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Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


The Assault on Social Policy

by Susan J. Peters, William Roth & Bernard Sanders Columbia University Press (July 01, 2014)

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...


Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck Columbia University Press (May 27, 2014)

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...


Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

by Stefan Jonsson Columbia University Press (October 01, 2013)

Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism, fascism,...


Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan: The Institutional Boundaries of Citizen Activism

by Patricia L. Maclachlan Columbia University Press (December 26, 2001)

Providing comparisons to the United States and Britain, this book examines Japan's postwar consumer protection movement. Organized largely by and for housewives and spurred by major cases of price gouging and...


Antitrust and the Formation of the Postwar World

by Wyatt Wells Columbia University Press (December 26, 2001)

Today antitrust law shapes the policy of almost every large company, no matter where headquartered. But this wasn't always the case. Before World War II, the laws of most industrial countries tolerated and even...


Bailouts: Public Money, Private Profit

by Robert E. Wright Columbia University Press (February 04, 2010)

Today's financial crisis is the result of dismal failures on the part of regulators, market analysts, and corporate executives. Yet the response of the American government has been to bail out the very institutions...


Covering Globalization: A Handbook for Reporters

by Anya Schiffrin & Amer Bisat Columbia University Press (November 17, 2004)

The first journalism textbook for reporters who cover finance and economics in developing and transitional countries, Covering Globalization is an essential guide to the pressing topics of our times. Written...


Globalization: What's New?

by Zygmunt Bauman, Michael M. Weinstein & Nicholas Sun-keung Pang Columbia University Press (March 10, 2005)

From the streets of Seattle to corporate boardrooms to new factories in third-world nations, globalization is subject to very different and often explosively divergent interpretations. Where some see globalization...


Life and Money

by Ute Astrid Tellmann Columbia University Press (November 21, 2017)

Life and Money uncovers the contentious history of the boundary between economy and politics in liberalism. Avoiding the established categories of state and market, Ute Tellmann focuses instead on the shifting...


Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa

by Akbar Noman & Joseph E. Stiglitz Columbia University Press (September 15, 2015)

The revival of economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is all the more welcome for having followed one of the worst economic disasters since the industrial revolution. Six of the world’s fastest growing economies...


Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

by Edward O'Donnell Columbia University Press (June 02, 2015)

The remarkable explosion of American industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals...


Govern Like Us: U.S. Expectations of Poor Countries

by M. A. Thomas Columbia University Press (May 05, 2015)

In the poorest countries, such as Afghanistan, Haiti, and Mali, the United States has struggled to work with governments whose corruption and lack of capacity are increasingly seen to be the cause of instability...


The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

by Doug Rossinow Columbia University Press (February 17, 2015)

In this concise yet thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular...