Tag: Economic

Towards a Comparative Economic History of Cinema, 1930-1970


Towards a Comparative Economic History of Cinema, 1930-1970
English | 2022 | ISBN: 3031057694 | 356 Pages | PDF EPUB (True) | 31 MB
​Chapter 1. Introduction: ‘Millions of People Every Day’ – Cinema as part of the quotidian of life (John Sedgwick).- Chapter 2. Managing Risk – Key Concepts and Methods (John Sedgwick).- Chapter 3. How did the Department of Justice Get it so Wrong? Philadelphia 1935-36: the Stanley Warner Chain, competitive practices, and consumer welfare (Andrew Hanssen).- Chapter 4. Comparative Film Popularity in Three English Cities – Bolton, Brighton, and Portsmouth: an exercise in POPSTAT methodology (John Sedgwick).- Chapter 5. Popular films in Stockholm during the 1930s: a presentation and discussion of the pioneering work of Leif Furhammar (John Sedgwick).- Chapter 6. Dutch films in the Dutch market in the 1930s: A characteristics approach to film popularity (Clara Pafort-Overduin).- Chapter 7. Unravelling Australia’s "Infamous ‘contract’ system." Evidence from Adelaide, 1942-3. (Dylan Walker).- Chapter 8. Film exhibition, distribution, and popularity in German-occupied Belgium (1940-1944): Brussels, Antwerp, and Liege (John Sedgwick).- Chapter 9. Five Italian Cities: Comparative analysis of cinema-types, film circulation, and relative popularity in the mid-1950s (John Sedgwick).- Chapter 10. Cinemagoers should ‘…learn from progressive movies, again and again.’ Cinemagoing in Czechoslovakia, 1949-52 (John Sedgwick).- Chapter 11. ‘It seems to me that the most popular films in the West are very harmful to us’: Film Popularity in Poland during the years of ‘High Stalinism’ (John Sedgwick).- Chapter 12. Americanisation in reverse? Hollywood films, international influences, and US audiences, 1946-1965 (Peter Miskell)

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The Evolution of the Political, Social and Economic Life of Cyprus, 1191-1950


Spyros Sakellaropoulos, "The Evolution of the Political, Social and Economic Life of Cyprus, 1191-1950 "
English | ISBN: 3030918386 | 2022 | 347 pages | PDF | 5 MB
The book examines the evolution of the political, social and economic life of Cyprus from its conquest by Richard the Lionheart to the 1950 referendum on Enosis. Even with such a long period, around 900 years, the interest in controlling the island becomes clear given its particularly advantageous geographical position between Europe, Africa and Asia. Undoubtedly, Cyprus has always been an important centre for military and economic activity in the wider region. This book provides an interdisciplinary approach which combines history, political science, sociology, international relations and economics. It will be of interest to academics in Economic History, Middle-Eastern Studies, Mediterranean Studies and researchers in general, as well as anyone interested in political theory and the role of the state in particular.

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Energy Transition Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions (Industrial Ecology)


English | 2022 | ISBN: 9811935394 | 314 pages | True PDF EPUB | 37 MB
This book opens up a critical dimension of energy transition taking in account multidimensional challenges on economic, social and environmental fields. The book discusses the trends in the field of energy transition and evolving practices adopted by public authorities and companies for betterment of environment and society. The editors (4) identify directions and challenges involved in the energy transition. The novelty of this book is the multidisciplinary approach, being presented the economic, social and environmental challenges involved in the energy transition. The energy transition is accompanied by a complex process of changing attitudes and behaviors of energy consumers and producers. The consequences are profound not only economically and environmentally but also socially, renewable energy being a solution for energy poverty reduction and development of rural communities. Therefore, certain social and environmental problems generated by energy poverty are solved by using renewable energy. Moreover, the complexity of the phenomenon is presented not only in terms of the analysis of the main sources of renewable energy but also the ethical aspects involved in the use of sources such as biofuels. In the case of this source, the main problem is whether the use of certain agricultural products for the production of biofuels threatens food security, especially in rural areas.

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Accelerating Economic Growth Lessons From 200,000 Years of Technological Progress and Human Development


English | 2022 | ISBN: 3031071948 | 181 pages | True PDF EPUB | 5.79 MB
What made it possible for the human species to conquer the world, build a global digital economy, and still want more? What drives technological progress and economic growth in the long run and on a global scale? And how will technological progress, economic growth, and the overall prosperity of human civilization unfold in the future?

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