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Moral Aspects of Economic Growth, and Other Essays

by Barrington Moore, Jr. Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Barrington Moore, Jr., one of the most distinguished thinkers in critical theory and historical sociology, was long concerned with the prospects for freedom and decency in industrial society. The product of...


Cities for Profit

by Gavin Shatkin Cornell University Press (August 11, 2017)

Cities for Profit examines the phenomenon of urban real estate megaprojects in Asia—massive, privately built planned urban developments that have captured the imagination of politicians, policymakers, and...


Laboratory of Socialist Development

by Artemy M. Kalinovsky Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Artemy Kalinovsky’s Laboratory of Socialist Development investigates the Soviet effort to make promises of decolonization a reality by looking at the politics and practices of economic development in central...


Protest Politics in the Marketplace

by Caroline Heldman Cornell University Press (September 08, 2017)

Protest Politics in the Marketplace examines how social media has revolutionized the use and effectiveness of consumer activism. In her groundbreaking book, Caroline Heldman emphasizes that consumer activism...


Maid to Order in Hong Kong

by Nicole Constable Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

From reviews of the first edition:

"This ethnography is an indisputable contribution to both Asian studies and anthropology and a pioneering work in the field of transnational migration studies. I strongly recommend...


Where Three Worlds Met

by Sarah Davis-Secord Cornell University Press (May 15, 2017)

Sicily is a lush and culturally rich island at the center of the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout its history, the island has been conquered and colonized by successive waves of peoples from across the Mediterranean...


Governing Academia

by Ronald G. Ehrenberg Cornell University Press (February 04, 2016)

Public concern over sharp increases in undergraduate tuition has led many to question why colleges and universities cannot behave more like businesses and cut their costs to hold tuition down. Ronald G. Ehrenberg...


A Living Wage

by Lawrence B. Glickman Cornell University Press (July 31, 2015)

The fight for a "living wage" has a long and revealing history as documented here by Lawrence B. Glickman. The labor movement's response to wages shows how American workers negotiated the transition from artisan...


Privatizing Poland

by Elizabeth C. Dunn Cornell University Press (July 31, 2015)

The transition from socialism in Eastern Europe is not an isolated event, but part of a larger shift in world capitalism: the transition from Fordism to flexible (or neoliberal) capitalism. Using a blend of...


States and the Reemergence of Global Finance

by Eric Helleiner Cornell University Press (May 26, 2015)

Most accounts explain the postwar globalization of financial markets as a product of unstoppable technological and market forces. Drawing on extensive historical research, Eric Helleiner provides the first comprehensive...


From Dependency to Independence

by Margaret Ellen Newell Cornell University Press (August 12, 2015)

In a sweeping synthesis of a crucial period of American history, From Dependency to Independence starts with the "problem" of New England's economic development. As a struggling outpost of a powerful commercial...


Transcending Capitalism

by Howard Brick Cornell University Press (August 01, 2015)

Transcending Capitalism explains why many influential midcentury American social theorists came to believe it was no longer meaningful to describe modern Western society as "capitalist," but instead preferred...


Household Accounts

by Susan Porter Benson & David Montgomery Cornell University Press (June 04, 2015)

With unprecedented subtlety, compassion and richness of detail, Susan Porter Benson takes readers into the budgets and the lives of working-class families in the United States between the two world wars. Focusing...


Reprogramming Japan

by Marie Anchordoguy Cornell University Press (August 12, 2015)

How have state policies influenced the development of Japan's telecommunications, computer hardware, computer software, and semiconductor industries and their stagnation since the 1990s? Marie Anchordoguy's...


Regime Shift

by T. J. Pempel Cornell University Press (January 17, 2017)

The Liberal Democratic Party, which dominated postwar Japan, lost power in the early 1990s. During that same period, Japan's once stellar economy suffered stagnation and collapse. Now a well-known commentator...


Central Banks and Gold

by Simon James Bytheway & Mark Metzler Cornell University Press (November 16, 2016)

In recent decades, Tokyo, London, and New York have been the sites of credit bubbles of historically unprecedented magnitude. Central bankers have enjoyed almost unparalleled power and autonomy. They have cooperated...


What Universities Can Be

by Robert J. Sternberg Cornell University Press (July 08, 2016)

In What Universities Can Be, the high-profile educator Robert J. Sternberg writes thoughtfully about the direction of higher education in this country and its potential to achieve future excellence. Sternberg...


Strategic Coupling

by Henry Wai-Chung Yeung Cornell University Press (April 22, 2016)

In Strategic Coupling, Henry Wai-chung Yeung examines economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing in particular on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore. As a result of the massive changes...


From Convergence to Crisis

by Alison Johnston Cornell University Press (May 19, 2016)

What explains Eurozone member-states' divergent exposure to Europe’s sovereign debt crisis? Deviating from current fiscal and financial views, From Convergence to Crisis focuses on labor markets in a narrative...


Priests of Prosperity

by Juliet Johnson Cornell University Press (February 11, 2016)

Priests of Prosperity explores the unsung revolutionary campaign to transform postcommunist central banks from command-economy cash cows into Western-style monetary guardians. Juliet Johnson conducted more than...


A Sense of Power

by John A. Thompson Cornell University Press (October 27, 2015)

Why has the United States assumed so extensive and costly a role in world affairs over the last hundred years? The two most common answers to this question are "because it could" and "because it had to." Neither...


The Depths of Russia

by Douglas Rogers Cornell University Press (October 27, 2015)

Russia is among the world's leading oil producers, sitting atop the planet's eighth largest reserves. Like other oil-producing nations, it has been profoundly transformed by the oil industry. In The Depths of...


The Price of Wealth

by Kiren Aziz Chaudhry Cornell University Press (May 01, 2015)

The emerging consensus that institutions shape political and economic outcomes has produced few theories of institutional change and no defensible theory of institutional origination. Kiren Aziz Chaudhry shows...


Organizations at War in Afghanistan and Beyond

by Abdulkader H. Sinno Cornell University Press (January 26, 2015)

While popular accounts of warfare, particularly of nontraditional conflicts such as guerrilla wars and insurgencies, favor the roles of leaders or ideology, social-scientific analyses of these wars focus on...


Capitalism without Democracy

by Kellee S. Tsai Cornell University Press (January 26, 2015)

Over the past three decades, China has undergone a historic transformation. Once illegal, its private business sector now comprises 30 million businesses employing more than 200 million people and accounting...


The Consuming Temple

by Paul Lerner Cornell University Press (April 09, 2015)

Department stores in Germany, like their predecessors in France, Britain, and the United States, generated great excitement when they appeared at the end of the nineteenth century. Their sumptuous displays,...


Subterranean Estates

by Hannah Appel, Arthur Mason & Michael Watts Cornell University Press (May 26, 2015)

“Oil is a fairy tale, and, like every fairy tale, is a bit of a lie.”—Ryzard Kapuscinski, Shah of Shahs

The scale and reach of the global oil and gas industry, valued at several trillions of dollars, is...


The Globalizers

by Ngaire Woods Cornell University Press (October 03, 2014)

"The IMF and the World Bank have integrated a large number of countries into the world economy by requiring governments to open up to global trade, investment, and capital. They have not done this out of pure...


The Power of Inaction

by Cornelia Woll Cornell University Press (April 17, 2014)

Bank bailouts in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the Great Recession brought into sharp relief the power that the global financial sector holds over national politics, and provoked...


Agricultural Product Prices, Fifth Edition

by William G. Tomek & Harry M. Kaiser Cornell University Press (May 08, 2014)

Published continuously since 1972, Agricultural Product Prices has become the standard textbook and reference work for students in agricultural and applied economics, buyers and sellers of commodities, and policymakers,...


Harpers Ferry Armory and the New Technology

by Merritt Roe Smith Cornell University Press (January 26, 2015)

Focusing on the day-to-day operations of the U.S. armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, from 1798 to 1861, this book shows what the "new technology" of mechanized production meant in terms of organization, management,...


The New Masters of Capital

by Timothy J. Sinclair Cornell University Press (April 08, 2014)

In The New Masters of Capital, Timothy J. Sinclair examines a key aspect of the global economy—the rating agencies. In the global economy, trust is formalized in the daily operations of such firms as Moody's...


The money laundry

by J. C. Sharman Cornell University Press (September 22, 2011)

A generation ago not a single country had laws to counter money laundering; now, more countries have standardized anti-money laundering (AML) policies than have armed forces. In The Money Laundry, J. C. Sharman...


China 2020

by Michael A. Santoro Cornell University Press (January 26, 2015)

Chinese society is plagued by many problems that have a direct impact on its current and future business and political environment-worker rights, product safety, Internet freedom, and the rule of law. Drawing...


Smartups

by Rob Ryan & David J. BenDaniel Cornell University Press (February 28, 2012)

Building successful start-ups was never quite as easy as it seemed, and the changing economic climate has raised the stakes, reduced the margin of error. New entrepreneurs can't stumble into wealth on the power...


America's First Great Depression

by Alasdair Roberts Cornell University Press (April 17, 2012)

For a while, it seemed impossible to lose money on real estate. But then the bubble burst. The financial sector was paralyzed and the economy contracted. State and federal governments struggled to pay their...


Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization

by Michael J. Rich & Robert P. Stoker Cornell University Press (May 09, 2014)

For more than one hundred years, governments have grappled with the complex problem of how to revitalize distressed urban areas. In 1995, the original urban Empowerment Zones (Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit,...


With God on Our Side

by Adam D. Reich Cornell University Press (April 10, 2012)

When unions undertake labor organizing campaigns, they often do so from strong moral positions, contrasting workers' rights to decent pay or better working conditions with the more venal financial motives of...


Two Crises, Different Outcomes

by T. J. Pempel & Keiichi Tsunekawa Cornell University Press (January 26, 2015)

Two Crises, Different Outcomes examines East Asian policy reactions to the two major crises of the last fifteen years: the global financial crisis of 2008–9 and the Asian financial crisis of 1997–98. The...


Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France

by Jotham Parsons Cornell University Press (November 13, 2014)

Coinage and currency—abstract and socially created units of value and power—were basic to early modern society. By controlling money, the people sought to understand and control their complex, expanding,...


Tax Havens

by Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy & Christian Chavagneux Cornell University Press (February 01, 2013)

From the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man to the Principality of Liechtenstein and the state of Delaware, tax havens offer lower tax rates, less stringent regulations and enforcement, and promises of strict...


When Small States Make Big Leaps

by Darius Ornston Cornell University Press (July 28, 2012)

At the close of the twentieth century, Denmark, Finland, and Ireland emerged as unlikely centers for high-tech competition. In When Small States Make Big Leaps, Darius Ornston reveals how these historically...


Prosper or Perish

by Lynette H. Ong Cornell University Press (August 21, 2012)

The official banking institutions for rural China are Rural Credit Cooperatives (RCCs). Although these co-ops are mandated to support agricultural development among farm households, since 1980 half of RCC loans...


Balkan Smoke

by Mary C. Neuburger Cornell University Press (October 04, 2012)

In Balkan Smoke, Mary Neuburger leads readers along the Bulgarian-Ottoman caravan routes and into the coffeehouses of Istanbul and Sofia. She reveals how a remote country was drawn into global economic networks...


The Complexities of Care

by Sioban Nelson & Suzanne Gordon Cornell University Press (August 03, 2006)

"Nursing, everyone believes, is the caring profession. Texts on caring line the walls of nursing schools and student shelves. Indeed, the discipline of nursing is often known as the ?caring science.’ Because...


Capital as Will and Imagination

by Mark Metzler Cornell University Press (April 09, 2013)

With this book, Mark Metzler continues his investigation into the economic history of twentieth-century Japan that he began in Lever of Empire. In Capital as Will and Imagination, he focuses on the successful...


The ambiguities of experience

by James G. March Cornell University Press (April 08, 2010)

"The first component of intelligence involves effective adaptation to an environment. In order to adapt effectively, organizations require resources, capabilities at using them, knowledge about the worlds in...


How Russia Really Works

by Alena V. Ledeneva Cornell University Press (September 30, 2013)

During the Soviet era, blat—the use of personal networks for obtaining goods and services in short supply and for circumventing formal procedures—was necessary to compensate for the inefficiencies of socialism....


Food Co-ops in America

by Anne Meis Knupfer Cornell University Press (May 10, 2013)

In recent years, American shoppers have become more conscious of their food choices and have increasingly turned to CSAs, farmers' markets, organic foods in supermarkets, and to joining and forming new food...


Foreclosed

by Daniel Immergluck Cornell University Press (April 16, 2009)

In 2007 and 2008, the United States has observed, with some horror, the explosion and collapse of entire segments of the housing market, especially those driven by subprime and alternative or "exotic" home mortgage...