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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...

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

by Serge Champeau, Carlos Closa, Daniel INNERARITY & Miguel Poiares Maduro

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.

Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Experience and American Prospects

by Dmitry Orlov

A guide to the decline of the American empire for individuals, families and communities

The Future and Its Enemies

by Virginia Postrel

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...

Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches

by Charles Prow

Charles Prow has brought together an impressive lineup of businessmen and women, reporters, and experts to show how the United States can be more competitive in the global economy. This book shows not only what...

The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....

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...

This Changes Everything

by Naomi Klein

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology...

The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth

by James K. Galbraith

From one of the most respected economic thinkers and writers of our time, a brilliant argument about the history and future of economic growth.

The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth,...

Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership: The Constrained Effects of Rhetoric

by C. Damien Arthur

This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president’s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric’s effect on economic...

Decline and Fall: The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America

by John Michael Greer

All empires fall, and America is no exception. What comes next?

Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

by Brian Czech & Herman Daly

The steady state revolution– navigating the end of economic growth.

Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era

by Yun-han Chu, Tse-Kang Leng, Kaoru Shimizu & Shu Keng et al.

Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in...

Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer

by Steven Malanga

As their infatuation with President Obama fades, millions of Americans anxiously ask, Is this the change we were waiting for? The current administration represents change, for sure, Steven Malanga argues - a...

Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States

by James W. Russell

Double Standard introduces students to social policy in the U.S. and Europe. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current social policies in light of the recent recession, the...

The Assault on Social Policy

by William Roth & Susan Peters

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...

Dispatches from the Frontlines: Studies in Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, and International Affairs

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: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification

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 twenty-first century. With analysis of over 50 political scandals,...

Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...

Health and Wealth Disparities in the United States

by Anupam B. Jena, Thomas J. Phillipson & Eric C. Sun

Traditional measures of economic disparities among Americans of different race, gender, geographic location, and education level consider only material well-being, so that making two groups economically "equal"...