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            Political Parties in the Middle East
             

            Political Parties in the Middle East (Hardback)

            Edited by Randjbar-Daemi, Siavush; Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, Eskandar; Banko, Lauren

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            This comprehensive collection addresses the important question of political parties in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Written by historians, political scientists, and sociologists of the region, the book provides a pertinent analytical framework to understand the often ...complex and turbulent histories of these political parties, their role within the region, and their prospects in the wake of the post-2011 Arab Uprisings. The authors explore a rich and varied range of case studies including Iran, Turkey, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco. This book examines where political parties and organizations have been crucial to shaping contemporary historical events and political contestation, but also highlights their shortcomings and failures to deliver on the ambitions and hopes they had often evoked amongst their supporters. Furthermore, it looks at how political parties and their activities have intersected with important issues and themes such as gender, human rights, international solidarity, revolution and social transformation, and sectarian identity. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of political science, particularly within the MENA region. It was originally published as a special issue of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.
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            ISBN 9781138390966
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            A Short History of the French Revolution

            A Short History of the French Revolution (Hardback, 7th New edition)

            By Popkin, Jeremy D.

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            A Short History of the French Revolution is an up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era that introduces readers to the origins and events of this turbulent period in French history, and historians' interpretations of these events. The book covers all aspects ...of the Revolution, including the political, social and cultural origins of the Revolution, and its causes, events and aftermath, to provide readers with a full, and yet concise, overview of the Revolution that helps them easily understand the key elements of the subject. Fully updated and revised, this new edition allows students to engage with the most current work on the subject with increased attention given to women's role in the Revolution, full coverage of the struggles over race and slavery, a new emphasis on the populist element in revolutionary politics and an expanded discussion of the historiography of the era. Supported by learning objectives, critical thinking questions and suggestions for further reading, this is the perfect introduction to the French Revolution for students of French and European History in the late eighteenth century.
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            ISBN 9781138557215
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            The Kurds in a Changing Middle East: History, Politics and Representation
             

            The Kurds in a Changing Middle East: History, Politics and Representation (Hardback)

            Edited by Jabar, Faleh A.; Mansour, Renad

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            The Kurds are one of the largest stateless nations in the world, numbering more than 20 million people. Their homeland lies mostly within the present-day borders of Turkey, Iraq and Iran as well as parts of Syria, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Yet until recently the `Kurdish question' ...- that is, the question of Kurdish self-determination - seemed, to many observers, dormant. It was only after the so-called Arab Spring, and with the rise of the Islamic State, that they emerged at the centre of Middle East politics. But what is the future of the Kurdish national movement? How do the Kurds themselves understand their community and quest for political representation? This book analyses the major problems, challenges and opportunities currently facing the Kurds. Of particular significance, this book shows, is the new Kurdish society that is evolving in the context of a transforming Middle East. This is made of diverse communities from across the region who represent very different historical, linguistic, political, social and cultural backgrounds that are yet to be understood. This book examines the recent shifts and changes within Kurdish societies and their host countries, and argues that the Kurdish national movement requires institutional and constitutional recognition of pluralism and diversity. Featuring contributions from world-leading experts on Kurdish politics, this timely book combines empirical case studies with cutting-edge theory to shed new light on the Kurds of the 21st century.
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            ISBN 9781784539917
            Released NZ 10 Jan 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Kurdish Studies
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            An Ideology in Power: Reflections on the Russian Revolution

            An Ideology in Power: Reflections on the Russian Revolution (Paperback)

            By Wolfe, Bertram

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            Originally published in 1969 and representing a quarter of a century's work of one of the USA's most respected scholars in Soviet affairs, this volume discusses the question of what happens to an ideology in power, by focusing on the evolution and uses of Marxism in Soviet practi...ce. As well as analyzing totalitarian behaviour, the author offers advice for Western policy from analysis of the past.
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            ISBN 9781138236103
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Routledge Library Editions: The Russian Revolution
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            Russia in the Time of Cholera: Disease under Romanovs and Soviets
             

            Russia in the Time of Cholera: Disease under Romanovs and Soviets (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davis, John P.

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            As the nineteenth century drew to a close and epidemics in western Europe were waning, the deadly cholera vibrio continued to wreak havoc in Russia, outlasting the Romanovs. Scholars have since argued that cholera eventually fell prey to better sanitation and strict quarantine un...der the Soviets, citing as evidence imperial mismanagement, a `backward' tsarist medical system and physicians' anachronistic environmental interpretations of the disease. Drawing on extensive archival research and the so-called `material turn' in historiography, however, John P. Davis here demonstrates that Romanov-era physicians' environmental approach to disease was not ill-grounded, nor a consequence of neo-liberal or populist political leanings, but born of pragmatic scientific considerations. The physicians confronted cholera in a broad and sophisticated way, essentially laying the foundations for the system of public health that the Soviets successfully used to defeat cholera during the New Economic Policy (1922-1928). By focusing for the first time on the conclusion of the cholera epoch in Russia, Davis adds an indispensable layer of nuance to the existing conception of Romanov Russia and its complicated legacy in the Soviet period.
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            ISBN 9781350130111
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Library of Modern Russia
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            Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre
              

            Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre (EPUB ebook)

            By Yiwu, Liao

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            Originally published: Die Kugel Und Das Opium: Leben und Tod am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens. Germany: Fischer, 2012.

            ISBN 9781982126667
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            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Great Demarcation: The French Revolution and the Invention of Modern Property

            The Great Demarcation: The French Revolution and the Invention of Modern Property (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blaufarb, Rafe

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            This book examines how the French Revolutionaries remade the pre-1789 system of property by removing public power from the sphere of property and excising property from the realm of sovereignty. This created a Great Demarcation between property and power, state and society, polit...ical and social, public and private-the conceptual basis of political modernity.
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            ISBN 9780190056520
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Madness and the demand for recognition: A philosophical inquiry into identity and mental health activism

            Madness and the demand for recognition: A philosophical inquiry into identity and mental health activism (Paperback)

            By Rashed, Mohammed Abouelleil

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            Developments in mental health activism pose a radical challenge to psychiatric and societal understandings of madness. Mad Pride and mad-positive activism reject the language of mental 'illness' and 'disorder' and demand recognition of madness as grounds for identity. This book e...xamines and responds to the claims and demands of Mad activism.
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            ISBN 9780198786863
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry
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            Makers of the Russian Revolution: Biographies

            Makers of the Russian Revolution: Biographies (Paperback)

            By Haupt, Georges; Marie, Jean-Jacques

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            Until the publication of this book in 1974, the leaders of the October Revolution remained very badly known. This book exhumes the autobiographies written by the men whose actions and ideas have moulded events. Unique as sources of documentation on the Bolsheviks, these autobiogr...aphies, encompassing personal and political information up to 1917 add an important historical dimension. They allow the reader to appreciate more accurately the role played by each of the protagonists in preparing and carrying out the Revolution and beyond this they put the Bolsheviks of 1917 in the context of their social milieu and of the circumstances that shaped their minds.
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            ISBN 9781138225398
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Routledge Library Editions: The Russian Revolution
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            The French Revolutionary Tradition in Russian and Soviet Politics, Political Thought, and Culture

            The French Revolutionary Tradition in Russian and Soviet Politics, Political Thought, and Culture (Hardback)

            By Bergman, Jay

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            The Bolsheviks sought legitimacy and inspiration in historic revolutionary traditions, and Jay Bergman argues that they saw the revolutions in France in 1789, 1830, 1848, and 1871 as supplying practically everything Marxism lacked, including guidance in constructing socialism and... communism, and useful fodder for political and personal polemics.
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            ISBN 9780198842705
            Released NZ 22 Aug 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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