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New View of Comparative Economics

New View of Comparative Economics - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0324170733

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New View of Comparative Economics - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324170733

David Kennett

ISBN13: 978-0324170733
ISBN10: 0324170734
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This text is ideal for the first comparative economics course at the undergraduate level. The level is appropriate for learners that have had a principles course. This course is found in economics, geography, international, public policy and strategy programs.

Benefits:

  • NEW! New Sections: This edition of A New View to Comparative Economic Systems includes new sections that adress the question: Are Some Systems Better than Others? Cover topics such as: economics and Islam-including material on 9/11; Crony Capitalism and Economic Collapse in Indonesia; Poland joining the European Union; and the Czech Republic's financial sector and the Czech Republic joining the European Union.
  • NEW! New Boxes: Boxes throughout the text highlight topics such as: The Crash of 2002; Stocks, Options and Corporate Governance; Trade and Protectionism, the Anglo-Saxon Model, Stalin's Growth and Asia's Growth, Chinese regional inequality and national unity, The Third Way (balance between capitalism and market socialism) in the U.S., Successes and Failures in Transitions and Capital outflows from Russia.
  • NEW! Updated Material: Information on the European Union, Its Economic Consequences and the Way Ahead, including a box on The EU: the End of the Nation State, has been thoroughly updated.
  • Integrated Approach: This text takes an integrated approach that relies on modern economic fundamentals such as property rights, incentives, agency problems, collective action, and rent-seeking behavior.
  • Presentation of Systems in Asia: This text is considered one of the best and most current coverage of the economic systems of East Asia and Pacific Rim. This text includes an evaluation of the "Asian Model" and carefully analysis of the causes and consequences of the Asian Crisis.
  • European Union: The author presents a detailed study of the development of the institutions and policies of the European Union, including progress and prospects for the monetary union, the impact of Agenda 2000, and the significance of European unity.
  • Former Soviet Union: This text is also praised for taking a new look at the transition process of the former Soviet Union evaluating winners and losers, successes and failures, and a fresh examination of the question "transition to what?".
  • Web Site: The support Web site for this title offers a country-by-country links to online research. By supporting these links on the website, South-Western is able to ensure that students will not be sent into cyberspace.

Author Bio

Kennett, David A. : Vassar College

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS

1. Types of Economic Systems
2. The Roots of Economic Systems

PART TWO: THE OPERATION OF A MARKET ECONOMY

3. How a Market System Works
4. Market Failure and Government Failure
5. The Institution of a Modern Market Economy

PART THREE: CAPITALISM IN WESTERN EUROPE

6. France: From Indicative Planning to European Integration
7. Sweden and Social Democracy
8. Britain: Privatization and Its Aftermath
9. Germany: The Lessons of Reunification
10. The European Union: History and Institutions
11. European Union: Economic Consequences and the Way Ahead

PART FOUR: ASIAN ECONOMIES

12. Japan
13. South Korea
14. Taiwan, Singapore, and Indonesia
15. The Asian Miracle?

PARTY FIVE: SOCIALIST ECONOMIES

16. The Command Economy
17. The Operation of the Soviet-Planned Economy
18. The Participatory Economy: The Case of Yugoslavia
19. The Possibilities of a Third Way

PART SIX: THE ECONOMICS OF TRANSITION

20. The Process of Transition to a Market Economy
21. Reform and Performance of the Russian Economy
22. Reform in Poland and the Czech Republic
23. The People''s Republic of China

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