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  • The Psychopolitics of the Oriental Fatherby Bülent Somay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    With a foreword by Slavoj ?i?ek, this book explores the Father Function in the East in the process of 'Modernisation', arguing that 'Modernisation' and 'Westernisation' are euphemisms for the advent of capitalism in Asiatic and African societies which lead to fatal transformations of the cultural and political incarnatations of the Oriental Father.... more...

  • The Psychopolitics of the Oriental Fatherby Bülent Somay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    With a foreword by Slavoj ?i?ek, this book explores the Father Function in the East in the process of 'Modernisation', arguing that 'Modernisation' and 'Westernisation' are euphemisms for the advent of capitalism in Asiatic and African societies which lead to fatal transformations of the cultural and political incarnatations of the Oriental Father.... more...

  • Rethinking Indonesiaby Simon Philpott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00

    This book employs alternative approaches to authoritarianism, power, domination and political identity in contemporary Indonesia. It seeks to clarify the relationship between knowledge and 'real' politics. Drawing upon the thought of Edward Said and Michel Foucault, the text argues that understandings of Indonesian political life are profoundly shaped... more...

  • Ruling the Marginsby Prem Kumar Rajaram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Administrative rule is a type of rule centered on devising and implementing regulations governing how we live and how we conduct ourselves economically and politically, and sometimes culturally. The principle feature of this type of rule is the important question about how things should be arranged and for what purpose becomes a bureaucratic matter.... more...

  • Son of Franceby Geoff Cush

    Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 15.09

    With a hint of philosophy, a dash of insanity, and a woman who could make Gauguin's mouth water, this novel takes the usual ingredients of history and tosses them into the air. Welcome to the beautiful French colony of New Zealand! OK, so it never happened. But it nearly did . . . Welcome to beautiful French New Zealand - a paradise of vineyards,... more...

  • South West Africa and the United Nationsby Faye Carroll

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Faye Carroll is an associate professor of political science at Western Kentucky University. more...

  • Standort Bananenrepublikby Hans Christoph Buch

    zu Klampen 2004; US$ 7.56

    Wo liegen die Bananenrepubliken heute? In den subtropischen Zonen unserer Erde, wo die kleinen Länder zu Plantagen des Westens hergerichtet wurden und als abhängige Monokulturen verkommen? Oder mitten in Europa, wo mit monokulturellem Blick die Dritte Welt entweder als armes Opfer oder als irres Schlachthaus wahrgenommen wird? Standort Bananenrepublik... more...

  • Tomorrow's Battlefieldby Nick Turse

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Investigative journalist and bestselling author Nick Turse exposes the shocking expansion of the U.S. military?s covert wars in Africa more...

  • Transitional Justice in Established Democraciesby Stephen Winter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    Truth commissions, apologies, and reparations are just some of the transitional justice mechanisms embraced by established democracies. This groundbreaking exploration of political theory explains how these forms of state redress repair the damage state wrongdoing inflicts upon political legitimacy. more...

  • Triumph of the Expertby Joseph Morgan Hodge

    Ohio University Press 2007; US$ 27.99

    The most striking feature of British colonialism in the twentieth century was the confidence it expressed in the use of science and expertise, especially when joined with the new bureaucratic capacities of the state, to develop natural and human resources of the empire. Triumph of the Expert is a history of British colonial doctrine and its... more...