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Crisis in the Caucasus: Russia, Geo

by Paul B. Rich

This collection of essays by a series of academic specialists examines the crisis stemming from the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008 from a range of standpoints. The chapters probe the geopolitical...


The Pictorial Turn - Curtis

by Neal Curtis

In 1992 W. J. T. Mitchell argued for a "pictorial turn" in the humanities, registering a renewed interest in and prevalence of pictures and images in what had been understood as an age of simulation, or an increasingly...


Anti-Muslim Prejudice - Malik: Past and Present

by Maleiha Malik

This collection makes a unique contribution to the study of anti-Muslim prejudice by placing the issue in both its past and present context. The essays cover historical and contemporary subjects from the eleventh...


The 2008 Crisis in Kenya - Kagwanja: The Electoral Crisis of 2008

by Peter Kagwanja & Roger Southall

The plunging of Kenya, until recently a centre of stability and growth in East Africa, into political and economic uncertainty following the general election of December 2007 is regarded as a major cause for...


Spain's 'Second Transition'?- Field: The Socialist Government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

by Bonnie N. Field

Few would have imagined the developments and the extent of reforms that occurred under Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero between 2004 and 2008. Under Zapatero, Spain rapidly withdrew Spanish...


The Racial Missions of Contemporary: International Perspectives on Evolving Law-Enforcement Politics

by Paul Amar

This book identifies new formations of race, racism and ethnicity at the intersection of neoliberalism, security, urban governance and the law through a comparative, international analysis of police organizations...


Middle Eastern Belongings - King

by Diane E. King

This book features chapters that examine the various ways of belonging in the Middle East. Belonging can mean fitting in, feeling at home, feeling a part; this kind of belonging is profoundly social. Belongings...


New Methods Social Justice Research

by Alphia Possamai-Inesedy & Gabrielle Gwyther

This book provides a source of innovative theories and data for researchers grappling with social justice methodology and research methods in an environment constrained by funding agendas.

This book foregrounds...


Comfort in a Lower Carbon Society -

by Elizabeth Shove, Heather Chappells & Loren Lutzenhiser

Current expectations and standards of comfort are almost certainly unsustainable and new methods and ideas will be required if there is to be any prospect of a significantly lower carbon society. This collection...


European Union's Democratization AG

by Michelle Pace & Peter Seeberg

Democracy promotion in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remains a central pillar of the foreign policy the European Union (EU). Rather than concentrating on the relations between the incumbent authoritarian...


Sport Past and Present in South Afr: (Trans)Forming the Nation

by Scarlett Cornelissen & Albert Grundlingh

This book provides an interpretation of sport in contemporary South Africa through an historical account of the evolution and social ramifications of sport in the twentieth century. It comprises chapters which...


The Common Agricultural Policy - Sk: Policy Dynamics in a Changing Context

by Grace Skogstad & Amy Verdun

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a unique agricultural policy worldwide. For many years, its status as the only common European Community (EC) policy governed by EC institutions put it at the heart of...


Pathways from Ethnic Conflict: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies

by John Coakley

The book begins with an agenda-setting introduction which will provide an overview of the central question being addressed, such as the circumstances associated with the move towards a political settlement,...


Health, Culture and Religion in Sou: Critical Perspectives

by Assa Doron & Alex Broom

Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia brings together top international scholars from a range of social science disciplines to critically explore the interplay of local cultural and religious practices...


Gujarat Beyond Gandhi - Mehta: Identity, Society and Conflict

by Nalin Mehta & Mona G. Mehta

The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and the land that produced Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, Gujarat has been at the centre-stage of South Asia's political iconography for more than a century. As...


Clifford Geertz in Morocco

by Susan Slyomovics

Between 1963 and 1986, eminent American anthropologists Clifford and Hildred Geertz - together and alone - conducted ethnographic fieldwork for varying periods in Sefrou, a town situated in north-central Morocco,...


Women, War and Learning - Mojab

by Shahrzad Mojab

This anthology provides fresh theorization of gendered dimensions of learning, war, and violence, with a view to offering new insights on the impact of violence on women's learning and well being. The collection...


African Diaspora & Metropolis: Reading the African, African American and Caribbean Experience

by Fassil Demissie

At the end of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century, a number of African American and Caribbean intellectuals and immigrants of the African Diaspora with all their apprehensions set out in steamships...


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by Shin'ichi Suzuki & Edward R. Howe

Research into teacher education is dominated by Anglophone literature, with the inevitable result that teacher education in non-English speaking regions of the world largely remains unexamined. This book fills...


Islamization Turkey Under Akp Rule

by Birol Yesilada & Barry Rubin

This book examines the decade in office of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its efforts to transform the Turkish republic toward a more Islamist-oriented system. If it succeeds, Turkey's dramatic...