Received During the 2023-2024
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Liberating Economics, Second Edition by Drucilla Barker; Suzanne Bergeron; Susan F. FeinerIn this brand-new critical analysis of economics, Barker, Bergeron, and Feiner provide a feminist understanding of the economic processes that shape households, labor markets, globalization, and human well-being to reveal the crucial role that gender plays in the economy today. With all new and updated chapters, the second edition of Liberating Economics examines recent trends in inequality, global indebtedness, crises of care, labor precarity, and climate change. Taking an interdisciplinary and intersectional feminist approach, the new edition places even more emphasis on the ways that gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality shape the economy. It also highlights the centrality of social reproduction in economic systems and makes connections between the economic circumstances of women in global North and global South. Throughout, the authors reject the idea that there is no alternative to our current neoliberal market economy and offer alternative ways of thinking about and organizing economic systems in order to achieve gender-equitable outcomes. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of fields, policymakers, and any reader interested in creating just futures.
Call Number: HQ1381 .B365 2021
Publication Date: 2021-02-08
Politics and Society in Contemporary China by Elizabeth Freund Larus"A wonderful starting point for anyone seeking to understand the politics and society of China today."--Chen Shen, American Journal of Chinese Studies Praise for the previous edition: "An ideal introductory textbook.... Larus' book is a unique contribution to the field of Chinese politics." --Jay Goulding, Pacific Affairs "A fine introduction to major topics and issues in the study of China's recent past, present, and possible futures.... The overall organization of this book is intuitive and practical, providing a sound framework around which to organize a course." --Charlotte Lee, The China Journal "An impressive textbook.... It is comprehensive, interprets the evolution of Chinese politics ... in an incisive and convincing manner, links the present to the past better than most such books, and (last but not least for a textbook) is quite readable." --Cal Clark, American Journal of Chinese Studies "Highly recommended."--Choice This acclaimed introduction to China's politics and policies has been extensively revised and thoroughly updated to not only focus on the Xi Jinpeng era, but also to be even more accessible to students. Elizabeth Larus concisely captures the dynamism of Chinese politics. From local politics to the judicial system, from minority issues to defense policy, from the Belt and Road Initiative to global political and economic statecraft, she provides a rich, thought-provoking analysis of the forces and facets of political, social, and economic change. CONTENTS: Studying Chinese Politics. THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT. From Imperial China to the Republican Era. The Mao and Deng Years. POLITICS AND SOCIETY UNDER XI JINPING. The Structures of Politics. Changing Social Dynamics. The New Political Economy. The Military and Defense Policy. Regional and Global Foreign Relations. CONCLUSION. China's Future?
Call Number: JQ1510 .L37 2020
Publication Date: 2020-07-15
Income Inequality in America by Stacey M. Jones; Robert S. RycroftThis book provides a one-stop resource for understanding the full dimensions of income inequality in the United States, including chief socioeconomic drivers of inequality and proposals to reduce the widening gap between rich and poor in America.Carefully researched and scrupulously nonpartisan, this resource examines the history and current state of income inequality in the United States, with a particular focus on key issues, events, and political/economic philosophies relevant to the enduring divide between rich and poor in America. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is that it surveys the complex history of income inequality in an easy-to-understand fashion that helps readers identify and assess the ways in which income inequality shapes many aspects of modern American society. The book is even-handed in its treatment of the academic and policy debates over the causes, consequences, and appropriate response to today's growing inequality.In addition, this resource provides insights into the financial underpinnings of debt and wealth and capitalism and how all of those factors perpetuate themselves. It also examines problems and challenges related to child care, education, transportation, housing, and saving for retirement that hamper so many poor people in their efforts to lift their households out of poverty.
Call Number: HC110.I5 J66 2023
Publication Date: 2023-01-18
Unsustainable by Ellen Reese; Juliann Emmons AllisonFrom famously humble origins, Amazon has grown to become one of the most successful businesses in history. In its effort to provide its trademark fast and convenient "Prime" delivery, the company built a vast worldwide network of fulfillment centers and warehouses. Unsustainable looks inside the company's warehouses to reveal that the rise of Amazon is only made possible by the exploitation of workers' labor and communities' resources. Juliann Emmons Allison and Ellen Reese expose the real-world repercussions of these pernicious strategies through a chilling case study of the socioeconomic and environmental harms associated with the largely unchecked growth of warehousing in Inland Southern California, one of the nation's largest logistics hubs, where Amazon is the largest private-sector employer. Tracing the rise of grassroots resistance to the warehouse industry by workers and communities across this region, the country, and the globe, Unsustainable provides fresh insight into one of the most important and far-reaching struggles of our time.
Call Number: HF5488.A43 A555 2023
Publication Date: 2023-08-01
Sustainable Finance by Molly Scott CatoThis book provides a detailed yet succinct overview of sustainable finance, with a specific focus on its origins, its policy focus and the practitioner dimension. With fossil fuel companies still attracting investment and subsidy across the world, the book describes how we can reverse these incentives, using the power of finance to tackle the climate and ecological crises. The world of finance is moving beyond the era of ethical investment and into a future where all financial companies will have to report the climate impact of their investments. This is the first stage towards full-scale ESG reporting (Environmental, Social and Governance). Since financial reporting depends on information provided by companies who receive investment, this has huge implications for non-financial reporting by all large companies. The timeline for these legal changes is short for what will be a transformation of financial accounting and investment. The book also covers the related issues of climate finance and the role of central and public banks in funding the transition to sustainability, and how we can ensure accountability for countries bearing the brunt of the impact from those with the largest responsibility for historic emissions. This book will enable those working in these fields to update their knowledge and skills, and brings together the author's practical experience as an MEP with her academic insight as the first professor of green economics.