SSRC Books

The SSRC publishes innovative and original research from its programs and networks through its own imprint, in co-publications with New York University Press, and with other university and independent publishers.

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Cover for Rethinking Religion and World Affairs Rethinking Religion and World Affairs
2012. Timothy Samuel Shah (Editor); Alfred Stepan (Editor); Monica Duffy Toft (Editor)
Cover for A Portrait of Marin A Portrait of Marin
2012. Sarah Burd-Sharps ; Kristen Lewis

This report highlights actions that residents of Marin can take to lock in human development successes today while setting the stage for significant budget savings and improved well-being tomorrow.

Cover for Rethinking Secularism Rethinking Secularism
2011. Craig Calhoun (Editor); Mark Juergensmeyer (Editor); Jonathan VanAntwerpen (Editor)

This volume aims to help reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how “the secular” is constituted and understood, and how new understandings shape both analytic perspectives in the social sciences and various practical projects in politics and international affairs.

Cover for Decentring and Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives from the Region Decentring and Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives from the Region
2011. Beng Lan Goh (Editor)

This collection edited by Associate Professor Goh Beng Lan, Head of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, is the outcome of an SSRC Working Group on the subject. It sets the stage for regional scholars to develop perspectives and concepts as they respond to the critique of area studies and the new political-economic and cultural reconfigurations around them.

Cover for A Portrait of California A Portrait of California
2011. Sarah Burd-Sharps ; Kristen Lewis

This report goes beyond the state’s fiscal and budgetary woes to examine the well-being of its people using the American Human Development Index, a measure based on official government data in health, education, and living standards.

Cover for Russia: The Challenges of Transformation Russia: The Challenges of Transformation
2011. Piotr Dutkiewicz (Editor); Dmitri Trenin (Editor)

In Russia, a group of leading Russian intellectuals and social scientists join with top researchers from around the world to examine the social, political, and economic transformation in Russia.

Cover for Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order? Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order?
2011. Craig Calhoun (Editor); Georgi Derluguian (Editor)

The global financial crisis revealed deep problems with mainstream economic predictions, as well as the vulnerability of the world's richest countries and the enormous potential of some poorer ones.

Cover for The Deepening Crisis: Governance Challenges after Neoliberalism The Deepening Crisis: Governance Challenges after Neoliberalism
2011. Craig Calhoun (Editor); Georgi Derluguian (Editor)

Focusing on the political and social dimensions of the global financial crisis, contributors examine changes in relationships between the world's richer and poorer countries, efforts to strengthen global institutions, and difficulties facing states trying to create stability for their citizens.

Cover for Business As Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown Business As Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown
2011. Craig Calhoun (Editor); Georgi Derluguian (Editor)

Much more basic than the result of a few financial traders cheating the system, Business As Usual shows how the current financial crisis was made possible by both neoliberal financial reforms and a massive turning away from manufacturing things of value to make profits from trading financial assets.

Cover for Media Piracy in Emerging Economies Media Piracy in Emerging Economies
March 2011. Joe Karaganis (Editor)

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia.