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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...


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...


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...


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.


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,...


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...


Globaloney 2.0: The Crash of 2008 and the Future of Globalization

by Michael Veseth

Globalization is in retreat, but history tells us that this is but a temporary reversal. Globalization will return, but in what form? More cycles of boom and bust? Or can globalization be rebuilt on a more feasible...


Making Feminist Sense of the Global Justice Movement

by Catherine Eschle

Challenging the neglect of feminism in accounts of the global justice movement, this book explores the origins, ideas, and practices of what Catherine Eschle and Bice Maiguashca term "feminist antiglobalization...


Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists

by Mike Veseth

Globalization has pushed back the borders of the wine world, creating a complex, interconnected market where Old World and New World wines and producers compete head to head. Writing with wit and verve, Mike...


Globalization and Urbanization: The Global Urban Ecosystem

by James H. Spencer

This innovative book sees contemporary urban settlement as the new human ecosystems defining people’s lives across the planet. Just as so-called natural ecosystems have defined our view of the symbiosis between...


From Empires to Imperalism: The State and the Rise of Bourgeois Civilisation

by Boris Kagarlitsky

Translated from the original Russian, this book analyzes the economic development of leading European empires and the United States of America. The author exposes the myths of the spontaneous emergence of the...


HIV/AIDS: Global Frontiers in Prevention/Intervention

by Cynthia Pope, Renée T. White & Robert Malow

HIV/AIDS: Global Frontiers in Prevention/Intervention provides a comprehensive overview of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. The unique anthology addresses cutting-edge issues in HIV/AIDS research, policymaking,...


Introduction to Global Military History: 1775 to the Present Day

by Jeremy Black

This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21st century conflicts....


Retooling Global Development and Governance

by Rob Vos & Manuel Montes

This book provides a new set of ideas to overcome the deficiencies in the ongoing process of globalization and in the mechanisms for global economic governance. The authors aim to present ideas that could become...


Understanding Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional Approach

by Kavous Ardalan

This book discusses eight dimensions of globalization from the perspective of four diverse sociological paradigms. Kavous Ardalan argues that social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of these four key...