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Deregulation in the European Union: Environmental Perspectives

by Ute Collier

Examines the environmental implication of economic deregulation through case studies of the energy, transport and water sectors. The book deals with options for deregulation, looking at self-regulation, negotiated...


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by Pat Caplan

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Global Competition and Eu Environmental Policy

by Jonathan Golub

Global Competition and EU Environmental Policy is the first book to examine the relationship between economic competitiveness and environmental protection in European Union policy.

A wide range of international...


China's Enterprise Reform: Changing State/Society Relations After Mao

by You Ji

China's basic work units, collectively known as the danwei system, have undergone significant reform, particularly since 1984. The author examines how this system operates and how reform is generating change...


Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism: National Identity and Status in International Society

by Christopher Hughes

For China, Taiwan is next in line to be unified with the People's Republic after Hong Kong in 1997. China's claim on Taiwan is of great importance to the politics of Chinese Nationalism, and is central to the...


Gender and Power in Affluent Asia

by Maila Stivens & Krishna Sen

Gender and Power in Affluent Asia is the first major study to analyse the relatioships between gender and power that have accompanied the rise of Asian affluence.


International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought: Towards a Synthesis

by Eric Laferrière & Peter J. Stoett

Ecological crises have never been higher on the international political agenda. However, ecological thought and international relations theory have developed as separate disciplines. This ground-breaking study...


Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture

by Alison Donnell

The Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture is the first comprehensive reference book to provide multidisciplinary coverage of the field of black cultural production in Britain. The publication is of...


Erotic Ambiguities: The Female Nude in Art

by Helen McDonald

Art is always ambiguous. When it involves the female body it can also be erotic. Erotic Ambiguities is a study of how contemporary women artists have reconceptualised the figure of the female nude. Helen McDonald...


Urban Segregation and the Welfare State: Inequality and Exclusion in Western Cities

by Sako Musterd & Wim Ostendorf

Urban Segregation and the Welfare State examines ethnic and socio-economic segregation patterns, social polarisation, and social exclusion in major cities in the Western world. Contributors from across North...


Fragmentation in Archaeology: People, Places and Broken Objects in the Prehistory of South Eastern Europe

by John Chapman

Fragmentation in Archaeology revolutionises archaeological studies of material culture, by arguing that the deliberate physical fragmentation of objects, and their (often structured) deposition, lies at the...


Cultural Identity and Archaeology: The Construction of European Communities

by C.S. Gamble, P. Graves-Brown & Sian Jones

Cultural identity is a key area of debate in contemporary Europe. Despite widespread use of the past in the construction of ethnic, national and European identity, theories of cultural identity have been neglected...


A Geography of the Third World

by C.G Clarke, Dr J P Dickenson & J.P Dickenson

This bestselling introductory text outlines the major themes and issues in the geography of the Third World. Fully revised and updated, with extra illustrations, boxed case studies, chapter summaries and guides...


Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema

by Pam Cook

From Mildred Pierce and Brief Encounter to Raging Bull and In the Mood for Love, this lively and accessible collection explores film culture's obsession with the past, offering searching and provocative analyses...


Time, Tradition and Society in Greek Archaeology: Bridging the 'Great Divide'

by Nigel Spencer

Classical archaeology is examined in the light of current theoretical archaeology and anthropology, so making it more relevant and valuable to the study of archaeology in the 1990s. An innovative and wide-ranging...


Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers

by Yvonne Tasker

From Luc Besson to Quentin Tarantino, this up-to-date guide examines the work, career and influence of some of today's most popular, original and influential cinematic voices.


Citizenships, Contingency and the Countryside: Rights, Culture, Land and the Environment

by Gavin Parker

Citizenships, Contingency and the Countryside defines citizenship in relation to the rural environment. The book expands and explores a widened conceptualization of citizenship and sets out a range of examples...


Global Culture/Individual Identity: Searching for Home in the Cultural Supermarket

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Most people still think of themselves as belonging to a particular culture. Yet today, many of us who live in affluent societies choose aspects of our lives from a global cultural supermarket, whether in terms...


Film as Social Practice

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Turner provides a clear introduction to major theoretical issues in the history of film production and film studies, examining the function of film as a national cultural industry, and its place in our popular...


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This book traces the crystallisation of post-Marxism as a specific theoretical position in its own right and considers the role played in its development by post-structuralism, postmodernism and second-wave...