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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
At the end of the Cold War, the Balkan states of South East Europe were in crisis. They had emerged from two decades of hardline communism with their economies in disarray and authoritarian leaders poised to whip up nationalist feelings so as to cling on to power. The break up of Yugoslavia followed in 1991 along with prolonged instability in Romania,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
Can the Balkans ever become a peaceful peninsula like that of Scandinavia? With enlightened backing, can it ever make common cause with the rest of Europe rather than being an arena of periodic conflicts, political misrule, and economic misery? In the last years of the twentieth century, Western states watched with alarm as a wave of conflicts swept... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Examining two centuries of Balkan politics, from the emergence of nationalism to the retreat of Communist power in 1989, this is the first book to systematically argue that many of the region's problems are external in origin. A decade of instability in the Balkan states of southeast Europe has given the region one of the worst images in world politics.... more...
- Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 94.99
According to Tom Gallagher, Romania's predatory rulers, the heirs of the sinister communist dictator Ceausescu, have inflicted a humiliating defeat on the European Union. He argues convincingly that Brussels was tricked into offering full membership to this Balkan country in return for substantial reforms which its rulers now refuse to carry out. This... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00
The chronic instability in the Balkan States of South East Europe has prevented the end of the Cold War becoming an era of genuine peace in Europe. Against a background of competing nationalisms, economic decline, the resilience of authoritarianism, it is easy to forget that there have been experiments with democracy have taken place since 1990 with... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99
Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future presents an international collaboration of scholars and artists who examine multiple reactions of popular culture and the arts to the advent of nuclear weapons. Featuring both contemporary works of scholarship in several fields and works of contemporary artists grappling with what nuclear weapons have wrought,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 33.99
Movie texts are often examined for subtexts and for the way that they dramatize social and psychological issues as well as current movements. Through a Catholic Lens looks at the Catholic subtext through a collection of studies of 19 film directors from around the world whose Catholic backgrounds can be found in their writing and directing. more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 54.99
This book examines the efforts of European regional organizations in promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law among states seeking membership. In country-specific chapters, experts test prevailing theories about how effective the regional organizations' efforts at improvement have been. more...