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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.



America Inc.?
Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State
Linda Weiss
Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. capacity for transformative innovation to the strength of its national security state, a complex of agencies, programs, and hybrid arrangements that has developed around the institution of permanent defense preparedness and the pursuit of technological supremacy.



American Power after the Financial Crisis
Jonathan Kirshner
Jonathan Kirshner explains how the crisis altered the international balance of power, affecting the patterns and pulse of world politics.



Asian Designs
Governance in the Contemporary World Order
Saadia M. Pekkanen
In Asian Designs, Saadia M. Pekkanen and her collaborators advance a new framework for debate and sophisticated examinations of institutional arrangements for several major issue areas in the world order—security, trade, environment, and public health.  



Asian States, Asian Bankers
Central Banking in Southeast Asia
Natasha Hamilton-Hart
Financial markets are given to instability, but some financial systems are more crisis-prone than others. Natasha Hamilton-Hart's historically grounded investigation of central banks, governments, and private bankers in Southeast Asia helps explain...



Being Local Worldwide
ABB and the Challenge of Global Management
Fortune called Asea Brown Boveri, the giant multinational corporation created in 1987, "the most successful cross-border merger since Royal Dutch linked up with Britain's Shell in 1907." The coming together of two longtime national champions in the...



Bread and Democracy in Germany
Alexander Gerschenkron
A classic in its field, Bread and Democracy in Germany has been widely praised since its publication in 1943 for its account of German political and economic development.



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 states...



Capital as Will and Imagination
Schumpeter's Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle
Mark Metzler
Joseph Schumpeter is not thought of as a theorist of credit-supercharged high-speed growth, but that is what he became in postwar Japan. This new view helps also to explain Japan's bubble, and the global bubbles that have followed it.



Capital Flows and Financial Crises
Capital flows to the developing economies have long displayed a boom-and-bust pattern. Rarely has the cycle turned as abruptly as it did in the 1990s, however: surges in lending were followed by the Mexican peso crisis of 1994-95 and the sudden...



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