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Modern Diplomacy in Practice
Modern Diplomacy in Practice

This textbook, the first comprehensive comparative study ever undertaken, surveys and compares the world’s ten largest diplomatic services: those of Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Chapters cover the distinctive histories and cultures of the services,...

Stress and Suffering at Work: The Role of Culture and Society
Stress and Suffering at Work: The Role of Culture and Society

This edited collection explores different strands of social constructionist theory and methods to provide a critique of the prevailing discourse of work stress, and introduces a radical new approach to conceptualizing suffering at work. Over the last three decades, stress and other forms of suffering at work...

Democracy Beyond Elections: Government Accountability in the Media Age (Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century)
Democracy Beyond Elections: Government Accountability in the Media Age (Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century)
This book provides the analytical framework for understanding the relationship between media scandals, executive accountability and the crisis of democracy. The empirical findings are based on an original database of 6000 media allegations and investigations in Russia, Germany and Bulgaria. Observations gained from the case studies are then...
The Discourse of Security: Language, Illiberalism and Governmentality (Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse)
The Discourse of Security: Language, Illiberalism and Governmentality (Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse)

This book explores how language constructs the meaning and praxis of security in the 21st century. Combining the latest critical theories in poststructuralist and political philosophy with discourse analysis techniques, it uses corpus tools to investigate four collections of documents harvested from national and...

30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Turns and Twists in Economies, Politics, and Societies in the Post-Communist Countries (Palgrave Studies in Economic History)
30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Turns and Twists in Economies, Politics, and Societies in the Post-Communist Countries (Palgrave Studies in Economic History)

The year 2019 marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall. This symbolic event led to German unification and the collapse of communist party rule in countries of the Soviet-led Eastern bloc. Since then, the post-communist countries of Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe have tied their post-communist transition to deep...

Reading Breath in Literature (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)
Reading Breath in Literature (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

This open access book presents five different approaches to reading breath in literature, in response to texts from a range of historical, geographical and cultural environments. Breath, for all its ubiquity in literary texts, has received little attention as a transhistorical literary device. Drawing together scholars of Medieval...

Muslim Volunteering in the West: Between Islamic Ethos and Citizenship (New Directions in Islam)
Muslim Volunteering in the West: Between Islamic Ethos and Citizenship (New Directions in Islam)

This edited volume explores various facets of Muslims’ civic engagement in Western post-secular societies, fundamentally challenging simplistic boundaries between Islamic ethical conduct and liberal-democratic norms and practice.

Bringing together scholars from sociology, anthropology, and Islamic theology, the...

Change Management in Transition Economies: Integrating Corporate Strategy, Structure and Culture
Change Management in Transition Economies: Integrating Corporate Strategy, Structure and Culture

Since the breakdown of the socialist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe, with their planned economies and lack of entrepreneurial freedom, a dramatic development of free markets and competitive enterprises in an extremely turbulent economic environment has been observed. One of these countries, Poland, can be regarded as a...

The Internet Society in China: A 2016 Report (Sociology, Media and Journalism in China)
The Internet Society in China: A 2016 Report (Sociology, Media and Journalism in China)

This book provides a cutting edge analysis of the rapid rise of China’s network society and reviews recent key developments within China’s internet economy, notably the concepts of “Lucky Money” and E-Business on Wechat, and Crowd-Funding Platforms. It focuses on drawing out the sociological impact of these...

Wellbeing, Resilience and Sustainability: The New Trinity of Governance (Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy)
Wellbeing, Resilience and Sustainability: The New Trinity of Governance (Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy)

Wellbeing, resilience and sustainability are three of the most popular ideas in current usage and are said to represent a much-needed paradigm shift in political and policy thinking. This book is unique in bringing the three concepts together as representing a new trinity of governance. Here we introduce some of the commonalities...

Communication, Interpreting and Language in Wartime: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Studies in Languages at War)
Communication, Interpreting and Language in Wartime: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Studies in Languages at War)

This edited book provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the topics of translation and cross-cultural communication in times of war and conflict. It examines the historical and contemporary experiences of interpreters in war and in war crimes trials, as well as considering policy issues in communication difficulties in war-related...

Open Source Leadership
Open Source Leadership
'Why do we have so many theories of leadership? Because none of them work very well all of the time. For 70 years we have spewed out content leadership theories. In the new digital world of the twenty-first century we need a new leadership theory. This is it! Open Source Leadership is a process theory ruled by attention, awareness, intention!and,...
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