- Firms' Objectives and Internal Organisation in a Global Economy: Positive and Normative Analysis
Edited by Luca Lambertini, professor of economics, University of Bologna. Palgrave Macmillan, £60.00. ISBN 97802302293
This book examines firms' objectives in the comparatively new perspective shaped by globalisation. The positive and normative aspects of theoretical analysis are developed and complemented by empirical studies.
- International Organizations and Lifelong Learning: From Global Agendas to Policy Diffusion
By Anja P. Jakobi, senior researcher, TranState Research Centre, University of Bremen. Palgrave Macmillan, £57.50. ISBN 9780230579361
Jakobi aims to show how international organisations have promoted the idea of lifelong learning and disseminated the need for it to countries all over the world. As a consequence of their activity, lifelong learning has become a central element of modern education policy.
- Women on the Edge: Twelve Political Film Practices
By Sharon Lin Tay, senior lecturer in film studies, Middlesex University. Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00. ISBN 9780230217768
Moving on from the 1970s feminist adage that the personal is political, Tay argues that contemporary women's cinema must exceed the personal to be politically relevant and ethically cogent.
- Studies on Medieval Liturgical and Legal Manuscripts from Spain and Southern Italy
By Roger E. Reynolds, senior fellow in medieval law and liturgy, University of Toronto. Ashgate, £75.00. ISBN 9780754659976
The articles in this volume seek to demonstrate the continued exchange of the distinctive customs between the Iberian Peninsula and southern Italian cultures from the very early Middle Ages through to the 12th century.
- J. M. Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorship
By Jane Poyner, lecturer in post-colonial literature and theory, University of Exeter. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754654629
Poyner examines Coetzee's line of author-narrators to trace how he rehearses and revises his understanding of intellectual practice at a time of seismic change in South Africa.
- Jean Cras, Polymath of Music and Letters
By Paul-Andre Bempechat, affiliate scholar, Centre for European Studies, Harvard University. Ashgate, £45.00. ISBN 9780754606833
Bempechat chronicles the life and impact of Jean Cras, a war hero, scientist and philosopher who was also a highly esteemed composer. The book situates the composer as a missing link between the French post-Romantic generation of composers and the Impressionists.
- Ricoeur, Hermeneutics, and Globalization
By Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Amos Anderson professor of philosophy, culture and management, Abo Akademi University. Continuum, £45.00. ISBN 9781441164308
Kristensson Uggla explores the philosophical resources provided by Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutics in dealing with the challenges of a world framed by globalisation.
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
- Quantum Physics: A Fundamental Approach to Modern Physics
By John S. Townsend, Susan and Bruce Worster professor of physics, Harvey Mudd College. Palgrave Macmillan, £48.99. ISBN 97818913896
From single-photon interference to the application of quantum mechanics to nuclear physics, Townsend offers a picture of how the world works and explores how quantum mechanics can help to explain it.