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International Monetary Power
This book provides a thorough overview of how money is used as a tool to achieve international political aims.



Smoke and Mirrors, Inc.
Accounting for Capitalism
Nicolas Véron, Matthieu Autret, Alfred Galichon
The authors challenge widespread beliefs that business accounting practices are neutral and involve the mere reporting of objective data, revealing how easily balance sheets can be manipulated.



Owning Russia
The Struggle over Factories, Farms, and Power
Andrew Barnes
During and after the breakdown of the Soviet Union, a wide range of competitors fought to build new political and economic empires by wresting control over resources from the state and from each other. In the only book to examine the evolution of...



The Globalizers
The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers
Ngaire Woods
The greatest success of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has been as globalizers. But at whose cost? Would borrowing countries be better off without the IMF and World Bank?



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 financial...



The Offshore World
Sovereign Markets, Virtual Places, and Nomad Millionaires
Ronen Palan
The atlas of contemporary capitalism is curious indeed. A desperately poor and civil-war-wracked nation, Liberia, is the world's shipping superpower; the Cayman Islands the fifth-largest financial center in the world; land-locked Zurich a venerable...



Race for the Exits
The Unraveling of Japan's System of Social Protection
Leonard J. Schoppa
The country's basic social contract has so far proved resistant to reform, even in the face of persistently adverse conditions. In this book, Leonard J. Schoppa explains why it has endured and how long it can last.



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...



Reprogramming Japan
The High Tech Crisis under Communitarian Capitalism
Marie Anchordoguy
How have state policies influenced the development of Japan's telecommunications, computer hardware, computer software, and semiconductor industries and their stagnation since the 1990s?



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.



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