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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...
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...
The Social Sources of Financial Power
Domestic Legitimacy and International Financial Orders
A state's financial power is built on the effect its credit, property, and tax policies have on ordinary people: this is the key message of Leonard Seabrooke's comparative historical investigation, which turns the spotlight away from elite financial...
The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism
This book argues that East Asia's regional dynamics are no longer the result of a simple extension of any one national model.
Inequality and Prosperity
Social Europe vs. Liberal America
What are the relative merits of the American and European socioeconomic systems? Long-standing debates have heated up in recent years with the expansion of the European Union and increasingly sharp political and cultural differences between the United...
A World of Regions
Asia and Europe in the American Imperium
Katzenstein argues that regions have become critical to contemporary world politics, challenging those who emphasize the purportedly stubborn persistence of the nation-state or the inevitable march of globalization.
The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe
This book demonstrates the importance of the credibility and the costs of accession conditionality for the adoption of EU rules in Central and Eastern Europe.
Contested Sovereignty and Territorial Partition
At the dawn of the twentieth century, imperial powers controlled most of the globe. Within a few decades after World War II, many of the great empires had dissolved, and more recently, multinational polities have similarly disbanded. This process of...
The Origins of Nonliberal Capitalism
Germany and Japan in Comparison
In this book, German sociologists and American and Japanese political scientists draw extensively on the work of economists and historians from their home countries, as well as from the United Kingdom and France.
National Purpose in the World Economy
Post-Soviet States in Comparative Perspective
How do national identities affect the world economy? Building on the insight that nationalisms and national identities endow economic policy with social purpose, Rawi Abdelal proposes a novel theoretical framework, a distinctively Nationalist...