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xxv, 195 pages : illustrations (some color), map (some color) ; cm
  • 1. Introduction: What Kind of Imagined Community? A Community of Voices Part I: Voice2. We, Us, Ourselves and Our Others3. We Were Always United, Except When We Were NotPart II: Dialogism 4. Things Coded in Our Genetic Memory 5. Horizons, Margins and Centers of Nation-Making in the 19th Century GeorgiaPart III: Memory Game 6. "It's a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards"7. Libri Magni or the Book that will Stop the War 8. Conclusion: Catch '83: Two Faces of the King and The Bivocal Nation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319622859 20171227
This book is about a divided nation and polarized nationhood. Its principal purpose is to examine division and polarization as forms of imagining that are configured within culture and framed by history. This is what bivocality signifies-two distinct discursive voices through which nationhood is articulated; voices that are nonetheless grounded in a culturally common symbolic field. The volume offers an ethnographically centered analysis of the ways in which Georgians make use of these voices in critical discourses of nationhood. By illuminating the cultural semantics behind these discourses, Nutsa Batiashvili offers a new constellation of conceptual terms for understanding modern forms of nationalism and nation-building in the marginal or liminal landscapes between the Orient and the Occident.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319622859 20171227
Green Library
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xiii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction, Supriya Chaudhuri, Josephine McDonagh, Brian H. Murray and Rajeswari Sunder Rajan Part 1: Making and Showing 1. Mughal on my Lapel: Miniatures, Mughalerie, and the Souvenir Market in Delhi, 1827-1880, Yutika Sharma 2. Plates and Bangles: Early Recorded Music in India, Amlan Das Gupta 3. The Overland Mail: Moving Panoramas and the Imagining of Trade and Communication Networks, John Plunkett 4. Exhibiting India: Colonial Subjects, Imperial Objects, and the Life of Commodities, Supriya Chaudhuri Part 2: Place and Environment 5. The Composition and Decomposition of Commodities: The Colonial Careers of Coal and Ivory, Stephen Muecke 6. Profaning Water: The Sacred and Its Others, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan 7. Settling the Land: the Village and the Threat of Capital in the Novel in Goa, Rochelle Pinto Part 3: Labour and Migration 8. (Re)Moving Bodies: People, Ships and other Commodities in the Coolie Trade from Calcutta, Nilanjana Deb 9. Anxiety, Affect and Authenticity: The Commodification of Nineteenth-Century Emigrants' Letters, Fariha Shaikh 10. Towards a Genealogy of the Village in the Nineteenth-Century British Colonial World: Mary Russell Mitford and Henry Sumner Maine, Josephine McDonagh Part 4: Texts in Motion 11. Indigo and Print: the strange case of the 'Indigo-Planting Mirror' Abhijit Gupta 12. Al Jabr w'al Muqabila: H.S. Hall, Macmillan and the Coming Together of Things Far Apart, Rimi B. Chatterjee 13. Ulysses in Darkest Africa: Transporting Tennyson with H.M. Stanley and Edwin Arnold, Brian H. Murray 14. The Traffic in Representations: the case of Kipling's Kim, Isobel Armstrong.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214736 20171017
Commodity culture and colonialism are intimately related and mutually constitutive. The desire for commodities drove colonial expansion at the same time that colonial expansion fuelled technological invention, created new markets for goods, displaced populations, and transformed local and indigenous cultures in dramatic and often violent ways. This book analyses the transformation of local cultures in the context of global interaction in the period 1851-1914. By focusing on episodes in the social and cultural lives of commodities, it explores some of the ways in which commodities shaped the colonial cultures of global modernity. Chapters by experts in the field examine the production, circulation, display and representation of commodities in various regional and national contexts, and draw on a range of theoretical and disciplinary approaches. An integrated, coherent and urgent response to a number of key debates in postcolonial and Victorian studies, world literature and imperial history, this book will be of interest to researchers with interests in migration, commodity culture, colonial history, and transnational networks of print and ideas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214736 20171017
Green Library
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x, 139 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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vii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Analyzing crises in autocratic regimes / Johannes Gerschewski
  • Anticipating crises in autocracies / Martin K. Dimitrov
  • Disturbing the dictator : peaceful protest under authoritarianism / Andreas Schedler
  • Force versus institutions in authoritarian politics / Milan W. Svolik
  • The military and autocratic regimes : roles of the armed forces / Aurel Croissant, Tanja Eschenauer and Jil Kamerling
  • The impact of elections : the case of Uganda / Svein-Erik Helle and Lise Rakner
  • Coordination and crisis prevention : the case of post-Soviet Eurasia / Max Bader
  • The resilience of authoritarianism : the case of the Chinese developmental state / Thomas Heberer
  • Historical legacies and the institutionalization of military rule : lessons from Latin America / Felipe Agüero and Julian Brückner
  • Successes and failures of authoritarian governance : the case of the Arab Spring / Frédéric Volpi
  • Crisis? What crisis? : concluding thoughts / Christoph H. Stefes.
Green Library
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448 p. ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 206 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Environmental Human Rights and Political Theory Ashley Dodsworth, Selina O'Doherty and Markku Oksanen Chapter One: The Rights of Humans as Ecologically Embedded Beings Kerri Woods Chapter Two: The Problem of Rights to `Natural' Resources in the Anthropocene Era Ashley Dodsworth Chapter Three: Reconciliation of Nature and Society: How Far Can Rights Take Us? Ted Benton Chapter Four: The Foundation of Rights to Nature Marcel Wissenburg Chapter Five: Human Rights and Rights to Natural Resources Petra Gumplova Chapter Six: Making Sense of the Human Right to Landscape Markku Oksanen and Anne Kumpula Chapter Seven: What So Good About Environmental Human Rights?: Constitutional Versus International Environmental Rights Daniel Corrigan Chapter Eight: `Environmental Human Rights - Concepts of Responsibility Selina O'Doherty Chapter Nine: Future People's Rights Hubert Schnuriger Chapter Ten: Justifying the Imposition of Risks of Rights Violations on Future People on Contractualist Grounds Eike Duvel.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138732582 20171201
The nature of environmental human rights and their relation to larger rights theories has been a frequent topic of discussion in law, environmental ethics and political theory. However, the subject of environmental human rights has not been fully established among other human rights concerns within political philosophy and theory. In examining environmental rights from a political theory perspective, this book explores an aspect of environmental human rights that has received less attention within the literature. In linking the constraints of political reality with a focus on the theoretical underpinnings of how we think about politics, this book explores how environmental human rights must respond to the key questions of politics, such as the state and sovereignty, equality, recognition and representation, and examines how the competing understandings about these rights are also related to political ideologies. Drawing together contributions from a range of key thinkers in the field, this is a valuable resource for students and scholars of human rights, environmental ethics, and international environmental law and politics more generally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138732582 20171201
Green Library
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xv, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Operation Cast Lead
  • The Goldstone report
  • The Mavi Marmara
  • Operation Protective Edge
  • Appendix : is the occupation legal?
"Gaza is among the most densely populated places in the world. Two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half the population is under eighteen years of age. Since Israel occupied Gaza in 1967, it has systematically de-developed the economy. After Hamas won democratic elections in 2006, Israel intensified its blockade of Gaza, and after Hamas consolidated its control of the territory in 2007, Israel tightened its illegal siege another notch. In the meantime, Israel has launched no less than eight military operations against Gaza--culminating in Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Operation Protective Edge in 2014--that left behind over three million tons of rubble. Recent UN reports predict that Gaza will be unlivable by 2020. Norman G. Finkelstein presents a meticulously researched and devastating inquest into Israel's actions of the last decade. He argues that although Israel justified its blockade and violent assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions were cynical exercises of brutal power against an essentially defenseless civilian population. Based on hundreds of human rights reports, the book scrutinizes multifarious violations of international law Israel committed both during its operations and in the course of its decade-long siege of Gaza. It is a monument to Gaza's martyrs and a scorching accusation against their tormenters"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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xi, 288 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The rise of regulatory governance
  • Theories of regulation
  • Regulatory space and regulatory regimes
  • Policy processes and the regulatory policy cycle
  • Bad, better and legitimate regulation
  • Define : agenda-setting, issue diagnosis and objective setting
  • Design : regime variables; option generation
  • Decide : regime assessment and selection
  • Implement : regime deployment, application and execution
  • Evaluate : assessment of regulatory policy and regime
  • The future of regulatory governance
  • Conclusion.
Over the past forty years, numerous theoretical advances have been made. From Ayres' and Braithwaite's ground breaking work on 'responsive regulation', we have seen models of 'smart regulation', 'regulatory governance' and 'regulatory capitalism' emerge to capture the growing prevalence and importance of regulation in modern liberal Western capitalist societies. Important advances also have been made in the practice of regulation, with regulators evolving from traditional enforcement focussed 'command and control' models to being 'modern regulators' with a suite of diverse and innovative regulatory tools at their disposal. The book presents and critically examines these theoretical and practical developments from the perspective of governments who design regulations, and the regulators that deploy them. In doing so, the book examines the various forces and interests that influence and shape the regulatory endeavour, and the practical challenges facing governments and regulators when deciding whether and how to regulate. This volume is a study of regulation in context: in the context of the public policy it is designed to deliver; the law that enables, shapes and holds it to account; and the evolving societal and institutional frameworks within which it takes place. Aimed to provide innovative cross-disciplinary conceptual frameworks that regulators, regulatees, those whom regulation is intended to benefit, and academics, might employ to better understand and undertake the regulatory endeavour. This will be of great interest to researchers, educators, advanced students and practitioners working in the fields of political science, public management and administration, and public policy. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138935587 20171023
Law Library (Crown)
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119 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 228 pages ; 22 cm.
"How can we make sense of human rights in China's authoritarian system? In this insightful book, China law expert Eva Pils offers a nuanced account of this contentious area, examining human rights as a set of social practices involving a variety of actors, including officials of the system and civil society actors. Drawing on a wide range of resources including years of interaction with Chinese human rights defenders, Pils discusses sources of human rights violations, as well as institutional avenues of protection and social practices of human rights defence. Three central areas are given special attention: liberty and integrity of the person and the right not to be tortured; freedom of thought and expression; and inequality and socio-economic rights. Pils argues that the Party-State system is inherently opposed to human rights principles in all these areas. Yet, civil society actors have developed social practices of human rights advocacy whose political significance is not entirely dependent on the Party-State. Despite authoritarianism's lengthening shadows, China's human rights movement has so far proved resourceful and resilient, and the trajectories discussed in this book will continue to shape ongoing struggles"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 228 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"How can we make sense of human rights in China's authoritarian system? In this insightful book, China law expert Eva Pils offers a nuanced account of this contentious area, examining human rights as a set of social practices involving a variety of actors, including officials of the system and civil society actors. Drawing on a wide range of resources including years of interaction with Chinese human rights defenders, Pils discusses sources of human rights violations, as well as institutional avenues of protection and social practices of human rights defence. Three central areas are given special attention: liberty and integrity of the person and the right not to be tortured; freedom of thought and expression; and inequality and socio-economic rights. Pils argues that the Party-State system is inherently opposed to human rights principles in all these areas. Yet, civil society actors have developed social practices of human rights advocacy whose political significance is not entirely dependent on the Party-State. Despite authoritarianism's lengthening shadows, China's human rights movement has so far proved resourceful and resilient, and the trajectories discussed in this book will continue to shape ongoing struggles"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 209 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. The Human Rights Turn2. The Cultural Relativism Trap3. The Universality Test4. A Regional Rights RegimeSection 1: Rights in Perspective5. Egypt6. The United Arab Emirates7. The Islamic Republic of Iran8. The Paradox of Progress.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319572093 20171211
This book aims to shift the limited and often negative popular understanding of the Middle East's place in the world by chronicling the region's contributions to the international order rather than disorder, and to the development of the international human rights system. It elucidates the many paradoxes that make the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region both a troubling place and also a region brimming with great potential for peace, prosperity and progress. By demonstrating the paradox of human rights progress amid regress, the book tells a radically new and more hopeful side of the story of the region that has largely been obfuscated and omitted from the chronicles of history. In so doing, it shows that fostering a human rights culture is not only possible for all universally, it is inevitable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319572093 20171211
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xix, 349 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xi, 264 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1 Introduction: Reorienting Machiavelli-- Lucio Biasiori and Giuseppe Marcocci.- Part One - From Readings to Readers.- 2 Islamic Roots of Machiavelli's Thought? The Prince and the Kitab sirr al-asrar from Baghdad to Florence and Back-- Lucio Biasiori.- 3 Turkophilia and Religion: Machiavelli, Giovio and the Sixteenth-Century Debate about War-- Vincenzo Lavenia.- 4 Machiavelli and the Antiquarians-- Carlo Ginzburg.- Part Two - Religion and Empires.- 5 Roman Prophet or Muslim Caesar: Muhammad the Lawgiver before and after Machiavelli-- Pier Mattia Tommasino.- 6 Mediterranean Exemplars: Jesuit Political Lessons from a Mughal Emperor-- Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam.- 7 Machiavelli and the Islamic Empire: Tropical Readers from Brazil to India (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries)-- Giuseppe Marcocci.- Part Three - Beyond Orientalism.- 8 A Tale of Two Chancellors: Machiavelli, Celalzade Mustafa, and Connected Political Cultures in the Cinquecento/the Hijri Tenth Century-- Kaya Sahin.- 9 Machiavelli Enters the Sublime Porte: The Introduction of The Prince to the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman World-- Nergiz Yilmaz Aydogdu.- 10 Translating Machiavelli in Egypt: The Prince and the Shaping of a New Political Vocabulary in the Nineteenth-Century Arab Mediterranean-- Elisabetta Benigni.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319539485 20180115
This volume provides the first survey of the unexplored connections between Machiavelli's work and the Islamic world, running from the Arabic roots of The Prince to its first translations into Ottoman Turkish and Arabic. It investigates comparative descriptions of non-European peoples, Renaissance representations of Muhammad and the Ottoman military discipline, a Jesuit treatise in Persian for a Mughal emperor, peculiar readers from Brazil to India, and the parallel lives of Machiavelli and the bureaucrat Celalzade Mustafa. Ten distinguished scholars analyse the backgrounds, circulation and reception of Machiavelli's writings, focusing on many aspects of the mutual exchange of political theories and grammars between East and West. A significant contribution to attempts by current scholarship to challenge any rigid separation within Eurasia, this volume restores a sense of the global spreading of books, ideas and men in the past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319539485 20180115
Green Library
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734 p. ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxviii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
  • French post-Marxist theory and Gauchet's model of critique
  • French post-Marxist theory and the political : Gauchet and religion
  • Gauchet and the genesis of modern society
  • The legacy of French sociology and anthropology : Gauchet and the question of the post-secular
  • The crisis of European democracy : the neo-liberal ideology and political radicalization.
Green Library
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124 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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175 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xxxv, 300 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction2. Protection of Human Rights Defenders3. Brazil's Path Towards Human Rights4. State and Civil Society's Responses to State and Non-State Actors' Violence Towards Human Rights Defenders 5. The Path to the Creation of the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders6. The Legal Framework and Legal Functioning of the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders7. The Effects in Practice of the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders8. The Broader Effects of the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders9. What is Preventing the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders from Fulfilling its Potential, and What Can Be Done? 10. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319610931 20171121
This book offers a legal and socio-political analysis of the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Discussing Colombian, Guatemalan and Mexican experiences, it fills a gap in the literature regarding Latin American public policy by investigating the creation, work, beneficiaries, broader effects, challenges, and effective ways to improve the Brazilian Program.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319610931 20171121
Green Library
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194 pages ; 24 cm
Since the Enlightenment, the idea of progress has spanned right- and left-wing politics, secular and spiritual philosophy, and most every school of art or culture. The belief that humans are capable of making lasting improvements-intellectual, scientific, material, moral, and cultural-continues to be a commonplace of our age. However, events of the preceding century, including but not limited to two world wars, conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, the spread of communism across Eastern Europe and parts of Asia, violent nationalism in the Balkans, and genocides in Cambodia and Rwanda, have called into question this faith in the continued advancement of humankind. Matthew W. Slaboch argues that political theorists should entertain the possibility that long-term, continued progress may be more fiction than reality. He examines the work of German philosophers Arthur Schopenhauer and Oswald Spengler, Russian novelists Leo Tolstoy and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and American historians Henry Adams and Christopher Lasch-rare skeptics of the idea of progress who have much to engage political theory, a field dominated by historical optimists. Looking at the figures of Schopenhauer, Tolstoy, and Adams, Slaboch considers the ways in which they defined progress and their reasons for doubting that their cultures, or the world, were progressing. He compares Germany, Russia, and the United States to illustrate how these nineteenth-century critics of the idea of progress contributed to or helped forestall the emergence of forms of government that came to be associated with each country.
Green Library