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International Media Politics: Creating the Global Free Flow of Information, 1940–1962

International Media Politics: Creating the Global Free Flow of Information, 1940–1962

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Frank Beyersdorf
April 07, 2019

This book is a ground-breaking history of media politics in industrialized and decolonized countries during the 1940s and 1950s. US officials and news managers sought to globalize their own media system as part of a plan to create a new world order after World War II, lobbying for unhindered access...

Global Cultural Transfers since the Sixteenth Century

Global Cultural Transfers since the Sixteenth Century

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Martina Kaller, Frank Jacob
April 05, 2019

Access to new raw materials such as sugar, tobacco and rubber from the beginning of the sixteenth century onwards would massively change the way people lived, especially in how and what they consumed. While global markets were consequently established and provided access to these new commodities...

Radical Antiapartheid Internationalism and Exile: The Life of Elizabeth Mafeking

Radical Antiapartheid Internationalism and Exile: The Life of Elizabeth Mafeking

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Holly McGee
March 30, 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 from a banning order that would have separated her from her home and family. Radical...

Civic Nationalisms in Global Perspective

Civic Nationalisms in Global Perspective

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Jasper Trautsch
March 05, 2019

Recent events around the globe have cast doubt on the assumption that, as a result of increasing cross-border migrations and global interdependencies, nation-states are becoming more inclusive, ethnic forms of identification more and more a thing of the past, and processes of supranational...

Reason, Religion, and the Australian Polity: A Secular State?

Reason, Religion, and the Australian Polity: A Secular State?

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Stephen A. Chavura, John Gascoigne, Ian Tregenza
February 27, 2019

How did the concept of the secular state emerge and evolve in Australia and how has it impacted on its institutions? This is the most comprehensive study to date on the relationship between religion and the state in Australian history, focusing on the meaning of political secularity in a society...

The Catholic Church and Liberal Democracy

The Catholic Church and Liberal Democracy

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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: Networking Across Geopolitical Borders

Women and Politics in Wartime China: Networking Across Geopolitical Borders

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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

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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

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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

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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...

The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism

The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism

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Nina Witoszek
November 19, 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...

Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Europe and Latin America: Crossing Borders

Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Europe and Latin America: Crossing Borders

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António Costa Pinto, Federico Finchelstein
October 30, 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...

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