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  • Bildung zum Weltmenschenby Christine Kupfer

    transcript 2014; US$ 40.01

    Wie kann es gelingen, sich zu einem »Weltmenschen« zu bilden, der den ganzen Kosmos in sich selbst umfasst? Dies ist die bestimmende Frage der Bildungsphilosophie Rabindranath Tagores (1861-1941), des als »Goethe Indiens« gefeierten Literatur-Nobelpreisträgers. »Bildung zum Weltmenschen« zeigt zum ersten Mal die enge Verflechtung von Tagores komplexem... more...

  • The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in Indiaby Ajay Verghese

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography. But when the famous Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was destroyed in 1992, Jaipur burned while Ajmer remained peaceful; when the state clashed over low-caste affirmative action quotas in 2008, Ajmer's residents rioted while... more...

  • Conflict Transformation and Reconciliationby Sarah Maddison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book examines approaches to reconciliation and peacebuilding in settler colonial, post-conflict, and divided societies. In contrast to current literature, this book provides a broader assessment of reconciliation and conflict transformation by applying a distinctive ?multi-level? approach. The analysis provides a unique intervention in the field,... more...

  • Constraints and Adjustments in British Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)by Michael Leifer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book, first published in 1972, offers a detailed analysis of the post-war formulation of foreign policy, as Britain sought to detach itself from its imperialist past and moved towards a European future. The contributors ? all experts in their fields ? together provide a comprehensive commentary on the complexities of the external pressures that... more...

  • Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Developmentby Allen F. Isaacman; Barbara S. Isaacman

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River, built in the early 1970s during the final years of Portuguese rule, was the last major infrastructure project constructed in Africa during the turbulent era of decolonization. Engineers and hydrologists praised the dam for its technical complexity and the skills required to construct what was then the world?s... more...

  • Darfurby Chris Vaughan

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    The first in-depth account of Darfur's history during the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium (from 1916). more...

  • The Dead Do Not Dieby Sven Lindqvist; Joan Tate; Sarah Death; Adam Hochschild

    The New Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    Sven Lindqvist has published thirty books, including The Skull Measurer?s Mistake and A History of Bombing (both available from The New Press). He holds a PhD in the history of literature from Stockholm University, an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University, and an honorary professorship from the Swedish government. He lives in Stockholm.... more...

  • The Death of Conservatismby Sam Tanenhaus

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.00

    Sam Tanenhaus?s essay ? Conservatism Is Dead ? prompted intense discussion and debate when it was published in The New Republic in the first days of Barack Obama?s presidency. Now Tanenhaus, a leading authority on modern politics, has expanded his argument into a sweeping history of the American conservative movement. For seventy-five years, he argues,... more...

  • The Decolonial Mandelaby Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 27.95

    A significant contribution to the emerging literature on decolonial studies, this concise and forcefully argued volume lays out a groundbreaking interpretation of the "Mandela phenomenon." Contrary to a neoliberal social model that privileges adversarial criminal justice and a rationalistic approach to war making, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni identifies... more...

  • Decolonizing International Relationsby Branwen Gruffydd Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 45.99

    The modern discipline of International Relations (IR) is largely an Anglo-American social science. It has been concerned mainly with the powerful states and actors in the global political economy and dominated by North American and European scholars. However, this focus can be seen as Eurocentrism. Decolonizing International Relations exposes... more...