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Hard Times in the Lands of Plenty
Oil Politics in Iran and Indonesia
Benjamin Smith
Smith deciphers the paradox of the resource curse and questions its inevitability through an innovative comparison of the experiences of Iran and Indonesia.



Entrepreneurial States
Reforming Corporate Governance in France, Japan, and Korea
Yves Tiberghien
An innovative examination of the comparative politics of reform in stakeholder...



Talk of the Nation
Language and Conflict in Romania and Slovakia
Zsuzsa Csergo
How can democratization, coupled with transnational integration, resolve conflicts over cultural difference in places that are marked by legacies of nationalist competition? This book explores that question through a comparative study of...



Beyond Appeasement
Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics
Cecelia Lynch, Cecelia M. Lynch
The interwar peace movements were, according to conventional interpretations, naive and ineffective. More seriously, the standard histories have also held that they severely weakened national efforts to resist Nazi Germany and Stalinist...



Japan Remodeled
How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism
Steven K. Vogel
As the Japanese economy languished in the 1990s Japanese government officials, business executives, and opinion leaders concluded that their economic model had gone terribly wrong. They questioned the very institutions that had been credited with...



Dangerous Sanctuaries
Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid
Sarah Kenyon Lischer
Vital reading for anyone concerned with how refugee flows affect the dynamics of conflicts around the world.



Fighting for Rights
Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship
Ronald R. Krebs
Military service, Ronald R. Krebs argues, can play a critical role in bolstering minorities' efforts to grasp full and unfettered rights.



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.



One World of Welfare
Japan in Comparative Perspective
Gregory J. Kasza
One World of Welfare offers a systematic, comparative examination of Japan's welfare policies and a critical assessment of previous research. Gregory J. Kasza rejects the view that the Japanese welfare system is unique; he challenges the...



Consumer Capitalism
Politics, Product Markets, and Firm Strategy in France and Germany
Gunnar Trumbull
"The unfettered marketplace, in which uncertainty rules and the admonition caveat emptor ('let the buyer beware') dictates each consumer decision, has today virtually disappeared. Consumers have become the focus of intensive economic...



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