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Innovations in Refugee Protection

by Luise Druke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

This compendium synthesizes innovations of the UN High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) since 1951. The book bridges the gap between academic and field work and uses Joseph Nye’s concept of «soft power»...


Common or Divided Security?

by Robin Allers, Carlo Masala & Rolf Tamnes Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 17, 2014)

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, Euro-Atlantic security is under pressure. Faced with major geopolitical shifts, instability at its frontiers and financial crisis at home, the European nations...


Reconciliation in Bloodlands

by Jacek Kurczewski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

Central-Eastern Europe, in the mid-20th century, was a scene of Holocaust, mass killings, war, deportations and forced resettlements under the competing totalitarian invasions and afterwards. It was also the...


Politics and Slum Upgrading in Kenya

by George M. Kiyu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Why was the slum upgrading project in Kibera, Kenya, facing resistance? This study uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in data collection to reveal that politics revolving around the interests of...


Socialist Countries Face the European Community

by Suvi Kansikas Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

In the early 1970s, the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) began to revise its trade policy towards the outside world. It needed to counter the European Community’s bid to implement its Common Commercial...


The Swiss Model – The Power of Democracy

by Venelin Tsachevsky Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 05, 2014)

The book analyses the historical evolution and modern features of Switzerland’s political system and neutrality of state, termed by the author as the Swiss model. The model is based on the principles of democracy,...


The United States as a Divided Nation

by Marcin Grabowski, Krystof Kozák & György Tóth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 25, 2014)

Is the U.S. as a country still capable of finding common ground and effective policy responses in the 21st century, or are the dividing lines within U.S. society actually becoming too deep and too wide to bridge,...


Too Small to Make an Impact?

by Marek Neuman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Do small EU member states exert influence over the EU’s foreign policy-making process? Ten years after the Czech Republic joined the European Union, Marek Neuman attempts to answer this question by looking...


Good Governance for Cultural Policy

by Wolfgang Schneider & Daniel Gad Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

Culture is seen as a source for the development of society. Task of cultural policy is therefore to create and support structures that promote mobilization of creativity of the people and thus ensure welfare,...


Challenges to Representative Democracy

by Robert Wiszniowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 30, 2015)

Using different perspectives and various approaches, this collection of diagnostic texts aims at presenting all the possible faces of the contemporary Nation-State. Based on political science methodology, this...


The Maidan Uprising, Separatism and Foreign Intervention

by Klaus Bachmann & Igor Lyubashenko Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

The current crisis in Ukraine has revealed a striking lack of background knowledge about Ukraine’s history and politics among West European politicians, journalists, intellectuals and even many academics....


Armenia on the Horizon of Europe

by Anahit Babayan Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

This book provides a critical review of the achievements and challenges of European organizations promoting democracy in the Republic of Armenia. Armenia is a post-transition country and yet not a consolidated...


The Legacy of Crimes and Crises

by Klaus Bachmann & Dorota Heidrich Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2016)

The book shows how transitional justice experiences influence domestic change and what the role of the international community in these processes is. It is divided into three thematic parts. The first one presents...


Multilateralism in Global Governance

by Gaye Güngör & Assel Tutumlu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

The aim of this edited volume is to bring back multilateralism in global governance research by going beyond the state-centric and formal models of multilateralism of the 1990s and deeper into the informal private...


Staging Memory

by Stefania Del Monte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 26, 2015)

Memory in postcolonial Italy and Libya has been used, reinterpreted and staged by political powers and the media. This book investigates the roots of myth, colonial amnesia and censorship in postwar Italy, as...


Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millennium

by Ozan Örmeci & Hüseyin Isiksal Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

In recent years there has been an increased public and academic interest in the new activism within Turkish foreign policy and Turkey's search for a more ambitious role. This book represents a new outlook, perception...


Africa in 21st Century US and EU Agendas

by Lola Raich Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 22, 2016)

This book investigates issues pertaining to the US and EU agendas in Africa since the dawn of the new century. It discusses how the African continent has featured within the US and EU foreign policy agendas,...


Memoirs of a (Highly) Political Economist

by Jan Winiecki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 02, 2015)

These memoirs portray an individual coping with the adversities and surrealistic qualities of life and work under communism. The author recollects his adolescence, next, how he tried to avoid head-on conflicts,...


China’s Economic Engagement in Africa

by Sezgi Cemiloglu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 04, 2015)

This book analyzes the growing influence of China in Angola. The author answers the question how and in what extent China has gained influence over the economic development of Angola since the end of the civil...


Azerbaijan at the Crossroads of Eurasia

by Fazil Zeynalov Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 21, 2017)

Modern Azerbaijan came into being in 1991 following a national struggle for the re-establishment of its independence, initiated long before the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is situated in a unique geographic...


Capitalist Imperialism in Contemporary Theoretical Frameworks

by Filip Ilkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 04, 2017)

This book analyzes the controversy surrounding imperialism associated with capitalist development. The last dozen years passed under the shadow of two momentous events: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conducted...


Sovereignty in China’s Perspective

by Yonghong Yang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 27, 2017)

This book explores China’s perspective on sovereignty. The concept of sovereignty is universal, however, the understanding of it varies in different states and due to cultural backgrounds, history or the composition...


Reimagineering the Nation

by Aleksandra Ålund, Carl-Ulrik Schierup & Anders Neergaard Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 01, 2017)

This collection of essays offers a critical analysis of neoliberal transformation as it has unfolded in Sweden, long regarded as exemplary in terms of social welfare, equality and an inclusive multicultural...


Political Leadership in Morphogenetic Perspective

by Filip Pierzchalski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 24, 2017)

This book depicts a new research perspective of political leadership, in which the multi-level and dynamic leadership relation is explained as relations between the leader (human agency) and followers (sociological...


Leap into Modernity – Political Economy of Growth on the Periphery, 1943–1980

by Adam Leszczynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2017)

This book describes struggles of different countries and their development after World War II. It presents a panorama of different ideologies of accelerated development, which dominated the world just before...


Accountability and democracy in Poland and Spain

by Anna Sroka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 06, 2017)

This book is a response to the need for scientific research on one of the components of quality of democracy, id est accountability. The author analyses thoroughly in cross-section the accountability mechanisms...


Social Networks and the Jewish Migration between Poland and Palestine, 1924–1928

by Magdalena M. Wrobel Bloom Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 11, 2016)

This book analyses the role of social networks in the process of migration. Based on stories of Polish Jews who migrated between Poland and Palestine in the 1920s, the author presents all stages of the journey...


Gender Equality and Quality of Life

by Marta Warat, Ewa Krzaklewska, Anna Ratecka & Krystyna Slany Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 11, 2017)

This book engages with a critical perspective on gender equality and quality of life. It provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical and methodological frameworks for exploring both concepts which is complemented...


Laboratory Western Balkans

by Can Zeyrek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 14, 2016)

Even though comprehensive studies on political systems in the third wave of democratization have been made in the field of transformation, the situation in the Western Balkans remained underexposed. The reason...