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The Co-opting of Education by Extremist Factions: Professing Hate

The Co-opting of Education by Extremist Factions: Professing Hate

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Sarah Gendron
March 11, 2020

The Co-opting of Education by Extremist Factions: Professing Hate is a study of the ways in which various extremist groups have appropriated education for social manipulation in order to gain political power, and in some cases, to incite violence. It is a detailed exploration of case studies...

Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century

Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Forthcoming

James Gregory, Daniel J.R Grey
December 19, 2019

This wide-ranging interdisciplinary book examines acts of union and disunion in local, national and international nineteenth century settings, in Britain, Europe and the United States. With contributors from the fields of cultural history, literary studies, American studies and legal history, Union...

Marginalized Groups, Inequalities and the Post-War Welfare State: Whose Welfare?

Marginalized Groups, Inequalities and the Post-War Welfare State: Whose Welfare?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Monika Baár, Paul van Trigt
November 12, 2019

Examining the ways in which societies treat their most vulnerable members has long been regarded as revealing of the bedrock beliefs and values that guide the social order. However, academic research about the post-war welfare state is often focused on mainstream arrangements or on one social group...

Reforming Senates: Upper Legislative Houses in North Atlantic Small Powers 1800-present

Reforming Senates: Upper Legislative Houses in North Atlantic Small Powers 1800-present

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nikolaj Bijleveld, Colin Grittner, David E. Smith, Wybren Verstegen
November 01, 2019

This new study of senates in small powers across the North Atlantic shows that the establishment and the reform of these upper legislative houses have followed remarkably parallel trajectories. Senate reforms emerged in the wake of deep political crises within the North Atlantic world and were...

Unsettled 1968 in the Troubled Present: Revisiting the 50 Years of Discussions from East and Central Europe

Unsettled 1968 in the Troubled Present: Revisiting the 50 Years of Discussions from East and Central Europe

1st Edition

Aleksandra Konarzewska, Anna Nakai, Michał Przeperski
October 17, 2019

Why does 1968 matter today? The authors of this volume believe that it is a crucial point of reference for current developments, especially the ‘illiberal turn’ both in Europe and America. If we want to understand it, we need to look back into 1968 – the year that founded the...

India at 70: Multidisciplinary Approaches

India at 70: Multidisciplinary Approaches

1st Edition

Ruth Maxey, Paul McGarr
October 10, 2019

India at 70: Multidisciplinary Approaches examines Indian independence in August 1947 and its multiple afterlives. With nine contributions by a range of international scholars, it interrogates 1947 and its complex, bloody aftermath in historical, political and aesthetic terms. This original...

Making Sense of Mining History: Themes and Agendas

Making Sense of Mining History: Themes and Agendas

1st Edition

Stefan Berger, Peter Alexander
October 07, 2019

This book draws together international contributors to analyse a wide range of aspects of mining history across the globe including mining archaeology, technologies of mining, migration and mining, the everyday life of the miner, the state and mining, industrial relations in mining, gender and...

1917 and the Consequences

1917 and the Consequences

1st Edition

Gerhard Besier, Katarzyna Stokłosa
October 03, 2019

The Russian Revolution of 1917 has been one of the most important events of modern history. It changed the course of the events not only in Russia but, on a wider scale, across the world while it influenced the flow of history throughout the twentieth century until the fall of the Soviet Union and,...

Contesting the Origins of the First World War: An Historiographical Argument

Contesting the Origins of the First World War: An Historiographical Argument

1st Edition

Troy R E Paddock
August 27, 2019

Contesting the Origins of the First World War challenges the Anglophone emphasis on Germany as bearing the primary responsibility in causing the conflict and instead builds upon new perspectives to reconsider the roles of the other Great Powers. Using the work of Terrance Zuber, Sean McMeekin,...

Transatlantic Trade and Global Cultural Transfers Since 1492: More than Commodities

Transatlantic Trade and Global Cultural Transfers Since 1492: More than Commodities

1st Edition

Martina Kaller, Frank Jacob
August 21, 2019

Access to new plants and consumer goods such as sugar, tobacco, and chocolate 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 formed and provided access to these new...

Censuses and Census Takers: A Global History

Censuses and Census Takers: A Global History

1st Edition

Gunnar Thorvaldsen
July 05, 2019

This book analyses the international development of the census by comparing the history of census taking on all continents and in many countries. The timeframe is wide, from male censuses in the Bible to current censuses covering the whole population. There is a focus on the efforts and destinies...

Model Workers in China, 1949-1965: Constructing A New Citizen

Model Workers in China, 1949-1965: Constructing A New Citizen

1st Edition

James Farley
June 19, 2019

Seismic changes in ideology and economic policy in China followed the death of Mao Zedong but one aspect of culture has remained constant: the use of ‘Model Workers’ for the purposes of propaganda and more recent public relations campaigns. In both a political and commercial context, the use of...

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