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- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99
Before the First Opium War (18391842), China had control over the terms of its relationship with Western powers, refusing to grant foreigners extraterritorial privileges or sign international treaties fully recognizing their political status. This dynamic has been largely overlooked in prior studies that emphasize China?s semicolonial vulnerability... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 14.95
As we struggle with the legacy of the crisis and with the prospect of accelerating environmental degradation, it is time to ask not what we can do for capitalism but what capitalism can do for us, as citizens of a democratic society. In Civic Capitalism , Colin Hay and Anthony Payne build on their influential analysis of the crisis of the Anglo-liberal... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 59.99
In this thesis, Orlando Zaddach applies a discounting scheme derived by Krysiak (2010) in the latest DICE model and presents its implications for optimal climate policy. Furthermore, he carries out a one-factor-at-a-time (OFAT) sensitivity analysis to check the discounting scheme for robustness. It turns out that the proposed discounting scheme fails... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 29.95
"My goal is to show the reader that the Soviet political and economic system was unstable by its very nature. It was just a question of when and how it would collapse...." From the Introduction to Collapse of an Empire The Soviet Union was an empire in many senses of the worda vast mix of far-flung regions and accidental citizens by way of conquest... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.50
Does the abrupt collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe arise only from errors in implementing the policy of state socialism, leaving the concept itself still a potentially valid one? Bartlomiej Kaminski argues to the contrary: state socialism is a fundamentally defective idea that was well carried out, enabling it to exist until its accumulated... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99
This book aims to counter the normative functioning of creativity in capitalism by opening new pathways for creative practices that can become influential. This analysis includes contributions from a variety of fields which will be of interest to both academics and all those who recognize themselves as "creative" in their professional practice. ... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 1996; US$ 28.95
Albert Sbragia considers American urban government as an investor whether for building infrastructure or supporting economic development. Over time, such investment has become disconnected from the normal political and administrative processes of local policymaking through the use of special public spending authorities like water and sewer... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 54.89
Mit den jüngsten Krisen der weltweiten Finanz- und Realwirtschaft haben sich die Erfahrungs- und Handlungsräume der Europäischen Union gewaltig verändert. Sie sieht sich auch sicherheitspolitisch - wie unter der französischen Ratspräsidentschaft im Georgienkonflikt vor dramatische Herausforderungen gestellt. Die EU ist im Begriff, ihre Rolle unter... more...