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Political organization. Political anthropology

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  • Anthropology of Labor Unionsby E. Paul Durrenberger; Karaleah S. Reichart

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 17.95

    The Anthropology of Labor Unions presents ethnographic data and analysis in eight case studies from several very diverse industries. It covers a wide range of topics, from the role of women and community in strikes to the importance of place in organization, and addresses global concerns with studies from Mexico and Malawu. Union-organized workplaces... more...

  • Policy Worldsby Cris Shore; Susan Wright; Davide Perņ

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    There are few areas of society today that remain outside the ambit of policy processes, and likewise policy making has progressively reached into the structure and fabric of everyday life. An instrument of modern government, policy and its processes provide an analytical window into systems of governance themselves, opening up ways to study power... more...

  • Peace by Designby Dawn Brancati

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 40.99 US$ 35.25

    Peace by Design seeks to understand whether a particular type of political institution, namely decentralization or federalism, reduces intrastate conflict and under what conditions. more...

  • The Multiculturalism of Fearby Jacob T. Levy

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    This book combines an analysis of the policy dilemmas faced by multiethnic states around the world with a philosophical consideration of multiculturalism and nationalism. It discusses land rights, official apologies for past injustices, the sexist and cruel internal practices of many minority groups, and the violence of state attempts to assimilate... more...

  • Understanding Violenceby Lorenzo Magnani

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 239.00

    This volume provides 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. more...

  • New Perspectives on Racial Identity Developmentby Charmaine Wijeyesinghe; Bailey W. Jackson

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 89.00

    New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development brings together leaders in the field to deepen, broaden, and reassess our understandings of racial identity development. Contributors include the authors of some of the earliest theories in the field, such as William Cross, Bailey W. Jackson, Jean Kim, Rita Hardiman, and Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe, who... more...

  • Ethnicity and Group Rightsby Ian Shapiro; Will Kymlicka

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 23.80

    Within Western political philosophy, the rights of groups has often been neglected or addressed in only the narrowest fashion. Focusing solely on whether rights are exercised by individuals or groups misses what lies at the heart of ethnocultural conflict, leaving the crucial question unanswered: can the familiar system of common citizenship rights... more...

  • Merchants of Despairby Robert Zubrin

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 25.99

    There was a time when humanity looked in the mirror and saw something precious, worth protecting and fighting for?indeed, worth liberating. But now, we are beset on all sides by propaganda promoting a radically different viewpoint. According to this idea, human beings are a cancer upon the Earth, a horde of vermin whose aspirations and appetites are... more...

  • Surrendering to Utopiaby Mark Goodale

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    A broad and ambitious reexamination of anthropology's potential and obligation to transform human rights theory and practice. more...

  • Governing Culturesby Kendra Coulter; William R. Schumann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    By assembling original, ethnographically-grounded research in legislatures, executives, and bureaucracies, this volume illuminates and unpacks the structures, practices, and values of government actors in local, regional, and national contexts. more...