Comparative Economic Systems

ISBN-10: 0324004281

ISBN-13: 9780324004281

Edition: 8th 2000

Authors: Martin Schnitzer

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This marketing leading text focuses on comparisons between the three major types of economic systems in the world today - capitalism, socialism, and the economies of the LDC?s and developing countries. Several variants of capitalism are represented by exploring the U.S., Germany, and Japan. Also discussed are the problems involved in the transformation of the former communist countries of Russia and Eastern Europe into capitalist countries (Poland, The Czech Republic and Hungary). Developing economy coverage includes comparisons between China and India, and coverage of the Latin American countries of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, as well as comparisons between African nations.
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List price: $247.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 10/5/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

About the Author
The World of the Twentieth Century
The American Century
A Review of the Twentieth Century
The Years 1900 to 1954
World War I, 1914-1918
The Depression
World War II, 1939-1945
The Years 1950 to 2000
The End of Colonialism
Technological Change
The Collapse of Communism
Regional Trading Blocs
The End of the Twentieth Century
Why Some Nations Are Rich and Others Are Poor
Climate and Political Systems
Culture and Economic Success
Market Mechanisms and Capitalism
Capitalism as an Economic System
Institutions of Capitalism
Private Property
The Profit Motive
The Price System
Freedom of Enterprise
Consumer Sovereignty
The Protestant Work Ethic
Limited Government
Income Distribution in a Capitalist Economy
Measurements of Income Inequality
Rationale for Income Inequality
The Luxembourg Income Study
Saving and Capital Formation under Capitalism
Modifications of Pure Capitalism
Government and the Decline of Laissez-Faire
Restrictions on Competition
Antitrust Laws
Social Regulation
Social Security
A Comparison of Capitalist Systems: One Approach
Individualistic Capitalism
Communitarian Capitalism
A Comparison of Capitalist Systems: An Alternative Approach
U.S. Market Capitalism
Social Market Capitalism
State-Directed Capitalism
Public Sector Expenditures and Taxation
The United States
U.S. Market Capitalism
U.S. Capitalism and Culture
Government Intervention in the U.S. Economy
Historical Background of Government Intervention
Private Enterprise
Large Corporations
Small Enterprises
Public Finance
A Comparison of Government Expenditures by Countries
Economic Stabilization Policies
Government Regulation and Control of Business
Government Ownership of Industry
An Evaluation of the American Economy
Strengths of the American Economy
Weaknesses of the American Economy
The Japanese Economy
The Development of Modern Japan
The Meiji Period, 1868-1913
Post-World War II Development of Japan
Organization of Industry
The Keiretsu
The Sogo Shosha
The Dual Nature of Japanese Industry
The Public Sector
The Banking System
Labor-Management Relations
An Evaluation of Japan
The Performance of the Japanese Economy in the Twentieth Century
Strengths of the Japanese Economy
Weaknesses of the Japanese Economy
German Reunification
A Comparison of East Germany and West Germany
Economic and Social Costs of Reunification
Benefits of Reunification
The German Economy
Vocational Education
Social Security and Other Welfare Measures
An Evaluation of the German Economy
Strengths of the German Economy
Weaknesses of the German Economy
The German National Election of 1998
Nonmarket Mechanisms and Socialism
Socialism as an Economic System
Historical Development of Socialism
The Renaissance Utopias
French Utopian Socialists
Socialism and the Industrial Revolution
Modern Socialism
Institutions of Socialism
Private Property
Socialism and Government
Karl Marx and Das Kapital
The Weaknesses of Marxism
The Merits of Marx
The Political and Economic System of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
Party and Government Structure
The Nomenklatura System
The Economic System of Socialism
Economic Planning
State Budget
Money and Banking
Income Distribution
Organization of Industry and Agriculture in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
The Rise and Fall of Communism
The Rise of Communism in Russia
World War I
The Russian Revolution
Lenin and Communism
The Creation of a Party State
The New Economic Policy, 1921-1928
Stalin and the Development of Communism
The Soviet Union After World War II
The Post-Stalin Period
Gorbachev, Perestroika, and Glasnost
The Performance of the Soviet Economy in the 1980s
Economic Growth
Foreign Trade
Defense and the Economy
Food and Other Goods and Services
The End of the Soviet Union
Communism Is Dead
Why Did Communism Fail?
Failure of the Economic System
Burden of Defense Expenditures
The Bureaucracy
Legacies of Communism
Environmental Pollution
Poor Infrastructure
Uncompetitive Trade
Social Costs
An Evaluation of the Soviet Economy in the Twentieth Century
The Russian Federation
The Legacy of Russian History
Transformation of the Economy of the Russian Federation
Political Change
Legal Framework
Shock Therapy versus Gradualism
Financial Markets
Public Finance
Fiscal Reforms
Foreign Trade
An Evaluation of the Russian Federation
Wealth and Poverty
Financial Problems
Political Instability
A Cashless Society
Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary
Legacy of Communism
Problems of the Polish Economy
Shock Therapy
Public Finance
An Evaluation of the Polish Economy
The Czech Republic
An Evaluation of the Czech Economy
The New Economic Mechanism (NEM), 1968
Later Reforms
Problems of the Hungarian Economy
Public Finance
An Evaluation of the Hungarian Economy
A Comparison of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary
Market and Nonmarket Mechanisms in Developing Economies
Problems of the Less Developed Countries
Economic Development
Characteristics of the Less Developed Countries
Per Capita Income
Gender Disparity
Human Development
Obstacles to Economic and Social Development
Political Instability
Capital Flows
Population Trends
Low Savings Rate
Limited Range of Exports
Foreign Debt
The Twenty-First Century
Dependencia Theory
Progress in the Twenty-First Century
Poverty Reduction Goals
History of China
Development of the Economic System
The Period of Consolidation, 1949-1952
The First Five-Year Plan, 1953-1957
The Great Leap Forward, 1958-1960
The Proletarian Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969
The Post-Cultural Revolution Period, 1970-1976
The 1980s
The Communist Party
The Economic System
Economic Planning
Public Finance
Organization of Industry
Organization of Agriculture
Foreign Trade and Investment
Performance of the Chinese Economy
A History of India
England and Mercantilism
British Ascendancy in India
Independence of India, 1947
The Economic and Political Development of India
Economic Development after Independence
Economic Planning
Nationalization of Industry
India in the 1980s
India in the 1990s
An Evaluation of the Indian Economy
Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico
The Economy of Latin America
Foreign Debt
Political Instability
Income Inequality
Political Instability
History of Brazil
Brazil in the 1990s
History of Mexico
Economic Development Strategy
Mexico in the 1990s
The Performance of the Mexican Economy in the 1990s
Africa: Nigeria and South Africa
Characteristics of African Countries
Consequences of European Rule in Africa
Postcolonial Africa
Human Development
Income Inequality
Population Dynamics
Political and Social Instability
Foreign Trade and Investment
The Development of Nigeria
The Role of the Government
Political Instability
An Evaluation of the Nigerian Economy
South Africa
The Future of Africa
Toward a New World Order
World Economic Integration
Types of Economic Integration
The European Union
The Genesis of the European Union
The European Monetary System
Prelude to Maastricht
Political Union
The Euro
The Importance of the European Union to the United States
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Provisions of NAFTA
Results of NAFTA
Reasons for Mercosur
Purpose of APEC
Europe-Latin America Free Trade Zone
Criticism of Regional Trading Blocs
The Twenty-First Century
Population and the Environment
Income Inequality and Economic Development
Political and Financial Instability
Political Instability
Financial Instability
A Preview of the Twenty-First Century
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