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The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....


Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership: The Constrained Effects of Rhetoric

by C. Damien Arthur Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president’s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric’s effect on economic...


Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era

by Yun-han Chu, Tse-Kang Leng, Kaoru Shimizu & Shu Keng et al. Lexington Books (December 23, 2009)

Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in...


Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica: The Search for Oro Verde

by Andrew P. Miller Lexington Books (August 17, 2012)

This book by Andrew P. Miller, examines the role of ecotourism in Costa Rica and the way in which it intersects with policies to attract foreign direct investment. This authoritative exploration is essential...


Negotiating Capability and Diaspora: A Philosophical Politics

by Ashmita Khasnabish Lexington Books (December 04, 2013)

Negotiating Capability and Diaspora examines Amartya Sen’s theory of capability in dialogue with the American philosopher John Rawls. Sen’s theory arose to show an oriental dimension of the critique of utilitarianism...


A Change in Worlds on the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands: Politics, Economies, and Environments in Northern Sichuan

by Jack Patrick Hayes Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

This study of Sino-Tibetan northern Sichuan provides a framework for understanding changes in western China’s landscape and among its indigenous populations from late imperial to contemporary times. It highlights...


Vietnam in the Global Economy: The Dynamics of Integration, Decentralization, and Contested Politics

by Thomas Jandl Lexington Books (October 24, 2013)

This book describes in a game-theoretical approach how the development success story Vietnam managed to keep rent seeking in check sufficiently to attract record numbers of foreign investors and exhibit strong...


The Ecology of Money: Debt, Growth, and Sustainability

by Adrian Kuzminski Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

Today's eco-crisis has brought us to the limits of economic growth, which historically has been powered by usurious interest rates. A non-usurious financial system is proposed as the key to a future steady-state...


An Exploration of Effectiveness in the Regulation of Federal Depository Institutions, 1989-2008: Striving for Balance

by Mike Potter Lexington Books (September 19, 2013)

This book is an applied study of regulatory policymaking. It investigates the qualities that make regulators effective and concludes that effective regulators balance a public interest orientation with openness...


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...


Champions of a Free Society: Ideas of Capitalism's Philosophers and Economists

by Edward Wayne Younkins Lexington Books (August 25, 2008)

This book is written for individuals who want to learn about the philosophical foundations of political and economic freedom. It is an introduction and a guide to the principal theoretical ideas on liberty produced...


Localizing and Transnationalizing Contentious Politics: Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines

by Joel F. Ariate Jr, Zuraida Mae D. Cabilo, Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem & Ma Glenda S. Lopez Wui et al. Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

A country facing serious economic challenges, the Philippines is also a democratic polity with a vibrant civil society sector. This collection is the first of its kind to focus on five global civil society movements...


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...


Marginality and Crisis: Globalization and Identity in Contemporary Africa

by Rasheed Olaniyi Olaniyi, Olutayo Adesina, Akanmu G. Adebayo & David Moveh et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2010)

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book evaluates the relations between globalization and Africa's multifarious challenges and identities. The nineteen chapters coalesce to demonstrate that the forces...


Mandate for change: policies and leadership for 2009 and beyond

by Chester Hartman Lexington Books (February 16, 2009)

The incoming national administration has the opportunity to make a sharp break, in both domestic and international issues, with the failed, destructive policies of the past eight years.Mandate for Change provides...


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...


Stateness and Sovereign Debt: Greece in the European Conundrum

by Kostas A. Lavdas, Spyridon N. Litsas & Dimitrios V. Skiadas Lexington Books (March 15, 2013)

The main scope of the book is to explore the current difficulties in the Southern flank of the EU, and the theoretical predicaments regarding the concept of ‘state sovereignty’, through an analysis of the...


Poverty Reduction in a Changing Climate

by Hari Bansha Dulal, John Weiss, Subrata Mitra & Jivanta Schottli et al. Lexington Books (February 14, 2013)

Poverty Reduction in a Changing Climate, edited by Hari Bansha Dulal, is a work which discusses the new innovations and funding mechanisms which have emerged in response to the rise of climate-related challenges...


China and East Asia's Post-Crises Community: A Region in Flux

by Wei Liang & Faizullah Khilji Lexington Books (October 04, 2012)

China and East Asia’s Post-Crises Community: A Region in Flux, by Wei Liang and Faizullah Khilji, explores how an East Asian community is taking shape as a result of China’s emergence as a global economic...


The Land Development Game in China

by Jianbo Ma Lexington Books (November 30, 2012)

This book describes on-the-ground realities of policy making in China in the field of land development and illustrates how a rigid central planning system works in practice. Among other things, it highlights...


Turkey's Accession to the European Union: Political and Economic Challenges

by Belgin Akçay & Bahri Yilmaz Lexington Books (November 15, 2012)

Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: Political and Economic Challenges, edited by Belgin Akçay and Bahri Yilmaz, examines economic and political assessments concerning Turkey’s road to inclusion in...


American Children in Chronic Poverty: Complex Risks, Benefit-Cost Analyses, and Untangling the Knot

by Cynthia E. Lamy Lexington Books (October 26, 2012)

A growing body of research informs us that an effective, efficient fight against chronic American poverty, producing benefits far exceeding costs, is possible. It begins by protecting children from developmental...


Coffee and Transformation in Sao Paulo, Brazil

by Mauricio A. Font Lexington Books (July 09, 2010)

This volume examines the dynamism of the São Paulo region and its coffee industry and evolution since the latter part of the nineteenth century. Targeting key players such as large entrepreneurial coffee landlords...


Poor America: A Comparative-Historical Study of Poverty in the U.S. and Western Europe

by Samuel J. Eldersveld Lexington Books (February 09, 2007)

Poor America describes the sharp contrast in the extent of poverty between the United States and six Western European countries. Samuel J. Eldersveld seeks to discover why America struggles more with this social...


Moderation and Revolution

by Andrea Micocci Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

This book asks how we can resolve conflict from the capitalist world view. It exposes the intellectual basis of contemporary capitalism as a logically flawed dialectic that prevents both revolutionary options...


Rediscovering Political Economy

by Bradley C. S. Watson, Joseph Postell, Robert A. Sirico & Peter McNamara et al. Lexington Books (August 16, 2011)

In this volume, Bradley C. S. Watson and Joseph Postell bring together some of America's most eminent thinkers on political economy in an attempt to reconnect the discipline of economics to larger discussions...


China Joins Global Governance: Cooperation and Contentions

by MINGJIANG LI, Wei Li, Yale Ferguson & David Fouquet et al. Lexington Books (September 28, 2012)

China Joins Global Governance: Cooperation and Contentions, edited by Mingjiang Li, provides a comprehensive and insightful examination of China’s role in global governance. The contributors make a significant...


Sustaining Identity, Recapturing Heritage: Exploring Issues of Public History, Tourism, and Race in a Southern Rural Town

by Ann E. Denkler Lexington Books (December 05, 2007)

This book explores the complex web of public history, tourism, and race in Luray, VA, a small town in the Shenandoah Valley ensconced in Lost Cause heritage. By utilizing a diverse range of methodologies, including...


Banking on Sterling: Britain's Independence from the Euro Zone

by Ophelia Eglene Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

Banking on Sterling: Britain's Independence from the Euro Zone, by Ophelia Eglene, provides an in-depth analysis of the British policy on the European monetary union over the past twenty years. The author demonstrates...


Local Governments in Multilevel Governance

by Robert Agranoff Lexington Books (May 24, 2018)

Local governments serve their communities in many diversified ways as they increasingly engage in multiple connections: international, regional, regional-local, with nongovernmental organizations and through...


Global Economics

by Clifford F. Thies Lexington Books (July 29, 2018)

Global Economics looks beyond the mere interaction of national economies as is implied by the term 'international economics.' It examines the integration of national economies into the emerging global economy....


The Illusion of the Post-Colonial State

by W. Alade Fawole Lexington Books (June 01, 2018)

This book challenges the long-held conventional wisdom that Africa is a post-colonial society of sovereign nation-states despite the outward attributes of statehood: demarcated territories, permanent populations,...


Professional Lives, Personal Struggles: Ethics and Advocacy in Research on Homelessness

by Martha Trenna Valado, Randall Amster, Don Mitchell & David Cook et al. Lexington Books (July 06, 2012)

This is the first book published that specifically examines questions of ethics and advocacy that arise in conducting research on homelessness, exploring the issues through the deeply personal experiences of...


The State of State Theory

by Davita Silfen Glasberg, Abbey S. Willis & Deric Shannon Lexington Books (December 21, 2017)

The State of State Theory: State Projects, Repression, and Multi-Sites of Power, Glasberg, Willis, and Shannon argue that state theories should be amended to account both for theoretical developments broadly...


Crisis, Austerity, and Transformation

by Isabel David, Dora Fonseca, Carla Guapo Costa & Mafalda Esteves et al. Lexington Books (January 22, 2018)

Discussions of the recent austerity measures in Southern Europe as a response to the sovereign debt crisis have been usually framed in terms of their economic impact. However, the general impoverishment of these...


Hemp and the Global Economy

by Nadra O. Hashim Lexington Books (October 23, 2017)

Hemp helped not only to define economic development in southern and border-states, it also played a crucial role in agricultural production in the Mid-Atlantic, as well as industrial development in the North-east....


Money, Interest, and the Structure of Production

by Mateusz Machaj Lexington Books (October 05, 2017)

Is macroeconomic equilibrium possible under capitalism? How do economic bubbles develop? How does a monetary system influence the market mechanism? Is the return on capital a beneficial feature of the economic...


Puerto Rico

by Luis Gautier Lexington Books (December 12, 2017)

Puerto Rico is experiencing its deepest economic crisis since the first half of the twentieth century. The unique political and economic relationship between the US and Puerto Rico arguably plays a fundamental...


The 2016 Presidential Election

by Kenneth R. Mayer, Richard J. Powell, Amnon Cavari & George Elliott Morris et al. Lexington Books (October 04, 2017)

The 2016 Presidential Election: The Causes and Consequences of a Political Earthquake critically analyzes the 2016 presidential election. The chapters in this book identify key factors behind the election of...


Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire

by T. Y. Okosun Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

Presidential Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire: Governance, Political Power, and Social Justice explores the 2011–2012 presidential conflict in C?te d’Ivoire, focusing on the conflict’s impact on governance,...


Marcel Gauchet and the Loss of Common Purpose

by Natalie J. Doyle Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

This book explores the work of Marcel Gauchet, one of France’s most prominent contemporary intellectuals, to examine the contemporary crisis of European democracy. It does so by examining the threats from...


A Path for Chinese Civil Society: A Case Study on Industrial Associations in Wenzhou, China

by Jianxing Yu, Jun Zhou & Hua Jiang Lexington Books (February 12, 2012)

Through close investigation into the industrial, organizational, and social governance of industrial associations in Wenzhou and in-depth analysis of their challenges and developments within the institutional...


The Fiscal Case against Statehood: Accounting for Statehood in New Mexico and Arizona

by Stephanie D. Moussalli Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

In The Fiscal Case against Statehood, Stephanie D. Moussalli investigates the territorial residents’ fears that statehood will be expensive and examines the frontier development of government accounting practices....


Restoring America's Fiscal Constitution

by John D. Merrifield & Barry W. Poulson Lexington Books (September 28, 2017)

Restoring America’s Fiscal Constitution estimates the potential impact of new fiscal rules on the U.S. economy over the next two decades. The new rules would require a cyclically balanced budget and an expenditure...


James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy

by Richard E. Wagner Lexington Books (May 23, 2017)

James M. Buchanan and Liberal Political Economy: A Rational Reconstruction examines the contemporary meaning and significance of James M. Buchanan’s body of work. The book uses Buchanan’s past contributions...


China and North Africa since World War II

by Muhamad S. Olimat Lexington Books (December 11, 2014)

This manuscript examines Sino-North Africa 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:...


Life in the Market Ecosystem

by Stuart K. Hayashi Lexington Books (November 13, 2014)

Life in the Market Ecosystem, the second book in the Nature of Liberty trilogy, confronts evolutionary psychology head on. It describes the evolutionary psychologists’ theory of gene-culture co-evolution,...


A Converging Post-War European Discourse

by Thomas C. Hoerber Lexington Books (December 24, 2014)

This book explores the most important components and contributing factors to the European integration process during the 1950s. It seeks to combine comparative politics and political history to examine core...


Peace and Conflict in Inter-Group Relations

by Agnes Katalin Koós Lexington Books (November 18, 2014)

The book ventures into the explanation of intra-state communal conflict, more narrowly of the conflict between majority and minority communal groups, and develops arguments that highlight the causal impact of...


The Free Market and the Human Condition

by Lee Trepanier, William H. Krieger, Kirk Fitzpatrick & Pamela Hood et al. Lexington Books (August 20, 2014)

The Free Market and the Human Condition explores the human condition as situated in the free market from a variety of academic disciplines: philosophy, theology, archeology, literature, sociology, political...