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Vietnam in the Global Economy: The Dynamics of Integration, Decentralization, and Contested Politics

by Thomas Jandl

This book describes in a game-theoretical approach how the development success story Vietnam managed to keep rent seeking in check sufficiently to attract record numbers of foreign investors and exhibit strong...


Power in a Changing World Economy: Lessons from East Asia

by Benjamin J. Cohen & Eric Chiu

This book is about power in a changing world economy. Though power is ubiquitous in the study of International Political Economy, the concept is underdeveloped in formal theoretical terms. This collection of...


China's New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance

by Zhiqun Zhu

This fully revised second edition covers Chinese initiatives in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific and studies China's current efforts...


Transnational Corruption and Corporations: Regulating Bribery Through Corporate Liability

by Simeon Obidairo

This book examines two particular constraints operating on the regulation of transnational corruption in general and bribery in particular. Firstly, it explores the limits of international cooperation in the...


Understanding Small-Island Developing States: Fragility and External Shocks

by Amelia Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray & Wim Naudé

Small island developing states (SIDS) are characterised by high economic, geographical and social vulnerability. These states are perceived as economically vulnerable, exhibiting poor economic performance, and...


The Ecology of Money: Debt, Growth, and Sustainability

by Adrian Kuzminski

Today's eco-crisis has brought us to the limits of economic growth, which historically has been powered by usurious interest rates. A non-usurious financial system is proposed as the key to a future steady-state...


Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India

by Pranab Bardhan

The recent economic rise of China and India has attracted a great deal of attention--and justifiably so. Together, the two countries account for one-fifth of the global economy and are projected to represent...


Selling Out a Superpower: Where the U.S. Economy Went Wrong and How We Can Turn It Around

by Ronald R. Pollina

In 1968, there were sixty-two lobbyists in Washington; today there are thirty-four thousand, outnumbering members of Congress and their staffers two to one. By 2008, these lobbyists were spending approximately...


The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

by Lauren A. Taylor, Elizabeth H. Bradley & Harvey V. Fineberg

Foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine

For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations....


An Industrial Geography of Cocaine

by Christian M. Allen

Latin American cocaine trafficking organizations comprise an indigenous, globally competitive, multinational industry. Their business operations are deeply ingrained within the economic and political systems...


Globalization and Money: A Global South Perspective

by Supriya Singh

Globalization and Money explores how men and women, particularly the poor and the unbanked in the global South, use money in ways that empower themselves and their families. Supriya Singh argues that money as...


Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development

by Adam David Morton

Now in an updated edition, this groundbreaking study develops a new approach to understanding the formation of the postrevolutionary state in Mexico. Adam David Morton links the rise and demise of the modern...


The Global Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights: The New Enclosures?

by Christopher May

It has become a commonplace that there has been an information revolution, transforming both society and the economy. In 1995 the Trade Related Intellectual Property (TRIPs) agreement aimed to harmonise protection...


China Threat?: The Challenges, Myths and Realities of China's Rise

by Lionel Vairon

From the long-term threat of nuclear war between the United States and China, to the disappearance of the African elephant due to Chinese demand for ivory, each week brings a new round of critique and denunciation...


Comparative Regionalisms for Development in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global South

by Emmanuel Fanta & Timothy M. Shaw

This responding volume has four interrelated topics. It explores the transformation taking place in/with regard to the financing of development in the Global South and the apparition of new players in the field....


Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

by Stefan Jonsson

Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism, fascism,...


Beyond Capitalism: Building Democratic Alternatives for Today and the Future

by Jeff Shantz & Jos? Brendan Macdonald

Capitalism as a global system barely allows the needs of the majority of the world's population to be met. Whether from an industrialized country such as the US or from South Africa, the need for an alternative...


An Exploration of Effectiveness in the Regulation of Federal Depository Institutions, 1989 2008: Striving for Balance

by Mike Potter

This book is an applied study of regulatory policymaking. It investigates the qualities that make regulators effective and concludes that effective regulators balance a public interest orientation with openness...


The Politics of Climate Change - Ha: Environmental Dynamics in International Affairs

by Paul G. Harris

Climate change is now a mainstream part of the international political agenda. It has become clear that it is not solely a technical issue, to be resolved by scientists, but a political issue with political...


Renewing International Labour Stud

by Marcus Taylor

This volume seeks to re-energise the paradigm of the New International Labour Studies by detailing how struggles over the construction, reproduction, utilisation and restructuring of labour forces are the contested...