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- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
This book presents a variety of perspectives on the phenomenon of political and economic corruption?and the link between them?through focused and theoretical analysis. While grounded in the intellectual tradition of classical writers such as Edmund Burke, the volume presents an updated profile of corrupted practices in the contemporary world. ... 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$ 195.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 140.00
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...
- Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95
Rapid advances and new technologies in the life sciences - such as biotechnologies in health, agricultural and environmental arenas - pose a range of pressing challenges to questions of citizenship. This volume brings together for the first time authors from diverse experiences and analytical traditions, encouraging a conversation between science and... 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...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 124.99
The first half of this book provides a unique overview of the enlargement process from the point of view of Brussels. The second part is an extrordinary historical record of the process from the point of view of each of the chief negotiators involved. - ;This book is a useful tool to anyone who is interested in the enlargement of the E.U., to the citizens... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 109.99
The Euro Area is ten years old. This major new reappraisal by some of the world's leading scholars examines the effects of the new European single currency on the member states of the European Union in its first decade. - ;With Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) the European Union is embarked on a major historic political project of formidable technical... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
This edited volume puts forth a theoretically and empirically rigorous analysis of Japanese foreign policy. Nine case studies on Japan's security, economic, and environmental policies in this volume examine how norms do or do not guide Japanese foreign policy and how they interact with interests and power. more...