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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)
 
 
Counter-Hegemony and Foreign Policy
Counter-Hegemony and Foreign Policy (March 2001)
The Dialectics of Marginalized and Global Forces in Jamaica
Randolph B. Persaud - Author
Robert W. Cox - Foreword by

Argues that marginalized states and peoples are capable of initiating their own foreign policy agendas.

It is not uncommon for scholars and policy makers to assume that small and dependent states must follow the lead of great or middle powers. But is this always the case? Drawing on the increasingly influential Gramscian approach to international relations, this book shows the ways in which marginalized social forces in ...(Read More)
 
 
Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production
Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production (August 2000)
A Marxian Critique of the "New Economy"
Tony Smith - Author

The first defense of Marxian political economy against the common interest claims of "lean production."

This book illustrates the continued value of Marxism as a method for analyzing contemporary capitalism, despite the new Post-Fordist variant termed "lean production" that is spreading the globe. Characterized by knowledge work, lean production also includes the mass customization of commodities to consumer desires, and the close coop...(Read More)
 
 
Restructuring Development Theories and Policies
Restructuring Development Theories and Policies (September 1999)
A Critical Study
M. Shamsul Haque - Author

Explains and critiques current theories of political development.

In the contemporary global context replete with various forms of development crises, there is a growing demand for an alternative perspective. Haque explains the nature and forms of these current development crises, critiques the inadequacies of existing development theories to address such crises, restructures these theories into an alternative theoretic...(Read More)
 
 
States, Firms, and Power
States, Firms, and Power (August 1999)
Successful Sanctions in United States Foreign Policy
George E. Shambaugh - Author

Analyses the effectiveness of economic sanctions as instruments of statecraft.

States, Firms, and Power uncovers the workings behind frequently maligned and often misapplied economic sanctions and incentives that have emerged as the United States policy tools of choice. Shambaugh uses a theory of economic statecraft to analyze the sources and limitations of power relations between states and firms. The book featur...(Read More)
 
 
Leapfrogging Development?
Leapfrogging Development? (August 1999)
The Political Economy of Telecommunications Restructuring
J. P. Singh - Author

Examines how developing countries have restructured their telecommunications in order to "leapfrog" or accelerate development.

Telecommunications restructurings are now seen as important barometers in the shift among developing countries toward market-based economies. They are often posited as helping developing countries "leapfrog," or accelerate their pace of development, and "connect" with the world economy. This book shows t...(Read More)
 
 
Economic Interdependence in Ukrainian-Russian Relations
Economic Interdependence in Ukrainian-Russian Relations (July 1999)
Paul J. D'Anieri - Author

In the most detailed study to date of the emerging international political economy of the former Soviet Union, Economic Interdependence in Ukrainian-Russian Relations analyzes the intractable economic dilemmas facing Russia's neighbors, and shows how economic interdependence has become the key axis for the pursuit of power politics in the region.
Ukraine's quest for complete political autonomy from Russia is in tension with the deep econ...(Read More)
 
 
Harmonizing Europe
Harmonizing Europe (April 1999)
Nation-States within the Common Market
Francesco G. Duina - Author

Analyzes factors that both drive and impede the establishment of transnational markets at the level of the nation state.

Harmonizing Europe analyzes factors that both drive and impede the establishment of transnational markets, such as the European Union--EU, NAFTA or MERCOSUR. The author argues that the fit between domestic institutions (namely, the legal and administrative legacies of nation states, and the organizatio...(Read More)
 
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