urban migration policies in China, and considers how Chinese workers cope with migration events in the context of these policies. It explores the contribution of migrant workers to the Chinese economy, the impact of changes within the `hukou' system (household registration) and the impact of recent migration policies promoting rural-urban migration and targeting key events during migrant workers' migration trajectories - job-seeking, wage exploitation, work injuries and illness - namely the corresponding `Skills Training Program for Migrant Workers', the `Circular on Managing Wage Payment to Migrant Workers', the `Circular on Migrant Workers Participating in Work-Related Injury Insurance', and the `New Rural Medical Cooperative Scheme' (Health Insurance). Through in-depth interviews, it examines how when facing such challenges, migrant workers choose to either make a claim under existing policies, or use other coping strategies. The book notably proposes a typology of "coping" which includes a variety of administrative coping, political coping and social coping, and considers how workers in China harness the power of civil groups and social networks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811080920 20180917
Green Library
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xvii, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Set within the context of ASEAN integration, this book considers how Capitalism from China interacts with the ASEAN Economic Community, considering the issue from a variety of sociological, cultural and economic perspectives. It examines some of the creative strategies - de-sinicization, re-sinicization and re-balancing - employed by local Chinese communities and ASEAN countries to cope with the pressures of Chinese capitalism. The book addresses the phenomenon of Chinese ethnic economic migration, particularly the social capital of being Chinese in South East Asia, as well as community building, the interplay between domestic politics and globalization, and the rise of Chinese tourism related entrepreneurship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811300646 20180924
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439 pages : illustrations, map, genealogical table ; 23 cm
  • La formation d'Adam Smith -- L'univers de l'enfance -- Smith, étudiant à Glasgow -- Smith, étudiant à Oxford -- Smith, le professeur -- Smith de retour au pays natal - août 1746-48 -- Smith en tant que conférencier à Édimbourg -- Adam Smith de retour à Glasgow -- Smith pédagogue -- L'oeuvre de Smith de 1749 à 1759 -- Premiers écrits -- Un tournant capital pour Smith : -- la publication de la TSM -- La diffusion et la réception de la TSM -- La première réception en France -- La traduction française de la TSM -- Le duc de Buccleuch -- L'enfance d'un aristocrate de sang royal -- Charles Townshend, un beau-père attentionné -- La longue gestation d'un Grand -Tour atypique -- La fin de la guerre de Sept Ans et le feu vert du Grand Tour -- Le développement de la pensée économique de Smith avant le départ -- Un départ précipité -- De Paris à Toulouse -- L'arrivée à Toulouse -- Cet étrange abbé Colbert -- Installation et premières impressions de Toulouse -- Un séjour studieux -- À la poursuite de Loménie de Brienne -- Les jacobites de Toulouse -- Le programme d'études du duc -- Toulouse et le Languedoc -- Le Parlement de Toulouse -- La ville des trois S -- Hygiène et urbanisme -- Toulouse et la religion -- L'université -- Académies et sociétés savantes -- L'Académie des Jeux floraux et les sociétés littéraires -- Les loges maçonniques -- Les arts martiaux -- Le conflit entre le gouverneur et le Parlement et la crise qui s'ensuit (1763-64) -- L'affaire Calas -- Smith, ses réseaux et l'affaire Calas ? -- En route vers Bordeaux -- Le maréchal de Richelieu -- Rencontres bordelaises, Montesquieu et le colonel Barré -- Le baron Secondat de Montesquieu entre Bordeaux et Bagnères-de-Bigorre -- Un huguenot entre la France, la Grande-Bretagne et les États-Unis -- Villégiature à Bagnères-de-Bigorre -- Le pyrénéisme et le thermalisme à Bagnères-de-Bigorre -- Bagnères-de-Bigorre ou le voyage de Cythère -- Le comte de Noé -- Les trouvailles d'un été vagabond -- Vers Montpellier sur le canal du Languedoc -- Montpellier et la réunion des états du Languedoc -- Les états du Languedoc, embryon de pouvoir législatif -- Le budget des états -- Une politique industrielle pour le Languedoc -- Fin des états du Languedoc et retour à Toulouse -- L'Académie de Toulouse -- Et la physiocratie conquit Toulouse -- Sur le chemin du départ -- L'affaire Douglas France.
"Le 3 mars 1764, Adam Smith, le père de l'économie politique moderne, et son élève, le duc de Buccleuch, arrivaient à Toulouse, où ils allaient s'installer pendant dix-neuf mois. Pour Smith, qui n'a pas encore écrit La Richesse des nations, son grand livre d'économie, ce sera le premier et seul séjour en dehors de la Grande-Bretagne. Il lui donnera l'occasion de visiter Bordeaux et sa porte océane, Bagnères-de-Bigorre au pied des Pyrénées, où la haute société européenne se retrouve l'été, et de découvrir les arcanes des états du Languedoc à Montpellier et le canal du Midi qui inspirera ses réflexions sur la gouvernance des entreprises. Smith rencontrera à Toulouse les principaux acteurs de l'affaire Calas, qu'il abordera dans l'ultime version de la Théorie des sentiments moraux. Main Alcouffe est professeur émérite de sciences économiques, spécialiste d'économie industrielle et d'histoire de la pensée économique."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xvii, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm
Adam Smith is now widely regarded as 'the father of modern economics' and the most influential economist who ever lived. But what he really thought, and what the implications of his ideas are, remain fiercely contested. Was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and the freedom of the individual? Or a prime mover of 'market fundamentalism' and an apologist for inequality and human selfishness? Or something else entirely? Jesse Norman's brilliantly conceived \book gives us not just Smith's economics, but his vastly wider intellectual project. Against the turbulent backdrop of Enlightenment Scotland, it lays out a succinct and highly engaging account of Smith's life and times, reviews his work as a whole and traces his influence over the past two centuries. But this book is not only a biography. It dispels the myths and debunks the caricatures that have grown up around Adam Smith. It explores Smith's ideas in detail, from ethics to law to economics and government, and the impact of those ideas on thinkers as diverse as Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek. Far from being simply an economist, Adam Smith emerges as one of the founders of modern social psychology and behavioural theory. Far from being a doctrinaire 'libertarian' or 'neoliberal' thinker, he offers a strikingly modern evolutionary theory of political economy, which recognises the often complementary roles of markets and the state. At a time when economics and politics are ever more polarized between left and right, this book, by offering a Smithian analysis of contemporary markets, predatory capitalism and the 2008 financial crash, returns us to first principles and shows how the lost centre of modern public debate can be recreated. Through Smith's work, it addresses crucial issues of inequality, human dignity and exploitation; and it provides a compelling explanation of why he remains central to any attempt to defend, reform or renew the market system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241328491 20180917
Green Library
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x, 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I. Making Markets1. The Capitalist Constitution, by Woody Holton2. What Was the Great Bull Market? Value, Valuation, and Financial History, by Julia Ott3. The New York City Fiscal Crisis and the Idea of the State, by Kim Phillips-FeinPart II. Claiming and Contesting Capitalism4. Utopian Capitalism, by Richard White5. The Sovereign Market and Sex Difference: Human Rights in America, by Amy Dru Stanley6. Negro Cloth: Mastering the Market for Slave Clothing in Antebellum America, by Seth Rockman7. Revulsions of Capital: Slavery and Political Economy in the Epoch of the Turner Rebellion, Virginia, 1829-1832, by Christopher TomlinsPart III. "Knowing" Capital8. Risk, Uncertainty, and Data: Managing Risk in Twentieth-Century America, by Mary Poovey9. Representations of Capitalism in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, by Peter Knight10. Value of Life: Insurance, Slavery, and Expertise, by Michael RalphPart IV. Refiguring Space from the Local to the Global11. War by Other Means: Mercantilism and Free Trade in the Age of the American Revolution, by Eliga H. Gould12. "Innovative Solutions to Modern Agriculture": Capitalist Farming, Global Competition, and the Devolution of the U.S. Rice Industry, by Peter A. Coclanis13. Importing the World's Fair, by Michael Zakim14. Plantation Dispossessions: The Global Travel of Agricultural Racial Capitalism, by Kris ManjapraSelected BibliographyList of ContributorsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231185240 20180219
The United States has long epitomized capitalism. From its enterprising shopkeepers, wildcat banks, violent slave plantations, and raucous commodities trade to its world-spanning multinationals, its massive factories, and the centripetal power of New York in the world of finance, America has shaped political economy for two centuries and more. But an understanding of "capitalism" is as elusive as it is urgent. What does it mean to make capitalism a subject of historical inquiry? What is its potential across multiple disciplines, alongside different methodologies, and in a range of geographic and chronological settings? And how does a focus on capitalism change our understanding of American history? American Capitalism collects cutting-edge research from prominent scholars, sampling the latest work in the field. Rather than a monolithic perspective, these broad-minded and rigorous essays venture new angles on finance and debt, women's rights, slavery and political economy, labor, and regulation, among other topics. Together, the essays suggest emerging themes in the field: a fascination with capitalism as it is made by public authority, how it is experienced in the detail of daily life, how it spreads across the globe, and how it can be reconceptualized as a discrete and quantified object. A major statement for a wide-open field, this book demonstrates the breadth and scope of the work the history of capitalism can provoke.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231185240 20180219
Green Library
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x, 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The capitalist constitution / Woody Holton
  • What was the great bull market? : value, valuation, and financial history / Julia Ott
  • The New York City fiscal crisis and the idea of the state / Kim Phillips-Fein
  • Utopian capitalism / Richard White
  • The sovereign market and sex difference : human rights in America / Amy Dru Stanley
  • Negro cloth : mastering the market for slave clothing in antebellum America / Seth Rockman
  • Revulsions of capital : slavery and political economy in the epoch of the Turner Rebellion, Virginia, 1829-1832 / Christopher Tomlins
  • Risk, uncertainty, and data : managing risk in twentieth-century America / Mary Poovey
  • Representations of capitalism in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era / Peter Knight
  • Value of life : insurance, slavery, and expertise / Michael Ralph
  • War by other means : mercantilism and free trade in the age of the American Revolution / Eliga H. Gould
  • "Innovative solutions to modern agriculture" : capitalist farming, global competition, and the devolution of the U.S. rice industry / Peter A. Coclanis
  • Importing the crystal palace / Michael Zakim
  • Plantation dispossessions : tracing the global travel of agriculture racial capitalism / Kris Manjapra.
The United States has long epitomized capitalism. From its enterprising shopkeepers, wildcat banks, violent slave plantations, and raucous commodities trade to its world-spanning multinationals, its massive factories, and the centripetal power of New York in the world of finance, America has shaped political economy for two centuries and more. But an understanding of "capitalism" is as elusive as it is urgent. What does it mean to make capitalism a subject of historical inquiry? What is its potential across multiple disciplines, alongside different methodologies, and in a range of geographic and chronological settings? And how does a focus on capitalism change our understanding of American history? American Capitalism collects cutting-edge research from prominent scholars, sampling the latest work in the field. Rather than a monolithic perspective, these broad-minded and rigorous essays venture new angles on finance and debt, women's rights, slavery and political economy, labor, and regulation, among other topics. Together, the essays suggest emerging themes in the field: a fascination with capitalism as it is made by public authority, how it is experienced in the detail of daily life, how it spreads across the globe, and how it can be reconceptualized as a discrete and quantified object. A major statement for a wide-open field, this book demonstrates the breadth and scope of the work the history of capitalism can provoke.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231185240 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
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xvii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • PART I Post-Enlightenment Aristotelian theorists of political economy. 1. Karl Marx: "The Aristotle of the nineteenth century". 2. Karl Polanyi. 3. John Rawls. 4. Amartya Sen. 5. Martha Nussbaum. PART II Aristotle's critique of political economy. 6. The metaphysical foundations of Aristotle's critique of political economy. 7. Living well versus mere living: The bifurcation of the community. 8. Incommensurability and Aristotle's theory of value. 9. Reciprocity and reciprocal justice. 10. Grace in Aristotle's theory of exchange. PART III Contemporary application. Social welfare analysis: theory. 11. The state of social welfare analysis. 12. Derivation of an Aristotelian Social Welfare Function. PART IV Contemporary application. Social welfare analysis: application. 13. Estimating values of an Aristotelian Social Welfare Function. 14. Quantitative studies in an Aristotelian Social Welfare Function. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138644717 20180806
This book presents a positive account of Aristotle's theory of political economy, arguing that it contains elements that may help us better understand and resolve contemporary social and economic problems. The book considers how Aristotle's work has been utilized by scholars including Marx, Polanyi, Rawls, Nussbaum and Sen to develop solutions to the problem of injustice. It then goes on to present a new Social Welfare Function (SWF) as an application of Aristotle's theory. In exploring how Aristotle's theories can be applied to contemporary social welfare analysis, the book offers a study that will be of relevance to scholars of the history of economic thought, political theory and the philosophy of economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138644717 20180806
Green Library
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viii, 546 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • I. Crisis: Making sense of hyperinflation: 1921-1922
  • The road to Geneva: 1921-1922
  • How to kill a hyperinflation: 1922
  • II. Control: The inception of control, 1923-1924
  • Reconstructions at the crossroad: 1924
  • The politics of control: 1925-1926
  • III. Collapse: The precedence of politics: 1927-1929
  • The Credit-Anstalt Crisis and the collapse of the gold exchange standard: 1930-1931.
Although some statesmen and historians have pinned Austria's-and the world's-interwar economic implosion on financial colonialism, in this corrective history Nathan Marcus deemphasizes the negative role of external players and points to the greater impact of domestic malfeasance and predatory speculation on Austrian political and financial decline.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674088924 20180604
Green Library
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223 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 113 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction PART I Selves in a Patient 2. The Patient Who Changes His Mind3. The Two Selves in My Friend Addict4. The Oregon Paradox PART II Physician and Patient5. The Two-Headed Physician6. The Governance of Death PART III Young People and Old People 7. The Public Health Roulettes8. The Long Shadow of Caregiving9. International Justice in Elder Care: The Long RunPART IV People and Animals10. The Making of Modern Cruelty11. Two Animal Ethics-- Many More Economic Lessons12. Revenges by the CAFO Pigs PART V Present People and Future People13. Future Earth: A View from the Rainbow Bridge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319897783 20180611
This book takes readers on a journey through the wide universe of bioethics, raising the following question: what is the proper attitude towards health, life, and death from the perspective of contemporary behavioral economics? Drawing on fields as diverse as economics, ethics, ecology, biology, and philosophy, this book seeks to uncover the bioethics we accomplish, not the moral principles that we advocate. This book covers life-and-death issues arranged around five themes: selves, persons, populations, species, and "Future Earth". Ultimately, the author illustrates two kinds of justice: static and dynamic. Static justice prevails whenever parties are free to bargain with each other, while dynamic justice follows from parties' interactions over time. An examination into these types of justice reveals one particularly striking phenomenon: attempts by others to tip the balance of justice have a tendency to backfire. Of primary interest to behavioral economists, this book will also appeal to scholars studying bioethics, ecology, medicine, and philosophy, as well as all people dealing with issues of health, dying, and death.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319897783 20180611
Green Library
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x, 249 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Preface Chapter 1: What is Behavioral Economics and Why is it Important? Chapter 2: The Ascent and Dissent of Economics Chapter 3: ECON: Homo Economicus Chapter 4: HUMAN: More Homer (Simpson) than Homo Economicus Chapter 5: Manners, Monkeys and Moods Chapter 6: Nudge: Whys, Ways and Weasels Chapter 7: Sell! The Commercial (and Political) World of Persuasion Glossary Select bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315391212 20180828
Behavioral economics is everywhere - whether used by governments to shape our judgement and decision making, advertisers and marketers to sell products, or even politicians to sell policies, its insights are important and far-reaching. Behavioral Economics: The Basics is the first book to provide a rigorous yet accessible overview of the growing field that attempts to uncover the psychological processes which mediate all the economic judgements and decisions we make. In seven accessible chapters, the book answers questions like: What is behavioral economics? How does it help us to understand economic behavior? What does it tell us about how people form judgements and make decisions in their private and public lives? What does it tell us about the psychological nature of financial catastrophes that afflict our economic system? With recommended further readings throughout, Behavioral Economics: The Basics is essential for all students taking courses in behavioral economics, economic psychology, consumer psychology, microeconomics and game theory, and also for professionals looking for an accessible introduction to the topic. Further online resources may be found at www.behaviouraleconomicsbasics.net.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315391212 20180828
Green Library
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331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction, 1776, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Anyone Can Whistle, Avenue Q, Beauty and the Beast, Big Fish, Billy Elliot, Bonnie and Clyde, Cabaret, Candide, Carousel, Chicago, Cinderella, Closer than Ever, Curtains the Musical, Dames at Sea, Dear World, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Do I Hear a Waltz?, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Frozen, Follies, Fun Home, Grease, Gypsy, Hamilton, Hands on a Hardbody, Happy End, Heathers the Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hello Dolly, Honeymoon in Vegas, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, I Can Get it For You Wholesale, If/Then, In the Heights, Inside U.S.A., Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Kinky Boots, Kiss Me Kate, La La Land, Legally Blonde, Les Miserables, Little Shop of Horrors, Made in Dagenham, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Matilda, Moana, Oliver!, On the Twentieth Century, Once On This Island, One Man, Two Guvnors, Pacific Overtures, Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Ragtime, Rent, School of Rock, She Loves Me, Shrek the Musical, Something Rotten, Sunday in the Park with George, Sunny Afternoon, Sunset Boulevard, Tenderloin, The Addams Family, The Bridges of Madison County, The Fix, The Full Monty, The Last Five Years, The Last Ship, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, The Pajama Game, The Rothschilds, The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tovarich, Urinetown, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Song Reference Table, References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138051232 20180813
Economics has often been described as "the dismal science, " with TV and movies reinforcing this description. However, economics is a powerful tool that can be used to understand how the world works, helping to answer confusing puzzles and solve the world's problems. Surprisingly, Broadway musicals are an excellent way to show this. Musicals tell engaging stories through song and many are rich with economic concepts. This book analyzes 161 songs from 90 musicals to explore what they can teach us about supply and demand, monetary policy and numerous other core economic concepts. While some songs have an obvious connection to economics, other connections may seem less apparent. When you hear "Let it Go" from Frozen, does your mind think about a firm's production decisions? After reading this book, it will. Whether showing how Hamilton can illustrate concepts of central banking, or how "Stars" from Les Miserables provides a perfect example of inelastic demand, the author presents complicated topics in an understandable and entertaining way. Featuring classic songs from some of the most popular shows ever produced, along with some hidden gems, Broadway and Economics will be of interest to anybody studying an introductory economics course as well as theatre aficionados.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138051232 20180813
Green Library
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ix, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
The comparative analysis of socialist and capitalist economic systems has given rise to a voluminous literature in the history of economic thought, yet detailed analysis of the "market socialism" model, which seeks to imitate the functional efficiency of capitalism by simulating a competitive economy, has been relatively neglected. In this work, Mateusz Machaj seeks to redress this imbalance by providing an in-depth examination of one of the defining issues that separates capitalism from socialism - the system of ownership, or property rights - which, when explored, highlight fundamental problems in the market socialism model. Taking a broadly Austrian perspective, he shows that the mechanism of efficiency in market socialism is unable to play the part ascribed to it by its theoreticians, because it disregards the fact that property rights are fundamental to the shaping of prices and thus the abolition of ownership in market socialism makes its mechanism of efficiency a fiction. Indeed, the author argues, the economic terms used in the model of market capitalism only mirror the names of the real economic variables that cause capitalism to be efficient, not their functions. The books offers new and original insights into the theory of competition, theories of pricing, property laws, the relation between law and economics, as well as the economics of the market socialism model. It will be of interest to a wide range of heterodox economists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788210355 20180530
Green Library
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332 pages ; 19 cm
  • La liberté de Mai 68 et le capitalisme -- Le combat non continué -- Addictions individuelles et collectives -- Les processus addictifs diffus -- Liberté négative et liberté positive -- La liberté positive comme émancipation -- Ciné-méthodologie de l'émancipation -- L'émancipation du désir intime -- L'émergence de l'intimité -- Intimité et politique -- L'emprise des codes moraux -- L'intoxication du désir -- La libération par les femmes -- Nouvelle culture de la liberté -- Éthique de l'intime -- Les processus addictifs du capitalisme -- L'addiction à l'argent -- La valeur de l'argent -- La dérive gloutonne du capitalisme -- Capitalisme addictif et nouvelle culture -- La dépendance au marché -- L'aristocratisation des classes moyennes -- Le temps des désillusions -- Surveiller sans punir -- L'espionnage organique -- Misères du travail -- Bonnes et mauvaises ivresses -- L'émancipation par les drogues ? -- La liberté sexuelle surveillée -- Le dernier carré des interdits -- Des cerveaux dans une cuve ? -- Classes religieuses, classes malheureuses -- Le péché de chair -- Le corps des femmes -- La police des amours -- Tyrannies religieuses -- Les addictions religieuses -- Motivation pour la nature et nature des motivations -- L'état de nature au présent -- La nature autodestructrice ? -- Relations courtes et relations longues -- La Reine rouge -- "Demain" -- Une démocratie émancipée ? -- Le grand jeu de la politique -- Le dégoût de la démocratie -- Coévolutionnisme politique -- Le droit des migrants comme critère -- La politique de l'ironie -- La part du communisme.
"Comme des sujets accros aux drogues, les sociétés pourraient-elles devenir elles-mêmes "addictes" ? C'est-à-dire pathologiquement dépendantes de la recherche compulsive de certains biens, en dépit de ses conséquences nocives pour l'ensemble de la collectivité ? Si l'on en croit une critique ravageuse qui traverse toutes les productions culturelles, et en particulier le cinéma, c'est bien ce qui arrive aux démocraties libérales contemporaines : optimisation extrême des activités, course à l'argent et au succès, surconsommation marchande, usage compulsif des technologies, épuisement des ressources naturelles, corruption de la démocratie... Loin de contredire le processus de rationalisation propre au capitalisme moderne, cette dérive addictive en serait plutôt la conséquence paradoxale, qui rend de plus en plus difficile la poursuite de fins rationnelles communes. Si les cibles de l'émancipation portent toujours sur les libertés et égalités de base, devenues de plus en plus précaires, elles s'étendent désormais aux moyens de protéger le désir intime des intrusions marchandes, technologiques ou sécuritaires, qui enserrent les habitants dans un réseau toujours plus dense de dépendances indésirables."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xiii, 554 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • A young nobleman
  • The runaway bestseller
  • Monarchs and Philosophes
  • Pride and privilege-and political economy
  • The revolutionaries
  • The celebrated marquis
  • Conclusion.
Green Library
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xiii, 214 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction to Analyzing African EntrepreneursEve Sandberg2. Government-Business Relations and the Business Environment in GhanaDarko Opoku3. Ambivalent Union: State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Post-Independent NigeriaSamuel O. Oloruntoba4. South African Women Entrepreneurs: Challenging and Coping StrategiesMmapula Brendah Sekatane 5. Nigerian Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century: Corporate Social Responsibility Challenges and Coping Strategies of Nigerian Male and Female EntrepreneursAdebimpe Lincoln6. Small-Scale Ghanaian Miners and the Textiles and Garment Industry in the Age of Chinese Economic Onslaught Darko Opoku7. Challenges to African Entrepreneurship in the 21st CenturyEve Sandberg.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319609997 20171127
This volume offers an overview of the critical challenges faced by aspiring African entrepreneurs and their coping strategies to sustain and develop their businesses. Contributors to this volume detail the constraints placed on African entrepreneurs through rich case studies and challenge African leaders and international donors to review their own behaviors if they hope for African entrepreneurs to succeed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319609997 20171127
Green Library
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xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • List of figures. List of tables. Foreword to the Chinese Edition. Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Research Framework and Research Objectives Chapter 2 Current Situation of Population Development and Demographic Studies in China Chapter 3 Study and Discussion on Low Fertility Chapter 4 Comments on Previous Estimates of Underreporting and Fertility Rates Chapter 5 Education Statistics and Fertility Estimates Chapter 6 The "Fertility Rebound" in the 2006 Family Planning Survey was Due to Severe Sample Biases Chapter 7 Cohort Analysis on Parities and Only Children Chapter 8 Impact of Population Migration on the Current Fertility Level Chapter 9 Age-Specific Population Pyramids and Migration to Metropolises and Urban Areas Chapter 10 Fertility Projection and Future of China's Population Chapter 11 Brief Analysis of the Sixth National Population Census and Age-Based Estimates Chapter 12 Simulation of Population Trend in the Past 20 Years and Forecast of Future Population Based on the Sixth National Population Census Chapter 13 The Sixth National Population Census Revealed Grave Flaws in Previous Population Estimation and Forecast Chapter 14 China's Major Demographic Risk: Excessively Low Fertility and Excessively Fast Ageing Chapter 15 China's Population Momentum under Low Fertility Chapter 16 World Population in the Era of Globalization and China's Future Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138236059 20180226
As the most populous country in the world, China's demographic challenges have always been too many people for ecological system, resources, and the environment. However, by the early 1990s, fertility rate in China had dropped below the replacement level, and China's low fertility has now attracted the world's attention. This book is among the first studies to raise and examine questions on low fertility in China, believing that China has entered a new era featured by low birth rate and ageing population. Utilizing advanced research methods and models on low fertility to analyze China's census data, this book explores the issues from various perspectives. Methodologies employed in past population studies, policy making concerning fertility rate, underreporting of births and fertility rate estimates, fertility level of the migrant population, current population pattern, long-term population trends, population dynamics, and many other thought-provoking problems are covered. Finally, the book revisits China's population issues in the context of globalization. The 21st century has seen the new challenge of persistent population decrease and ageing worldwide, which, along with economic globalization, demands a new understanding of the changes in population pattern and their consequences. Researchers and students in China's demographic and social studies will be attracted by the insightful analysis and rich materials provided in the book. Population policy makers will also benefit from it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138236059 20180226
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Bangladesh: A hotspot of climate change 3. Alarm, scepticism and hard evidence: the debate about climate-related migration 4. Stay or move? Migration decisions amid climate uncertainties 5. Climate, environment or poverty? Factors that drive migration 6. Removing roadblocks: policy challenges in making migration an adaptation strategy 7. The song of the road: weaving together the migration story.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238497 20171211
The apocalyptic visions of climate change that are projected in the media often involve extreme weather events, disasters and mass migration of poor people. This book takes a critical look at this notion, drawing on research in Bangladesh; a country located at the heart of debates on climate change and migration. This book argues that rather than leading to dramatic events, climatic and environmental impacts often cause incremental changes in people's habitats and livelihoods, making them migrate in search of better places and income. With or without climate change, climatic and environmental factors can impoverish people, and drive displacement and migration, especially in the global South. These influences, including disasters, need not necessarily make people move, but instead sometimes trap the poorest and the most vulnerable people in their places exposed to hazards or make them migrate to even riskier places, such as crowed and flood-prone urban slums. This book argues that restrictions placed on people's mobility options could increase their vulnerability and favours proactive migration policies. This timely contribution explains the climate-hazard-migration nexus in an accessible, engaging language for students of geography, development studies, politics and environmental studies, as well as humanitarian and development practitioners and policymakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138238497 20171211
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