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Private Authority and International Affairs
Private Authority and International Affairs (April 1999)
A. Claire Cutler - Editor
Virginia Haufler - Editor
Tony Porter - Editor

Explores in detail the degree to which private sector firms are beginning to replace governments in "governing" some areas of international relations.

Governments today are too often unwilling to intervene in global commerce, and international organizations are too often unable to govern effectively. In their place, firms increasingly cooperate internationally to establish the rules and standards of behavior for themselves and for othe...(Read More)
 
 
Coca, Cocaine, and the Bolivian Reality
Coca, Cocaine, and the Bolivian Reality (October 1997)
Madeline Barbara Leons - Editor
Harry Sanabria - Editor

Examines the impact of coca and the cocaine trade on the Latin American country most affected by it, Bolivia.

This volume examines the impact of coca and the cocaine trade on Bolivia, the poorest and most vulnerable of the South American countries.

Topics examined include coca growers who have organized to protect their livelihood; coca substitution programs that have provided no viable alternati...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Culture, and Economic Development
Community, Culture, and Economic Development (November 1995)
The Social Roots of Local Action
Meredith Ramsay - Author

A comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns that have rejected development.

"This is a fascinating and sophisticated account of rural politics that is much more than anecdotal. The book is unique in applying theories developed in the study of urban policy (market, growth machine, regime) to the politics of ru...(Read More)
 
 
Economic Transition and Political Legitimacy in Post-Mao China
Economic Transition and Political Legitimacy in Post-Mao China (September 1995)
Ideology and Reform
Feng Chen - Author

Traces the role of ideas in Chinese economic reform from 1978 to the present, exploring the conversion of China's policymakers to capitalist economic thinking.
"This book discusses an important topic--how economic reforms have undermined the Chinese Communist Party's legitimacy--that many scholars have mentioned in passing but which no one, to my knowledge, has examined as systematically as this author. The contradiction between necessary...(Read More)
 
 
Democratization and Social Settlements
Democratization and Social Settlements (August 1995)
The Politics of Change in Contemporary Portugal
Daniel Nataf - Author

Examines the transition to, and consolidation of, democracy in Portugal following the revolutionary events of 1975, during a period of major changes in socioeconomic structure. Nataf emphasizes that not only political institutions but also the fabric of social relations were uprooted, and he compares the Portuguese case to other models of European democratization and postwar settlements.
"This constitutes the first book-length study of th...(Read More)
 
 
Marx, Hayek, and Utopia
Marx, Hayek, and Utopia (August 1995)
Chris Matthew Sciabarra - Author

Develops a critique of utopianism through a comparison of the works of Karl Marx and F. A. Hayek, challenging conventional views of both Marxian and Hayekian thought.

This book develops a critique of utopianism through a provocative comparison of the works of Karl Marx and F. A. Hayek, thus engaging two vastly different traditions in critical dialogue. By emphasizing the methodological and substantive similarities betwee...(Read More)
 
 
NAFTA as a Model of Development
NAFTA as a Model of Development (August 1995)
The Benefits and Costs of Merging High- and Low-Wage Areas
Richard S. Belous - Editor
Jonathan Lemco - Editor

Examines whether NAFTA will produce increased or decreased wages in the regional trading blocs emerging in Europe, North America, and East Asia as a result of its uniting of high and low wage areas and identifies the winners and losers in various labor markets.

This book discusses the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in terms of its implications for job creation, reduced tariffs, and increased investment. Alth...(Read More)
 
 
Electricity, Industry and Class in South Africa
Electricity, Industry and Class in South Africa (June 1985)
Renfrew Christie - Author

 
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