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The Early Growth of the European Economy
Warriors and Peasants from the Seventh to the Twelfth Century
Georges Duby






The Comparative Political Economy of Industrial Relations
The distinguished contributors to this volume discuss the global marketplace; labor movements and industrial restructuring; international trends in work organization in the auto industry; linkages between economic development strategies, industrial...






Beauty and Revolution in Science
James W. McAllister
The first systematic study of the aesthetic evaluations that scientists pass on their theories.



New Rules for a New Economy
Employment and Opportunity in Post-Industrial America
Stephen A. Herzenberg, John A. Alic, Howard Wial
Three quarters of the American workforce is now employed in services, a substantial portion in low-paying, dead-end jobs. Can the service economy do as well by the American worker as the old manufacturing economy? Can the widely shared prosperity that...



Negotiating the World Economy
John S. Odell
It is often said economics has become as important as security in international relations, yet we work with much less than full understanding of what goes on when government negotiators bargain over trade, finance, and the rules of international...



The Metaphysics of Beauty
Nick Zangwill
In chapters ranging from "The Beautiful, the Dainty, and the Dumpy" to "Skin-deep or In the Eye of the Beholder?" Nick Zangwill investigates the nature of beauty as we conceive it, and as it is in itself. The notion of beauty is currently attracting...



National Purpose in the World Economy
Post-Soviet States in Comparative Perspective
Rawi Abdelal
How do national identities affect the world economy? Building on the insight that nationalisms and national identities endow economic policy with social purpose, Rawi Abdelal proposes a novel theoretical framework, a distinctively Nationalist...



Moving Up in the New Economy
Career Ladders for U.S. Workers
Joan Fitzgerald
"The United States used to be a country where ordinary people could expect to improve their economic condition as they moved through life. For millions of us, this is no longer the case. Many Americans today have a lower standard of living as adults...



Eating Beauty
The Eucharist and the Spiritual Arts of the Middle Ages
Ann W. Astell
Ann W. Astell explores the ambiguity of the phrase "eating beauty." The phrase evokes the destruction of beauty, the devouring mouth of the grave, the mouth of hell.



The Political Economy of Grand Strategy
Kevin Narizny
A nation's grand strategy rarely serves the best interests of all its citizens. Instead, every strategic choice benefits some domestic groups at the expense of others. When groups with different interests separate into opposing coalitions, societal...



The Political Economy of Virtue
Luxury, Patriotism, and the Origins of the French Revolution
John Shovlin
Political economy, John Shovlin asserts, can illuminate the social and economic contexts out of which a revolutionary impulse developed in France. Beyond the role of political economy in political life, massive public engagement with problems of...



The Gloves-off Economy
Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America's Labor Market
Across the United States, increasing numbers of employers are breaking, bending, or evading long-established laws and standards designed to protect workers, from the minimum wage to job safety standards to the right to organize. This "gloves-off...



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