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Stanford University Press

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  • Irrationality in Health Careby Douglas Hough

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The health care industry in the U.S. is peculiar. We spend close to 18% of our GDP on health care, yet other countries get better results?and we don't know why. To date, we still lack widely accepted answers to simple questions, such as "Would requiring everyone to buy health insurance make us better off?" Drawing on behavioral economics as an alternative... more...

  • Born Redby Yuan Gao

    Stanford University Press 1987; US$ 30.95

    Born Red is an artistically wrought personal account, written very much from inside the experience, of the years 1966-1969, when the author was a young teenager at middle school. It was in the middle schools that much of the fury of the Cultural Revolution and Red Guard movement was spent, and Gao was caught up in very dramatic events, which he recounts... more...

  • State and Agents in Chinaby Yongshun Cai

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Chinese government officials have played a crucial role in China's economic development, but they are also responsible for severe problems, including environmental pollution, violation of citizens' rights, failure in governance, and corruption. How does the Chinese Party-state respond when a government official commits a duty-related malfeasance or... more...

  • Yosef Haim Brennerby Anita Shapira; Anthony Berris

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Based on previously unexploited primary sources, this is the first comprehensive biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the pioneers of Modern Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a poor Jewish family in Russia, Brenner published his first story, "A Loaf of Bread," in 1900. After being drafted into the Russian army, he deserted to England and later... more...

  • Remaking Collegeby Mitchell Stevens; Michael Kirst

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Between 1945 and 1990 the United States built the largest and most productive higher education system in world history. Over the last two decades, however, dramatic budget cuts to public academic services and skyrocketing tuition have made college completion more difficult for many. Nevertheless, the democratic promise of education and the global... more...

  • African Americans Against the Bombby Vincent Intondi

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first citizens to protest Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Now for... more...

  • Purchasing Whitenessby Ann Twinam

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The colonization of Spanish America resulted in the mixing of Natives, Europeans, and Africans and the subsequent creation of a casta system that discriminated against them. Members of mixed races could, however, free themselves from such burdensome restrictions through the purchase of a gracias al sacar ?a royal exemption that provided the privileges... more...

  • The Jews and the Bibleby Jean-Christophe Attias

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Despite its deceptively simple title, this book ponders the thorny issue of the place of the Bible in Jewish religion and culture. By thoroughly examining the complex link that the Jews have formed with the Bible, Jewish scholar Jean-Christophe Attias raises the uncomfortable question of whether it is still relevant for them. Jews and the Bible... more...

  • Weird John Brownby Ted A. Smith

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Conventional wisdom holds that attempts to combine religion and politics will produce unlimited violence. Concepts such as jihad, crusade, and sacrifice need to be rooted out, the story goes, for the sake of more bounded and secular understandings of violence. Ted Smith upends this dominant view, drawing on Walter Benjamin, Giorgio Agamben, and others... more...

  • Greening of Capitalismby John Mathews

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    As China, India, and other industrializing giants grow, they are confronted with an inconvenient truth: They cannot rely on the conventions of capitalism as we know them today. Western industrialism has achieved miracles, promoting unprecedented levels of prosperity and raising hundreds of millions out of poverty. Yet, if allowed to proceed unencumbered,... more...