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  • Society and Religion in Elizabethan Englandby Richard L. Greaves

    University of Minnesota Press 1981; US$ 90.00

    The Elizabethans viewed society chiefly in religious terms; they shared a fundamental belief in the preservation of the social order and in moderation. “Take away authority,” said Edwin Sandys, bishop of London, “and the people will rush headlong into eve more...

  • OECD Rural Policy Reviews - Netherlandsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    Faced with high population density, close proximity of urban areas and urban-rural linkages, rural areas in the Netherlands have witnessed a gradual disappearance of characteristically rural landscapes and a deterioration of biodiversity. Future developments will increase pressures on rural land use, making a policy framework to address these challenges... more...

  • Regulating the Socialby George Steinmetz

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 52.50

    Why does the welfare state develop so unevenly across countries, regions, and localities? What accounts for the exclusions and disciplinary features of social programs? How are elite and popular conceptions of social reality related to welfare policies? George Steinmetz approaches these and other issues by exploring the complex origins and development... more...

  • The Political Economy of State-Society Relations in Hungary and Polandby Anna Seleny

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 88.00

    This book shows how Hungary and Poland led the transformations that brought down Communism. more...

  • The French Welfare Stateby John Ambler

    NYU Press 1991; US$ 89.00

    "An excellent introduction to issues surrounding the postwar French welfare state.". — Archives. "An important and groundbreaking book.". —Martin A. Schain, New York University. Little noticed by much of the world, France, during the 1960s and 1970s, developed into one of the most generous welfare states in the world.... more...

  • The Mainstreaming of the Extreme Right in France and Australiaby Aurélien Mondon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This compelling study on the rise of right-wing parties in two countries with different histories but similar experiences of how mainstream parties campaigned and reacted to the changing political landscape presents a fascinating comparison of the history and political impact of ethno-exclusivist and right-wing populist politics in liberal democracies.... more...

  • Stadt und soziale Bewegungenby Norbert Gestring; Renate Ruhne; Jan Wehrheim

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    ?Großstadte sind derzeit wieder zu Orten sozialer Bewegungen geworden. Mit Slogans wie ?oben bleiben? (Stuttgart) oder ?Recht auf Stadt? (Hamburg) artikuliert sich heute auf unterschiedliche Weise ein Protest, der auf sich verandernde urbane Realitaten Bezug nimmt und dabei eine breite mediale Resonanz findet. Gleichwohl werden oft nur bestimmte Formen... more...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Frenchby Nick Yapp; Michel Syrett

    Oval Books 2009; US$ 4.99

    "France is a country that eats, drinks and breathes philosophy. There is not a farmer, fisherman, waiter, car-worker, shop assistant or housewife who isn't a closet Diderot or Descartes, a Saint-Simon or a Sartre." "French politicians look smart because power itself is chic, attractive, seductive, and one should dress to look the part. The... more...

  • Politics in Color and Concreteby Krisztina Fehérváry

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous?the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits this history by exploring domestic space in Hungary from the 1950s through the 1990s and reconstructs the multi-textured and politicized aesthetics... more...

  • The Extreme Right in Franceby James Shields

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    A comprehensive new historical study of the extreme right in France, from the Vichy regime to the present day. The Front National has for some years been France's third political party and the most significant extreme-right force in Europe; its leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, contested the second round of the 2002 presidential election with 5.5 million... more...