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Rebalancing Society

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...

Dams and Development in China

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...

The Capitalist Schema

by Christian Lotz

Christian Lotz argues that Immanuel Kant’s idea of a mental schematism, which gives the human mind access to a stable reality, can be interpreted as a social concept, which, using Karl Marx, the author identifies...

A Brave New China. The big Change

by Francesco Sisci

How the Chinese look at themselves, the world, and the challenges of the future. Where is China, What is China: Where are the traditional pigtails of the old mandarins, the Mao’s bicycles and his suits? Where...

Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership

by C. Damien Arthur

There is considerable disagreement about whether the U.S. president has a direct and measurable influence over the economy. The analysis presented in Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership:...

Dispatches from the Frontlines

by Howard J. Wiarda

Dispatches from the Frontlines analyzes some of the world’s most contentious hotspots. It focuses on such compelling global issues as Third World development, the role of the state, corporatism, and foreign...

Political Scandals

by La Trice M. Washington

This book questions whether the consequences associated with non sex-based scandals carry greater penalties than sex based political scandals in the 21st century. With analysis of over 50 political scandals,...

Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica

by Andrew P. Miller

Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica: The Search for Oro Verde, by Andrew P. Miller, examines the role of ecotourism in Costa Rica and the way in which it intersects with policies to attract foreign direct investment....

Sensible Tax Reform

by Christopher M. Korth

The Internal Revenue Code of the American government is badly broken. Its more than seventy-seven thousand pages have created a tax system that is not understood by the businesses and individuals that must abide...

False Truths

by Edward C. Mendler

In False Truths, Edward C. Mendler contends that many of the beliefs, tenets, conclusions, and understandings that are widely accepted as “truths” are, in fact, not valid at all. Such dubious and false concepts...

Negotiating Capability and Diaspora

by Ashmita Khasnabish

Negotiating Capability and Diaspora: A Philosophical Politics scrutinizes Indian economist cum philosopher Amartya Sen’s theory of capability, which rose as a critique of the modern American philosopher John...

Disassembly Required

by Geoff Mann

"Geoff Mann is a new breed of monkey-wrencher. He knows that contemporary capitalism has a perverse habit of dismantling itself and gives us a toolkit to build a new, more socially just edifice."—Andy Merrifield,...

A Change in Worlds on the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands

by Jack Patrick Hayes

A Change in Worlds explores the environmental, economic, and political history of the Sino-Tibetan Songpan region of northern Sichuan from the late imperial Qing Dynasty to the early 21st century. A historically...

Vietnam in the Global Economy

by Thomas Jandl

This book is, in essence, about incentives: the incentives for competing societal interest groups to cooperate with each other to benefit from a growing economic pie, rather than fighting over a bigger share...

The Ecology of Money

by Adrian Kuzminski

Modern economies must "grow" because money borrowed for investment can be repaid only by expanding production and consumption to meet the burden of usurious rates of interest.

The roots of this dynamic between...

An Exploration of Effectiveness in the Regulation of Federal Depository Institutions, 1989–2008

by Mike Potter

Financial services regulators are tasked with balancing the conflicting roles of empowering and policing their regulated communities. In order to be effective, agencies must be able to accomplish both tasks....

Food and Society

by William C. Whit

The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop...

The Political Economy of International Trade

by Jae Wan Chung

American trade policy is a crucial subject to not only the United States but also foreign countries. Free trade has been a long-standing U.S. policy position, playing the lead role in the international free...

Champions of a Free Society

by Edward Wayne Younkins

This book is constructed around great thinkers of the past and present who have been influential in developing the philosophy of freedom. Its main purpose is to provide a survey and overview of the ideas of...

The 2010 Elections in Florida

by Robert E. Crew & Slater Bayliss

This book places the 2010 elections in Florida in historical context and offers insight into and an explanation for the substantial gains made by the Republicans that year. This book provides narratives of gubernatorial,...