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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

As yet there has been relatively little published on women's activities in relation to new digital technologies. Virtual Gender brings together theoretical perspectives from feminist theory, the sociology of...


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...


Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacy: Bal'ami's Tarikhnamah

by Andrew Peacock

The Tarikhnamah is a history of the world and the oldest surviving work of Persian prose. This book examines it as a political and cultural document and why it became such an influential work in the Islamic...


The Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement in an Age of Uncertainty

by Thomas E. Patterson

From the award-winning author of Out of Order—named the best political science book of the last decade by the American Political Science Association—comes this landmark book about why Americans don’t vote....


At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention

by David Rieff

Veteran journalist David Rieff’s essays draw a searing portrait of what happens when the grandiose schemes of policymakers and human rights activists go horribly wrong in the field.

Writing for publications...


A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis

by David Rieff

Timely and controversial, A Bed for the Night reveals how humanitarian organizations trying to bring relief in an ever more violent and dangerous world are often betrayed and misused, and have increasingly lost...


A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government

by Garry Wills

In A Necessary Evil, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills shows that distrust of government is embedded deep in the American psyche. From the revolt of the colonies against king and parliament to present-day...


The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

by Niall Ferguson

From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future

What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms...


The Common Thread

by Martha Manning

No relationship is more fulfilling, infuriating, emotional, and problematic than that of mother and daughter. Now, in a work filled with truth, surprises, and humor, renowned psychologist and author Martha Manning...


How to Overthrow the Government

by Arianna Huffington

Powerful and enlightening. How to Overthrow the Government is an impassioned call to arms from one of America's sharpest and most independent commentators. In its pages Huffington breaks away from the party-line...