BOOKS RECEIVED:  Olga Demetriou, “Capricious Borders: Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct Between Greece and Turkey” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Borders of states, borders of citizenship, borders of exclusion. As the lines drawn on international treaty maps become ditches in the ground and roaming barriers in the air, a complex state apparatus is set… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen M. Maurer, “Self-Governance in Science: Community-Based Strategies for Managing Dangerous Knowledge” (Cambridge UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Commercial and academic communities use private rules to regulate everything from labor conditions to biological weapons. This self-governance is vital in the twenty-first century, where private science and technology networks cross so many borders… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: J. Michael Hogan, et al, eds., “Speech and Debate as Civic Education” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In an era increasingly marked by polarized and unproductive political debates, this volume makes the case for a renewed emphasis on teaching speech and debate, both in and outside of the classroom. Speech and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Keith Hart, ed., “Economy for and Against Democracy” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Political constitutions alone do not guarantee democracy; a degree of economic equality is also essential. Yet contemporary economies, dominated as they are by global finance and political rent-seekers, often block the realization of democracy.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christian Wicke, “Helmut Kohl’s Quest for Normality: His Representation of the German Nation and Himself ” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley During his political career, Helmut Kohl used his own life story to promote a normalization of German nationalism and to overcome the stigma of the Nazi period. In the context of the cold war… Read More
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