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  • Blogistanby Annabelle Sreberny; Gholam Khiabany; Richard Barth; Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 20.38

    Die Protestwelle nach der umstrittenen Präsidentschaftswahl im Iran vom Juni 2009 lenkte die Aufmerksamkeit der Weltöffentlichkeit auf die lebendige Internetkultur der Islamischen Republik. Das Internet, heißt es, befördert den gesellschaftlichen Wandel in Ländern wie dem Iran, doch inwiefern unterscheidet sich das Netz von den Printmedien? Stellt... more...

  • Strafgewalt und Provinzialherrschaft.by Guido O. Kirner

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 84.53

    Hauptbeschreibung Thema des Buches ist die Ausübung der Strafgewalt römischer Statthalter. Aufgrund der singulären Quellenlage steht (abgesehen von einem Exkurskapitel zu Ciceros Verrinen) die Provinz Judäa in der Zeit von 6-66 n. Chr. im Zentrum der Untersuchung, und damit die Schriften des Flavius Josephus und des Neuen Testaments. Der Autor untersucht... more...

  • The Illusion of Public Opinionby George F. Bishop

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 33.99

    In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created by vague or misleading survey questions presented to respondents who typically construct their opinions on the spot. Using evidence from a... more...

  • Diversity in the Power Eliteby Richard L. Zweigenhaft; G. William Domhoff

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99

    This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power elite.' It examines why and how the power elite has diversified, the pathways taken by those who have entered the... more...

  • The Voter's Guide to Election Pollsby Michael W. Traugott; Paul L. Lavrakas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 21.99

    In this book Michael Traugott and Paul Lavrakas give voters everything they need to know about election polls and why it matters that we understand them. If statistics are worse than lies, just think what misreading the polls can do! more...

  • China beyond the Headlinesby Timothy B. Weston; Lionel M. Jensen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 32.99

    This unique book takes the reader 'beyond the headlines' to explore a China few Westerners have seen. The authors argue that the great gap between what specialists understand and the general public believes has led to distorted and potentially dangerous misunderstandings of China. Seeking to bridge that gap, a group of prominent scholars and activists... more...

  • Foundations for Social Changeby Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille; Daniel Faber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 37.95

    This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and movements for social change. Scholars and practitioners examine how these foundations support and/or thwart popular social movements and address... more...

  • Strength beyond Structureby Mirjam De Bruijn; Rijk Van Dijk; Jan-Bart Gewald

    BRILL 2007; US$ 60.00

    Drawing on a range of historical and anthropological case studies from various parts of Africa, this anthology provides an understanding of the importance of agency in processes of social transformation, especially in the context of crisis and structural constraint. more...

  • The Adaptable Peasantby Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

    BRILL 2007; US$ 116.00

    Analyses how in early colonial times, the peasant society of Sri Lanka underwent fundamental changes in the land tenure system as it faced the arrival of the Dutch East India Company administration's merchant capitalism. This study also reveals the dynamics of caste formation as a result of the early colonial encounter. more...

  • East Meets Westby Kyong-Dong Kim; Hyun-Chin Lim

    BRILL 2007; US$ 115.00

    Over the years, East Asia developments in terms of production, population and trade have shown remarkable dynamics. This book deals with the issues of Asian values, civilizational encounters between East and West, and the development of capitalism and its culture in East Asian countries. more...