Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism

For over forty years, David Harvey has been one of the world’s most trenchant and critical analysts of capitalist development. In The Enigma of Capital, thie prominent scholar delivers an impassioned account of how unchecked neoliberalism produced the system-wide crisis that … Continue reading

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The Politics of Income Inequality in the United States

This book revolves around one central question: Do political dynamics have a systematic and predictable influence on distributional outcomes in the United States? The answer is a resounding yes. Utilizing data from mass income surveys, elite surveys, and aggregate time … Continue reading

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Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940 is a rhorough analysis of women’s reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space. In tnis in interesting book Vanessa May (Seton Hall University) explains how … Continue reading

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The Political Economy of Development: The World Bank, Neoliberalism and Development Research

Any student, academic or practitioner wanting to succeed in development studies, radical or mainstream, must understand the World Bank’s role and the evolution of its thinking and activities. The Political Economy of Development provides tools for gaining this understanding and applies them … Continue reading

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Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

In 2006 the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations. This path-breaking study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh looks critically at the Grameen Bank and three of the leading NGOs … Continue reading

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The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications

Over the last decade, political economy has grown rapidly as a specialist area of research and teaching within communications and media studies and is now established as a core element in university programmes around the world. The Handbook of Political Economy … Continue reading

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Understanding Social Networks: Theories, Concepts, and Findings

Despite the swift spread of social network concepts and their applications and the rising use of network analysis in social science, it is not easy to find a book that provides a thorough general introduction for the serious reader. Understanding Social Networks: Theories, … Continue reading

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States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

States of Credit provides the first comprehensive look at the joint development of representative assemblies and public borrowing in Europe during the medieval and early modern eras. In this pioneering book, David Stasavage ( New York University) argues that unique advances in political … Continue reading

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Political Economy Of Law

In this insightful book, Patrick McNutt (Manchester Business School) explores the meaning of law within a political environment, and advances many new ideas and concepts first addressed in his earlier book Law, Economics and Antitrust. The joint use of both … Continue reading

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