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After the Peace
Loyalist Paramilitaries in Post-Accord Northern Ireland
Carolyn Gallaher
After the Peace brings the story of Loyalist paramilitaries up to date and sheds light on the residual violence that persists in the post-accord...



The Anxiety of Freedom
Imagination and Individuality in Locke's Political Thought
Uday Singh Mehta
The enduring appeal of liberalism lies in its commitment to the idea that human beings have a "natural" potential to live as free and equal individuals. The realization of this potential, however, is not a matter of nature, but requires that people be molded by a complex constellation of political and educational institutions. In this eloquent...



Brutality in an Age of Human Rights
Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire
Brian Drohan
In Brutality in an Age of Human Rights, Brian Drohan demonstrates that British officials’ choices concerning counterinsurgency methods have long been deeply influenced or even redirected by the work of human rights activists. To reveal how that influence was manifested by military policies and practices, Drohan examines three British...



Embryo Politics
Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies
Thomas Banchoff
A comprehensive overview of political struggles about embryo research over four decades in four countries.



The English Constitution
Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot was one of the great political journalists of his—or indeed of any—age. Woodrow Wilson called his approach a "fresh and original method which has made the British system much ore intelligible to ordinary men than it was before." For...



Governments, Markets, and Growth
Financial Systems and Politics of Industrial Change
John Zysman
Zysman demonstrates that there is a direct relationship between a nation's financial system and its government's ability to restart the growth...



Money Rules
The New Politics of Finance in Britain and Japan
Henry Laurence
Henry Laurence traces financial market reform in Britain and Japan over the last two decades, charting the movement of the Anglo-Saxon and Japanese styles of capitalism toward a new, hybrid form of economic organization. He explains what these two...



Political and Legal Perspectives
Political and Legal Perspectives highlights the impact of political change, or "democratization," on religious reform in Northern Europe.



The Sources of Democratic Consolidation
Gerard Alexander
Why did precarious and collapsed democracies in Europe develop into highly stable democracies? Gerard Alexander offers a rational choice theory of democratic consolidation in a survey of the breakdowns of and transitions to democratic institutions...



Union Voices
Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing
Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, Edmund Heery
This book evaluates how British labor unions fared in the political and institutional context created by Great Britain's New Labour government between 1997 and 2010.



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