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Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Gerald M. Easter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The postcommunist transitions produced two very different types of states. The “contractual” state is associated with the countries of Eastern Europe, which moved toward democratic regimes, ... More

Creative ReconstructionsMultilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism after 1950

Creative Reconstructions: Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism after 1950

Amy L. Fraher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449697
eISBN:
9780801460715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449697.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Twentieth-century Europe was an intense laboratory of capitalist experimentation. Confronted with economic booms and crises, technological revolutions, and economic globalization, Western Europe's ... More

The Currency of ConfidenceHow Economic Beliefs Shape the IMF’s Relationship with Its Borrowers

The Currency of Confidence: How Economic Beliefs Shape the IMF’s Relationship with Its Borrowers

Stephen C. Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705120
eISBN:
9781501708305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705120.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book suggests that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a purposive actor in world politics, primarily driven by a set of homogenous economic ideas, with professional staff who emerged from ... More

From Convergence to CrisisLabor Markets and the Instability of the Euro

From Convergence to Crisis: Labor Markets and the Instability of the Euro

Alison Johnston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702655
eISBN:
9781501703775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702655.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

What explains Eurozone member-states' divergent exposure to Europe's sovereign debt crisis? Deviating from current fiscal and financial views, this book focuses on labor markets in a narrative that ... More

The Invisible CamorraNeapolitan Crime Families Across Europe

The Invisible Camorra: Neapolitan Crime Families Across Europe

Felia Allum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702457
eISBN:
9781501705830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702457.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book uses a small number of well-documented cases to determine both how and why those affiliated with the Camorra leave Italy and pursue criminal activities in five other European countries: ... More

The Power of InactionBank Bailouts in Comparison

The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparison

Cornelia Woll

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452352
eISBN:
9780801471155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Bank bailouts in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the Great Recession brought into sharp relief the power that the global financial sector holds over national ... More

Priests of ProsperityHow Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World

Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World

Juliet Johnson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700224
eISBN:
9781501703751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700224.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book explores the unsung revolutionary campaign to transform postcommunist central banks from command-economy cash cows into Western-style monetary guardians. The book argues that a powerful ... More

Ruling CapitalEmerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance

Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance

Kevin P. Gallagher

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453113
eISBN:
9780801454615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453113.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite the political ... More

Small WorksPoverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

John A. Donaldson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

How can policymakers effectively reduce poverty? Most mainstream economists advocate promoting economic growth, on the grounds that it generally reduces poverty while bringing other economic ... More

Varietals of CapitalismA Political Economy of the Changing Wine Industry

Varietals of Capitalism: A Political Economy of the Changing Wine Industry

Xabier Itçaina, Antoine Roger, and Andy Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700439
eISBN:
9781501703737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700439.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book shows that politics is an omnipresent part of the economics of wine and of economic activity in general. Based on a four-year research project encompassing fieldwork in France, Spain, ... More

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