In this work, Jesse H. Rhodes shows how the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and its prescriptive policies arose out of the dynamic of decentralized authority established in the American federal system.
Andrew Wedeman seeks to explain why the Chinese economy performed so well despite widespread corruption at almost kleptocratic levels. He cautions that rapid growth requires ongoing and improved anti-corruption efforts and strong property rights.
Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale
Under the Surface is the first book-length journalistic overview of shale gas development in the Marcellus region of northeast Pennsylvania and central New York and the controversies surrounding hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").
Jennifer Clapp provides a timely and comprehensive account of the contemporary politics of food aid, explaining the origins and outcomes of recent clashes between donor nations—and between donors and recipients.
There is a vast gulf between the public face of diplomacy and the opinions and actions that take place behind embassy doors. In At Home with the Diplomats, Iver B. Neumann offers unprecedented access to the inner workings of a foreign ministry.
Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea
This book depicts acts of "counterfeit kinship," false documents, and abandoning spouses and children as strategies implemented by disenfranchised people in China and Korea to gain mobility within the region's changing political economy.