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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...



Creative Reconstructions
Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism after 1950
Orfeo Fioretos
The role of multilateral institutions in the shaping of global capitalism.



Crisis as Catalyst
Asia's Dynamic Political Economy
The financial crisis that swept across East Asia during 1997–1998 was devastating not only in its economic impact but also in its social and political effects. The explosive growth and sociopolitical modernization that had powered the region for much...



Crossing the Great Divide
Worker Risk and Opportunity in the New Economy
Vicki Smith
The 1990s were years of turmoil and transformation in American work experiences and employment relationships. Trends including the growth of contingent labor, the erosion of the stable employment contract, the restructuring of jobs and companies...



Currencies of Imagination
Channeling Money and Chasing Mobility in Vietnam
Ivan V. Small
In Vietnam, international remittances from the Vietnamese diaspora are quantitatively significant and contribute important economic inputs. Yet beyond capital transfer, these diasporic remittance economies offer insight into an unfolding transformation of Vietnamese society through the extension of imaginations and ontological possibilities...



Debating Rationality
Nonrational Aspects of Organizational Decision Making
"Debating Rationality is a terrific collection of essays written by an obviously first rate set of scholars. Several recent books have attempted to make similar points, but this volume pushes the ideas in new directions, rather than simply restating...



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...



Democracy at Work in an Indian Industrial Cooperative
The Story of Kerala Dinesh Beedi
Richard W. Franke, Pyralal Raghavan, T. M. Thomas Isaac
The authors tell the story of a democratic workers' cooperative that makes hand-rolled cigarettes, known as "beedis," in the unorganized sector of a fiercely competitive capitalist economy in India. For decades, beedi workers have been among the...



The Depths of Russia
Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism
Douglas Rogers
In The Depths of Russia, Douglas Rogers offers a nuanced and multifaceted analysis of oil's place in Soviet and Russian life, based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in the Perm region of the...



Developmental Mindset
The Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea
Elizabeth Thurbon
Thurbon offers a novel defense of the developmental state idea and a new framework for investigating the emergence and evolution of developmental states. She also canvasses the implications of the Korean experience for wider debates concerning the future of financial activism in an era of financialization, energy insecurity, and climate...



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