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Public Jobs and Political Agendas
The Public Sector in an Era of Economic Stress
This volume spotlights the important public/private differences that account for the special attention visited upon the public sector starting with the Great Recession.



An Education in Politics
The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind
Jesse H. Rhodes
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.



Frontiers of Fear
Immigration and Insecurity in the United States
Ariane Chebel D'Appollonia
Frontiers of Fear comparatively analyzes the restrictive immigration policies commonly framed as a security issue implemented on both sides of the Atlantic since the 1990s.



Double Paradox
Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China
Andrew Wedeman
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.



Under the Surface
Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale
Tom Wilber
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").



When Victory Is Not an Option
Islamist Movements in Arab Politics
Nathan J. Brown
In When Victory Is Not an Option, Nathan J. Brown focuses on Islamist movements in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Palestine, showing that uncertain benefits lead to uncertain changes.



Hunger in the Balance
The New Politics of International Food Aid
Jennifer Clapp
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.



At Home with the Diplomats
Inside a European Foreign Ministry
Iver B. Neumann
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.



Making and Faking Kinship
Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea
Caren Freeman
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.



Betting on Biotech
Innovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State
Joseph Wong
Joseph Wong examines the emerging biotechnology sector in Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.



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