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Post Communist Parliaments - Norton: The Initial Decade

by Philip Norton & David M. Olson

The sudden collapse of communism stimulated both the rapid emergence of fledgling democracies and scholarly attention to the post-communist transition. These newly democratized parliaments have been described...


Citizenship, Environment, Economy

by A. Dobson & A. Valencia

As governments around the world grapple with the challenge of delivering environmental sustainability, attention has recently focused on the role that citizens should play in meeting the challenge. In advanced...


ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONS: Pathways to Dialogue

by Irfan Omar

This collection of essays assesses various dimensions of dialogue between Islam and other religions, especially Christianity. This book celebrates the work of Professor Mahmoud Ayoub and reflects the themes...


Educ & Lab Gov, Eval Two Terms: An Evaluation of Two Terms

by Geoffrey Walford

This book presents a valuable and authoritative evaluation of the real impact Labour's two terms have had on the British education system.

On the 1st May 1997 the British electorate witnessed a watershed moment....


Transnational Islam & Region Secur: Cooperation and Diversity Between Europe and North Africa

by Frederic Volpi

This volume investigates the impact of a new brand of transnational terrorism and political violence produced by radical Islamist groups from the Maghreb on the regional security dynamics. It describes the causes...


ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE IN CHINA

by Neil Carter & Arthur P.J. Mol

This is the first examination of how China is currently dealing with environmental problems and challenges, and of its successes, failures and dilemmas.

This new book gives special attention to the development...


GATED COMMUNITIES: International Perspectives

by Rowland Atkinson & Sarah Blandy

This informative volume gathers contemporary accounts of the growth, influences on, and impacts of so-called gated communities, developments with walls, gates, guards and other forms of surveillance.

While gated...


Neoliberalism & Conflict After 9/11

by Garry Rodan & Kevin Hewison

Key events in Asia's recent history have included the end of the Cold War, the Asian Economic Crisis and the 'war on terror'. This is a critical assessment of these events, and of the interplay of security and...


COMMUNICATING SECURITY: Civil-Military Relations in Israel

by Udi Lebel

This book analyzes the changes and tendencies expressed in the relation between army and society in Israel.

Since its inception, Israel has been defined as a nation in arms, a public space in which the security...


TOWARDS A FEDERAL EUROPE

by Alexander H. Trechsel

An excellent new analysis of federalism and the EU that investigates their mutual impact.

It shows how scholars of comparative politics increasingly include the EU among their cases when investigating the impact...


Comparing & Classifying Legislature

by David Arter

Recent years have witnessed substantial work in the legislative studies field. But what do we know about legislatures today and are there clear criteria for comparing and classifying them?

This is a new review...


Transgenics & the Poor - Herring: Biotechnology in Development Studies

by Ronald J. Herring

Genetic engineering is changing the terrain of development studies. Technologies with unprecedented potential - the capacity to move genes across species - have created widely politicized phenomena: 'Frankenfoods',...


CIVILIAN OR MILITARY POWER?: European Foreign Policy in Perspective

by Helene Sjursen

This text critically examines the belief that the EU not only has an impact on the international system but also a 'normative', 'civilian' and 'civilizing' power. The contributors question whether this assertion...


WHERE IS NATO GOING?

by Martin Smith

Since the end of the Cold War, and especially since September 11 2001, the future of NATO has been the subject of intense debate.

This book brings together a group of international relations specialists in order...


Peace Operations and Human Rights

by Ray Murphy & Katarina Mansson

The protection and promotion of human rights is an integral part of contemporary international peacekeeping operations. It is also a controversial aspect of peace operations at both an institutional and operational...


Anglo-French Relations Late 18th C

by Glyn Stone & Thomas G. Otte

This work, intended to commemorate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale in 2004, examines aspects of Anglo-French relations since the late eighteenth century when both Britain and France were pre-eminent great...


The EU as a Global Player: The Politics of Interregionalism

by FREDRIK SODERBAUM & Luk Van Langenhove

A new look at the European Union's role as a global actor, with special focus on the theme of interregionalism in its relations with key regions around the world: Africa, Asia, South America, North America...


Ethnopolitics of Elections Bieber

by Florian Bieber & Stefan Wolff

This volume conceptualizes the dynamics underlying electoral politics in ethnically divided societies, providing empirical evidence and analysis of recent elections in such societies on a comparative and single-case...


Intelligence, Crises and Security: Prospects and Retrospects

by Len Scott & R. Gerald Hughes

This collection of essays by leading experts seeks to explore what lessons for the exploitation and management of secret intelligence might be drawn from a variety of case studies ranging from the 1920s to the...


WHEN GREEKS THINK ABOUT TURKS: The View from Anthropology

by Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Drawing upon anthropological studies that document culturally specific ways of perceiving ethic Others in Greece and Cyprus, this book explores the cultural boundaries of the categories 'Greek' and 'Turk', and...