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Reforming the Reforms in Latin America

Reforming the Reforms in Latin America

Author: NA NA Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2016

Development has been elusive for Latin America in the 1990s. Notwithstanding tough neoliberal reforms, defeated hyperinflation, and large capital inflows, development of productive capacity and social equity shows a poor performance. These selected essays discuss the analytical bases of a pragmatic policy-oriented approach alternative to neoliberalism. They also analyze macroeconomic management, trade and financial liberalization in recent years.

Strategy and Partnership in Cities and Regions

Strategy and Partnership in Cities and Regions

Author: NA NA Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2016

Policy-makers in Pittsburgh, Birmingham and Rotterdam are confronted with rapidly changing social and economic environments. Public- and private-sector organizations in the three cities are increasingly addressing regional issues strategically, and are joining together in partnerships to promote competitiveness and economic growth. This book covers the complexities of modern governance under such circumstances, the diversity and patterning of public-private partnerships and networks, and the changing economic development strategies of city governments and organizations.

Three Lives

Three Lives

Author: NA NA Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2016

Gertrude Stein, as a college student at Radcliffe and a medical student at Johns Hopkins Medical School, was a privileged woman, but she was surrounded by women who were trapped by poverty, class, and race into lives that offered little choice. Her portraits of Anna and Lena are examples of realistic depictions of immigrant women who had no occupational choice but to become domestic workers. This collection of documents from the history of women's suffrage, medical history, modernist art, and literature enables readers to see how radical Stein's subject was.

Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia

Author: NA NA Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2016

A decade ago, playwright dissident Vaclav Havel led an almost bloodless revolution against Czechoslovakia's hardline communist regime. In the years that followed, the country split apart into two independent Czech and Slovak states, each taking radically different paths to reform. This book examines the core issues at work in the last decade, focusing on the political, economic, and philosophical underpinnings of the reform process.

Economics of Secession

Economics of Secession

Author: NA NA Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2016

My Lai

My Lai

Author: NA NA Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2016

This volume introduces students to the most controversial incident of the Vietnam War - the My Lai massacre when almost 400 Vietnamese civilians were killed in four hours. The authors discuss the ramifications of the cover-up and the ensuing investigations for the American public, policymakers, the anti-War movement and the soldiers involved. They examine the causes of the massacre and the issues of culpability and human rights. The narrative is built around 70 primary documents drawn mainly from testimony and reports from the government enquiry into the outrage.

Aegean Sea After the Cold War

Aegean Sea After the Cold War

Author: NA NA Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2016

The book contains contributions of scholars from Canada, Greece, Israel, Italy, and the United States. Section 1 consists of studies on historical and security issues, with contributions on the historical background of Greco-Turkish relations, British perspectives on these relations after World War II, the role of NATO, Greece's defense strategy, and the balance of power between Greece and Turkey. Section 2 addresses law of the sea and governance issues, and includes studies on Greece and the law of the sea, maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean, the Imia Rocks crisis, human security and governance, fisheries management, water resources management, joint development zones, and dispute settlement in the law of the sea.

War and the Red Cross

War and the Red Cross

Author: NA NA, Nicholas O. Berry Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2016

Wars in the post-Cold War era are overwhelmingly internal or civil wars. Civilians, mostly women, children, and the elderly, make up over ninety percent of the casualties in these wars. This statistic has convinced the world's premier war-relief organization, the Swiss-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to take on a new mission: to make these wars dysfunctional and to end them. Berry reveals how this mission remains unpublicized and unsaid, due to the effect which many fear it would have on the ICRC's traditional purpose of providing war relief. Exposing the ICRC's intricate and ambitious strategy, Berry shows how it was put into operation in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, the Sudan, Aghanistan, and Guatemala. The book reveals that a major non-governmental organization, while proclaiming to be non-political, has a huge political agenda.

Community, Empire and Migration South Asians in Diaspora

Community, Empire and Migration South Asians in Diaspora

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2014

South Asians in Diaspora is a collection of essays concerning the history, politics, and anthropology of migration in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, as well as in the numerous overseas locations, such as Fiji, Africa, the Caribbean, and the US where South Asians migrated in the colonial period and after. It addresses the connections between migration, identity, and ethnic conflict from a comparative perspective, and highlights the role of share colonial experiences in producing communal solidarities and discord.

U.S. Environmentalism since 1945 A Brief History with Documents

U.S. Environmentalism since 1945 A Brief History with Documents

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2007

By the end of World War II, Americans relationship with nature had changed dramatically. New consumption patterns drove an industrial economy that damaged the earth in new ways, and the atomic age heightened awareness of the earth s fragility. Environmental historian Steven Stoll identifies 1945 as the birth of American environmentalism - the point when conservation and nature advocacy fused with activism to form a political movement. In this thematically organized collection of primary sources, Stoll traces the development of the environmental movement and identifies its central issues and ideologies, including the politics of preservation, population growth, biological interdependence, ecodefense, climate change, ethical consumption, and environmental justice. Stoll s insightful introduction provides students with a solid overview of environmentalism s origins and contextualizes the topics raised by the documents. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support.

Mao Zedong and China's Revolutions A Brief History with Documents

Mao Zedong and China's Revolutions A Brief History with Documents

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2002

Whether one views Mao Zedong as a hero or a demon, the Great Helmsman was undoubtedly a pivotal figure in the history of 20th-century China. The first part of this volume is an introductory essay that traces the history of 20th-century China, from Mao's early career up to the Chinese Communist Party's victory in 1949, through three decades of revolution, to Mao's death I 1976. The second half offers a selection of Mao's writings - including such seminal pieces as On the New Democracy and selections from the Little Red Book - and writings about Mao and his legacy by both his contemporaries and modern scholars. Also included are headnotes, a chronology, Questions for Consideration, photographs, a selected bibliography, and index.

The Merchant of Venice Texts and Contexts

The Merchant of Venice Texts and Contexts

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2002

This edition of Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by four sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare s play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges. The texts include maps, woodcuts, sermons, statutes, early modern documents reflecting Christian attitudes toward Jews and Jewish reactions to these attitudes, excerpts from the bible on money lending as well as contemporary discourses on usury and commerce, excerpts from the first account of Jewish life written in the vernacular by a Jew for a Christian audience, anti-Catholic tracts, travel accounts, diplomatic reports, scenes from a morality play about the corrupting effects of money, royal proclamations concerning the treatment of aliens, conduct literature, and contemporary treatises on the role of women.

The Rise and Fall of the Media Establishment

The Rise and Fall of the Media Establishment

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2001

Darrell West argues against prevailing wisdom that the media has increased in influence in the past decade. Covering over 200 years of American history, beginning in colonial America and ending with the present day, The Rise and Fall of the Media Establishment provides an overview of the media in various key stages of American History, paying particular attention to the rise and fall in influence of the media elite. West organizes the book into five distinct media eras: the Partisan, Commercial, Objective, Interpretive, and Fragmented Media. Each chapter, organized around these media eras, includes case studies that illustrate the theme of that chapter. Ideal for the general reader as well as the academic, The Rise and Fall of the Media Establishment offers an accessible, engaging book with a challenging thesis.

Transnational Accounting Three Volumes

Transnational Accounting Three Volumes

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2001

The Post-Colonial Detective

The Post-Colonial Detective

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2001

What happens to detective fiction when the detective is post-colonial, a marginalized native or settler in a country recovering from colonialism? This introduction to the peculiarities of the post-colonial detective and to post-colonial theory establishes a context in which to view more than a dozen notable detectives and authors from around the world. The essays present post-colonial detection as an exciting hybrid of western-influenced police methods and plot conventions with indigenous cultural insights and wisdom in exotic settings.

Creating An American Culture: 1775-1800

Creating An American Culture: 1775-1800

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2001

Amid the battle for American independence and the struggle to invent a federal government, American Revolutionary leaders and intellectuals sought also to create a culture that would unify a territory of immense regional, ethnic, and religious diversity. In a sophisticated yet accessible interpretive narrative, Eve Kornfeld examines the efforts of Noah Webster, Benjamin Rush, George Washington, Judith Sargent Murray, David Ramsay, Mercy Otis Warren, and others to invent a national literature, narrate a story of nationhood, and educate a diverse people for virtuous Republican citizenship. Among the 31 documents following the narrative are early attempts at American epic poetry, excerpts from the first narrative histories of the United States, and commentaries on the place of women and Indians in national life. Headnotes to the documents, reproductions of early paintings and portraits, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index are also included.

Left-Libertarianism and Its Critics The Contemporary Debate

Left-Libertarianism and Its Critics The Contemporary Debate

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2001

This book contains a collection of important recent writing on left-liberalism, a political philosophy that recognizes both strong liberty rights and strong demands for material equality. Essays from leading comtemporary political philosophers such as Nozick, Van Parijs and Kymlica are included in this volume.

Spartacus and the Slave Wars

Spartacus and the Slave Wars

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2001

In 72 B.C., in the heart of Rome's Mediterranean empire, a slave named Spartacus ignited one of the most violent episodes of slave resistance in the history of the Roman Empire - indeed in the world annals of slavery. This volume organizes original translations of 80 Greek and Latin sources into topical chapters that look at the daily lives of slaves trained as gladiators and those who labored on farms in Italy and Sicily, including accounts of revolts that preceded and anticipated that of Spartacus. In a carefully crafted introductory essay, Shaw places Spartacus in the broader context of first and second century B.C. Rome, Italy and Sicily and explains why his story continues to be a popular symbol of rebellion today. The volume also includes a glossary, chronology, selected bibliography, three maps, an annotated list of ancient writers, and questions for consideration.

Africa at the Millennium An Agenda for Mature Development

Africa at the Millennium An Agenda for Mature Development

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2001

This book is aimed at providing a framework for African issues in the 21st century. Apart from its African-centered approach, it argues that previously marginalized areas of research require in-depth study. It also introduces new areas of interest absent in existing works. The book pays particular attention to the relative success of African countries and regions in their attempt to find solutions to Africa's problems and the changing role in African states in international relations.

The Economics of Reciprocity, Giving and Altruism

The Economics of Reciprocity, Giving and Altruism

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2001

Reciprocity is a pervasive type of social interaction in encounters, groups and organizations. This volume gathers basic recent works in its main domains such as the theory of reciprocity, the public economics of transfers, the economics of the family, charities, gifts of organs, or the motivations for gift-giving. The book constitutes a landmark in this rapidly expanding field of research.

Autobiography and the Construction of Identity and Community in the Middle East

Autobiography and the Construction of Identity and Community in the Middle East

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2001

Ranging from the early modern period to the present day, this edited collection uses biography as a window into the history of the Arab-Islamic Middle East. The contributors reinterpret the lives of the famous such as George Antonius and Doria Shafiq and rediscover the lives of individuals previously consigned to the margins of history, including the notorious individuals of 17th-century Syria and the 20th-century Palestinian activist Kulthum Auda. The book also draws on the biographical tradition of Arab historical writing, including biographical dictionaries, for an understanding of the region s social and cultural history. Interdisciplinary in scope and theoretically informed, this volume brings to light individual lives which are essential to an understanding of Middle Eastern history.

Cultural Politics in Latin America

Cultural Politics in Latin America

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2000

The relations of culture and politics in Latin America have been transformed in recent decades. Cultural Politics in Latin America offers unprecedented insights into this process, with contributions from leading intellectuals and academics working in and outside the region. Chapters range across fields as diverse as music and anthropology, sociology and cultural memory, politics and (post)modern theorizing, economics, communications and cultural globalization, poetry, narrative and drama, and all are contextualized in the extended Introduction in Latin America.

The Economic Dimensions of Crime

The Economic Dimensions of Crime

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2000

This book seeks to raise the profile of economic perspectives on crime and criminal justice. It includes exemplars and original contributions, welded into a coherent whole by commentaries on each chapter and annotated further readings. It includes sections concerning the economic analysis of crime and punishment crime and the labor market and modeling the system-wide costs of criminal justice policies.

Democracy, Authoritarianism and Education A Cross-National Empirical Survey

Democracy, Authoritarianism and Education A Cross-National Empirical Survey

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2000

Democracy, Authoritarianism and Education reviews the most recently published empirical research findings on these subjects as well as results from a survey of the attitudes of 10,000 college and university students in 44 counteries towards authority, democracy, nationalism, militarism, internationalism and educational policy choices. One interesting finding is that (cross-nationally) higher authoritarianism levels translate into lower scores on democratic attitudes and internationalism, higher nationalism and militarism scores, and support for more conservative and provincial (and monocultural) educational policy options.

Representations of Gender From Prehistory To the Present

Representations of Gender From Prehistory To the Present

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2000

Focusing primarily on visual forms of representation, but also including material on literary representation, this volume brings together studies as apparently disparate as the iconography of power in Mediterranean prehistory and clothing and cultural meaning in the First and Second World Wars. What draws these chapters together is the common focus on how the scholar of the twenty-first century can pursue the interpretation of past representational cultural production from a gendered perspective. The fruit of research by academics from the fields of archaeology, classics and ancient history, art history and social history, and from both sides of the Atlantic, this volume is a fascinating introduction to a developing field.

Gender and Material Culture in Historical Perspective

Gender and Material Culture in Historical Perspective

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2000

Material culture is not a subject which has to date attracted much attention from historians, whose usual source material is the written word. This volume shows just how illuminating the study of artifacts, and documentation concerning the acquisition and meaning of artifacts can be for the study of history in any period. Ranging from the use of clothing as votive offerings in ancient Greece to the function of reproductive technology in the 20th century, the scope of this volume is excitingly dismissive of traditional chronologies and disciplinary boundaries. Gender historians will not be surprised to find the historical meaning of many artifacts to be permeated by gender difference.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Interviews and Recollections

Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Interviews and Recollections

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2000

Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning: Interviews and Recollections gathers accounts of the two poets from her precocious childhood to his death in Venice. Comments by Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne, Alfred Tennyson, Henry James, Edmund Gosse and the Brownings themselves are included together with the reports or recollections of many less well known contemporaries. There is material on Barrett Browning's relationship with her father, her spiritualism, appearance, ambitions and convictions as a poet, and `devotion to and faith in the regeneration of Italy'; and on Browning's early friendship with Carlyle, his fraught relationship with Macready and the theatre, his love of fine clothes and society, and work habits. Some contemporary accounts construct, while others reject or qualify, familiar images of the poets: Barrett Browning as the frail, safely female recluse, for instance, or Browning as the loud and trivial talker who was so different from his poetry that for James there were simply `two Brownings'.

Betraying Our Selves Forms of Self-Representation in Early Modern English Texts

Betraying Our Selves Forms of Self-Representation in Early Modern English Texts

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2000

This is a lively study of the autobiographical instinct in a variety of 16th and 17th century modes of writing in English, from letters and memoirs to pastoral, polemic and street ballads. The book's central concern is how selves are betrayed in texts, particularly in the centuries before the autobiography was a recognized genre. It suggests that self-representation in the early modern period was often indirect, emerging in oblique and surprising ways.

Betraying Our Selves Forms of Self-Representation in Early Modern English Texts

Betraying Our Selves Forms of Self-Representation in Early Modern English Texts

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2000

This is a lively study of the autobiographical instinct in a variety of 16th and 17th century modes of writing in English, from letters and memoirs to pastoral, polemic and street ballads. The book's central concern is how selves are betrayed in texts, particularly in the centuries before the autobiography was a recognized genre. It suggests that self-representation in the early modern period was often indirect, emerging in oblique and surprising ways.

Czechoslovakia The Velvet Revolution and Beyond

Czechoslovakia The Velvet Revolution and Beyond

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2000

A decade ago, playwright dissident Vaclav Havel led an almost bloodless revolution against Czechoslovakia's hardline communist regime. In the years that followed, the country split apart into two independent Czech and Slovak states, each taking radically different paths to reform. This book examines the core issues at work in the last decade, focusing on the political, economic, and philosophical underpinnings of the reform process.

The Aegean Sea After the Cold War Security and Law of the Sea Issues

The Aegean Sea After the Cold War Security and Law of the Sea Issues

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2000

The book contains contributions of scholars from Canada, Greece, Israel, Italy, and the United States. Section 1 consists of studies on historical and security issues, with contributions on the historical background of Greco-Turkish relations, British perspectives on these relations after World War II, the role of NATO, Greece's defense strategy, and the balance of power between Greece and Turkey. Section 2 addresses law of the sea and governance issues, and includes studies on Greece and the law of the sea, maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean, the Imia Rocks crisis, human security and governance, fisheries management, water resources management, joint development zones, and dispute settlement in the law of the sea.

The Aegean Sea After the Cold War Security and Law of the Sea Issues

The Aegean Sea After the Cold War Security and Law of the Sea Issues

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2000

The book contains contributions of scholars from Canada, Greece, Israel, Italy, and the United States. Section 1 consists of studies on historical and security issues, with contributions on the historical background of Greco-Turkish relations, British perspectives on these relations after World War II, the role of NATO, Greece's defense strategy, and the balance of power between Greece and Turkey. Section 2 addresses law of the sea and governance issues, and includes studies on Greece and the law of the sea, maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean, the Imia Rocks crisis, human security and governance, fisheries management, water resources management, joint development zones, and dispute settlement in the law of the sea.

Democracy and International Relations Critical Theories / Problematic Practices

Democracy and International Relations Critical Theories / Problematic Practices

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2000

This is the first study of the relevance and applicability of international relations theory to the contemporary global push for the spread of liberal democracy. Contributors discuss the theory and practice of the push for the internationalization of liberal democracy and outline an alternative research program for future work.

Mary Shelley A Literary Life

Mary Shelley A Literary Life

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2000

This comprehensive overview of Mary Shelley's life as an author frequently reads like an anthology of extracts from some of the most lurid and sensationalist novels of the early 19th century. After the stormy years of her relationship with Percy Shelley ended in his tragic death, Mary went on to raise her one surviving son, never sure of the loyalty of friends and threatened and intimidated by her dead husband's father. Shelley is known best as the author of Frankenstein, and an important function of this book is to reassess her achievement as the author of seven novels, innumerable short stories, biography, travel writing, and as the first editor of Percy Shelley's poetry and prose.

Regeneration of War-Torn Societies

Regeneration of War-Torn Societies

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2000

Regeneration and peacebuilding in war-torn societies is a fast-growing area of interest in world politics. The book is an original and timely contribution to the study of post-conflict transition through an examination of various aspects of regeneration and detailed analysis of examples of intent. Four issues are highlighted in particular: - the legacies of modern conflict in the transitions to relative peace - the question of ownership and accountability in the interactions between internal and external actors - the need for coherent responses to regeneration - the importance of case-specific approaches. The book's purpose is to encourage students, policy-makers and practitioners (in governments, intergovernmental organisations, international and local non-governmental organisations) to understand and reflect on processes designed to promote social stability and relative peace - and to re-examine the nature of the tasks they confront and their responses. The authors represent perspectives from law, political economy, social work, development studies, anthropology and international relations.

The European Union and Asean Trade and Investment Issues

The European Union and Asean Trade and Investment Issues

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2000

In mid-1997, a major crisis embraced the economies of Southeast Asia. Its effects were severe, particularly on the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, many of whose currencies suffered market devaluations. This volume addresses the causes of the crisis and its ramifications for both trade and investment between the European Union and ASEAN at the turn of the century.

Hedley Bull On International Society

Hedley Bull On International Society

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2000

Hedley Bull was one of the most important figures in the academic study of international relations. Although his work ranged widely, one simple but powerful idea constantly recurs: that sovereign states form among themselves a society and that this society must be understood on its own terms. The end of the Cold War and developments within international relations theory have once again thrown the social dimension of world politics into sharp relief. Although many have read Hedley Bull's The Anarchical Society, few are familiar with the breadth and range of his writing. This collection brings together Bull's most important work on international society, illustrating the richness and analytical rigour of his thought, and its evolution over time. The volume includes a comprehensive introduction which examines Bull's conception of international society, its relationship to contemporary theories of world politics, and its continued relevance to our understanding of the post-Cold War world.

The Return To Europe The Reintegration of Eastern Europe into the European Economy

The Return To Europe The Reintegration of Eastern Europe into the European Economy

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2000

The Return to Europe examines the ability of the Central and South-east European economies to withstand competitive pressures on entry to the EU. These economies are still experiencing major structural problems inherited from communism. A major gap still exists between the income levels and economic structures of the accession states and the existing members of the EU. Trade relations largely involve the exchange of labour-intensive goods produced in Eastern Europe for technology-intensive goods produced in the EU. The export structures of some Central European economies which have attracted foreign direct investment is improving. Romania and Bulgaria have become increasingly dependent on export of labour-intensive goods since the collapse of communism. Will this create a permanent division of labour in an enlarged EU in which some regions of Europe fail to attract investment and become dependent on the export of low-wage goods, with implications for European security?

The Arts, Community and Cultural Democracy

The Arts, Community and Cultural Democracy

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2000

This interdisciplinary and international collection explores the role of the arts in shaping contemporary religion and politics. The authors ask about the future of viable communities and democratic cultures in a postmodern world, looking for clues in artistic practices and institutions and their impact on how people create history and interpret texts. The collection shows that the arts are central to struggles over the shape of society in the new millennium.

Norstad: Cold-War NATO Supreme Commander Airman, Strategist, Diplomat

Norstad: Cold-War NATO Supreme Commander Airman, Strategist, Diplomat

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2000

This book offers a biography of the most glamorous and powerful NATO Supreme Commander of the Cold War, General Lauris Norstad, as both a nuclear general and an international general. His primary goal was to keep the Alliance together as he accommodated British and French nuclear ambitions while forestalling the same in West Germany. He also was at the center of the political/military maneuverings over Berlin and the Soviet attempt to blackmail the West into recognizing East Germany, all of which culminated in the building of the infamous Wall.

Administering the Summit Administration of the Core Executive in Developed Countries

Administering the Summit Administration of the Core Executive in Developed Countries

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2000

Speaking truth to power demands diplomatic skills. This book looks at the way advice, which is needed by all executives, is provided to the summit of government in twelve advanced industrialized countries (Australia, Belgium, Britain, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and the US). It examines the increasing pressures for centralization as core executives confront the differentiation and pluralization of government and the interplay of constitutional, political, and institutional factors.

Strategy and Partnership in Cities and Regions Economic Development and Urban Regeneration in Pittsburgh, Birmingham and Rotterdam

Strategy and Partnership in Cities and Regions Economic Development and Urban Regeneration in Pittsburgh, Birmingham and Rotterdam

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2000

Policy-makers in Pittsburgh, Birmingham and Rotterdam are confronted with rapidly changing social and economic environments. Public- and private-sector organizations in the three cities are increasingly addressing regional issues strategically, and are joining together in partnerships to promote competitiveness and economic growth. This book covers the complexities of modern governance under such circumstances, the diversity and patterning of public-private partnerships and networks, and the changing economic development strategies of city governments and organizations.

Same-Sex Love in India Readings from Literature and History

Same-Sex Love in India Readings from Literature and History

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2000

Lambda literary award finalist, Same-Sex Love in India presents a stunning array of writings on same-sex love from over 2000 years of Indian literature. Translated from more than a dozen languages and drawn from Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and modern fictional traditions, these writings testify to the presence of same-sex love in various forms since ancient times, without overt persecution. This collection defies both stereotypes of Indian culture and Foucault's definition of homosexuality as a 19th-century invention, uncovering instead complex discourses of Indian homosexuality, rich metaphorical traditions to represent it, and the use of names and terms as early as medieval times to distinguish same-sex from cross-sex love. An eminent group of scholars have translated these writings for the first time or have re-translated well-known texts to correctly make evident previously underplayed homoerotic content. Selections range from religious books, legal and erotic treatises, story cycles, medieval histories and biographies, modern novels, short stories, letters, memoirs, plays and poems. From the Rigveda to Vikram Seth, this anthology will become a staple in courses on gender and queer studies, Asian studies, and world literature.

The Art of Detective Fiction

The Art of Detective Fiction

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2000

In the hands of many of the great writers, the unravelling of mystery is only one strand within a complex project. Other things get unravelled, too - the belief in a rationally explicable world, in the beneficent, ordering force of culture and civilization. Constantly the detective story delights in muddying the waters, in acknowledging the omnipresent possibilities of anarchy and carnage. As a genre, it is supremely able to combine popular appeal with the ability to disturb, provoke and challenge the reader. The essays in this volume all pay tribute to, and seek to account for, the astonishing durability of the detective story as a narrative genre. They range generously, taking a variety of theoretical approaches and including detective fiction in languages other than English, but particular attention is paid to the 'Golden Age' of English detective story-writing and to the 'hard-boiled' American version of the genre. This is a collection that will appeal to the scholar and to the devotee alike; to all those, in fact, who cannot resist the lure of finding out whodunit.

Making Spaces Citizenship and Difference in Schools

Making Spaces Citizenship and Difference in Schools

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2000

This book uses an ethnographic, cross-cultural approach to study everyday life in secondary schools in London and Helsinki. Employing a metaphor of dance, it explores the relationship between the official school (correct steps), the informal school (improvised steps) and the physical school (the ballroom). Practices and processes of differentiation, marginalization and cooperation are explored in relation to gender and its intersections with social class and ethnicity.

Banking in Transition East Germany after Unification

Banking in Transition East Germany after Unification

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2000

This book examines whether transplanting banks from outside can solve the problems involved in creating a well-functioning market economy, looking especially at the virtual complete takeover of East German banks by their Western counterparts after unification. Drawing on a wide range of English and German sources, and fieldwork interviews across Germany, it argues that there are no quick fix solutions for the transition to a market. Implications are discussed for East Germany and for other previously centrally planned economies, and for the global implications of foreign ownership in banking.

Ideology, Mobilization and the Nation The Rise of Irish, Basque and Carlist Nationalist Movements in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Ideology, Mobilization and the Nation The Rise of Irish, Basque and Carlist Nationalist Movements in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2000

This book examines Irish, Basque, and Carlist nationalism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first chapter covers definitions of the nation and nationalism, the relationship of both to politics and ideology, and an overview of the inception and evolution of nationalism in Western Europe. The following chapter explores case studies through providing historical background of the relevant regions of the UK and Spain and discussing the respective movements and their ideological development. The final chapter deals with comparisons of the case-studies and categorizes variants of nationalism in the liberal states of Europe.

Romantic Turbulence Chaos, Ecology, and American Space

Romantic Turbulence Chaos, Ecology, and American Space

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2000

Eric Wilson reveals a neglected yet powerful current in several major Romantic figures: the affirmation of - not escape from - turbulence. Romantic Turbulence unearths the chaotic undercurrents of European Romanticism found in Goethe s science and Schelling s philosophy, and demonstrates how these tendencies agitate the texts of Emerson, Fuller, Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman. These writers see the universe not as a reflection of transcendent harmony or a system of predictable laws but rather as a convergence of chaos and order, a polarized field. Detailing this undulatory cosmos, Wilson shows how these American Romantics participate in its unsettling rhythms by practicing an ecological poetics, translating the energies of their habitat into living compositions.

Reforming the Reforms in Latin America Macroeconomics, Trade, Finance

Reforming the Reforms in Latin America Macroeconomics, Trade, Finance

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/04/2000

Development has been elusive for Latin America in the 1990s. Notwithstanding tough neoliberal reforms, defeated hyperinflation, and large capital inflows, development of productive capacity and social equity shows a poor performance. These selected essays discuss the analytical bases of a pragmatic policy-oriented approach alternative to neoliberalism. They also analyze macroeconomic management, trade and financial liberalization in recent years.

Representations of Childhood Death

Representations of Childhood Death

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2000

Recent events such as the massacres in Dunblane and Arkansas, the deaths of children in terrorist attacks, civil wars and famines, children born with AIDS, and the many abductions and murders of children - including some by children - have placed childhood death firmly in the public consciousness. But how do we understand what it means for a child to die? This book examines the way the deaths of children have been dealt with at different times and in different media. Each contributor has focused on a different way of representing the deaths of children - from superstitions about malign child ghosts through mothers' diaries to horror fiction - and more.

China Profiled Essential Facts on Society, Business, and Politics in China

China Profiled Essential Facts on Society, Business, and Politics in China

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2000

A new series of easy-to-digest profiles on individual countries and regions, featuring everything you'll ever need to know about the places, people and practices of each country. The series will continue with eight further titles to launch in Spring/Autumn 2000, on Scandinavia, Southern Africa, and Central Europe.

Victors and Vanquished Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico

Victors and Vanquished Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2000

Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and from testimonies - many recently uncovered - of indigenous Nahua survivors gathered by Bernardino de Sahagun, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations can influence interpretation of events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism.

Japan's Quest For A Permanent Security Council Seat A Matter of Pride or Justice?

Japan's Quest For A Permanent Security Council Seat A Matter of Pride or Justice?

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2000

Japan has consistently been pursuing the goal of a permanent UN Security Council seat for 30 years. This book investigates the motives for this ambition, and how it has been pursued domestically and internationally. It is therefore a study of the interior workings of the Japanese Foreign Ministry as well as of the country's underdeveloped multilateral diplomacy.

East of West Cross-cultural Performance and the Staging of Difference

East of West Cross-cultural Performance and the Staging of Difference

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2000

This ambitious collection offers an innovative look at crosscultural theatrical exchanges. Overturning the argument that Western culture has been imposed on subject cultures in favor of the paradigm of exchange, East of West examines the rich intersection of East and West in film, television shows, stage plays, and operas from a range of countries. The essays show how the East not only has resisted the cultural imperialism of the West but has transformed Western culture into local tradition at the same time as Western performances have poached images, themes, and characters from the East. The essays provide a lively glimpse of creative hybridization and crosscultural adaptation, as East meets West on the world s stages.

The United Nations and Business A Partnership Recovered

The United Nations and Business A Partnership Recovered

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2000

When 51 nations gathered in 1945 to witness the birth of the United Nations, international business groups urged governments to ratify the UN Charter without delay. During the following 55 years, UN and business leaders dismissed each other when they were not engaging in a war of words. This book examines why the global order of the 21st century demands a new partnership between the UN and business. If the UN fails to engage the business community, it is likely to become irrelevant. If global corporations y refuse to support the UN, they will face a closing world with disastrous consequences for the prosperity of all. The UN and business are bound to work together, and indeed they are.

Andre Gide's Politics Rebellion and Ambivalence

Andre Gide's Politics Rebellion and Ambivalence

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2000

At the peak of his career, after having established himself as an accomplished writer, astute moraliste, and the foremost spokesperson of his generation for personal freedom and self-realization, Gide became aware, first, that his particular brand of bourgeois individualism was becoming increasingly irrelevant in the contemporary world and, second, that social commitment and even revolution could serve as a powerful source of inspiration and self-renewal. Over a ten-year period that began in the 1920s and ended with his public break with the Soviet Union in 1936, Gide the committed intellectual interacted with society in ways that were for him unprecedented. These essays examine the outcomes of Gide s evolving commitment to a host of controversial issues ranging from the sexual to the political, from the literary to the social.

Activists Speak Out Reflections on the Pursuit of Change in America

Activists Speak Out Reflections on the Pursuit of Change in America

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2000

In Activists Speak Out, a group of fifteen American activists speak candidly about how and why they struggle for change. Their causes and strategies vary - in the areas of civil rights, gay and lesbian rights, the environment, women's issues, health, youth, education, labor, freedom of expression and the arts. But the lessons learned resonate across geographic and ideological boundaries. Whether working as grass-roots organizers or corporate insiders, in cities or in rural areas, the through-line of their observations is constant: Change is slow, and may take shape in unexpected ways. Small victories count. And, whatever the initial motivation to become engaged in the struggle for change - anger, compassion, frustration - the very process of engagement is itself transformative. You cross that line, and nothing is ever the same.

Reconsidering Drugs Mapping Victorian and Modern Drug Discourses

Reconsidering Drugs Mapping Victorian and Modern Drug Discourses

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2000

Lawrence Driscoll's fresh examination of the meaning of drugs from the Victorians to the present asks us to listen to historical and current voices whose positions on drugs are at variance with our truths. Driscoll draws on the work of figures as diverse as William Burroughs, Sigmund Freud, Conan Doyle, and Anna Kavan to shed light on different or silenced ways of talking about drugs and to offer us a historical counter-memory. The result of his work is to unsettle and disturb the familiar parameters that frame our discussion of drugs, revealing that others are available: positions which expose our own constructions as surprisingly limited.

Political Parties in American Society

Political Parties in American Society

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

In this comprehensive introduction to political parties, two of the country's foremost scholars combine the traditional PIE, PIG, PO approach with unique chapters on such issues as race and campaign finance. Throughout the book, the authors argue strongly in favor of the continued relevance of parties in the American political system and provide strong evidence that parties have adapted to the changing American political scene.

Queering the Moderns Poses/Portraits/Performances

Queering the Moderns Poses/Portraits/Performances

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2000

In Queering the Moderns, Anne Herrmann revisits the narrative of literary modernism and the historical uses of the term queer to explore the emergence of identities specific to modernism. Queer in the modernist period (1910-1945) means strange, odd, out of sorts and although it begins to refer to those who are queer sexually, it does not yet police a hetero-homosexual divide. It means crossing boundaries in unexpected directions, across the Atlantic, across the color line, across literary conventions that dictate autobiographies can't be written by someone else. Six memoirs that rely on cross-gender and cross-racial identifications are discussed within their specific cultural contexts so that female aviators (Amelia Earhart and Beryl Markham), lesbian auto/biographers (Virginia Woolf and Gertrude Stein) and male auto-ethnographers (James Weldon Johnson and Earl Lind - Ralph Werther) begin to queer the traditional spaces of modernism.

Perceiving Animals Humans and Beasts in Early Modern English Culture

Perceiving Animals Humans and Beasts in Early Modern English Culture

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/1999

When we look at the human understanding of beasts in the past what we see are not only the foundations of our own perception of animals but humans contemplating their own status. Perceiving Animals argues that what is revealed in a wide range of writing from the early modern period is a recurring attempt to separate the human from the beast. Looking at the representation of the animal in law, religious writings, literary representation, science and political ideas, what emerges is a sense of the fragility of humanity, a sense of a species which always requires an external addition - property, civilisation, education, mastery of the natural world - to be fully human. Erica Fudge engages with both canonical and non-canonical texts from the period 1558-1649, and examines previously unchallenged aspects of the status of humanity: what does it mean to own an animal? How does civilisation take place, and what does this tell us about uncivilised man? What does the humanist emphasis on education mean for the uneducated? Does science ever offer humanity separation from the beast? Texts by writers including Edward Coke, Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon and Richard Overton are re-examined, and the status of humanity comes under question. Perceiving Animals argues that within early modern English culture there is an uncomfortable sense of humanity with a superiority which is not innate, but dangerously unnatural.

Subregionalism and World Order

Subregionalism and World Order

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/1999

A diverse range of area specialists are brought together here in the first volume which embraces such a geographically diverse treatment of the subregional system. The Central European Free Trade Area, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation scheme, ECOWAS in West Africa, MERCOSUR, the Association of Caribbean States, Chilean strategies, the Greater China project, ASEAN, and the East Asian Economic Caucus are all explored in order to mount a case for a new International Political Economy perspective in the understanding of subregional cooperation.

The United Nations At the End of the 1990s

The United Nations At the End of the 1990s

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/1999

At the approach of the twenty-first century, the United Nations remains the main hope for world peace. This straightforward analysis by longtime observers and recognized scholars sets out the fundamental features of the structure of the UN and traces the political issues in which it is involved.

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka A Brief History with Documents

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka A Brief History with Documents

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/1998

Wage Differentials An International Comparison

Wage Differentials An International Comparison

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/1998

Wage determination is studied here in an international perspective, using a common theoretical framework and statistical method through the individual-country chapters to reveal similarities and differences between Japan, South Korea, the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and several countries in Asia.

My Lai A Brief History with Documents

My Lai A Brief History with Documents

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/1998

This volume introduces students to the most controversial incident of the Vietnam War - the My Lai massacre when almost 400 Vietnamese civilians were killed in four hours. The authors discuss the ramifications of the cover-up and the ensuing investigations for the American public, policymakers, the anti-War movement and the soldiers involved. They examine the causes of the massacre and the issues of culpability and human rights. The narrative is built around 70 primary documents drawn mainly from testimony and reports from the government enquiry into the outrage.

Women's Magazines, 1940-1960 Gender Roles and the Popular Press

Women's Magazines, 1940-1960 Gender Roles and the Popular Press

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1998

War and the Red Cross The Unspoken Mission

War and the Red Cross The Unspoken Mission

Author: NA NA, Nicholas O. Berry Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/1997

Wars in the post-Cold War era are overwhelmingly internal or civil wars. Civilians, mostly women, children, and the elderly, make up over ninety percent of the casualties in these wars. This statistic has convinced the world's premier war-relief organization, the Swiss-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to take on a new mission: to make these wars dysfunctional and to end them. Berry reveals how this mission remains unpublicized and unsaid, due to the effect which many fear it would have on the ICRC's traditional purpose of providing war relief. Exposing the ICRC's intricate and ambitious strategy, Berry shows how it was put into operation in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, the Sudan, Aghanistan, and Guatemala. The book reveals that a major non-governmental organization, while proclaiming to be non-political, has a huge political agenda.

Hungary and the Victor Powers, 1945-1950

Hungary and the Victor Powers, 1945-1950

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/1996

Eric Roman is the first scholar to be granted access to the vast, heretofore closed, archive of documents relating to the communist era in Hungary. This archive included the files of the Hungarian Communist Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Hungarian Socialist Worker's Party, as well as minutes of political committee meetings, private correspondence, secret papers and confidential reports on special commissions within Hungary. Skilfully using all this material, Eric Roman weaves a fascinating portrait of Hungary in the post-war period. As the country began to reconstruct itself after the War, Roman shows the toll taken by poverty and racial discord. In what amounts to the only complete English-language account of Hungary's diplomatic policy, Hungary and the Victor Powers takes an in-depth look at Hungary's relationship with those countries nearest to it, especially the former Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. Eric Roman's Hungary and the Victor Powers, 1945-1950 is a compelling work of history that is destined to be one of the most important books on the topic.

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1996

Written several years after Conrad's grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel tells the story of Marlow, a seaman who undertakes his own journey into the African jungle to find the tormented white trader Kurtz.

Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money

Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/1995

The relationship between the state and money has changed radically since the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system, as a result of factors such as the floating of exchange rates, the deregulation of international money markets, the international debt crisis of the 1980s, the continued expansion of global debt and a growing dissociation between monetary and productive accumulation. In this context it is important to reconsider the politics of 'money' and the relationship between the national state and the global economy. The contributors argue that the practical importance of monetarism and neo-liberalism in general derived not from its coherence as a doctrine but from the change in the relationship between states and international money, following the breakdown of Bretton Woods. The essays in this book are all theoretical explorations of the new politics of world money and world debt.

The Economics of Secession

The Economics of Secession

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/1993

The Economics of Secession

The Economics of Secession

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/1993

British Scientists and the Manhattan Project The Los Alamos Years

British Scientists and the Manhattan Project The Los Alamos Years

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/1992

During World War 2, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill pooled their nations' resources in the desperate race to beat the Germans to the secret of the atomic bomb. This book tells the story of the British scientists who journeyed to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to help develop the world's first nuclear weapons. The contributions of the British Mission to Los Alamos, which have been largely overlooked, were vital to the completion of the project. In addition, the two dozen scientists who collaborated with their American and Canadian allies were to have a profound effect on the post-War world, helping to shape the nuclear programs of the United States, Great Britain and, more controversially, the USSR.

Jean Monnet The Path to European Unity

Jean Monnet The Path to European Unity

Author: Na Na Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/1991

Women's Rights Emerges Within the Anti-Slavery Movement, 1830-1870 A Brief History with Documents

Women's Rights Emerges Within the Anti-Slavery Movement, 1830-1870 A Brief History with Documents

Author: Na Na Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1900

Combining documents with an interpretive essay, this book is the first to offer a much-needed guide to the emergence of the women's rights movement within the anti-slavery activism of the 1830s. A 60-page introductory essay traces the cause of women's rights from Angelina and Sarah Grimke's campaign against slavery through the development of a full-fledged women's rights movement in the 1840s and 1850s. A rich collection of over 50 documents includes diary entries, letters, and speeches from the Grimkes, Maria Stewart, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Theodore Weld, Frances Harper, Sojourner Truth, and others.

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