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America's New Working Class

by Kathleen R. Arnold Penn State University Press (December 20, 2007)

Today’s political controversy over immigration highlights the plight of the working class in this country as perhaps no other issue has recently done. The political status of immigrants exposes the power dynamics...

Harnessing Globalization

by Roy C. Nelson Penn State University Press (July 28, 2009)

How can countries in the underdeveloped world position themselves to take best advantage of the positive economic benefits of globalization? One avenue to success is the harnessing of foreign direct investment...

The Fight Over Food

by Wynne Wright & Gerad Middendorf Penn State University Press (December 19, 2007)

“One problem with the food system is that price is the bottom line rather than having the bottom line be land stewardship, an appreciation for the environmental and social value of small-scale family farms,...

International Migration in Cuba

by Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez & Alejandro Portes Penn State University Press (November 04, 2010)

Since the arrival of the Spanish conquerors at the beginning of the colonial period, Cuba has been hugely influenced by international migration. Between 1791 and 1810, for instance, many French people migrated...

Can Globalization Promote Human Rights?

by Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann Penn State University Press (June 29, 2010)

Globalization has affected everyone’s lives, and the reactions to it have been mixed. Legal scholars and political scientists tend to emphasize its harmful aspects, while economists tend to emphasize its benefits....

The Illusion of Civil Society

by Jon Shefner Penn State University Press (November 14, 2008)

Much has been written about how civil society challenges authoritarian governments and helps lead the way to democratization. These studies show that neoliberal economic policies have harmed many sectors of...

Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention

by Brian D. Lepard Penn State University Press (April 18, 2002)

Few foreign policy issues in the past decade have elicited as much controversy as the use of military force for humanitarian purposes. In this book Brian Lepard offers a new method for analyzing humanitarian...