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Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice

by Ingrid Robeyns

How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach,...


Los Indignados: Tides of Social Insertion in Spain

by Richard R. Weiner & Ivan Lopez

The emergent Indignados movement in Spain is transforming Spanish politics and society, heralding an end to the Transition since Franco, and responding to multiple legitimation crises in Spain and in Europe....


Germany Today

by Christiane Lemke & Helga A. Welsh

This book analyzes the major post-unification developments that have tested and shaped the “new Germany” from a multilevel perspective. The authors argue that domestic transformation and a heightened role...


The Contentious Public Sphere

by Ya-Wen Lei

Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this happen? In The...


The Cold War through Documents

by Edward H. Judge & John W. Langdon

This comprehensive collection of carefully edited documents—speeches, treaties, statements, and articles—traces the rise and fall of the Cold War. The sources follow the Cold War from its roots in East–West...


New Brunswick at the Crossroads

by Tony Tremblay

What is the relationship between literature and the society in which it incubates? Are there common political, social, and economic factors that predominate during periods of heightened literary activity? New...


Conceptualizing Environmental Justice: Plural Frames and Global Claims in Land Between the Rivers, Kentucky

by Damayanti Banerjee

This book explores an environmental justice movement in a rural Kentucky community in the United States. It proposes a plural framework to examine how justice strategies and tools are adopted in environmental...


Ecocultural Ethics

by Gyan Prakash, Rayson K. Alex, Reena Cheruvalath & S. Susan Deborah et al.

The book offers twelve cases of ethics relating to ecology and culture. The twelve cases presented in the twelve essays, are written by eminent scholars from India, USA, Canada and Egypt. Employing various ecocritical...


Delirious Consumption: Aesthetics and Consumer Capitalism in Mexico and Brazil

by Sergio Delgado Moya

In the decades following World War II, the creation and expansion of massive domestic markets and relatively stable economies allowed for mass consumption on an unprecedented scale, giving rise to the consumer...


Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas Town

by Kathleen Shafer

A small town in the vast desert of West Texas, Marfa attracts visitors from around the world to its art foundations and galleries, film and music festivals, and design and architecture symposiums. While newcomers...


Every Day We Live Is the Future: Surviving in a City of Disasters

by Douglas Haynes

When she was only nine, Dayani Baldelomar left her Nicaraguan village with nothing more than a change of clothes. She was among tens of thousands of rural migrants to Managua in the 1980s and 1990s. After years...


The Korean Wave

by Dal Yong Jin, Tae-Jin Yoon, Lisa Yuk-ming Leung & Hyeri Jung et al.

Since the Korean Wave phenomenon started in 1997, Hallyu has undergone many changes. Geographically, while Asia has been the largest cultural market for the Korean cultural industries, other parts of society,...


New Orleans Remix

by Jack Sullivan

Since the 1990s, New Orleans has been experiencing its greatest musical renaissance since Louis Armstrong. Brass band, funk, hip hop, Mardi Gras Indian, zydeco, and other styles are rocking the city in new neighborhood...


The Limits of Loyalty

by Jarret Ruminski

Jarret Ruminski examines ordinary lives in Confederate-controlled Mississippi to show how military occupation and the ravages of war tested the meaning of loyalty during America�s greatest rift. The extent...


The Peace Process between Turkey and the Kurds: Anatomy of a Failure

by Burak Bilgehan Özpek

In January 2013, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government initiated a peace process in order to settle the Kurdish question through peaceful means. However, this sanguine atmosphere gradually disappeared,...


The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1956-1975: From Violent Conflict to a Peace Process

by Moshe Gat

The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1956-1975 contains a collection of articles that examine select issues between the end of the Suez Campaign in November 1956 and the Sinai II, or Interim Agreement, signed by Israel...


A Worldly Affair

by Pamela Hanlon

For more than seven decades, New York City and the United Nations have shared the island of Manhattan, living and working together in a bond that has been likened to a long marriage—both tempestuous and supportive,...


Contested Sites in Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Old City Initiative

by Tom Najem, Michael J. Molloy & Michael Bell

Contested Sites in Jerusalem is the third and final volume in a series of books which collectively present in detail the work of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative, or JOCI, a major Canadian-led Track Two diplomatic...


Decolonizing Psychology

by Sunil Bhatia

In recent years, the news media has directed a significant amount of attention to the effect of globalization on the second most populous nation in the world: India. With the emergence of new economic opportunities...


Reading the Bible in Islamic Context: Qur'anic Conversations

by Daniel J Crowther, Shirin Shafaie & Ida Glaser

In the current political and social climate, there is increasing demand for a deeper understanding of Muslims, the Qur'an and Islam, as well as a keen demand among Muslim scholars to explore ways of engaging...