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Europe

  • Hopes and Impedimentsby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive effects of racism and injustice... more...

  • Life in Europe Under Climate Changeby Joseph Alcamo; Jorgen E. Olesen

    Wiley 2012; US$ 123.95

    Life in Europe will indeed go on as the climate changes, but not in the same way as before. The air will be warmer, winds will change, patterns of rainfall and snowfall will alter, and sea level is likely to rise. These phenomena are already being seen. Europe will in the future experience marked changes in vegetation cover, increased floods along... more...

  • Monitoring Fundamental Rights in the EUby Philip Alston; Olivier De Schutter

    Hart Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 97.20

    Coherent laws enforced by a central authority are part of the reason why human rights protection works at the national level in Europe. But when it comes to the EU these dimensions are lacking. The present system for protecting fundamental rights emerged on an ad hoc basis, with measures being improvised to respond to particular problems. In the next... more...

  • The Narcissism of Minor Differencesby Peter Baldwin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 12.99

    There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America. According to the American right, Europeans are lazy, defeatist and irreligious, while Americans are entrepreneurial, optimistic, and pious. And according to Europeans, America is harsh, dominated by the market, crime-ridden, violent, and sharp-elbowed. But are the US... more...

  • Saving Europeby Carlo Bastasin

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Three times in the few years since the global financial crisis erupted, the euro has come close to extinction, endangering both the world economy and history's most ambitious project in shared sovereignty. Yet each time, the case for a common currency proved to be more compelling than its weaknesses, and the euro survived. Saving Europe reveals... more...

  • While Europe Sleptby Bruce Bawer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.95

    The struggle for the soul of Europe today is every bit as dire and consequential as it was in the 1930s. Then, in Weimar, Germany, the center did not hold, and the light of civilization nearly went out. Today, the continent has entered yet another ?Weimar moment.? Will Europeans rise to the challenge posed by radical Islam, or will they cave in once... more...

  • Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruniby Valerie Benaim

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 5.99

    Nicholas Sarkozy was elected President of France with a broken heart. Shortly after he took office, his second wife, Ceceila, left him for another man. He sat brooding alone by night in the Presidential Palace. Though on top of the world, and one of the most powerful men in Europe, he felt very much alone. Sick of his own company, he asked a friend... more...

  • Menace in Europeby Claire Berlinski

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Old Europe?s new crisis. Europe, the charming continent of windmills and gondolas. But lately, Europe has become the continent of endless strikes and demonstrations, bombs on the trains and subways, radical Islamic cells in every city, and ghettos so hopeless and violent even the police won?t enter them. In Spain, a terrorist attack prompts instant... more...

  • Balkansby Robert Bideleux; Ian Jeffries

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    An excellent companion volume to the successful A History of Eastern Europe , this is a country-by-country treatment of the contemporary history of each of the Balkan states: Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosova. With a distinctive conceptual framework for explaining divergent patterns... more...

  • Why the French Don't Like Headscarvesby John R. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    The French government's 2004 decision to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs from public schools puzzled many observers, both because it seemed to infringe needlessly on religious freedom, and because it was hailed by many in France as an answer to a surprisingly wide range of social ills, from violence against females in poor suburbs... more...