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Cambodia and the Politics of Aesthetics

by Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim

Illuminating developments in contemporary Cambodia with political and aesthetic theory, this book analyses the country's violent transition from socialism to capitalism through an innovative method that combines...

Skills in Neighbourhood Work

by Paul Henderson & David N. Thomas

Skills in Neighbourhood Work is a practice textbook. It explains the skills, knowledge and techniques needed by community workers and other practitioners to work effectively in and with communities.

While the...

Alternative Journalism, Alternative Voices

by Tony Harcup

Bringing together new and classic work by Tony Harcup, this book considers the development of alternative journalism from the 1970s up until today. 

Bringing theory and practice together, Harcup builds an understanding...

State-Centric to Contested Social Governance in South Korea

by Hyuk-Rae Kim

In this interdisciplinary study of governance, Hyuk-Rae Kim traces how civil society and NGOs have evolved over time, how they differ in motivation from their Western counterparts, and the role civil society...

Patronage Politics in Egypt: The National Democratic Party and Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

by Mohamed Fahmy Menza

Between the military takeover of 1952 and the collapse of the Mubarak regime in 2011, the political system of Egypt depended upon a variety of mechanisms and structures to establish and consolidate its powerbase....

Terror: Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives: Social, Political, and Economic Perspectives

by Mark Worrell

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The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today's social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60-page-or-shorter formats,...

China and the Middle East

by Muhamad Olimat

This manuscript examines relations between China and the Middle East in historical context. It highlights some of the most important events that characterize the ties between China and the Middle East, and examines...

Mapping China and Managing the World: Culture, Cartography and Cosmology in Late Imperial Times

by Richard J. Smith

From the founding of the Qin dynasty in 221 BCE to the present, the Chinese have been preoccupied with the notion of ordering their world. Efforts to create and maintain order are expressed not only in China's...

Dimensions of Pain: Humanities and Social Science Perspectives

by Lisa Folkmarson Käll

Pain research is still dominated by biomedical perspectives and the need to articulate pain in ways other than those offered by evidence based medical models is pressing. Examining closely subjective experiences...

The Evolution of Eu Counter-Terrorism: European Security Policy After 9/11

by Raphael Bossong

This book traces the evolution of the EU's fight against terrorism from the late 1970s until the end of the first decade after 9/11.

This historical analysis covers both EU-internal and international counterterrorism...

Modern Gnosis and Zionism: The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought

by Yotam Hotam

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the German intellectual world was challenged by a growing distrust in the rational ideals of the enlightenment, and consequently by a belief in the existence...

Iranian-Russian Encounters: Empires and Revolutions Since 1800

by Stephanie Cronin

Over the past two hundred years, encounters between Iran and Russia have been both rich and complex. This book explores the myriad dimensions of the Iranian-Russian encounter during a dramatic period which saw...

Critical Theory and Democracy: Civil Society, Dictatorship, and Constitutionalism in Andrew Arato S Democratic Theory

by Enrique Peruzzotti & Martin Plot

This book focuses on Andrew Arato's democratic theory and its relevance to contemporary issues such as processes of democratization, civil society, constitution-making, and the modern Executive.

Andrew Arato...

Federal Solutions to Ethnic Problems: Accommodating Diversity

by Liam D. Anderson

Exploring five distinct models of federal arrangement, this book evaluates the relative merits of each model as a mechanism for managing relations in ethnically divided societies. Two broad approaches to this...

Legal and Political Reforms in Saudi Arabia

by Joseph Kéchichian

The fractious relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has long been a central concern in Washington. In the aftermath of 9/11 and amongst ongoing wars, the United States confronts an acute dilemma:...

Human Rights in Libya: The Impact of International Society Since 1969

by Giacomina De Bona

Since the end of the Cold War a democratic wave has swept through large parts of the world, propagating liberal values and giving impetus to the case for human rights in an international society. To date however,...

Conflict and Peace in Eurasia

by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra

Focusing on a range of Eurasian conflicts, including Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, this book offers contemporary perspectives on the ongoing conflicts in the Eurasia, with an emphasis on the...

The Changing Russian University: From State to Market

by Tatiana Maximova-Mentzoni

When the Soviet Union collapsed universities were freed from state control and left to themselves. This forced universities to be much more market-oriented. This book explores this transformation from the end...

Doing Film Studies

by Sarah Casey Benyahia & Claire Mortimer

Doing Film Studies examines what it really means to study film, encouraging the reader to question the dominant theories as well as understanding the key approaches to cinema. This book provides an overview...

The Making of the Arab Intellectual: Empire, Public Sphere and the Colonial Coordinates of Selfhood

by Dyala Hamzah

In the wake of the Ottoman Empire's nineteenth-century reforms, as guilds waned and new professions emerged, the scholarly 'estate' underwent social differentiation. Some found employment in the state's new...