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  • The Civil Law Tradition, 3rd Editionby John Merryman; Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    Designed for the general reader and students of law, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events?such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous... more...

  • Purchasing Whitenessby Ann Twinam

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The colonization of Spanish America resulted in the mixing of Natives, Europeans, and Africans and the subsequent creation of a casta system that discriminated against them. Members of mixed races could, however, free themselves from such burdensome restrictions through the purchase of a gracias al sacar ?a royal exemption that provided the privileges... more...

  • Busted Sanctionsby Bryan Early

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Powerful countries like the United States regularly employ economic sanctions as a tool for promoting their foreign policy interests. Yet this foreign policy tool has an uninspiring track record of success, with economic sanctions achieving their goals less than a third of the time they are imposed. The costs of these failed sanctions policies can... more...

  • Coercing Complianceby Robert Mandel

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Few global security issues stimulate more fervent passion than the application of brute force. Despite the fierce debate raging about it in government, society and the Academy, inadequate strategic understanding surrounds the issue, prompting the urgent need for ?the first comprehensive systematic global analysis of 21st century state-initiated internal... more...

  • Race on the Moveby Tiffany Joseph

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Race on the Move takes readers on a journey from Brazil to the United States and back again to consider how migration between the two countries is changing Brazilians' understanding of race relations. Brazil once earned a global reputation as a racial paradise, and the United States is infamous for its overt social exclusion of nonwhites. Yet, given... more...

  • Global Talentby Gi-Wook Shin; Joon Choi

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges between host and home countries. Gi-Wook Shin and Joon Nak Choi build on an emerging stream of research that conceptualizes global labor mobility as a positive-sum... more...

  • The Manhattan Projectby David Kishik

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In The Manhattan Project , David Kishik dares to imagine a Walter Benjamin who did not commit suicide in 1940, but managed instead to escape the Nazis to begin a long, solitary life in New York. During his anonymous, posthumous existence, while he was haunting and haunted by his new city, Benjamin composed a sequel to his Arcades Project. Just as... more...

  • The Shared Societyby Alejandro Toledo

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Latin America has gone through a major transformation in the past two decades. According to the United Nations, with the discovery of new oil and mineral deposits and increases in energy exports, manufacturing and tourism, Latin America's economic growth and development will only continue, foreign investment will increase, and the region's global... more...

  • The National Park to Comeby Margret Grebowicz

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Historians of wilderness have shown that nature reserves are used ideologically in the construction of American national identity. But the contemporary problem of wilderness demands examination of how profoundly nature-in-reserve influences something more fundamental, namely what counts as being well, having a life, and having a future. What is wellness... more...

  • An Industrious Mindby J. McGee

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    This is the first biography of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, a member of England's Long Parliament, Puritan, historian and antiquarian who lived from 1602?1650. D'Ewes took the Puritan side against the supporters of King Charles I in the English Civil War, and his extensive journal of the Long Parliament, together with his autobiography and correspondence,... more...