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Good Governance Gone Bad
How Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess
If we believe that the small, open economies of Nordic Europe are paragons of good governance, why are they so prone to economic crisis? In Good Governance Gone Bad, Darius Ornston provides evidence that adapting flexibly to rapid, technological change and shifting patterns of economic competition may be a great virtue, but it does not prevent...
The Venture Capital State
The Silicon Valley Model in East Asia
Silicon Valley has become shorthand for a globally acclaimed way to unleash the creative potential of venture capital, supporting innovation and creating jobs. In The Venture Capital State Robyn Klingler-Vidra traces how and why different states have adopted distinct versions of the Silicon Valley model.Venture capital seeks high rewards but is...
Governance in the Contemporary World Order
In Asian Designs, Saadia M. Pekkanen and her collaborators advance a new framework for debate and sophisticated examinations of institutional arrangements for several major issue areas in the world order—security, trade, environment, and public...
How China Escaped the Poverty Trap
How China Escaped the Poverty Trap offers the most complete synthesis to date of the numerous interacting forces that have shaped China's dramatic makeover and the problems it faces...
East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy
In Strategic Coupling, Henry Wai-chung Yeung examines economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing in particular on South Korea, Taiwan, and...
Varietals of Capitalism
A Political Economy of the Changing Wine Industry
Varietals of Capitalism shows that politics is an omnipresent part of the economics of wine and of economic activity in general. Based on a four-year research project encompassing fieldwork in France, Spain, Italy, and Romania, Xabier Itçaina, Antoine Roger, and Andy Smith examine the causes and effects of a 2008 reform adopted by the...
Two Crises, Different Outcomes
East Asia and Global Finance
This volume examines East Asian policy reactions to the global financial crisis of 2008–9 and the Asian financial crisis of...
The Power of Inaction
Bank Bailouts in Comparison
Cornelia Woll details the varying relationships between financial institutions and national governments by comparing national bank rescue schemes in the United States and...
Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State
Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. capacity for transformative innovation to the strength of its national security state, a complex of agencies, programs, and hybrid arrangements that has developed around the institution of permanent defense preparedness and the pursuit of technological...
Politics in the New Hard Times
The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective
Although economic explanations for the Great Recession have proliferated, the political causes and consequences of the crisis have received less systematic attention. This is the first book to focus on it as a political rather than an economic crisis.