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  • Gendered Commodity Chainsby Wilma Dunaway

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Gendered Commodity Chains is the first book to consider the fundamental role of gender in global commodity chains. It challenges long-held assumptions of global economic systems by identifying the crucial role social reproduction plays in production and by declaring the household as an important site of production. In affirming the importance of... more...

  • Attacking Judgesby Melinda Hall

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Nasty, below-the-belt campaigns, mudslinging, and character attacks. These tactics have become part and parcel of today's election politics in America, and judicial elections are no exception. Attacking Judges takes a close look at the effects of televised advertising, including harsh attacks, on state supreme court elections. Author Melinda Gann... more...

  • The Design of Insightby Mihnea Moldoveanu; Olivier Leclerc

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Familiar modes of problem solving may be efficient, but they often prevent us from discovering innovative solutions to more complex problems. To create meaningful change, we must train ourselves to discover previously unseen variables in day-to-day challenges. The Design of Insight is intended to be a personal problem-solving platform for decision... more...

  • The Pricing Journeyby Stephan Liozu

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Innovations in pricing can be transformative, but to reach their potential companies must devote equal attention to technical and organizational capabilities. Most firms, however, only pay attention to the technical dimensions of pricing, which severely limits the success of their initiatives. To remedy this, The Pricing Journey provides an integrated... more...

  • If God Were a Human Rights Activistby Boaventura Santos

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    We live in a time when the most appalling social injustices and unjust human sufferings no longer seem to generate the moral indignation and the political will needed both to combat them effectively and to create a more just and fair society. If God Were a Human Rights Activist aims to strengthen the organization and the determination of all those... more...

  • Ethics in Economicsby Jonathan Wight

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In Ethics in Economics , Jonathan B. Wight provides an overview of the role that ethical considerations play in economic debates. Whereas much of the field tends to focus on welfare outcomes, Wight calls for a deeper examination of the origin and evolution of our moral norms. He argues that economic life relies on three interrelated ethical systems:... more...

  • Community at Riskby Thomas Beamish

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 2001, following the events of September 11 and the Anthrax attacks, the United States government began an aggressive campaign to secure the nation against biological catastrophe. Its agenda included building National Biocontainment Laboratories (NBLs), secure facilities intended for research on biodefense applications, at participating universities... more...

  • Empires of Coalby Shellen Wu

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    From 1868?1872, German geologist Ferdinand von Richthofen went on an expedition to China. His reports on what he found there would transform Western interest in China from the land of porcelain and tea to a repository of immense coal reserves. By the 1890s, European and American powers and the Qing state and local elites battled for control over the... more...

  • Wild Lifeby Irus Braverman

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Wild Life documents a nuanced understanding of the wild versus captive divide in species conservation. It also documents the emerging understanding that all forms of wild nature?both in situ (on-site) and ex situ (in captivity)?may need to be managed in perpetuity. Providing a unique window into the high-stakes world of nature conservation,... more...

  • Beneath the Surface of White Supremacyby Moon-Kie Jung

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Racism has never been simple. It wasn't more obvious in the past, and it isn't less potent now. From the birth of the United States to the contemporary police shooting death of an unarmed Black youth, Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy investigates ingrained practices of racism, as well as unquestioned assumptions in the study of racism, to... more...