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China and Its Small Neighbors

Analyzes the nature, processes, and political consequences of the asymmetrical relationships between China and its six small neighbors in Asia.

Cinema of Discontent

Uses popular films to reveal the tensions generated during Japan’s postwar "economic miracle," challenging the prevailing view that it was a story of great national success.

Servant-Leadership, Feminism, and Gender Well-Being

Combines servant-leadership and feminism into a new understanding of leadership.

Bitter Harvest

Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.

Capitalism for All

Demonstrates that a true liberal capitalism has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.

Creating a Culture of Mindful Innovation in Higher Education

Offers a vision for innovation in higher education focused on societal progress and human development, as well as for higher education's role within a broader culture of innovation.

Imagining the Fed

Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.

Vera and the Ambassador

A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.

Globalizing Organic

By Rafi Grosglik
Subjects: Sociology

Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.

The Split Economy

Draws on philosophy, economics, theology, and psychoanalytic theory to reveal a fundamental dynamic of capitalism.

Capital in the Mirror

Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.

DIY on the Lower East Side

Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.

Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness

A compelling gathering of perspectives on the intersection of servant-leadership and forgiveness.

Rumble and Crash

Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.

Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development, Second Edition

Examines the many issues raised by TIF, the most widely used tool of local economic and community development.

The Future of (Post)Socialism

Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.

NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World

Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.

Over a Barrel

How a small family company in the Finger Lakes became one of the most important wine producers in the United States, only to be taken down by corporate greed and mismanagement.

The Debt of the Living

An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.

International Disaster Management Ethics

Responds to the demanding political and ethical challenges faced by the international disaster management community.

Austerity and the Labor Movement

An overview and analysis of austerity policies and labor movement resistance in several countries.

Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar, Second Edition

Traces the historical development of slave labor and plantation agriculture in nineteenth-century Martinique.

Beer of Broadway Fame

Explores the hundred-year history of Piel Bros. , one of the prominent German American brands that once made New York City the brewing capital of America.

A Great Undertaking

Explores the social disruption resulting from industrialization in a Chinese coalmining community at the turn of the twentieth century.

The Chinese Market Economy, 1000–1500

Documents the rise and fall of a market economy in China from 1000-1500.

BRAC, Global Policy Language, and Women in Bangladesh

A critical examination of the impact of BRAC, the world's largest NGO, on the status of women in Southern Bangladeshi cultural life.

Massively Parallel Globalization

Explores how individuals and groups adapt to the challenges of globalization.

Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State

Addresses the power of oligopolistic corporations in contemporary society.

Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century

Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.

Government in the Twilight Zone

Illuminates how local board systems operate and the motivations and experiences of their members.

Disaster Emergency Management

Examines how public officials in the US, China, Japan, and Indonesia have interacted with communities affected by natural disasters.

Conversations on Servant-Leadership

Some of the world’s foremost thought leaders consider the role of leadership, love, and power in the midst of political and social upheaval.

Accounts, Excuses, and Apologies, Second Edition

Updated with a timely literature review and new case studies from sports, international politics, and third party image repair.

Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition

Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.

Mr. New York

The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.

Integral Leadership

A groundbreaking book that brings the insights of Integral Theory to business and organizational development.

Interstate Economic Relations

A comprehensive look at the economic relations among states, and how they might be better optimized.

California Dreaming

Multidisciplinary study of the citrus industry in Palestine before World War II.

China's America

A fascinating look at Chinese perceptions of the United States and the cultural and political background that informs them.

Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System

Analysis on a dual insurance regulation system and its effectiveness relevant to the current system of regulation.

Comparative Public Budgeting

Holistic, comparative analysis of multiple budget systems and contexts.

Globalizing Justice

Essays assessing the impact of globalization on law and court systems across the world.

Proving Up

Uses the interdisciplinary approach of evolutionary economics to explore the history of land domestication in the United States.

The Challenges of Global Business Authority

An astute assessment of democratic principles and decision-making structures in the global business world.

Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System

Studies the Federal Home Loan Bank System, how it has changed over time and why

Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition

New edition of Aihwa Ong’s classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

Policing Narratives and the State of Terror

Examines the recent “War on Terror” and the increasing privatization of international policing through the lens of detective fiction and security and espionage narratives.

America's Economic Moralists

By Donald E. Frey
Subjects: History

Traces the history of two rival American economic moralities from colonial times to the present.

Environmental Integration

A new and original way of looking at the challenge presented by environmental issues.

Foreign Workers in Israel

Explores how the entry of migrant workers into Israel raises questions beyond just those of the labor market.

Implementation of Environmental Policies in Developing Countries

Uses Brazil as a case study of how governments implement environmental policies despite urgent needs for economic development.

Always at Odds?

By Mary C. Wright
Subjects: Education

How faculty and administrators at research universities can create a shared sense of values.

The Little School System That Could

Examines, from four organizational perspectives, Virginia’s Manassas Park City School’s ten-year turnaround.

Student Voice in School Reform

Examines a high school that sought to increase student participation in its reform process.

Comparing Apples and Mangoes

Uncovers important similarities in the political features of developing countries in Africa, Asia,and Latin America.

Deep History

Blends insights from several disciplines to offer a general theory of social evolution.

Governance and the Public Good

Grapples with a variety of policy issues in order to provoke a discussion of the state of higher education in the 21st century.

Product Market Structure and Labor Market Discrimination

Measures the relationship between market competition and the treatment of women, minorities, and the disabled in the workplace.

Speculative Management

Argues that recent initiatives by industrial management were directed more toward short-term gains than improving efficiency.

The Globalization of Corporate Media Hegemony

Shows how dominant commercial media practices secure a hold among and affect diverse national cultures.

Communication Best Practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft, and Monsanto

Highlights successful communication practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft, and Monsanto.

Social Construction and the Logic of Money

Examines the nature of international economic leadership since the seventeenth century.

Environmental Conflict

Explores how economics can help solve environmental problems.

Technology, Development, and Democracy

The impact of internet technologies on international politics.

Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America

In-depth case study of Costa Rican economic reform efforts.

Excellence in Communicating Organizational Strategy

Essays on how organizations effectively communicate strategy to optimize performance.

Money and Power in Europe

Traces the history of European monetary negotiations from the 1960s to the 1990s.

The Case of the Minimum Wage

Places contemporary minimum wage debates in historical context, stressing the importance of political as opposed to economic variables.

Higher Education in Crisis

Explores the university’s altering landscape, the conflicts over its core values and legitimacy, and the challenge for the university to negotiate the new landscape and to redefine itself within a larger educational context.

Transitions to Competitive Government

Describes how private-sector management strategies can help governments obtain greater access to global resources, create more jobs, and provide better social services to their citizens.

Constructing Sustainable Development

Defines, analyzes, critiques, and proposes new policy solutions for achieving sustainable development.

Global Leaders for the Twenty-First Century

Identifies eight new competencies that will be required by twenty-first century leaders, and profiles twelve up-and-coming leaders who exemplify them.

Religion and Economics

New perspectives on the bond between religion and economics.

Restructuring Development Theories and Policies

Explains and critiques current theories of political development.

States, Firms, and Power

Analyses the effectiveness of economic sanctions as instruments of statecraft.

Leapfrogging Development?

Examines how developing countries have restructured their telecommunications in order to "leapfrog" or accelerate development.

Private Authority and International Affairs

Explores in detail the degree to which private sector firms are beginning to replace governments in "governing" some areas of international relations.

The Academic Kitchen

Presents a social history of gender stratification at the University of California at Berkeley through a combination of organizational theory and biography.

Telling the Success Story

How do individuals tell their success stories when they want to secure recognition, but avoid appearing arrogant? By examining success stories of Nobel Prize winners, athletes, and Mary Kay Cosmetics consultants, this work analyzes this fundamental type of interpersonal communication.

Lessons From the Recession

Explores the differential effects of recession on public and private sector organizations in America, Europe, and Asia.

Changing Roles of State Intervention in Services in an Era of Open International Markets

Addresses the issues involved in the globalization of services and the resulting changing role of government.

Understanding China

An analysis of Chinese economic and political behaviors from a cultural perspective. Discusses the importance of understanding how the Chinese do business among themselves and with others.

Conflict and Organizations

Focuses on the constructive nature of conflict and stresses conflict management as opposed to conflict resolution. Presents a comprehensive view of organizational conflict.

Winning

This book shows how organizational frame-breaking changes can be used in order for an organization to learn from its own experience and continually improve.

Marx, Hayek, and Utopia

Develops a critique of utopianism through a comparison of the works of Karl Marx and F. A. Hayek, challenging conventional views of both Marxian and Hayekian thought.

Fighting For Jobs

Examines the struggle of the unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s, and shows why some labor-community coalitions were more successful than others.

NAFTA as a Model of Development

Examines whether NAFTA will produce increased or decreased wages in the regional trading blocs emerging in Europe, North America, and East Asia as a result of its uniting of high and low wage areas and identifies the winners and losers in various labor markets.

Communication and High-Speed Management

This book provides a new understanding of the role communication plays in integrating, controlling, and coordinating high performance organizations.

Workers of the Donbass Speak

This is an oral and local history of the coal mining town of Donetsk in the Ukraine. The workers describe their changing political and economic goals and their reaction to Western culture, the rising tides of nationalism and religion.

Utopia in Zion

A historical, sociological, and economic analysis of urban worker cooperatives in contemporary Israel.

Communicating Organizational Change

This book is a practical and theoretical discussion of how to effectively communicate organizational change to management, employees, stockholders, and customers.

Autowork

An anthology of original essays on the history of work experience in automobile factories, from 1913 to the present.

Organizational Teamwork in High-Speed Management

This is the first book to discuss teamwork and the recent phenomena of high-speed management. It addresses the intersection of these two areas of research and organizational practice.

Cold War in the Working Class

This book tells the story of the rise and decline of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) from 1933 to 1990. Once the third-largest industrial union in the United States, ...

Divided Loyalties

John Mitchell was a contradictory figure, representing the best and worst labor leadership had to offer at the turn of the century. Articulate, intelligent, and a skillful negotiator, Mitchell made effective ...

Corporate Communication

Communication has become more complex as businesses compete globally. This book explores corporate communication as both a professional practice and as an academic discipline. The essays and case studies ...

Contrapunto

The informal sector denotes the small-scale, unprotected, and loosely regulated activities and self-employment that proliferate in developing countries. This book is about the people who engage in informal ...

The Challenge of the 21st Century

The population and technology explosions are shrinking the world to a system in which everything is interactive, forcing us to transcend traditional modes of thinking. In this book, the authors set forth ...

New Approaches to Organizational Communication

New Approaches to Organizational Communication brings together three major conceptual developments. First, it sheds new light on standards used to evaluate processes and practices of organizational communication. ...