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Messages: Free Expression, Media and the West from Gutenberg to Google

by Brian Winston

Easy to read, and highly topical, Messages writes a history of mass communication in Europe and its outreaches, as a search for the origins of media forms from print and stage, to photography, film and broadcasting....


Korea After the Crash: The Politics of Economic Recovery

by Brian Bridges

Brian Bridges examines the impact on South Korea of the financial crisis of 1997. Covering events up to and including the recent parliamentary elections in South Korea, the book considers the socio-economic...


Structure of Social Theory

by Anthony King

Over the last three decades, social theory has become an increasingly important subdiscipline within sociology. Social theory has attempted to elucidate the philosophical basis of sociology by defining the nature...


Social Relations and Social Exclusion: Rethinking Political Economy

by Peter Somerville

Examining the rational individual, this book develops a new approach to the theory of social relations. It explores how far we make sense of society on the assumption that people act as independent and free...


Athens, Attica and the Megarid: An Archaeological Guide

by Hans Rupprecht Goette

This exciting new guide is the ideal companion to Greece if you are a traveller with historical and archaeological interests, as it combines practical information with impeccable scholarly research.

Written by...


Racial Theories in Fascist Italy

by Aaron Gillette

Racial Theories in Fascist Italy examines the role played by race and racism in the development of Italian identity during the fascist period. The book examines the struggle between Mussolini, the fascist hierarchy,...


Singapore: Wealth, Power and the Culture of Control

by Carl A. Trocki

This volume examines Singapore's culture of control, exploring the city-state's colonial heritage as well as the forces that have helped to mould its current social landscape. Taking a comparative approach,...


Exploring Environmental Issues: An Integrated Approach

by David D. Kemp

Global warming, ozone depletion, drought, acid rain - their causes are viewed as extraordinarily complex; their effects are assumed catastrophic. Exploring Environmental Issues provides a key to understanding...


Europe Unbound: Enlarging and Reshaping the Boundaries of the European Union

by Jan Zielonka

Europe Unbound provides an analysis of the enlargement of the European Union and examines from both a theoretical and a political approach issues such as:

* Where does Europe end?

* Should Europe's borders be...


America Embattled

by Richard Crockatt

What causes Anti- Americanism and where are its historical roots? What is the impact of 9/11 on America's sense of itself and its role in the world? Is America paradoxically a victim of its own political and...


Media Rituals: A Critical Approach

by Nick Couldry

Media Rituals rethinks our accepted concepts of ritual behaviour for a media-saturated age. It connects ritual directly with questions of power, government, and surveillance and explores the ritual space which...


Critical Realism and Marxism

by Andrew Brown, Steve Fleetwood & John Michael Roberts

This book examines the relationship between critical realism and Marxism. The authors argue that critical realism and Marxism have much to gain from each other. This is the first book to address the controversial...


Institutional Challenges in the European Union

by Madeleine O. Hosli, Mika Widgrén & Adrian M. A. van Deemen

The European Union (EU) is a continuously evolving entity. Starting with six member states in the late 1950s, the EU currently encompasses fifteen states of Western Europe. It is expected to almost double in...


Controlling a New Migration World

by Virginie Guiraudon & Christian Joppke

Controlling a New Migration World explores the factors that drive recent migration control policies and, in turn, sheds light on the unintended consequences of policies for the new character of migration. This...


Peace Maintenance: The Evolution of International Political Economy

by Jarat Chopra

Peace-Maintenance explores the controversial concept that has evolved from diplomatic peacekeeping and military peace-enforcement. Jarat Chopra, the architect of peace-maintenance, outlines the limitations of...


Global Ethics and Environment

by Nicholas Low

As global capitalism expands and reaches ever-further corners of the world, practical problems continue to escalate and repercussions become increasingly serious and irreversible. These practical problems carry...


Information Technology in Government: Britain and America

by Helen Margetts

This book situates information technology at the centre of public policy and management. IT is now a vital part of any government organisation, opening new policy windows and enabling a vast range of tasks to...


Female Sex Trafficking

by Vidyamali Samarasinghe

Trafficking of women and girls for purposes of sexual exploitation across the globe is widely acknowledged as a leading criminal activity. Women of poor countries are particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking....


Identity and Identification in India: Defining the Disadvantaged

by Laura Dudley Jenkins

Can a state empower its citizens by classifying them? Or do reservation policies reinforce the very categories they are meant to eradicate? Indian reservation policies on government jobs, legislative seats and...


Experimenting with Democracy: Regime Change in the Balkans

by Tom Gallagher & Geoffrey Pridham

The chronic instability in the Balkan States of South East Europe has prevented the end of the Cold War becoming an era of genuine peace in Europe. Against a background of competing nationalisms, economic decline,...