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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.



Creating Kosovo
International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions
Elton Skendaj
Elton Skendaj investigates the shaping of civil institutions in Kosovo, based on national survey data, interviews, and focus groups.



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.



From Development to Dictatorship
Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era
Thomas C. Field
Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID’s first years in Bolivia, including the country’s 1964 military coup d’état.



Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods
International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order
Eric Helleiner
On the basis of extensive historical research and access to new archival sources, Helleiner provides a major reinterpretation of the negotiations at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944.



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.



Brothers in Arms
Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979
Andrew Mertha
Andrew Mertha traces the surprising lack of influence of China over Cambodia to variations between the Chinese and Cambodian institutions that administered military aid, technology transfer, and international trade.



Taming Tibet
Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development
Emily T. Yeh
Yeh examines how Chinese development projects in Tibet served to consolidate state space and power.



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.



Armed State Building
Confronting State Failure, 1898–2012
Paul D. Miller
Paul D. Miller brings his decade in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and policy worlds to bear on the question of what causes armed, international state-building campaigns by liberal powers to succeed or fail.



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