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Justice and Democracy

A Progressive Agenda for the Twenty-First Century

Mike Berry

This visionary book seeks to uncover the main barriers to achieving greater social justice in existing twenty-first century capitalism. Developing a comprehensive consequentialist theory of justice applied to today’s global situation, Mike Berry adopts the thesis that, in order to move towards a more just world, the weaknesses of liberal democracy must be overcome through reconstructing robust, resilient social democracies.
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Mike Berry

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Capital Movements and Corporate Dominance in Latin America

Reduced Growth and Increased Instability

Edited by Noemi Levy-Orlik, Jorge A. Bustamante-Torres and Louis-Philippe Rochon

This book addresses the problems of Latin America, through two of the most important features of the post-Bretton Woods economic order, large corporations and weak financial markets. In turn, it shows that their impact on economic growth and development is feeble and short-lived. This resulted in income concentration and an extremely unequal distribution of wealth in the region. 
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Constraining Democratic Governance in Southern Europe

From ‘Superficial’ to ‘Coercive’ Europeanization

José M. Magone

In this thought-provoking book, José M. Magone investigates the growing political, economic and social divisions between the core countries of the European Union and the southern European periphery. He examines the major hindrances that are preventing the four main southern European countries (Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece) from keeping up with the increasing pace of European integration, and the effects that this is having on democratic governance.
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Brexit

Legal and Economic Aspects of a Political Divorce

Edited by Jörn A. Kämmerer and Hans -B. Schäfer

This timely book presents international and interdisciplinary perspectives on the dynamics, trajectories and consequences of Brexit. Focusing on the interaction of legal and economic issues, it evaluates the relevance of non-economic expectations and ‘red lines’ involved in the process of the UK’s exit from the EU.
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Edited by Jörn A. Kämmerer and Hans -B. Schäfer

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Esteban Pérez Caldentey and Matías Vernengo

The year 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of Anthony P. Thirlwall’s classic paper titled ‘The balance-of-payments constraint as an explanation of international growth rate differences’ (Thirlwall 1979). This article introduced and provided empirical evidence in favor of the proposition that the long-run rate of growth of an economy compatible with balance-of-payments equilibrium can be approximated by the simple rule of the ratio of the growth of exports to the income elasticity of demand for imports.