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Industrial Policy (Hardcover): Wyn P. Grant Industrial Policy (Hardcover)
Wyn P. Grant
R5,306 Discovery Miles 53 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The election of the Clinton administration in the United States and the debate in the European Community about the consequences of the industrial policy clause in the Maastricht treaty have put industrial policy back on the academic and political agenda again. This volume brings together the key articles on industrial policy, ranging from general theoretical perspectives and overviews of the literature to studies of the experience of particular countries, including Japan and the newly industrialising countries of East Asia. Four articles are concerned with the industrial programmes of the European Community. This is a comprehensive and authoritative compilation of work on a theme of interest to economists and political scientists.

Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Michael Gilek, Mikael Karlsson, Sebastian Linke,... Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Michael Gilek, Mikael Karlsson, Sebastian Linke, Katarzyna Smolarz
R1,331 R1,238 Discovery Miles 12 380 Save R93 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This edited volume presents a comprehensive and coherent interdisciplinary analysis of challenges and possibilities for sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea ecosystem by combining knowledge and approaches from natural and social sciences. Focusing on the Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM) and associated multi-level, multi-sector and multi-actor challenges, the book provides up-to-date descriptions and analyses of environmental governance structures and processes at the macro-regional Baltic Sea level. Organised in two parts, Part 1 presents in-depth case studies of environmental governance practices and challenges linked to five key environmental problems - eutrophication, chemical pollution, overfishing, oil discharges and invasive species. Part 2 analyses and compares governance challenges and opportunities across the five case studies, focusing on governance structures and EAM implementation, knowledge integration and science support, as well as stakeholder communication and participation. Based on these cross-case comparisons, this book also draws a set of general conclusions on possible ways of improving the governance of the Baltic Sea by promoting what are identified as vital functions of environmental governance: coordination, integration, interdisciplinarity, precaution, deliberation, communication and adaptability.

Demography and Democracy - Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa (Paperback): Elhum Haghighat Demography and Democracy - Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa (Paperback)
Elhum Haghighat
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Middle East and North Africa have recently experienced one of the highest population growth rates in the world, something which has profoundly affected the wider region and its institutions. In addition, the recent period of unprecedented political turbulence has further complicated the picture, resulting in uprisings and resistance movements that have coincided with intense shifts in socio-cultural norms, as well as economic and political change. Through highlighting the links between population dynamics and the social and political transitions, this book provides a new view of these recent regional changes. The complexity of the changes is further explained in the context of demographic transitions (mortality, fertility, migration) that work hand in hand with development (economic and social modernization) and ultimately, democratization (political modernization). These three Ds (Demographic, Development and Democratic transitions) are central to Elhum Haghighat's analysis of the Middle East and North Africa at this crucial time.

Democratic Inclusion - Rainer BauboeCk in Dialogue (Paperback): Rainer Baubock Democratic Inclusion - Rainer BauboeCk in Dialogue (Paperback)
Rainer Baubock
R461 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R28 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Rainer Bauboeck is the world's leading theorist of transnational citizenship. He opens this volume with a question that is crucial to our thinking on citizenship in the twenty-first century: who has a claim to be included in a democratic political community? Bauboeck's answer addresses the major theoretical and practical issues of the forms of citizenship and access to citizenship in different types of polity, the specification and justification of rights of non-citizen immigrants as well as non-resident citizens, and the conditions under which norms governing citizenship can legitimately vary. This argument is challenged and developed in responses by Joseph Carens, David Miller, Iseult Honohan, Will Kymlicka and Sue Donaldson, David Owen and Peter J. Spiro. In the concluding chapter, Bauboeck replies to his critics. -- .

Democracy After Liberalism - Pragmatism and Deliberative Politics (Paperback): Robert Talisse Democracy After Liberalism - Pragmatism and Deliberative Politics (Paperback)
Robert Talisse
R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book critically evaluates liberalism, the dominant attempt in the tradition of political philosophy to provide a philosophical foundation for democracy, and argues for a conception of deliberative democracy to meet this need.

Comparative Policy Agendas - Theory, Tools, Data (Hardcover): Frank R. Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, Emiliano Grossman Comparative Policy Agendas - Theory, Tools, Data (Hardcover)
Frank R. Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, Emiliano Grossman
R1,731 Discovery Miles 17 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book summarizes recent advances in the work on agenda-setting in a comparative perspective. The book first presents and explains the data-gathering effort undertaken within the Comparative Agendas Project over the past ten years. Individual country chapters then present the research undertaken within the many national projects. The third section illustrates the possibilities and directions for new research in comparative public policy using the data presented in this book. All the data used and discussed in the book is moreover publicly available. The book represents a significant contribution to the study of comparative public policy. By introducing a unified research infrastructure it opens up new possibilities for both empirical and theoretical research in this area.

The Politics of the Environment (Hardcover): Robert E. Goodin The Politics of the Environment (Hardcover)
Robert E. Goodin
R5,667 Discovery Miles 56 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Politics of the Environment brings together 25 classic essays on the political theory of the environment, ranging across environmental philosophy and political, social, legal and economic aspects of environmental action. Prefaced by an editorial introduction situating these materials in the context of the ongoing environmentalist debates, this collection provides beginners with a comprehensive introduction and specialists with a useful reference edition of widely dispersed materials on which any subsequent contributions must build.

New Approaches to Welfare Theory (Paperback): Glenn Drover, Patrick Kerans New Approaches to Welfare Theory (Paperback)
Glenn Drover, Patrick Kerans
R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New Approaches to Welfare Theory draws on recent work from the sociology of social action, feminist literature and critical social theory, to counter the current impasse in social policy. Interdisciplinary in scope and including work by economists, psychologists, philosophers and social workers, it offer insights into the meaning and dynamics of claimsmaking in modern society. The introduction examines the claims which groups - especially groups of marginalised people - make against institutions, the problems they have in articulating their aspirations and needs, and the structured institutional responses to their claims. This is followed by a series of papers on the problem of establishing the moral justifiability of claims, including contributions from both the contractarian and utilitarian approaches. Later sections concentrate on the constraining and enabling effects of social structures on claimsmaking - including the various excluding and filtering institutional responses - and the interactions both of claimsmakers with political institutions and of social groups with institutional patterns. The volume concludes with an afterword by the editors discussing the relationship between the universalist and particularist approaches, the two perspectives on the moral dimensions of welfare which feature most prominently in the book. The essays and papers in this book draw upon a broad background of research, teaching and practical experience by a distinguished group of scholars. New Approaches to Welfare Theory will be welcomed by students and researchers, as well as by social workers and policymakers, as an enlightening and instructive discussion of the problems and implications of an approach to welfare from the perspective of social action.

Cambridge Studies on the American Constitution - Conservatives and the Constitution: Imagining Constitutional Restoration in... Cambridge Studies on the American Constitution - Conservatives and the Constitution: Imagining Constitutional Restoration in the Heyday of American Liberalism (Paperback)
Ken I. Kersch
R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the 1980s, a ritualized opposition in legal thought between a conservative 'originalism' and a liberal 'living constitutionalism' has obscured the aggressively contested tradition committed to, and mobilization of arguments for, constitutional restoration and redemption within the broader postwar American conservative movement. Conservatives and the Constitution is the first history of the political and intellectual trajectory of this foundational tradition and mobilization. By looking at the deep stories told either by identity groups or about what conservatives took to be flashpoint topics in the postwar period, Ken I. Kersch seeks to capture the developmental and integrative nature of postwar constitutional conservatism, challenging conservatives and liberals alike to more clearly see and understand both themselves and their presumed political and constitutional opposition. Conservatives and the Constitution makes a unique contribution to our understanding of modern American conservatism, and to the constitutional thought that has, in critical ways, informed and defined it.

Climate Machines, Fascist Drives, and Truth (Hardcover): William E. Connolly Climate Machines, Fascist Drives, and Truth (Hardcover)
William E. Connolly
R1,653 R1,350 Discovery Miles 13 500 Save R303 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this new installation of his work, William E. Connolly examines entanglements between volatile earth processes and emerging cultural practices. He highlights relays between extractive capitalism, self-amplifying climate processes, migrations, democratic aspirations, and fascist dangers. In three interwoven essays, Connolly takes up thinkers in the "minor tradition" of European thought who, unlike Cartesians and Kantians, cross divisions between nature and culture. He first offers readings of Sophocles and Mary Shelley, asking whether close attention to the Anthropocene could perhaps have arrived earlier had later humanists absorbed their lessons. He then joins Deleuze and Guattari's notion of an abstract machine with contemporary earth sciences, doing so to compare the Antique Little Ice Age in late Rome to relays today between extractive capitalism and accelerating climate processes. The final essay stages a dialogue between Alfred North Whitehead and Michel Foucault about the pursuit of truth during a time of planetary turbulence. With Climate Machines, Fascist Drives, and Truth, Connolly forges incisive interventions into key issues of our time.

The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MONETARY RELATIONS (Hardcover): Benjamin J Cohen The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MONETARY RELATIONS (Hardcover)
Benjamin J Cohen
R6,143 Discovery Miles 61 430 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This key reference collection focuses on the international monetary system. It includes seminal contributions on issues such as exchange rate systems, recycling, adjustment mechanisms, debtor-creditor relations, international monetary policy coordination and seigniorage. While focusing on the international system it includes important work on domestic policy making that affects this system.

The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TRADE (Hardcover): David A. Lake The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TRADE (Hardcover)
David A. Lake
R10,389 Discovery Miles 103 890 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The political economy of international trade and trade policy - at both the domestic and international levels - has spawned a vast literature from both economists and political scientists. This two volume set includes seminal contributions to our understanding of international trade among the advanced industrial countries, between them and the lesser developed countries and between East and West. It includes work on the political economy of trade liberalization, protectionism and sanctions.

The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF NATURAL RESOURCES (Hardcover): Mark W. Zacher The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF NATURAL RESOURCES (Hardcover)
Mark W. Zacher
R8,670 Discovery Miles 86 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This important reference collection includes the seminal literature on the political economy of natural resources - broadly defined as not only minerals but also energy sources and agriculture. It includes key articles and papers on the politics of international markets in these resources, the effects of these markets on the world economy and on the domestic political economy as well as the domestic politics of policymaking on international resources.

New Approaches to Welfare Theory (Hardcover): Glenn Drover, Patrick Kerans New Approaches to Welfare Theory (Hardcover)
Glenn Drover, Patrick Kerans
R2,430 Discovery Miles 24 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New Approaches to Welfare Theory draws on recent work from the sociology of social action, feminist literature and critical social theory, to counter the current impasse in social policy. Interdisciplinary in scope and including work by economists, psychologists, philosophers and social workers, it offer insights into the meaning and dynamics of claimsmaking in modern society. The introduction examines the claims which groups - especially groups of marginalised people - make against institutions, the problems they have in articulating their aspirations and needs, and the structured institutional responses to their claims. This is followed by a series of papers on the problem of establishing the moral justifiability of claims, including contributions from both the contractarian and utilitarian approaches. Later sections concentrate on the constraining and enabling effects of social structures on claimsmaking - including the various excluding and filtering institutional responses - and the interactions both of claimsmakers with political institutions and of social groups with institutional patterns. The volume concludes with an afterword by the editors discussing the relationship between the universalist and particularist approaches, the two perspectives on the moral dimensions of welfare which feature most prominently in the book. The essays and papers in this book draw upon a broad background of research, teaching and practical experience by a distinguished group of scholars. New Approaches to Welfare Theory will be welcomed by students and researchers, as well as by social workers and policymakers, as an enlightening and instructive discussion of the problems and implications of an approach to welfare from the perspective of social action.

The Lucifer Effect (Paperback): Alexander O'Connor The Lucifer Effect (Paperback)
Alexander O'Connor
R129 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R23 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

What makes good people capable of committing bad – even evil – acts? Few psychologists are as well-qualified to answer that question as Philip Zimbardo, a psychology professor who was not only the author of the classic Stanford Prison Experiment – which asked two groups of students to assume the roles of prisoners and guards in a makeshift jail, to dramatic effect – but also an active participant in the trial of a US serviceman who took part in the violent abuse of Iraqi prisoners in the wake of the second Gulf War.

Zimbardo’s book The Lucifer Effect is an extended analysis that aims to find solutions to the problem of how good people can commit evil acts. Zimbardo used his problem-solving skills to locate the solution to this question in an understanding of two conditions. Firstly, he writes, situational factors (circumstances and setting) must override dispositional ones, meaning that decent and well-meaning people can behave uncharacteristically when placed in unusual or stressful environments. Secondly, good and evil are not alternatives; they are interchangeable. Most people are capable of being both angels and devils, depending on the circumstances.

In making this observation, Zimbardo also built on the work of Stanley Milgram, whose own psychological experiments had shown the impact that authority figures can have on determining the actions of their subordinates. Zimbardo's book is a fine example of the importance of asking productive questions that go beyond the theoretical to consider real-world events.

Thomas More (Paperback): Joanne Paul Thomas More (Paperback)
Joanne Paul
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Thomas More remains one of the most enigmatic thinkers in history, due in large part to the enduring mysteries surrounding his best-known work, Utopia. He has been variously thought of as a reformer and a conservative, a civic humanist and a devout Christian, a proto-communist and a monarchical absolutist. His work spans contemporary disciplines from history to politics to literature, and his ideas have variously been taken up by seventeenth-century reformers and nineteenth-century communists. Through a comprehensive treatment of More's writing, from his earliest poetry to his reflections on suffering in the Tower of London, Joanne Paul engages with both the rich variety and some of the fundamental consistencies that run throughout More's works. In particular, Paul highlights More's concern with the destruction of what is held 'in common', whether it be in the commonwealth or in the body of the church. In so doing, she re-establishes More's place in the history of political thought, tracing the reception of his ideas to the present day. Paul's book serves as an essential foundation for any student encountering More's writing for the first time, as well as providing an innovative reconsideration of the place of his works in the history of ideas.

The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT (Hardcover): Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, David B. Yoffie The INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT (Hardcover)
Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, David B. Yoffie
R8,788 Discovery Miles 87 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

These important volumes focus on multinational corporations and present the most important articles seeking to explain the reasons for their appearance, their growth and their effects on both host and home countries and the world economy. They also includes literature addressing the effect of the international political economy on multinationals and their impact on the international systems. Country strategies as well as corporate ones are also included.

Bourgeois Equality - How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (Hardcover): Deirdre N. McCloskey Bourgeois Equality - How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (Hardcover)
Deirdre N. McCloskey 2
R938 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R189 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There's little doubt that most humans today are better off than their forebears. Stunningly so, the economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey argues in the concluding volume of her trilogy celebrating the oft-derided virtues of the bourgeoisie. The poorest of humanity, McCloskey shows, will soon be joining the comparative riches of Japan and Sweden and Botswana. Why? Most economists--from Adam Smith and Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty--say the Great Enrichment since 1800 came from accumulated capital. McCloskey disagrees, fiercely. "Our riches," she argues, "were made not by piling brick on brick, bank balance on bank balance, but by piling idea on idea." Capital was necessary, but so was the presence of oxygen. It was ideas, not matter, that drove "trade-tested betterment." Nor were institutions the drivers. The World Bank orthodoxy of "add institutions and stir" doesn't work, and didn't. McCloskey builds a powerful case for the initiating role of ideas--ideas for electric motors and free elections, of course, but more deeply the bizarre and liberal ideas of equal liberty and dignity for ordinary folk. Liberalism arose from theological and political revolutions in northwest Europe, yielding a unique respect for betterment and its practitioners, and upending ancient hierarchies. Commoners were encouraged to have a go, and the bourgeoisie took up the Bourgeois Deal, and we were all enriched. Few economists or historians write like McCloskey--her ability to invest the facts of economic history with the urgency of a novel, or of a leading case at law, is unmatched. She summarizes modern economics and modern economic history with verve and lucidity, yet sees through to the really big scientific conclusion. Not matter, but ideas. Big books don't come any more ambitious, or captivating, than Bourgeois Equality.

Karl Marx (Hardcover): Michael Evans Karl Marx (Hardcover)
Michael Evans
R4,505 Discovery Miles 45 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides an interpretative introduction to the political thought of Karl Marx. The approach is both historical and analytical, with emphasis placed on developments and changes in Marx's thought. The book is firmly based on a close reading of primary sources including recently discovered documents on the Communist League, the drafts of Marx's Civil War in France and the Grundrisse manuscripts.
Available on its own, or as part of the 9-volume reissue of the classic Political Thinkers series.

Bentham (Hardcover): James Steintrager Bentham (Hardcover)
James Steintrager
R5,225 Discovery Miles 52 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Challenging the accepted interpretations of Bentham's political thought and in particular the landmark criticism by John Stuart Mill and Elie Halevy, the author consulted the extensive manuscript collections left by Bentham to the University of London and the British museum in the preparation of this volume.
Available on its own, or as part of the 9-volume reissue of the classic Political Thinkers series.

Edmund Burke (Hardcover): Frank O'Gorman Edmund Burke (Hardcover)
Frank O'Gorman
R5,225 Discovery Miles 52 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A concise and readable account of Burke's political philosophy. As well as examining the foundation for Burke's thought, the book also provides much needed connections between the fields of history and political theory. Critical comment and analysis of Burke's attitudes to the problems of the second half of the eighteenth century are also included.
Available on its own, or as part of the 9-volume reissue of the classic Political Thinkers series.

Hegel (Hardcover): Raymond Plant Hegel (Hardcover)
Raymond Plant
R4,505 Discovery Miles 45 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Demonstrating the interconnection between his political and metaphysical writings, this book provides a point of entry into Hegel's system of ideas. Condemned unread, and when read far too often misunderstood, Hegel's thought has once more begun to make its impact on contemporary ideas with many of today's most important social and political thinkers.
Available on its own, or as part of the 9-volume reissue of the classic Political Thinkers series.

John Locke (Hardcover, annotated edition): Geraint Parry John Locke (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Geraint Parry
R5,229 Discovery Miles 52 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From earliest times Locke's writings have been the subject of controversy. An intellectual caught up in the politics of late seventeenth century England, his writings on politics reveal a man attempting to combine an analysis of the underlying principles of society with a deep commitment to a specific political stance and party. This study explains why Locke's vision of political life has continued to fascinate political thinkers of many different persuasions.
Available on its own, or as part of the 9-volume reissue of the classic Political Thinkers series.

City of Gold - An Apology for Global Capitalism in a Time of Discontent (Paperback): David A Westbrook City of Gold - An Apology for Global Capitalism in a Time of Discontent (Paperback)
David A Westbrook
R841 Discovery Miles 8 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


David Westbrook argues that we live in 'the city of gold' - a global, cosmopolitan polity where politics are done through markets, and where global capital markets, not states, have become the dominant force in our social life. In this wide-ranging, multi-tiered exploration of our contemporary global political economy, he touches on four major themes: the historical foundation of the city of gold; an assessment of its political scope; its current discontents; and ways to make a better - albeit imperfect - world from within it.

States of Apology (Hardcover): Michael Cunningham States of Apology (Hardcover)
Michael Cunningham
R1,707 Discovery Miles 17 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book offers a critical consideration of the apology in politics. It provides a detailed overview of all aspects of the phenomenon of the apology made by states, which has increased significantly since the mid-1980s. It is the product of a decade's research and reflection on the subject and thus provides a complete coverage of all the key debates and features. States of apology evaluates the relationship between the personal apology and the apology in politics, the political and cultural factors behind its emergence and the philosophical problems generated by the state apologising and in particular the question of responsibility across generations. The book also considers the dynamics of domestic apologies and the relationship of the apology to the field of international relations. It is written in a clear and jargon-free style which will make it accessible to both students and non-students alike. -- .

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