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The European Social Model Adrift
The European Social Model Adrift
Edited by Serena Romano and Gabriella Punziano

The European Social Model Adrift

Europe, Social Cohesion and the Economic Crisis

This volume presents a new perspective for discussing the European social contract and its main challenges, bringing together single-nation and comparative studies from across Europe. Presenting both theoretical discussions and empirical case studies, it explores various aspects of social cohesion, including social protection, the labour market ...

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The Legitimate Use of Military Force
The Legitimate Use of Military Force
Edited by Howard M. Hensel

The Legitimate Use of Military Force

The Just War Tradition and the Customary Law of Armed Conflict

Throughout human history, scholars, statesmen and military leaders have attempted to define what constitutes the legitimate use of armed force by one community against another. This volume brings together an internationally recognized team of scholars to explore the philosophical and societal foundations of just war tradition.

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Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro
Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro
Jelena Džankić

Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro

Effects of Statehood and Identity Challenges

What happens to the citizen when states and nations come into being? How do the different ways in which states and nations exist define relations between individuals, groups, and the government? Are all citizens equal in their rights and duties in the newly established polity? Addressing these key questions in the contested and ethnically ...

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African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World
African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World
Edited by Paul Ugor and Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World

Challenges, Agency and Resistance

All over the world, there is growing concern about the ramifications of globalization, late-modernity and general global social and economic restructuring on the lives and futures of young people. Bringing together a wide body of research to reflect on youth responses to social change in Africa, this volume shows that while young people in ...

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The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance
The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance
Edited by Awol Allo

The Courtroom as a Space of Resistance

Reflections on the Legacy of the Rivonia Trial

This volume returns to the Rivonia courtroom to engage with Mandela’s masterful performance, when he stood before Justice de Wet in Pretoria’s Palace of Justice and delivered one of the most spectacular and liberating statements ever made from a dock. Cutting across a wide-range of critical theories and discourses, contributors reflect on ...

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Understanding Federalism and Federation
Understanding Federalism and Federation
Edited by Alain-G. Gagnon, Soeren Keil and Sean Mueller

Understanding Federalism and Federation

Based on a variety of contemporary debates on federal theory Understanding Federalism and Federation honours Michael Burgess’ contribution to the study of these topics through a selection of approaches, theories, debates and interpretations. Gathering contributors from diverse subfields to synthesize current debates it offers a snapshot of the immense range of current research on federalism and federation. Different theoretical and empirical fields ...

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Urban Grassroots Movements in Central and Eastern Europe
Urban Grassroots Movements in Central and Eastern Europe
Edited by Kerstin Jacobsson

Urban Grassroots Movements in Central and Eastern Europe

By studying urban activism in Central and Eastern Europe, this volume argues that the recent resurgence of urban grassroots mobilisation represents a new phase in the development of post-socialist civil societies and that these civil societies have significantly more vitality than is commonly perceived. The case studies here reflect the diversity and complexity of post-socialist urban movements, capturing also the extent to which the laboratory of ...

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Women, Gender, Remittances and Development in the Global South
Women, Gender, Remittances and Development in the Global South
Edited by Ton van Naerssen, Lothar Smith, Tine Davids and Marianne H. Marchand

Women, Gender, Remittances and Development in the Global South

Developing the conceptualisation of the relationship between transnational remittance exchanges and gender, this book provides a number of case studies of relationships between gender and remittances from around the world, highlighting different processes and practises. This book provides conceptual insights to better understand how remittances affect gender identity, roles and relations (at both the receiving and sending end) and give specific attention ...

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