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Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State (February 2015)
Luis Suarez-Villa - Author

Addresses the power of oligopolistic corporations in contemporary society.

The largest, wealthiest corporations have gained unprecedented power and influence in contemporary life. From cradle to grave the decisions made by these entities have an enormous impact on how we live and work, what we eat, our physical and psychological health, what we know or believe, whom we elect, and how we deal with one another and wi...(Read More)
Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System
Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System (December 2010)
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Analysis on a dual insurance regulation system and its effectiveness relevant to the current system of regulation.

In Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System, Joseph F. Zimmerman provides an up-to-date historical description and analysis of the regulation of the business of insurance in the United States. He focuses on the controversial issue of whether Congress should authorize opti...(Read More)
Proving Up
Proving Up (March 2010)
Domesticating Land in U.S. History
Lisi Krall - Author

Uses the interdisciplinary approach of evolutionary economics to explore the history of land domestication in the United States.

On July 9, 1920, William Krall, a coal miner in Wyoming, was shot by his neighbor in a dispute over water as he attempted to “prove up” and gain title to his homestead. Attempting to understand her grandfather’s passion and determination for making his own 160 acres of...(Read More)
America's Economic Moralists
America's Economic Moralists (February 2009)
A History of Rival Ethics and Economics
Donald E. Frey - Author

Traces the history of two rival American economic moralities from colonial times to the present.

Since colonial times, two discernable schools have debated major issues of economic morality in America. The central norm of one morality is the freedom, or autonomy, of the individual and defines virtues, vices, obligations, and rights by how they contribute to that freedom. The other morality is relational and def...(Read More)
Global Liberalism and Political Order
Global Liberalism and Political Order (March 2007)
Toward a New Grand Compromise?
Steven Bernstein - Editor
Louis W. Pauly - Editor

Examines the possibilities of global governance in the wake of the challenges of globalization.

Many years ago, John Gerard Ruggie coined the phrase “embedded liberalism” to describe the grand post-1945 political compromise between free-market liberalism and domestic political interventionism that stabilized the multilateral economic order. In Global Liberalism and Political Order, leading schol...(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)
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)
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