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  • Manchurian Crisis and Japanese Society, 1931-33by Sandra Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the reactions to the Manchurian crisis of different sections of the state, and of a number of different groups in Japanese society, particularly rural groups, women's organizations and business associations. It thus seeks to avoid a generalized account of public relations to the military and diplomatic events of the early 1930s,... more...

  • Polish Solidarity Movementby Arista M. Cirtautas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 225.00

    This book provides a groundbreaking analysis of democratization in Poland by placing Solidarity in the context of the major democratic upheavals of modernity: the French and American Revolutions. This study undertakes the first full historical comparison of the Polish movement with the ideals and institutions of democracy achieved in the last three... more...

  • Politics of NGOs in Indonesiaby Bob S. Hadiwinata

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    This book deals with two major issues: how Indonesian NGOs survived under Suharto's authoritarian rule; and how NGOs contributed to the promotion of democracy in the post-Suharto era. If NGOs are to change from 'development' to 'movement' in democratic post-Suharto Indonesia, they must adjust not only their management and working style, but also their... more...

  • Japan and Britain after 1859by Olive Checkland

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 178.00

    In the years following Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation from the world, Japan developed a new relationship with the West, and especially with Britain, where relations grew to be particularly close. The Japanese, embarrassed by their perceived comparative backwardness, looked to the West to learn modern industrial techniques, including... more...

  • Political Thought of Joseph Stalinby Erik van Ree

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the political thought of Joseph Stalin. Making full use of the documentation that has recently become available, including Stalin's private library with his handwritten margin notes, the book provides many insights on Stalin, and also on western and Russian Marxist intellectual traditions. Overall, the... more...

  • The Origins of the Second World War 1933-1939by Ruth Henig

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 22.95

    In her analysis of the reasons for the outbreak of the Second World War, one of the most controversial of all historical topics, Ruth Henig: considers the long-term factors that led to the war assess the effect of British appeasement policies explains the significance of American isolation examines the ambitions of Italy, Japan and Russia. more...

  • The Cold Warby John Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 31.95

    Mason provides concise coverage of the entire Cold War, paying particular attention to the Soviet-American dimension. This pamphlet: * Analyzes the origins of the conflict * Examines how the existence of nuclear weapons gives a unique character to the period * Discusses the involvement of other nations and regions, particularly China * Explains how... more...

  • Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empiresby Aviel Roshwald

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empires is a wide-ranging comparative study of the origins of today's ethnic politics in East Central Europe, the former Russian empire and the Middle East. Centred on the First World War Era, Ethnic Nationalism highlights the roles of historical contingency and the ordeal of total war in shaping the states... more...

  • Dividing and Uniting Germanyby Bill Niven; J. K. A. Thomaneck

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 33.95

    A concise introduction to the process which led to the division of Germany in 1949, and its unification in 1990, this book also explores the economic, social and cultural divisions between and east and west, which still exist in post-unification Germany. Dividing and Uniting Germany covers all important aspects of the subject including: the... more...

  • Gender and Civil Societyby Jude Howell; Diane Mulligan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Over the last two decades there has been considerable enthusiasm for the concept of civil society amongst researchers, practitioners and activists. Yet despite this enthusiasm for the concept, the gendered nature of civil society and the impact of feminist organizing on civil society has received minimal attention. This edited volume seeks to address... more...