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Encyclopedia of the Developing World

by Thomas M. Leonard

A RUSA 2007 Outstanding Reference Title

The Encyclopedia of the Developing World is a comprehensive work on the historical and current status of developing countries. Containing more than 750 entries, the Encyclopedia...


Deterrence and the New Global Security Environment

by Ian R. Kenyon & John Simpson

This collection of papers rigorously examines the current place of deterrence in international security relations, delivering the best of contemporary thinking. This is a special issue of the leading journal...


Environmental Policies: An International Review: An International Review

by Chris C. Park

The importance of the effective management of the natural environment has become vital over the past few decades. In different countries, varying policies are implemented by governments to manage the environment,...


The Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II

by Christopher Chant

Codenames were a vital feature of World War II, serving as mental shorthand for those in the know, and obscuring the issues for those who were not. Codenames were used from the highest level, in the planning...


China's African Challenges

by Sarah Raine

China's relations with African nations have changed dramatically over the past decade. African oil now accounts for more than 30% of China's oil imports, and China is Africa's second-largest single-country trading...


The Management of Uncertainty: Learning from Chernobyl

by Angela Liberatore

This investigative analysis studies why key European countries responded differently to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and what can be learned from it.

The author details why the accident was defined differently...


City Fights: Debates on Urban Sustainability

by Susannah Hagan & Mark Hewitt

Within the concept of the 'sustainable city' nothing is fixed, mapped or agreed upon. To some, the term encompasses innovation, change and commitment to the future and to others it means preservation, conservatism...


World Directory of Environmental Organizations

by Thaddeus C. Trzyna & Julie Didion

A reference and sourcebook to the organizations involved in environmental and resource conservation in all parts of the world and to their activities. It describes over 2000 organizations and programmes in over...


Suburban Land Conversion in the United States: An Economic and Governmental Process

by Marion Clawson

This comprehensive study of land use on the suburban fringe analyzes the complex relationships that underlie land conversion in the United States. It contains a detailed examination of the northwestern urban...


Cities and Space: The Future Use of Urban Land

by Lowdon Wingo Jr.

Discusses aims of urban planning and ways to achieve improved city living. Originally published in 1963


Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide

by Rachel Glennerster & Kudzai Takavarasha

This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs. Drawing on the experience of researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which...


Organized Crime in Southeast Europe

by Ekavi Athanassaopolou

In recent years, organized crime has become endemic in the countries of southeast Europe giving rise to an urgent debate on what needs to be done to fight it. This collection of essays contributes directly to...


Global Movement - Reitan

by Ruth Reitan

Critical research and theorizing on the Anti- or Alter-Globalization Movement has exploded over the last two decades. This volume provides a platform for scholar-activists themselves to share insights from engaged...


Civil-Military Relations in Post-Communist Europe: Reviewing the Transition

by Timothy Edmunds, Andrew Cottey & Anthony Forster

Fifteen years after the fall of communism, we are able to appraise the results of the multi-faceted postcommunist transition in Central and Eastern Europe with authority.  This volume specifically addresses...


Norway in Transition: Transforming a Stable Democracy

by Oyvind Osterud

The transformation of Norway is a magnifying glass to processes of political change in European countries generally. In this book, a group of Norway`s most prominent political scientists closely analyzes the...


Parliamentary Opposition in Old and New Democracies

by Ludger Helms

Previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies, this volume offers a broad comparative assessment of the many faces of parliamentary opposition in different political, legal and...


The European Union and the New Trade Politics

by John Peterson & ALASDAIR YOUNG

The politics of international trade have changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Advances in technology have spurred a new kind of 'trade' involving transfers of components and materials across borders...


Elie Kedourie's Approaches to History and Political Theory: 'The Thoughts and Actions of Living Men'

by Sylvia Kedourie

Elie Kedourie was one of the twentieth century's most important and controversial historians of the Middle East. He redefined the landscape of the field by challenging the notion that the West's imperial domination...


Conflict in Southeastern Europe at the End of the Twentieth Century: A "Scholars' Initiative" Assesses Some of the Controversies

by Thomas Emmert & Charles Ingrao

The dissolution of Yugoslavia and the tragic wars that followed continue to engage scholars throughout the region and the world. Ever since the fall of Slobodan Miloševic, the Scholars' Initiative, an international...


Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament

by Shirin M. Rai

Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament breaks new ground in the study of legislatures. It combines mainstream historical and social science approaches with cultural theory to consider how parliamentary ritual is constructed through...