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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.
Global Pressure, National System
How German Corporate Governance Is Changing
Will the pressures of financial and product market globalization force European firms to switch from a stakeholder-based model of corporate governance to a shareholder-based, Anglo-Saxon system? While many scholars of globalization have long assumed...
How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism
As the Japanese economy languished in the 1990s Japanese government officials, business executives, and opinion leaders concluded that their economic model had gone terribly wrong. They questioned the very institutions that had been credited with...
Limits to Liberalization
Local Culture in a Global Marketplace
The so-called culture industries—film, television and radio broadcasting, periodical and book publishing, video and sound recording—are noteworthy exceptions to the rhetorical commitment of Western countries to free trade as a major goal. These...
Havens in a Storm
The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation
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...
Anti-Americanisms in World Politics
A distinguished group of experts, including historians, polling data analysts, political scientists, anthropologists, and sociologists, to explore global anti-Americanism in depth, using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Playing the Market
A Political Strategy for Uniting Europe, 1985–2005
In the 1980s and 1990s, Nicolas Jabko suggests, the character of European integration altered radically, from slow growth to what he terms a "quiet revolution." In this book he traces the political strategy that underlay the move from the Single...
One World of Welfare
Japan in Comparative Perspective
One World of Welfare offers a systematic, comparative examination of Japan's welfare policies and a critical assessment of previous research. Gregory J. Kasza rejects the view that the Japanese welfare system is unique; he challenges the nearly...