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The Ambivalent Consumer
Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West
A comparative examination of the ambivalence provoked, especially in East and Southeast Asia, by the global spread of "American" consumer culture.



Balancing Risks
Great Power Intervention in the Periphery
Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
Great powers often initiate risky military and diplomatic inventions in far-off, peripheral regions that pose no direct threat to them, risking direct confrontation with rivals in strategically inconsequential places. Why do powerful countries behave...



Base Politics
Democratic Change and the U.S. Military Overseas
Alexander Cooley
Cooley examines how domestic politics in different host countries, especially in periods of democratic transition, affect the status of U.S. bases and the degree to which the U.S. military has become a part of their local and national landscapes.



Beyond Appeasement
Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics
Cecelia Lynch, Cecelia M. Lynch
The interwar peace movements were, according to conventional interpretations, naive and ineffective. More seriously, the standard histories have also held that they severely weakened national efforts to resist Nazi Germany and Stalinist...



Border Games
Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide
Peter Andreas
The second edition of this book places the continued sharp escalation of border policing in the context of a transformed post-September 11 security environment.



Business and the State in Developing Countries
Much of the debate about development in the past decade pitted proponents of unfettered markets against advocates of developmental states. Yet, in many developing countries what best explains variations in economic performance is not markets or...



Capital Ungoverned
Liberalizing Finance in Interventionist States
Michael Loriaux, Meredith Woo-Cumings, Kent Calder, Sylvia Maxfield, Sofia A. Pérez
Japan, South Korea, Mexico, France, and Spain once exercised significant control over the allocation of credit, and used that control to facilitate economic adjustment and industrial development. In the 1980s all that changed. Why and how these states...



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.



Causes of War
Power and the Roots of Conflict
Stephen Van Evera
What causes war? How can military conflicts best be prevented? In this book, Stephen Van Evera frames five conditions that increase the risk of interstate war.



Changing Politics in Japan
Ikuo Kabashima, Gill Steel
Changing Politics in Japan is a fresh and insightful account of the profound changes that have shaken up the Japanese political system and transformed it almost beyond recognition in the last couple of decades. Ikuo Kabashima—a former professor who is...



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