Publications

Second Metropolis: Pragmatic Pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka

May 01, 2004
By exploring and comparing North America's, Russia's, and Japan's "second cities" of a century ago—-Chicago, Moscow, and Osaka—-Second Metropolis discloses the extent to which social fragmentation, frequently viewed as an obstacle to democratic development, actually fostered pluralistic public policies. more

Learning from Foreign Models in Latin American Policy Reform

May 01, 2004
Essays by leading academic experts and by policy practitioners with academic background address important questions regarding foreign models in Latin American policy reform. Two chapters examine the influence of the international financial institutions. Then experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico discuss how foreign models influenced their own decision making in crucial areas of social policy such as pensions, unemployment insurance, and health care. more

Thinking Brazil 10

Mar 07, 2004
Trade Agreements in the Americas Mercosur and the Creation of the FTAA (March 2004) more

Thinking Brazil 9

Feb 07, 2004
Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability Brazil's Next Agricultural Revolution (February 2004) more

Governance on the Ground: Innovations and Discontinuities in the Developing World

Oct 01, 2003
Governance on the Ground shows people at a local level working through municipal institutions to take more responsibility for their own lives and environment. This study reports what social scientists in eight local networks found when they chose their own subjects for a worldwide comparative study of institutional reform at the local level. more

Russian-Eurasian Renaissance? U.S. Trade and Investment in Russia and Eurasia

Oct 01, 2003
This book presents an unprecedented dialogue with leading U.S., Russian, and Eurasian economic experts and policy-makers on the pivotal issues of economic reform, trade, and investment, and the prospects for an economic renaissance in the new states of the former Soviet Union.Contributors include Eduard Shevardnadze, Lee H. Hamilton, Yegor Gaidar, Lee H. Hamilton, S. Frederick Starr, Anders Åslund, and German O. Gref. more

Beyond Imagined Communities: Reading and Writing the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Latin America

Oct 01, 2003
In Beyond Imagined Communities four historians examine social situations, showing how more diverse cultural influences shaped Latin American nationalisms. more

Illegal Drugs, Economy, and Society in the Andes

Oct 01, 2003
Some countries develop illegal drug industries, and others do not. Discerning the distinguishing characteristics--social, economic, and political--of countries with these industries forms the subject of this sophisticated and humane subject. more

Frontier Passages: Ethnopolitics and the Rise of Chinese Communism, 1921-1945

Oct 01, 2003
In this pathbreaking book, Xiaoyuan Liu establishes the ways in which the history of the Chinese Communist Party was, from the Yan'an period onward, intertwined with the ethnopolitics of the Chinese "periphery." more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.