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Capitalist Diversity on Europe's Periphery
Dorothee Bohle and Bela Geskovits trace the fundamental decisions made by postsocialist countries that have joined the European Union since 2004 or are candidates to do so.
When Small States Make Big Leaps
Institutional Innovation and High-Tech Competition in Western Europe
Darius Ornston explains how several of Europe's technological laggards, in particular Denmark, Finland, and Ireland, managed to assume leading positions in new, high-tech industries: biotechnology, software, telecommunications equipment.
Land and Loyalty
Security and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand
Tomas Larsson argues that institutional underdevelopment may prove, under certain circumstances, a strategic advantage rather than a weakness and that external threats play an important role in shaping the development of property regimes.
The Money Laundry
Regulating Criminal Finance in the Global Economy
In The Money Laundry, J. C. Sharman investigates whether anti–money laundering policy works, and why it has spread so rapidly to so many states with so little in common.
China's Regulatory State
A New Strategy for Globalization
Investigating in depth how China implemented its economic policies between 1978 and 2010, Hsueh gives the most complete picture yet of China's regulatory state, particularly as it has shaped the telecommunications and textiles industries.
Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism after 1950
The role of multilateral institutions in the shaping of global capitalism.
Public Law and Private Power
Corporate Governance Reform in the Age of Finance Capitalism
Cioffi argues that highly politicized reform of corporate governance law has reshaped power relations within the public corporation in favor of financial interests, contributed to the profound crises of capitalism, and eroded its political foundations.
Mirrors of the Economy
National Accounts and International Norms in Russia and Beyond
Herrera explores the variance in implementation of international institutions through an examination of the international System of National Accounts (SNA), and, in particular, the success of post-Soviet Russia and other in implementing it.
Power and the Governance of Global Trade
From the GATT to the WTO
In Power and the Governance of Global Trade, Soo Yeon Kim analyzes the design, evolution, and economic impact of the global trade regime, focusing on the power politics that have shaped its distributive impact on global trade.
Asia's Flying Geese
How Regionalization Shapes Japan
In Asia's Flying Geese, Walter F. Hatch tackles the puzzle of Japan's paradoxically slow change during the economic crisis it faced in the 1990s. Why didn't the purportedly unstoppable pressures of globalization force a rapid and radical shift in...