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Two Crises, Different Outcomes
East Asia and Global Finance
This volume examines East Asian policy reactions to the global financial crisis of 2008–9 and the Asian financial crisis of 1997–98.



Corruption as a Last Resort
Adapting to the Market in Central Asia
Kelly M. McMann
Using evidence from her long-term research in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Kelly M. McMann traces the situations that drive individuals to illicitly seek employment and loans from government officials.



The Wages of Oil
Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE
Michael Herb
Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies by contrasting Kuwait and the UAE.



Diplomacy's Value
Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East
Brian C. Rathbun
Brian C. Rathbun sets forth a comprehensive theory of diplomacy, based on his understanding that political leaders have distinct diplomatic styles—coercive bargaining, reasoned dialogue, and pragmatic statecraft.



Compassionate Communalism
Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon
Melani Cammett
On the basis of years of research into the varying welfare distribution strategies of Christian, Shia Muslim, and Sunni Muslim political parties in Lebanon, Cammett shows how and why sectarian groups deploy welfare benefits.



The Power of Inaction
Bank Bailouts in Comparison
Cornelia Woll
Cornelia Woll details the varying relationships between financial institutions and national governments by comparing national bank rescue schemes in the United States and Europe.



The Politics of Non-state Social Welfare
This volume brings together a multidisciplinary group of contributors who use survey data analysis, spatial analysis, in-depth interviews, and ethnographic and archival research to explore the fundamental transformation of the relationship between states and citizens.



Inequality in the Workplace
Labor Market Reform in Japan and Korea
Jiyeoun Song
Jiyeoun Song focuses on South Korea and Japan, which have advanced labor market reform and confronted the rapid rise of a split in labor markets between protected regular workers and underprotected and underpaid nonregular workers.



New Policies for New Residents
Immigrants, Advocacy, and Governance in Japan and Beyond
Deborah J. Milly
Many countries have experienced both increased immigration and a devolution of governance to the local level. Deborah J. Milly looks at new policies to promote the social inclusion of recently arrived residents in Japan, comparing this experience to developments in South Korea, Spain, and Italy.



State Erosion
Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia
Lawrence P. Markowitz
Lawrence P. Markowitz draws on his extensive fieldwork in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to advance a theory of state failure focused on unlootable resources, rent seeking, and unruly elites.



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