Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise: Takashi Yagisawa
Exit, Voice and Loyalty in Asia:Individual Choice under 32 Asian Societal Umbrellas Quality of Life in Asia. 1st ed. 2017 Takashi Inoguchi
Exit, Voice and Loyalty in Asia:Individual Choice under 32 Asian Societal Umbrellas. 1st ed. 2017 Takashi Inoguchi
This book provides insightful observations and analyses of Asian citizens behaviour associated with requests to get a permit in conditions typically characterized by bureaucratic callousness. Using the AsiaBarometer Survey data on quality of life, it studies various types of behaviour using the multi-level regression models for 32 countries. In doing so, the book provides insights into how these societies cope with the states bureaucratism using Albert Hirschmans concepts of Exit, Voice and Loyalty. Arguments are then juxtaposed with issues such as rampant corruption, government regulatory principles and measures, and calls by international organisations and non-governmental groups for business firms to be more strictly bound. Given the generally receding tide of democracy in Asian societies, this book will be of interest to academics, business, mass media and other professionals. Takashi Inoguchi is a PhD at MIT, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and former President of the University of Niigata Prefecture and current University Guest Professor of J.F. Oberlin University (Tokyo). His latest works include The Quality of Life in Asia, Japanese Politics Today, Political Parties and Democracy and The Troubled Triangle.
Addressing the myriad ways in which heresy accusations could fulfill political aims during the Middle Ages, this collection shows acts of heresy were not just influenced by religion. Essays examine individual cases, in addition to the close relationship of orthodoxy and political dominance in medieval games of power. Thomas A. Fudge, University of New England, Australia Frank Godthardt, Independent Researcher, Germany Henry Ansgar Kelly, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Bettina Koch, Virginia Tech University, USA Andrew E. Larsen, Marquette University, USA John Phillip Lomax, Ohio Northern University, USA Jerry B. Pierce, Penn State Hazleton University, USA Takashi Shogimen, University of Otago, New Zealand Thomas Turley, Santa Clara University, USA
This book addresses the gaps in undergraduate teaching of partial equilibrium analysis, providing a general equilibrium viewpoint to illustrate the assumptions underlying partial equilibrium welfare analysis. It remains unexplained, at least at the level of general economics teaching, in what sense partial equilibrium analysis is indeed a part of general equilibrium analysis. Partial equilibrium welfare analysis isolates a market for a single commodity from the rest of the economy, presuming that other things remain equal, and measures gains and losses by means of consumer surplus. This is a money metric that is supposed to be summable across individuals, recommending policy that maximizes the social surplus. But what justifies such apparently uni-dimensional practise? Within a general equilibrium framework, the assumption of no income effect is presented as the key condition, and substantive general equilibrium situations in which the condition emerges are presented. The analysis is extended to the case of uncertainty, in which the practice adopts aggregate expected consumer surplus, and scrutinizes when such practice is justified. Finally, the book illustrates partial equilibrium as an institutional artifact, meaning that institutional constraint induces individuals to behave as if they are in partial equilibrium. This volume forms an important contribution to the literature by researching why this disparity persists and the implications for economics education. Takashi Hayashi is Professor in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland. He works on microeconomic theory, in particular decision theory and welfare economics. He has regularly published articles in scholarly journals such as Econometrica , Journal of Economic Theory and Theoretical Economics .