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April 15, 2010


- Management Theory in Action

By Eric H. Kessler, senior professor of management, Pace University. Palgrave Macmillan, £58.50. ISBN 9780230607583

Drawing on the accounts of former students who have used classroom-taught theories and skills in their jobs, Kessler considers how to bridge the divide between theory and practice.


- Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

By Michael J. Lannoo, professor, Indiana University School of Medicine. University of California Press, £16.95. ISBN 9780520264786

Lannoo seeks to show how Aldo Leopold and Ed Ricketts, who were contemporaries but who did not know each other, profoundly influenced conservation biology.


- A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

By M. Sukru Hanioglu, professor of near Eastern studies, Princeton University

Princeton University Press, £16.95. ISBN 9780691146171

Hanioglu presents an analysis of the Ottoman Empire's struggles to centralise in the midst of powerful opposition from external bodies. Examining the era's socio-economic changes, he argues that its history is essential in comprehending modern Turkey as well as the histories of Europe and the world.

- School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America's Favorite Welfare Program

By Susan Levine, professor of history, University of Illinois at Chicago. Princeton University Press, £16.95. ISBN 9780691146195

Tracing the development of school lunches in the US, Levine reflects on who decides what American children should be eating, what policies develop from those decisions and how these policies could be better implemented.

- Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol

By Kelly Lytle Hernandez, assistant professor of history, University of California, Los Angeles. University of California Press, £14.95. ISBN 9780520266414

Hernandez traces the development of the US Border Patrol from its beginnings in 1924 to its development into a large professional police force. Employing previously unseen records, she considers how it has translated a mandate for comprehensive migration control into policing only Mexicans.

- Indian Mobilities in the West, 1900-1947

By Shompa Lahiri, research fellow in the department of geography, Queen Mary, University of London. Palgrave Macmillan, £52.00. ISBN 9780230618206

Focusing on the lives of individual Indians, Lahiri examines their motives for moving within and across Europe and North America during the first half of the 20th century, providing new perspectives on transnational histories and geographies of mobility, gender, performance and embodiment.


- The Reception of Oscar Wilde in Europe

Edited by Stefano Evangelista, lecturer in English, University of Oxford. Continuum, £150.00. ISBN 9781847060051

This collection of essays traces the cultural impact of Oscar Wilde's work across Europe, from the earliest translations and performances of his works in the 1890s to the present day.


- Death in Classical Hollywood Cinema

By Boaz Hagin, lecturer in the department of film and television, Tel Aviv University. Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00. ISBN 9780230236226

Hagin carries out a philosophical examination of death as it is represented and problematised in Hollywood cinema of the classical era and in later mainstream films, looking at the Western, gangster, melodrama and war-film genres.


- Kantian Deeds

By Henrik Joker Bjerre, assistant professor of philosophy, University of Aarhus. Continuum, £65.00. ISBN 9781441137753

Drawing on both conservative and radical approaches to philosophy, Bjerre claims they must be read together as he seeks to provide a new understanding into the human capacity for morality.


- Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America

By Peter Schrag, visiting scholar, Institute for Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley. University of California Press, £18.95. ISBN 9780520259782

Schrag argues that nativism has long coloured US history. Pointing to the race-based arguments made for restricting immigrants in the past, he argues that these recurrent claims are still being used to inhibit immigration by Latinos and others.

- Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the 20th Century: What Difference did the Vote Make?

Edited by Esther Breitenbach, postdoctoral fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh; and Pat Thane, Leverhulme professor of contemporary British history, Institute of Historical Research. Continuum, £65.00. ISBN 9780826437495

This volume looks at key questions in the development of women's rights in Britain and Ireland, examining the continued under-representation of females in both political and public life.

- Evaluating Transnational NGOs: Legitimacy, Accountability, Representation

Edited by Jens Steffek, lecturer in political science, Jacobs University Bremen; and Kristina Hahn, research associate, University of Bremen, Germany. Palgrave Macmillan, £57.50. ISBN 9780230228719

Bringing together the work of academics and practitioners, this volume covers issues surrounding the accountability of non-governmental organisations to the public and discusses the potential for reform.

- Governing Risk: The IMF and Global Financial Crises

By Manuela Moschella, postdoctoral fellow, University of Trento. Palgrave Macmillan, £57.50. ISBN 9780230236875

Comparing the policies that the international community asked the International Monetary Fund to follow in the aftermath of the Mexican, Asian and sub-prime crises, Moschella traces the evolution of the international regulatory framework and offers an analysis of the politics of global financial reform.

- A Theory of Security Strategy for Our Time

By Shiping Tang, professor, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University. Palgrave Macmillan, £58.50. ISBN 9780230623132

Contributing to the ongoing debates within international relations, Tang looks at how society has evolved from offensive to defensive realism to argue that this is now an appropriate guide for modern-day security strategies.


- The Excellent Mrs Fry: Unlikely Heroine

By Anne Isba, honorary research fellow, University of Keele. Continuum, £25.00. ISBN 9781847250391

Isba's study into the Quaker social reformer investigates the ways in which she transformed the lives of prisoners, and makes the case that there is much to be learned about reform from Fry's endeavours.

- Global Ethics: An Introduction

By Kimberley Hutchings, professor of international relations, London School of Economics. Wiley, £50.00 and £14.99. ISBN 9780745636818 and 6825

This introductory guide seeks to provide students with an overview of key perspectives in the field, including areas such as the morality of state and non-state violence, the obligations of rich to poor in an increasingly globalised world, and the scope and nature of international human rights.

- Gender and Culture

By Anne Phillips, professor of political and gender theory, London School of Economics. Wiley, £50.00 and £15.99. ISBN 9780745647999 and 8002

This text sees Phillips reject the notion that "culture" justifies the oppression of women, and she questions the stereotypes that represent people from ethno-cultural minorities as being peculiarly resistant to accepting the idea of gender equality.

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