Today's economic environment is in constant flux, as is the participation of governments in it. Local, state, national, and global governmental agencies have taken on new responsibilities-with both positive and negative economic consequences. This book looks at the changing role of American government in the economy, from determining the measurements of economic health, to being mindful of corporate sustainability, to legislating business practices and consumer affairs. This comprehensive collection of essays draws from the contributions of 25 economic scholars along with seasoned educators David A. Dieterle and Kathleen C. Simmons to examine economic systems and the factors that influence them. The work includes summaries of important Supreme Court cases that have impacted America's economic infrastructure, biographies of famous economists, and descriptions of the seven key economic systems-command (socialism), democratic socialism, fascism, market (capitalism), state capitalism, transitional, and welfare state.
This text uses a theoretical framework to explain how the EU social dimension has taken its form. It presents and applies a political economic framework to the European labour market integration process and offers tools for analyzing the dynamics of regional integration. The theory is applied to case studies of the EU's approach to social protection, health and safety protection at the workplace, and maternity leave. The issues around the future of welfare provision in Europe, how a "Social Europe" may develop and the political and economic consequences of this are discussed. The book is aimed at departments of politics (European politics, public policy, regional integration, European social policy); economics (regional integration, European economics, labour market economics, political economy); sociology (social policy, political sociology, welfare); and European studies.
In this insightful book, Patrick McNutt explores the meaning of Law within a political environment, and advances many new ideas and concepts first addressed in his earlier book Law, Economics and Antitrust
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