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Firm Interests
How Governments Shape Business Lobbying on Global Trade
Cornelia Woll
Firms are central to trade policy-making. Some analysts even suggest that they dictate policy on the basis of their material interests. Cornelia Woll counters these assumptions, arguing that firms do not always know what they want. To be sure...



Site Fights
Divisive Facilities and Civil Society in Japan and the West
Daniel P. Aldrich
Site Fights stresses the importance of developing engaged civil society even in the absence of crisis, thereby making communities both less attractive to planners of controversial projects and more effective at resisting future threats.



Employee Pensions
Policies, Problems, and Possibilities
This volume outlines a fresh view on pension plans from the perspective of both the employer and employee, describing the possibilities in American labor relations and in Congress to meet employers' needs to compete and to fulfill the enduring desire...



Independent Diplomat
Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite
Carne Ross
Ross reveals that many of the assumptions that we hold about the diplomatic corps are wrong. He argues passionately and persuasively that the institutions of contemporary diplomacy—foreign ministries, the UN, the EU, and the like—often exclude those they most affect.



Chasing the American Dream
New Perspectives on Affordable Homeownership
Claims for the benefits of homeownership have been largely accepted without close scrutiny. But is homeownership always beneficial for low-income Americans? This book provides a critical assessment of affordable homeownership policies and...



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...



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."...



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