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  1. European Border Regions in Comparison

    Overcoming Nationalistic Aspects or Re-Nationalization?

    Edited by Katarzyna Stokłosa, Gerhard Besier

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern European History

    Borders exist in almost every sphere of life. Initially, borders were established in connection with kingdoms, regions, towns, villages and cities. With nation-building, they became important as a line separating two national states with different “national characteristics,” narratives and myths....

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Propaganda and Intelligence in the Cold War

    The NATO information service

    By Linda Risso

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    This book offers the first account of the foundation, organisation and activities of the NATO Information Service (NATIS) during the Cold War. During the Cold War, NATIS was pivotal in bringing national delegations together to discuss their security, information and intelligence concerns and, when...

    Published January 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Modern Middle East

    A Social and Cultural History, 3rd Edition

    By Ilan Pappé

    This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and gender histories of the region over its political and economic history. Distancing himself from more traditional modernising approaches, Ilan...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Remembering the Cold War

    Global Contest and National Stories

    By David Lowe, Tony Joel

    Series: Remembering the Modern World

    Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War’s blurred definition – it has neither a...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Italy and the Wider World

    1860-1960

    By R.J.B. Bosworth

    Richard Bosworth's overview of Italy's role in European and world politics from 1860 to 1960 is lively and iconclastic. Based on a combination of primary research and secondary material he examines Italian diplomacy, military power, commerce, culture, tourism and ideology. His account challenges...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective

    Conceptions, Conjunctures, Causes, and Consequences

    By Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning

    Series: Democratization Studies

    This book provides an introduction to democratic theory and empirical research on democracy and democratization. The book first examines conceptions of democracy from the origins in ancient Greece to the present day, then tracks when and where modern democracy has developed. On this basis, the book...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Iconography of Independence

    'Freedoms at Midnight'

    Edited by Robert Holland, Susan Williams, Terry Barringer

    This book explores the phenomenon of Independence Days. These rituals had complex meanings both in the territories concerned and in Britain as the imperial metropole, where they were extensively reported in the press. The text is concerned with the political management, associated rhetoric and...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Perpetrators, Accomplices and Victims in Twentieth-Century Politics

    Reckoning with the Past

    Edited by Anatoly M. Khazanov, Stanley Payne

    Series: Totalitarianism Movements and Political Religions

    These studies examine the ways in which succeeding democratic regimes have dealt with, or have ignored (and in several cases sugar-coated) an authoritarian or totalitarian past from 1943 to the present. They treat the relationship with democratization and the different ways in which collective...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Understanding European Movements

    New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest

    Edited by Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    European social movements have been central to European history, politics, society and culture, and have had a global reach and impact. Yet they have rarely been taken on their own terms in the English-language literature, considered rather as counterpoints to the US experience. This has been...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Making and Breaking of Soviet Lithuania

    Memory and Modernity in the Wake of War

    By Violeta Davoliūtė

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    Appearing on the world stage in 1918, Lithuania suffered numerous invasions, border changes and large scale population displacements.The successive occupations of Stalin in 1940 and Hitler in 1941, mass deportations to the Gulag and the elimination of the Jewish community in the Holocaust gave the...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge