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An examination of post-Soviet society through ethnic, religious, and linguistic criteria, Rebounding Identities turns what is typically anthropological subject matter into the basis of politics, sociology, and history.
In Sino-Japanese Relations, Ming Wan argues that the relationship between China and Japan is politically dispute-prone, cyclical, and downward-trending but manageable; militarily uncertain; economically integrating; psychologically closer in people-to-people contact yet more distant.
The 1956 Hungarian revolution was a key event in the Cold War, demonstrating deep dissatisfaction with both the communist system and Soviet imperialism. Fifty years later, the simplicity of this David and Goliath story should be revisited, according to Charles Gati’s new history of the revolt.
This lively and insightful account reveals the profound ways in which everyday acts and artifacts of consumer civilization shape our sense of self.
In this thematic history of modern Yugoslavia, Sabrina Ramet demonstrates that the instability of the three 20th-century Yugoslav states can be attributed to the failure of succeeding governments to establish the rule of law and political legitimacy.
In a critical overview of post–Cold War U.S. foreign policy, Strategies of Dominance draws connections between key elements of George W. Bush’s foreign policy and those of his predecessors, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, and proposes a foreign policy alternative that is constructive and tolerant but not amorally “realistic.”
In Russian regional elections, voters have pursued their economic interests with sophistication, overcoming not only incumbents’ enormous advantage in media representation but also corruption and dirty tricks. Andrew Konitzer’s study tracks recent voter behavior in Russia.
Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964Author(s)
Concentrating on the years 1953–64, Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization.
Rethinking the Economics of War 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.
How do urban communities accommodate this century’s massive transnational migrations? Creating Diversity Capital examines Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv, and describes how the politics in each of these cities has changed, or failed to change, in the face of the new demographics.