The Secrets of Italy: People, Places, and Hidden Histories by Corrado Augias

By Corrado Augias

Certainly one of Italy's best-known writers takes a Grand journey via her towns, historical past, and literature looking for the real personality of this contradictory country. there's Michelangelo, but in addition the mafia. Pavarotti, but additionally Berlusconi. The debonair Milanese, but in addition the notorious captain of the Costa Concordia cruise send. this can be Italy, well known and reviled, a rustic that has guarded her secrets and techniques and confounded outsiders. Now, whilst this "Italian paradox" is extra obtrusive than ever, cultural authority Corrado Augias poses the complicated questions: how did it get this fashion? How can this peninsula be at the same time the house of geniuses and criminals, the cradle of good looks and the butt of jokes?

An rapid number one bestseller in Italy, Augias's most modern units out to rediscover the story-different from the history-of this state. starting with how Italy is obvious from the surface and from the interior, he weaves a geo-historical narrative, passing via central towns and rereading the classics and the biographies of the folk that experience, for greater or worse, made Italians who they're. From the gloomy surroundings of Cagliostro's Palermo to the dependent court docket of Maria Luigia in Parma, from the ghetto of Venice to the heroic Neapolitan rebellion opposed to the Nazis, Augias sheds mild at the Italian personality, explaining it to outsiders and to Italians themselves. the result's a "novel of a nation," whose protagonists are either the figures we all know from heritage and literature and characters lengthy hidden among the cracks of old narrative and reminiscence.

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Britain, Spain and Gibraltar 1945-1990: The Eternal Triangle by R. H. Haigh, D S Morris, D. S. Morris, J. Bossano

By R. H. Haigh, D S Morris, D. S. Morris, J. Bossano

For the reason that 1945 Gibraltar's sovereignty has time and again been puzzled. A strategic ownership overlooking Africa on the mouth of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar is the sufferer of either historical past and geography and remains to be the barometer of Anglo-Spanish relatives. Arguing that Gibraltar has performed a way more proactive function in negotiations than is believed, the publication describes the targets and activities of the Gibraltarians opposed to the broader map of Anglo-Spanish family.

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Environmental Security and Gender by Nicole Detraz

By Nicole Detraz

Over the previous twenty years students, policymakers, and the media have more and more famous the hyperlinks among either conventional and non-traditional safety matters and the altering of the worldwide surroundings. strategies comparable to 'environmental safeguard' and 'resource clash' were used to trace at those major linkages. whereas there was a great deal of scholarly paintings carried out that seeks to spot the ways in which actors hyperlink those thoughts, there was little exam of the intersection among methods to environmental safety and gender.

This e-book explores this intersection to supply an perception into the gendered nature of either international environmental politics and protection experiences. It examines how the problems of defense and the surroundings are associated with concept and perform, and the level to which gender informs those discussions. by means of adopting a feminist environmental safeguard discourse, this publication presents the most important redefinitions of key suggestions and gives new insights into the methods we comprehend security-environment connections. Case experiences assessment if, and the way, surroundings and defense discourses are getting used to appreciate quite a number environmental concerns, and the way a feminist environmental protection discourse contributes to our knowing of security-environment connections.

This multidisciplinary quantity attracts on literature from the environmental sciences, safeguard stories and sociology to spotlight the advanced human insecurities that frequently accompany environmental swap. As conceptualizations of defense proceed to shift and develop to incorporate environmental concerns and issues, it's central that gender informs the debate.

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Introduction to Geopolitics by Colin Flint

By Colin Flint

An advent to Geopolitics highlights in a concise, obtainable demeanour how geographic elements are very important in deciding upon no matter if tensions develop into conflicts and no matter if resolutions are only and durable or now not. the result's an realizing of geopolitics because the approach geography and its illustration enables the workout of energy and resistance in the direction of it. the method and suggestions version of geopolitical pressure, clash and determination constructions the booklet. for every of those 3 levels 4 geographic ideas might be mentioned: scale of governance; altering locations and areas; networks as opposed to states and assets. each one might be illustrated with a case learn. discussion containers can also be used to light up the various facets to a clash.

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The Political Economy of Scotland by Gregor Gall

By Gregor Gall

This rigorous research addresses the query of why Scottish staff seem to have a extra radical commercial social weather than the British mainland. examining a wealth of social records from Scotland, Wales, and militant areas of england, it really is concluded that whereas Scottish staff are not any varied than their opposite numbers within the remainder of Britain, the extra value of "the nationwide query" in Scotland exhibits that an elevated experience of nationwide id is the first this is why the rustic seems to have a extra radical aspect of view."

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Russian-Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasus: Alternative by Gary Hamburg, Thomas Sanders, Ernest Tucker

By Gary Hamburg, Thomas Sanders, Ernest Tucker

This ebook offers awesome texts - The Shining of Swords through Al-Qarakhi and a brand new translation for a latest readership of Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murat - illuminating the mountain struggle among the Muslim peoples of the Caucasus and the imperial Russian military from 1830 to 1859. The authors provide a whole statement at the quite a few highbrow and non secular contexts that formed the 2 texts and clarify the ancient importance of the Russian-Muslim disagreement. it truly is proven that the mountain conflict used to be a conflict of 2 cultures, non secular outlooks and diversified worlds. The publication presents a major heritage for the continued contest among Russia and indigenous humans for regulate of the Caucasus.

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Liminality and the Modern: Living Through the In-Between by Bjørn Thomassen

By Bjørn Thomassen

This e-book offers the heritage and family tree of an more and more vital topic: liminality. Coming to the fore in recent times in social and political concept and increasing past is unique use as constructed inside of anthropology, liminality has come to indicate areas and moments within which the taken-for-granted order of the realm ceases to exist and novel kinds emerge, usually in unpredictable methods. Liminality and the trendy deals a finished creation to this idea, discussing its improvement and laying out a conceptual and experiential framework for puzzling over switch by way of liminality. utilizing this framework to questions surrounding the implosion of 'non-spaces', the research of significant old classes and the learn of political revolution, the ebook additionally explores its attainable makes use of in social technological know-how learn and its implications for our figuring out of the uncertainty and contingency of the liquid constructions of contemporary society.Shedding new gentle on an idea imperative to social inspiration, in addition to its potential for pushing social and political idea in new instructions, this publication could be of curiosity to students around the social sciences and philosophy operating in fields resembling social, political and anthropological idea, cultural reviews, social and cultural geography, and historic anthropology and sociology.

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Handbook of Transport Strategy, Policy & Institutions, by Kenneth J Button, David A Hensher

By Kenneth J Button, David A Hensher

Privatisation, rules, deregulation, festival, investment, evaluate: those are all delivery coverage problems with nice present curiosity all over the world, within the public enviornment in addition to between researchers. In forty six chapters via said specialists on their subject matters, those and different facets of delivery coverage and making plans are addressed during this, the 6th "Handbook in Transport". The paintings is organised into sections overlaying: Institutional Settings and Markets; making plans views; Asset administration and investment; Regulatory concerns; overview Frameworks; and nationwide Studies.Within this part constitution this wide-ranging quantity embraces: the gathering of knowledge (and its transformation into information); the formation of coverage goals through executive (at all its assorted levels); the institution of institutional buildings to realize those objectives; the resourcing of those associations; the implementation of activities; and the policing and tracking of results. It employs various disciplinary views, together with economics, politics, legislation, actual making plans, psychology and engineering. will probably be of price to scholars, researchers, and practitioners forthcoming shipping from any of those views. "Edited by way of of the best figures in transportation learn and dissemination, those handbooks tend to develop into the fundamental reference paintings within the field." - DR John Preston, Diresctor, delivery reviews Unit, collage Of Oxford.

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Thinking Outside the Girl Box: Teaming Up with Resilient by Linda Spatig

By Linda Spatig

Thinking open air the lady Box is a real tale a few awesome formative years improvement software in rural West Virginia. in line with years of study with adolescent girls — and adults who dedicated their lives to operating with them — Thinking outdoor the woman Box unearths what's attainable whilst children are challenged to construct on their strengths, converse and be heard, and have interaction severely with their world.

Based on twelve years of box examine, the publication lines the lifetime of the Lincoln County women’ Resiliency application (GRP), a grassroots, neighborhood nonprofit geared toward assisting women determine strengths, develop into energetic determination makers, and suggest for social swap. within the past due Nineties and early 2000s, the GRP flourished. Its accomplishments have been awesome: ladies recorded their very own CDs, released poetry, carried out motion study, opened a coffeehouse, played an unique play, and held political rallies at West Virginia’s kingdom Capitol. The association received nationwide awards, and investment flowed in. this day, in 2013, the programming and association are nearly nonexistent.

Thinking open air the lady Box increases pointed questions on how to find effectiveness and luck in community-based courses and gives useful insights for a person operating with early life. Written in an available, attractive type and drawing on collaborative ethnographic study that the ladies themselves helped behavior, the publication tells the tale of an cutting edge application decided to problem the small, disempowering “boxes” women and girls are so usually anticipated to stay in.

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Place, Policy and Politics: Do Localities Matter? (Changing by Michael Harloe, C.G. Pickvance, John Urry

By Michael Harloe, C.G. Pickvance, John Urry

The prior ten years have visible neighborhood govt within the united kingdom dealing with significant demanding situations: to outlive within the face of Thatcher govt hostility, and to conform to greatly strong forces of financial restructuring that have additionally been inspired by means of executive rules. the most important points of those altering fortunes of British cities explored during this vital new ebook is the power of person localities to workout any keep an eye on over their very own progress and decline. position, coverage and Politics examines neighborhood political projects looking to impression fiscal and social improvement in seven sharply contrasting localities, starting from the outer council estates of Merseyside to the increase cities of Cheltenham and Swindon. all through their research, the participants, drawn from quite a lot of social technological know-how disciplines, tackle the important questions within the debate over neighborhood coverage projects, together with: * To what volume are localities in a position to harness developments within the nationwide and overseas economic system to supply jobs and a greater way of life for his or her population? * Why do neighborhood experts range of their capability to start up fiscal coverage? * To what quantity do nationwide city and different regulations inhibit or inspire their efforts? * How could relevant executive adjust its guidelines to facilitate the prospering of localities?

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