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Corruption as a Last Resort
Adapting to the Market in Central Asia
Kelly M. McMann
Using evidence from her long-term research in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Kelly M. McMann traces the situations that drive individuals to illicitly seek employment and loans from government...

American Biodefense
How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security
Frank L. Smith, Frank Smith
Frank L. Smith III addresses the puzzling and largely untold story about why the U.S. military has neglected research, development, acquisition, and doctrine for...

The Government Next Door
Neighborhood Politics in Urban China
Luigi Tomba
Luigi Tomba investigates how the goals of a government consolidated in a distant authority materialize in Chinese urban communities and citizens' everyday...

The Politics of Non-state Social Welfare
This volume brings together a multidisciplinary group of contributors who use survey data analysis, spatial analysis, in-depth interviews, and ethnographic and archival research to explore the fundamental transformation of the relationship between states and...

New Multicultural Identities in Europe
Religion and Ethnicity in Secular Societies
This book explores the new European multiculturalism and how post-migrant Islam calls into question the nature of boundaries between various ethnic-religious groups, as well as the demarcation lines within ethnic-religious communities.

Modern Islamic Thinking and Activism
Dynamics in the West and in the Middle East
This volume focuses on Islamic thinking, activism, and politics in both the West and the Middle East.

"Lost" Causes
Agenda Vetting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security
Charli Carpenter
Charli Carpenter explores how advocacy elites in nongovernmental and transnational organizations help determine which issues get more global policy attention than...

Networks of Rebellion
Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse
Paul Staniland
Paul Staniland explains why insurgent leaders differ so radically in their ability to build strong organizations and why the cohesion of armed groups changes over time during...

Compassionate Communalism
Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon
Melani Cammett
On the basis of years of research into the varying welfare distribution strategies of Christian, Shia Muslim, and Sunni Muslim political parties in Lebanon, Cammett shows how and why sectarian groups deploy welfare...

Mobilizing against Inequality
Unions, Immigrant Workers, and the Crisis of Capitalism
The contributors to this volume set out to study union strategies toward immigrant workers in four countries: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and United...

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