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Understanding the Social Economy: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition
Understanding the Social Economy: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition
By Jack Quarter, Laurie Mook, and Ann Armstrong

The second edition of Understanding the Social Economy expands upon the authors’ ground-breaking examination of organizations founded upon a social mission – social enterprises, non-profits, co-operatives, credit unions, and community development associations.

Available Dec 2017
From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance
From Wall Street to Bay Street: The Origins and Evolution of American and Canadian Finance
By Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin

From Wall Street to Bay Street is the first book for a lay audience to tackle the similarities and differences between the financial systems of Canada and the United States. Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin reveal the different paths each system has taken since the early nineteenth-century.

Available Dec 2017
Stumbling Giants: Transforming Canada's Banks for the Information Age
Stumbling Giants: Transforming Canada's Banks for the Information Age
By Patricia Meredith and James L. Darroch

In Stumbling Giants, Patricia Meredith and James L. Darroch embark on an audacious and startling examination of Canada’s big banks. Meredith and Darroch’s new vision for the Canadian banking industry is a call to action for all interested stakeholders to work together in creating a banking system for the twenty-first century.

Available Dec 2017
Austerity: The Lived Experience
Austerity: The Lived Experience
Edited by Bryan M. Evans and Stephen McBride

Bryan M. Evans, Stephen McBride, and their contributors delve further into the more practical, ground-level side of the austerity equation in Austerity: The Lived Experience.

Available Nov 2017
Seeking Equality: The Political Economy of the Common Good in the United States and Canada
Seeking Equality: The Political Economy of the Common Good in the United States and Canada
By John Harles
In Seeking Equality, John Harles considers the factors accounting for these cross-border differences.
Available Oct 2017
The Austerity State
The Austerity State
Edited by Stephen McBride and Bryan M. Evans

The Austerity State provides a critical examination of the accepted discourse around austerity measures and explores the reasons behind its continued prevalence in the world.

Available Oct 2017
Ethical Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi and Business Leadership in Global Perspective
Ethical Capitalism: Shibusawa Eiichi and Business Leadership in Global Perspective
Edited by Patrick Fridenson and Kikkawa Takeo

Ethical Capitalism is a volume of essays that tackles the thought, work, and legacy of Shibusawa Eiichi.

Available Oct 2017
Combating Poverty: Quebec's Pursuit of a Distinctive Welfare State
Combating Poverty: Quebec's Pursuit of a Distinctive Welfare State
By Axel van den Berg, Charles Plante, Hicham Raïq, Christine Proulx, and Samuel Faustmann

Combating Poverty critically analyses the growing divergence between Quebec and other large Canadian provinces in terms of social and labour market policies and their outcomes over the past several decades.

Published Aug 2017
Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions
Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions
By Daniel Béland, André Lecours, Gregory P. Marchildon, Haizhen Mou, and M. Rose Olfert
Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada aims to increase public understanding of equalization and fiscal federalism by providing a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective on the history, politics, and economics of equalization policy in Canada.
Published Aug 2017
The Last Mile: Creating Social and Economic Value from Behavioral Insights
The Last Mile: Creating Social and Economic Value from Behavioral Insights
By Dilip Soman

The Last Mile helps lay readers not only to understand behavioral science, but to apply its lessons to their own organizations’ last mile problems, whether they work in business, government, or the nonprofit sector.

Published Jul 2017