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Political organization. Political anthropology

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  • Peace by Designby Dawn Brancati

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    Why does political decentralization seem reduce intrastate conflict more in some countries than in others? This question constitutes the central focus of Peace by Design. Brancati argues that the ability of decentralization to reduce intrastate conflict hinges on the electoral strength of regional parties. According to Brancati, regional parties tend... more...

  • Direct Actionby David Graeber

    AK Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    A radical anthropologist studies the global justice movement. more...

  • Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Marketsby Martin Kahanec; Klaus F. Zimmermann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This highly accessible book illustrates how policy makers can address and nurture the effects of growing ethnic diversity in European labor markets. The contributors present an unprecedented large-scale study on ethnic diversity in European labor markets via a combination of hard data analysis with expert evaluation of integration practices and policy... more...

  • The Multiculturalism of Fearby Jacob T. Levy

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 73.99

    The Multiculturalism of Fear argues for a liberal account of multiculturalism which draws on a liberalism of fear like that articulated by Judith Shklar and inspired by Montesquieu. Liberalism should not be centrally concerned either with preserving or with transcending cultural communities, practices, and identities. Rather, it should focus on mitigating... more...

  • Understanding Violenceby Lorenzo Magnani

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    This volume sets out to give a philosophical "applied" account of violence, engaged with both empirical and theoretical debates in other disciplines such as cognitive science, sociology, psychiatry, anthropology, political theory, evolutionary biology, and theology. The book's primary thesis is that violence is inescapably intertwined... more...

  • Intervention Researchby Bernadette Melnyk; Dianne Morrison-Beedy

    Springer Publishing Company 2012; US$ 85.00

    This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for health care researchers across multiple disciplines who are involved in intervention research. It provides all of the essential elements needed for understanding how to design, conduct, analyze, and fund intervention studies that are replicable and can withstand the scrutiny of the Institutional Review... more...

  • Landscape, Ethnicity and Identity in the archaic Mediterranean Areaby Gabriele Cifani; Simon Stoddart

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    The main concern of this volume is the multi-layered concept of ethnicity. Contributors examine and contextualise contrasting definitions of ethnicity and identity as implicit in two perspectives, one from the classical tradition and another from the prehistoric and anthropological tradition. They look at the role of textual sources in reconstructing... more...

  • Ethnic Identityby De George A. Vos; Takeyuki Tsuda; Lola Romanucci-Ross

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 38.99

    In this thought-provoking reader of mostly new chapters, an international group of scholars link ethnicity to language, nationalism, localism, religion, and other issues in various crucial areas around the globe. Ethnic identities are examined in countries around the globe, including Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the World's Minoritiesby Carl Skutsch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 625.00

    This study of minorities involves the difficult issues of rights, justice, equality, dignity, identity, autonomy, political liberties, and cultural freedoms. The A-Z Encyclopedia presents the facts, arguments, and areas of contention in over 560 entries in a clear, objective manner. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the ... more...

  • Language, Ethnic Identity and the Stateby William Safran; J.A. Laponce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    This new study powerfully asserts the pivotal importance of the interplay between language and ethnicity, which is often underestimated as a component for political stability. These leading scholars present five key case studies of South Africa, Algeria, Canada, Latvia and Senegal. All five countries are multilingual nations where language has... more...