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- OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 37.00
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are an important feature of the economic landscape in the Middle East and North Africa region and yet, their contribution to the local economies has not been subject to a systematic investigation. SOEs in the region are generally perceived as inefficient and subject to sub-optimal governance arrangements but at the same... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 60.00
Originally published in 1970, The Urban Revolution marked Henri Lefebvre?s first sustained critique of urban society, a work in which he pioneered the use of semiotic, structuralist, and poststructuralist methodologies in analyzing the development of the urban environment. Although it is widely considered a foundational book in contemporary thinking... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 40.00
An eminent social analyst examines the way racism works-and how it can be overcome. Racism: It is social, not ?natural?; it is general, not ?personal?; and it is tragically effective. In a remarkable meditation on a subject at the troubled center of American life, Albert Memmi investigates racism as social pathology-a cultural disease that prevails... more...
- Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99
In an age of virtual offices, urban flight, and planned gated communities, are cities becoming obsolete? In this passionate manifesto, Moshe Safdie argues that as crucibles for creative, social, and political interaction, vital cities are an organic and necessary part of human civilization. If we are to rescue them from dispersal and decay, we must... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95
Despite global shifts in world power, racial conflict remains one of the major problems of contemporary social life. This concise and engaging book demonstrates the interplay between identity, power and conflict in the creation, persistence and transformation of patterns of race and ethnic relations across the globe. Stone and Rizova employ a neo-Weberian... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Despite the fact that we?ve spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting tolerance, racism is still prevalent today. In fact, since 9-11 the subject of race, and exactly what this means, has become more important than ever before. Alana Lentin traces the development and mutation of ideas about race, through political history right up to modern... more...
- Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 21.70
Zahlreiche Skandale zeugen davon, dass polizeiliche Folterpraktiken trotz juristischer Verbote und moralischer Ablehnung weiterhin existieren. Besonders der Einsatz der Folter durch die USA nach den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 zeigt, dass die moderne Geschichte der Folter keine Geschichte ihres allmählichen Verschwindens ist. Die gegenwärtige... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 47.21
Für die Südosteuropa-Forschung stellt das Thema Gewalt in vielerlei Hinsicht immer noch ein Forschungsdesiderat dar. Auch wenn die Bereitschaft und das Bekenntnis zu Gewalt zweifellos eines der konstituierenden Merkmale des Faschismus in Rumänien (Legion Erzengel Michael) und Kroatien (Usta?a) bildeten, wurde dieser Aspekt bisher kaum untersucht. Mit... more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2008; US$ 215.95
Bringing together a range of scholars from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives, A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies offers an overview of contemporary debates as well as an exploration of new directions in the dynamic field of race and ethnicity. more...