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How We Cooperate: A Theory of Kantian Optimization
How We Cooperate: A Theory of Kantian Optimization
A new theory of how and why we cooperate, drawing from economics, political theory, and philosophy to challenge the conventional wisdom of game theory

Game theory explains competitive behavior by working from the premise that people are self-interested. People don’t just compete, however; they also
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The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.”
--George Packer, The Atlantic 

An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on
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Cato the Younger: Life and Death at the End of the Roman Republic
Cato the Younger: Life and Death at the End of the Roman Republic
Marcus Porcius Cato ("the Younger") is most famous for being Julius Caesar's nemesis. His sustained antagonism was in large part responsible for pushing the Romans towards civil war. Yet Cato never wanted war even though he used the threat of violence against Caesar. This strategic gamble misfired as Caesar, instead of...
Anti-System Parties: From Parliamentary Breakthrough to Government (Extremism and Democracy)
Anti-System Parties: From Parliamentary Breakthrough to Government (Extremism and Democracy)

This book adopts an innovative conceptualization and analytical framework to the study of anti-system parties, and represents the first monograph ever published on the topic. It features empirical research using original data and combining large-N QCA analyses with a wide range of in-depth case studies from 18 Western European...

A Light in Dark Times: The New School for Social Research and Its University in Exile
A Light in Dark Times: The New School for Social Research and Its University in Exile
The New School for Social Research opened in 1919 as an act of protest. Founded in the name of academic freedom, it quickly emerged as a pioneer in adult education?providing what its first president, Alvin Johnson, liked to call “the continuing education of the educated.” By the mid-1920s, the New School had become the place to...
Market Liberalism and Economic Patriotism in the Capitalist World-System (International Political Economy Series)
Market Liberalism and Economic Patriotism in the Capitalist World-System (International Political Economy Series)
This volume broadens the scope of 'comparative capitalism' within the Varieties of Capitalism (VoC) tradition. It endorses the employment of multiple perspectives, including critical political economy, institutionalist systems of capitalism, structuralist-dependency scholarship and world-systems theory. The contributors deal with the...
Liberal Democracy in Crisis: Rethinking Resistance under Neoliberal Governmentality (The Theories, Concepts and Practices of Democracy)
Liberal Democracy in Crisis: Rethinking Resistance under Neoliberal Governmentality (The Theories, Concepts and Practices of Democracy)

This book rethinks resistance against neoliberalism in the context of the crisis of Western liberal democracy and the rise of new radical left parties in Europe. Drawing upon a wide range of methodological approaches in contemporary political and social theory, it explores how the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis represents the...

Digital Civil War: Confronting the Far-Right Menace
Digital Civil War: Confronting the Far-Right Menace
A frontline account of the social media battles raging between red and blue Americans – and how to find moral clarity in the chaos of digital civil war. 

Are rural white Christians the real Americans? Should teachers be armed or should the Second Amendment be repealed? Is abortion murder or
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Population, Development, and the Environment: Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia Pacific
Population, Development, and the Environment: Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia Pacific
This book takes the reader into some of the most intransigent social, economic, and political issues that impact achieving sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Through meticulous analysis of the integrated relationships between population, development, and the environment, the chapters in this volume investigate the impacts of...
Decision Making and Programming
Decision Making and Programming

The problem of selection of alternatives or the problem of decision making in the modern world has become the most important class of problems constantly faced by business people, researchers, doctors and engineers. The fields that are almost entirely focused on conflicts, where applied mathematics is successfully used, are law, military...

The Intelligent Web: Search, smart algorithms, and big data
The Intelligent Web: Search, smart algorithms, and big data

As we use the Web for social networking, shopping, and news, we leave a personal trail. These days, linger over a Web page selling lamps, and they will turn up at the advertising margins as you move around the Internet, reminding you, tempting you to make that purchase. Search engines such as Google can now look deep into the data on the Web...

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...

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