France and European Integration: Toward a Transnational by Michel R. Gueldry

By Michel R. Gueldry

Gueldry analyzes the important ameliorations introduced upon the French kingdom by way of ecu integration via an incremental and cumulative approach ordinarily defined as "Europeanization." This restructuring is characterised via the erosion of conventional political and monetary parameters, the emergence of latest capability and types of public motion, and a common paradigmatic redefinition, together with a look for renewed political legitimacy through French elite.

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The Caliphate Question: The British Government and Islamic by Sean Oliver-Dee

By Sean Oliver-Dee

The Caliphate query examines British governmental records from the early to mid-twentieth century to envision the previous process of British policy-makers to questions of Islamic governance, quite with regards to the workplace of the Caliph. In so doing it attracts out guidelines and questions that might support present-day policy-makers to create powerful coverage during this delicate box.

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From the Great Recession to Labour Market Recovery: Issues, by Iyanatul Islam, Sher Verick

By Iyanatul Islam, Sher Verick

This book sheds mild on the impact of the nice Recession from the viewpoint of either constructing and built nations. It lines the advanced and a number of reasons of the nice Recession, delineates the range within the macroeconomic and labour industry outcomes, and highlights the effectiveness of coverage responses undertaken to date.

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Legislative institutions and lawmaking in Latin America by Eduardo Alemán, George Tsebelis

By Eduardo Alemán, George Tsebelis

This quantity investigates the ways that the interplay among legislative associations and the coverage positions of key actors impacts the initiation and passage of laws. the quantity covers seven Latin American international locations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.

summary: This quantity investigates the ways that the interplay among legislative associations and the coverage positions of key actors impacts the initiation and passage of laws. the quantity covers seven Latin American nations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay

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Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: by Jonathan Gruber, David A. Wise

By Jonathan Gruber, David A. Wise

Social defense courses and Retirement world wide represents the second one degree of an ongoing examine undertaking learning the connection among social defense and hard work. within the first quantity, Jonathan Gruber and David A. clever published huge, immense disincentives to persevered paintings at older a while in built international locations. Provisions of many social safety courses mostly inspire retirement by means of lowering pay for paintings, inducing older staff to depart the hard work strength early and magnifying the monetary burden as a result of an getting older inhabitants. At a undeniable age there's easily no monetary profit to carrying on with to work.In this quantity, the authors flip to a country-by-country research of retirement habit in line with micro-data. the results of examine compiled by means of groups in twelve nations, the amount indicates a nearly uniform correlation among degrees of social safeguard incentives and retirement habit in every one nation. The estimates additionally convey that the impression is strikingly uniform in international locations with very diverse cultural histories, hard work marketplace associations, and different social features.

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Public Libraries and their National Policies. International by John Helling

By John Helling

Public Libraries and their nationwide rules is aimed toward training librarians and students with an curiosity in public libraries. It examines many of the types for delivering public library companies worldwide and discusses ameliorations in such components as investment resources, criteria, rules and use. At a time while public libraries are dealing with shrinking budgets and lengthening strain to consolidate or another way regulate their governance constitution, this booklet offers a well timed glimpse into overseas top practices.

  • Written via a working towards public library administrator with a operating wisdom of coverage applications
  • Little released paintings exists in ebook shape relating foreign public library policies

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The Social Construction of Russia's Resurgence: Aspirations, by Anne L. Clunan

By Anne L. Clunan

Once back, it seems that Russia is marching to the vanguard of the overseas level. Anne L. Clunan's research of Russia's resurgence convincingly argues that conventional safeguard issues, ancient aspirations, and human supplier are coalescing round a brand new nationwide id and reconfigured nationwide pursuits within the post-Soviet state. Her paintings strikes past balance-of-power and realist politics to posit a brand new, interdisciplinary concept: aspirational constructivism.

This groundbreaking concept attracts on diplomacy learn and social psychology. Clunan argues that the necessity for collective vanity creates aspirations―often established in a nation's past―that at once form its nationwide and safety pursuits. In utilising this thought to Russia, she issues to the nation's carrying on with efforts to exert impression over former Soviet satellite tv for pc states and relates the need for foreign prestige present in 5 vast Russian nationwide self-images―Western, statist, Slavophile, neocommunist, and nationalist―to Russia's definition of its safety pursuits with admire to Europe, Eurasia, and nuclear weapons.

Clunan's exam of the way sociology, social psychology, and standard foreign politics impact post-Soviet Russian id and defense matters is actually cross-disciplinary. A concluding bankruptcy discusses the coverage implications of aspirational constructivism for Russia and different international locations and a methodological appendix lays out a framework for trying out the theory.

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Colonial Citizens by Elizabeth Thompson

By Elizabeth Thompson

French rule in Syria and Lebanon coincided with the increase of colonial resistance world wide and with profound social trauma after global struggle I. during this tightly argued examine, Elizabeth Thompson exhibits how Syrians and Lebanese mobilized, like different colonized peoples, to say the phrases of citizenship loved within the eu metropole. The negotiations among the French and voters of the Mandate set the phrases of politics for many years after Syria and Lebanon accomplished independence in 1946. Colonial electorate highlights gender as a crucial battlefield upon which the relative rights and tasks of states and voters have been verified. The contributors during this fight integrated not just elite nationalists and French rulers, but in addition new mass events of girls, staff, formative years, and Islamic populists. the writer examines the "gendered battles" fought over France's paternalistic guidelines in wellbeing and fitness, schooling, exertions, and the click. very important and enduring political buildings issued from those conflicts:• First, a colonial welfare kingdom emerged through international warfare II that well-known social rights of voters to future health, schooling, and hard work security. • moment, tacit gender pacts have been cast first via the French after which reaffirmed by means of the nationalist rulers of the self sustaining states. those gender pacts represented a compromise between male political opponents, who agreed to exclude and marginalize lady voters in public lifestyles. This research presents an enormous contribution to the social development of gender in nationalist and postcolonial discourse. Returning staff, low-ranking non secular figures, and such a lot of all, ladies to the narrative historical past of the area -- figures often passed over -- Colonial electorate complements our realizing of the interwar interval within the heart East, supplying wanted context for a greater figuring out of statebuilding, nationalism, Islam, and gender seeing that global warfare II.

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Globalization and State Transformation in China by Yongnian Zheng

By Yongnian Zheng

Globalization has created demanding situations and possibilities which all international locations need to grapple with. Yongnian Zheng explores how China's leaders have embraced international capitalism and market-oriented modernization by means of encouraging person firm and the reform of financial associations. whereas open to uploading Western principles in rebuilding the commercial method, an analogous leaders were reluctant to import Western thoughts of democracy and the rule of thumb of legislations. Zheng argues that, finally, this selectivity will hamper China's growth in changing into a latest country nation.

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Growing Apart: Oil, Politics, and Economic Change in by Peter Lewis

By Peter Lewis

"Growing aside is a crucial and uncommon contribution to the literature at the political financial system of improvement. Indonesia and Nigeria have lengthy offered the most ordinary possibilities for comparative research. Peter Lewis, one in every of America's top students of Nigeria, has produced the definitive remedy in their divergent improvement paths. within the method, he tells us a lot theoretically approximately whilst, why, and the way political associations form financial growth."—Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution  "Growing aside is a cautious and complex research of the political elements that experience formed the industrial fortunes of Indonesia and Nigeria. either students and policymakers will reap the benefits of this book's important insights."—Michael L. Ross, affiliate Professor of Political technology, Chair of foreign improvement reviews, UCLA"Lewis provides an awfully well-documented comparative case examine of 2 international locations with very much in universal, and but with remarkably various postcolonial histories. His procedure is a welcome departure from at the moment stylish makes an attempt to provide an explanation for improvement utilizing huge, multi-country databases filled with usually doubtful measures of assorted facets of 'governance.'"—Ross H. McLeod, Editor, Bulletin of Indonesian fiscal Studies"This is a hugely readable and critical publication. Peter Lewis offers us with either a compelling institutionalist research of monetary improvement functionality and a truly insightful comparative account of the political economies of 2 hugely advanced constructing international locations, Nigeria and Indonesia. His well-informed account generates attention-grabbing findings through concentrating on the power of leaders in either international locations to make credible commitments to the personal region and gather pro-growth coalitions. this sort of cross-regional political financial system is usually endorsed within the occupation yet truly rather infrequent since it is so demanding to do good. Lewis's ebook will set the traditional for an extended time."—Nicolas van de Walle, John S. Knight Professor of overseas experiences, Cornell University Peter M. Lewis is affiliate Professor and Director of the African reports software, Johns Hopkins college, university of complex overseas reports.

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