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Recycling Red Riding Hood

by Sandra Beckett

Sandra Beckett's book explores the contemporary retelling of the Red Riding Hood tale in Western children's literature.


Regional Cuisines of Medieval Europe: A Book of Essays: A Book of Essays

by Melitta Weiss Adamson

Expert food historians provide detailed histories of the creation and development of particular delicacies in six regions of medieval Europe-Britain, France, Italy, Sicily, Spain, and the Low Countries.


Reviewing the Cold War: Approaches, Interpretations, Theory

by Odd Arne Westad

Since the cold war ended, it has become an international field of study, with new material from China, the former Soviet Union and Europe. This volume takes stock of where these new materials have taken us in...


Managing Local Services: From Cct to Best Value

by George A. Boyne

The Labour Government has introduced legislation to place a new duty of Best Value on local authorities, and abolish compulsory competitive tendering. This work identifies the differences between the two systems...


Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston

by Howard Bryant

Shut Out is the compelling story of Boston's racial divide viewed through the lens of one of the city's greatest institutions - its baseball team, and told from the perspective of Boston native and noted sports...


Is Southeastern Europe Doomed to Instability?: A Regional Perspective

by Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos & Thanos Veremis

Considering the enormous problems of the Balkans during the 1990s, the experts who contributed to this study believe that there are solutions to the seemingly intractable situation and the legacy of the disintegration...


Local Power, Territory and Institutions in European Metropolitan Regions: In Search of Urban Gargantuas

by Bernard Jouve & Christian Lefevre

A comparative analysis of eight different urban areas - Bologna, Bordeaux, Geneve-Lausanne, Lyons, Manchester, Rotterdam, Stuttgart and Torino - examining key urban issues that are high on the policy agenda...


The Federalization of Spain

by Luis Moreno

Traces the origins of the complex system of devolution and regional home rule that currently shapes and directs the Spanish political process.


The Psychological Assessment of Presidential Candidates

by Stanley A. Renshon

Looking back over the past 25 years, Stanley Renshon explores how the issue of character has come to dominate presidential campaigns. Drawing on his clinical and political science training, Renshon has devised...


The Network Society: Economic Development and International Competitveness as Problems of Social

by Dirk Messner

The author argues that the countries that, at the end of the 20th century, have economic, social and ecological success will not be unleashed market economies but "active and learning societies" that attempt...


Action Directe: Ultra Left Terrorism in France 1979-1987

by Michael Y. Dartnell

In defining Action Directe's mixture of millenarianism, workerism and nihilism, this study explains why the group turned to a strategy of murderous strikes and how a revolutionary political faction emerged in...


Roots of Realism

by Benjamin Frankel

Political realism sees politics as a permanent struggle for power and security. The essays in this volume examine the tradition of realist political analysis of international relations from the Sophists and...


Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America: Images and Realities

by Ignacio Klich & Jeffrey Lesser

This collection of essays addresses various aspects of Arab and Jewish immigration and acculturation in Latin America. The volume examines how the Latin American elites who were keen to change their countries'...


Toward Responsibility in the New World Disorder: Challenges and Lessons of Peace Operations

by John T. Fishel & Max G. Manwaring

This volume commends itself to the reader to provoke thought about what governments and international organizations ought to do when faced with the responsibilities of a given peace operation. Equally important,...


The Transformation of Security in the Asia/Pacific Region

by Desmond Ball

The security architecture of the Asia/Pacific region is in a profound transformation. Such changes are not without problems, which are discussed here.


Multiculturalism and the Jews

by Sander Gilman

In this powerful and wide-ranging study, Sander Gilman explores the idea of 'the multicultural' in the contemporary world, a question he frames as the question of the relationship between Jews and Muslims. How...


Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising

by Robert Gooding-Williams

Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising keeps the public debate alive by exploring the connections between the Rodney King incidents and the ordinary workings of cultural, political, and economic power in...


The Future of NATO

by Ted Galen Carpenter

The end of the Cold War has raised questions about the future of NATO. Now that the threat from the Warsaw Pact has disappeared, there seems little need for a Western military alliance of such magnitude. The...


Talk, Talk, Talk: The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation

by S.I. Salamensky

Before media, before the Internet...there was talk itself. Talk Talk Talk is an incisive, exhilarating collection of essays by some of the best thinkers -- and talkers -- of our time. These stellar contributors...


The Politics of Immigration in Western Europe

by Martin Baldwin-Edwards & Martin A. Schain

This book is devoted to an analysis of how immigration has emerged as a political issue, how the politics of immigration have been constructed, and what have been the consequences in western Europe. Specific...