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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

    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.

    Intermediate Microeconomics

    R1 624,00
    Suitable for a one-term class in microeconomics at the intermediate level, this book contains an axiomatic approach to the theory with calculus applications (at the one variable level) and a substantial number of homework problems. It does not require a background in topology or analysis and covers the essential topics of microeconomics.

    Labour relations in practice

    Labour Relations in Practice deals with the core labour/employment relations matters regularly encountered by IR/HR officers, managers, union representatives, Bargaining Council functionaries and those engaged in advisory services.

    Leadership in health services management

    This edition of leadership in health services management provides healthcare professionals with the information necessary to lead with commitment.

    Greening the South African economy

    R499,00 R534,00
    Greening the South African economy requires an application of sustainability principles and practices across the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of the economy in an integrated manner. The aim of this book is to apply principles of sustainability to the entire South African socio-economic system.

    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.

    Public Private Partnerships: Success and Failure Factors for In-Transition Countries

    R1 119,00
    This book aims to discover the conditions under which public private partnerships may provide a viable alternative to the provision of public services and infrastructures by the state, while achieving efficient, sustainable, peaceful, and equitable development in four transition countries: China, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.