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Sino-Japanese Relations: Interaction, Logic, and Transformation by Ming Wan

Sino-Japanese Relations: Interaction, Logic, and Transformation

Author(s)
Ming Wan

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.

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt by Charles Gati

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt

Author(s)
Charles Gati

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.

The Toothpaste of Immortality: Self-Construction in the Consumer Age by Elemér Hankiss

The Toothpaste of Immortality: Self-Construction in the Consumer Age

Author(s)
Elemer Hankiss

This lively and insightful account reveals the profound ways in which everyday acts and artifacts of consumer civilization shape our sense of self.

The Three Yugoslavias: State-Building and Legitimation, 1918-2005 by Sabrina P. Ramet

The Three Yugoslavias: State-Building and Legitimation, 1918-2005

Author(s)
Sabrina P. Ramet

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.

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, edited by Cynthia J. Arnson and I. William Zartman

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

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.

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)
Balázs Szalontai

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.

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

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

Author(s)
Andrew Konitzer

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.

Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv by Blair A. Ruble

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

Author(s)
Blair A. Ruble

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.

Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of Economic Competitiveness by Kent H. Hughes

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

Author(s)
Kent Hughes

Public and private sector collaboration helped the U.S. economy recover from its last period of economic malaise, and similar collaboration is needed today. Building the Next American Century describes that movement, including its origins in the stagflation of the early 1970s, declines in manufacturing, and challenges from Germany and Japan.

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