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Architects of AusterityInternational Finance and the Politics of Growth

Architects of Austerity: International Finance and the Politics of Growth

Aaron Major

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788342
eISBN:
9780804790734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788342.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Why have governments across Western Europe and North America turned to austerity in the wake of the global economic crisis of 2008? This book argues that this turn to austerity, and the resilience of ... More

Conservatives Versus WildcatsA Sociology of Financial Conflict

Conservatives Versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict

Simone Polillo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785099
eISBN:
9780804785556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785099.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Common understandings of money, credit, and banking, rely on notions of efficiency--how well they work in allocating resources and coordinating economic activities. This book, by contrast, focuses on ... More

Plastic MoneyConstructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries

Plastic Money: Constructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries

Alya Guseva and Akos Rona-Tas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804768573
eISBN:
9780804789592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768573.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book draws on original fieldwork to provide a comparative analysis of emerging credit card markets in eight countries--the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, China and ... More

The Power of Economists within the State

The Power of Economists within the State

Johan Christensen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781503600492
eISBN:
9781503601857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600492.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Why have some countries gone further than others in adopting market–conforming policies? Although previous studies have highlighted political parties, production regimes, and political institutions, ... More

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