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Rescuing Regulation
Rescuing Regulation (October 2006)
Reza R. Dibadj - Author

Fashions a new way of defending the importance of economic regulation.

The traditional debate on governmental regulation has run its course, with economically minded analysts pointing to regulation’s inefficiency while those focused on justice purposefully avoid the economic paradigm to defend regulation’s role in protecting consumers, workers, and society’s disadvantaged. In Rescuing Regulation...(Read More)
Mediating Globalization
Mediating Globalization (November 2005)
Domestic Institutions and Industrial Policies in the United States and Britain
Andrew P. Cortell - Author

Argues that institutional context drives economic globalization in the United States and Britain.

Has globalization fundamentally altered international relations, producing a race to the bottom in which states compete for economic growth and development by adopting similar liberal economic strategies? Mediating Globalization challenges this increasingly dominant perspective, demonstrating that national governme...(Read More)
Social Movements and Free-Market Capitalism in Latin America
Social Movements and Free-Market Capitalism in Latin America (October 2005)
Telecommunications Privatization and the Rise of Consumer Protest
Sybil Rhodes - Author

Explores how privatization of state-owned telephone companies led to new consumer movements in Latin America.

This innovative book examines how the privatization and reregulation of the telecommunications sectors in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil in the 1980s and 1990s provoked the rise of new consumer protest movements in Latin America. Sybil Rhodes looks at how hasty privatization of state-owned telephone companies led t...(Read More)
States of Liberalization
States of Liberalization (September 2005)
Redefining the Public Sector in Integrated Europe
Mitchell P. Smith - Author

Explores the limits of economic liberalization within the European Union.

As economic competition is introduced into areas formerly served by public sector monopolies, to what extent do governments lose discretion over their use of the public sector? States of Liberalization examines the impact of the European Union's rigorous single-market competition policy on the abilities of Western European governments to ...(Read More)
Subsidizing Capitalism
Subsidizing Capitalism (July 2005)
Brickmakers on the U.S.-Mexican Border
Tamar Diana Wilson - Author

Examines the economic activities of self-employed brickmakers and the unpaid family members and others who assist them in Mexico.

In Mexico, self-employed brickmakers support capitalist enterprise by providing bricks to build hotels, factories, office buildings, and shopping malls at costs lower than those based on profit-making principles. Combining Chayanovian and neo-Marxist approaches, Subsidizing Capitalism ...(Read More)
Civilizing Globalization
Civilizing Globalization (January 2003)
A Survival Guide
Richard Sandbrook - Editor

Discusses the many facets of globalization in easy to understand language.

Many citizens suspect that the ecological, social, cultural, and political costs of free-market globalization are too high. Yet at the same time they often lack the technical knowledge to assess complex proposals intended to deal with these issues. Written by a uniquely diverse group of academics, policy analysts, and activists, Civilizing G...(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)
Systems of Violence
Systems of Violence (March 2002)
The Political Economy of War and Peace in Colombia
Nazih Richani - Author

Examines the conditions that have led to protracted violence in Colombia.

This work examines the political, economic, and military factors that have contributed to thirty-seven years of protracted violent conflict in Colombia. Using four years of field research, and more than 200 interviews, Nazih Richani examines Colombia’s “war system”—the systemic interlacing relationship among actors in conflict, ...(Read More)
Theories of International Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy
Theories of International Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy (January 2002)
Explaining U.S. International Monetary Policy-Making After Bretton Woods
Jennifer Sterling-Folker - Author

Argues the state and not markets should be the center of analysis when attempting to explain international cooperation.

Challenging the standard liberal explanations for international cooperation in the field of international relations, this book contends that despite numerous efforts and the passage of time, our understanding of the cooperative phenomenon remains woefully inadequate. Sterling-Folker argues that wides...(Read More)
Life After the Soviet Union
Life After the Soviet Union (October 2001)
The Newly Independent Republics of the Transcaucasus and Central Asia
Nozar Alaolmolki - Author

Examines the political, social, and economic issues confronted by each of the newly independent republics in the Transcaucasus and Central Asian regions.

In separate chapters covering Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, this book examines the impact of the radical social, economic, and political transformations enacted upon them by both Czarist Russia and then the Soviet Union. With the demise of com...(Read More)
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