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  • Government Failure vs. Market Failure by Clifford Winston

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 18.95

    When should government intervene in market activity? When is it best to let market forces simply take their natural course? How does existing empirical evidence about government performance inform those decisions? Brookings economist Clifford Winston uses these questions to frame a frank empirical assessment of government economic intervention in... more...

  • Still Ours to Leadby Bruce Jones

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    Is the United States still a "superpower"? How are the rising powers establishing themselves in international politics and security? What is the future of global stability? For over a decade, Bruce Jones has had a front-row seat as the emerging powers?principally China, India, and Brazil, but also Turkey, Indonesia, Korea, and others?thrust themselves... more...

  • Understanding Tahrir Squareby Stephen R. Grand

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Amid the current turmoil in the Middle East, Understanding Tahrir Square sounds a rare optimistic note. Surveying countries in other parts of the world during their transitions to democracy, author Stephen Grand argues that the long-term prospects in many parts of the Arab world are actually quite positive. If the current polarization and political... more...

  • One Percent for the Kidsby Isabel Sawhill

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    This volume argues that the life prospects of children can be improved substantially by reallocating one per cent of the gross domestic product to children's programmes. Each chapter contains a specific proposal for change, as well as information about the rationale and cost of the initiative. more...

  • Islamby Vartan Gregorian

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 18.95

    After World War II, leading western powers focused their attention on fighting the ?Red Menace,? Communism. Today, as terrorist activity is increasingly linked to militant Islamism, some politicians and scholars fear a ?Green Menace,? a Pan-Islamic totalitarian movement fueled by monolithic religious ideology. Such fears have no foundation in history,... more...

  • The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countriesby Robert E. Litan; Michael Pomerleano; V. Sundararajan

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 39.95

    This volume brings together financial sector experts and leaders from around the world to provide practical guidance on strategies such as nuturing issuers, improving rules and institutions, addressing regulatory challenges and sequencing reforms. more...

  • Japanese Foreign Policy at the Crossroadsby Yukata Kawashima

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    The future of foreign policy in Japan is uncertain. The post-World War II paradigm that ensured security and prosperity for the Japanese people has lost much of its effectiveness. This book examines this uncertainty and explores the decision-making processes that have led Japan to this point. more...

  • Popular Choice and Managed Democracyby Timothy J. Colton; Michael McFaul

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    Twice in the winter of 1999-2000, citizens of the Russian Federation flocked to their neighbourhood voting stations and scratched their ballots in an atmosphere of uncertainty, rancor and fear. This book is a tale of these two elections - one for the 450-seat Duma, the other for president. more...

  • The Front-Loading Problem in Presidential Nominationsby William G. Mayer; Andrew E. Busch

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    Front-loading is the single most criticized feature of the American presidential selection process. This text addresses the front-loading problem, providing a comprehensive examination of the entire issue: what it is, when and why it was developed,and its consequences for the nomination process. more...

  • Friendly Fireby Elizabeth Pond

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 16.95

    Relations between the United States and Europe have declined in the early 21st century and are worse than at any time since the 1960s. This book examines the widening gulf and worsening acrimony between the United States and its traditional allies on the European continent. more...