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The Three Yugoslavias: State-Building and Legitimation, 1918-2005 by Sabrina P. Ramet

The Three Yugoslavias: State-Building and Legitimation, 1918-2005

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Sabrina P. Ramet

In this thematic history of modern Yugoslavia, Sabrina Ramet demonstrates that the instability of the three 20th-century Yugoslav states can be attributed to the failure of succeeding governments to establish the rule of law and political legitimacy.

The Toothpaste of Immortality: Self-Construction in the Consumer Age by Elemér Hankiss

The Toothpaste of Immortality: Self-Construction in the Consumer Age

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Elemer Hankiss

This lively and insightful account reveals the profound ways in which everyday acts and artifacts of consumer civilization shape our sense of self.

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt by Charles Gati

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt

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Charles Gati

The 1956 Hungarian revolution was a key event in the Cold War, demonstrating deep dissatisfaction with both the communist system and Soviet imperialism. Fifty years later, the simplicity of this David and Goliath story should be revisited, according to Charles Gati’s new history of the revolt.

Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv by Blair A. Ruble

Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv

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Blair A. Ruble

How do urban communities accommodate this century’s massive transnational migrations? Creating Diversity Capital examines Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv, and describes how the politics in each of these cities has changed, or failed to change, in the face of the new demographics.

Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village by Margaret Paxson

Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village

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Margaret Paxson

Solovyovo is about the place and power of social memory. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork in that single village in the Russian north, it shows how villagers configure, transmit, and enact social memory through narrative genres, religious practice, social organization, commemoration, and the symbolism of space.

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed, edited by Cynthia J. Arnson and I. William Zartman

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

Rethinking the Economics of War questions the adequacy of explaining today’s internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars.

Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964 by Balázs Szalontai

Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964

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Balázs Szalontai

Concentrating on the years 1953–64, Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization.

Voting for Russia's Governors: Regional Elections and Accountability under Yeltsin and Putin by Andrew Konitzer

Voting for Russia's Governors: Regional Elections and Accountability under Yeltsin and Putin

Author(s)
Andrew Konitzer

In Russian regional elections, voters have pursued their economic interests with sophistication, overcoming not only incumbents’ enormous advantage in media representation but also corruption and dirty tricks. Andrew Konitzer’s study tracks recent voter behavior in Russia.

Beyond Metropolis: The Planning and Governance of Asia's Mega-Urban Regions by Aprodicio A. Laquian

Beyond Metropolis: The Planning and Governance of Asia's Mega-Urban Regions

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Aprodicio A. Laquian

Beyond Metropolis studies planning and governance in the regions surrounding the twelve cities in Asia with populations over ten million: Tokyo, Mumbai, Kolkata, Dhaka, Delhi, Shanghai, Jakarta, Osaka, Beijing, Karachi, Metro Manila, and Seoul.

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy, edited by Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy, Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn bring together the topmost foreign policy and energy experts and leaders to examine these issues, as well as how the U.S. can mitigate the risks and dangers of continued energy dependence through a new strategic approach to foreign policy that integrates both U.S. energy and national security interests.

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