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The Political Economy of International Trade: U.S. Trade Laws, Policy, and Social Cost

by Jae Wan Chung Lexington Books (January 30, 2006)

As both trade deficits and fiscal deficits steadily increased during the 1980s in the U.S., free trade has not stood without its share of suffering. Chung investigates American trade policy from the perspectives...


Elite Foundations of Liberal Democracy

by John Higley & Michael Burton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 27, 2006)

This compelling and convincing study, the capstone of decades of research, argues that political regimes are created and sustained by elites. Liberal democracies are no exception; they depend, above all, on...


Trade and Development in a Globalized World: The Unfair Trade Problem in U.S.DThai Trade Relations

by John M. Rothgeb Jr. & Benjamas Chinapandhu Lexington Books (November 27, 2006)

Trade and Development in a Globalized World examines how the unfair trade regulations of advanced countries affect developing societies. In an effort to determine how developing states attempt to cope with the...


Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and The State in Development

by Michaeline A. Crichlow Lexington Books (January 24, 2005)

Negotiating Caribbean Freedom examines how development programs in Jamaica lock the state and rural smallholders into a relationship that fulfills the agendas of both constituents. It further shows how development...


Greater China in an Era of Globalization

by Baogang Guo, Sujian Guo, Jing Men & Jerome S. Hsiang et al. Lexington Books (December 03, 2009)

Greater China in an Era of Globalization examines China's rise, its role in the greater China region, and its influence in other regions of the world. It also analyzes the idea of 'Chinese globalization' and...


Prying Open Fortress Europe: The Turn to Sectoral Labor Migration

by Alexander Caviedes Lexington Books (December 30, 2009)

Globalization has increased international migratory pressures, but in advanced industrialized countries entrenched social interests eager to maintain restrictive policies make it difficult for governments to...


Strategic Cooperation: Overcoming the Barriers of Global Anarchy

by Michael O. Slobodchikoff Lexington Books (April 18, 2013)

By examining the bilateral relationships between Russia and each of the former Soviet republics, this book answers how and why states that are in power asymmetry and have mistrust of one another are able to...


Broken Promises?: The Argentine Crisis and Argentine Democracy

by Edward Epstein & David Pion-Berlin Lexington Books (February 27, 2006)

This collection examines Argentina's recent economic and political crisis by looking at the events leading up to the crisis, the reaction by both security forces and the people, and the relations between Argentina...


United States-Cuban Relations: A Critical History

by Esteban Morales Dominguez & Gary Prevost Lexington Books (March 07, 2008)

United States-Cuban Relations breaks new ground in its treatment of this long and tumultuous relationship by arguing that U.S. policy toward the island is not driven primarily by the political position of the...


Oil Supply Crises: Cooperation and Discord in the West

by Vessela Chakarova Lexington Books (November 26, 2012)

Chakarova offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of consumer countries’ policies and reactions to oil supply shortages. In addition to being a valuable source of information on oil market dynamics,...


Resource Wars

by Michael T. Klare Henry Holt and Co. (May 17, 2001)

This sobering look at the future of warfare predicts that conflicts will now be fought over diminishing supplies of our most precious natural resources.

From the barren oilfields of Central Asia to the lush Nile...


Mexico-U.S. Migration Management: A Binational Approach

by Augustín Escobar Latapí & Susan F. Martin Lexington Books (October 23, 2008)

Within this collection, American and Mexican policy-oriented migration experts provide an up-to-date, binational analysis of Mexico-U.S. migration. They recommend specific forms of bilateral collaboration to...


China, Trade and Power: Why the West’s Economic Engagement Has Failed

by Stewart Paterson London Publishing Partnership (October 18, 2018)

From a Western point of view, the policy of economic engagement with China has failed. A rapid rise in living standards in China has helped legitimize and strengthen the Chinese Communist Party’s power. How...


Britain Post Brexit

by Peter McGarrick The History Press (November 01, 2018)

Few countries have subjected themselves to more introspection than the UK in the last three years. The decisions to leave the EU, not to destroy the UK via a breakaway by Scotland and to create a virtually hung...


Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy

by Collectif Oecd (May 30, 2018)

In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular...


Services Trade Policies and the Global Economy

by Collectif Oecd (June 08, 2017)

This book synthesises recent work by the OECD analysing services trade policies and quantifying their impacts on imports and exports, the performance of manufacturing and services sectors, and how services trade...


The Economic Impact of Export Restrictions on Raw Materials

by Collective Oecd (November 17, 2010)

Export restrictions on raw materials are applied to achieve a number of policy objectives. However, they can have a significant and negative impact on the efficient allocation of resources, international trade,...


International Trade

by Collective Oecd (May 19, 2009)

International trade affects the price and availability of practically everything we buy. It also plays a role in many other domains, including jobs, the environment and the fight against poverty. OECD Insights:...


Overcoming Border Bottlenecks

by Collective Oecd (January 19, 2009)

International trade has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas through successive rounds of multilateral trade liberalisation. However, this progress...


Globalisation and Emerging Economies

by Collective Oecd (March 19, 2009)

OECD countries still dominate the world economy, but their share of world trade dropped from 73% in 1992 to 64% in 2005, and some of the world’s most important economies are not members of the OECD. Foremost...


Trade and Economic Effects of Responses to the Economic Crisis

by Collective Oecd (August 26, 2010)

The dramatic collapse in world trade in 2009 is, this report shows, mainly due to: the drop in demand for highly traded products; the drying up of trade finance; and the vertically integrated nature of global...


The Application of the High Seas Regime in the Exclusive Economic Zone

by Frank-Luke Matthew Attard Camilleri Hamilton Books (March 15, 2018)

This book is about the applicability of the high seas regime in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). It analyses all the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and...


Organic Sovereignties

by Guntra A. Aistara University of Washington Press (March 24, 2018)

This first sustained ethnographic study of organic agriculture outside the United States traces its meanings, practices, and politics in two nations typically considered worlds apart: Latvia and Costa Rica....


The European Union's Influence in Central Asia

by Olga Alinda Spaiser Lexington Books (March 12, 2018)

Unknown yet highly strategic, Central Asia attracts the interest of major global powers due to its vast energy resources and crucial geographic position. Russia, China, and the European Union view this region...


Brexit and Beyond

by Benjamin Martill & Uta Staiger UCL Press (January 29, 2018)

Brexit will have significant consequences for the country, for Europe, and for global order. And yet much discussion of Brexit in the UK has focused on the causes of the vote and on its consequences for the...


Africa through an Economic  Lens

by Amadou Sy Brookings Institution Press (July 17, 2018)

A broad vision for economic progress in Africa

A more peaceful and prosperous Africa is in everyone’s interest. Such an Africa would translate into more trade and investment, more jobs, and more security for...


Power, Protection, and Free Trade

by David A. Lake Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Why do nations so frequently abandon unrestricted international commerce in favor of trade protectionism? David A. Lake contends that the dominant explanation, interest group theory, does not adequately explain...


Forgotten Vanguard

by Christian Talley University of Notre Dame Press (March 30, 2018)

The trading relationship between the United States and China, though now robust, was a recent and hardly inevitable development. Political animosity stemming from the Korean War and America's subsequent strategic...


Maritime Futures

by Heather A. Conley, Matthew Melino & Andreas Østhagen Center for Strategic & International Studies (November 17, 2017)

Significant diminishment of the Arctic ice cap is propelling the advent of a new, blue water ocean and, with it, new commercial and economic opportunities. Abundant natural and mineral resources, as well as...


India, Europe and Pakistan

by Professor Rajendra K Jain KW Publishers (September 15, 2017)

Containing thirteen chapters by Indian and European scholars and practitioners,this volume critically examines the multifarious domestic and external challenges that Pakistan confronts today. It discusses the...


The Weaponization of Trade

by Rebecca Harding & Jack Harding London Publishing Partnership (October 25, 2017)

Trade is being weaponized – and this is not good. As politicians on both sides of the Atlantic raise the stakes, trade is increasingly a tool of coercion to achieve strategic influence. This book looks at...


50 Dáil Debates that Shaped the Nation

by John Drennan Gill Books (October 05, 2012)

From the debates of the 1950s that were strikingly similar to what we face today – struggles against bankruptcy, emigration and abuse of power by the State – through the wars in the 70s and 80s over divorce...


Against the Tide

by Noël Browne Gill Books (June 12, 2007)

'Against the Tide' is a story told with honesty and great emotion; the narrative of a life in which tragedy and good fortune succeeded each other with bewildering speed. After training as a doctor, Noël Browne...


Michael Collins: The Lost Leader

by Margery Forester Gill Books (September 12, 2006)

In print continuously for more than thirty years, this book is long established as a reliable and affectionate portrait of Michael Collins.

First, published in 1971, its great strength is that the author was...


Big Fellow, Long Fellow. A Joint Biography of Collins and De Valera

by T. Ryle Dwyer Gill Books (September 12, 2006)

Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera were the two most charismatic leaders of the Irish revolution. This joint biography looks first at their very different upbringings and early careers. Both fought in the 1916...


Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee PublicAffairs (June 05, 2018)

A nuanced, story-driven narrative about the deeply intertwined business and cultural relationship between the United States and Mexico, and the need to tear down, rather than fortify, walls

A certain narrative...


Sean Lemass: The Enigmatic Patriot

by John Horgan Gill Books (October 01, 1997)

The definitive biography of Seán Lemass, the finest Taoiseach in the history of the Irish State

There are few facets of Irish life which do not owe something to the genius, effectiveness or determination of...


Currency Conflict and Trade Policy

by C. Fred Bergsten & Joseph E. Gagnon Peterson Institute for International Economics (June 27, 2017)

Conflicts over currency valuations are a recurrent feature of the modern global economy. To strengthen their international competitiveness, many countries resort to buying foreign currencies to make their exports...


British Foreign Policy After Brexit

by David Owen & David Ludlow Biteback Publishing (July 18, 2017)

British Foreign Policy after Brexit by David Owen and David Ludlow is, perhaps surprisingly, a book written by two people from different generations who voted on opposite sides in the 2016 referendum. One a...


Constructing the International Economy

by Rawi Abdelal, Mark Blyth & Craig Parsons Cornell University Press

Focusing empirically on how political and economic forces are always mediated and interpreted by agents, both in individual countries and in the international sphere, Constructing the International Economy sets...


Forced to Be Good

by Emilie M. Hafner-Burton Cornell University Press (February 23, 2011)

Preferential trade agreements have become common ways to protect or restrict access to national markets in products and services. The United States has signed trade agreements with almost two dozen countries...


Creative Reconstructions

by Orfeo Fioretos Cornell University Press

Twentieth-century Europe was an intense laboratory of capitalist experimentation. Confronted with economic booms and crises, technological revolutions, and economic globalization, Western Europe's governments...


The Iranian Sea-Air-Missile Threat to Gulf Shipping

by Anthony H. Cordesman & Lin Aaron Center for Strategic & International Studies (March 12, 2015)

The Arabian Gulf is now involved in a massive arms race, triggered largely by the fear that Iran will try to use its military forces to intimidate or dominate its neighbors. Iran has threatened to close the...


China and the Middle East Since World War II

by Muhamad S. Olimat Lexington Books (October 27, 2014)

This book examines Sino-Middle Eastern relations on a bilateral level since World War II. It highlights the depth of China’s involvement in the region with each country on a five dimensional approach: energy...


Bridging The Pacific

by C. Fred Bergsten, Gary Clyde Hufbauer & Sean Miner Peterson Institute for International Economics (May 15, 2014)

The terrain of the world trading system is shifting as countries in Asia, Europe, and North America negotiate new trade agreements. However, none of these talks include both China and the United States, the...


Economic Normalization With Cuba

by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Barbara Kotschwar & Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs Peterson Institute for International Economics (October 05, 2013)

Will the Obama administration's decision to normalize relations with Cuba usher in a new era of economic cooperation, trade, and investment between the two countries? This prescient book, published only eight...


Local Content Requirements

by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Jeffrey J. Schott, Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs & Martin Vieiro et al. Peterson Institute for International Economics (October 05, 2013)

In the wake of the Great Recession of 2008–09, economists feared that protectionist policies might sweep the world economy, echoing the wave of tariff escalations during the Great Depression of the 1930s. To...


Stop North Korea!

by Shepherd Iverson Tuttle Publishing (March 07, 2017)

This radical new approach to dealing with North Korea offers a refreshing perspective on an intransigent and deadly situation.

Imagine you control a multi-billion dollar capital fund, and North Korea is an underperforming...


Ethical Consumption: Social Value and Economic Practice

by James G. Carrier & Peter G. Luetchford Berghahn Books (March 01, 2012)

Increasingly, consumers in North America and Europe see their purchasing as a way to express to the commercial world their concerns about trade justice, the environment and similar issues. This ethical consumption...


Paradigm Theory & Policy Making: Reconfiguring the Future

by Akira Iida Tuttle Publishing (May 15, 2004)

A review of clashes between global and local economics, reveals a new insight for anticipating the economic future.

Paradigm Theory and Policy Making is a wide–ranging and thought–provoking treatise on the...