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Culture, Development and Petroleum: An Ethnography of the High North

by Jan-Oddvar Sornes, Larry Browning & Jan Terje Henriksen

The discovery, just forty years ago, of vast oil and gas reserves in the Southwestern part of Norway, and more recently in the Arctic High North region, created an economic titan and posed a vast array of challenges...


The Politics of Green Transformations

by Ian Scoones, Melissa Leach & Peter Newell

Multiple 'green transformations' are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially...


Economic Growth and Development in Africa: Understanding trends and prospects

by Horman Chitonge

In recent years, Africa has undergone the longest period of sustained economic growth in the continent's history, drawing the attention of the international media and academics alike. This book analyses the...


The Supreme Court in a Separation of Powers System: The Nation's Balance Wheel

by Richard Pacelle

The U.S. Supreme Court is not a unitary actor and it does not function in a vacuum. It is part of an integrated political system in which its decisions and doctrine must be viewed in a broader context. In some...


Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations

by Dan Plesch & Thomas G. Weiss

The creation of the UN system during World War II is a largely unknown or forgotten story among contemporary decision makers, international relations specialists, and policy analysts.

This book aims to recover...


Right for a Reason: Life, Liberty, and a Crapload of Common Sense

by Amy Jo Clark & Miriam Weaver

“It’s time for a real, snarktastic, humor-filled look at what makes conservatism right. We conservatives have truth and rationality and logic on our side. We just need to remind ourselves why we are right,...


Judicial Review of National Security

by David Scharia

In recent years, countries around the world introduced numerous national security programs and military campaigns. Despite the complex legal questions they raise, very few of these measures have been the subject...


Denmark: Stress Testing the Banking, Insurance, and Pension Sectors:Technical Note

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Denmark: Systemic Issues in Mortgage Loans and Covered Bond Finance:Technical Note

by International Monetary Fund. Department

This technical note analyzes systemic issues in mortgage loans and covered bond finance in Denmark. Mortgage lending has seen significant product innovation in recent years. Loans with adjustable interest rates...


Denmark:Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core Principles

by International Monetary Fund. Department

This paper discusses findings of the Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core Principles on Denmark. Insurance regulation in Denmark has a good level of compliance with the Insurance Core Principles....


Republic of South Sudan:2014 Article IV Consultation- Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that South Sudan’s economic performance has been mixed in recent years. Real GDP growth has displayed high volatility, the result of changes in oil and agricultural...


Republic of Moldova:Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release; Statement by the Executive Director

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

This paper presents Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions focusing on Moldova. Governance in the banking system remains poor and the condition of some large banks is fragile. The budget faces a tight financing...


Down on Main Street: Searching for American Exceptionalism

by Ed Mattson

Since the Presidential election of 2008, there has been a trend of liberal-progressive Americans to distance themselves from everything that has made America the most successful experiment in government the...


Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

by Richard Parker

A provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder—and shaping our nation's future in surprising ways To most Americans, Texas has...


Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

by Glenn Beck

From #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck, the powerful follow-up to his national bestseller Miracles and Massacres, which was praised as “moving, provocative, and masterful”...


The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death

by Bruce Hoffman & Fernando Reinares

Examining each major terrorist act and campaign of the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars launch original studies of the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations...


Republic of Congo: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box

by Philip Cowley, Robert Ford & Daniel Finkelstein

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED… … what emotions really influence where your cross goes on the ballot paper? … whether people are claiming to vote when they haven’t? … which party’s supporters are the kinkiest...


A Choice Not an Echo: Updated and Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition

by Phyllis Schlafly

Over 3 Million Copies Sold!

Celebrate 50 years since the release of Phyllis Schlafly's monumental A Choice Not an Echo, the book that launched the conservative resurgence of the late 20th century. This special...


Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities

by Douglas Morgan, Kent S. Robinson & Dennis Strachota

Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities is designed as the primary textbook for a quarter or semester-long course in public budgeting and finance in an MPA programme.

Many currently available texts for...