Re: [OPE-L] RoPE Books for Review

From: Gary Mongiovi (MONGIOVG@STJOHNS.EDU)
Date: Thu Dec 09 2004 - 12:50:59 EST

Review of Political Economy

Books for Review



Hello, all. The Review of Political Economy has received review copies of the following books. If you are interested in reviewing one or more of them for us, please get in touch with me via e-mail at We regard book reviews as an important mechanism for the transmission of information in our discipline. A review should give a clear idea what the book is about, a sense of its relevance, and an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. As in the past, if I don’t know you, please include a bit of information about yourself and your qualifications for reviewing the books you selected. I’ll take a couple of weeks to sort through competing requests and then get back to you. It’s usually a good idea to indicate alternate selections. Finally, you may want to visit publishers’ websites to find out more about a book before requesting it, to be sure whether it’s in your line. I look forward to hearing from many of you.


Many thanks in advance.


Gary Mongiovi




R.C. Amacher & R.E. Meiners: Faulty Towers: Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education (The Independent Institute, 2004). 

G.M. Ambrosi: Keynes, Pigou and the Cambridge Keynesians: Authenticity and Analytical Perspective in the Keynes–Classics Debate (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

A. Amsden: The Rise of the ‘Rest’: Challenges to the West from Late-Industrializing Economies (Oxford, 2004).

G. Amyot: Business, the State and Economic Policy: the Case of Italy (Routledge, 2004).

M. Augier & J.G. March (Eds): Models of Man: Essays in Memory of Herbert A. Simon (MIT, 2004).

I. Barens, V. Caspari & B. Schefold (Eds): Political Events and Economic Ideas (Elgar, 2004).

P. Bauer (with and Introduction by A. Sen): From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays (Princeton, 2000).

U. Beck, N. Sznaider & R. Winter (Eds): Global America? The Cultural Consequences of Globalization (University of Liverpool Press, 2004).

W. Beckerman: A Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic Growth (The Independent Institute, 2004).

R. Beetsma et al.: Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy and Labour Markets: Macroeconomic policymaking in the EMU (Cambridge, 2004).

J. Best: More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues (California, 2004).

R. Blank & W. McGurn: Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics & Justice (Brookings, 2004).

L.A. Boland: The Foundations of Economic Method, second edition (Routledge, 2003).

S. Bowles: Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions, and Evolution (Princeton, 2004).

Z. Brzezinski: The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership (Basic Books, 2004).

P. Burger: Sustainable Fiacal Policy and Economic Stability: Theory and Practice (Elgar, 2004).

J.L. Campbell: Institutional Change and Globalization (Princeton, 2004).

D. Champlin & J. Knoedler (Eds): The Institutionalist Tradition in Labor Economics (Sharpe, 2004).

P. Chhibber & K. Kollman: The Formation of national Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Canada, Great Britain and India (Princeton, 2004).

D. Colander, R.E. Prasch & F.A. Sheth (Eds): Race, Liberalism and Economics (University of Michigan Press, 2004).

W.O. Coleman: Economics and Its Enemies: Two Centuries of Anti-Economics (Palgrave, 2002).

R.B. Craig: Treasonable Doubt: The Harry Dexter White Spy Case (University Press of Kansas, 2004).

Gérard Duménil & D. Lévy: Capital resurgent: Roots of the Neoliberal Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2004).

C. Enloe: The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire (California, 2004).

C.M. Flood: International Health Care Reform: A Legal, Economic and Political Analysis (Routledge, 2000).

E. Frank: The Raw Deal. How Myths and Misinformation about the Deficit, Inflation, and Wealth Impoverish America (Beacon Press, 2004).

B. Freese: Coal: A Human History (Penguin, 2003).

D. Friedman & A. Cassar: Economics Lab: An Intensive Course in Experimental Economics (Routledge, 2004).

H. Galperin: New Television, Old Politics: The transition to Digital TV in the United States and Britain (Cambridge, 2004).

E. Grinols: Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits (Cambridge, 2004).

W. Gould IV: A Primer on American Labor Law, fourth edition (MIT, 2004). 

[?] A. Graziani: The Monetary Theory of Production (Cambridge, 2004).

D. Gros & A. Steinherr: Economic Transition in Central and Eastern Europe (Cambridge, 2004).

J.A. Hart: Technology, Television and Competition: The Politics of Digital TV (Cambridge, 2004).

R. Higgs: Against leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society (Independent Institute, 2004).

M.A. Lebowitz: Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class, second edition (Palgrave, 2003).

H.H. Lentner: Power and Politics in Globalization: The Indispensable State (Routledge, 2004).

W.W. Lewis: The Power of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty and the Threat to Global Stability (Chicago, 2004).

S.H. Lopez: Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement (U. of California Press, 2004).

J. G. Matsusaka: For the many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy (U. of Chicago Press, 2004).

J.A. Miron: Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition (The Independent Institute, 2004).

H. Overbeek (Ed.)The Political Economy of European Employment: European Integration and the Transnationalization of the (Un)Employment Question (Routledge, 2004).

F. Padoa-Schioppa: The Euro and Its Central Bank: Getting United after the Union  (Palgrave, 2004).

M. Perelman: The Perverse Economy: The Impact of Markets on People and the Environment (Palgrave, 2004).

F. Petri: General Equilibrium, Capital and Macroeconomics (Elgar, 2004).

M. Rein & W. Schmähl (Eds): Rethinking the Welfare State: The Political Economy of Pension Reform (Elgar, 2004).

D. Reisman: Schumpeter’s Market: Enterprise and Evolution (Elgar, 2004).

D. G. Richards: Intellectual Property Rights and Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of the Trips Agreement (Sharpe, 2004).

J. B. Rosser & M. Rosser: Comparative Economics in a Transforming World Economy, second edition (MIT Press, 2004).

T. R. Roth: Equality, Rights and the Autonomous Self: Toward a Conservative Economics (Elgar, 2004).

T. Sandler: Global Collective Action (Cambridge, 2004).

J. Runde & S. Mizuhara (Eds): The Philosophy of Keynes’s Economics: Probability, Uncertainty and Convention (Routledge, 2003).

F.M. Scherer: Quarter Notes and Bank Notes: The Economics of Music Composition in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Princeton, 2004)

A. Allan Schmid: Conflict and Cooperation: Institutional and Behavioral Economics (Blackwell, 2004). 

M. Schneider: The Distribution of Wealth (Elgar, 2004).

H. Schwarz: Urban Renewal, Municipal Revitalization: The Case of Curitiba, Brazil (self published, 2004).

P. Seabright: The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life (Princeton, 2004).

R. J. Shiller: The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century (Princeton, 2004).

L. M. Smith: A History of the Global Stock Market (Chicago, 2004).

B. Söderstein: Globalization and the Welfare State (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

M. Szenberg & l. Ramrattan (Eds): New Frontiers in Economics (Cambridge, 2004).

A. Tabarrok & C.H. Logan (Eds): Changing the Guard: Private prisons and the Control of Crime (The Independent Institute, 2003).

L. Taylor: Reconstructing Macroeconomics: Structuralist Proposals and Critiques of the Mainstream Harvard, 2004).

J.C.  van Hook: Rebuilding Germany: The Creation of the Social Market Economy, 1945–1957 (Cambridge, 2004).

J.L. van Zanden & A. van Riel: The Strictures of Inheritance: The Dutch Economy in the Nineteenth Century (Princeton, 2004).

W.S. Vickrey (M. Forstater & P.R. Tcherneva, Eds): Full Employment and Price Stability. The Macroeconomic Vision of William S. Vickrey  (Elgar, 2004).

S. Voight (Ed.) Constituional Political Economy, Vols. I & II (Intl Library of Critical Writings in Economics) (Elgar, 2004).

E.J. Wilson III: The Information revolution and Developing Countries (MIT, 2004).

L.R. Wray (Ed.): Credit and State Theories of Money: The Contributions of A. Mitchell Innes (Elgar, 2004).

O. Zein-Elabdin & S. Charusheela (Eds): Postcolonialism Meets Economics (Routledge, 2004).


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