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  • Dealing with Wars and Dictatorshipsby Liora Israel; Guillaume Mouralis

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Democratic ?transitions? in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and South Africa, often studied under the conceptual rubric of ?transitional justice?, have involved the formation of public policies toward the past that are multifaceted and often ambitious. Recent scholarship rarely questions the concepts and categories transposed from one country to another.... more...

  • Vanishing Coupby Ivan Perkins

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 74.99

    This thoughtful and engaging book offers the first extended analysis of coups, a central factor shaping world history and politics. Ivan Perkins introduces a new theory to explain why a military coup or revolution is such an unthinkable prospect in advanced democracies. Focusing especially on the first three coup-free states?the Venetian Republic,... more...

  • Dictatorships in the Hispanic Worldby Patricia Swier; Julia Riordan-Goncalves

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2013; US$ 89.99

    This book provides a transatlantic and interdisciplinary perspective of dictatorships in the Hispanic World, focusing on the common strategies used to represent and/or protest these regimes in narrative, film, poetry, essays, theater, and visual arts. By looking at the similarities and differences of dictatorships represented in the diverse landscapes... more...

  • Blood of Revolutionby Erik Durschmied

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    In this fascinating book, the author of The Hinge Factor and The Weather Factor surveys revolutions across the centuries, vividly portraying the people and events that brought wrenching, often enduring?and always bloody?change to countries and societies almost overnight. Durschmied begins with the French Revolution and goes on to examine the... more...

  • Militärdiktaturen im 20. Jahrhundertby Alexander Straßner

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Vor dem Hintergrund des rasanten ökonomischen Aufstiegs Chinas wird in der Politikwissenschaft die Fähigkeit autoritärer Regime zur Modernisierung eines Landes gerade intensiv diskutiert.  Der vorliegende Band greift deshalb die Untersuchung des ökonomischen, sozialen und politischen Modernisierungspotentials von... more...

  • Helpless Imperialistsby Maurus Reinkowski; Gregor Thum

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 46.28

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  • "Vorwärts und nicht vergessen"?by Christian Lannert

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 27.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Keine der im Deutschen Bundestag vertretenen Parteien steht so sehr im Banne der eigenen Geschichte wie die Partei DIE LINKE und ihre Vorgängerin PDS. Keine andere hat eine so wechselhafte Geschichte, wie diese aus der SED hervorgegangene Partei. Daraus ergibt sich die Frage, wie DIE LINKE dieses Erbe verwaltet und wie sie ihre... more...

  • Living Translocalityby Julia Verne

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 41.66

    <P>Mobility not only challenges the everyday lives of millions of people, it also challenges scientific understandings of society, culture and space. Based on long-term mobile ethnographic research connecting Zanzibar, the Tanzanian mainland, Mombasa, Dubai and London, this volume takes up this challenge by exploring the translocal space emerging... more...

  • From Dictatorship to Democracyby Gene Sharp

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 13.95

    Twenty-one years ago, at a friend’s request, a Massachusetts professor sketched out a blueprint for nonviolent resistance to repressive regimes. It would go on to be translated, photocopied, and handed from one activist to another, traveling from country to country across the globe: from Iran to Venezuela—where both countries consider... more...

  • The Book of Government or Rules for Kingsby Hubert Darke

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    A translation of a classic 11th-century Persian text on behaviour and conduct in government, written between 1086 and 1091 by Nizam al-Mulk, who for over 30 years was Chief Minister of two successive rulers of the Seljuk, who had created an Empire more...