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We Keep America on Top of the World: Television Journalism and the Public Sphere

by Daniel Hallin

A close examination of American journalism with particular emphasis paid to television news. Hallin looks at an institution that is torn betwee n the needs of the market, political ideology and popular fashion...


International Law, Rights and Politics: Developments in Eastern Europe and the CIS

by Rein Mullerson

The range of recent upheavals are used to show the interplay of international law and politics in the changing international system. The author is former Deputy Foreign Minister of Estonia and a distinguished...


Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 2

by Bruce Stiftel, Vanessa Watson & Henri Acselrad

Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning offers a new selection of the best urban planning scholarship from each of the world's planning school associations. The award winning papers presented illustrate the...


Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War

by Jan Angstrom & Isabelle Duyvesteyn

Bringing together leading contributors in the field, this new volume analyzes how victory and defeat in modern war can be understood and explained.

It does so by confronting two inter-related research problems:...


International Law and International Relations: Bridging Theory and Practice

by Thomas J. Biersteker, Peter J. Spiro & Chandra Lekha Sriram

This unique volume examines the opportunities for, and initiates work in, interdisciplinary research between the fields of international law and international relations; disciplines that have engaged little...


Japan: The Childless Society?: The Crisis of Motherhood

by Muriel JOLIVET

Disillusioned by long hours at home alone and by demands from the older generation, Japanese women are marrying later, resulting in a sharp decline in the Japanese birth rate. Muriel Jolivet considers the reasons...


Gender and Environment

by Susan Buckingham-Hatfield

Introduces all the key areas in gender/environment relations in a lively and accessible manner, using case studies from North and South and covering relationships at the family, community and international levels....


Museum Volunteers: Good Practice in the Management of Volunteers

by Sinclair Goodlad & Stephanie McIvor

Museum Volunteers is a practical handbook on the use of volunteers as interpreters within museums. Drawing on key examples of outstanding practice from the UK and North America, this book forms a unique resource...


Handbook of Business Interest Associations, Firm Size and Governance: A Comparative Analytical Approach

by Franz Traxler & Gerhard Huemer

This Handbook presents a theory of Business Interest Associations and fifteen empirical country by country case studies in the EU.

The book is organized into three main parts. Part I develops a theory of business...


Virtual Gender: Technology, Consumption and Identity Matters

by Alison Adam & Eileen Green

In this book, eighteen contributors look at the way gender is inscribed and reproduced by and through information and communication technologies.


Global Standards of Market Civilization

by Brett Bowden & Leonard Seabrooke

Global Standards of Market Civilization brings together leading scholars, representing a range of political views, to investigate how global 'standards of market civilization' have emerged, their justification,...


Law Reform in Developing and Transitional States

by Tim Lindsey

Law reform in developing countries has become an increasingly topical subject in recent years.  A critical issue is why so many law reform projects in developing economies are regarded by their sponsors and...


Europe and Asia Beyond East and West

by Gerard Delanty

This major new book tackles key questions on Europe in the context of shifting parameters of East and West. The contributors - sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and historians - show, from a variety...


Israeli Politics and the First Palestinian Intifada: Political Opportunities, Framing Processes and Contentious Politics

by Eitan Alimi

As the Palestinian/Israeli conflict continues to be of major importance in the Middle East, this book employs a new agency approach to understanding the conflict, examining the unprecedented challenge mounted...


The Wto After Hong Kong: Progress In, and Prospects For, the Doha Development Agenda

by Donna Lee & Rorden Wilkinson

After the World Trade Organization's (WTO) critical December 2005 Hong Kong ministerial meeting, negotiations to implement the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) broke down completely in the summer of 2006. This...


Irish Political Studies Reader: Key Contributions

by Conor McGrath & Eoin O'Malley

This is an introduction to the best available scholarship within Irish politics, featuring the most influential and significant articles which have been published on Irish politics during the past twenty years....


They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School

by Bev Sellars

One woman's account of triumph over a childhood spent in an Indian residential school.


Culture in Mind: Toward a Sociology of Culture and Cognition

by Karen A. Cerulo

What is thought and how does one come to study and understand it? How does the mind work? Does cognitive science explain all the mysteries of the brain? This collection of fourteen original essays from some...


Global Nomads: Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa

by Anthony D'Andrea

Global Nomads provides a unique introduction to the globalization of countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. Anthony D'Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates who live...


Indian Sufism Since the Seventeenth Century: Saints, Books and Empires in the Muslim Deccan

by Nile Green

Sufism is often regarded as standing mystically aloof from its wider cultural settings. By turning this perspective on its head, Indian Sufism since the Seventeenth Century reveals the politics and poetry of...