• Author: Edited by Eva Nanopoulos and Fotis Vergis
    Publication Place: Cambridge
    Publication Date: 2019
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Date: 21 - Jan - 2021
    Librarian’s Word:

    The Crisis Behind the Eurocrisis encourages dialogue among scholars across the social sciences in an attempt to challenge the narrative that regarded the Eurocrisis as an exceptional event. It is suggested instead that the Eurocrisis, along with the subsequent crises the EU has come to face, was merely symptomatic of deeper systemic cracks. This book's aim is to uncover that hidden systemic crisis - the 'crisis behind the Eurocrisis'. Under this reading it emerges that what needs to be questioned is not only the allegedly purely economic character of the E…

  • Author: Edited by Asa Maron and Michael Shalev
    Publication Place: Oxford
    Publication Date: 2017
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 27 - Nov - 2020
    Librarian’s Word:

    “This book explores the political and institutional dynamics of neoliberal restructuring in Israel. It puts forward a bold theoretical proposition: that the very creation of a neoliberal political economy may be largely a state project. Correspondingly, neoliberal restructuring and the institutionalization of permanent austerity are dependent on reconfigured power relations between state actors, manifested in a new institutional architecture of the state. This architecture, in turn, is the context in which efforts to change social and employment policies play them…

  • Author: Edited by David Bailey, Keith Cowling, and Philip R. Tomlinson
    Publication Place: Oxford
    Publication Date: 2015
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 30 - Oct - 2020
    Librarian’s Word:

    “In the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing Great Recession of 2008 to 2013, the economic debate has begun to shift towards 'rebalancing' the UK economy, away from an over-reliance upon consumerism and the financial sector to generate growth, towards more sustainable productive activities. The fallout from the financial crisis exposed the systemic failings of the dominant neo-liberal model to deliver balanced growth and there is now increasing recognition this 'rebalancing' might best be achieved through the state pursuing an active 'industrial policy'. Thus, af…

  • Author: Edited by Catherine Cassell and Gillian Symon
    Publication Place: Los Angeles
    Publication Date: 2004
    Publisher: SAGE
    Date: 21 - Aug - 2020
    Librarian’s Word:

    Essential Guide to Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research is an excellent resource for students and researchers in the areas of organization studies, management research and organizational psychology, bringing together in one volume the range of methods available for undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis.

    The volume includes 30 chapters, each focusing on a specific technique. The chapters cover traditional research methods, analysis techniques, and interventions as well as the latest developments in…

  • Author: Weick, Karl E
    Publication Place: Malden
    Publication Date: 2001
    Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
    Date: 22 - May - 2020
    Librarian’s Word:

    “This volume brings together the best-known and most influential articles on sensemaking by one of its most distinguished exponents, Karl Weick.

    Weick explores the process of how organizations discover that they face important decisions. Often organizations have discussions in order to see what they think, or act in order to see what they want - before they are even aware that a decision has to be made. The effective organization is one that understands this process of sensemaking and learns to manage it with wisdom. The ways in…

  • Author: Gilpin, Robert, and Jean M. Gilpin
    Publication Place: Princeton
    Publication Date: 2001
    Publisher: Princeton University Press
    Date: 13 - Dec - 2019
    Librarian’s Word:

    “This book is the eagerly awaited successor to Robert Gilpin's 1987 The Political Economy of International Relations, the classic statement of the field of international political economy that continues to command the attention of students, researchers, and policymakers. The world economy and political system have changed dramatically since the 1987 book was published. The end of the Cold War has unleashed new economic and political forces, and new regionalisms have emerged. Computing power is increasingly an impetus to the world economy, and technological…

  • Author: Milner, Helen V
    Publication Place: Princeton
    Publication Date: 1997
    Publisher: Princeton University Press
    Date: 02 - Aug - 2019
    Librarian’s Word:

    “Increasingly scholars of international relations are rallying around the idea that "domestic politics matters." Few, however, have articulated precisely how or why it matters. In this significant book, Helen Milner lays out the first fully developed theory of domestic politics, showing exactly how domestic politics affects international outcomes. In developing this rational-choice theory, Milner argues that any explanation that treats states as unitary actors is ultimately misleading. She describes all states as polyarchic, where decision-making power is shared b…

  • Author: Mair, Victor H., and Liam C. Kelley
    Publication Place: Singapore
    Publication Date: 2015
    Publisher: ISEAS Publishing
    Date: 05 - Jul - 2019
    Librarian’s Word:

    “This volume is composed of papers presented at the international conference on ‘Imperial China and Its Southern Neighbours’. … We wish to emphasize that, although we began with the premise of an originally northern-based China interacting with and encroaching upon the south, it was not our intention for this to be a China-centred conference. Instead, we also wished to investigate how the south viewed the north and assimilated aspects of northern culture. Only through a balanced approach that gives due recognition both to the north and to the south do we feel that…

  • Author: Mitchell, Timothy
    Publication Place: London
    Publication Date: 2011
    Publisher: Verso
    Date: 10 - May - 2019
    Librarian’s Word:

    "Timothy Mitchell’s Carbon Democracy examines the simultaneous rise of fossil-fueled capitalism and mass democracy and asks very intelligent questions about the fate of democracy when oil production declines."                                                     ––Benjamin Kunkel, New Statesman

    Carbon Democracy is a…

  • Author: Usunier, Jean-Claude
    Publication Place: London
    Publication Date: 2019
    Publisher: Routledge
    Date: 26 - Apr - 2019
    Librarian’s Word:

    “Negotiations occupy a prominent place in the world of business, especially when it comes to international deals. In an increasingly global business environment, understanding and managing cultural differences is key to successful negotiations.

    This book highlights two basic components of negotiations: the Deal and the Relationship. Countries and cultures place different value and priority on these components both in the negotiation process and in the outcome. Intercultural Business Negotiations provides a guiding framewor…

  • Author: White, Christopher M
    Publication Place: Albuquerque
    Publication Date: 2007
    Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
    Date: 19 - Apr - 2019
    Librarian’s Word:

    “The relationship between Mexico and Cuba grabbed international headlines early in the twenty-first century due to a rift in a relationship generally understood to be unique, special, and friendly since Fidel Castro's rise to power in Cuba in 1959. Much of the goodwill between the two countries existed because Mexico retained its allegiance to Cuba between 1964 and 1970 when all other Latin American countries severed relations with Cuba.

    In one of the first English-language studies to examine relationships in a trilateral context…

  • Author: Bass, Bernard M., and Ruth Bass
    Publication Place: New York
    Publication Date: 2008
    Publisher: Free Press
    Date: 08 - Mar - 2019
    Librarian’s Word:

    “Even though there has been a dramatic increase in leadership books of all kinds, including reviews of research and other handbooks, I am quite certain that the impact of this, the fourth edition of the Handbook, will be equal to or greater than the last edition.... The Handbook, thanks to the exacting detail of Bernie Bass, is a thoroughly comprehensive and well-organized review of the voluminous (and growing) leadership literature…. The comprehensive nature of the Handbook means th…

  • Author: Laidlaw, James
    Publication Place: New York
    Publication Date: 2014
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Date: 18 - Jan - 2019
    Librarian’s Word:

    "James Laidlaw's book, which has the advantage of being elegantly written, is bound to transform the anthropological study of morality and ethics. Along the way, he helps us rethink many of our most important ideas, models and theories, including those related to practice, to relativism, to agency and - above all - to freedom."

    ––Charles Stafford, London School of Economics

    "Clearly argued, beautifully written and brilliant, this book will become a foundational te…

  • Author: Cheung, Gordon C. K
    Publication Place: Cheltenham
    Publication Date: 2018
    Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
    Date: 01 - Feb - 2019
    Librarian’s Word:

    “This is a fascinating book that goes well beyond the conventional academic debates and focuses a great deal on China’s political-economic development in the past 10–15 years. It’s written in a highly accessible manner and filled with very timely information or evidence from the author’s original fieldwork and useful secondary sources. I am particularly impressed by the wide-ranging issues covered in this very readable book, from China’s massive industrial transformation and domestic entrepreneurship to more recent phenomena such as innovation, financialization, a…

  • Author: Girard, René. Translated by Stephen Bann and Michael Metteer
    Publication Place: Stanford
    Publication Date: 1987
    Publisher: Stanford University Press
    Date: 14 - Dec - 2018
    Librarian’s Word:

    “In this captivating book, Girard presents the most elaborate explication of his stunning thesis on violence and religion. In conversational style he responds to questions by two psychiatrists who explore with him an amazing learning across the fields of anthropology, religion, literature, psychoanalysis, and modern theories of society and culture…. Girard’s thesis on mimetic desire and the spiral that leads to conflict, violence, and the eventural restoration of social order by means of sacrifice is known to readers of Violence and the Sacred and The Sc…