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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 127.00
This book explores the important topic of fiscal decentralization in Asian countries, and focuses on how government finance and administration are being reformed to bring budgetary decisions closer to voters. The focus on Asia is especially important because all countries in this region have been undergoing serious fiscal reforms in the past decade.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00
This book is an ethnography of a Japanese white-collar workplace in Osaka carried out during the late 1990s. It explores the relevance of social models to the analysis of social relations and women's status in the workplace by examining concepts of time, ritual, and space via the theory of practice. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 165.95 US$ 143.82
This book reviews chiral polymer synthesis and its application to asymmetric catalysis. It features the design and use of polymer-immobilized catalysts and methods for their design and synthesis. Chapters cover peptide-catalyzed and enantioselective synthesis, optically-active polymers, and continuous flow processes. It collects recent advances in... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2002; US$ 89.90
There is already much literature on the significance of NGOs in the development process. However, there has been little discussion on why the NGOs take on different forms in different countries. This volume examines the state-NGO relationships in fifteen countries. It is not, however, a pot-pourri of country reports. All the contributors use the same... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.99
This volume illustrates the way political and social philosophers of 18th-century Scotland tried to answer the following question: 'What is, and what ought to be, the relationship between the modern market and stable, desirable social order?' The essays belong to the second half of the century and offer a snapshot of the achievements of Scots... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
This collection clarifies the background of land and property problems in conflict-affected settings, and explores appropriate policy measures for peace-building. While land and property problems exist in any society, they can be particularly exacerbated in conflict-affected settings ? characterized by unstable security, weak governance, loss of proper... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
This book develops a new framework - the stakeholder model - that helps to understand corporate finance and governance in modern society, where the sources of people?s happiness have shifted from monetary to non-monetary factors. The book takes a more comprehensive approach than is typically found in the standard economics and finance literature,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Celestial phenomena were often harnessed for use by clerics in early modern Germany. Kurihara examines how and why interest in these events grew in this period, how the clergy exploited these beliefs and the role of sectarianism in Germany at this time. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 110.00
The book is a precious reference book for development economics or the political economy of development in Asia or anywhere else. Unlike other books, first, it deals with all the East Asian countries, including Japan and other Asian countries. Second, it offers some empirical research findings based on surveys conducted by the author's group.... more...