Collection : The Wilder House Series in Politics, History and Culture

Series editors: David Laitin and George Steinmetz

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Identity in Formation
The Russian-Speaking Populations in the New Abroad
David D. Laitin
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, nationality groups have claimed sovereignty in the new republics bearing their names. With the ascendance of these nationalities, Russian speakers living in the post-Soviet republics face a radical crisis of identity. That crisis is at the heart of David D. Laitin's book.



Making the Fascist Self
The Political Culture of Interwar Italy
Mabel Berezin
In her examination of the culture of Italian fascism, Mabel Berezin focuses on how Mussolini's regime consciously constructed a nonliberal public sphere to support its political...



Making the Fascist Self
The Political Culture of Interwar Italy
Mabel Berezin
In her examination of the culture of Italian fascism, Mabel Berezin focuses on how Mussolini's regime consciously constructed a nonliberal public sphere to support its political...



Bandits and Bureaucrats
The Ottoman Route to State Centralization
Karen Barkey
Why did the main challenge to the Ottoman state come not in peasant or elite rebellions, but in endemic banditry? Karen Barkey shows how Turkish strategies of incorporating peasants and rotating elites kept both groups dependent on the state, unable and unwilling to rebel. Bandits, formerly mercenary soldiers, were not interested in rebellion...



The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe
Stathis N. Kalyvas
Although dominant in West European politics for more than a century, Christian Democratic parties remain largely unexplored and little understood. An investigation of how political identities and parties form, this book considers the origins...



The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe
Stathis N. Kalyvas
Although dominant in West European politics for more than a century, Christian Democratic parties remain largely unexplored and little understood. An investigation of how political identities and parties form, this book considers the origins...



New Voices in the Nation
Women and the Greek Resistance, 1941–1964
Janet Hart



New Voices in the Nation
Women and the Greek Resistance, 1941–1964
Janet Hart



Unsettled States, Disputed Lands
Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank-Gaza
Ian S. Lustick



Gifts, Favors, and Banquets
The Art of Social Relationships in China
Mayfair Mei-hui Yang
An elaborate and pervasive set of practices, called guanxi, underlies everyday social relationships in contemporary China. Obtaining and changing job assignments, buying certain foods and consumer items, getting into good hospitals, buying train...



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