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The World Is Flat 3.0

by Thomas L. Friedman & Oliver Wyman

This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman...


The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

by David Bacon

The story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities to the poverty that forces people to migrate to the United States

 

People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that...


How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

by Franklin Foer

Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the cross–currents of today's world, with all its joys and its sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide–ranging work...


Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place

by Peter Eichstaedt

Going behind the headlines and deep into the brutal world of the Congo, this exposé examines why eastern Congo is the most dangerous place on the planet. While the Western world takes for granted its creature...


Africa Rising: How 900 Million African Consumers Offer More Than You Think, Adobe Reader

by Vijay Mahajan

With more than 900 million consumers, the continent of Africa is one of the world’s fastest growing markets. In Africa Rising, renowned global business consultant Vijay Mahajan reveals this remarkable marketplace...


Drug War Capitalism

by Dawn Paley

Drug Wars are good business.


Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences: Made in Circulation

by Wiebke Keim, Ercüment Çelik & Christian Ersche

An innovative contribution to debates on the internationalization and globalization of the social sciences, this book pays particular attention to their theoretical and epistemological reconfiguration in the...


In Spite of Oceans: Migrant Voices

by Huma Qureshi

In Spite of Oceans: Migrant Voices explores the individual journeys of generations in transition from the South Asian subcontinent to England. Poignantly written, and based on real events and interviews, what...


The Real Global Warming Disaster

by Christopher Booker

This original book considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global...


The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities

by Mancur Olson

The years since World War II have seen rapid shifts in the relative positions of different countries and regions. Leading political economist Mancur Olson offers a new and compelling theory to explain these...


Migrant Care Workers: Searching for New Horizons

by Karen Christensen & Ingrid Guldvik

Cristensen and Guldvik's Migrant Care Workers provides insight to the historical context for public care work and shows how migration policies, general welfare and long-term care policies as well as cultural...


Global Revival of Left and Socialism Versus Capitalism and Globalization and China's Share

by Pu Guoliang & Xiong Guangqing

This book is the result of a research sub-topic, titled as "The Relations of the Two Systems and China's Foreign Strategies in the Process of Globalization in the Post-Cold War Era". The main research project...


From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales

by Jeffery Webber

An accessible, yet insightful, look into the promise, potential, and political contradictions of Evo Morales' first term.


Politics in Emotion: The Song of Telangana

by Himadeep Muppidi

The work focuses on a subaltern local sovereignty movement called "Telangana" in India. Over the last ten years, this movement has engaged in a massive political mobilization, including strikes, rallies, work...


21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas: Standing up for the Polity

by Jorge Heine & Brigitte Weiffen

This volume examines the promotion and defense of democracy in the Americas, and the role it has played in this veritable regional renaissance. Taking the Inter-American Democratic Charter (IADC) of 2001 as...


Celtic Revival?: The Rise, Fall, and Renewal of Global Ireland

by Sean Kay

Celtic Revival? explores what happens when a society loses its wealth, its faith in government, and its trust in its Church. Sean Kay draws on a rich blend of research, interviews with a broad spectrum of Irish...


Failed States and Institutional Decay: Understanding Instability and Poverty in the Developing World

by Natasha M. Ezrow & Erica Frantz

What do we mean by failed states and why is this concept important to study? The �failed states� literature is important because it aims to understand how state institutions (or lack thereof) impact conflict,...


The Fight for Ethical Fashion: The Origins and Interactions of the Clean Clothes Campaign

by Philip Balsiger

Drawing on insights from qualitative fieldwork using a wide range of empirical sources, Philip Balsiger traces the emergence of the Clean Clothes Campaign back to the rise of 'consumer campaigns' and shows how...


Economic Transition in China: Long-Run Growth and Short-Run Fluctuations

by B01

This book provides a comprehensive overview on Chinese economy in the last three decades and an insightful view on the future reform in China. The China's miracle is used to describe its rapid economic growth...


The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalization: The Restructuring of State Power in the Middle East

by Laura Guazzone

This collection of essays by leading academics offers an alternative approach to the study of today's Arab states by focusing on their participation in neo-liberal globalization rather than on authoritarianism...