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  • Regierenby Björn Egner; Michael Haus; Georgios Terizakis

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 69.99

    ?Unter der ebenso schlichten wie provokativen Überschrift ?Regieren? sollen in diesem Band Beiträge zum aktuellen Verständnis der Herausforderungen einer Ausrichtung von politischer Herrschaft auf die zielgerichtete Veränderung der Gesellschaft versammelt werden. In einem ersten Teil geht es um normativ-theoretische Grundlagenfrage des modernen Regierens.... more...

  • Class Politics and the Radical Rightby Jens Rydgren

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    One of the most significant events in European politics the past two decades is the emergence of radical right-wing parties, mobilizing against immigration and multiethnic societies. Such parties have established themselves in a large number of countries, often with voter shares exceeding ten and sometimes even twenty percent. Many of these parties... more...

  • Surviving Post-Socialismby Sue Bridger; Frances Pine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book focuses on survival strategies developed at local levels in response to changing cultural, political and economic structures in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. An interdisciplinary approach is adopted as the contributors engage with questions of gender, ethnicity, migration, nationalism, employment and labour patterns and changing... more...

  • Libya's Unknown Atrocityby Felicity Prazak

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    The true story of one woman's 20-year fight for justice after the death of her husband in Libya. more...

  • Capitalism and Modernityby Jack Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    This important new book investigates how the West attained its current position of economic and social advantage. In an incisive historical analysis, Jack Goody examines when and why Europe (and Anglo-America) started to outstrip all other continents in socio-economic growth. Drawing on non-Western examples of economic and technical progress, Goody... more...

  • Passive Revolution in West Bengalby Ranabir Samaddar

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 46.00

    In the wake of the enormous interest across the globe in the fall of the Left Front in West Bengal, this book describes the Left era as one of passive revolution: limited reforms and changes, big compromises, corruption of the commissars and the failure of the Left in assessing popular discontent and anger; thus, it is the end of revolution even in... more...

  • The Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europeby S. Berglund; J. Ekman; K. Deegan-Krause; T. Knutsen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    The third edition of the Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europe provides an authoritative and thorough analysis of the political changes which have occurred in Central and Eastern Europe since the demise of communism. It offers an historical, comparative perspective of the region and focuses on the social consequences of the democratisation... more...

  • Europe in the Global Ageby Anthony Giddens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Europe's social model – its system of welfare and social protection – is regarded by many as the jewel in the crown. It is what helps to give the European societies their distinctive qualities of social cohesion and care for the vulnerable. Over recent years, however, the social model has come under great strain in many states within the... more...

  • Unholy Trinityby Denis Ryan; Peter Hoysted

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 15.45

    One policemen's desperate and moving account of how he tried for decades to bring a paedophile priest to justice - but was blocked by not only the Catholic church, but by his own Police Force. more...

  • Mobilität und Identitätby Maik Hömke

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    ??Ein deutlicher gesellschaftlicher Wandel vollzieht sich in den letzten Jahren in der zunehmenden Mobilität der Menschen. Hat man sich von der Vorstellung eines Wohn- und Arbeitsortes in unmittelbarer Nähe bereits seit längerem verabschiedet, so werden die Distanzen immer größer. Tägliche Pendelzeiten von über einer Stunde pro Fahrt sind keine Seltenheit... more...