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Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

As the world economy enters the new century it is undergoing the most dramatic structural changes since the Second World War. These are marked by:

* the emergence of regional trading blocs in Europe, Asia and in North America

* the transformation of the former socialist economies

* the creation of a new world trading system with an emphasis on freer trade

* the continuing emergence of East and Southeast Asia as the world's most dynamic economic regions.

Each set contains a comprehensive new introduction by a leading expert in the field, and a selection of key material arranged according to major themes. The Critical Perspectives are an essential resource for those interested in the changing global economy including economists, policy makers and students of international business and international relations.

Sets in preparation include

Industrialization

The Growth Economies of Asia

Service Industry.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 11 results in Critical Perspectives on the World Economy
  1. The World Trade Organization

    Edited by Debra P. Steger

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    With a membership of 160 countries, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the international organization with responsibility for the global rules of trade between nations. Its stated principal function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably, and freely as possible. Established...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Pensions and Pension Funding (4 vols)

    Edited by Martin Sullivan

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    For more than fifty years, pensions have been the subject of academic enquiry and controversy. Debates have raged over, amongst other things, the need for pensions, the means by which they might be delivered, their implications for the public finances, their impact on an individual’s employment...

    Published June 27th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation

    Edited by Peter Drysdale, Takashi Terada

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum was established as a regional grouping in 1989 to deal with the issues arising from growing regional interdependence. Its stated aim is to build ‘a prosperous Asia-Pacific through free and open trade and investment’ and it now has twenty-one...

    Published March 21st 2007 by Routledge

  4. Health Economics

    Edited by Anthony Culyer

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    Health economics is one of the fastest growing sub-disciplines of economics and is probably the one that has most engaged with neighbouring disciplines, such as epidemiology and bio-statistics, to solve some of the more intractable problems confronting healthcare systems around the world. The...

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Taxation

    Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    Edited by Simon James

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    Taxation, of one sort or another, can be traced back to the beginnings of civilization, indeed, it might be argued that taxes are the price of civilization. This set reprints classic articles on taxation such as Adam Smith's Canons of Taxation, alongside more contemporary articles on modern...

    Published May 22nd 2002 by Routledge

  6. The Economies of Asia 1945-1998

    Edited by Robert Ash, Ann Booth, Anne Booth

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    This collection, edited by two of the world's leading experts on Asian economies, provides an invaluable reference resource by collecting together the major articles and essays on the region. It combines articles on China, ASEAN economies and the four NICs (Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong...

    Published December 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  7. Industrialization

    Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    Edited by Patrick O'Brien

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    The processes of industrialization have played a major role in the development of modern society. This set draws together a broad range of material, to provide a unique reference collection of the most important writings on this seminal subject. Industrialization is viewed as a global phenomenon,...

    Published April 8th 1998 by Routledge

  8. The World Trading System

    Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    Edited by Robert Howse

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    With ever increasing levels of international trade, many countries are now completely dependent on cross border trade. However, the suspicion that individual countries are not playing by the rules is leading to 'trade friction', and the real possibility of costly trade wars.The World Trading System...

    Published December 10th 1997 by Routledge

  9. International Economic Integration

    Critical Perspective on the World Economy

    Edited by Miroslav N. Jovanovic

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    This set of contemporary articles provides a uniquely comprehensive survey of international economic integration, covering the full range of theoretical and practical developments in the field over the past fifty years, and suggesting directions for future research. Topics covered in the 120...

    Published November 19th 1997 by Routledge

  10. The Transition to the Market Economy

    Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    Edited by Junior Davis, Paul Hare

    Series: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy

    This collection draws together the most significant writings on the economics of transition. Although there are a wide range of examples from different countries and industries, the focus is on analysis of the key issues. These include:* macroeconomics and stabilization* liberalization and the...

    Published March 5th 1997 by Routledge

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