Identity Politics in Central Asia and the Muslim World by Willem van Schendel, Erik J. Zurcher

By Willem van Schendel, Erik J. Zurcher

Nationalism was once considered as a favorable strength shaping "modern" societies and states yet in Europe it's been overshadowed through the mess ups of 2 international wars. outdoors Europe, even though, it has endured to flourish in the course of the twentieth century. masking Turkey, Iran, Abkhazia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, this examine unearths the counter-forces unleashed by way of the undertaking of nationalist modernization, and the stimulation of identification politics because the results of ruthless repression of minority languages, tradition, traditions, and religion--the life-blood of minority ethnicity. The learn examines how those rules have reinforced id politics and the hobbies for opting out of the country.

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Rescaling the European State The Making of Territory and the by Michael Keating

By Michael Keating

Social scientists have frequently proclaimed the tip of territory lower than successive waves of modernization, but it constantly re-emerges as a key precept of social, monetary, and political association. instead of a de-territorialization we're witnessing a rescaling of social lifestyles as practical structures, identities, and political expression migrate to new degrees. this isn't new, yet is a recurrent characteristic of the ecu kingdom. States have sought to reassert regulate over those new areas, whereas political and social routine have sought to politicize them and open them as much as renowned impact. the outcome has been the emergence of the meso-level or sector as set of contested areas, and more and more as a degree of presidency. Social and financial pursuits are refracted at those new territorial degrees to reshape the coverage schedule and create new social alliances and conflicts. areas have emerged as areas for public coverage, with major divergences over fiscal improvement, welfare rules, public companies and environmental concerns. Rescaling poses vital normative questions on self-determination and social team spirit. those can't definitively be resolved yet are reframed, with new varieties of self-government being attainable and social harmony rising at new degrees. aggressive regionalism has develop into a dominant topic yet there is not any generalized race to backside as areas reply to the problem in a number of methods. areas aren't going to switch the geographical region as they continue to be loosely-bounded and contested areas yet territory maintains to reshape ecu polities. Drawing on a wealthy interdisciplinary literature and on unique learn, the quantity offers a clean and fascinating analytical method of the knowledge of territory and tool in modern Europe.

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Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian by Yezid Sayigh

By Yezid Sayigh

Equipped upon an unheard of volume of entry to PLO data, professional courses, and the interior records of varied guerrilla teams, in addition to over 400 interviews carried out via the writer with the rank-and-file of the PLO, this groundbreaking e-book offers a definitive account of the Palestinian nationwide move. overlaying completely the forty-five years among the institution of the kingdom of Israel in 1948 to the PLO-Israel accord of 1993, this research sheds a lot new mild at the heritage of the center East within the latter half the 20 th century.

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The Politics of European Union Enlargement Theoretical by Frank Schimmelfennig, Ulrich Sedelmeier

By Frank Schimmelfennig, Ulrich Sedelmeier

This can be a key reference textual content offering the latest first-rate approaches to the learn of ecu expansion. constructed and considerably accelerated from a unique factor of the major magazine of eu Public coverage, this new quantity attracts at the insights from the lately rising theoretically-informed literature at the EU's jap growth and enhances those stories with unique articles that mix a theoretical technique with comparative analyses. those specialist individuals specialize in the wider theoretical debates and their implications for the expansion of the european, in addition to putting the growth of the european in the broader context of the growth of foreign agencies and the examine of associations in diplomacy.

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Agenda-Setting in the European Union (Palgrave studies in by S. Princen

By S. Princen

Why does the european take care of a few concerns yet no longer others? this is often the critical query of this booklet devoted to agenda-setting procedures within the ecu. via a comparability of european and US coverage agendas and the research of 4 case experiences in environmental and future health coverage, this booklet deals a brand new knowing of ways coverage concerns come onto the european time table.

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Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe (Oxford by Richard Gunther, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Dimitri A.

By Richard Gunther, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos

This quantity analyzes the evolution of chosen public guidelines and the altering roles and constitution of the kingdom in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain because the Sixties. It makes an incredible contribution to paintings on contemporary democratic regime transition in southern Europe, demonstrating how the nation has spoke back and tailored to the demanding situations and pressures linked to the overarching methods of democratization, socio-economic improvement, and Europeanization.

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Great Debates in American Environmental History by Brian C. Black

By Brian C. Black

Students this day are frequently faced with alarms and matters over the country of our environment. worldwide warming, biodiversity, genetically engineered meals - disputes over such subject matters are a continuing chorus. yet to top comprehend those modern debates, scholars have to comprehend the lengthy background of those environmental issues. nice Debates in American Environmental historical past examines over 2 hundred of an important and debatable environmental concerns within the background of the us, with ease organizing them in chronological order from the Colonial interval to the current. each one access describes the problem, the stakeholders of varied positions, and either the rapid final result of the talk, and the long term results of the result.

Great Debates in American Environmental historical past examines intimately the environmental concerns surrounding such turning issues within the background of the U.S. as: The Louisiana buy of 1803 and the ensuing addition of the nice Plains to the U.S.. The arguable mid-19th century plans for a wide city park in the course of long island, referred to now as primary Park. The debates over the federal land offers given to railroads within the 1860s to spur the development of transcontinental rail, and the ensuing environmental results that influence a lot of the West this present day. The 1921 discovery of tetraethyl lead as an anti-knock gas additive, which was once wear the marketplace with little study as to the health and wellbeing influence. the present debates over the drilling for oil within the Alaska nationwide natural world shelter, or ANWR.

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Century of genocide: critical essays and eyewitness accounts by Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons

By Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons

Via strong first-person debts, scholarly research, and compelling narrative, Century of Genocide info the factors and ramifications of the genocides perpetrated within the 20th century and into the twenty-first. ancient context offers the mandatory history at the actors and sufferers to assist us greater comprehend those episodes of atrocious political violence. The 3rd variation has been rigorously up to date and contours new chapters at the genocides in Darfur, in Guatemala, and opposed to indigenous peoples across the world. the amount concludes with a attention of the tools of prevention and intervention of destiny genocides.

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