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A Certain Idea of Europe
The quasi-federal European Union stands out as the major exception in the thinly institutionalized world of international politics. Something has led Europeans—and only Europeans—beyond the nation-state to a fundamentally new political architecture...
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.
The Choice for Europe
Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht
The creation of the European Community ranks among the most extraordinary achievements in modern world politics. Observers disagree, however, about the reasons why European governments have chosen to coordinate core economic policies and surrender...
Collective Action in East Asia
How Ruling Parties Shape Industrial Policy
As one Asian economic crisis follows another, sending shock waves through the global market, questions about the making and conduct of industrial policy in the East take on a special urgency. Observers are sharply divided as to whether the ubiquitous...
Constructing the International Economy
Focusing empirically on how political and economic forces are always mediated and interpreted by agents, both in individual countries and in the international sphere, Constructing the International Economy sets out what such constructions and what...
Politics, Product Markets, and Firm Strategy in France and Germany
"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...
Cooperation among Nations
Europe, America, and Non-tariff Barriers to Trade
How States Develop Human Capital in Europe
In Creating Cooperation, Pepper D. Culpepper explains the successes and failures of human capital reforms adopted by the French and German governments in the 1990s. Employers and employees both stand to gain from corporate investment in worker skills...
Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism after 1950
The role of multilateral institutions in the shaping of global capitalism.
Crisis as Catalyst
Asia's Dynamic Political Economy
The financial crisis that swept across East Asia during 1997–1998 was devastating not only in its economic impact but also in its social and political effects. The explosive growth and sociopolitical modernization that had powered the region for much...