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Japan Remodeled
How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism
Steven K. Vogel
As the Japanese economy languished in the 1990s Japanese government officials, business executives, and opinion leaders concluded that their economic model had gone terribly wrong. They questioned the very institutions that had been credited with...



Limits to Liberalization
Local Culture in a Global Marketplace
Patricia M. Goff
The so-called culture industries—film, television and radio broadcasting, periodical and book publishing, video and sound recording—are noteworthy exceptions to the rhetorical commitment of Western countries to free trade as a major goal. These...



Havens in a Storm
The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation
J. C. Sharman
Small states have learned in recent decades that capital accumulates where taxes are low; as a result, tax havens have increasingly competed for the attention of international investors with tax and regulatory concessions. Economically powerful...



The Ambivalent Consumer
Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West
A comparative examination of the ambivalence provoked, especially in East and Southeast Asia, by the global spread of "American" consumer culture.



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



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?



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...



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...



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.



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