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September 17, 2009


- Citizenship: A Reality Far from Ideal

Edited by Andrew Kakabadse, professor of international management development, Cranfield University, Nada Kakabadse, visiting professor of business and management research, University Pantheon Assas, and Kalu N. Kalu, associate professor of political science, Auburn University. Palgrave Macmillan, £60.00. ISBN 9780230216662

This collection of nine essays examines the relationship between citizen and state, from a transnational analysis of the corrosive influence of wealth elites on the functioning of the state, to models of governance and contrasting philosophies of citizenship.


- Adventures of Perception: Cinema as Exploration

By Scott MacDonald, visiting professor of film history, Hamilton College. University of California Press, £44.95 and £20.95. ISBN 9780520258549 and 8563

MacDonald covers topics including race and avant-garde film, the political implications of the nature film, the inventive single-shot films of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and why men use pornography and what they are looking at when they do.


- Feminism and Voluntary Action: Eglantyne Jebb and Save the Children, 1876-1928

By Linda Mahood, associate professor of history, University of Guelph. Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00. ISBN 9780230525603

Feminism and Voluntary Action uses Jebb's life as a lens through which to view the role volunteering played in women's lives before and after the First World War.


- King Lear

By John Russell Brown, honorary professor of English, University College London. Palgrave Macmillan, £35.00 and £9.99. ISBN 9781403986887 and 6894

This introductory guide to King Lear in performance offers a scene-by-scene commentary, contextual documents, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key productions, a survey of film and TV adaptations, a sampling of critical opinion and annotated further reading.


- Nietzsche, Nihilism and the Philosophy of the Future

Edited by Jeffrey Metzger, assistant professor of philosophy, Cameron University. Continuum, £65.00. ISBN 9781847065568

These essays from an international team of contributors examine Friedrich Nietzsche's analysis of and response to contemporary nihilism.


- Personal Responsibility: Why It Matters

By Alexander Brown, teaching fellow in political theory, University College London. Continuum, £45.00 and £12.99. ISBN 9781847063984 and 3991

Brown explores the idea that individuals bear a special responsibility for the success or failure of their own lives by looking at theories, ideologies and opinion on the subject.

- Aesthetics and World Politics

By Roland Bleiker, professor of international relations, University of Queensland. Palgrave Macmillan, £57.50. ISBN 9781403989765

Bleiker presents an assessment of aesthetic insights into world politics and examines how they differ from traditional analyses.

- Princeton Readings in American Politics

Edited by Richard M. Valelly, Claude C. Smith '14 professor of political science, Swarthmore College. Princeton University Press, £62.00 and £30.95. ISBN 9780691124711 and 4728

This book brings together political science that has stood the test of time and recent cutting-edge analyses to acquaint students with what they need to make sense of American politics today.

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