Reasonable Men, Powerful Words traces the development of political culture in twentieth-century Japan through a social and intellectual biography of six Japanese economists who influenced national political life in significant ways.
Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917Author(s)
Radical Protestant Christianity became widespread in rural southern Russia and Ukraine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Russia’s Lost Reformation studies the theology and practices of these radicals and their contribution to an alternative culture in the region.
W. Elliot Brownlee describes the five principal stages of federal taxation in relation to the crises that led to their adoption—the formation of the republic, the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II—with a new chapter focusing on the tax policies of the George W. Bush administration.
Through anthropology, political science, and other disciplines, the contributors examine women’s role in post-Soviet nation-building, rural household economies, and democratization and civic activism.
Essays by leading academic experts and policy practitioners address important questions regarding foreign models in Latin American policy reform in crucial areas of social policy such as pensions, unemployment insurance, and health care.
The diversity of Latin American trade agreements established since the mid-1980s reflects a broadening range of strategic perceptions and orientations. The argument of this volume is that this increasing divergence among the arrangements reflects fundamental and growing differences among their broader strategic perceptions and political and economic objectives.
Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective surveys a range of issues in decentralization: which actors in each country have been most responsible for decentralization, how much decentralization has transformed the state; and whether stronger local governments produce greater accountability to citizens.
As we move further into a new century, the two most populous nations on earth, China and India, continue a long and tangled relationship. This volume brings together scholars from political science, history, economics, international relations, and security studies to add depth to our understanding of India-China relations.
In the turbulent decade since the collapse of the Soviet Union, conditions have worsened considerably for many Russians, and a wide-ranging debate has raged over the nature and destiny of their country. In Russia in Search of Itself, James H. Billington examines the efforts of a proud but troubled nation to find a post-Soviet identity.
Reforming the Tsar's Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the Revolution
From Peter the Great to Nicholas II, Russian rulers always understood the need to maintain an army and navy capable of preserving the empire’s great power status. This volume examines how Imperial Russia’s armed forces sought to adapt to the challenges of modern warfare.