Politics

New publication: The Disintegration of Bosnia and Herzegovina

This book argues that the «international community» created and managed the dysfunctional state of Bosnia and Herzegovina by effectively rewarding ethnic cleansing, drawing up a transitional constitution which, in turn, generated a complex ethnifying polity incapable of independent reform. This constitution, which was only added as an annex to the Dayton Peace Agreement, has continued… Continue reading New publication: The Disintegration of Bosnia and Herzegovina

German Literature and Culture, German Studies, history, Open Access, Politics

New release on Peter Lang Open: ‘Völkisch’ Writers and National Socialism

This book provides a view of literary life under the Nazis, highlighting the ambiguities, rivalries and conflicts that determined the cultural climate of that period and beyond. Focusing on a group of writers – in particular, Hans Grimm, Erwin Guido Kolbenheyer, Wilhelm Schäfer, Emil Strauß, Börries Freiherr von Münchhausen and Rudolf Binding – it examines… Continue reading New release on Peter Lang Open: ‘Völkisch’ Writers and National Socialism

Politics

Averoff published

This book chronicles Greece’s turbulent history during the first half of the twentieth century as it both shaped and was shaped by one of its most distinguished political figures, Evangelos Averoff-Tossizza. Written by his daughter, the book is part historical biography, part coming-of-age novel, part memoir. It draws extensively on Averoff’s prolific literary oeuvre and… Continue reading Averoff published

Politics, Religious Studies

The Wrong Ally published

The Wrong Ally analyses Pakistan’s state sovereignty in the context of state dependence on the US, both during the Cold War era and the War on Terror. This examination becomes all the more important considering that recent contentious issues between Pakistan and the US, such as the US drone strikes, the Kerry–Lugar Bill and the… Continue reading The Wrong Ally published

history, Politics

Albert Einstein: The Roads to Pacifism published

Albert Einstein (1879–1955) is universally known as the father of the theory of relativity; however, he was also one of the most eminent pacifists of the first half of the twentieth century. Through his active, pragmatic and nuanced breed of pacifism, he sought to confront the dilemmas and problems stemming from the unstable political conditions… Continue reading Albert Einstein: The Roads to Pacifism published

Globalization, history, Politics

Privatizing Democracy published

Democratization is a process of collective emancipation through self-government. Continuous political contestation is essential for emancipation but, in order to know which strategies and conditions will emancipate us, we also need to know which ones subjugate us. Political mechanisms with the capacity to modulate our individual and collective bodies and make them docile tend to… Continue reading Privatizing Democracy published

Eastern Europe, European Studies, Politics

European Community – Yugoslav Relations published

« This volume is an immense service to the field. With its extensive and informative introduction (which also carefully interrogates the value, limitations, and possible uses of the documents found therein), and its many helpful annotations, this collection provides an impressively detailed exploration of a longstanding and fl irtatious liaison between the government of socialist… Continue reading European Community – Yugoslav Relations published

Politics

Author Simon Bennett on aviation security

Simon Bennett, author of How Pilots Live, has contributed to numerous recent articles on the subject of aviation security in light of recent events: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen-und-konjunktur/kann-ich-frankreichferien-annullieren/story/29661251 http://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2016-archive/july/expert-comment-terror-attack-in-france http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/07/01/world/airport-security-around-the-world.html

British Studies, history, Politics

The Seventh Earl Beauchamp published

The 7th Earl Beauchamp was a prominent figure in English public life in the years 1900–30, but his career ended in scandal. He was barred from English soil, his reputation was destroyed and his papers were withheld from public view. In this book, Peter Raina uses previously unreleased documents to reassess Beauchamp’s life and legacy.… Continue reading The Seventh Earl Beauchamp published

New series, Politics, Sociology

New book series: Sociología política para los desafíos del siglo XXI: pensar la política y la sociedad desde el sur

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the new book series Sociología política para los desafíos del siglo XXI: pensar la política y la sociedad desde el sur Series Editors: Karina Ansolabehere and Daniel Vásquez La colección busca analizar problemas contemporáneos del sur global desde una perspectiva de sociología política original conceptualmente y rigurosa metodológicamente.… Continue reading New book series: Sociología política para los desafíos del siglo XXI: pensar la política y la sociedad desde el sur