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Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


Cultural Security: Evaluating the Power of Culture in International Affairs

by Erik Nemeth

Over the past two centuries, abuse of antiquities and fine art has evolved from the “spoils of war” into a medium for conducting terrorism which strives to erase the cultural heritage of “the other”....


The Blind Decades: Employment and Growth in France, 1974-2014

by Philippe Askenazy

France is often described as one of the last Western economies unable to reform itself in the face of globalization. Yet its economy has not fallen by the wayside and has even resisted the great recession that...


Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-For-Gold in the Age of Austerity

by Yesenia Barragan

Are we pawning our golden immortality for a fistful of cash?


Managing Macroeconomic Policy: The Johnson Presidency

by James E. Anderson & Jared E. Hazleton

Macroeconomic policy involves government action intended to influence the overall operation of the economy and to deal with such important public problems as economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and recession....


The Future of Europe: Democracy, Legitimacy and Justice After the Euro Crisis

by Serge Champeau, Carlos Closa & Daniel INNERARITY

A major collection of essays by a multidisciplinary panel of experts exploring the various interpretations of the European crisis and the future of the European Union.


Peculiar Dynamics of Corruption: Religion, Gender, EU Membership, and Others

by Omer Gokcekus

Drawing from theories in economics, sociology, and psychology, Peculiar Dynamics of Corruption examines how gender, religion, culture, and history affect corruption. It asks and answers many questions such as,...


An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History

by Michael LaRosa & Germán R. Mejía

An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History makes the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of the region easily accessible in clearly drawn black-and-white maps and accompanying...


Global Strategic Management

by Gerardo R. Ungson & Yim-Yu Wong

International business is undergoing continuous transformation as multinational firms and comparative management evolve in the changing global economy. To succeed in this challenging environment, firms need...


Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide for Teaching: A Critical Guide for Teaching

by Mark H. Maier & Julie Nelson

Make economics resonate to high school students. This practical handbook will help economics and social studies teachers foster critical thinking by introducing students to the real-life dimensions of the major...


Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology: An Anthology

by Hiroaki Sato

Throughout history, Japanese women have excelled in poetry - from the folk songs of the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) compiled in 712 and the court poetry of the 9th to the 14th centuries, on through the...


Modern America: A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945: A Documentary History of the Nation Since 1945

by Robert H Donaldson

This primary source reader assembles key documents and firsthand accounts that are emblematic of American life from the end of World War II to the present. Designed to complement a core text for a typical post-1945...


Readings in Advertising, Society, and Consumer Culture

by Roxanne Hovland, Joyce M. Wolburg & Eric E. Haley

This collection of classic and contemporary articles provides context for the study of advertising by exploring the historical, economic, and ideological factors that spawned the development of a consumer culture....


Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations

by Audie Klotz & Cecelia M. Lynch

Constructivism's basic premise - that individuals and groups are shaped by their world but can also change it - may seem intuitively true. Yet this process-oriented approach can be more difficult to apply than...


East Asian Development Model: Twenty-first century perspectives

by Shiping Hua & Ruihua Hu

Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government...


Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty

by Scott Myers-Lipton

Poverty and inequality are at record levels. Today, forty-seven million Americans live in poverty, while the median is in decline. The top 20 percent now controls 89 percent of all wealth. These conditions have...


On the Books: A Graphic Tale of Working Woes at NYC's Strand Bookstore

by Greg Farrell

On the Books is the firsthand comic strip account of the labor struggle at New York City’s legendary Strand bookstore in the summer of 2012. Told by Greg Farrell—an employee of the store who interviewed...


Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World

by Jeff Madrick

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world.

Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling...


Mexico : Selected Issues Paper

by International Monetary Fund. West 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...


Mexico : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

KEY ISSUES Outlook and risks: Growth is projected to reach 2.4 percent in 2014, while core inflation remains close to the target. Strong export demand has boosted manufacturing production and employment, and...