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Works: 6,276 works in 7,372 publications in 1 language and 335,409 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Biography  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Yearbooks 
Classifications: JA51, B
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Geopolitics reframed : security and identity in Europe's eastern enlargement by Merje Kuus( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Security and identity are the rhetorical pillars of European Union and NATO enlargement. Across Europe, enlargement--not as a one-time event but as an ongoing process--is proclaimed to stabilize East-Central Europe and to create a Europe that is finally "whole and free". Europe's eastern enlargement is a profoundly geographic and geopolitical project, as it is based on territorial conceptions about the essence of places, the borders of cultures, and the locations of threat. It inextricably ties European security to the unresolved questions about the borders of Europe and Europeanness. Geopolitics Reframed asks how the bundling up of geopolitics and culture works, how it affects political debate, and how it is transformed in the course of Europe's eastern enlargement. The book provides the first in-depth analysis of security discourses in the stages that acceded into the EU or NATO, or both, in 2004. Tracing the reframing of security and geopolitics from a military to a more diffuse cultural issue, Geopolitics Reframed illuminates the link between security rhetoric and identity politics. For scholars an practitioners of political geography, international relations, and contemporary Europe, it offers a fresh, subtle, and timely analysis of some of the key categories of political debate in today's Europe
The Statesman's year-book : statistical and historical annual of the states of the world for the year 1990-1991 by John Paxton( file )
116 editions published between 1868 and 1990 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Perfection, the state, and Victorian liberalism by Daniel S Malachuk( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Challenging a modern culture of skepticism, this book recovers the core conviction of Victorian liberal theory that human beings, with the help of the state, can achieve an objective moral perfection. Exposing century-long interpretive habits in nineteenth-century studies and political theory that still blind us to the merits of both perfectionism and statism, the book portrays Victorian liberals like John Stuart Mill, Matthew Arnold, and the American Transcendentalists as comprising a forgotten episode in the history of liberalism of vital importance today
In defence of labour market institutions : cultivating justice in the developing world by International Labour Organisation( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Labour market institutions have been blamed for the poor economic performance of many developing countries. Based on theoretical and empirical evidence, an interdisciplinary group of researchers demonstrate that the evidence on which this argument rests is weak. The volume provides an understanding of why formal labour market regulations and policies were implemented in developing countries and how informal values and norms also influence the workings of the labour market. It also analyses the economic effect that these institutions can have while shedding light on conceptual and methodological questions that have plagued the debate." "This volume counters the prevailing view that labour market institutions are equated with labour market rigidity, and offers economic and social reasons for maintaining certain policies and standards, differentiating between the needs and challenges of countries with varying levels of income."--Jacket
Whiteness and trauma : the mother-daughter knot in the fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid, and Toni Morrison by Victoria Burrows( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book is a work of intellectual maturity and ethical integrity. Focused thematically on the 'mother-daughter knot' that structures the fiction of Morrison, Rhys and Kincaid, this study transforms the literary critical enterprise into one of relevance to contemporary cultural and feminist studies. Engaging both close reading practices and dense contextualisation, Burrows examines literary texts with a combination of broad scholarship and clarity. She employs theoretical resources principally from the fields of whiteness and trauma studies, and argues for the centrality of racial oppression and resistance in the shaping of narrative form and style. Her arguments for the metaphorical dimensions of racial trauma are original and contribute to a more general concern of renovating feminist literary criticism through a conscientious attentiveness to matters of race
Bank restructuring and resolution by David S Hoelscher( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Systemic financial crises have become a common, albeit infrequent, feature of the global financial landscape. Since 1980, nearly every country has been affected by serious financial distress or systemic financial crises. Resolution of such crises requires a complex mix of macroeconomic and financial sector policies. One important element in the mix is the restructuring and resolution of problem banks. Considerable experience has been gained in this area in the past decade. This volume outlines the theoretical insights gained and the practical lessons learned. For more information on how to purchase this title, please visit http://www.palgrave.com/economics/imf/index.asp
The core of Japanese democracy : latent interparty politics by Yasumasa Kuroda( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The book uses an original language-based bilayer theory to throw light on the secretive structure of power in the Japanese Diet, its national parliament, and relates its findings to Japanese parliamentary democracy in historical perspective. In so doing, the book answers questions about the latent policymaking process of Japanese politics that resulted in a reduction of social alienation and disorganization while Japan industrialized. Industrialization significantly reduced poverty and increased the size of the middle class, enabling the nation to move towards democracy. The reader will see why socialists were so quixotically dogmatic toward conservatives to the point of absurdity during the Cold War period. Yet, they were able to form a coalition government following the end of Cold War era
Theatre under Louis XIV : cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera by Julia Prest( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of cross-casting and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts during the heyday of French theatre. Although professional acting troupes under Louis XIV were mixed, cross-casting remained an important feature of French court ballet (in which the King himself performed a number of women?s roles) and an occasional feature of spoken comedy and tragic opera. Cross-casting also persisted out of necessity in the school drama of the period. This book fills an important gap in the history of French theatre and provides new insight into wider theoretical questions of gender and theatricality. The inclusion of chapters on ballet and opera (as well as spoken drama) opens up the richness of French theatre under Louis XIV in a way that has not been achieved before
C.S. Lewis : a philosophy of education by Steven R Loomis( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The day is rapidly approaching when a single model of thought will dominate the entire world and its institutions, above all the institution of education. No one understood or anticipated this better than C.S. Lewis. Already some sixty years ago Lewis was warning the public about the dire effects of this model, arguing forcefully that it would prove irresistible and inevitably bring about a world of post-humanity, a world "which, some knowingly and some unknowingly, nearly all men in all nations are at present laboring to produce." This would not be the popular image of oppression as expressed in the dystopian book 1984, but a system filled with new and better things, material growth, better technology, and the seeming resolution to all manner of social choice problems. Collaborating with the genius of C.S. Lewis, and particularly his brilliant work The Abolition of Man, the authors identify the main institutional forces that today persuade modern man to freely accept this distorted vision of reality and with it pay the ultimate price of his own demise. The authors provide the institutional lines of thought upon which the culture, and specifically education, might reverse this trend and proceed to solution; indicating a clear counter direction for higher and lower forms of education (and other social institutions) that includes the ontological, epistemological, and moral conditions for the proper functioning of the institution, that is, for bringing man into a just relation with himself, with others, and with the Divine
Performance budgeting : linking funding and results by Marc Robinson( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Performance budgeting - the use of performance criteria to link funding to results - has become a key element in the public sector reform agendas of many countries. This book examines the diverse range of models that have emerged. Using a combination of theoretical analysis and case studies, it sheds light on what works and under what circumstances. The links between performance budgeting and other reforms-such as performance measurement and performance pay for civil servants-are explored, as are the preconditions and appropriate implementation strategies for the adoption of performance budgeting. The authors - policymakers, academics, and technical experts from the IMF and other international organizations - have ensured that, unlike much of the exisiting literature on performance budgeting, the focus of this book is truly international, covering experience not only in advanced economies, but also in developing, middle-income, and transition countries, making this book a must-read for civil servants, development practitioners and advisors, and students of public finance
Bram Stoker : a literary life by Lisa Hopkins( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Bram Stoker is usually remembered only as the author of Dracula, but he also wrote seventeen other books and enjoyed a high public profile as the manager of Sir Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre. This book charts the major events of Stoker's life, from his childhood in Dublin to his successful Lyceum days, looking particularly at the impact on his writing of his fondness for travel, his deep knowledge of the theatre, and his interest in esoteric knowledge. The book maps them onto the contours of his literary career, offering sustained critical evaluation both of Dracula and also of Stoker's lesser-known works, such as The Lair of the White Worm, The Mystery of the Sea and The Lady of the Shroud. Each of these proves to yield much of interest when reinserted into its original cultural contexts and each, too, offers further insight into the contexts and resonances of Dracula
The labour markets of emerging economies : has growth translated into more and better jobs? by Sandrine Cazes( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The past few decades have witnessed the economic and geopolitical rise of a number of large middle-income countries around the world, which have to varying degrees embarked on a rapid path to economic development. This volume focuses on the labour market situations, trends and regulations in these emerging economies, examining how they have dealt with both short-term issues, namely the global financial crisis, and longer-term structural challenges. Despite the economic progress made, improvements in the labour market have not been as impressive. Informality, working poverty and vulnerable employment continue to be the norm for most workers in these countries. Part I of the volume compares labour market trends and the institutional and regulatory environments, referencing a range of countries including China and India. Part II includes in-depth case studies of Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey. Overall, the volume shows that countries with effective policies and institutions in place are better equipped to tackle labour market challenges."--Publisher's website
Daniel Defoe : the whole frame of nature, time and providence by Katherine Clark( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book offers a truly comprehensive analysis of Daniel Defoe's oeuvre from the perspective of an intellectual historian. Katherine Clark presents a new vision of Defoe by recovering the theological basis of his most important intellectual commitments. By charting Defoe's defence of these commitments over four decades of public debate, the book also sheds light on the changing cultural landscape of eighteenth-century Britain. The misidentification of Defoe as a Lockeian acolyte and celebrator of 'modernity' has obscured the theological underpinnings of his political and socio-economic thought. Equally, his fame as a journalist and novelist has overshadowed his role as a historical thinker. This study establishes Defoe as a crucial figure between James Harrington and David Hume in the evolution of theories about war and property, conquest and commerce, religious toleration and civil society
Private higher education in post-communist Europe : in search of legitimacy ( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This is an exploration of international privatization of higher education in post-communist Europe from two top scholars in the field. Levy and Slantcheva trace the ramifications of globalization in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the former Soviet republics
New media and the new Middle East by Philip M Seib( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In one of the most politically volatile and dynamic regions of the world, new media technologies are profoundly influencing the course of events. Satellite television and the Internet are affecting how the people and states of the Middle East function individually and in a global context. In New Media and the New Middle East, topics ranging from women's rights to terrorism and countries from Israel to Saudi Arabia are examined in terms of how new media are reshaping lives and politics. Leading international scholars examine the global and regional ramifications of the proliferation of communication technologies and the information that they disseminate
David Livingstone by Meriel Buxton( file )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A biography of David Livingstone giving a balanced account of his strengths and weaknesses. Revered for years as a saint, he was in fact a much more interesting character, difficult, demanding and unsympathetic but also single minded, determined, patient and outstandingly brave. At ten he worked a fourteen hour day in a mill and at sixty was buried in Westminster Abbey. The first European to cross Africa, he discovered the Victoria Falls and survived shipwreck, attacks by natives and being mauled by a lion
An ecological and postcolonial study of literature : from Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie by Robert P Marzec( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Earth's land and its inhabitants are in jeopardy. Ecosystems are threatened in every corner of the world. Neocolonial forces define human relations increasingly in fundamentalist terms. Land settlement patterns formulated during the colonial era have left more and more people on today's planet without property, without the resources needed to sustain a livable existence, and with only a combative understanding of identity. This book argues that humanity's relationship to the land has undergone a fundamental change, and reveals how the historical phenomenon known as the enclosure movement has come to have a profound effect on how we relate to the earth, and on how we conceive of ourselves as human beings. Analyzing narratives by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Salman Rushdie, and others, Marzec reveals the extent to which the legacy of enclosures continues to dictate the geopolitical reality of the present
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict : from conflict resolution to conflict management by Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The violent confrontation that erupted in September 2000 between Israel and the Palestinians developed into a protracted low-intensity confrontation. The confrontation exacted a heavy human toll on both sides, inflicted severe economic damage, and raised the level of enmity, hostility, and mistrust to levels that are hampering dialogue, not only in regard to the resolution of the conflict but also about its very management. The book focused on the causes of the confrontation, the goals of the sides, the distinctive characteristics of the confrontation as a low intensity conflict, the management strategies adopted by the sides, the reasons for the failure of the efforts to end or moderate the confrontation, the outcomes of the confrontation, its impact on both societies in different domains, and the phenomenon of unilateral disengagement as a unique strategy of conflict management in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Legacy of a freedom school by Sandra Adickes( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In 1964, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee decided to establish Freedom Schools as part of its Freedom Summer campaign in Mississippi. With a curriculum developed by dedicated educators, SNCC workers, and an equally dedicated staff of teachers and student volunteers, the schools provided a learning experience and teaching style that revealed to students who had known only the "stay in your place" experience of segregated education what schools should, and could, be. The achievements of the students involved in Freedom Summer lifted the expectations of students who followed them and hastened the end of segregated schools in Mississippi. In Legacy of a Freedom School, Sandra E. Adickes recalls her experiences working with the SNCC, reminding us all of the powerful Freedom Summer
NATO renewed : the power and purpose of transatlantic cooperation by Sten Rynning( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Recent controversies in NATO have caused observers to question the Alliance's raison d'etre. They generally contend that NATO's crisis has gone from bad to worse and that the Alliance is ill-adapted to the era of international terrorism, but this assessment is inaccurate. NATO leaders have, in fact, become better at shaping NATO to the strategic environment following a severe crisis in the mid-1990s. At that time, the allies were trying to turn NATO into something it could not be; at present, the allies are on target in their efforts to adapt NATO. NATO Renewed is the story of why NATO's problems are manageable and why the Atlantic Alliance likely will continue to have both power and purpose
 
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