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 Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964, by Balázs Szalontai

Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964

Author(s)
Balazs Szalontai

Concentrating on the years 1953–64, this history describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization.

Voting for Russia's Governors: Regional Elections and Accountability under Yeltsin and Putin

Author(s)
Andrew Konitzer

Russian regional-level voting has been a better instrument of democracy than some might think, according to this close and systematic examination. In elections for provincial governors, republican presidents, and other executives of Russia's various sub-national units, voters have pursued their economic interests with notable sophistication, overcoming not only incumbents' enormous advantage in representation in the media but also various kinds of corruption and dirty tricks. Andrew Konitzer's study tracks recent voter behavior in Russia.

Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv

Author(s)
Blair A. Ruble

This volume examines three cities, now receiving large numbers of new immigrants, that have long histories of division into just two communities of language and race: Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv. It approaches this topic in terms of how the new immigrants live, work, and go to school and describes how the politics in each of these cities has changed, or failed to change, in the face of the new demographics.

Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village by Margaret Paxson

Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village

Author(s)
Margaret Paxson

Solovyovo is about the place and power of social memory. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork in that single village in the Russian north, it shows how villagers configure, transmit, and enact social memory through narrative genres, religious practice, social organization, commemoration, and the symbolism of space.

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

This book questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars.

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy, edited by Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy, Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn bring together the topmost foreign policy and energy experts and leaders to examine these issues, as well as how the U.S. can mitigate the risks and dangers of continued energy dependence through a new strategic approach to foreign policy that integrates both U.S. energy and national security interests.

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions

Final Acts is a guide to questions of law, politics, physical preservation, and access regarding materials generated by truth commissions. It also describes the truth commissions that have completed their work so far and the disposition, or in some cases the loss, of their records. The full text of this book is available here in PDF.

Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of Economic Competitiveness

Author(s)
Kent Hughes

Collaboration between the public and private sectors helped the U.S. economy recover from its last period of economic malaise, and similar collaboration is needed today, according to a key participant in the 1980s–1990s competitiveness movement. In Building the Next American Century, Kent H. Hughes describes that movement, beginning with the conditions that stimulated it: stagflation in the early 1970s, declines in manufactured exports, and challenges from German and Japanese manufacturers.

Beyond Metropolis: The Planning and Governance of Asia's Mega-Urban Regions

Author(s)
Aprodicio A. Laquian

Beyond Metropolis studies planning and governance in the regions surrounding the twelve cities in Asia with populations over ten million: Tokyo, Mumbai, Kolkata, Dhaka, Delhi, Shanghai, Jakarta, Osaka, Beijing, Karachi, Metro Manila, and Seoul.

Reasonable Men, Powerful Words: Political Culture and Expertise in Twentieth Century Japan

Author(s)
Laura Hein

Reasonable Men, Powerful Words traces the development of political culture in twentieth-century Japan through a social and intellectual biography of six Japanese economists who influenced national political life in significant ways.

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