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The Tombs of Pompeii: Organization, Space, and Society

by Virginia L. Campbell

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation,...


Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations

by Michael Grabowski

This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion...


Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africa: Actors and Factors

by Justin Frosini & Francesco Biagi

The transformations which are taking place in the Arab world are dynamic processes characterised by a number of variables that one can refer to as actors and factors.

The implications of the Arab uprisings are...


The Promiscuity of Network Culture: Queer Theory and Digital Media

by Robert Payne

Liking, sharing, friending, going viral: what would it mean to recognize these current modes of media interaction as promiscuous? In a contemporary network culture characterized by a proliferation of new forms...


China's Exchange Rate Regime

by China Development Research Foundation

The imbalance between China's currency, the RMB, and those of other countries is widely regarded as a major problem for the world economy. There was a reform of China's exchange rate mechanism in 2005, following...


Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 1

by Frederick G. Whelan

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith,...


Ethics in Islam: Friendship in the Political Thought of  Al-Tawhidi and his Contemporaries

by Nuha Al-Shaar

Offering a new reading of Islamic ethical and political thought in the Būyid period (334-440/946-1048), this book focuses particularly on the philosopher Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī who lived in Baghdad and what...


Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 2

by Frederick G. Whelan

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith,...


The Darfur Refugees’ Plight

by Anna Praz

The Darfur crisis has left behind a profound legacy of displacement, with some 300,000 refugees camped on the Chadian side of the border and about 2 million displaced internally within Darfur. Despite a reduction...


States of Democracy: Gender and Politics in the European Union

by Yvonne Galligan

The multi-layered political system of the European Union offers a unique environment for the study of comparative democracy. Its policies seek to give effect to an agreed range of values, including that of gender...


Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering: The Role of Fixers

by Colleen Murrell

This book reveals that 'fixers'-local experts on whom foreign correspondents rely-play a much more significant role in international television newsgathering than has been documented or understood. Murrell explores...


Full Circle: Death and Resurrection In Canadian Conservative Politics

by Bob Plamondon

Full Circle tells the dramatic story of how the Canadian conservative movement was fractured in the 1990s and how it was restored to glory and was returned to power in 2006. It recounts the humiliating defeat...


Media Independence: Working with Freedom or Working for Free?

by James Bennett & Niki Strange

Media independence is central to the organization, make-up, working practices and output of media systems across the globe. Often stemming from western notions of individual and political freedoms, independence...


Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia: On Contextualisation in International Business Studies

by Michael Jakobsen

The study of ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia has a long tradition. What is most striking in these studies is just how difficult it is to generalise about this ethnic group in the region. Whether or not they...


Putting Terrorism in Context: Lessons from the Global Terrorism Database

by Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan & Erin Miller

This book offers a guide to interpreting available statistical data on terrorism attacks around the world.

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) now includes more than 113,000 terrorist attacks, starting in 1970....


US Foreign Policy and China: Bush's First Term

by Guy Roberts

This work is an exploration of how U.S.-China relations were managed by President George W. Bush. Roberts argues that contrary to conventional wisdom, President Bush conducted a calculated, pragmatic and highly...


Torturing Terrorists: Exploring the limits of law, human rights and academic freedom

by Philip NS Rumney

This book considers the theoretical, policy and empirical arguments relevant to the debate concerning the legalisation of interrogational torture. Torturing Terrorists examines, as part of a consequentialist...


The Media, the Court, and the Misrepresentation: The New Myth of the Court

by Rorie Spill Solberg & Eric N. Waltenburg

The Court's decisions are interpreted and disseminated via the media. During this process, the media paints an image of the Court and its business. Like any artist, the media has license regarding what to cover...


Europeanization of Judicial Review

by Nicola Ch. Corkin

Europeanization of Judicial Review argues that the higher complexity of the political framework in which laws are made today leads to less well-designed laws and loop-holes, allowing politicians to leave decisions...


A Sociolinguistics of Diaspora: Latino Practices, Identities, and Ideologies

by Rosina Márquez Reiter & Luisa Martín Rojo

This volume brings together scholars in sociolinguistics and the sociology of new media and mobile technologies who are working on different social and communicative aspects of the Latino diaspora. There is...