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Gullberg, Anders and Isaksson, Karolina
Traffic congestion in big cities is a growing problem, and in the Swedish capital of Stockholm a seven-month long trial period with congestion taxes was carried out in 2006. It has since been made a permanent system. In this book, the authors scrutinise and analyse the political and administrative processes of the first Swedish congestion experiment and its aftermath. The articles point to the fact that traffic policies are implemented for varying purposes, and differing interests can be premiered when designing congestion systems. The authors' analyses are mirrored against collective, international experiences and research. The authors describe the preoccupations, hopes and impressions that came along with the trial period, and how feelings fluctuated among the inhabitants of Stockholm before, during, and after the trial. The book shows how research can and should follow the general trends in societal developments closely. Flexibility is especially important in order to explain problems, and preventing gossip and preconceived ideas from gaining a foothold. The authors hope to provide tools for avoiding the pitfalls, and that the successes of the Stockholm Trial will be repeated in other contexts. 314pp.
Nordic Academic Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First British Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9789185509232
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Inventory #22918
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Francis, Michael H.
144pp.
Nova Vista Publishing, 2006, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9077256121
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Inventory #23980
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Wei, Yuwa
In marked contrast to other regimes that have, virtually overnight, abandoned state control of enterprises and espoused Western models of corporate governance, China has pursued a gradual transition suited to its own unique traditions, culture, and customs. Although this new corporate system is still evolving, it is clear that China is now ready for a nation-wide movement of corporatisation and reform. This title draws on the entire corpus of corporate governance theory, both East and West, and also on the experience of many countries since the 1930s, to develop a coherent model appropriate for China. In the process the author shows how various corporate mechanisms have been tentatively introduced into China's state-owned enterprises and how such experimentation has, piece by piece, provided a firm basis for a modern enterprise system. How to build an efficient and culturally appropriate governance system, both in law and in practice, on this foundation is the focus of this book. The analysis is notable for its insistence that, for a corporate governance system to work, the principles and practicalities of that system must be derived from customary cultural norms. Experience shows that imported models, although they may be enshrined in law, lead to economic stagnation unless actual practice is monitored and reformed and the laws change to reflect these necessary adjustments. Thus the model proposed here begins with the Company Law of 1994, and proceeds to show how practical experience is already providing valuable data for the task of improving the law. This process, by which law and business practice continue to "regulate" each other, is, in the author's view, the essential ingredient of a successful corporate system. The author's approach is fundamentally comparative. He discusses and analyses models that have either created globally powerful corporate economies or carried out reforms that have brought new insights to corporate development. In this connection he examines the law and experience of the UK, the USA, Germany, and Japan, as well as Chinese communities overseas and some former British Commonwealth countries.240pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2003, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 904119908X
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Inventory #14827
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.12 approx. - € 44.20 approx.)
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Kennedy, Ellen; Mendus, Susan
N.B.Previous owner's name on ffep.
Wheatsheaf Books, 1987, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0710807260
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Inventory #26194
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Midgley, Mary
In this book one of Britain's leading popular philosophers tackles a question that is at the root of our civilization: What is knowledge for?. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of philosophy, sociology, education, cultural studies, cognitive science, history of ideas. 275pp. N.B. Small amount of annotation. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Routledge, 1989, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415028299
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Inventory #25901
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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