Columbia University Press Spring 2014 Catalog
Columbia University Press is proud to announce our catalog of new books releasing for sale in Spring 2014.
i b i d e m p r ess Local Knowledge in Global Science Encounters Michael Kuhn and Kazumi Okamoto, Editors Spatial Social Thought Escaping Poverty Traps From Microfinance to Business Planning Roberto Moro Visconti This volume presents perspectives on spatially construed knowledge systems and their struggle to interrelate. Western social sciences tend to be wrapped up in specific, exclusionary discourses, and Northern and Southern knowledge systems are sidelined. Spatial Social Thought reimagines the social sciences as a place of encounter among all spatially bound, parochial knowledge systems. Michael Kuhn is director, Knowwhy This groundbreaking book shows how innovative microfinance solutions can help billions escape poverty and atavism. Roberto Moro Visconti offers bottom-up development strategies for microcredit-driven startups and beyond. His forceful analysis of poverty traps and practical guidelines for such strategies as how to create business-plan templates as Excel spreadsheets are designed to help practitioners and analysts alike realize the true potential of microfinance. Roberto Moro Visconti Geopolitics, Securitization, and Political DecisionMaking Andreas Heinrich and Heiko Pleines, Editors Export Pipelines from the CIS Region This timely collection offers fresh perspective on the fight over access to the Caspian Sea region’s energy resources. To date, the export of Caspian crude oil and natural gas has only been assessed geopolitically, which oversimplifies the political dynamics of the region and neglects to recognize the Caspian countries as actors in their own right. Andreas Heinrich F o r S a l e O n ly i n t h e u n i t e d s tat es , C a n a d a , Me x i c o , Ce n t r a l A m e r i c a , S o u t h A m e r i c a , C a r i b b e a n , A u s t r a l i a , Ne w Ze a l a n d , a n d Asi a ( e x c l u d i n g C h i n a a n d I n d i a ) is a researcher at the University of Bremen. Heiko Pleines Global Research, and president, World Social Sciences and Humanities Network. Kazumi Okamoto teaches is head of the corporate finance at the Catholic University of Milan. department of Politics and Economics at the Research Centre for East European Studies and lecturer in comparative politics at the University of Bremen. is secretary general of the World Social Sciences and Humanities Network. $46.00 paper 978-3-8382-0539-7 A p r i l 300 pages $33.00 paper 978-3-8382-0526-7 M a r c h 332 pages S o c i o lo g y $66.00 paper 978-3-8382-0562-5 J u n e 650 pages B u s i n e ss / F i n a n c e P o l i t i c s / I n t e r n at i o n a l R e l at i o n s Changing Europe c u p. c o l u m b i a . e d u | 127