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Books suggested by members - Jan 2017

The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
Wed, 2017-01-25 00:36

"This is the best book on the history of income inequality. And the central message is that most significant reductions in inequality come through violence and destruction. Have a nice day!"—Tyler Cowen, George Mason University.


author Author(s): Walter Scheidel   
publisher Publisher:  Princeton University Press    
Civil Economy - Another Idea of the Market
Wed, 2017-01-25 01:02

"Civil economy seeks to find solutions to social problems within the market – while maximizing human values and minimizing government intervention – rather than seek to replace the market."

author Author(s): Luigino Bruni and Stefano Zamagni   
publisher Publisher:  Columbia University Press    
Society and Economy - Framework and Principles
Wed, 2017-01-25 02:03

“This long awaited book by one of the founders of the New Economic Sociology builds conceptual grounds for a sociological perspective of the economy. Focusing on the role of norms, trust, power, and institutions for the workings of the economy, Society and Economy is an impressive synthesizing statement that will help structure future research. Based on discussions covering a staggering range of scholarship, Granovetter’s book demonstrates the crucial importance of social structures for economic organization. One can only hope that it will reach a broad and interdisciplinary audience.”—Jens Beckert, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

author Author(s): Mark Granovetter   
publisher Publisher:  Harvard University Press    
The Vanishing Middle Class - Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy
Wed, 2017-01-25 02:18

“The Vanishing Middle Class is a book for our unsettled times. We are a divided nation economically and politically, brought on by recent changes in the demand for and supply of skill layered on top of a long history of racial politics. Part social commentary, part history, part academic inquiry, Temin’s book tells us how the two parts of the modern dual economy can be glued back together.” —Claudia Goldin, Harvard University

author Author(s): Peter Temin   
publisher Publisher:  MIT Press    
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
Wed, 2017-01-25 02:36

The world-famous work on the origins and development of nationalism --“One of the greatest … deserves still to be central to our thinking about the world.” – T. J. Clark, London Review of Books


author Author(s): Benedict Anderson   
publisher Publisher:  VERSO books    

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