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The Socioeconomic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa
Challenges, Opportunities, and Misconceptions
Since the 1980s HIV/AIDS has occupied a singular position because of the rapidly emergent threat and devastation the disease has caused, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. New infections continue to create a formidable challenge to...



Public Law and Private Power
Corporate Governance Reform in the Age of Finance Capitalism
John W. Cioffi, John Cioffi
Cioffi argues that highly politicized reform of corporate governance law has reshaped power relations within the public corporation in favor of financial interests, contributed to the profound crises of capitalism, and eroded its political...



The African Food System and Its Interactions with Human Health and Nutrition
This book examines how public policy and research aimed at the food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition can improve the well-being of Africans and help achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.



Activists in City Hall
The Progressive Response to the Reagan Era in Boston and Chicago
Pierre Clavel
In 1983, Boston and Chicago elected progressive mayors with deep roots among community activists. Taking office as the Reagan administration was withdrawing federal aid from local governments, Boston's Raymond Flynn and Chicago's Harold Washington...



Socialist Insecurity
Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China
Mark W. Frazier
In Socialist Insecurity, Mark W. Frazier explores pension policy in the People's Republic of China, arguing that the government's push to expand pension and health insurance coverage to urban residents and rural migrants has not reduced inequality.



Protection by Persuasion
International Cooperation in the Refugee Regime
Alexander Betts
Protection by Persuasion makes clear that refugee protection is a global concern, most effectively addressed when geographic realities are overridden by the perception of interdependence.



War, Revenue, and State Building
Financing the Development of the American State
Sheldon D. Pollack
Pollack shows how war, revenue, and institutional development are inextricably linked in the United States, delineating the mechanisms of political development and revealing the ways in which the United States, too, once was a "developing nation."



City Bound
How States Stifle Urban Innovation
Gerald E. Frug, David J. Barron
Many major American cities are defying the conventional wisdom that suburbs are the communities of the future. But as these urban centers prosper, they increasingly confront significant constraints. In City Bound, Gerald E. Frug and David J. Barron...



The New Masters of Capital
American Bond Rating Agencies and the Politics of Creditworthiness
Timothy J. Sinclair
Sinclair offers a highly accessible account of bond rating agencies: their origins and the rating processes they use to judge creditworthiness. Illustrated with a wide range of cases, this book offers a fresh assessment of the role of an often-overlooked institution in the dynamics of modern global capitalism.



The Hidden Costs of Clean Election Reform
Frederic Charles Schaffer
Schaffer reveals how tinkering with the electoral process, even with the best of intentions, can easily damage democratic ideals.



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