Title Beyond the Market Economics for the 21st Century
Publisher UK New Economy Publications
0948229152 / 9780948229152
Seller ID 10586
Market economics is largely contradicted by the developments that accompany it. Particularly in the West, economic life has become intimately bound up with the state, making a mockery of the idea of the free play of market forces. On the other hand, when market forces do prevail, it is often at great, and unacceptable, environmental and social cost.
This book looks beyond the economics of capitalism and communism to explore what can be derived from a recognition of the economic process as such. The wisdom inherent in this process, translated into equitable economic conduct, can provide the resource sustainability and service to humanity as a whole that most people today seem to be seeking.
Dr. Gaudenz B. Assenza completed a dual-degree management program at the European Partnership of Business Schools in Germany and England before specializin on comparative development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1992–1994). In 1993, he worked as a research analyst at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, writing a report on the threats to economic and political stability in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. After graduating from Harvard, Dr. Assenza worked eight years as a research fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), a Norwegian think tank focusing on energy, environment and development (1994–2002). He also completed research stays at Oxford University and the International Finance Corporation. Since 1999, he has taught at several universities in Central Europe, including universities in Prague, Karvina, and Ostrava. Since April 2004, Dr. Assenza has been a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. In 2005, he completed a post-doctoral thesis and is currently working as an author, coordinator, and coeditor on a book series, investigating the relations between states (politics) and markets (economics) in the area of international environmental policy.
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