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American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

by Adam Seth Levine

Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns...

Budgetary Supervision in China: An Institutional Perspective of Provincial People's Congress

by Shujian Zhang

This book studies the problems of budgetary supervision system of China's provincial People's Congress, and analyzes their causes and provides the solutions.

The author explores the topic from the perspective...

Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center

by Henry Mintzberg

Enough of the imbalance that is causing the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right and paralysis in...

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”....

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,...

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands  :  2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the N

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Addressing the Household Debt Overhang The economy is slowly emerging from its balance sheet recession. Housing prices have steadied, exports are rising on expanding global trade, but consumption...

Papua New Guinea  :  Selected Issues Paper

by International Monetary Fund. Asia 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...

Jordan  :  Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion and Applicability of Performance

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Jordan?s economy has been resilient in an increasingly difficult regional environment. Previously highlighted risks have materialized, most notably major disruptions of gas flows from Egypt,...

Papua New Guinea  :  2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

KEY ISSUES Context. Papua New Guinea?s (PNG) economy is experiencing an important transition, as new liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and exports commence. While resource sector activity in 2014?15 will...

Mexico  :  Arrangement Under the Flexible Credit Line and Cancellation of the Current Arrangement-Staff Report and Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context: Mexico?s growth is recovering, supported by strong export demand, while inflation pressures remain contained. The implementation of wide-ranging structural reforms is expected to boost...

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...