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- Stanford University Press 2004; US$ 67.50
A recent wave of decentralization in Latin America has increased the prominence of politicians at the subnational level. Politics Beyond the Capital is the first book to place this trend in comparative historical perspective, examining past episodes of decentralization alongside contemporary ones to determine whether consistent causal factors are... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 17.99
It?s on the televisions, in the papers and in our minds. Every day we?re bludgeoned by news of how bad everything is financial collapse, unemployment, growing poverty, environmental disasters, disease, hunger, war. But the rarely acknowledged reality is that our progress over the past few decades has been unprecedented. By almost any index you care... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 6.99
Four of the world?s most renowned thinkers take on one of the biggest debates of the modern era. It?s just a brute fact that we don't throw virgins into volcanoes any more. We don't execute people for shoplifting a cabbage. And we used to.? - Steven Pinker The idea that because things have gotten better in the past they will continue to do so in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 180.00
On January 1 1995, Austria and Sweden joined the European Union (EU). This book examines why these two countries joined at such a moment and studies their accession against the structural background of globalization. In this cutting-edge analysis, Andreas Bieler argues that conventional neo-functionalist and intergovernmentalist theories fail to explain... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 205.00
Most analyses of globalization convey the message that it is an unstoppable force sweeping away national sovereignty and inevitably creating a brave new world of borderless and boundless consumerism. In such a context politics and democracy become irrelevant. This collection of essays develops a more critical and grounded analysis of the nature and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59
This work offers a stimulating introduction to globalisation and its varying impacts across, between, and within societies. It is a readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name of globalisation. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 145.00
Minns argues that the industrial transformations of Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan were based on the existence of powerful developmentalist states in each. It explores the origins of such states and their dynamics and connects the form of autonomy they enjoy within their countries to the policies they pursue. more...
- International Labour Office 2003; US$ 29.95
Comprises five papers which examine the gender dimensions of social security reform undertaken in the context of political and economic transformation in three EU accession countries. Focuses on reforms in family benefits and retirement and survivors pensions. Includes findings of a study of the impact of the reforms on womens employment... more...