In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, people who had never before had cause to worry about losing their jobs entered the ranks of the unemployed for the first time. In Sweden, the welfare state has been radically challenged and mass unemployment has become a reality in what used to be viewed as a model case for a full employment society. With an emphasis on Sweden in the context of transnational regulatory change, Makeshift Work in a Changing Labour Market discusses how the market mediates employment and moves on to explore the ways in which employees adjust to a new labour market. Focusing on the legibility, measurability and responsibility of jobseekers, the expert contributors of this book bring together an analysis of activation policy and new ways of organizing the mediation of work, with implications for the individual jobseeker. Students and researchers of labour market policy, the organization of markets and work and society both in Sweden and abroad will find this book to be of interest. Policy makers will find the empirical examples of policy processes among employees an extremely useful and insightful tool.
The physical environment--its preservation, protection, and conservation--has become an urgent agenda for international marketers. Many marketing professionals have acknowledged that, in order to succeed, it is crucial that they integrate environmental considerations into their marketing strategies. Green Marketing in a Unified Europe gives marketing professionals insight into the opportunities available to competitively position themselves in the green environment, providing some companies with a much-needed strategic boost.Addressing the issue of green marketing at empirical and conceptual levels, contributors to Green Marketing in a Unified Europe give readers examples of how green marketing can be effectively integrated into international marketing. Chapters reveal green marketing's repercussions on the corporate world, on governments and governmental agencies, and on societies. Marketing professionals learn the specifics of:
The vital importance of energy and the challenges associated with it necessitates the efficient structuring of energy markets and well-designed policies. This book presents an economic analysis of the main effects of liberalizing the electricity and natural gas markets across Western Europe. It is based on a state-of-the art detailed numerical simulation model that takes account of the interlinkages between different energy markets. Short-run and long-run effects are identified and the robustness of results is tested. Separate chapters discuss climate policy, renewable energy and the role of Russia. A key finding is that liberalization lowers energy prices and increases consumption, particularly in the electricity markets where prices fall by 25 per cent on average in the short run. Effects are somewhat stronger in the long run, as investment options are utilized.The welfare benefits of liberalization are considerable in the long run. However, liberalization increases emissions of CO2. The welfare costs of fulfilling Western Europe's Kyoto obligations depend highly on the policies implemented, but are at least as large as the benefits of liberalization. This book centres on the effects of the liberalization of European energy markets, given that the liberalization process proceeds as the EU has proposed it. The process thus far has been slow, not least because of considerable resistance from key agents in the market, and the final outcome is not clear. Graduate students and researchers in energy economics, numerical economic modeling and operational research will warmly welcome "Liberalizing European Energy Markets". It will also appeal to both energy policymakers and management in the energy industries of Europe.
Angelic Troublemakers investigates religious and philosophical sources of modern American anarchism. Ã¡It delves in-depth into the political implications of the religious-ethical visions of three American social justice aspirants . The main chapters are devoted to analyzing the political philosophies and actions of Thoreau, Day, and Rustin as they manifest in their participation in various social justice movements. These three activist icons present underexplored religious-ethical visions and criticisms of the modern state, and can plausibly be described as anarchists in that they reject the authority of the modern stateThe three radicals present related philosophical and religious doctrines of autonomy, theological conceptions of love and eschatology, and pragmatic-empirical reasons of various kinds that lend support to an ethical-political practice that is recognizably anarchist in its unwillingness to attribute authority to modern states.Ã¡Angelic Troublemakers considers the relationship of anarchism to their religious-ethical orientations, and the role that religiously motivated political disobedience has played in American social justice movements.
The financial instability and its spillover to the real sector have become a great challenge to macro-economic theory. The book takes a Keynesian theoretical perspective, representing an attempt to revive what Keynes stressed in his General Theory, namely the role of the financial market in macroeconomic outcomes. Although this book is inspired and motivated by the Asian currency and financial crises in the years 1997-8 and the experiences of the currently evolving U.S. financial disruptions, it also focuses on reviving a modeling tradition that provides a theoretical framework that throws light on recent financial market episodes and disturbances and their macroeconomic effects.
It brings to the forefront, as Keynes has suggested, the role of financial market stability for growth and macroeconomics. It criticizes theories that see economic disruptions and shocks rooted solely in the real side of the economy. It stresses the financial real interaction as the major source for macroeconomic instability and disruptions.
This important new book from a group of Keynesian, but nonetheless technically oriented economists would be of most interest to specialists and graduate students in macroeconomics and financial economics, especially those with an interest in US and European financial markets, emerging market analysis, and dynamic economic modeling.
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