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  • The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel
    The Great Leveler (English, Hardback) Walter Scheidel

    How only violence and catastrophes have consistently reduced inequality throughout world history...

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  • Broken benefits by Sam Royston
    Broken benefits (English, Paperback) Sam Royston

    In Broken Benefits, Sam Royston argues that social security isn't working, and without a change in direction, it will be even less fair in the future. He provides an introductory guide to social security, correcting misunderstandings and presents practical ideas of how benefits should be reformed.

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  • Austerity by Kerry-Anne Mendoza
    Austerity (English, Paperback) Kerry-Anne Mendoza

    For the last five years, Britain has been under the hammer of 'Austerity'. In its name, wages have been frozen, benefits have been slashed and public spending squeezed. The pain of a financial crisis caused by bankers and speculators has been borne by ordinary people all over the country - and by the poor and disabled most of all.

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  • Jilted Generation by Ed Howker
    Jilted Generation (English, Paperback) Ed Howker, Shiv Malik

    A fully updated and revised edition of this influential polemic on the woeful realties of being young in Britain today.

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  • The Economics of Welfare by A. C. Pigou
    The Economics of Welfare (English, Paperback) A. C. Pigou

    Originally published in 1920, The Economics of Welfare provided a solution to the much discussed problem of externalities associated with market inefficiencies such as the problem of pollution. The concept of externalities remains central to modern day welfare economics and particularly environmental economics.

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  • Dimensions of Tax Design by Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
    Dimensions of Tax Design (English, Paperback) Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

    Dimensions of Tax Design consists of a set of 13 commissioned studies which draw on the latest thinking in the key areas of tax design. The volume includes contributions from a high-profile group of international experts and younger researchers and is supplemented by expert commentaries to provide the widest range of views and ideas on tax design.

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  • Arguments for Welfare by Paul Spicker
    Arguments for Welfare (English, Paperback) Paul Spicker

    This book is a concise explanation of what welfare is, and why it is important. With examples from the UK, Europe, North America and Australia the book explores how the principles of welfare are applied across the world.

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  • Reframing global social policy by Christopher Deeming
    Reframing global social policy (English, Hardback) Christopher Deeming

    Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth, together with internationally renowned contributors, illustrate how the merging of `social investment' and `inclusive growth and development' agendas, together with the environmental imperative of `sustainability', is forging an important new social policy framework and shaping a new global development agenda.

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  • Choice, Preferences, and Procedures by Kotaro Suzumura
    Choice, Preferences, and Procedures (English, Hardback) Kotaro Suzumura

    Social choice theory critically assesses and rationally designs economic mechanisms for improving human well-being. Kotaro Suzumura-one of the world's foremost thinkers in social choice theory and welfare economics-fuses abstract ideas with real-world economies to examine foundational issues of normative economics and collective decision making.

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  • After Austerity by Peter Taylor-Gooby
    After Austerity (English, Paperback) Peter Taylor-Gooby

    This book examines European welfare states, how and why they are changing, and how they are likely to develop.

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  • Paying for the welfare state in the 21st century by Sally Ruane
    Paying for the welfare state in the 21st century (English, Paperback) Sally Ruane

    Amid urgent debates around the function of welfare in the post-industrial 21st Century, and how we pay for it, David Byrne and Sally Ruane deploy the concepts and analytical tools of Marxist political economy to better understand recent developments, and the possibilities they present for social change.

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  • The Pricing of Progress by Eli Cook
    The Pricing of Progress (English, Hardback) Eli Cook

    How did Americans come to quantify their society's well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics that did not put a price on everyday life.

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  • The Welfare Trait by Adam Perkins
    The Welfare Trait (English, Paperback) Adam Perkins

    In support of his theory, Dr Perkins presents data showing that the welfare state can boost the number of children born into disadvantaged households, and that childhood disadvantage promotes the development of an employment-resistant personality profile, characterised by aggressive, antisocial and rule-breaking tendencies.

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  • Welfare and Inequality in Marketizing East Asia by Jonathan D. London
    Welfare and Inequality in Marketizing East Asia (English, Hardback) Jonathan D. London

    Proceeding from a synthetic critique of political economy, this book places welfare and inequality at the center of a more encompassing comparative approach to political economy that construes countries as dynamic, globally embedded social orders defined and animated by distinctive social relational and institutional features.

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  • The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics by Sherry Glied
    The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics (English, Paperback) Sherry Glied

    This book provides an engaging, comprehensive review of health economics, with a focus on policy implications in the developed and developing world. Authoritative, but non-technical, it stresses the wide reach of the discipline - across nations, health systems, and areas within health and medical care.

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  • The First Serious Optimist by Ian Kumekawa
    The First Serious Optimist (English, Hardback) Ian Kumekawa

    A groundbreaking intellectual biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential economists...

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  • Women and Austerity by Maria Karamessini
    Women and Austerity (English, Paperback) Maria Karamessini

    Austerity has become the new principle for public policy in Europe and the US as the financial crisis of 2008 has been converted into a public debt crisis. However, current austerity measures risk losing past progress towards gender equality by undermining important employment and social welfare protections and putting gender equality policy onto the back burner. This volume constitutes the first...

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  • Portfolios of the Poor by Daryl Collins
    Portfolios of the Poor (English, Paperback) Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch

    Explains how the poor find solutions to their everyday financial problems by conducting year-long interviews with impoverished villagers and slum dwellers in Bangladesh, India, and South Africa - records that track penny by penny how specific households manage their money.

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  • The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel
    The Great Leveler (English, CD-Audio) Walter Scheidel

    An essential contribution to the debate about inequality, The Great Leveler provides important new insights about why inequality is so persistent-and why it is unlikely to decline anytime soon.

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  • Working with the Grain by Brian Levy
    Working with the Grain (English, Paperback) Brian Levy

    This book directs attention away from unattainable 'good governance', and towards 'with-the-grain' institutional reforms that can initiate and sustain development momentum. It shows how to find a 'good fit' between country context and governance reform - with virtuous circles of change sometimes transforming seemingly modest reforms into a cascading sequence of gains.

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