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

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

Communication Studies, Media Studies, Politics

New edition: Interactivity 2

Two years is a long time in the world of new media – a world of phubbing and selfies, of cyberbullying and neknomination, of bitcoins, Prism surveillance and Google Glass. Much has occurred since the first edition of this book: from the extraordinary social media responses to the deaths of Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and… Continue reading New edition: Interactivity 2

Book launch, Nationalism, Politics

Book Launch: The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy

The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy: Theory and Practice, edited by Ephraim Nimni, Alexander Osipov and David J. Smith, will be launched on Friday 29th November. The launch will take place as part of a Peace Journalism workshop to be held at Riddel Hall, Queen's University, Belfast; please click here for more details about the event.

history, Politics

House of Lords Reform: A History, Volume 2

Peter Raina’s House of Lords Reform recounts the long struggle to bring an ancient institution up to date. The first volume ended in 1937, as crisis overwhelmed Europe. Reform issues were not forgotten, however. This second volume continues the story, presenting a wealth of illuminating records, a great many of them published here for the… Continue reading House of Lords Reform: A History, Volume 2

Politics

Modern Theories of Politics

Everything you ever wanted to know about modern political theory, but never dared to ask … This book offers a concise introduction to the main ideas and arguments of the major political thinkers of modernity. It considers the following key thinkers: Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, J. S. Mill, Rousseau, Burke, Hegel and Marx. Perhaps the best… Continue reading Modern Theories of Politics

International Relations, Politics

Cooperative Collegial Democracy for Africa and Multi-ethnic Societies

It is no longer a matter of debate to state that the practice of 'democracy' in different African nations is almost always experienced through violence or something near to it. The principal question addressed by this work is, 'Why are many African countries finding it difficult to practice democracy without "tears"?' Though this unique work recognises a… Continue reading Cooperative Collegial Democracy for Africa and Multi-ethnic Societies

Back list, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Politics

Anglo-American Idealism: Thinkers and Ideas

Our backlist contains lots of fascinating titles - this is one to look at while the American Presidential election campaign rages on across the pond: This volume is devoted to a critical discussion and re-appraisal of the work of Anglo-American Idealists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Idealism was the dominant philosophy in Britain and… Continue reading Anglo-American Idealism: Thinkers and Ideas

Economics, New book, Politics, Trade Unions

Cross National Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism

For the past two decades efforts to halt the decline in union numbers and revitalize the labour movement have largely resided in social movement unionism (SMU). In the first English-language book to compare SMU in Japan, Korea and the United States, scholars from the three countries examine its emergence as a response to neoliberal globalization. Cross-National… Continue reading Cross National Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism

conflict studies, Cultural Studies, history, Ireland, Literary criticism, Politics, Sociology

Ireland and Victims: Confronting the Past, Forging the Future

Recent years have seen the topic of victims and victimhood brought to the fore on the island of Ireland, both in the North with the publication of the controversial Eames/Bradley report dealing with victims of the Troubles, and in the Republic with the publication of the final Ryan Report on institutional abuse. In this collection, drawing… Continue reading Ireland and Victims: Confronting the Past, Forging the Future