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Global Pressure, National System
How German Corporate Governance Is Changing
Alexander Börsch
Will the pressures of financial and product market globalization force European firms to switch from a stakeholder-based model of corporate governance to a shareholder-based, Anglo-Saxon system? While many scholars of globalization have long assumed...



From the Ground Up
Grassroots Organizations Making Social Change
Carol Chetkovich, Frances Kunreuther
"Grassroots social-change organizations are a critical resource for progressive movement-building in the United States. They provide political education and sites for constituent engagement, and they are beginning to create networks across issues...



Iraq in Fragments
The Occupation and Its Legacy
Eric Herring, Glen Rangwala
When the United States led the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, it expected to be able to establish a prosperous liberal democracy with an open economy that would serve as a key ally in the region. It sought to engage Iraqi society in ways that would...



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 nearly...



Citizens without Shelter
Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion
Leonard C. Feldman
One of the most troubling aspects of the politics of homelessness, Leonard C. Feldman contends, is the reduction of the homeless to what Hannah Arendt calls "the abstract nakedness of humanity" and what Giorgio Agamben terms "bare life." Feldman...



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, which...



Going Public
The Role of Labor-Management Relations in Delivering Quality Government Services
Going Public examines the forces affecting labor and management and the prospects for adopting service-oriented cooperative relationships as a key strategy for meeting the expanded demands on the public sector.



Race, Racism, and Reparations
J. Angelo Corlett
If affirmative action and other ethnicity-based social programs are justified, then J. Angelo Corlett believes it is important to come to an adequate understanding of the nature of ethnicity in general and ethnic group membership in particular. In...



Public Pensions
Gender and Civic Service in the States, 1850–1937
Susan M. Sterett
In Public Pensions, Susan M. Sterett traces the legal and constitutional structures underlying early social welfare programs in the United States. Sterett explains the status of state and local government payments for public servants and the poor from...



Whistleblowers
Broken Lives and Organizational Power
C. Fred Alford
In a dark departure from our standard picture of whistleblowers, C. Fred Alford offers a chilling account of the world of people who have come forward to protest organizational malfeasance in government agencies and in the private sector. The...



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