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Stalin's Police: Public Order and Mass Repression in the USSR, 1926-1941 by Paul Hagenloh

Stalin's Police: Public Order and Mass Repression in the USSR, 1926–1941

Author(s)
Paul Hagenloh

Stalin’s Police offers a new interpretation of the mass repressions associated with the Stalinist terror of the late 1930s.

Asian Diplomacy: The Foreign Ministries of China, India, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand by Kishan S. Rana

Asian Diplomacy: The Foreign Ministries of China, India, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand

Author(s)
Kishan S. Rana

Based on over 160 interviews, Asian Diplomacy evaluates the ministries of foreign affairs in five major Asian countries. For each country, Kishan S. Rana first sketches the historical and political background of its diplomatic service.

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil by Leonardo Avritzer

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil

Author(s)
Leonardo Avritzer

Brazil has conducted some of the world’s most stunning experiments in participatory democracy, most notably the creation of city budgets through local citizens’ meetings. Leonardo Avritzer introduces a fresh analytical approach to reveal the social and institutional conditions that make civic participation most effective.

Two Suns in the Heavens: The Sino-Soviet Struggle for Supremacy, 1962–1967 by Sergey Radchenko

Two Suns in the Heavens: The Sino-Soviet Struggle for Supremacy, 1962–1967

Author(s)
Sergey Radchenko

Using newly available archival sources, Two Suns in the Heavens examines the dramatic deterioration of relations between the USSR and China in the 1960s, whereby once powerful allies became estranged, competitive, and increasingly hostile neighbors.

Chinese Utopianism: A Comparative Study of Reformist Thought with Japan and Russia, 1898-1997 by Shiping Hua

Chinese Utopianism: A Comparative Study of Reformist Thought with Japan and Russia, 1898-1997

Author(s)
Shiping Hua

Chinese Utopianism offers a new explanation of extreme radicalism in Chinese reform movements from the late nineteenth century through the Cultural Revolution and into the post-Mao era.

One Homeland or Two? The Nationalization and Transnationalization of Mongolia's Kazakhs by Alexander C. Diener

One Homeland or Two? The Nationalization and Transnationalization of Mongolia's Kazakhs

Author(s)
Alexander C. Diener

How do ethnicity and notions of a traditional homeland interact in shaping a community’s values and images? As Alexander C. Diener shows in One Homeland or Two?, the answer, even in a diaspora, is far from a simple harking back to the “old country.”

Cities after the Fall of Communism: Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity, edited by John Czaplicka, Nida Gelazis, and Blair A. Ruble

Cities after the Fall of Communism: Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity

Cities after the Fall of Communism traces the cultural reorientation of East European cities since 1989. Analyzing the architecture, commemorative practices, and urban planning of cities such as Lviv, Vilnius, and Odessa, the contributors illustrate how history may be selectively re-imagined in light of present political and cultural realities.

Enterprising Women in Urban Zimbabwe: Gender, Microbusiness, and Globalization by Mary Johnson Osirim

Enterprising Women in Urban Zimbabwe: Gender, Microbusiness, and Globalization

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Mary Johnson Osirim

Mary Johnson Osirim investigates the business and personal experiences of women entrepreneurs in Harare and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to understand their successes, challenges, and contributions to development during the 1990s.

 Does North America Exist? Governing the Continent after NAFTA and 9/11 by Stephen Clarkson

Does North America Exist? Governing the Continent after NAFTA and 9/11

Author(s)
Stephen Clarkson

This detailed, meticulously researched, and up-to-date treatment of North America's transborder governance allows the reader to see to what extent the United States's dominance in the continent has been enhanced or mitigated by trilateral connections with its two continental partners.

Consumption and Social Change in a Post-Soviet Middle Class by Jennifer Patico

Consumption and Social Change in a Post-Soviet Middle Class

Author(s)
Jennifer Patico

Consumption and Social Change in a Post-Soviet Middle Class presents a much-needed look at the lives of ordinary people in Russia today, contributing both to postsocialist studies of social change and to broader anthropological theorizations of consumption and value.

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