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Manchester University Press

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  • Witchcraft Narratives in Germanyby Alison Rowlands

    Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 142.00

    This text looks at why witch-trials failed to escalate into "witch-crazes" in certain parts of early modern Europe. Using the legal records of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the book explores the social and psychological conflicts behind the making of accusations and confessions of witchcraft. more...

  • Indigenous Peoples and Human Rightsby Patrick Thornberry

    Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 95.00

    This study of the rights of indigenous peoples looks at the historical, cultural, and legal background to the position of indigenous peoples in different cultures, including America, Africa and Australia. It defines "indigenous peoples" and looks at their position in international law. more...

  • Market Relations and the Competitive Processby Stan Metcalfe; Alan Warde

    Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 80.00

    There has been increasing interest and debate in recent years on the instituted nature of economic processes in general and the related ideas of the market, in particular the competitive process. This debate lies at the interface between two largely independent disciplines, economics and sociology, and reflects an attempt to bring the two fields of... more...

  • The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violenceby Ami Pedahzur

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    Ami Pedahzur looks at the theoretical issue of how a democracy can defend itself from those wishing to subvert or destroy it without being required to take measures that would impinge upon the basic principles of the democratic idea, with a case study of the Israeli response to Jewish extremism. more...

  • Aesthetics and Subjectivityby Andrew Bowie

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Offering an account of the German philosophical tradition of thinking about art and the self, this text looks at recent historical research and contemporary arguments in philosophy and theory in the humanities following the path of German philosophy from Kant through Hegel to Nietzsche. more...

  • Innovation by Demandby Andrew McMeekin

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    Sociologists and economists are increasingly interested in understanding the patterns and drivers of technological innovation. This book brings together a range of experts to study the role of demand and consumption in the innovative process, including case studies to illustrate the issues raised. more...

  • Human Rights and the Borders of Sufferingby Anne Brown

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    A study of the problematic issues surrounding human rights in its emancipatory role, but also where the term itself is abused to uphold division. Brown explores the realities of abuse and more responsive rights practices for the future. more...

  • More Than a Gameby Barry Atkins

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 69.95

    There is little doubt that computer and video games occupy a significant place in contemporary popular culture. Taking its cue from practices of reading texts in literary and cultural studies, this text considers the computer game as an emerging mode of contemporary storytelling. more...

  • Federalism and Democratization in Post-Communist Russiaby Cameron Ross

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Combining theoretical perspectives with empirical work, this text provides a comparative analysis of the electoral systems, party systems and governmental systems in the ethnic republics and regions of Russia, and assesses the impact of these arrangements on democratization and federalism. more...

  • The Ideology of the Extreme Rightby Cas Mudde

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    There is no other work which competes seriously with this .... There has been a major revival of interest in political parties during the 1990s, and Mudde makes a notable contribution to the study of the extreme right. ' Though the extreme right was not particularly successful in the 1999 European elections, it continues to be a major factor in the... more...