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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...
Globalizing in Hard Times
The Politics of Banking-Sector Opening in the Emerging World
In Globalizing in Hard Times, Leonardo Martinez-Diaz examines the sudden and substantial increase in cross-border ownership of commercial banks in countries where bank ownership had long been restricted by local rules. Many parties—the World Bank and...
Hierarchy in International Relations
International relations are generally understood as a realm of anarchy in which countries lack any superior authority and interact within a Hobbesian state of nature. In Hierarchy in International Relations, David A. Lake challenges this traditional...
Whose Ideas Matter?
Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism
Whose Ideas Matter? is the first book to explore the diffusion of ideas and norms in the international system from the perspective of local actors, with Asian regional institutions as its main focus.
Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide
The second edition of this book places the continued sharp escalation of border policing in the context of a transformed post-September 11 security environment.
Agency, Power, and Governance
In Networked Politics, a team of political scientists investigates networks in important sectors of international relations, including human rights, security agreements, terrorist and criminal groups, international inequality, and internet governance.
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...
The New Masters of Capital
American Bond Rating Agencies and the Politics of Creditworthiness
Sinclair offers a highly accessible account of bond rating agencies: their origins and the rating processes they use to judge creditworthiness. Illustrated with a wide range of cases, this book offers a fresh assessment of the role of an often-overlooked institution in the dynamics of modern global capitalism.
How Governments Shape Business Lobbying on Global Trade
Firms are central to trade policy-making. Some analysts even suggest that they dictate policy on the basis of their material interests. Cornelia Woll counters these assumptions, arguing that firms do not always know what they want. To be sure, firms...
Reforming Corporate Governance in France, Japan, and Korea
An innovative examination of the comparative politics of reform in stakeholder systems.