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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.



Politics in the New Hard Times
The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective
Although economic explanations for the Great Recession have proliferated, the political causes and consequences of the crisis have received less systematic attention. This is the first book to focus on it as a political rather than an economic crisis.



What Rebels Want
Resources and Supply Networks in Wartime
Jennifer M. Hazen
Hazen challenges the commonly held view that rebel groups can get what they want, when they want it, and when they most need it, offering a better understanding of rebel group capacity and options for war and war termination.



Capitalist Diversity on Europe's Periphery
Dorothee Bohle, Béla Greskovits
Dorothee Bohle and Bela Geskovits trace the fundamental decisions made by postsocialist countries that have joined the European Union since 2004 or are candidates to do so.



When Small States Make Big Leaps
Institutional Innovation and High-Tech Competition in Western Europe
Darius Ornston
Darius Ornston explains how several of Europe's technological laggards, in particular Denmark, Finland, and Ireland, managed to assume leading positions in new, high-tech industries: biotechnology, software, telecommunications equipment.



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