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Petty Capitalists and Globalization
Petty Capitalists and Globalization (March 2005)
Flexibility, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development
Alan Smart - Editor
Josephine Smart - Editor

Examines how small firms, like large ones, are mobilizing to compete in a global economy.

Globalization is often seen as driven by large corporations and supranational organizations. Enterprises operated by petty capitalists may be small, but there is nothing petty about their significance for the operation of economies or our understanding of contemporary societies, families, and localities. Petty Capitalism and Glob...(Read More)
 
 
Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe
Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe (July 2004)
The Management of Precariousness at the End of the Twentieth Century
Angela Procoli - Editor

Chronicles the growing impact of job uncertainty on workers in Europe.

Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe
explores the growing problem of job uncertainty in Europe at the end of the twentieth century. The management of professional precariousness is reconsidered against the backdrop of far-reaching social, economic, and political changes in Europe in recent decades, including: the instability of the traditional...(Read More)
 
 
Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts
Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts (July 2003)
Michael Bonner - Editor
Mine Ener - Editor
Amy Singer - Editor

Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor.

Offering insights and analysis in a field that has only recently come into existence, this book explores the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies—from the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. to the present day—have confronted poverty and the poor. By introducing n...(Read More)
 
 
Debating the Global Financial Architecture
Debating the Global Financial Architecture (August 2002)
Leslie Elliott Armijo - Editor

Looks at alternatives to international financial institutions such as the IMF and World Bank.

Debating the Global Financial Architecture opens up the contemporary debate surrounding the reform of the “global financial architecture.” Economists and political scientists explore the economic and technical content of alternative global financial regimes as well as the political processes through which such c...(Read More)
 
 
Social Change in Iran
Social Change in Iran (January 2002)
An Eyewitness Account of Dissent, Defiance, and New Movements for Rights
Behzad Yaghmaian - Author

A multi-level insider's look at the changes transforming contemporary Iran.

Social Change in Iran is an inquiry into the recent changes in Iran, blending scholarly analysis, eyewitness accounts, and the author's personal experiences. It tells the stories of everyday people, be it young men and women challenging the cultural and social mandates of the Islamic Republic, or workers toiling at multiple jo...(Read More)
 
 
A Comparative Political Economy of Tunisia and Morocco
A Comparative Political Economy of Tunisia and Morocco (July 2001)
On the Outside of Europe Looking In
Gregory White - Author

Examines how rising economic integration with Europe impacts Tunisia and Morocco.

This book examines the profound impact of European integration on two North African countries, Tunisia and Morocco. Confronting the theoretical literatures on the "entanglements" of the domestic and international realms, and the intricate role played by the middle-income state in the international arena, White provides the firs...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education in Crisis
Higher Education in Crisis (January 2001)
The Corporate Eclipse of the University
Samuel M. Natale - Author
Anthony F. Libertella - Author
Geoff Hayward - Author

Explores the university’s altering landscape, the conflicts over its core values and legitimacy, and the challenge for the university to negotiate the new landscape and to redefine itself within a larger educational context.

This book’s purpose is clearly realized. In a balanced presentation, the pressures for change, the conflicts inherent in the university’s yielding to the demands of society, ...(Read More)
 
 
Constructing Sustainable Development
Constructing Sustainable Development (September 2000)
Neil E. Harrison - Author

Defines, analyzes, critiques, and proposes new policy solutions for achieving sustainable development.

Through a critique of the economic, technological, political, and ethical theories that are the basis for current policy, this book shows that sustainable development proposals are at least incomplete or impractical and at worst dangerously misleading.
The concept of sustainable development presents a problem for theorists and poli...(Read More)
 
 
Religion and Economics
Religion and Economics (January 2000)
New Perspectives
Bruce D. Chilton - Author
Jacob Neusner - Author

New perspectives on the bond between religion and economics.

This collection of papers on a common theme forms another step in the joint authors’ long-term program of tightening the bonds between the study of religion and the social sciences. Scholars of texts require the perspective and the rigor, in interpreting those texts as religious documents, of social science, and scholars of social science, with t...(Read More)
 
 
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence (January 1999)
James L. Marsh - Author

Presents a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and acts as a critique of neo-imperialism.

Process, Praxis, and Transcendence is a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion. The book moves from an existential phenomenology of the knowing and choosing subject through affirmation of a processive and l...(Read More)
 
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