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New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research

This book is open access under a CC BY license. Interest in social innovation continues to rise, from governments setting up social innovation 'labs' to large corporations developing social innovation strategies. Yet theory lags behind practice, and this hampers our ability to understand social innovation and make the most of its potential. This collection brings together work by leading social innovation researchers globally, exploring the practice and process of researching social innovation, its nature and effects. Combining theoretical chapters and empirical studies, it shows how social innovation is blurring traditional boundaries between the market, the state and civil society, thereby developing new forms of services, relationships and collaborations. It takes a critical perspective, analyzing potential downsides of social innovation that often remain unexplored or are glossed over, yet concludes with a powerful vision of the potential for social innovation to transform society. It aims to be a valuable resource for students and researchers, as well as policymakers and others supporting and leading social innovation.

The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy (Development in the Americas)

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure and strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currently being delivered in the region. This book offers suggestions for improving public policy in this critical area.

Imperial Germany & the Industrial Revolution: The Economic Rise as a Fuel for Political Radicalism & The Background Origins of WW1

This eBook edition of "Imperial Germany & the Industrial Revolution" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

The book was published in 1915, after the First World War began. Veblen considered warfare a threat to economic productivity and contrasted the authoritarian politics of Germany with the democratic tradition of Britain, noting that industrialization in Germany had not produced a progressive political culture. Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution is in major part a study of the deviations in cultural and social growth between the English and the German. It deals with the consequences those differences created in social, economic and other domains. Veblen here describes, through the study of German culture, historical and social aspect, how it came to forming of the Third Reich, even before it was formed. He suggests that the Germany's autocracy was an advantage compared to democratic countries. After it was censored during the war, it was later released and it represents a substantial contribution in its sphere of influence.

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was an American economist and sociologist. He is well known as a witty critic of capitalism. Veblen is famous for the idea of "conspicuous consumption." Conspicuous consumption, along with "conspicuous leisure," is performed to demonstrate wealth or mark social status. Veblen explains the concept in his best-known book, The Theory of the Leisure Class. Within the history of economic thought, Veblen is considered the leader of the institutional economics movement. Veblen's distinction between "institutions" and "technology" is still called the Veblenian dichotomy by contemporary economists.

The New Colombia: Peace and prosperity in sight: the country comes of age

Colombia is usually associated with drug cartels, guerrilla wars and

violence. But the biggest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico is changing.

The economy is already larger, by some measures, than South Africa's; if

peace talks are successful, it will do better still. This free ebook is an

indispensable guide to the new Colombia, reproducing a magazine published

earlier this year by the Financial Times.

FT writers interview President Juan Manuel Santos and profile both the

Bogota establishment and young Colombians to watch. They explore the

development challenges of the Colombian outback and the rise of a new

national export - security expertise ranging from bullet proof fashion to

mercenaries. Essays by Oscar Naranjo, former head of the national police,

and Malcolm Deas, historian, provide further context.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THORSTEIN VEBLEN: Economics Books, Business Essays & Political Articles: The Theory of the Leisure Class, The Theory of Business ... The Use of Loan Credit in Business…

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Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was an American economist and sociologist. He is well known as a witty critic of capitalism.

Contents:

The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of Business Enterprise

The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts

Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution

An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of Its Perpetuation

The Higher Learning in America

The Vested Interests and the Common Man

The Engineers and the Price System

The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation

The Evolution of the Scientific Point of View

Why Is Economics Not an Evolutionary Science?

The Preconceptions of Economic Science

The Limitations of Marginal Utility

Industrial and Pecuniary Employments

On the Nature of Capital

Some Neglected Points in the Theory of Socialism

The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx

Panem et Circenses

Bohm-Bawerk's Definition of Capital and the Source of Wages

The Overproduction Fallacy

The Price of Wheat since 1867

Adolph Wagner's New Treatise

The Food Supply and the Price of Wheat

The Army of the Commonweal

The Economic Theory of Women's Dress

The Instinct of Workmanship and the Irksomeness of Labor

The Beginning of Ownership

The Barbarian Status of Women

Mr. Cummings's Strictures on "The Theory of the Leisure Class"

The Later Railway Combinations

Levasseur on Hand and Machine Labor

The use of loan credit in modern business

Credit and Prices

Fisher's Capital and Income

The Industrial System and the Captains of Industry

The Captains of Finance and the Engineers

The Opportunity if Japan

The Japanese Lose Hopes for Germany

On the General Principles of a Policy of Reconstruction

The Passing of National Frontiers

Farm Labor for the Period of the War

Bolshevism is a Menace to Whom? ....

The Engineers and the Price System

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The Land-War In Ireland (1870) A History For The Times

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Against Corruption: A book of essays

Corruption is the cancer at the heart of many of the world's problems. It destroys jobs and holds back growth. It fuels instability and terrorism. It traps the poorest in poverty. It even corrodes trust in the sports we love.

In this collection of essays leading politicians, activists, journalists and academics begin a global debate about how we can fight back.

FREE Introducing Graphic Guide Sampler

Introducing Graphic Guides is the bestselling series which explores big ideas from Quantum Theory to Psychoanalysis using concise, authoritative text and graphic novel-style illustrations.

For the very first time 28 titles are now available in ebook format for all e-reading devices.

This free ebook sampler contains extracts from six books:

Introducing Psychology asks what exactly psychology is, precisely, where has it come from and the extent to which it can be considered scientific.

Introducing Quantum Theory explores bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics in the work of Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrodinger and others

Introducing Islam recounts the history of the religion from the 6th century to its status as a global culture and political force today.

Introducing Statistics book traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe.

Introducing Capitalism tells the story of the remarkable and often ruthless rise of capitalist politics and economics, which have evolved through strife and struggle as much as innovation and enterprise

Introducing Feminism explores women's conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression from the 17th century to the present day.

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Growing a better future: Food Justice in a resource-constrained world (expanded edition English)

The global food system works only for the few - for most of us it is broken. It leaves the billions who consume food lacking sufficient power and knowledge about what they buy and eat, and the majority of small food producers dis-empowered and unable to fulfil their productive potential. The failure of the system flows from failures of government - failures to regulate, to correct, to protect, to resist, to invest - which mean that companies, interest groups, and elites are able to plunder resources and to redirect flows of finance, knowledge, and food.

Growing a Better Future describes a new age of growing crisis: food price spikes and oil price hikes, devastating weather events, financial meltdowns, and global contagion. It shows how the food system is at once a driver of this fragility and highly vulnerable to it, and why in the twenty-first century it leaves 925 million people hungry.

Growing a Better Future supports a new campaign with a simple message: another future is possible and we can build it together. Over the coming years, decisive action around the world could enable hundreds of millions more people to feed their families and prevent catastrophic climate change from destroying their (and our) futures.

In this new enhanced edition, Oxfam adds papers and research which develop and update the main themes of the report: land, and the growing scandal surrounding the new wave of investments ('land grabs'); how climate change is related to food security and the East African food crisis; and how people living in poverty around the world have coped with food price crises. There are also extended case studies from Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, India, Malawi, and Nepal, and an extended and updated bibliography and resources list.

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF THORSTEIN VEBLEN: Business Theories, Economic Articles & Essays: The Theory of the Leisure Class, The Theory of Business Enterprise, ... Man, The Use of Loan Credit in Businessâ

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Contents:

The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Theory of Business Enterprise

The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts

Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution

An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of Its Perpetuation

The Higher Learning in America

The Vested Interests and the Common Man

The Engineers and the Price System

The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation

The Evolution of the Scientific Point of View

Why Is Economics Not an Evolutionary Science?

The Preconceptions of Economic Science

The Limitations of Marginal Utility

Industrial and Pecuniary Employments

On the Nature of Capital

Some Neglected Points in the Theory of Socialism

The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx

Panem et Circenses

Bohm-Bawerk's Definition of Capital and the Source of Wages

The Overproduction Fallacy

The Price of Wheat since 1867

Adolph Wagner's New Treatise

The Food Supply and the Price of Wheat

The Army of the Commonweal

The Economic Theory of Women's Dress

The Instinct of Workmanship and the Irksomeness of Labor

The Beginning of Ownership

The Barbarian Status of Women

Mr. Cummings's Strictures on "The Theory of the Leisure Class"

The Later Railway Combinations

Levasseur on Hand and Machine Labor

The use of loan credit in modern business

Credit and Prices

Fisher's Capital and Income

The Industrial System and the Captains of Industry

The Captains of Finance and the Engineers

The Opportunity if Japan

The Japanese Lose Hopes for Germany

On the General Principles of a Policy of Reconstruction

The Passing of National Frontiers

Farm Labor for the Period of the War

Bolshevism is a Menace to Whom? ....

The 20/20 Trading System: Buy-and-Hold Investing is Old. Make Money Faster within 3-4 Hours for Day Trading and 3-4 Days for Swing Trading

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Reality Check for the Global Economy

After five years of disappointing recovery throughout the major economies, almost everyone is ready to believe the worst. The widespread large declines in global asset prices indicate a significant divergence between what financial markets fear and what most mainstream macroeconomic forecasts are showing for the world economy. Having some clarity to distinguish between the more solid underlying economic outlook and the shadows thrown by financial puppetry is critical to avoid an unnecessary recession. In this Briefing, a group of PIIE scholars came together to provide a reality check for the global economy. They set out what is known, both about macroeconomic dynamics and policy capabilities, in a context where distrust of both mainstream economic analysis and policymakers' credibility has become excessive. Global economic fundamentals today are not so grim, though there is room for improvement in key areas including China, the United States, European banks, Brazil and Latin America, oil markets, global trade, and monetary policy options.

The 50 Ideas that Shaped Business Today

What were the top 50 ideas, inventions and innovations that created the business

world as we know it today? The Financial Times set out to answer this question with

the help of its readers, reporters and a panel of judges from business,

academia and journalism. The resulting list, initially published as an FT magazine, encompassed technology, energy, aviation, finance, the law and, of course, people, including the power of women as leaders, employees and consumers. This free ebook not only looks at the ideas that created business today; it attempts to predict those that will create the business world of tomorrow - from cars that talk to each other to the disappearance of cash.

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Motives, Scope, and Challenges

China's commercial ties with the outside world have long been symbolized by the ancient Silk Road, which began as a tortuous trading network of mountain paths and sea routes that provided a lifeline for the Chinese economy. Now the leadership in Beijing is reviving the concept with an ambitious plan to build and upgrade highways, railways, ports, and other infrastructure throughout Asia and Europe designed to enrich the economies of China and some 60 of its nearby trading partners. The so-called Belt and Road Initiative has generated enthusiasm and high hopes but also skepticism and wariness. And as big as China's ambitions are, many obstacles stand in the way. In this volume of essays edited by Sean Miner and Simeon Djankov, PIIE experts analyze the initiative's opportunities for China and the world, along with the logistical problems and political, economic, and security implications that have generated concerns.

If Greece goes…: The impact of a Greek default on Europe and the world economy

The Financial Times, the global business newspaper, has led the field with its coverage of the eurozone crisis and Greece's political and financial chaos. As the chances of a Greek exit from the eurozone grow, the FT's specialist correspondents and authoritative columnists dissect the potentially devastating consequences for businesses and governments across Europe. Could a 'Grexit' spell the unravelling of the European Union? Should the world economy take cover? What would the impact be on Greece itself?

Based on a series of articles published online and in print in May 2012, this highly topical, clear and concise book includes a foreword by Lionel Barber, the FT's editor, an updated introduction to possible scenarios in the months ahead and a new chapter on the options for Germany. Contributors include award-winning commentators Martin Wolf, Wolfgang Munchau and Gillian Tett, foreign correspondents Peter Spiegel and Quentin Peel, economics editor Chris Giles and banking editor Patrick Jenkins.

Job Questions You Will Be Asked

You know that mastering interviewing thing is even more important than perhaps your ability to do a great job once you're hired.

But when you actually go in for an interview, yo're not exactly sure yourself.

THE VESTED INTERESTS & THE NATURE OF PEACE: From the Author of The Theory of the Leisure Class, The Theory of Business Enterprise, The Higher Learning ... Germany and the Industrial Revolution

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The Vested Interests and The Nature of Peace are two books by Thorstein Veblen that go hand in hand. Veblen's main critique in The Vested Interests and the Common Man that business prospers by limiting supply in order to allow capitalists to dictate the highest possible prices, making theirs and interests of the government clearly in the opposition to the interests of the common man. Veblen goes further stating that not only that common man doesn't profit, but he is also damaged in this relationship considering social repercussions of capitalistic industry.

An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of Its Perpetuation is a Veblen's book that came as a product of his work with a group that had been commissioned by President Woodrow Wilson to analyze possible peace settlements for World War I. Veblen here claims that patriotism is based on the idea of superiority of one nation over others and is often abused by governments especially in imperial monarchies. He explicitly says that the peace between democratic states and imperial monarchies can't be kept without disbanding one form of government and these claims were later confirmed. Working on this book marked a series of distinct changes in Veblen's later career path.

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was an American economist and sociologist. He is well known as a witty critic of capitalism. Veblen is famous for the idea of "conspicuous consumption." Conspicuous consumption, along with "conspicuous leisure," is performed to demonstrate wealth or mark social status. Veblen explains the concept in his best-known book, The Theory of the Leisure Class. Within the history of economic thought, Veblen is considered the leader of the institutional economics movement.

Shopping for Water: How the Market Can Mitigate Water Shortages in the American West

The American West has a long tradition of conflict over water. But after fifteen years of drought across the region, it is no longer simply conflict: it is crisis. In the face of unprecedented declines in reservoir storage and groundwater reserves throughout the West, Shopping for Water focuses on a set of policies that could contribute to a lasting solution: using market forces to facilitate the movement of water resources and to mitigate the risk of water shortages.

Shopping for Water begins by reviewing key dimensions of this problem: the challenges of population and economic growth, the environmental stresses from overuse of common water resources, the risk of increasing water-supply volatility, and the historical disjunction that has developed between and among rural and urban water users regarding the amount we consume and the price we pay for water. The authors then turn to five proposals to encourage the broader establishment and use of market institutions to encourage reallocation of water resources and to provide new tools for risk mitigation. Each of the five proposals offers a means of building resilience into our water management systems.

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The Theory of Business Enterprise

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