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Household Accounts
Working-Class Family Economies in the Interwar United States
Susan Porter Benson
Susan Porter Benson takes readers into the budgets and the lives of working-class families in the United States between the two world wars.



The State of Working America, 2006/2007
Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein, Sylvia Allegretto
Praise for previous editions of The State of Working America: "The State of Working America remains unrivaled as the most-trusted source for a comprehensive understanding of how working Americans and their families are faring in today's...



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...



How Russia Really Works
The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business
Alena V. Ledeneva
Ledeneva explores practices in politics, business, media, and the legal sphere in Russia in the 1990s.



What Workers Want
Richard B. Freeman, Joel Rogers
Praise for the first edition: "This very valuable book reports the results of a large-scale and complex survey aimed at understanding the preferences of employees regarding workplace governance and their attitudes toward the three key institutions in...



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.



Smoke and Mirrors, Inc.
Accounting for Capitalism
Nicolas VĂ©ron, 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.



Consumer Capitalism
Politics, Product Markets, and Firm Strategy in France and Germany
Gunnar Trumbull
"The unfettered marketplace, in which uncertainty rules and the admonition caveat emptor ('let the buyer beware') dictates each consumer decision, has today virtually disappeared. Consumers have become the focus of intensive economic policymaking...



Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands?
The Politics of High-Tech Production in the Philippines
Steven C. Mckay
Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands? challenges the myth of globalization's homogenizing power, arguing that the uniqueness of place is becoming more, not less important. Steven McKay documents how multinational firms secure worker control and consent by...



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