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Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


The Future of Europe: Democracy, Legitimacy and Justice After the Euro Crisis

by Serge Champeau, Carlos Closa, Daniel INNERARITY & Miguel Poiares Maduro Rowman & Littlefield International (November 03, 2014)

A major collection of essays by a multidisciplinary panel of experts exploring the various interpretations of the European crisis and the future of the European Union.


Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Experience and American Prospects

by Dmitry Orlov New Society Publishers (May 31, 2011)

A guide to the decline of the American empire for individuals, families and communities


Inside the Banking Crisis

by Hugh Pym Bloomsbury Publishing (May 22, 2014)

It was one of the gravest challenges faced by any British government in peacetime. The banking system, taken for granted by most of the population to pay for life's essentials, came close to collapse. Yet nobody...


The Future and Its Enemies

by Virginia Postrel Free Press (May 10, 2011)

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...


Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches

by Charles Prow Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2012)

Charles Prow has brought together an impressive lineup of businessmen and women, reporters, and experts to show how the United States can be more competitive in the global economy. This book shows not only what...


The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....


This Changes Everything

by Naomi Klein Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2014)

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology...


The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth

by James K. Galbraith Simon & Schuster (August 06, 2014)

From one of the most respected economic thinkers and writers of our time, a brilliant argument about the history and future of economic growth.

The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth,...


Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership: The Constrained Effects of Rhetoric

by C. Damien Arthur Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president’s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric’s effect on economic...


Decline and Fall: The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America

by John Michael Greer New Society Publishers (March 17, 2014)

All empires fall, and America is no exception. What comes next?


Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

by Brian Czech & Herman Daly New Society Publishers (April 26, 2013)

The steady state revolution– navigating the end of economic growth.


Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era

by Yun-han Chu, Tse-Kang Leng, Kaoru Shimizu & Shu Keng et al. Lexington Books (December 23, 2009)

Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in...


Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer

by Steven Malanga Ivan R. Dee (October 16, 2010)

As their infatuation with President Obama fades, millions of Americans anxiously ask, Is this the change we were waiting for? The current administration represents change, for sure, Steven Malanga argues - a...


Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States

by James W. Russell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 18, 2014)

Double Standard introduces students to social policy in the U.S. and Europe. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current social policies in light of the recent recession, the...


The Assault on Social Policy

by Susan J. Peters, William Roth & Bernard Sanders Columbia University Press (July 01, 2014)

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...


Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens

by Myrto Tsilimpounidi & Aylwyn Walsh Zero Books (June 27, 2014)

A taste of austerity, the limits of democracy and the overlooked, untold stories of a country in 'crisis'.


Dispatches from the Frontlines: Studies in Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, and International Affairs

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (May 08, 2014)

Dispatches from the Frontlines analyzes some of the world’s most contentious hotspots. It focuses on such compelling global issues as Third World development, the role of the state, corporatism, and foreign...


Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification

by La Trice M. Washington UPA (May 05, 2014)

This book questions whether the consequences associated with non-sex-based scandals carry greater penalties than sex-based political scandals in the twenty-first century. With analysis of over 50 political scandals,...


Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck Columbia University Press (May 27, 2014)

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...


Health and Wealth Disparities in the United States

by Anupam B. Jena, Thomas J. Phillipson & Eric C. Sun AEI Press (October 16, 2010)

Traditional measures of economic disparities among Americans of different race, gender, geographic location, and education level consider only material well-being, so that making two groups economically "equal"...


The End of the World as We Know It?: Crisis, Resistance, and the Age of Austerity

by Deric Shannon AK Press (April 21, 2014)

Neither austerity nor reform will save us. Real alternatives mean real change.


Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica: The Search for Oro Verde

by Andrew P. Miller Lexington Books (August 17, 2012)

This book by Andrew P. Miller, examines the role of ecotourism in Costa Rica and the way in which it intersects with policies to attract foreign direct investment. This authoritative exploration is essential...


False Truths: The Error of Relying on Authority

by Edward C. Mendler Hamilton Books (March 18, 2014)

Mendler contends that many of the beliefs, tenets, conclusions, and understandings that are widely accepted as “truths” are, in fact, not valid at all. He asserts that we should challenge them all — from...


The Real Crash

by Peter D. Schiff St. Martin's Press (April 08, 2014)

You might be thinking everything's okay: the stock market is on the rise, jobs are growing, the worst of it is over.

You'd be wrong.

In The Real Crash, New York Times bestselling author Peter D. Schiff argues...


Negotiating Capability and Diaspora: A Philosophical Politics

by Ashmita Khasnabish Lexington Books (December 04, 2013)

Negotiating Capability and Diaspora examines Amartya Sen’s theory of capability in dialogue with the American philosopher John Rawls. Sen’s theory arose to show an oriental dimension of the critique of utilitarianism...


Rediscovering Values

by Jim Wallis Howard Books (November 05, 2009)

When we start with the wrong question, no matter how good an answer we get, it won’t give us the results we want. Rather than joining the throngs who are asking, When will this economic crisis be over? Jim...


Falling in Love with America Again: Families and Communities Rebuild from the Ground Up

by Jim DeMint & Ben Carson Center Street (March 04, 2014)

Serving within the supposed pinnacles of power as a respected and influential U.S. Senator from South Carolina, Jim DeMint often felt frustrated and powerless to fight against the frightening growth of the federal...


Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism

by Geoff Mann AK Press (March 29, 2013)

From money and markets to the subprime crisis, this anti-capitalist pocket guide explains capitalism and its crises, and suggests alternatives.


Answers to World Problems

by Butch Biendara eBookIt.com (January 26, 2014)

This book covers answers to seven major problems that effect millions of people around the world.

Each topic: Global Warming, High-Speed transit, Welfare poverty, Renewable Clean Energy, Coastline Stabilization,...


A Change in Worlds on the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands: Politics, Economies, and Environments in Northern Sichuan

by Jack Patrick Hayes Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

This study of Sino-Tibetan northern Sichuan provides a framework for understanding changes in western China’s landscape and among its indigenous populations from late imperial to contemporary times. It highlights...


The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do about It

by Les Leopold Chelsea Green Publishing (August 21, 2008)

How could the best and brightest (and most highly paid) in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? What caused this mess in the first place? Housing? Greed? Dumb politicians?...


In Bed with Wall Street

by Larry Doyle St. Martin's Press (January 07, 2014)

The Wall Street meltdown in 2008 brought the country to its knees, and spawned nationwide protests against the lack of regulation and oversight facing Wall Street. But the average American still fails to fully...


Bold Endeavors: How Our Government Built America, and Why It Must Rebuild Now

by Felix G. Rohatyn Simon & Schuster (February 24, 2009)

Bold Endeavors is a compelling narrative of ten large and transformative events in American history. It is an absorbing journey through the past as we read about determined national leaders -- Jefferson, Lincoln,...


Vietnam in the Global Economy: The Dynamics of Integration, Decentralization, and Contested Politics

by Thomas Jandl Lexington Books (October 24, 2013)

This book describes in a game-theoretical approach how the development success story Vietnam managed to keep rent seeking in check sufficiently to attract record numbers of foreign investors and exhibit strong...


The Ecology of Money: Debt, Growth, and Sustainability

by Adrian Kuzminski Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

Today's eco-crisis has brought us to the limits of economic growth, which historically has been powered by usurious interest rates. A non-usurious financial system is proposed as the key to a future steady-state...


Globalization and Money: A Global South Perspective

by Supriya Singh Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 03, 2013)

Globalization and Money explores how men and women, particularly the poor and the unbanked in the global South, use money in ways that empower themselves and their families. Supriya Singh argues that money as...


Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development

by Adam David Morton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 04, 2013)

Now in an updated edition, this groundbreaking study develops a new approach to understanding the formation of the postrevolutionary state in Mexico. Adam David Morton links the rise and demise of the modern...


Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

by Stefan Jonsson Columbia University Press (October 01, 2013)

Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism, fascism,...


An Exploration of Effectiveness in the Regulation of Federal Depository Institutions, 1989-2008: Striving for Balance

by Mike Potter Lexington Books (September 19, 2013)

This book is an applied study of regulatory policymaking. It investigates the qualities that make regulators effective and concludes that effective regulators balance a public interest orientation with openness...


The American Spring

by Amelia Stein Skyhorse (June 11, 2012)

“I don't think there'll ever be a day when there's nothing to dissent about.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti  

“The game is being run on people but they don’t know how the game is being run.” Arthur Blaustein...


Food and Society: A Sociological Approach

by William C. Whit Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1995)

The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop...


A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home

by Laura Gottesdiener & Clarence Lusane Zuccotti Park Press (July 29, 2013)

A moving exploration of homeownership, foreclosure, freedom, and the American Dream.


The Political Economy of International Trade: U.S. Trade Laws, Policy, and Social Cost

by Jae Wan Chung Lexington Books (January 30, 2006)

As both trade deficits and fiscal deficits steadily increased during the 1980s in the U.S., free trade has not stood without its share of suffering. Chung investigates American trade policy from the perspectives...


Champions of a Free Society: Ideas of Capitalism's Philosophers and Economists

by Edward Wayne Younkins Lexington Books (August 25, 2008)

This book is written for individuals who want to learn about the philosophical foundations of political and economic freedom. It is an introduction and a guide to the principal theoretical ideas on liberty produced...


The 2010 Elections in Florida: It's The Economy, Stupid!

by Robert E. Crew Jr. & Slater Bayliss UPA (August 12, 2013)

This book places the 2010 elections in historical context and offers an explanation for the substantial gains made by the Republicans in Florida that year. It also discusses the voting behavior of the Florida...


Nonprofits in Crisis: Economic Development, Risk, and the Philanthropic Kuznets Curve

by Nuno S. Themudo Indiana University Press (September 26, 2013)

Why do some countries have a vibrant nonprofit sector while others do not? Nonprofits in Crisis explores the theory of risk as a major mechanism through which economic development influences the nonprofit sector....


Economics as Ideology: Keynes, Laski, Hayek, and the Creation of Contemporary Politics

by Kenneth R. Hoover Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 25, 2003)

Economics as Ideology explores the lives and thought of three powerful theorists who shaped the foundations of the center, left, and right of the political spectrum in the 20th century. Noted scholar Kenneth...


Localizing and Transnationalizing Contentious Politics: Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines

by Joel F. Ariate Jr, Zuraida Mae D. Cabilo, Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem & Ma Glenda S. Lopez Wui et al. Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

A country facing serious economic challenges, the Philippines is also a democratic polity with a vibrant civil society sector. This collection is the first of its kind to focus on five global civil society movements...


Greater China in an Era of Globalization

by Baogang Guo, Sujian Guo, Jing Men & Jerome S. Hsiang et al. Lexington Books (December 03, 2009)

Greater China in an Era of Globalization examines China's rise, its role in the greater China region, and its influence in other regions of the world. It also analyzes the idea of 'Chinese globalization' and...