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Governing Finance
East Asia's Adoption of International Standards
Andrew Walter
Walter explains why Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand—key targets and test cases of this international standards project—were placed under intense pressure to transform their domestic financial governance.



Getting the Goods
Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution
Edna Bonacich, Jake B. Wilson
Bonacich and Wilson follow the flow of imports from Asian factories, exploring the roles of importers, container shipping companies, the ports, railroad and trucking companies, and warehouses and their impact on U.S. workers.



Corporate Warriors
The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry
P.W. Singer
Some have claimed that "War is too important to be left to the generals," but P. W. Singer asks "What about the business executives?" Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that...



Winners without Losers
Why Americans Should Care More about Global Economic Policy
Edward J. Lincoln
In the two decades since the United States became the world's only superpower, policymakers in Washington have seemingly abandoned many tools of statecraft and instead now rely on U.S. military strength as the key—and sometimes the sole—element of its...



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...



Entrepreneurial States
Reforming Corporate Governance in France, Japan, and Korea
Yves Tiberghien
An innovative examination of the comparative politics of reform in stakeholder systems.



Banking on Small Business
Microfinance in Contemporary Russia
Gail Buyske
Buyske analyzes three themes in economic development: the global growth of microfinance, banking sector development, and Russian entrepreneurship.



The Familial State
Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe
Julia Adams
The seventeenth century was called the Dutch Golden Age. Over the course of eighty years, the tiny United Provinces of the Netherlands overthrew Spanish rule and became Europe's dominant power. Eventually, though, Dutch hegemony collapsed as quickly...



What Workers Say
Employee Voice in the Anglo-American Workplace
This book brings together research in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand to answer a series of key questions: * What opportunities do employees in Anglo-American workplaces have to voice their concerns...



Regulating Capital
Setting Standards for the International Financial System
David Andrew Singer
Singer provides both a theory of the effects of domestic pressures on international regulation and a detailed analysis of regulators' attempts at international rulemaking in banking, securities, and insurance.



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