Arianna Huffington. Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining AmericaPublisher:
Who filled the trough? Who set the table at the banquet of greed? How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the average American struggles to make do with their leftovers? Provocative political commentator Arianna Huffington yanks back the curtain on the unholy alliance of CEOs, politicians, lobbyists, and Wall Street bankers who have shown a brutal disregard for those in the office cubicles and on the factory floors. As she puts it: “The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.” Yet it has been, allowing corporate crooks to bilk the public out of trillions of dollars, magically making our pensions and 401(k)s disappear and walking away ...
Duane Swank. Global Capital, Political Institutions, and Policy Change in Developed Welfare States (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)Publisher:
This book argues that the dramatic post-1970 rise in international capital mobility has not systematically contributed to the retrenchment of developed welfare states as many claim. Nor has globalization directly reduced the revenue-raising capacities ofgovernments and undercut the political institutions that support the welfare state. Rather, institutional features of the polity and the welfare state determine the extent to which the economic and political pressures associated with globalization produce Welfare state retrenchment.
This book is based on presentations of authors at the 48th Annual International Studies Association Convention "Politics, Policy and Persponsible Sholarship" (Chicago, Illinois, USA, February 22 - March 3, 2007).
Eric Bain-Selbo. Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South (Sports and Religion)
Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South takes seriously the often-stated assertion that college football in the South is a religion. To this end, Eric Bain-Selbo draws upon a wide range of theoretical approaches in religious studies and cultural criticism. He also ...
International Debt: Economic, Financial, Monetary, Political and Regulatory Aspects (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions)
This book provides an up-to-date, in-depth analysis of the nature of the international debt issue, the current situation, and of the way out of the current profound crisis. Written by an international group of outstanding academic and policy experts, several of whom have provided information ...
Stephan Stetter, Oliver P. Richmond. World Society and the Middle East: Reconstructions in Regional Politics (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies)
This book ffers a novel cross-disciplinary theoretical perspective on conflict and conflict transformation in world society, and integrates the study of conflicts in the Middle East region into a modern systems theoretical framework.
National Politics Is Everybody's Business is a compilation of newspaper columns and letters written by John D. Rigazio, a former businessman from Barrington, NH, who ran for President of the United States in 2004. It gives his insight on many problems facing the United States today, and offers ...
Arianna Huffington. Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
Who filled the trough? Who set the table at the banquet of greed? How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the average American struggles to make do with their leftovers? Provocative political ...
Presenting a much-needed corrective to the model of the "free market", authoritative contributors make historically-informed, interdisciplinary inquiries into the nature of market involvement in social, cultural and political relations. They examine critical thinkers, social movements and organizations ...
This basic and very popular introduction to the politics and society of the Third World is written and presented with the utmost clarity. The authors provide wide-ranging and balanced coverage of the major theoretical and methodologicalissues of this complex field. Carefully selected case studies ...
Henry Dietz, Henry A. Dietz. Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the State: Lima 1970-1990 (Pitt Latin American Series)
Urban Poverty, Political Participation, and the State offers an unparalleled longitudinal view of how the urban poor saw themselves and their neighborhoods and how they behaved and organized to provide their neighborhoods with basic goods and services. Grounding research on theoretical notions ...