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Speculative Management
Speculative Management (March 2005)
Stock Market Power and Corporate Change
Dan Krier - Author

Argues that recent initiatives by industrial management were directed more toward short-term gains than improving efficiency.

In this timely work, Dan Krier examines the relationship between two phenomena that dominated the economic scene in the late twentieth century: the rising power of financial markets and the restructuring of American industry. He argues that corporate governance was transformed during this period ...(Read More)
Interstate Economic Relations
Interstate Economic Relations (August 2004)
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

A comprehensive look at the economic relations among states, and how they might be better optimized.

In this groundbreaking volume, Joseph F. Zimmerman examines interstate economic relations. He explores the history of congressional and judicial ground rules governing such relations, direct and indirect interstate trade barriers and means of their removal, and interstate competition for tax revenues, business firms, s...(Read More)
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories (August 2004)
Crafts and Guilds in Egypt, 1863-1914
John T. Chalcraft - Author

Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This book charts new directions in Egyptian social history, providing the first systematic account of adaptation and protest among crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using a wealth of new sources, John T. Chalcraft challenges conventional notions of craft s...(Read More)
Social Construction and the Logic of Money
Social Construction and the Logic of Money (January 2003)
Financial Predominance and International Economic Leadership
J. Samuel Barkin - Author

Examines the nature of international economic leadership since the seventeenth century.

While other studies of international leadership have looked at a variety of measures to predict behavior, this book demonstrates that the key factor is international finance. J. Samuel Barkin uses an innovative blend of rationalist and constructivist methodologies, approaches to international political economy that normally exist i...(Read More)
Rip Van Winkle's Neighbors
Rip Van Winkle's Neighbors (October 2001)
The Transformation of Rural Society in the Hudson River Valley, 1720-1850
Thomas S. Wermuth - Author

Explores the social and economic transformations of the mid-Hudson River Valley during the key expansionist period in American history.

Although Rip Van Winkle was a fictional character, his community in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State was very real. Thomas S. Wermuth's book shows that the popular view of Hudson Valley farmers as self-sufficient, independent, and free of governmental authority is as fictional as the character ...(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)
Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America
Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America (July 2001)
The Costa Rican Experience
Mary A. Clark - Author

In-depth case study of Costa Rican economic reform efforts.

Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America
questions why most Latin American countries have not nearly completed neoliberal economic reforms. Examining Costa Rica as an important example of the gradual, as opposed to radical, approach, Mary A. Clark utilizes over one hundred fifty interviews as well as secondary data to present ten mini-case studies of structu...(Read More)
Money and Power in Europe
Money and Power in Europe (June 2001)
The Political Economy of European Monetary Cooperation
Matthias Kaelberer - Author

Traces the history of European monetary negotiations from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Tracing the forty-year history of negotiations to construct exchange rate regimes in the European Union, Money and Power in Europe emphasizes the role of a state's bargaining power for the formation of rules. In contrast to the prevailing literature's emphasis on domestic factors like sectoral and partisan interests, pol...(Read More)
The Case of the Minimum Wage
The Case of the Minimum Wage (January 2001)
Competing Policy Models
Oren M. Levin-Waldman - Author

Places contemporary minimum wage debates in historical context, stressing the importance of political as opposed to economic variables.

This book traces the historical evolution of minimum-wage policy and explains how models are used (and misused) by different interests to achieve their particular aims. Minimum-wage policy was initially legitimated as a broader labor-market policy aimed at achieving greater productivi...(Read More)
The Korean Economy
The Korean Economy (January 1996)
Perspectives for the 21st Century
Hyung-Koo Lee - Author

Lee, former South Korean government Minister of Labor for the South Korean government, discusses the country's economic development from 1945-1994 and the public policies that shaped it, arguing that if South Korea is to become a major economic power, the government should withdraw from the economic front line.

"The Korean Economy is a comprehensive diagnosis of the unique path of South Korea's economic developme...(Read More)
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