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Strategic Coupling
East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy
Henry Wai-chung Yeung

Deadly River
Cholera and Cover-up in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Ralph R. Frerichs

Developmental Mindset
The Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea
Elizabeth Thurbon

Priests of Prosperity
How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World
Juliet Johnson

Building China
Informal Work and the New Precariat
Sarah Swider
In Building China, Sarah Swider draws on her research in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai between 2004 and 2012, including living in an enclave, working on construction jobsites, and interviews with eighty-three migrants, managers, and labor contractors. Her ethnography focuses on the work, family, and social lives of construction workers in China.

Demanding Devaluation
Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World
David A. Steinberg
In Demanding Devaluation, David Steinberg argues that the demands of powerful interest groups often dictate government decisions about the level of the exchange rate.

An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise
Penny Harvey, Hannah Knox
Sweeping in scope and conceptually ambitious, this book tells a story of infrastructure and of global flows of money, goods, and people.

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.

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