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  • Busted Sanctionsby Bryan Early

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Powerful countries like the United States regularly employ economic sanctions as a tool for promoting their foreign policy interests. Yet this foreign policy tool has an uninspiring track record of success, with economic sanctions achieving their goals less than a third of the time they are imposed. The costs of these failed sanctions policies can... more...

  • Paul G. Hoffmanby Alan R. Raucher

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Having gained fame and success in business, Paul G. Hoffman went on to become involved in a wide range of public concerns. In this new and revealing biography Alan R. Raucher provides the first assessment of Hoffman's entire career, beginning with his rise to the presidency of Studebaker and his success in applying progressive management to lift it... more...

  • Health and Demography in Kentuckyby Thomas R. Ford

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This comprehensive survey of the changes in Kentucky's population and economy furnishes graphic evidence of the value of demographic data to all who must plan health programs and offers an example to Kentucky and to other states and areas. more...

  • Grand Plansby Judith Sealander

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Scholars may have widely differing views of the Progressive Era, but all see business as holding the key to the reforms of that period. In this new book Judith Sealander amplifies our understanding of the relationship between business leaders and reform through a detailed examination of Dayton and the Miami Valley of Ohio. She focuses specifically... more...

  • A Darkness at Dawnby Harry M. Caudill

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    Outspoken Appalachian writer Harry M. Caudill analyzes the exploitation and decline of the eastern Kentucky mountain lands, which have rendered "no people in the nation...more forlorn than the Appalachian highlanders in our time." Frontier attitudes, a strong attachment to the land, and isolation have produced in Appalachia a backwoods culture which... more...

  • OPECby Mohammed E. Ahrari

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    A glut of oil, dropping prices, the threat of insolvency, a divided membership -- these developments in the early weeks of 1985 underline the cogency of Mohammed Ahrari's historical study of the OPEC oil cartel and his argument that economic forces, not politics, determine OPEC's action in the world arena. The impetus for the formation of OPEC in... more...

  • Access to Energyby Melvin A. Conant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Conant explores how the transformation of oil from a commercial commodity to a strategic raw material have changed the face of world energy politics. In an increasingly interdependent world, Conant questions the right of any nation to withold vital supplies from other countries. more...

  • Politics and Nuclear Powerby Michael T. Hatch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    With the dramatic changes OPEC precipitated in the structure of world energy markets during the 1970s, energy became a central concern to policymakers throughout the industrialized West. This book ex-amines the responses of public officials in three leading European nations -- the Federal Republic of Germany, France, and the Netherlands -- to the... more...

  • Pricing Decisions in Small Businessby W. Warren Haynes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    These studies, which originated from research on approximately 100 firms earned on at the University of Kentucky under a grant from the Small Business Administration, are an empirical examination of decision making in the small firm. The practices revealed by the investigation have been analyzed within the theoretic framework of managerial economics.... more...

  • Shake-Outby Mark Friedberger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The farm crisis of the 1980s quickly became a media event, with scenes depicted starkly in black and white on color TV. The embattled farmers, accompanied by their advocates, stood holding off bankers and sheriffs wielding foreclosure notices. In this new book, using findings from interviews and participant observation, agricultural historian Mark... more...