New Books List

Publisher:

United Kingdom : Penguin Classics, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 330.156 K446J 2015

Pages:

xlii, 550 pages ; 20 cm.

Subject:

Economics

Summary:
Today, John Maynard Keynes is best remembered for his pioneering development of macroeconomics, and for his advocacy of active fiscal and monetary government policy. This uniquely comprehensive selection of his work, edited by Keynes¿s award-winning biographer Robert Skidelsky, aims to make his work more accessible to both students of economics and the general reader. All of Keynes¿s major economic work is included, yet the selection goes beyond pure economics. Here too are Keynes¿s essential writings on philosophy, social theory and policy, and his futurist vision of a world without work. As Robert Skidelsky writes in his introduction: ¿People talk of the need for a new Keynes. But the old Keynes still has superlative wisdom to offer for a new age.¿
Publisher:

New Haven : Yale University press, 1998.

Call Number:

KIC 338.9 S425S 1998

Pages:

xiv, 445 pages : illustration, maps ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Economics

Summary:
In this wide-ranging and original book, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. Centrally managed social plans misfire, Scott argues, when they impose schematic visions that do violence to complex interdependencies that are not¿and cannot¿be fully understood. Further, the success of designs for social organization depends upon the recognition that local, practical knowledge is as important as formal, epistemic knowledge. The author builds a persuasive case against "development theory" and imperialistic state planning that disregards the values, desires, and objections of its subjects. He identifies and discusses four conditions common to all planning disasters: administrative ordering of nature and society by the state; a "high-modernist ideology" that places confidence in the ability of science to improve every aspect of human life; a willingness to use authoritarian state power to effect large- scale interventions; and a prostrate civil society that cannot effectively resist such plans.
Publisher:

Basingstoke [England] ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 332.042 A844G 2009

Pages:

vii, 215 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Economics

Summary:
This book explores the gendered nature of the historical emergence of modern finance markets and their expansion to a now global scale. It analyses the ways in which women were and still are marginalized in terms of financial activity and associated structures of power which play a critical role in shaping the contemporary global political economy.
Publisher:

Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

Call Number:

KIC 332.09 G594V 2005

Pages:

xxvii, 235 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Economics

Summary:
A cultural history of financial markets from the early eighteenth century to the present day, Virtue, Fortune, and Faith offers a reading of the historical insecurities, debates, and controversies that were purged from nascent credit practices in order to produce the image of today's global financial sphere. Marieke de Goede questions assumptions about international finance's unchallenged position and exposes its ambiguous scientific authority.