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  • Workers and Thievesby Joel Beinin

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Since the 1990s, the Middle East has experienced an upsurge of wildcat strikes, sit-ins, and workers' demonstrations. Well before people gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, workers had formed one of the largest oppositional movements to authoritarian rule in Egypt. In Tunisia, years prior to the 2011 Arab uprisings, the... more...

  • Insurgent Democracyby Michael J. Lansing

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    In 1915, western farmers mounted one of the most significant challenges to party politics America has seen: the Nonpartisan League, which sought to empower citizens and restrain corporate influence. Before its collapse in the 1920s, the League counted over 250,000 paying members, spread to thirteen states and two Canadian provinces, controlled North... more...

  • La economia informal y el trabajo decenteby ILO

    International Labour Office 2015; US$ 70.00

    Esta guía práctica de recursos normativos, impulsada y preparada por el Departamento de Política de Empleo de la OIT, es la primera iniciativa para consolidar en un solo volumen una síntesis de conocimientos, innovaciones de política y buenas prácticas que facilitan la transición hacia la formalidad. more...

  • A World of Homeownersby Nancy H. Kwak

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Is there anything more American than the ideal of homeownership? In this groundbreaking work of transnational history, Nancy H. Kwak reveals how the concept of homeownership became one of America?s major exports and defining characteristics around the world. In the aftermath of World War II, American advisers urged countries to pursue greater access... more...

  • The Filth of Progressby Ryan Dearinger

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Filth of Progress  explores the untold side of a well-known American story. For more than a century, accounts of progress in the West foregrounded the technological feats performed while canals and railroads were built and lionized the capitalists who financed the projects. This book salvages stories often omitted from the triumphant narrative... more...

  • Fast, Easy, and In Cashby Jason Antrosio; Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    ?Artisan? has become a buzzword in the developed world, used for items like cheese, wine, and baskets, as corporations succeed at branding their cheap, mass-produced products with the popular appeal of small-batch, handmade goods. The unforgiving realities of the artisan economy, however, never left the global south, and anthropologists have worried... more...

  • The Optimistic Workplaceby Shawn Murphy

    AMACOM 2015; US$ 17.95

    Supported by the latest research, this eye-opening book argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment. While you can?t personally transform the corporate culture, you can influence the workplace climate and create meaningful and lasting change. Far from being a wish-upon-a-star discussion of workplace happiness, this book presents... more...

  • Transforming Governanceby Assoc Prof Maria Aluchna; Professor Güler Aras

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Transforming Governance: New Values, New Systems in the New Business Environment, edited by Maria Aluchna and Güler Aras addresses the current state, as well as the development of corporate governance and its perceived tasks and functions, in response to the changing market and regulatory environment. Divided into three parts, the book firstly addresses... more...

  • Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organizationby Dr Martina Huemann

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Organizations regularly assume that the culture, values, dynamic and organization of their temporary project organizations are merely a smaller version of the original parent. Given that project organizations are made up of people and teams drawn, in most cases, from outside and inside the parent, these assumptions are nonsensical. But they do explain... more...

  • State, Land and Democracy in Southern Africaby Professor Arrigo Pallotti; Professor Corrado Tornimbeni; Professor Nana K Poku

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Each country in southern Africa has a unique history but in all of them socio-economic inequalities and high poverty levels weaken the governments? legitimacy and represent a challenge to models of economic development. One key issue appears to be the solution of the land question. This vital concern affects both citizenship and democracy in the political... more...