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  • Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflictby Adrian Millar

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Conducting a Lacanian-inspired psychoanalysis of some of the most candid interview materials ever gathered from former IRA members and loyalists, the author demonstrates through a careful examination of their slips of the tongue, jokes, rationalisations and contradictions, that it is the unconscious dynamics of socio-ideological fantasy, i.e. the unconscious... more...

  • Equality and the British Leftby Ben Jackson

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    The demand for equality has been at the heart of the politics of the Left in the twentieth century, but what did theorists and politicians on the British Left mean when they said they were committed to ‘equality’? How did they argue for a more egalitarian society? Which policies did they think could best advance their egalitarian ideals?... more...

  • Recasting East Germanyby Chris Flockton; Eva Kolinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    The transformation of east Germany since unification has wrought vast changes in the economy and in society and left deep scars as the types of social protection offered by the centralised socialism of the previous regime gave way to uncertainties and individualised life chances. Social Transformation in Eastern Germany investigates the deep economic... more...

  • Regierenby Björn Egner; Michael Haus; Georgios Terizakis

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 53.79

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...