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Regime Stability in Saudi Arabia

by Stig Stenslie

This book examines the structure of political power amongst elites inside Saudi Arabia and how they might cope with the very serious challenge posed by succession. Presenting a new and refreshing theoretical...


Wine Drinking Culture in France: A National Myth or a Modern Passion?

by Marion Demossier

Wine drinking culture in France has traditionally been a source of pride for the French and in an age of concerns about the dangers of 'binge-drinking', a major cause of jealousy for the British. Wine drinking...


Parents, Personalities and Power: Welsh-medium Schools in South-east Wales

by Huw S. Thomas & Colin H. Williams

This pioneering volume is the first ever to investigate in depth the myriad interconnected influences on the phenomenal growth of Welsh-medium schools over the last half century and probe the foreseeable challenges...


Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

by Brian Meeks

A well-known public intellectual's intense engagement with politics in the contemporary Caribbean


The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War

by Rohini Mohan

For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians...


Community Economic Development in Social Work

by Steven D. Soifer, Joseph B. McNeely & Cathy Costa

Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work...


Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader

by Mary Ellen Miller, Morris Allen Grubbs & Silas House

Jim Wayne Miller (1936--1996) was a prolific writer, a revered teacher and scholar, and a pioneer in the field of Appalachian studies. During his thirty-three-year tenure at Western Kentucky University, he helped...


Berlin

by Rory Maclean

Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect...


Justice and Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Yaacov Bar Siman Tov

In this book, the late Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov argues that the failure of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process so far has been mainly the result of the inability of both sides to reach an agreed formula...


Israeli Peacemaking Since 1967: Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures

by Galia Golan

Examining the Israeli-Arab conflict as an "intractable conflict," Israeli Peacemaking since 1967 seeks to determine just which factors, or combination of factors, impacted on Israel's position in past peace-making...


Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict

Social Work in East Asia

by Christian Aspalter

Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family,...


Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia

by Geoffrey L. Buckley, Michele Morrone & Donald Edward Davis

Through compelling stories and interviews with people who are fighting for environmental justice, Mountains of Injustice contributes to the ongoing debate over how to equitably distribute the long-term environmental...


Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice, and the  Fight to End Mountaintop Removal

Regional Security Dialogue in the Middle East: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities

by Chen Kane & Egle Murauskaite

At this time of considerable political turmoil in the Middle East, there is a pressing need to explore alternative frameworks for regional security. The book discusses the Helsinki Process as one potentially...


Borders, Fences and Walls: State of Insecurity?

by Élisabeth Vallet

This book explores the issue of how the return of the border fences and walls as a political tool may be symptomatic of a new era in border studies and international relations. Taking a multidisciplinary approach,...


Chicago Portraits

by Chicago Tribune Staff, Rick Kogan & Michael Zajakowski

The Chicago Tribune possesses a vast photo archive spanning its more than 150 years in publication. From the Civil War era through today, its photographers have captured thousands of people, from everyday Chicagoans...


Political Islam, World Politics and Europe: From Jihadist to Institutional Islamism

by Bassam Tibi

The new and updated edition of Political Islam, World Politics and Europe focusses on the shift within political Islam, in light of 9/11 and the events of the Arab Spring, from a jihadist struggle, to institutional...


Race And Place: Equity Issues In Urban America

by John W. Frazier, Florence Margai & Eugene Tettey-fio

Racism, racial equity, and the race-place connections related to racial inequalities in the U.S. are the major themes of this book. The long history of U.S. White racism toward Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians...