The Wilder House Series in Politics, History and Culture

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  1. Moral Aspects of Economic Growth, and Other Essays
    Barrington Moore, Jr., one of the most distinguished thinkers in critical theory and historical sociology, was long concerned with the prospects for freedom and decency in industrial society. The product of decades of reflection... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2018
    Paperback | £9.99
  2. Hausaland Divided
    How have different forms of colonialism shaped societies and their politics? William F. S. Miles focuses on the Hausa-speaking people of West Africa whose land is still split by an arbitrary boundary established by Great Britain... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2018
    Paperback | £23.99
  3. The Familial State
    The seventeenth century was called the Dutch Golden Age. Over the course of eighty years, the tiny United Provinces of the Netherlands overthrew Spanish rule and became Europe's dominant power. Eventually, though, Dutch hegemony... Learn More
    Published: 19th September 2005
    Hardback | £41.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  4. The Affirmative Action Empire
    The Soviet Union was the first of Europe's multiethnic states to confront the rising tide of nationalism by systematically promoting the national consciousness of its ethnic minorities and establishing for them many of the institutional... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2001
    Paperback | £24.99
  5. Democracy in Translation
    Frederic C. Schaffer challenges the assumption often made by American scholars that democracy has been achieved in foreign countries when criteria such as free elections are met. Elections, he argues, often have cultural underpinnings... Learn More
    Published: 18th July 2000
    Paperback | £19.99
  6. Democracy, Revolution, and History
    The work of Barrington Moore, Jr., is one of the landmarks of modern social science. A distinguished roster of contributors here discusses the influence of his best-known work, Social Origins of Dictatorship and...... Learn More
    Published: 23rd July 1999
    Paperback | £33.00
  7. State/Culture
    What impact does culture have on state-formation and public policy? How do states affect national and local cultures? How is the ongoing cultural turn in theory reshaping our understanding of the Western and modernizing states,... Learn More
    Published: 4th June 1999
    Paperback | £23.99
  8. Identity in Formation
    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, nationality groups have claimed sovereignty in the new republics bearing their names. With the ascendance of these nationalities, Russian speakers living in the post-Soviet republics face... Learn More
    Published: 11th June 1998
    Paperback | £28.99
  9. Making the Fascist Self
    In her examination of the culture of Italian fascism, Mabel Berezin focuses on how Mussolini's regime consciously constructed a nonliberal public sphere to support its political...... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 1997
    Paperback | £24.99
  10. Bandits and Bureaucrats
    Why did the main challenge to the Ottoman state come not in peasant or elite rebellions, but in endemic banditry? Karen Barkey shows how Turkish strategies of incorporating peasants and rotating elites kept both groups dependent... Learn More
    Published: 12th December 1996
    Paperback | £21.99
  11. The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe
    Although dominant in West European politics for more than a century, Christian Democratic parties remain largely unexplored and little understood. An investigation of how political identities and parties form, this book considers... Learn More
    Published: 29th August 1996
    Paperback | £22.99
  12. Gifts, Favors, and Banquets
    An elaborate and pervasive set of practices, called guanxi, underlies everyday social relationships in contemporary China. Obtaining and changing job assignments, buying certain foods and consumer items, getting into good hospitals,... Learn More
    Published: 16th August 1994
    Paperback | £20.99
  13. Language and Power
    In this lively book, Benedict R. O'G Anderson explores the cultural and political contradictions that have arisen from two critical facts in Indonesian history—that while the Indonesian nation is young, the Indonesian state... Learn More
    Published: 11th December 1990
    Paperback | £31.00