Mapping the Cold War
nov21

Mapping the Cold War

Timothy Barney Mapping the Cold War Cartography and the Framing of America’s International Power In this fascinating history of Cold War cartography, Timothy Barney considers maps as central to the articulation of ideological tensions between American national interests and international aspirations. Barney argues that the borders, scales, projections, and other conventions of maps prescribed and constrained the means by which foreign...

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Soviet Soft Power in Poland
nov21

Soviet Soft Power in Poland

Patryk Babiracki Soviet Soft Power in Poland Culture and the Making of Stalin’s New Empire, 1943-1957 Concentrating on the formative years of the Cold War from 1943 to 1957, Patryk Babiracki reveals little-known Soviet efforts to build a postwar East European empire through culture. Babiracki argues that the Soviets involved in foreign cultural outreach tried to use “soft power” in order to galvanize broad support for the...

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Power and Legitimacy
nov08

Power and Legitimacy

Edited by Per-Arne Bodin, Stefan Hedlund, Elena Namli Power and Legitimacy – Challenges from Russia This book sheds new light on the continuing debate within political thought as to what constitutes power, and what distinguishes legitimate from illegitimate power. It does so by considering the experience of Russia, a polity where experiences of the legitimacy of power and the collapse of power offer a contrast to Western...

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Pratiques sociales et configurations locales dans les Balkans
nov04

Pratiques sociales et configurations locales dans les Balkans

Nebi Bardhoshi, Gilles de Rapper et Pierre Sintès (eds) Pratiques sociales et configurations locales dans les Balkans Les textes qui composent ce volume sont issus d’un colloque organisé à l’Université européenne de Tirana en septembre 2011. L’objectif de ce colloque était d’étudier les transformations qui ont affecté les sociétés du Sud-Est européen depuis la chute des régimes communistes, non pas d’un point géopolitique « par le...

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Dall’Impero asburgico alla Grande Romania
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Dall’Impero asburgico alla Grande Romania

Stefano Santoro Dall’Impero asburgico alla Grande Romania. Il nazionalismo romeno di Transilvania fra Ottocento e Novecento L’evoluzione del nazionalismo romeno di Transilvania dalla fine dell’Ottocento agli anni Trenta del Novecento: il testo esamina il pensiero e l’azione di politici e intellettuali che prima tentarono di preservare l’identità nazionale romena nel contesto dell’Impero asburgico e poi, con la costituzione della...

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Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States
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Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States

Maria Koinova Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo “Koinova . . . is interested in why ethnonationalist conflicts vary in the level of violence they generate, why violence at whatever level persists, and when and why things change for the better or the worse. To get at the answers, she explores three cases, similar in their characteristics but different in...

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