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Machiavelli's Children
Leaders and Their Legacies in Italy and Japan
Richard J. Samuels
Two late-developing nations, Japan and Italy, similarly obsessed with achieving modernity and with joining the ranks of the great powers, have traveled parallel courses with very different national identities.



The Headless Republic
Sacrificial Violence in Modern French Thought
Jesse Goldhammer
In The Headless Republic, Jesse Goldhammer explores how the French revolutionaries retrieved a set of ideas about founding violence from the classical Romans and early Christians and incorporated it into postrevolutionary debates that echoed into the...



Defeat of Solidarity
Anger and Politics in Postcommunist Europe
David Ost
How did the fall of communism and the subsequent transition to capitalism in Eastern Europe affect the people who experienced it? And how did their anger affect the quality of the democratic systems that have emerged? Poland offers a...



The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe
This book demonstrates the importance of the credibility and the costs of accession conditionality for the adoption of EU rules in Central and Eastern Europe.



Blood on the Snow
The Killing of Olof Palme
Jan Bondeson, julia Bondeson
An investigative account of the still-unsolved assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, a major figure in world politics and an ardent opponent of apartheid, shot dead on the streets of Stockholm in February...



The Origins of Nonliberal Capitalism
Germany and Japan in Comparison
In this book, German sociologists and American and Japanese political scientists draw extensively on the work of economists and historians from their home countries, as well as from the United Kingdom and France.



Partisan Interventions
European Party Politics and Peace Enforcement in the Balkans
Brian C. Rathbun
Ideological differences among political parties result in consistently different understandings of the national interest, Brian C. Rathbun shows. These differences between parties are critical as major international events unfold. In the...



The Myth of Ethnic War
Serbia and Croatia in the 1990s
V. P. Gagnon
V. P. Gagnon Jr. believes that the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s were reactionary moves designed to thwart populations that were threatening the existing structures of political and economic power.



Domestic Budgets in a United Europe
Fiscal Governance from the End of Bretton Woods to EMU
Mark Hallerberg
Under European Monetary Union, member states lose the ability to steer their economies by manipulating monetary policy. Domestic Budgets in a United Europe, which explains the content, evolution, and effectiveness of fiscal institutions, will be the...



Democracy's Voices
Social Ties and the Quality of Public Life in Spain
Robert M. Fishman
Building on one of sociology's core ideas—that social ties can shape collective outcomes—Democracy's Voices shows that connections across class boundaries can remake public rhetoric and thus the quality of democratic life. Robert M. Fishman takes up...



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