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“National Policy-Making: Domestication of Global Trends” shows how local policies appear to be synchronized globally yet are developed with distinct “national” flavors

Notions of social change are often divided into local versus international. But what actually happens at the national level—where policies are ultimately made and implemented—when policy-making is interdependent worldwide? How do policy-makers take into account the prior choices of other … Continue reading

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The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent

The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent explains how governments learned to unleash market forces while also avoiding protest about the market’s failures.  The US has just gone through the worst economic crisis in a generation. Why wasn’t there … Continue reading

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