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Political Institutions and Economic Growth in Latin America

Political Institutions and Economic Growth in Latin America offers a new contribution to the literature on institutions and growth through the analysis of historical cases of institutional change and economic growth in Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


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Political Money

In this policy primer on campaign finance reform, options to current rules and regulation are discussed.


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Politicizing Science

In this book leading scientists share their experiences and observations of developing and testing hypotheses, offering insights on the dangers of manipulating science for political gain. It describes how politicization--whether by misapplication, overextension, or outright manipulation of the scientific record to advance particular policy agendas--imposes expenditures of money, missed opportunities, and burdens on the economy.


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Politics in Western Europe

A study of the political systems of Western Europe, updated to 1992.


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Population Puzzle

Drawing from government reports, think tank studies, scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and books, this insightful overview offers a range of contrasting viewpoints and policy perspectives on the major issues concerning world population growth, with particular emphasis on the impact of population trends on the United States.


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Poverty and Transfers In-Kind

Welfare reform--including proposals for a guaranteed annual income--is a major item on the American political agenda. Dr. Paglin has systematically revised poverty statistics for 1959-1975 by recalculating them to include the in-kind benefits, which presently are not counted as income in government statistics.


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Power to the Patient

The debate rages on over how to cope with the rising costs of medical care—proposed solutions range from a single payer system with a broad government control to loosely defined market-driven plans. The authors look at three key elements of health care costs and offer thoughtful, realistic suggestions to help stem the tide of rising expenses for everyone.


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Public Policy and the Internet

This book presents the initial findings that framed early discussions on Internet public policy and outlines proposals that should guide policymaking in the future. In addition, Cronin, McLure, and Radin's viewpoints show that the future of e-commerce has as much to do with how policy issues are resolved as with how technological challenges are overcome.


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Recollections of a Romanian Diplomat, 1918-1969

Keen and witty firsthand observations on unfolding international events.


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Reflections on Europe

These reflections on interrelated issues of concern to Europe and America by five distinguished authors from England, France, Germany, and the United States address complex questions in a post—cold war world.


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Revolution

Revolution: the Reagan Legacy gives a vivid account of how Reagan came to power, the way he governed, and the people around him—Bush, Haig, Deaver, Weinberger, Shultz, Stockman, Jim Baker, Don Regan, Casey, North—right through a detailed analysis of the Iran-Contra affair.


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Revolution and Aftermath

Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh bring historical context to one of the most underappreciated forces that has shaped modern US foreign policy: American-Iranian relations. They argue that America’s flawed reading of Iran’s domestic politics has hamstrung decades of US diplomacy, and outline lessons future leaders can learn from America’s many missteps since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.


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Roots of the Issei

Andrew Way Leong examines the emergence of the generational terms issei, nisei, and sansei, which have long been used to organize early twentieth-century Japanese American narratives. Using digitized Japanese American newspapers, Roots of the Issei suggests these widely-used generational concepts are in fact a recent construct and provides a complex and nuanced picture of the Japanese American community.


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Russia and Its Islamic World

Robert Service discusses Russia’s long and difficult relationship with Islam, within its borders and across the world, from the thirteenth century to the present. He maps Russia’s complex and sometimes contradictory interactions with its Muslims, nearby Muslim states, and the Middle East, exploring centuries of Russian territorial expansion, Muslim jihad, the Soviet assault on Islam, the fall of the Soviet Union, and Russia’s current bid to reestablish itself as a world power.


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Russia, Ukraine and the Breakup of the Soviet Union

Focusing on the critical relationship between Ukraine and Russia, renowned scholar Roman Szporluk chronicles the final two decades in the history of the Soviet Union and presents a story that is often lost in the standard interpretations of the collapse of communism.


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