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Fragmented Space in the Russian Federation

Author(s)
Jodi Koehn, Nancy Popson

Fragmented Space in The Russian Federation explores Russia's complexity and the meanings of the country's internal borders, the future of its agricultural spaces, the development of its political parties, and the effect of its federal organization.

Entangled Evolutions: Media and Democratization in Eastern Europe

Author(s)
Peter Gross

In Entangled Evolutions, journalism professor Peter Gross studies privatization of the media in Eastern Europe after the revolutions of 1989.

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe

Author(s)
TomአKostelecký

This book reviews the post-communist development of political parties in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. TomአKostelecký describes party history up to 1947 and then covers the communist and post-communist periods.

Replicating Microfinance in the United States

Replicating Microfinance in the United States reviews experiences with microfinance in both developing and industrialized countries and extends the applications of microlending beyond enterprise to consumer finance, housing finance, and community development finance.

The Communitarian Persuasion

Author(s)
Philip Selznick

The commutarian movement aims to balance the individual liberties prized by modernity with the health of the community in which those liberties are exercised. The Communitarian Persuasion is a brief, thoughtful, readable argument for communitarian political philosophy by one of the principal thinkers of the movement.

Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions since 1947

Author(s)
Sumit Ganguly

Since their genesis in 1947, the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas.

Commerce in Russian Urban Culture 1861-1914

Tsarist Russia's commercial class is today receiving serious attention from both Russian and non-Russian historians. This book is a contribution to that literature. Commerce in Russian Urban Culture, 1861-1914 examines the relation between the entrepreneurial world, especially business and banking, and the cultural milieu of Russia. Going beyond the commercial-cultural connection of charitable activity, the contributors to this collaborative project also study cultural activity undertaken by enterprises for their own purposes, notably bank and commercial architecture.

European Defense Cooperation: Asset or Threat to NATO?

Author(s)
Michael Quinlan

This study surveys post World War II efforts to enhance practical cooperation among European countries in the provision and use of military forces. The author, a distinguished former defense official of the U.K., begins with the earliest proposals for cooperation in 1947 and provides a succinct summary of collective security efforts since then. The main focus of the study is the European Defense and Security Policy (EDSP) project launched by European Union heads of government at their Cologne meeting in June 1999. Quinlan reviews the major issues and future prospects regarding this important initiative, and argues for a collective European defense that will complement but not supersede the role of NATO.

Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects, edited by Gordon H. Chang

Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects

This volume is the first to take a broad-ranging look at the engagement of Asian Americans with American politics. Its contributors come from a variety of disciplines—history, political science, sociology, and urban studies—and from the practical political realm.

The Breakdown of Class Politics: A Debate on Post-Industrial Stratification

Class and its linkage to politics became a controversial and exciting topic again in the 1990s. Terry Clark and Seymour Martin Lipset published "Are Social Classes Dying?" in 1991, which sparked a lively debate and much new research. The main critics of Clark and Lipset--at Oxford and Berkeley -- held (initially) that class was more persistent than Clark and Lipset suggested. The positions were sharply opposed and involved several conceptual and methodological concerns. But the issues grew more nuanced as further reflections and evidence accumulated.

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