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Europe and the Wider World

by Bernard Waites

This book examines the concept of Europe in its relations to those areas of the globe beyond its borders. In particular it is concerned with the historical evolution and contemporary setting of Europe vis-a-vis...

Culture and Global Change

by Tim Allen & Tracey Skelton

Culture and Global Change presents a comprehensive introduction to the cultural aspects of third world development. It contains 25 chapters from leading writers in the field who each explore a particular aspect...

Moral Panics

by Kenneth Thompson

It is widely acknowledged that this is the age of moral panics. From the Bulger case to mad cow disease, newspaper headlines continually warn of some new danger and television programmes echo the theme with...

Environment and Philosophy

by Emily Brady, with Jane Howarth & Vernon Pratt

Environment and Philosophy provides an accessible introduction to the radical challenges that environmentalism poses to concepts that have become almost second nature in the modern world. These include:

* the...

Transforming Cities: New Spatial Divisions and Social Tranformation

by Nick Jewson & Susan MacGregor

This collection examines the profound transformations that have characterised cities of the advanced capitalist societies in the final decades of the 20th century. It analyses ways in which relationships of...

Future of the Nation-State: Essays on Cultural Pluralism and Political Integration

by Sverker Gustavsson & Leif Lewin

The tension between culture, politics and economy has become one the dominant anxieties of modern society. On the one hand people endeavour to maintain and develop their cultural identity; on the other there...

Fantasy City: Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis

by John Hannigan

Fantasy City analyses the post-industrialist city as a site of entertainment. By discussing examples from a wide variety of venues, including casinos, malls, heritage developments and theme parks, Hannigan questions...

Worlding Women: A Feminist International Politics

by Jan Jindy Pettman

In Worlding Women Jan Jindy Pettman asks 'Where are the women in international relations'? She develops a broad picture of women in colonial and post-colonial relations; racialized, ethnic and national identity...

Health Ecology: Health, Culture and Human-Environment Interaction

by Thomas Boleyn & Morteza Honari

This ground-breaking study offers new challenges to those teaching, studying or developing strategies and policies in health and the environment.Bringing together a variety of approaches from different perspectives...

Idealism and Realism in International Relations

by Robert M. A. Crawford

The author argues for a revised conception of international relations that acknowledges the irreconcilability of realist and idealist theories, and concerns itself instead with important substantive issues.

Excavating Women: A History of Women in European Archaeology

by Magarita Díaz-Andreu & Marie Louise Stig Sorensen

Archaeologists are increasingly aware of issues of gender when studying past societies; women are becoming better represented within the discipline and are attaining top academic posts. However, until now there...

Foreign Policy and Discourse Analysis: France, Britain and Europe

by Henrik Larsen

Henrik Larsen presents discourse analysis as an alternative approach to foreign policy analysis. Through an extensive empirical study of British and French policies towards Europe in the 1980s, he demonstrates...

Encyclopaedia of Contemporary American Culture

by Robert Gregg, Gary W. McDonogh & Cindy H. Wong

As a meeting point for world cultures, the USA is characterized by its breadth and diversity. Acknowledging that diversity is the fundamental feature of American culture, this volume is organized around a keen...

Regions in Europe: The Paradox of Power

by Patrick Le Gales & Christian Lequesne

Regions in Europe explores the state of regional politics in an increasingly integrated Europe. It argues that the predicted rise of increased political power at the regional level has failed to materialise...

European Integration and Housing Policy

by Mark Kleinman, Walter Matznetter & Mark Stephens

This book presents a series of debates arising from the housing needs of different EU countries. The authors address key issues by examining in turn:

* the consequences of European integration for different...

Economic Dynamism in the Asia-Pacific: The Growth of Integration and Competitiveness

by Grahame Thompson

This broad-ranging student textbook examines the rise of the Asia-Pacific as an important economic region. It looks at the sources of that rise, its future development and the possible consequences for the global...

Culture and Society in the Asia-Pacific

by Colin Mackerras & Richard Maidment

This important new text examines the crucial social and cultural factors associated with the rise of the Asia- Pacific region at the end of the Twentieth Century.

It takes a close look at those areas which have...

Culture, Politics and Television in Hong Kong

by Eric Kit-wai Ma

Ma looks at the ways in which the identity of Hong Kong citizens has changed in the 1990s especially since the handover to China in 1997. This is the first analysis which focuses on the role, in this process,...

Global Trade and Global Social Issues

by Annie Taylor Nfa, Annie Taylor & Caroline Thomas

In Global Trade and Social Issues leading academics and NGO workers offer a much-needed counterweight to the liberal consensus. A critical reflection on the whole project of restructuring world trade, this is...

Raymond Williams

by Fred Inglis

In his life, Raymond Williams played many parts: child of the Black Mountains, inspirational adult lecturer, Cambridge professor, folk hero and guru of the left. After his death, he has remained a symbolic figure...