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Crafting Democracy
How Novgorod Has Coped with Rapid Social Change
Nicolai N. Petro, Nicolai Petro
The Novgorod region of Russia is a sparsely populated area about the size of Ireland better known for its medieval archaeology and folklore than for anything else. Although Novgorod began the post-Soviet period with no unusual endowment of natural...



Dams and Development
Transnational Struggles for Water and Power
Sanjeev Khagram
Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century. Of late they have become a lightning rod for challenges to this vision of...



Civilizing the Margins
Southeast Asian Government Policies for the Development of Minorities
Southeast Asian nations have devised a range of development programs that strive to incorporate minority ethnic groups into the nation-state. The authors of Civilizing the Margins discuss the programs, policies, and laws that affect ethnic minorities...



Third-Sector Development
Making Up for the Market
Christopher Gunn
Nonprofit corporations, cooperatives, and credit unions constitute an alternative avenue of hope and action for communities that have come up short in the normal operation of the market economy. These organizations comprise the third sector...



Driving the State
Families and Public Policy in Central Mexico
Dolores M. Byrnes
In her absorbing ethnography of the everyday practice of public policy, Dolores M. Byrnes focuses on Mi Comunidad, a job-creation program founded in 1996 by Vicente Fox when he was governor of Guanajuato. This program was intended to reduce...



Monetary Orders
Ambiguous Economics, Ubiquitous Politics
Wherever there is money, there is money politics-a subject demanding ever greater attention at a time when monetary policies lead and the real economy follows. A principal defining characteristic of the contemporary global economy, Jonathan...



The Power of Institutions
Political Architecture and Governance
Andrew MacIntyre
Conventional wisdom holds that "institutions matter." Here, Andrew MacIntyre reveals exactly how they matter in the developing world. Combining an eye for current concerns in international politics with a deep knowledge of Southeast Asia...



Stalled Democracy
Capital, Labor, and the Paradox of State-Sponsored Development
Eva Bellin
This ambitious book examines the dynamics of democratization in Tunisia and other late-developing countries where the process has...



Back-Alley Banking
Private Entrepreneurs in China
Kellee S. Tsai
Chinese entrepreneurs have founded more than thirty million private businesses since Beijing instituted economic reforms in the late 1970s. Most of these private ventures, however, have been denied access to official sources of credit. State...



Toxic Exports
The Transfer of Hazardous Wastes from Rich to Poor Countries
Jennifer Clapp
Environmentalists and the governments of developing countries have lobbied intensively to halt hazardous transfers from Northern industrialized nations to the Third World, but the practice continues. Jennifer Clapp addresses this alarming problem.



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