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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (March 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801837367
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801837364
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Informal Economy makes it clear that the economic arrangements recorded in official statistics are not the only ones worth studying.

(Nancy Foner Science)

[An] intensely interesting and readable set of case studies... The 'moving boundaries' of definition make is possible to include an extraordinary diversity of materials from the cocaine economy of Bolivia to the vibrant small-firm economy of the Italiam 'Red belt,' from Malaysia to Mexico City to Miami and New York. There are interesting data on informal personal incomes and outlays of the Soviet population, and an essay on the 'informalization' of the British economy under Thatcherism.

(Lisa R. Peattie Studies in Comparative International Development)

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This work is important on two factors; it is the earliest work I have found so far on the modern informal economy and it is very diverse in its explorations covering most of the globe in one respect or another.

With those positive points made clear; this book is nothing more than a gaggle of socialist sociologists blathering away about something they are institutionally conditioned to neither respect nor understand. The net result is a bunch of "doubleplusgood duckspeak" with very little normative value.
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Delighted to receive the book in very good condition 'as good as new' as was specified in the Amazon order page. The delivery period was also very timely and so I can really say that the out-come by far exceeded by modest expectation. Living and working in Africa, successful transactions of this nature really make us feel like we belong to the evolving 'global village'.
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