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  • Adam Smith

    £25.00

    Adam Smith

    Adam Smith is now widely regarded as ‘the father of modern economics’ and the most influential economist who ever lived. But what he really thought, and what the implications of his ideas are, remain fiercely contested. Was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and the freedom of the individual? Or a prime mover of ‘market fundamentalism’ and an apologist for inequality and human selfishness? This book dispels the myths and caricatures and gives us Smith in the round.

    £25.00
  • Economics Without the Boring Bits

    £14.99

    Economics Without the Boring Bits

    A comprehensive, accessible and fun guide to debt, finance, trade, money, taxation, supply, demand and all the other big issues that worry us all yet relatively few truly understand.

    £14.99
  • Feeding Britain

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    Feeding Britain

    The British were once famous worldwide for being uninterested in food and our food being brown. This is no longer the case. UK food has changed remarkably in the last half century. Our food has Europeanized (pizza is children’s favourite food) and internationalized (we eat the world’s cuisines), yet the food culture is fragmented, a mix of mass ‘ultra-processed’ foods (high in salt, sugar, and fat) alongside food as varied and good as anywhere else on the planet. This is partly the effect of Europeanization, but mainly because the UK has got wealthier, allowing aspirations and tastes to flower. This book takes stock of the UK food system: where it comes from, what we eat, its impact, its fragilities and strengths.

    £12.99
  • Home in the World

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    Home in the World

    Where is ‘home’? For Amartya Sen home has been many places – Dhaka in modern Bangladesh where he grew up, the village of Santiniketan where he was raised by his grandparents as much as by his parents, Calcutta where he first studied economics and was active in student movements, and Trinity College, Cambridge, to which he came aged nineteen. Sen brilliantly recreates the atmosphere in each of these. Central to his formation was the intellectually liberating school in Santiniketan founded by Rabindranath Tagore (who gave him his name Amartya) and enticing conversations in the famous Coffee House on College Street in Calcutta. As an undergraduate at Cambridge, he engaged with many of the leading figures of the day. This is a book of ideas as much as of people and places.

    £12.99
  • The Economic Weapon

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    The Economic Weapon

    The first international history of the emergence of economic sanctions during the interwar period and the legacy of this development

    £25.00
  • Youth Justice

    £19.99

    Youth Justice

    This volume provides social work practitioners and allied professionals with an applied understanding of the formal legislation, policy and guidance relating to young people who are considered ‘at risk’ of, accused of, or convicted of involvement in offending or anti-social behaviour.

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    £19.99