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Early Islamic Syria

by Alan Walmsley

After more than a century of neglect, a profound revolution is occurring in the way archaeology addresses and interprets developments in the social history of early Islamic Syria-Palestine. This concise book...


Gerasa and the Decapolis

by David Kennedy

During the Long Classical Millennium (fourth century BC to eighth century AD), Northwest Jordan was part of two worlds, looking west to the Mediterranean as well as east towards the Arabian desert. It was not...


Ancient Ethnography: New Approaches

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Ethnographic writing has become all but ubiquitous in recent years. Although now considered a thoroughly modern and increasingly indispensable field of study, Ethnography's roots go all the way back to antiquity....


Images of Gramsci: Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations

by Andreas Bieler & Adam Morton

A comprehensive reassessment of the relevance of Gramsci's theory and practice at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Whilst commentaries on Antonio Gramsci and arguments surrounding his political and...


Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

by Alan Patten

Conflicting claims about culture are a familiar refrain of political life in the contemporary world. On one side, majorities seek to fashion the state in their own image, while on the other, cultural minorities...


Really, Don't Panic!: Positive messages by South Africans, for South Africans

by Alan Knott-Craig

South Africans remember when electricity load shedding brought the country to a standstill in 2008. There was a rush on generators and property in Perth, Australia. An email from Alan Knott-Craig reminding South...


Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention

by Alan Kuperman & Timothy Crawford

Does humanitarian military intervention save lives as intended? Or does it perversely embolden rebels and ignite the spiral of violence that it seeks to prevent?

Such questions lie at the heart of a new and...


Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece

by Eleni Fournaraki & Zinon Papakonstantinou

Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated...


The Politics of European Security Policies

by Xymena Kurowska & Patryk Pawlak

The book is a timely investigation into the European security policy dynamic from the perspective of actors engaged in the contentious policy process. Instead of looking at security actors in isolation from...


Russian Regional Politics under Putin and Medvedev

by Cameron Ross

Many authors have alluded to the unique nature of Russia's dual transition and its difficult task of simultaneously reforming its economy and polity. But there is in fact a third transition still far from completed...


The Politics of the Lisbon Agenda: Governance Architectures And Domestic Usages Of Europe

by Susana Borras & Claudio M. Radaelli

In the year 2000, in Lisbon, the European Union launched an agenda for growth, jobs, sustainability and competiveness with a ten-year target. In 2010, the agenda was re-launched with different specific objectives...


Magmas, Rocks and Planetary Development: A Survey of Magma/Igneous Rock Systems

by Eric A. K. Middlemost

The variety of volcanic activity in the Solar System is widely recognised, yet the majestic sequences of magmatic processes that operate within an active planet are much less well known. Providing an exposition...


Women Who Perpetrate Relationship Violence: Moving Beyond Political Correctness

by Frederick Buttell & Michelle Mohr Carney

Find out what drives women to violence in their intimate relationships—and how to prevent it

Women Who Perpetrate Relationship Violence examines the causes and consequences of violence initiated by women against...


Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan

by Scott Bass, Masato Oka & Jill Norton

Thirty years ago, when compared to the U.S., England, France, and Sweden, Japan had the lowest life expectancy for males and females. Today, Japan has the highest life expectancy and is the world's most rapidly...


Latin American Development: Geographical Perspectives

by David A. Preston

Provides an up-to-date analysis of many aspects of Latin America through a series of short essays, written by experienced geographers.


Social Divisions

by Lydia Morris

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Antarctic Environments and Resources: A Geographical Perspective

by J. D. Hansom & John Gordon

Antarctica is no longer a 'pole apart'. From a scientific perspective, the Antarctic ice sheet, ocean and climate systems are intimately linked with the global climate and are now seen to be of international...


Understanding Electoral Reform

by Reuven Y. Hazan & Monique Leyenaar

The field of elections and electoral systems, and particularly electoral reform, has exhibited tremendous growth and cross-national appeal over the last two decades. However, beyond an increased knowledge of...


Democratic Citizenship and War

by Yoav Peled, Noah Lewin-Epstein & Guy Mundlak

This edited volume explores the theoretical and practical implications of war and terror situations for citizenship in democratic states.

Citizenship is a key concept in Western political thought for defining...


The Conquest of Assyria: Excavations in an Antique Land

by Mogens Trolle Larsen

The Conquest of Assyria tells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were...