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Civic Nationalisms in Global Perspective

Civic Nationalisms in Global Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jasper Trautsch
March 05, 2019

Even distinctions between civic-political and ethnic-cultural types of nationalism have been seen as less distinct in time, the question remains as to whether the concept of civic nationalism can still serve as a useful analytical category to reconstruct whether national solidarity has been...

Radical Antiapartheid Internationalism and Exile: The Life of Elizabeth Mafeking

Radical Antiapartheid Internationalism and Exile: The Life of Elizabeth Mafeking

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Holly McGee
February 28, 2019

Elizabeth Mafeking was a titanic figure in the history of resistance to Apartheid in South Africa, a mother of 11 who travelled to Bulgaria to publicize the evils of racial segregation, before escaping into exile after a banning order that would separate her from her home and family. This book...

The Catholic Church and Liberal Democracy

The Catholic Church and Liberal Democracy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bernt Torvild Oftestad
December 19, 2018

The Roman Catholic Church's critical stance towards liberalism and democracy following the French Revolution and through the nineteenth century was often entrenched, but the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s saw a shift in the Church's attitude towards democracy. In recent years, a conflict has...

Women and Politics in Wartime China: Crossing Geopolitical Borders

Women and Politics in Wartime China: Crossing Geopolitical Borders

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Vivienne Xiangwei Guo
December 19, 2018

Focusing on Chinese elite women as a special socio-political group, this book places the sophisticated networks they formed in the shifting geographical, social, cultural and political spaces of wartime China, where their political engagement, knowledge-making, and network-building in support of '...

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Oleksa Drachewych
December 19, 2018

This book analyzes the stance of international communism towards nationality, anti-colonialism, and racial equality as defined by the Communist International (Comintern) during the interwar period. Central to the volume is a comparative analysis of the communist parties of three British dominions,...

The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism: Reversing the Gaze

The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism: Reversing the Gaze

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Susannah Heschel, Umar Ryad
December 12, 2018

Edward Said’s Orientalism, now more than fifty years old, has to be one of the most frequently cited books among academics in a wide range of disciplines, and the most frequently assigned book to undergraduates at colleges. Among the common questions raised in response to Said’s book: Did scholars...

Agrarian Reform and Resistance in an Age of Globalisation: The Euro-American World and Beyond, 1780-1914

Agrarian Reform and Resistance in an Age of Globalisation: The Euro-American World and Beyond, 1780-1914

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Joe Regan, Cathal Smith
December 12, 2018

This book investigates the causes and effects of modernisation in rural regions of Britain and Ireland, continental Europe, the Americas and Australasia between 1780 and 1914. In this period, the transformation of the world economy associated with the Industrial Revolution fuelled dramatic changes...

Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Europe and Latin America: Crossing Borders

Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Europe and Latin America: Crossing Borders

1st Edition

Forthcoming

António Costa Pinto, Federico Finchelstein
October 26, 2018

What drove the horizontal spread of authoritarianism and corporatism between Europe and Latin America in the 20th century? What processes of transnational diffusion were in motion and from where to where? In what type of ‘critical junctures’ were they adopted and why did corporatism largely...

Landscapes and Voices of the Great War

Landscapes and Voices of the Great War

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Angela K. Smith, Krista Cowman
September 28, 2018

This volume aims to provide a wider view of First World War experience through focusing on landscapes less commonly considered in historiography, and on voices that have remained on the margins of popular understanding of the war. The landscape of the western front was captured during the conflict...

The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism

The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism

1st Edition

Nina Witoszek
August 31, 2018

This book discusses the ongoing revolution of dignity in human history as the work of ‘humanist outliers’: small groups and individuals dedicated to compassionate social emancipation. It argues that anti-authoritarian revolutions like 1989’s ‘Autumn of the Nations’ succeeded in large part due to...

Reconciliation after Civil Wars: Global Perspectives

Reconciliation after Civil Wars: Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Paul Quigley, James Hawdon
August 24, 2018

How do former enemies reconcile after civil wars? Do they ever really reconcile in any complete sense? How is political reunification related to longer-term cultural reintegration? Bringing together experts on civil wars around the modern world – the United States, Spain, Rwanda, Colombia, Russia,...

Informal Alliance: The Bilderberg Group and Transatlantic Relations during the Cold War, 1952-1968

Informal Alliance: The Bilderberg Group and Transatlantic Relations during the Cold War, 1952-1968

1st Edition

Thomas W. Gijswijt
August 14, 2018

Informal Alliance is the first archive-based history of the secretive Bilderberg Group, the high-level transatlantic elite network founded at the height of the Cold War. Making extensive use of the recently opened Bilderberg Group archives as well as a wide range of private and official collections...

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