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    Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance

    The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact-and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how. Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others-and make us all more vulnerable to one another. Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That's why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we're headed. To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we've been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery. Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish-if we learn from the first.

    The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run or Ruin an Economy

    R89,00 R215,00
    Tim Harford returns as the Undercover Economist with an even bigger target in his sights: to explain how the whole world economy works.

    The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free

    R149,00 R315,00
    A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing us to think again

    Superpower or neocolonialist?

    R190,00 R250,00
    Given its economic and political power South Africa is undeniably an African superpower. Yet some accuse it of behaving like a neocolonialist bully. Liesl Louw-Vaudran answers this accusation by examining key events, from Thabo MbekiÆs reform of the AU to the peace-keeping mission in the Central African Republic in 2013.

    Dear Undercover Economist: The Very Best Letters from the Dear Economist Column

    R89,00 R165,00
    * The very best letters from Tim Harford's celebrated Financial Times 'Dear Econonmist' column, collected herewith NEW letters for the paperback edition

    The Undercover Economist

    R50,00 R220,00
    A brilliant and eye-opening explanation of the economics of everyday life - Britain's answer to FREAKONOMICS

    Global Financial Crisis and Challenges for China: China and the Global Financial Crisis

    R1 008,00
    Provides an overview on the global financial crisis and a detailed study of its impact on China. This work covers topics such as China's response to tackling the crisis and its impact on her once mighty manufacturing industry. It is suitable for students and academics interested in China's economy and the global financial crisis.

    Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

    This widely adopted text starts with the fundamentals--what is economic growth, what is development, and what is the relationship between these two concepts? The authors examine orthodox theories of growth grounded in different schools of economics (classical, neoclassical, Keynesian, neoliberal) before considering critical alternatives (Marxist, socialist, poststructuralist, and feminist). The book elucidates the basic ideas that underpin contemporary controversies and debates surrounding economic growth, environmental crisis, and global inequality. It highlights points of contention among the various theories, links them to historical and current world events, and works toward envisioning a form of development that makes life better for all.
    New to This Edition
    *Reflects the latest data and global development trends, such as the effects on economies of extreme weather events and climate change.
    *New discussions throughout the chapters, including the work of Thomas Piketty, Richard Florida, William Easterly, Niall Ferguson, and Arturo Escobar.
    *Responds to current crises, including the global financial meltdown and its consequences and the rise of finance capitalism.

    Currencies, Crises, Fiscal Policy, and Coordination

    R1 960,00
    Provides an integrated compilation of selected major articles, that include contributions to the understanding of currency crises and financial contagion, the evolution of exchange rate regimes, and the interaction between national fiscal policies and regional monetary unions.

    Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future: Insights from 45 Global Thought Leaders

    The major challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision of a future that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable.

    Investment Facilitation in Transitional and Fragile States

    The report from the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development outlines a new tool for policymakers to encourage private-sector development in developing nations. Specifically, it argues that in fragile states there is an intermediation gap between sources of capital and entrepreneurs seeking investment.

    How to think and reason in macroeconomics

    R627,00 R678,00
    Completely up-to-date and comprehensive, this edition prepares you to analyse actual macroeconomic events and policy in a globalised context. It combines well-informed intuitive understanding with solid economic theory plus a concrete understanding of South African economic processes, institutions and data.

    Foreign Direct Investment in China: Winners and Losers

    R1 680,00
    Provides a comprehensive analysis of the effects that foreign direct investment into China has had on the productivity, exporting activity, and innovation of Chinese domestic firms, as well as on the nation's labor markets. This book also includes a critical overview of the theoretical and empirical literature on these issues.

    Growth with Inequality: An International Comparison on Income Distribution

    R2 576,00
    In the era of globalization and liberalization, the world is enjoying high growth as well as suffering from the in-effects of unequal distribution of its economic outcomes. This book raises the following questions: Can high growth shrink inequality gradually? Can government intervention be efficient to equalize income distribution? And, more.