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  • Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciencesby Wiebke Keim; Ercüment Çelik; Christian Ersche; Veronika Wöhrer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    An innovative contribution to debates on the internationalization and globalization of the social sciences, this book pays particular attention to their theoretical and epistemological reconfiguration in the light of postcolonial critiques and critiques of Eurocentrism. Bringing together theoretical contributions and empirical case studies from around... more...

  • Migrant Care Workersby Karen Christensen; Ingrid Guldvik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Cristensen and Guldvik’s Migrant Care Workers provides insight to the historical context for public care work and shows how migration policies, general welfare and long-term care policies as well as cultural differences in values in the UK and Norway set the context for how migrant care workers can realise their individual life projects. The authors... more...

  • Revolutionary Subjectivity in Post-Marxist Thoughtby Oliver Harrison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis the ideas of Karl Marx have once again become prominent in social and political thought. This book turns to Marx’s theory of revolutionary subjectivity to assess the work of three contemporary global theorists: Ernesto Laclau, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou. While providing a critical examination... more...

  • Antisemitism and Anti-Zionismby Rusi Jaspal

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Drawing upon media and visual sources and rich interview data from Iran, Britain and Israel, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism examines the concepts of antisemitism and anti-Zionism, tracing their evolution and inter-relations, and considering the distinct ways in which they are manifested, and responded to, by Muslim and Jewish communities in Iran, Britain... more...

  • Political Culture, Political Science, and Identity Politicsby Howard J. Wiarda

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In this important book, well known Comparativist, Howard J. Wiarda, traces the long and controversial history of culture studies, and the relations of political culture and identity politics to political science. Under attack from structuralists, institutionalists, Marxists, and dependency writers, Wiarda examines and assesses the reasons for these... more...

  • Gandhi in Political Theoryby Anuradha Veeravalli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Despite an overwhelming body of scholarship and literature on his life and thought the true systematic nature of Gandhi’s intervention with modern political theory and his method and structure of thought have not previously received sustained attention. This book attempts to address the lacuna by contending that Gandhi’s critique of modern... more...

  • Negotiating Armenian-Azerbaijani Peaceby Ohannes Geukjian

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformations are major themes in this unique book which examines, explores and analyses the mediation attempts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Ohannes Geukjian shows the most striking characteristic of a protracted internal conflict... more...

  • Debating the End of Yugoslaviaby Florian Bieber; Armina Galija?; Rory Archer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Debating the End of Yugoslavia is less an attempt to re-write the dissolution of Yugoslavia, or to provide a different narrative, than to take stock and reflect on the scholarship to date. New sources and data offer fresh avenues of research avoiding the passion of the moment that often characterized research published during the wars and provide contemporary... more...

  • Losing your Landby An Ansoms; Thea Hilhorst

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Examines a fresh aspect of one of the highest profile issues facing Africa today - land grabbing - and shows just how widespread the impact of small-scale dispossession is, how it coalesces with local power dynamics, resulting in the disruption of people's lives and threatening their continuing welfare and stability. more...

  • Bodenschätze: Landvertreibungby Jann Duri Bantli

    edition 8 2014; US$ 19.99

    "Ein Kleinbauer ohne Land ist wie ein Fisch ohne Wasser", sagen die Bewohner und Bewohnerinnen der Gemeinde Las Pavas. "Wahrer Frieden wird geschaffen, wenn man uns die Möglichkeit gibt, unser eigenes Land zu bewirtschaften. Frieden bedeutet, keinen Hunger zu haben. Mit Hunger wird es immer Krieg geben." Von Paramilitärs verfolgt, der expandierenden... more...