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  • Russian Officialdom in Crisisby Thomas S. Pearson

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 40.00

    This book is the first full account of the development of rural self-government in Russia from the emancipation of the serfs to its bureaucratisation in the counter-reforms of 1889?90. Through analysis of central and provincial perceptions of local self-government and conflicting ideologies of reform. Professor Pearson challenges the conventional view... more...

  • Politics of Culture in Liberal Italyby Axel Körner

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Exploring theatre and opera, architecture and urban planning, the medieval revival and the rediscovery of the Etruscan and Roman past, this book analyzes Italians' changing relationship to their new nation state and the monarchy, class conflicts, and the emergence of new belief systems and of scientific responses to the experience of modernity. more...

  • Federalism and Local Politics in Russiaby Cameron Ross; Adrian Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    With articles by a high quality set of contributors, including Richard Sakwa, Darrell Slider and Vladimir Gel?man, this book explores the increasingly authoritarian character of Putin?s rule, especially in his second term since 2004. more...

  • Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman Cityby Andrew Bell

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    Andrew Bell's analysis of the power of prestige in civic communities of the ancient world demonstrates the importance of crowds' aesthetic and emotional judgement upon leaders and their ambitious claims for immediate and lasting significance; and also finds consideration of this dynamic still to be valuable for modern citizens. An initial discussion... more...

  • Another Global Cityby Pierre-Yves Saunier; Shane Ewen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This collection uses the transnational activities of municipal urban governments to historicize the origins and development of the global city, focusing on how urban problems were addressed with concepts that emerged from the "world in between" nations and cities. more...