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The New Member States and the European Union: Foreign Policy and Europeanization

by Michael Baun & Dan Marek

This book examines the impact of EU membership on the foreign policies of the 12 new member states that joined the EU in 2004 and 2007.

Among scholars of European politics there is a general consensus that membership...


Human Behavior in the Social Environment

by Anissa Rogers

This bestseller is ideal for use in either one-semester or year-long generalist human behavior courses. Why? Because the text is concise and easily used in a one-semester course. But the text also comes with...


Words Over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict

by Melanie Greenberg, John H. Barton & Margaret E. McGuinness

The international community can creatively and aggressively address deadly conflict through mediation, arbitration, and the development of international institutions to promote reconciliation. The editors of...


Poverty Reduction in a Changing Climate

by Hari Bansha Dulal, Luis F. López-Calva & Nora Lustig

Poverty Reduction in a Changing Climate, edited by Hari Bansha Dulal, is a work which discusses the new innovations and funding mechanisms which have emerged in response to the rise of climate-related challenges...


Chinese History in Geographical Perspective

by Jeff Kyong-McClain & Yongtao Du

This volume treats “China” first and foremost as an evolving and imagined geographical entity. The contributors explore China’s last five hundred years of history using geography as a lens through which...


The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas

by Kenneth L. Shropshire

Kenneth Shropshire describes the franchise warfare that pits city against city in the bidding competition to capture a major league team, using interviews with major players to present an insider's perspective...


The Writing on the Wall: How Asian Orthography Curbs Creativity

by William C. Hannas

Based on the latest scholarship in cognitive science and linguistics, and the author's intimate experience with East Asian languages, The Writing on the Wall provides a balanced and thoughtful account of one...


Women as Unseen Characters: Male Ritual in Papua New Guinea

by Pascale Bonnemere

Rituals have always been a focus of ethnographies of Melanesia, providing a ground for important theorizing in anthropology. This is especially true of the male initiation rituals that until recently were held...


China's New Urbanization Strategy

by China Development Research Foundation

Urbanization is one of the major challenges facing China. Of China's 1.3 billion people, around half still live in rural areas. There has been huge migration from rural areas to cities in recent years, a trend...


New Agendas in Statebuilding: Hybridity, Contingency and History

by Robert Egnell & Peter Haldén

This volume connects the study of statebuilding to broader aspects of social theory and the historical study of the state, bringing forth new questions and starting-points, both academically and practically,...


Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era

by Pamela Karimi

Examining Iran's recent history through the double lens of domesticity and consumer culture, Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran demonstrates that a significant component of the modernization process in...


The Promise and Perils of Transnationalisation: Ngo Activism and the Socialisation of Women S Human Rights in Egypt and Iran

by Benjamin Stachursky

To date, most constructivist international relations studies have characterized the influence of transnationalism on domestic forms of activism as uniformly positive. In particular, transnational interactions...


History Education and Post-Conflict Reconciliation: Reconsidering Joint Textbook Projects

by Karina V. Korostelina & Simone Lässig

This book analyses the role of history education in conflict and post-conflict societies, describing common history textbook projects in Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Far East and the Middle East.

Ever...


Television and Postfeminist Housekeeping: No Time for Mother

by Elizabeth Nathanson

In this book, Nathanson examines how contemporary American television and associated digital media depict women's everyday lives as homemakers, career women, and mothers. Her focus on American popular culture...


Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

by Liedeke Plate & Anneke Smelik

This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular...


New Dynamics in Cross-Taiwan Straits Relations: How Far Can the Rapprochement Go?

by Weixing Hu

Relations between mainland China and Taiwan have improved markedly in recent years, giving rise to the key question, How far can the current rapprochement go? This book focuses on how mainland China-Taiwan relations...


Film Censorship in the Asia-Pacific Region: Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia Compared

by Saw Tiong Guan

Film censorship has always been a controversial matter, particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific by comparing...


Reading Beyond the Book: The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture

by Danielle Fuller & DeNel Rehberg Sedo

Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and...


Engaging with the World: Agency, Institutions, Historical Formations

by Margaret S Archer & Andrea Maccarini

 This title reflects the general theme of the 2010 IACR annual conference that was held in Padova, Italy, the aim of which was to provide a fresh view on some cultural and structural changes involving Western...


Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

by Michael M. Gunter

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kurds greatly expands on the first edition through an updated chronology, an introductory essay, an expanded bibliography, maps, photos, and over 400 cross-referenced...