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  • Korea: A Very Short Introduction
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    50.00 lei

    Korea, long in the shadows of its neighbours China and Japan, is now the object of considerable interest. This book focuses on answering several historical questions: what does it mean to be Korean? How did this nation evolve into today's sharply contrasting societies? And how does Korea fit into the larger narrative of world history? Chronology; List of illustrations; Introduction; 1 Creating a peninsular kingdom; 2 A Confucian society; 3 From kingdom to colony; 4 From colony to competing states; 5 Competing states, diverging societies; 6 Globalizing south, inward north; Further reading; Index

  • 7000lei 56.00 lei

    By sea and on the airwaves, by dollar and yuan, a contest has begun that will shape the next century. China's rise has now entered a critical new phase, as it seeks to translate its considerable economic heft into a larger role on the world stage, challenging American supremacy. Yet he also shows why China may struggle to unseat the West - its ambitious designs are provoking anxiety, especially in Asia, while America's global alliances have deep roots. If Washington can adjust to a world in which it is not the sole dominant power, it may be able to retain its ability to set the global agenda.

  • 10000lei 90.00 lei

    »Es ist Zeit, sich vom Kapitalismus abzuwenden«, sagt Sahra Wagenknecht. Denn der Kapitalismus ist längst nicht mehr so innovativ, wie er sich gibt. Bei der Lösung der großen Zukunftsfragen - von einer klimaverträglichen Energiewende bis zu nachhaltiger Kreislaufproduktion - kommen wir seit Jahrzehnten kaum voran. Für die Mehrheit wird das Leben nicht besser, sondern härter. Es ist Zeit für eine kreative, innovative Wirtschaft mit kleinteiligen Strukturen, mehr Wettbewerb und funktionierenden Märkten, statt eines Wirtschaftsfeudalismus, in dem Leistung immer weniger zählt, Herkunft und Erbe dagegen immer wichtiger werden. Sahra Wagenknecht fordert - eine andere Verfassung des Wirtschaftseigentums, - die Demokratisierung des Zugangs zu Kapital und - die Entflechtung riesiger Konzerne, deren Macht fairen Wettbewerb und Demokratie zerstört. - Talent und echte Leistung zu belohnen und Gründer mit guten Ideen ungeachtet ihrer Herkunft zu fördern. Mit ihrem Buch eröffnet Wagenknecht eine politische Diskussion über neue Eigentumsformen und die vergessenen Ideale der Aufklärung. Sie legt eine scharfsinnige Analyse der bestehenden Wirtschaftsordnung vor und zeigt Schritte in ein demokratisch gestaltetes Gemeinwesen, das niemandem mehr erlaubt, sich zulasten anderer zu bereichern.

  • Monsters to Destroy
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    110.00 lei

    In Monsters to Destory, Navin A. Bapat addresses why the U.S. continues to spend trillions of dollars fighting terrorism when Americans are more likely to die from accidental drownings or lightning strikes. He argues that the U.S. fights the war to protect its dominance over global energy markets, and the peg between the U.S. dollar and oil trades. To do so, the U.S. guaranteed permanent protection for the governments that served as the key suppliers of energy, and those that had key areas for transit. Unfortunately, this gave these states no incentive to fight their terrorists, and ultimately contributed to the growth of these movements, which is now pushing the U.S. into a long-term war on terror. Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. The Economic Origins of the War on Terror; Chapter 3. Terrorism and the Problem of Moral Hazard; Chapter 4. Threatening Allies; Chapter 5. Hegemonic Decline and the Escalation of Violence; Chapter 6. Conclusion: The War for Exorbitant Privilege; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index

  • Democracy without Journalism?
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    110.00 lei

    Victor Pickard shows that the modern journalism crisis is the culmination of long-term historical tensions and structural contradictions such as an over-reliance on advertising revenue, monopoly control over media infrastructures, and a lack of independent oversight. He looks to alternative media institutions that first evolved during the Progressive and New Deal Eras--as well as public media models around the world--to imagine a new kind of journalism. Introduction: When Commercialism Trumps Democracy; Chapter 1: Historical Roots of US Press Freedoms and Failures; Chapter 2: The Early Crisis and Missed Opportunities; Chapter 3: How Commercialism Degrades Journalism and Hurts Democracy; Chapter 4: Monopoly Control over Digital Infrastructures; Chapter 5: American Media Exceptionalism and the Public Opinion; Conclusion: The Media We Need; Notes; Index

  • The Politics of the Pill
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    120.00 lei

    In The Politics of the Pill, Rachel VanSickle-Ward and Kevin Wallsten tell the story of contemporary birth control policy and the role that women played in it. First, they chart the twists and turns of a fascinating, controversial and consequential policy debate. Second, they use their analysis of contraception politics as a vehicle for identifying more generally the position of women in the public sphere and the influence that gender exerts across policy-making and media venues. Chapter 1: Introduction; Part I - Policy; Chapter 2: The History of the Pill; Chapter 3: Contraception Coverage Policy in the States; Chapter 4: Contraception Coverage Policy in Congress; Chapter 5: Contraception Coverage in the Courts; Part II - Media and Public Opinion; Chapter 6: Media Sourcing; Chapter 7: Media Frames; Chapter 8: Public Opinion; Chapter 9: Experiment - Frames and Public Opinion; Chapter 10: Conclusion; Appendix A: Coding Terms for Frames in Legislative and Judicial Deliberation; Appendix B: Amicus Briefs; Appendix C - Sample Treatment Article for Authorship and Sourcing Experiment; Appendix D - Sample Treatment Articles for Framing Experiment; Appendix E - Mechanical Turk Sample Characteristics; Works Cited

  • Reckoning
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    120.00 lei

    How do journalists know what they know? Who gets to decide what good journalism is and when it's done right? This book contends that, despite thoughtful explorations of the role of publics in journalism, the profession's methodologies and practices still don't adequately address matters of race, gender, intersectionality and settler colonialism. Drawing on their five years of research with journalists in the U.S. and Canada, in a variety of news organizations from startups and freelancers to mainstream media, the authors investigate modern journalism's founding ideals and methods and their relationship to power to examine emerging multiple journalisms. Introduction; Chapter 1: Reckoning with the View from Nowhere; Chapter 2: Battling for the Story; Chapter 3: Speculative Memoir Fragments and Existential Dilemmas; Chapter 4: Structure, Innovation, and Legacy Media; Chapter 5: Startup Life; Chapter 6: Indigenous Journalisms; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index

  • 125.00 lei

     Since their classic volume The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes was published in 1978, Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan have increasingly focused on the questions of how, in the modern world, nondemocratic regimes can be eroded and democratic regimes crafted. In Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation, they break new ground in numerous areas. They reconceptualize the major types of modern nondemocratic regimes and point out for each type the available paths to democratic transition and the tasks of democratic consolidation. They argue that, although "nation-state" and "democracy" often have conflicting logics, multiple and complementary political identities are feasible under a common roof of state-guaranteed rights. They also illustrate how, without an effective state, there can be neither effective citizenship nor successful privatization. Further, they provide criteria and evidence for politicians and scholars alike to distinguish between democratic consolidation and pseudo-democratization, and they present conceptually driven survey data for the fourteen countries studied. Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation contains the first systematic comparative analysis of the process of democratic consolidation in southern Europe and the southern cone of South America, and it is the first book to ground post-Communist Europe within the literature of comparative politics and democratic theory.

  • 127.00 lei

    B-Zone is a territorial research and collaborative art project on the transformation of the social and political geographies stretching from Southeast Europe (the Balkans) to Turkey and the Caucasus. Each of the three core projects follows the trajectory and history of a large-scale transnational infrastructure laid down in the territories of former communist states: The Black Sea Files by Ursula Biemann explores the new pipeline connecting Baku, the world's oldest oil capital on the Caspian shore, with the Mediterranean. Timescapes by Angela Melitopoulos follows the EU-financed "Corridor X" along the Yugoslav "Highway of Brotherhood and Unity," the historic migration route connecting Germany with Turkey. Postwar Footprints by Lisa Parks investigates telecommunication and satellite infrastructure before and after the Balkan wars.

  • Rethinking Sino-Japanese Alienation
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    150.00 lei

    Contemporary political and societal relations between China and Japan are poisoned by divergent historical memories. This book addresses this problem from novel outsider perspectives. Introduction to the Book; Part I - Historical Similarities and Historical Opportunities; 1 China and Japan: Historical Parallels Versus a Narcissism of Small Differences; Part II - Constructing History Collectively for Northeast Asia Since 1840; 2 Confronting the China-Japan History Problem in Northeast Asia; 3 Evaluating Northeast Asian History Collectively; Part III - Negotiating a New Great Power Bargain: Contemporary Sino-Japanese Strategic Relations in Historical Context; 4 Unpacking the Contemporary Strategic Problem in Northeast Asia; 5 No Bargains: Understanding Contemporary Sino-Japanese Strategic Relations; 6 Re-visiting the Historical Context of Sino-Japanese Strategic Relations, 1400-1900; 7 Opportunities for a Great Power Bargain Between China and Japan; Conclusions to the Book

  • 165.00 lei

    The basis of this collection of essays is the reading of a common topic from different perspectives. Half of the book is devoted to the comparative study of religions and the courses are offered by religion professors. The other half is shaped by social science approaches and the seminars are given mainly by social science professors. We aim to compare and contrast not only positions, but also methods of learning. We examine theories of the just war in diverse cultural contexts and their disciplinary settings. Space is devoted to the study of papers prepared for this project by specialists in various disciplines, mainly but not exclusively faculty of Bard College and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

  • 180.00 lei

    This book offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Islamic State's use of propaganda. Combining a range of different theoretical perspectives from across the social sciences, and using rigorous methods, the authors trace the origins of the Islamic State's message, laying bare the strategic logic guiding its evolution, examining each of its multi-media components, and showing how these elements work together to radicalize audiences' worldviews. Table of Contents; Introduction. Full-spectrum Propaganda: Appraising the IS Moment in Propaganda History; Stephane Baele; Chapter 1. The Strategic Logic of IS' Propaganda: Coherence, Comprehensiveness, and Multidimensionality Haroro Ingram; Chapter 2. Situating IS' Message: A Social and Theological Genealogy; Mehdi Laghmari; Chapter 3. The Matrix of IS' Propaganda: Magazines; Stephane Baele, Katharine Boyd, and Travis Coan; Chapter 4. Shock and Inspire: IS' Propaganda Videos; Stephane Baele, Katharine Boyd, and Travis Coan; Chapter 5. IS' Propaganda and the Social Media: Dissemination, Support, and Resilience; Laura Wakeford and Laura Smith; Chapter 6. From Music to Books, from Pictures to Numbers: The Forgotten - Yet Crucial - Components of IS' Propaganda; Stephane Baele and Charlie Winter; Chapter 7. Countering IS' Propaganda: Challenges and Opportunities; Jonathan Githens-Mazer and Tobias Borck; Chapter 8. Terrorist Propaganda after IS: Learning, Emulation, and Imitation; Paul Gill, Kurt Braddock, Sanaz Zolghadriha, Bettina Rottweiler and Lily D. Cushenbery; Afterword. The Uniqueness of Islamic State; Thomas Hegghammer

  • Islamic Law and International Law
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    290.00 lei

    Islamic Law and International Law provides a comprehensive comparison of the Islamic legal tradition and international law, especially in the context of dispute settlement. Do states of the Islamic milieu avoid international courts? How do they view mediation and arbitration? Is Islamic legal tradition incompatible with international law? The answer to the Islamic law-international law nexus puzzle lies in the diversity of how secular and religious laws fuse in domestic legal systems across the Islamic milieu. States are not Islamic to the same degree or in the same way. Consequently, different international conflict management methods appeal to different states. List of Figures; List of Tables; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; CHAPTER TWO: International Law, Islamic Law, and Islamic Law States; CHAPTER THREE: Islamic Law and International Law: Similarities and Differences; CHAPTER FOUR: A Theory of Islamic Peaceful Resolution of Disputes; CHAPTER FIVE: Islamic Law States and Peaceful Resolution of Territorial Disputes; CHAPTER SIX: Islamic Law States and the International Court of Justice; CHAPTER SEVEN: Legal Schools and Regions; CHAPTER EIGHT: Conclusion; References; Index

  • Brexit and Financial Regulation
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    330.00 lei

    This book provides guidance on the complexity of Brexit as it applies to financial institutions. Through the eyes of leading lawyers it covers issues of market access, transposition of directly applicable regulation, the assumption of roles carried out by the ESA's, and the impact on cross-border contracts. 1 Jonathan Herbst, Simon Lovegrove: Introduction; Part 1: International standards and equivalence; 2 Michael Raffan: International standards; 3 Arun Srivastava: EU equivalence regime; Part 2: The supervisory regime in the Brexit landscape; 4 Daniel Carall-Green: EU approach to authorisation; 5 Michael Born, Roberto Cristofolini, Floortje Nagelkerke, Donnacha O'Connor: EU27 approach to authorisation; 6 Michael Thomas: The UK supervisory regime in the post Brexit environment; 7 Clive Cunningham: PRA approach to the authorisation of international branches and subsidiaries; 8 Charlotte Henry: The impact of the UK senior managers' regime; Part 3: Brexit and financial services legislation; 9 Nico Leslie, Aaron Taylor: Markets in Financial Instrument Directive II (MiFID II) / Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR); 10 Stuart Willey: Capital Requirements Directive IV (CRD IV) / Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR); 11 Jan Putnis: Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD); 12 Bob Penn: European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and euroclearing; 13 Michael Thomas: Benchmarks Regulation (BMR); 14 Jake Green: Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD); 15 Bob Haken, Isabella Jones: Solvency II Directive (Solvency II); Part 4: Conclusion; 16 Jonathan Herbst, Simon Lovegrove: Conclusion

  • Ever Looser Union?
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    360.00 lei

    This book offers a comprehensive account and assessment of differentiation in European integration, including an analysis of differentiation in EU enlargement, the Eurozone crisis, Brexit, and the selective integration of non-member states. 1 Introduction; Part 1. Mapping and Explaining Differentiated Integration; 2 Concepts: Differentiated Integration and its Modes; 3 Theory: The Choice for Differentiated Integration; 4 Mapping Differentiated Integration; 5 Explaining Differentiation in EU Treaties; 6 Explaining Differentiation in EU Legislation; Part 2. Extensions; 7 Normalization: New Member States and Differentiated Integration; 8 Path Dependence: Differentiated Integration in the Euro Crisis; 9 Differentiated Disintegration: Brexit; 10 Regional Differentiation: Beyond the EU Member States; 11 Conclusions; Is Differentiation Good for Europe?

  • 360.00 lei

    The book examines the role of the United Kingdom in shaping the reform of financial regulation since the global financial crisis, and assesses the implications of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. 1 INTRODUCTION; 2 STATE OF THE ART AND RESEARCH DESIGN; 3 SETTING THE MULTI-LEVEL CONTEXT; 4 BANK CAPITAL AND LIQUIDITY REQUIREMENTS; 5 BANK RECOVERY AND RESOLUTION RULES; 6 BANK STRUCTURAL REFORMS; 7 REGULATION OF HEDGE FUNDS; 8 REGULATION OF OVER-THE-COUNTER DERIVATIVES; 9 BREXIT AND THE FUTURE UK-EU RELATIONSHIP; 10 CONCLUSION

  • Rural Democracy
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    360.00 lei

    This book examines how African rulers have responded to the introduction of democratic electoral competition, and how this has resulted in rural development. 1 Introduction; 2 Elections and Rural Development; 3 Urban Incumbent Hostility; 4 Democracy's Rural Dividend; 5 Microfoundations: Voting for Public Goods in Ghana; 6 Mechanisms: Historical Evidence from Botswana; 7 Conclusion

  • Reckoning
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    380.00 lei

    How do journalists know what they know? Who gets to decide what good journalism is and when it's done right? This book contends that, despite thoughtful explorations of the role of publics in journalism, the profession's methodologies and practices still don't adequately address matters of race, gender, intersectionality and settler colonialism. Drawing on their five years of research with journalists in the U.S. and Canada, in a variety of news organizations from startups and freelancers to mainstream media, the authors investigate modern journalism's founding ideals and methods and their relationship to power to examine emerging multiple journalisms. Introduction; Chapter 1: Reckoning with the View from Nowhere; Chapter 2: Battling for the Story; Chapter 3: Speculative Memoir Fragments and Existential Dilemmas; Chapter 4: Structure, Innovation, and Legacy Media; Chapter 5: Startup Life; Chapter 6: Indigenous Journalisms; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index

  • The Politics of the Pill
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    380.00 lei

    In The Politics of the Pill, Rachel VanSickle-Ward and Kevin Wallsten tell the story of contemporary birth control policy and the role that women played in it. First, they chart the twists and turns of a fascinating, controversial and consequential policy debate. Second, they use their analysis of contraception politics as a vehicle for identifying more generally the position of women in the public sphere and the influence that gender exerts across policy-making and media venues. Chapter 1: Introduction; Part I - Policy; Chapter 2: The History of the Pill; Chapter 3: Contraception Coverage Policy in the States; Chapter 4: Contraception Coverage Policy in Congress; Chapter 5: Contraception Coverage in the Courts; Part II - Media and Public Opinion; Chapter 6: Media Sourcing; Chapter 7: Media Frames; Chapter 8: Public Opinion; Chapter 9: Experiment - Frames and Public Opinion; Chapter 10: Conclusion; Appendix A: Coding Terms for Frames in Legislative and Judicial Deliberation; Appendix B: Amicus Briefs; Appendix C - Sample Treatment Article for Authorship and Sourcing Experiment; Appendix D - Sample Treatment Articles for Framing Experiment; Appendix E - Mechanical Turk Sample Characteristics; Works Cited

  • Monsters to Destroy
    La comanda in aproximativ 4 saptamani
    380.00 lei

    In Monsters to Destory, Navin A. Bapat addresses why the U.S. continues to spend trillions of dollars fighting terrorism when Americans are more likely to die from accidental drownings or lightning strikes. He argues that the U.S. fights the war to protect its dominance over global energy markets, and the peg between the U.S. dollar and oil trades. To do so, the U.S. guaranteed permanent protection for the governments that served as the key suppliers of energy, and those that had key areas for transit. Unfortunately, this gave these states no incentive to fight their terrorists, and ultimately contributed to the growth of these movements, which is now pushing the U.S. into a long-term war on terror. Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. The Economic Origins of the War on Terror; Chapter 3. Terrorism and the Problem of Moral Hazard; Chapter 4. Threatening Allies; Chapter 5. Hegemonic Decline and the Escalation of Violence; Chapter 6. Conclusion: The War for Exorbitant Privilege; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index

  • BritainÂ’s Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine
    La comanda in aproximativ 4 saptamani
    380.00 lei

    This book provides an in-depth survey of Britain's Mandate in Palestine, an issue crucial to understanding the continuing atmosphere of mistrust and violence in the region that continues to the present. At the conclusion of the First World War (1914-18), the League of Nations awarded a Mandate to Great Britain, which entailed governing a part of the defunct Ottoman Empire, a part which became known as Palestine. The Mandate, empowering Britain to govern this area for an unspecified period, had as one of its main objectives the understanding that Britain would assist the Zionist Movement in the creation of a Homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine. During the thirty years that Britain ruled Palestine, it made no serious effort to carry out this commitment. The author discusses a variety of reasons for this failure, but the greatest obstacle preventing it from fulfilling its Mandate was that Britain completely miscalculated the reaction of the large Arab majority in the country. In fear of repercussions from the growing Arab nationalism various British Governments over the years decided that their best interests would be served by appeasing the Palestine Arabs and reneging on the British promise to Zionism. As the author shows, Britain's failure to fulfil its Mandate obligations was a major contribution to the problems that have persisted in the Middle East for decades.

  • Democracy without Journalism?
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    380.00 lei

    Victor Pickard shows that the modern journalism crisis is the culmination of long-term historical tensions and structural contradictions such as an over-reliance on advertising revenue, monopoly control over media infrastructures, and a lack of independent oversight. He looks to alternative media institutions that first evolved during the Progressive and New Deal Eras--as well as public media models around the world--to imagine a new kind of journalism. Introduction: When Commercialism Trumps Democracy; Chapter 1: Historical Roots of US Press Freedoms and Failures; Chapter 2: The Early Crisis and Missed Opportunities; Chapter 3: How Commercialism Degrades Journalism and Hurts Democracy; Chapter 4: Monopoly Control over Digital Infrastructures; Chapter 5: American Media Exceptionalism and the Public Opinion; Conclusion: The Media We Need; Notes; Index

  • International Relations and Relational Cosmology
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    390.00 lei

    Building a conversation between relational cosmology, developed in natural sciences, and critical social theory, this book seeks to develop a new perspective on how to think relationally in and around the study of IR. Introduction: International Relations and Relational Cosmology; Part 1. Of cosmology; 1 Cosmology - 'social' and 'scientific'; 2 Scientific cosmologies; 3 Relational cosmology; Part 2. Of situated knowledge, relations and ethics; 4 Stretching situated knowledge; 5 Relations, human and non-human; 6 Ethics, in relations?; Part 3. Reorienting; 7 Reorienting to the international, the global and the planetary; Conclusion: Five challenges for IR and ir

  • 420.00 lei

    This book offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Islamic State's use of propaganda. Combining a range of different theoretical perspectives from across the social sciences, and using rigorous methods, the authors trace the origins of the Islamic State's message, laying bare the strategic logic guiding its evolution, examining each of its multi-media components, and showing how these elements work together to radicalize audiences' worldviews. Table of Contents; Introduction. Full-spectrum Propaganda: Appraising the IS Moment in Propaganda History; Stephane Baele; Chapter 1. The Strategic Logic of IS' Propaganda: Coherence, Comprehensiveness, and Multidimensionality Haroro Ingram; Chapter 2. Situating IS' Message: A Social and Theological Genealogy; Mehdi Laghmari; Chapter 3. The Matrix of IS' Propaganda: Magazines; Stephane Baele, Katharine Boyd, and Travis Coan; Chapter 4. Shock and Inspire: IS' Propaganda Videos; Stephane Baele, Katharine Boyd, and Travis Coan; Chapter 5. IS' Propaganda and the Social Media: Dissemination, Support, and Resilience; Laura Wakeford and Laura Smith; Chapter 6. From Music to Books, from Pictures to Numbers: The Forgotten - Yet Crucial - Components of IS' Propaganda; Stephane Baele and Charlie Winter; Chapter 7. Countering IS' Propaganda: Challenges and Opportunities; Jonathan Githens-Mazer and Tobias Borck; Chapter 8. Terrorist Propaganda after IS: Learning, Emulation, and Imitation; Paul Gill, Kurt Braddock, Sanaz Zolghadriha, Bettina Rottweiler and Lily D. Cushenbery; Afterword. The Uniqueness of Islamic State; Thomas Hegghammer

  • The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics
    La comanda in aproximativ 4 saptamani
    660.00 lei

    The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of the Spanish political system through the lens of political science. PART I INTRODUCTION; 1 Diego Muro & Ignacio Lago: Introduction; PART II PAST AND PRESENT OF SPANISH POLITICS; 2 Robert M. Fishman: Spain in Comparative Perspective: Contributors of the Spanish Case to Comparative Political Analysis; 3 Ignacio Sanchez-Cuenca: Spanish Democratization Transition, Consolidation, and its Meaning in Contemporary Spain; 4 Omar G. Encarnacion: The Political Uses of Forgetting in Spain; 5 Cesar Colino: Decentralization in Spain: Federal Evolution and Performance of the Estado Autonomico; 6 Diego Muro: Terrorism in Spain; 7 Miguel Requena: Economic and Social Changes since the Restoration of Democracy; 8 Sebastian Royo: The Causes and Legacy of the Great Recession in Spain; 9 Javier Arregui: Europeanisation of Political Structures and Public Policies; PART II INSTITUTIONS; 10 Josep M Colomer: Political Institutions in a Comparative Perspective; 11 Josep M. Valles: The 1978 Spanish Constitutional Design: Assessing its Outcome; 12 Juan Rodriguez-Teruel: Executive Politics in Spain; 13 Bonnie N. Field: Legislative Politics in Spain; 14 Sandra Leon & Ignacio Jurado: Multi-level Governance in Spain; 15 Salvador Parrado: Public Administration and its Problem-Solving Capacities; 16 Nuno Garoupa & Pedro C. Magalhaes: Judicial Politics: The Constitutional Court; 17 Rafael Martinez: The Spanish Army; 18 Joan Font: The Quality of Democracy; PART III PARTIES, ELECTIONS, AND VOTERS; 19 Mariano Torcal & Pablo Christmann: Political Culture in Spain in the 21st Century: Symptoms of a Crisis of Representation; 20 Monica Mendez Lago: Parties and Party Systems; 21 Jose Ramon Montero & Andres Santana: Elections in Spain; 22 Marta Fraile & Enrique Hernandez: Determinants of Voting Behaviour; 23 Agusti Bosch: The Spanish Electoral System; 24 Pedro Riera: Turnout; PART IV CIVIL SOCIETY; 25 Susana Aguilar: Interest Groups, Business Associations, and Trade Unions; 26 Sergi Pardos-Prado: Migration Politics: The End of Spanish Exceptionalism?; 27 Eduardo Romanos: Social Movements; 28 Xose M. Nunez Seixas: Spanish Nationalism Since 1975; 29 Maria Jose Hierro: Regional and National Identities in Spain; PART V PUBLIC POLICY AND POLICY MAKING; 30 Joan Subirats & Ricard Goma: Public Policy and Policy-Making; 31 Eloisa del Pino: Welfare State; 32 Leire Salazar: Social Inequalities; 33 Jose Fernandez Albertos: Economic Policy-Making in Contemporary Spain; 34 Mariely Lopez Santana: Employment Policy in Spain: Policy and Governance Perspectives; 35 Hector Cebolla-Boado: Education Policy; 36 Tania Verge: Gender Policy; 37 Manuel Villoria: Corruption and TransparencyX; PART VI THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA; 38 Ramon Pacheco Pardo: Spanish Foreign Policy; 39 Felix Arteaga: Security and Defence Policy; 40 Ignacio Molina: Spain in the EU: Preferences, Policy Process, and Influence in Brussels; 41 Andrea C. Bianculli: Spain and Latin America: From a Special Relation to Detachment?

  • 750.00 lei

    The Oxford Handbook of Kenyan Politics provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of the Kenyan political system as well as an insightful account of Kenyan history from 1930 to the present day. Introduction; 1 Nic Cheeseman, Karuti Kanyinga, and Gabrielle Lynch: The political economy of Kenya: Community, clientelism, and class; Part I - The struggle for democracy; 2 Derek R. Peterson: Colonial rule and the rise of African politics (1930-1964); 3 David W. Throup: Jomo Kenyatta and the creation of the Kenyan state (1963-1978; 4 David W. Throup: Daniel arap Moi and one-party rule (1978-1991); 5 Raymond Muhula: The limits of multipartyism (1992-2005); 6 James D. Long: Civil conflict, power sharing, truth and reconciliation (2005-2013); 7 Collins Odote: The 2013 elections and the peace narrative (2013-2015); 8 Marie-Emmanuelle Pommerolle: The 2017 elections and electoral (in)justice (2015-2017); Part II - Identity politics; 9 John Lonsdale: Race and ethnicity in colonial Kenya; 10 Gregory Deacon: The political role of Christian churches; 11 Ngala Chome: The political role of Islam; 12 Winnie Mitullah: Gender mainstreaming and the campaign for equality; 13 Naomi van Stapele: Youth and masculinity; 14 Sini Hassinen: Sexual minority rights and activism; Part III - Political institutions; 15 Yash Ghai: Constitutions and constitutionalism; 16 Walter O. Oyugi and Jimmy O. Ochieng: The politics of the Provincial Administration; 17 Ken Opalo: The rise and fall of the legislature; 18 Michelle D'Arcy: Devolution and county government; Part IV - Civil society, the media and political culture; 19 Angelique Haugerud, Meghan Ference, and Dillon J. Mahoney: Satire, social media, and cultures of resistance; 20 Denis Galava: The role of traditional media; 21 Michelle Osborn: Chiefs, elders, and traditional authority; 22 Geoffrey Lugano: Civil society and the state; 23 Thomas P. Wolf: The science, suspicion and sustainability of opinion polls; Part V - Political parties and strategies of mobilisation; 24 Susanne D. Mueller: High stakes ethnic politics; 25 Adams Oloo: The weaknesses of political parties; 26 Sarah Jenkins: Violence as an election strategy; Part VI - Law and (dis)order; 27 Irina Ichim: The protection and promotion of human rights; 28 Ambreena Manji: Land rights and the rule of law; 29 Musambayi Katumanga: Post-colonial state-military relations; 30 Abduallahi Boru Halakhe: Police, reform, and counter-terrorism; 31 Jacob Rasmussen: Gangs and vigilantism; Part VII - The political economy of development; 32 John W. Harbeson and Frank Holmquist: The lessons and legacies of the Kenya debate''; 33 Radha Upadhyaya and Edoardo Totolo: The financial sector; 34 Mai Hassan: The local politics of resource distribution; 35 Bitange Ndemo and Dennis Aiko: Mobile technology and development; 36 Jennifer N. Brass: NGOs and public service provision; 37 Jane N.O. Khayesi: The informal economy and its relationship with the state; Part VIII - Kenya and the world; 38 Michael Chege: The political economy of foreign aid to Kenya; 39 Njoki Wamai: International relations and the International Criminal Court; 40 David M. Anderson: Kenya's war in Somalia; 41 L. Muthoni Wanyeki: Foreign policy and regional relations; 42 Samuel M. Makinda: The rise of China in Kenya's foreign relations; Part IX - Regional politics in the time of devolution; 43 Patrick O. Asingo: Nyanza: The Odinga dynasty and beyond; 44 Peris S. Jones: Nairobi: The politics of the capital; 45 Alex Dyzenhaus: Rift Valley: The struggle for supremacy; 46 Hassan H. Kochore: North Eastern: From the periphery to the center; 47 Dominic Burbidge and Thomas Raji: Central: Self-sufficiency in a local arena; 48 Frederick O. Wanyama: Western: Negotiating political heterogeneity; 49 Mumo Nzau: Eastern: The dynamics of bridesmaid politics; 50 Hannah Waddilove: The Coast: An elusive political bloc

  • The Military Balance 2020
    by IISS
    La comanda in aproximativ 4 saptamani
    3,08000lei 2780.00 lei

    The Military Balance is an authoritative assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries. Detailed A–Z entries list each country’s military organisation, personnel numbers, equipment inventories, and relevant economic and demographic data. Regional and select country analyses cover the major developments affecting defence policy and procurement, and defence economics. The opening graphics section displays notable defence statistics, while additional data sets detail selected arms orders and military exercises, as well as comparative defence expenditure and personnel numbers. The Military Balance is an indispensable handbook for anyone conducting serious analysis of security policy and military affairs. The International Institute for Strategic Studies, founded in 1958, is an independent centre for research, analysis and debate on the problems of conflict, however caused, that have, or potentially have, an important military dimension.

    'Amid continuing conflict and broadening insecurity, The Military Balance provides essential facts and analysis for decision-makers and for better informed public debate.' - Dr Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense

    'Because military affairs are inevitably clouded in fog, the IISS Military Balance is an essential companion
    for those who seek to understand.' - Lord Roberton of Port Ellen, former Secretary-General of NATO

    'The Military Balance is widely recognised as the best unclassified source of defense information on personnel, equipment and budgets for every country.' - Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretary of Defense

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