Books published by Princeton Univ Pr

Nothing is lost

Princeton Univ Pr | March 16, 2004 | 166 pages
This is the first comprehensive English-language collection of verse by the most celebrated Slovenian poet of modern times and one of Europe's most notable postwar poets, Edvard Kocbek (1904-1981).The selections introduce the reader to the full spectrum of Kocbek's long and distinguished career,... More Info

Sacco and Vanzetti

Princeton Univ Pr | February 16, 1996 | 278 pages
The Sacco-Vanzetti affair is the most famous and controversial case in American legal history. It divided the nation in the 1920s, and it has continued to arouse deep emotions, giving rise to an enormous literature. Few writers, however, have consulted anarchist sources for the wealth of... More Info

Zombie Economics

Princeton Univ Pr | April 21, 2012 | 248 pages
In the graveyard of economic ideology, dead ideas still stalk the land. The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated mainstream... More Info


Princeton Univ Pr | March 21, 2012 | 568 pages
Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups... More Info

Creating a New Racial Order

Princeton Univ Pr | February 21, 2012 | 282 pages
The American racial order--the beliefs, institutions, and practices that organize relationships among the nation's races and ethnicities--is undergoing its greatest transformation since the 1960s. Creating a New Racial Order takes a groundbreaking look at the reasons behind this dramatic change,... More Info

The three worlds of welfare capitalism

Princeton Univ Pr | January 23, 1990 | 248 pages
Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in Western societies. Gsta Esping-Andersen, one of the foremost contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states... More Info

A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism

Princeton Univ Pr | February 21, 2012 | 960 pages
The first book of its kind to appear since the end of the Cold War, this indispensable reference provides encyclopedic coverage of communism and its impact throughout the world in the 20th century. With the opening of archives in former communist states, scholars have found new material that has... More Info

Strings Attached

Princeton Univ Pr | November 3, 2011 | 200 pages
Incentives can be found everywhere--in schools, businesses, factories, and government--influencing people's choices about almost everything, from financial decisions and tobacco use to exercise and child rearing. So long as people have a choice, incentives seem innocuous. But Strings Attached... More Info

The Oil Curse

Princeton Univ Pr | February 21, 2012 | 296 pages
Countries that are rich in petroleum have less democracy, less economic stability, and more frequent civil wars than countries without oil. What explains this oil curse? And can it be fixed? In this groundbreaking analysis, Michael L. Ross looks at how developing nations are shaped by their mineral... More Info

The Virtues of Our Vices

Princeton Univ Pr | November 21, 2011 | 344 pages
Are there times when it's right to be rude? Can we distinguish between good and bad gossip? Am I a snob if I think that NPR listeners are likely to be better informed than devotees of Fox News? Does sick humor do anyone any good? Can I think your beliefs are absurd but still respect you? In The... More Info

Beyond Our Means

Princeton Univ Pr | December 21, 2011 | 448 pages
"Garon's insightful and provocative new book couldn't be more important, and couldn't be more timely. The prosperity of Americans, and America, now depends on creating a nation of savers and investors, and Garon shows us the way by bringing the experience and lessons of nations worldwide right into... More Info

When Computers Were Human

Princeton Univ Pr | August 27, 2007 | 411 pages
Before Palm Pilots and iPods, PCs and laptops, the term "computer" referred to the people who did scientific calculations by hand. These workers were neither calculating geniuses nor idiot savants but knowledgeable people who, in other circumstances, might have become scientists in their own right.... More Info

A dictionary of 20th-century communism

Princeton Univ Pr | July 26, 2010 | 921 pages
The first book of its kind to appear since the end of the Cold War, this indispensable reference provides encyclopedic coverage of communism and its impact throughout the world in the twentieth century. With the opening of archives in former communist states over the past twenty years, scholars... More Info