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States, Intergovernmental Relations, and Market Development: Comparing Capitalist Growth in Contemporary China and 19th Century United States (Governing China in the 21st Century)
States, Intergovernmental Relations, and Market Development: Comparing Capitalist Growth in Contemporary China and 19th Century United States (Governing China in the 21st Century)
This book is a theoretical and empirical analysis of institutional foundation of long-term economic growth from the perspective of state-market and central-local relations. The book argues that, in order to safeguard sustainable market development, it is necessary to centralize certain functions of the state to overcome local predatory...
Language Structure, Variation and Change: The Case of Old Spanish Syntax
Language Structure, Variation and Change: The Case of Old Spanish Syntax
This book offers an original account of the dynamics of syntactic change and the evolving structure of Old Spanish that combines rigorous manuscript-based investigation, quantitative analysis and a syntactic approach grounded in Minimalist thinking. Its analysis of both successful and failed changes demonstrates the degree of unpredictability...
Understanding and Writing Compilers: A Do It Yourself Guide (Macmillan Computer Science Series)
Understanding and Writing Compilers: A Do It Yourself Guide (Macmillan Computer Science Series)
In the past compiler writers and designers seemed to form an elite group within computing science, set apart by their esoteric knowledge and their ability to produce large, important system programs which really worked. The admiration of the computing public, whether it was once deserved or not, is no longer merited now that the principles of...
The Vanishing World of The Islandman: Narrative and Nostalgia (Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology)
The Vanishing World of The Islandman: Narrative and Nostalgia (Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology)

Exploring An t-Oileánach (anglicised as The Islandman), an indigenous Irish-language memoir written by Tomás Ó Criomhthain (Tomás O'Crohan), Máiréad Nic Craith charts the development of Ó Criomhthain as an author; the writing, illustration, and publication of the...

Persistent Creativity: Making the Case for Art, Culture and the Creative Industries (Sociology of the Arts)
Persistent Creativity: Making the Case for Art, Culture and the Creative Industries (Sociology of the Arts)

Recent years have seen the increasing valuation and promotion of ‘creativity’. Future success, we are often assured, will rest on the creativity of our endeavours, often aligned specifically with ‘cultural’ activity. This book considers the emergence and persistence of this pattern, particularly with regards...

Political and Economic Transition in Russia: Predatory Raiding, Privatization Reforms, and Property Rights
Political and Economic Transition in Russia: Predatory Raiding, Privatization Reforms, and Property Rights

This book analyzes privatization reforms, property rights, and raiders in post-Soviet Russia. The author surveys the existing literature in the context of predatory raiding in Russia and introduces the notion and concept of this phenomena; he suggests that the study may serve as an explanatory model for corporate, property, and land...

Technologies of International Relations: Continuity and Change
Technologies of International Relations: Continuity and Change

This book examines the role of technology in the core voices for International Relations theory and how this has shaped the contemporary thinking of ‘IR’ across some of the discipline’s major texts. Through an interview format between different generations of IR scholars, the conversations of the book analyse the...

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions: Practices of legitimation and accountable governance
Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions: Practices of legitimation and accountable governance
This open access book reframes sustainable energy transitions as being a matter of resolving accountability crises. It demonstrates how the empirical study of several practices of legitimation can analytically deconstruct energy transitions, and presents a typology of these practices to help determine whether energy...
Governance and Sustainable Urban Transport in the Americas
Governance and Sustainable Urban Transport in the Americas
This volume explores the governance patterns of three cities of the Americas, Seattle, Montreal, and Curitiba, which all present different but interesting  cases in dealing with  sustainable urban transport challenges. The authors study empirical  data from these three cities to analyze how specific governmental and...
Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return
Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return

This edited collection offers an interdisciplinary study of Twin Peaks: The Return, the third season of a TV program that has attracted the attention (and appreciation) of spectators, fans, and critics for over two decades. The book takes readers into several distinct areas and addresses the different approaches and the range...

EU Influence Beyond Conditionality: Turkey Plus/Minus the EU
EU Influence Beyond Conditionality: Turkey Plus/Minus the EU
This book presents an in-depth analysis of the role played by the EU accession process in Turkey’s democratic evolution and in the empowerment of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the early 2000s. Often moving against the grain of consolidated analytical positions, the author finds that the accession process can have a critical...
Inspectors and Enforcement at the Front Line of Government
Inspectors and Enforcement at the Front Line of Government
This book explores the social dynamics of the interaction between inspectors and their inspectees in the public sector. Government inspectors have a crucial role in enforcing rules and standards. The role of inspectors has changed. Their task is no longer to merely inspect and enforce, but also to educate, to negotiate, and to make compromises....
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