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  • Beyond Welfare State Modelsby Pauli Kettunen; Klaus Petersen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development.... more...

  • From British to Bumiputera Ruleby A B Shamsul

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 44.90

    Based on two years of intensive fieldwork, this detailed community study breaks new ground. Combining anthropological and historical disciplines, it deals with village politics amongst rural Malays growing oil-palm and rubber. This study traces the continuing influence of the colonial and post-colonial state policies on contemporary rural development.... more...

  • Political Violence in South and Southeast Asiaby Itty Abraham; Edward Newman; Meredith L. Weiss

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    This volume explores the sources and manifestations of political violence in South and Southeast Asia and the myriad roles that it plays in everyday life and as part of historical narrative. It considers and critiques the manner in which political violence is understood and constructed, and the common assumptions that prevail regarding the causes,... more...

  • Zwischen Militanz und Bürgerlichkeitby Andreas Klärner

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 18.92

    Andreas Klärner erhob mehr als zwei Jahre lang detaillierte empirische Daten über Aktionen und Akteure rechtsextremer Gruppen in einer deutschen Stadt. Er führte intensive Gespräche mit lokalen Führungspersonen und Basisaktivisten der rechtsextremen Bewegung, erkundete deren gewalttätiges Umfeld und arbeitet heraus, warum das medial verbreitete Klischee... more...

  • The Ecuadorian Highlandsby Peter Krahenbuhl

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    Ecuador's Avenue of the Volcanoes is the backbone of the Central Highlands, a long and beautiful stretch of eternal mountain views. Snow-capped volcanoes peer through layers of mist and each curve of the highway presents a new vision. The highest peaks, several of which are active volcanoes, lie in this stretch of the Andes. Opportunities for adventure... more...

  • New Welfare States in East Asiaby Gyu-Jin Hwang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    The fast changing economic climate is creating substantial pressure for welfare state restructuring worldwide. Yet the discussion regarding challenges faced and the responses required has been confined to the 'standard welfare states' in the West. This book examines whether these challenges also apply to the countries in the East, whether these countries... more...

  • Writing Historyby Michael Bliss

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 40.00

    One of Canada's best-known and most-honoured biographers turns to the raw material of his own life. A university professor, prolific scholar, public intellectual, and frank critic of the world, Michael Bliss describes a life that has taken him from small-town Ontario to international recognition for his books in Canadian and medical history. more...

  • Postsozialistische Parteienby Inka Jörs

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; Not Available

    Der Erfolg, den die postsozialistischen Parteien nach 1990 in Ost- und Mitteleuropa hatten, war für die meisten Beobachter überraschend. In Ostdeutschland gelang es der PDS, sich dauerhaft zu etablieren, und in Polen reüssierte die kommunistische Nachfolgepartei Demokratische Linksallianz (SLD). Inka Jörs fragt in einem Vergleich nach den Gründen für... more...

  • World Social Forumby Jai Sen; Peter Waterman

    Black Rose Books 2007; US$ 24.99

    Experimenting with politics that can cope with uncertainty. more...

  • Identitäten in Europa - Europäische Identitätby Markus Krienke; Matthias Belafi

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 69.99

    Aus theoretisch-formaler und aus konkret-kultureller Perspektive untersuchen die Autoren des Sammelbandes europäische Identität als eigenständige Vorstellung und in ihren bereits gelebten, regional unterschiedlichen Realisierungen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen folgende Themen: Normen einer europäischen Identität; Statik und Dynamik von Identitätsangeboten;... more...