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The Impossible Border
Germany and the East, 1914–1922
Annemarie H. Sammartino
"An important and fascinating study of the history of migration across Weimar Germany's eastern border that addresses a number of key aspects of the history of Weimar Germany."—Richard Bessel, University of...



Privatizing Water
Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis
Karen Bakker
This book critically examines a range of issues, including the transnational struggle over the human right to water, the "commons" as a water supply management strategy, and the environmental dimensions of water privatization.



The Nature of New York
An Environmental History of the Empire State
David Stradling
Stradling shows how New York's varied landscape and abundant resources have played a fundamental role in shaping the state's culture and economy. Simultaneously, he underscores the extent to which New Yorkers have changed the landscape of the state.



Power in Coalition
Strategies for Strong Unions and Social Change
Amanda Tattersall
Tattersall argues that coalition success must be measured by two criteria: whether campaigns produce social change and whether they sustain organizational strength. The book contributes new, practical frameworks and insights to guide unions globally.



A Community of Europeans?
Transnational Identities and Public Spheres
Thomas Risse
Thomas Risse evaluates the state of the art about European identity and European public spheres, arguing that integration has had profound and long-term effects on the citizens of EU countries.



Red to Green
Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia
Laura A. Henry
Red to Green is an organizational analysis of popular environmental mobilization that addresses the continuing role of the Soviet legacy, the influence of transnational actors, and the relevance of social mobilization theory to the Russian case.



Taming the Disorderly City
The Spatial Landscape of Johannesburg after Apartheid
Martin J. Murray
In postapartheid Johannesburg, tensions of race and class manifest themselves starkly in struggles over "rights to the city." Real-estate developers and the very poor fight for control of space as the municipal administration steps aside...



Taking Southeast Asia to Market
Commodities, Nature, and People in the Neoliberal Age
Recent changes in the global economy and in Southeast Asian national political economies have led to new forms of commodity production and new commodities. Using insights from political economy and commodity studies, the essays in Taking...



Corporate Wasteland
The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization
Steven High, David W. Lewis
Deindustrialization is not simply an economic process, but a social and cultural one as well. The rusting detritus of our industrial past—the wrecked hulks of factories, abandoned machinery too large to remove, and now-useless infrastructures—has for...



The Conquest of a Continent
Siberia and the Russians
Bruce Lincoln
"In The Conquest of a Continent, the historian W. Bruce Lincoln details Siberia's role in Russian history, one remarkably similar to that of the frontier in the development of the United States. . . . It is a big, panoramic book, in keeping with the...



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