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

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

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

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

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

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 launched: (Post-) Critical Global Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of the new book series (Post-) Critical Global Studies Series Editors: Márcia Aparecida Amador Mascia, Silvia Grinberg  and Michalis Kontopodis Editorial Board Antonio Vicente Marafioti Garnica, State University of São Paulo Juliano Camillo, Federal University of Santa Catarina Thiago Manchini de Campos, Federal University of Piauí … Continue reading

New book series launched: Transamerican Studies: Social Justice, Identity and Public Policy

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of the new series Transamerican Studies: Social Justice, Identity and Public Policy Series editors: Mario Antonio Rivera,  Nancy Lopez and Juan de Dios Pineda Following the groundbreaking interdisciplinary academic initiatives of the Latin American Network (LATNET), founded by series co-editor Juan de Dios Pineda, this series … Continue reading

New publication: Basque Nationhood

Debates about Basque self-determination were curtailed for decades by political violence, involving both the actions of ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) and the counter-terrorism activities of Spain and France. In 2011, ETA announced a permanent cessation of operations. Since then, stakeholders have become increasingly aware of the need to rethink Basque nationhood and democratic representation in … Continue reading

New publication: Polish Patriotism after 1989

This book analyses the concept of patriotism and the contestation over its meaning in key public debates in Poland over the last twenty-five years. It focuses on the strategies used to define, re-shape and «bend» the notion of patriotism, which during this period has become a central issue in Polish political discourse. Contemporary Polish society … Continue reading

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