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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,...


Has China Won?

by Kishore Mahbubani PublicAffairs (March 30, 2020)

The defining geopolitical contest of the twenty-first century is between China and the US. But is it avoidable? And if it happens, is the outcome already inevitable?

China and America are world powers without...


Trump vs. China

by Michael Giorgione Center Street (October 21, 2019)

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sounds the warning bell that communist-ruled China poses the biggest threat to the United States that we have seen in our lifetime.

The United States is currently engaged...


Resource Wars

by Michael T. Klare Metropolitan Books (May 16, 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...


Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee PublicAffairs (June 04, 2018)

There may be no story today with a wider gap between fact and fiction than the relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Wall or no wall, deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural, and...


Narconomics

by Tom Wainwright PublicAffairs (April 10, 2017)

What drug lords learned from big business

How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning...


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...


The World Trade Organization

by David Collins Oneworld Publications (September 03, 2015)

One of the most important yet least understood organizations in the world, the WTO is a lynchpin of globalization, allowing us to enjoy products and services from around the globe. However, it also lays bare...


Fair Trade

by Jacqueline DeCarlo Oneworld Publications (May 01, 2007)

What’s wrong with buying regular coffee? Does Fair Trade necessarily mean ethical trade? What impact can consumers have on global economics? Fair Trade: A Beginner’s Guide reveals why Fair Trade means more...


Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word

by Fred P. Hochberg Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (January 14, 2020)

Trade myths, busted and debunked, with the help of six surprising everyday goods--the taco salad, the Honda Odyssey, the banana, the iPhone, the college degree, and the blockbuster HBO series Game of Thrones...


Trump vs. China

by Newt Gingrich & James Wu Center Street (November 19, 2019)

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sounds the warning bell that communist-ruled China poses the biggest threat to the United States that we have seen in our lifetime.

The United States is currently engaged...


Cuba

by Joseph Stromberg, Harry Reasoner, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (January 03, 2006)

This island was once a clearing house for importing slaves into the New World. It later became one of the world’s few remaining bastions of Marxism, proclaiming socio-economic equality. In both forms, Cuba...


Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee & Kevin Stillwell PublicAffairs (June 05, 2018)

There may be no story today with a wider gap between fact and fiction than the relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Wall or no wall, deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural, and...


Corporate Power, Class Conflict, and the Crisis of the New Globalization

by Ronald W. Cox Lexington Books (January 14, 2019)

Transnational corporations have used their market and political power in the U.S., the European Union and Japan to expand global production on terms that are highly favorable to corporate interests. Through...


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...


Australian Services Trade in the Global Economy

by Collectif Oecd (October 23, 2018)

This book presents an in depth analysis of the contribution of services to the Australian economy, the regulatory environment of the services sector and its performance in an international context. The analysis...


Trump Versus China

by Newt Gingrich Center Street (June 25, 2019)

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich makes the case that China poses the biggest threat to the United States.

Every American needs to understand the threat to America's safety and prosperity posed by China's...


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...