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- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 33.99
In this investigation into the criminal underworld of the cities and villages of the Italian South, David Lane provides an unrivaled exposť of the operations of the Mafia today From Naples, home of Mafia-controlled mozzarella and toxic waste, through the no less rotten Calabria, to Sicily, cradle of Cosa Nostra, the hold of the Mafia on Southern... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 29.00
This book provides a critical assessment of dramatic literature since 1995, situating texts, companies and writers in a cultural, political and social context. It examines the shifting role of the playwright, the dominant genres and emerging styles of the past decade and how they are related.Beginning with an examination of how dramatic literature... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 60.00
This book offers an extended analysis of writers and theatre companies in Britain since 1995, and explores them alongside recent cultural, social and political developments. Referencing well-known practitioners from modern theatre, this book is an excellent introduction to how contemporary drama is made and analysed. more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Lane shows how globalisation has transformed the Mafia into more than simply a local phenomenon. It describes in painful detail the daily accommodation to Mafia pressure endured by priests, politicians and prosecutors, businessmen, trade unionists and ordinary citizens. At the same time he incorporates a portrait of the South's long and tumultuous... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
The dissolution of the communist system led to the creation of new states and the formation of new concepts of citizenship in the post-Soviet states of Central and Eastern Europe. The formation of national identity also occurred in the context of the process of increasing economic and political globalisation, particularly the widening of the European... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95
This is an up-to-the-minute revised edition of a text which, since its publication in 1990, has been extremely influential. The great changes of the past 18 months have entailed a comprehensive updating of the book. This edition takes account of new developments that include the independence of the Baltic states and the treaty which sparked 1991's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00
David Lane outlines succinctly yet comprehensively the development and transformation of state socialism. While focussing on Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe, he also engages in a discussion of the Chinese path. In response to the changing social structure and external demands, he outlines different scenarios of reform. He contends that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 170.00
This book considers aspects of transformation of former state socialist countries: social and economic outcomes; forces in the transformation process; problems of consolidation of the new regimes;and other scenarios. It also looks at alternative types of society that might replace state socialism, particularly state capitalism and market socialism. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 140.00
This book sets the experiences of former communist countries as they head towards capitalism against the 'varieties of capitalism' paradigm, and provides a framework for comparing transformation processes, demonstrating how differing heritages of communist and pre-communist pasts are leading to different kinds of capitalist economies. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 115.00
Crucial to the understanding of breakdown and transition are analyses of changes within the internal relations of national elites. In this book, the authors define and detail the political elites under state socialism, showing how the elites under Gorbachev were profoundly fragmented. They further reveal how, with the maturation of state socialism,... more...