This comprehensive study analyzes the Mulroney-Chrétien era’s impact on Canadian governance through two related factors, globalization from without and neoconservatism from within. It concludes that the Canadian state has been weakened more by ideologues than by global forces.
This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism, and the disintegration of economic institutions and public institutions for human services.
Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia reviews changes in Russian agrarian issues since 1990 through historical, political, sociological, and anthropological investigation into Russia’s agricultural and rural life.
This book addresses the question of what it means, and has meant, to be “European,” covering the period from antiquity to the end of the twentieth century. The essays discuss questions of politics, law, religion, culture, literature, and even affectivity in a broad account of how a distinctive European identity has grown and its place in the future evolution of the European Union.
Russia is a country of great complexity and multiple realities. Fragmented Space in The Russian Federation explores Russia’s complexity and the meanings of the country’s internal borders, the future of its agricultural spaces, the development of its political parties, and the effect of its federal organization.
How are the media, civil society, and political culture related in societies in transition? And can changes in these relationships be anticipated? In Entangled Evolutions, journalism professor Peter Gross studies privatization of the media in Eastern Europe after the revolutions of 1989.
This book reviews the post-communist development of political parties in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. Tomáš Kostelecký describes party history up to 1947 and then covers the communist and post-communist periods.
Replicating Microfinance in the United States reviews experiences with microfinance in both developing and industrialized countries and extends the applications of microlending beyond enterprise to consumer finance, housing finance, and community development finance.
The commutarian movement aims to balance the individual liberties prized by modernity with the health of the community in which those liberties are exercised. The Communitarian Persuasion is a brief, thoughtful, readable argument for communitarian political philosophy by one of the principal thinkers of the movement.
Since their genesis in 1947, the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas.