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Differences That Matter
Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada
Dan Zuberi
This book shines a spotlight on the causes and consequences of working poverty, revealing how the lives of low-wage workers are affected by differences in health care, labor, and social welfare policy in the United States and Canada. Dan...



Think Global, Fear Local
Sex, Violence, and Anxiety in Contemporary Japan
David Leheny
Leheny uses Japan's crackdown on child prostitution and its counterterrorist policy to argue that international norms can serve as political tools, allowing states to enhance their coercive authority.



The Social Sources of Financial Power
Domestic Legitimacy and International Financial Orders
Leonard Seabrooke
A state's financial power is built on the effect its credit, property, and tax policies have on ordinary people: this is the key message of Leonard Seabrooke's comparative historical investigation, which turns the spotlight away from elite...



Inequality and Prosperity
Social Europe vs. Liberal America
Jonas Pontusson
What are the relative merits of the American and European socioeconomic systems? Long-standing debates have heated up in recent years with the expansion of the European Union and increasingly sharp political and cultural differences between the United...



Ethnic Politics after Communism
The Soviet Union encompassed dozens of nationalities and ethnicities, and in the wake of its collapse, the politics of ethnicity within its former borders and throughout Eastern Europe have undergone tremendous changes. In this book, Zoltan Barany...



Machiavelli's Children
Leaders and Their Legacies in Italy and Japan
Richard J. Samuels
Two late-developing nations, Japan and Italy, similarly obsessed with achieving modernity and with joining the ranks of the great powers, have traveled parallel courses with very different national identities.



The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe
This book demonstrates the importance of the credibility and the costs of accession conditionality for the adoption of EU rules in Central and Eastern Europe.



Ending Empire
Contested Sovereignty and Territorial Partition
Hendrik Spruyt
At the dawn of the twentieth century, imperial powers controlled most of the globe. Within a few decades after World War II, many of the great empires had dissolved, and more recently, multinational polities have similarly disbanded. This process...



Healthy Democracies
Welfare Politics in Taiwan and South Korea
Joseph Wong
Do the pressures of economic globalization undermine the welfare state? Contrary to the expectations of many analysts, Taiwan and South Korea have embarked on a new trajectory, toward a strengthened welfare state and universal inclusion. In...



Economic Nationalism in a Globalizing World
This book demonstrates the enduring, and even heightened, economic significance of national identities and nationalism in the current age.



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