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  • The Commerce of Louisiana During the French Regime, 1699-1763by N. M. Miller Surrey; Gregory A. Waselkov

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    This volume reveals the wider scope of the French political and economic situation, as well as the minutiae of common barter and trade in Louisiana during the French Régime. By the time French colonists sought a portion of the New World?s riches, much of those resources had already been claimed by Spain and Portugal. Once settled in North America,... more...

  • The Grand Documentationby Eduard Kögel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Ernst Boerschmann was the most influential foreign architectural researcher in China in the first half of the twentieth century. This book concerns his three-year research expedition (1906?1909) through the Chinese Empire and the resulting publications, published in part by De Gruyter. Many of Boerschmann?s sketches, blueprints, and photos... more...

  • 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...

  • Japan Restoredby Clyde Prestowitz

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 22.95

    How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the World. In 1979, the book Japan as Number One: Lessons for America by Harvard University professor Ezra Vogel caused a sensation in the United States by pointing out that Japan was surpassing America as world economic leader; the book remains to this day the all-time bestseller... more...

  • Political Standardsby Karthik Ramanna

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    Prudent, verifiable, and timely corporate accounting is a bedrock of our modern capitalist system. In recent years, however, the rules that govern corporate accounting have been subtly changed in ways that compromise these core principles, to the detriment of the economy at large. These changes have been driven by the private agendas of certain corporate... 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...

  • Senior Executive Assessmentby Dean Stamoulis

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Senior Executive Assessment is a concise and practical guide that demystifies assessment that is conducted at the senior-executive level. Defines Senior Executive Assessment, describes its benefits, and explains how it differs from assessment at lower levels Discusses how significant shifts in markets and business models can require a change... 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 Cycling Cityby Evan Friss

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    Cycling has experienced a renaissance in the United States, as cities around the country promote the bicycle as an alternative means of transportation. In the process, debates about the nature of bicycles?where they belong, how they should be ridden, how cities should or should not accommodate them?have played out in the media, on city streets, and... more...

  • The World the Game Theorists Madeby Paul Erickson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In recent decades game theory?the mathematics of rational decision-making by interacting individuals?has assumed a central place in our understanding of capitalist markets, the evolution of social behavior in animals, and even the ethics of altruism and fairness in human beings. With game theory?s ubiquity, however, has come a great deal of misunderstanding.... more...