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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.

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

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Paul Hagenloh

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

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil by Leonardo Avritzer

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil

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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.

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

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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.

Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru by Alfonso W. Quiroz

Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru

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Alfonso W. Quiroz

In Corrupt Circles, Alfonso W. Quiroz gives a definitive and thorough history of Peruvian corruption that dates back to the country’s colonial period. He demonstrates how corruption has been deeply embedded in Peru’s state institutions and has damaged the country’s prospects, and estimates the costs of corruption to the country’s development.

 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

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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

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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.

Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia, edited by Cynthia J. Buckley and Blair A. Ruble with Erin Trouth Hofmann

Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia

Migration, a force throughout the world, has special meanings in the former Soviet lands. Soviet successor countries, each with strong ethnic associations, represent a fascinating mix of the motivations and achievements of migration in Russia and Central Asia. Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia examines patterns of migration and sheds new light on government interests, migrant motivations, historical precedents, and community identities.

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace, edited by John Milton Cooper Jr.

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace

Some of today’s premier experts on Woodrow Wilson contribute to this new collection of essays about the former statesman, portraying him as a complex, even paradoxical president.

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