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Tax Reform and the Alliance for Progress

by Raynard M. Sommerfeld

The Alliance for Progress was a program intended to stimulate and aid the economic development of the peoples of Latin America. It proposed that the United States and nineteen Latin American republics pool financial...


The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy

by Michael Pettis

China’s economic growth is sputtering, the Euro is under threat, and the United States is combating serious trade disadvantages. Another Great Depression? Not quite. Noted economist and China expert Michael...


The Politics of Conflict Economies: Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland

by Morten Bøås

Conflict economies cannot be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These economies did not emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and...


Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance

by Rose J. Spalding

In 2004, the United States, five Central American countries, and the Dominican Republic signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), signaling the region's commitment to a neoliberal economic model....


Crime and the Rise of Modern America

by Kristofer Allerfeldt

Cast in eye-catching headlines, illuminated by the media glow, American crime captures the public imagination. From sex crimes to political corruption, from hate crimes to terrorism, the way people break the...


American Trade Politics and the Triumph of Globalism

by Orin Kirshner

A deep and unresolved tension exists within American trade politics between the nation's promotion of an open world trading system and the operations of its democratic domestic political regime. Whereas most...


The Problem of Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals): A Consideration of Present Dangers and the Best Methods for Meeting Them

by Gilbert Murray

First published in 1921, Gilbert Murray's treatise considers a largely euro-centric foreign policy during the inter-war period. Believing passionately in the prospect of a Liberal England and the hope promised...


The Wealth of China: Untangling the Mystery of the World's Second Largest Economy

by Qiang Gao & Yu Yi

China's stunning economic growth over the past three decades is mysterious to many observers. China's rise poses numerous questions: How did China eclipse two hundred years of Western growth in just three decades?...


Oil, Banks, and Politics: The United States and Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1917-1924

by Linda B. Hall

Mexico was second only to the United States as the world's largest oil producer in the years following the Mexican Revolution. As the revolutionary government became institutionalized, it sought to assure its...


The European Union's Foreign Economic Policies: A Principal-Agent Perspective

by Andreas Dür & Manfred Elsig

The European Union is a key actor in international economic governance. Through its foreign economic policies it plays a central role in the negotiation of international trade agreements, the global regulation...


China and Global Trade Governance: China's First Decade in the World Trade Organization

by Ka Zeng & Wei Liang

China's historic accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November 2001 not only represents an important milestone in the country's transition to a market economy and integration into the global economy,...


Russia and North-East Asia

by Chikahito Harada

Russia has recently strengthened its diplomatic relations with its North-East Asian neighbours - China, Japan, and North and South Korea. But without much more reform at home, Russia will be neither attractive...


Non-Proliferation Incentives for Russia and Ukraine

by John C Baker

Given their protracted economic difficulties, the nuclear and aerospace industries in Russia and Ukraine are tempted to export dual-use technologies that can contribute to the proliferation of weapons of mass...


The Political Economy of International Trade: U.S. Trade Laws, Policy, and Social Cost

by Jae Wan Chung

As both trade deficits and fiscal deficits steadily increased during the 1980s in the U.S., free trade has not stood without its share of suffering. Chung investigates American trade policy from the perspectives...


Elite Foundations of Liberal Democracy

by John Higley & Michael Burton

This compelling and convincing study, the capstone of decades of research, argues that political regimes are created and sustained by elites. Liberal democracies are no exception; they depend, above all, on...


Trade and Development in a Globalized World: The Unfair Trade Problem in U.S.DThai Trade Relations

by John M. Rothgeb Jr. & Benjamas Chinapandhu

Trade and Development in a Globalized World examines how the unfair trade regulations of advanced countries affect developing societies. In an effort to determine how developing states attempt to cope with the...


Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and The State in Development

by Michaeline A. Crichlow

Negotiating Caribbean Freedom examines how development programs in Jamaica lock the state and rural smallholders into a relationship that fulfills the agendas of both constituents. It further shows how development...


The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

by Martin Ruhs

Many low-income countries and development organizations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organizations and migrant...


The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

by Noel Maurer

Throughout the twentieth century, the U.S. government willingly deployed power, hard and soft, to protect American investments all around the globe. Why did the United States get into the business of defending...


Greater China in an Era of Globalization

by Baogang Guo, Sujian Guo, Jing Men & Jerome S. Hsiang et al.

Greater China in an Era of Globalization examines China's rise, its role in the greater China region, and its influence in other regions of the world. It also analyzes the idea of 'Chinese globalization' and...