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December 18, 2008

ART AND DESIGN

- Railways and the Western European Capitals

By Micheline Nilsen, assistant professor of art history, University of Indiana. Palgrave Macmillan, £45.00. ISBN 9780230607736

Nilsen looks at the effect of railways on London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin, focusing on each city as a case study for one aspect of implantation.

ECONOMICS

- Governing Global Derivatives: Challenges and Risks

By Chiara Oldani, lecturer in economics, University of Viterbo. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754674641

Oldani analyses the role of financial derivatives, the most important financial innovation of the past two decades, in a global dimension, focusing on their role from a macroeconomic point of view.

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

- The City: Critical Essays in Human Geography

Edited by Jacques Levy, professor of geography, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Ashgate, £155.00. ISBN 9780754628149

Drawing together a range of texts from philosophers, sociologists and economists as well as geographers and urban planners, this volume considers what kind of geography is required to bring fresh insight to this renewed field.

EDUCATION

- The Leicester University Counselling Programme 1978-2008

By Michael Jacobs, former head of counselling, and Sue Wheeler, head of counselling, University of Leicester. Vaughan Papers, £10.00. ISBN 9780901507099

This book aims to be essential reading for anyone interested in the design, development and delivery of university-level education and training in this subject.

HISTORY

- The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War

By Mustafa Aksakal, assistant professor of history, American University. Cambridge University Press, £55.00. ISBN 9780521880602

Employing previously unused sources including contemporary Ottoman books, journals and newspapers, Aksakal challenges the consensus over why the Ottoman Empire joined the First World War.

LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

- The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought

Edited by Raymond W. Gibbs Jr, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz. Cambridge University Press, £75.00 and £29.99. ISBN 9780521841061 and 600866

These essays, written by academics from a variety of disciplines, explore the significance of metaphor in language, thought, culture and artistic expression.

LAW

- Legal Principles in WTO Disputes

By Andrew D. Mitchell, senior fellow in law, University of Melbourne. Cambridge University Press, £60.00. ISBN 9780521873260

This book examines how the World Trade Organization interacts with public international law, allowing WTO and public international lawyers to see the connections between bodies of law that are sometimes compartmentalised.

- The Family, Law and Society: 5 Volume

Set Edited by Michael Freeman, professor of English law, University College London Ashgate, £580.00 ISBN 9780754628217

The Family, Law and Society aims to present, in a five volume collection, the most significant articles and papers in key aspects of family law from an international perspective.

- Deconstructing the Reconstruction: Human Rights and Rule of Law in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

Edited by Dina Francesca Haynes, associate professor of law, New England School of Law Ashgate, £65.00 ISBN 9780754674931

Bringing together a range of contributors from multiple countries, this interdisciplinary volume offers a unique field view of the rule of law and human rights reform in the reconciliation and reconstruction process.

- Essays on Levinas and Law

Edited by Desmond Manderson, Canada research chair in law and discourse, McGill University Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00 ISBN 9780230202375 Essays on Levinas and Law injects philosopher and Talmudic scholar Emannuel Levinas’ provocative thought into the heart of living law, and aims to radically change readers’ understanding of both.

LITERATURE

- Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain 1760-1830

By Penny Fielding, senior lecturer in English literature, University of Edinburgh. Cambridge University Press, £55.00. ISBN 9780521895149

Focusing on the relationship between England and Scotland and the interaction between history and geography, Fielding explores how Scottish literature in the Romantic period was shaped by the understanding of place and space.

PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

- Deleuze, Whitehead, Bergson: Rhizomatic Connections

Edited by Keith Robinson, associate professor of philosophy, University of South Dakota. Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00. ISBN 9780230517721

This is the first collection of essays to explore the significant connections between the theories of Gilles Deleuze, Alfred North Whitehead and Henri Bergson.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

- Integrated Pest Management

Edited by Edward B. Radcliffe, professor of entomology and William D.

Hutchinson, professor of entomology, both at the University of Minnesota Cambridge University Press, £80.00 and £35.00 ISBN 9780521875950 and 699310

This textbook covers a broad and comprehensive range of topics in integrated pest management, focused primarily on theory and concepts.

- Cognitive Adaptation: A Pragmatist Perspective

By Jay Schulkin, research professor in physiology and biophysics, Georgetown University Cambridge University Press, £45.00 ISBN 9780521517911

Cognitive Adaptation argues that there is a fundamental link between cognitive/neural systems and evolution that underlies human activity and uses an investigative approach to demonstrate the line between nature and culture, science and the humanities.

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

- The New Asian Innovation Dynamics

Edited by Govindan Parayil, professor at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo and Anthony P. D’Costa, professor in Indian studies, Copenhagen Business School Palgrave Macmillan, £60.00 ISBN 9780230209459

This volume identifies the emerging dynamics in the broader areas of science and technology in China and India by identifying the principal forces and actors at work that shape the new global division of labour in the internationalisation of technology and innovation.

- Network: Theorizing Knowledge Work in Telecommunications

By Clay Spinuzzi, associate professor of rhetoric, University of Texas at Austin Cambridge University Press, £45.00 ISBN 9780521895040

Spinuzzi draws on two warring theories of work activity – activity theory and actor-network theory – to examine the networks of activity that make a telecommunications company work and thrive.

HISTORY

- Bureaucracy and the State in Early China: Governing the Western Zhou

By Li Feng, assistant professor of East Asian languages, Columbia University Cambridge University Press, £65.00 ISBN 9780521884471

This book explores and interprets the origins and operational characteristics of bureaucracy on the basis of the inscriptions of royal edicts on bronze vessels, many of which have been discovered in recent archaeological explorations.

- Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe’s Twentieth Century

By Dagmar Herzog, professor of history and Daniel Rose faculty scholar at the Graduate Centre, City University of New York Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00 ISBN 9780230542532

Tracing the arc of sexual violence coursing through Europe’s 20th century from the Armenian genocide through Auschwitz and Algeria to Bosnia, this pathbreaking volume expands military history to include the realm of sexuality for both soldiers and civilians, both during war and in its aftermath.

- Gender, Labour, War and Empire

Edited by Philippa Levine, lecturer in history, University of Southern California and Susan R. Grayzel, lecturer in history, University of Mississippi Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00 ISBN 9780230521193

This is a collection of original essays by a lively mix of scholars interested in the cultures of 19th and 20th-century Britain. Topics range from prostitution and early 19th-century slavery to responses to interracial marriage in the postwar era.

LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

- Audiovisual Translation: Language Transfer On Screen

Edited by Jorge Díaz Cintas, senior lecturer in audio-visual translation, Imperial College London, and Gunilla Anderman, former professor of translation studies, University of Surrey Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00 ISBN 9780230019966

This edited volume introduces the reader to the fascinating subject of translating films and other audiovisual programmes for the television, the cinema, the internet and the stage, and the problems the differences between cultures can cause.

LAW

- The Family, Law and Society: 5 Volume

Set Edited by Michael Freeman, professor of English law, University College London Ashgate, £580.00 ISBN 9780754628217

The Family, Law and Society aims to present, in a five volume collection, the most significant articles and papers in key aspects of family law from an international perspective.

- Deconstructing the Reconstruction: Human Rights and Rule of Law in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

Edited by Dina Francesca Haynes, associate professor of law, New England School of Law Ashgate, £65.00 ISBN 9780754674931

Bringing together a range of contributors from multiple countries, this interdisciplinary volume offers a unique field view of the rule of law and human rights reform in the reconciliation and reconstruction process.

- Essays on Levinas and Law

Edited by Desmond Manderson, Canada research chair in law and discourse, McGill University Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00 ISBN 9780230202375

Essays on Levinas and Law injects philosopher and Talmudic scholar Emannuel Levinas’ provocative thought into the heart of living law, and aims to radically change readers’ understanding of both.

MEDICINE

- A Short History of the Drug Receptor Concept

By Cay-Rüdiger Prüll, senior lecturer in the history of medicine, University of Freiburg, Andreas-Holger Maehle, professor of the history of medicine and medical ethics, Durham University, and Robert Francis Halliwell, professor of neuropharmacology, University of the Pacific Palgrave Macmillan, £45.00 ISBN 9780230554153

This book addresses the people and the key discoveries that led to the development of the receptor concept and its impact on 20th-century medicine, revealing that these successes were not foreseeable, since chance, coincidence and other factors played important roles.

POLITICS

- A Cultural Theory of International Relations

By Richard Ned Lebow, James O. Freedman Presidential professor of government, Dartmouth College Cambridge University Press, £60.00 and £21.99 ISBN 9780521871365 and 691888

Lebow introduces his own constructivist theory of political order and international relations based on theories of motives and identity formation drawn from the ancient Greeks.

- Conflict, Negotiation and European Union Enlargement

By Christina J. Schneider, postdoctoral research assistant, Centre for Globalization and Government, Princeton University Cambridge University Press, £50.00 ISBN 9780521514811

Combining political economy logic with statistical and case study analyses, Schneider argues that the dominant theories of EU enlargement ignore how EU members and applicant states negotiate the distribution of enlargement benefits and costs.

- Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy

By Yoichiro Sato, associate professor of politics, Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies and Keiko Hirata, assistant professor of politics, California State University Palgrave Macmillan, £40.00 ISBN 9781403984487

This volume puts forth a theoretical and empirical analysis of Japanese foreign policy. It explains the impact of norms on Japan’s foreign policy behaviour, drawing on three major paradigms of international relations

SCHOLARSHIP: CONSTRUCTIVISM, REALISM, AND LIBERALISM.

- Theorising International Society

Edited by Cornelia Navari, professor in international affairs, University of Buckingham Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00 ISBN 9780230547155

The original English School thinkers were not overly-reflective about their methods, rather assuming they were transparent. This volume seeks to rectify this omission, via contributions from the major English School theorists writing today.

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