Capitalism in the twentieth century was marked by periods of persistent bad performance alternating with episodes of good performance. A lot of economic research ignores this phenomenon; other work concentrates almost exclusively on developing technology as its cause. This 2001 book draws upon Schumpeterian, Institutional and Keynesian economics to investigate how far these swings in performance can be explained as integral to capitalist development. The authors consider the macroeconomic record of the developed capitalist economies over the past 100 years (including rates of growth, inflation and unemployment) as well as the interaction of economic variables with the changing structural features of the economy in the course of industrialization and transformation. This approach allows for changes both in the economic structure and in the economic variables to be generated within the system. This study will be essential reading for macroeconomists and economic historians.
This is the first account of the Bannon years, indispensable because it's told by a former senior minister without hope or desire of reinstatement. It's a successful reformer's diary of some of the Bannon government's finest achievements.
This is a thoroughly revised and expanded version of an earlier edition. Cornwall builds an economic theory and makes policy recommendations on the central issues of economic growth, full employment, stagnation, inflation, and unemployment all developed within a Post Keynesian framework. The revision carries the analysis through to the present day with the core theme being the challenge of high unemployment as the cost for conventional anti-inflationary policy.
In Economic Recovery for Canada, economists John Cornwall and Wendy Maclean argue that monetarists arrived at an incorrect explanation of inflation--and its cure--by adopting outdated assumptions from neoclassical economics. Against the background of the economic recession of the early 1980s, the authors propose a four-part framework for recovery to rival the monetarist policy of deregulation and spending cuts: a tax-based incomes policy to control inflation; stimulation of the economy to achieve full employment; innovative investment in industry; and Japanese-style management reforms to enhance productivity. Economic Recovery in Canada is an incisive contribution to the vital economic debates of a crucial period in Canadian history.
First published in 1996. This book is a collective exploration of choice and opportunity applied to the broad educational agenda, and then more specifically to practical teaching approaches, the learning environment and learning support. It traces the impact of developing services, attitudes and legislation of the education of children and young people who are physically disabled or who have medical conditions. Using elements of relevant research and by reviewing various methods and approaches, the book moves from the daily delivery of education through to issues of "inclusion" in schools, colleges and society.
The role of therapy in schools is a topic that has been significantly under-researched and often overlooked. Considering the number of students in full-time education with serious emotional and behavioural difficulties, the skills and tricks used by therapists can be usefully passed on to teachers in the classroom. This book traces a substantial four-year project that applied the principles of therapeutic education in one school setting and exposed how current educational contexts actually contribute to disaffection and disruption of young people's learning. The authors propose a practical model of school and curricular experience, based on therapeutic relationships, that has led to outstanding positive results in school development. With suugestions throughout for tried-and-tested strategies that really work, this book will help professionals turn troubled young people's experience of education from the nightmare it often is, into an adventure with positive results for lifelong learning.
Following a quarter century of low unemployment, high growth rates and rapid expansion of world trade, the past 15 years have been marked by a dramatic rise in unemployment and substantial declines in the growth rates of income and trade. Based on their appraisals of underlying trends, prominent economists from three continents analyse the macroeconomic prospects for the OECD economies in the closing decade of the twentieth century.