Monthly Archives: September 2011

Networks in the Russian Economy

How does Russian economy function on a grassroots level? In addition to market mechanisms, what kinds of social and moral principles are at work in the new Russian economy? Is the ‘Soviet legacy’ still present in post-Soviet business practices? This … Continue reading

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Challenging governance theory: From networks to hegemony

Theories heralding the rise of network governance have dominated for a generation. Yet, empirical research suggests that claims for the transformative potential of networks are exaggerated. This topical book by Jonathan S. Davies (De Montfort University) takes a critical look at contemporary governance theory, … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneur: Classic Texts by Joseph A. Schumpeter

The renowned economist Joseph A. Schumpeter made seminal contributions not only to economic theory but also to sociology and economic history. The Entrepreneur: Classic Texts by Joseph A. Schumpeter, edited by Markus C. Becker, Thorbjørn Knudsen, and Richard Swedberg, contains several … Continue reading

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Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters

“Little else is required to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice; all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.” … Continue reading

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China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization

Today’s China is governed by a new economic model that marks a radical break from the Mao and Deng eras; it departs fundamentally from both the East Asian developmental state and its own Communist past. It has not, however, adopted … Continue reading

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Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank

Codes of Finance is an unusual, provocative, and compelling account of today’s structured financial products. The financial industry’s invention of complex products such as credit default swaps and other derivatives has been widely blamed for triggering the global financial crisis of 2008. … Continue reading

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