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Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Blake Atwood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It’s nearly impossible to separate contemporary Iranian cinema from the Islamic revolution that transformed film production in the country in the late 1970s. As the aims of the revolution shifted and ... More


Primitive Accumulation: 1850–1980

Ho-fung Hung

in The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Mao era development actualized the aspirations of generations of Chinese state builders who sought state-directed industralization since the late nineteenth century. The chapter also explores how ... More


Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More


Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Michael Powers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines traditional insurance risks such as earthquakes, storms, terrorist attacks, and other disasters. It begins with a discussion of how the risk of such “acts of God and men” impact on ... More


Innovation Policy Failures in the Manufacturing of Drugs

W. Nicholson Price

in FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171182
eISBN:
9780231540070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171182.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Drug manufacturing today is both high cost and poor quality, due largely to stagnant technological development. Improving innovation incentives and decreasing regulatory hurdles could lead to ... More


Compensation and Risk-Taking in the U.S. Financial Industry

José Scheinkman

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0029
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a study on the U.S. financial industry that demonstrates a positive correlation between the compensation and risk-taking of top executives. It argues that the lack of a ... More


Influencing Clean Innovations

Philippe Aghion

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0036
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Empirical analysis of innovation and patenting in the automotive industry has shown the existence of a so-called path dependence in the direction of technical change. Specifically, a study of the ... More


European Strategy: Jump Out of the Warm Water!

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

in Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter, the authors’ guiding principles are compared to the strategy adopted by Europe, followed by an exploration of the ways in which the European Union could become a real crucible for ... More


Food Industry Practices

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the food industry's advertising and marketing campaigns contribute to the problem of obesity. The power of advertising and marketing in creating consumer demand for products ... More


Introduction

Michael Dumper

in Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History, and the Future of the Holy City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161961
eISBN:
9780231537353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161961.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter provides a descriptive view of Jerusalem as a vantage point to the question: why the city, with little obvious economic attributes and assets, could be the focus of so much ... More


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