The Hellenistic Stoa: Political Thought and Action (BCs)

English | 2011 | ISBN: 1853997471 | 256 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

Stoicism, which came to be closely identified with the Roman establishment, began as a radical doctrine. Indeed Zeno, the first Stoic (335-263Bc), embarrassed his Roman successors by advocating the abolition of money, private property and marriage. How did this change come about? Dr Erskine pieces together the evidence f

Reforming Civil-Military Relations in New Democracies: Democratic Control and Military Effectiveness in Comparative Perspectives

English | PDF | 2017 | 232 Pages | ISBN : 3319531883 | 2.87 MB

This book addresses the challenge of reforming defense and military policy-making in newly democratized nations.
By tracing the development of civil-military relations in various new democracies from a comparative perspective, it links two bodies of scholarship that thus far have remained largely separate: the

Governing Soviet Journalism: The Press and the Socialist Person after Stalin

English | 2005 | ISBN: 0253345898 | 272 Pages | PDF | 3.22 MB

The Soviet project of creating a new culture and society entailed a plan for the modeling of "new" persons who embodied and fulfilled the promise of socialism, and this vision was expressed in the institutions of government. Using archival sources, essays, and interviews with journalists, Thomas C. Wolfe prov

Migrant Men: Critical Studies Of Masculinities And The Migration Experience


This edited volume contributes an important collection of chapters to the growing theoretical and empirical work being undertaken at the international level on men and migration. The chapters presented here focus on what we might call ‘migratory masculinities': the experiences men have of masculinity upon immigration into another national, ethnic, and cultural context.

Galapagos At The Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, And Creationists Battle For Darwin's Cradle Of Evolution


As eloquent as it is alarming, Carol Ann Bassett’s portrait of today’s Galápagos depicts a deadly collision of economics, politics, and the environment that may destroy one of the world’s last Edens.

For millions, the Galápagos Islands represent nature at its most unspoiled, an inviolate place famed for its rare flora and fauna. But soon today’s 30,000 hu

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Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen

English | 2002 | ISBN: 0292747233 | 246 Pages | PDF | 23.75 MB

The struggle to forge a collective national identity at the expense of competing plural identities has preoccupied Israeli society since the founding of the state of Israel. In this book, Yosefa Loshitzky explores how major Israeli films of the 1980s and 1990s have contributed significantly to the process of identity