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Thomas Scheffer, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
This book explores the working of law and lawyers down to their very details and minituae.
Edited by Leonardo Morlino, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Florence and Gianluigi Palombella, Università di Parma and New York University
Through a reappraisal of rule of law and democracy the contributors provide for a fresh set of inquiries, from the State, consolidated and transitional democracies, to interstate, European and global scenarios. They converge in tackling empirical and normative questions, and suggest further ...
Edited by Ute Hüsken
This volume investigates the implications of breaking ritual rules, of failed performances and of the extinction of ritual systems. The essays thus break new ground in the comparative analysis of rituals and introduce new perspectives to ritual studies.
Edited by Thomas Scheffer, Humboldt University Berlin and Jörg Niewöhner, Humboldt University Berlin
In ethnographic inquiry, comparing is fraught with difficulties, never complete and often fails. Yet it remains a strangely productive mode of working. Thick comparison develops and reflects on the production of comparability as a fruitful process in ethnographic research.
Imtiaz Hussain, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
A comparative study is made of how conflict-terminating negotiations led to maiden democratic elections in Afghanistan and Iraq, pointing various thresholds out through specific chapters, invoking negotiations theories/stages to deepen interpretations, and prospecting the Bush Doctrine's future ...
Edited by Heinrich Best, University of Jena, Germany and John Higley, University of Texas
This book reconsiders Joseph Schumpeter's democratic elitism in light of the directions that recent theories of democracy have taken, and it analyzes democratic elitism's workings in western and eastern European states early in the 21st century.
David Sciulli, Texas A&M University
The sociology of professions has come full circle, leaving behind Parsons, his critics, and two generations of received wisdom. David Sciulli demonstrates compellingly that the sociology of professions advances the comparative study of civil society, democracy and rule of law.
Edited by Masamichi Sasaki, Chuo University, Tokyo
This book is a collection of notable papers from the first six volumes of the journal "Comparative Sociology." Its content represents leading-edge and contemporarily astute analyses in the burgeoning science of comparative sociology, especially relevant to a globalizing world in transition.
S.J.H. Rietjens, Netherlands Defence Academy
Taking a business alliance approach, this book analyses civil-military cooperation processes in Kosovo, Kabul and the Afghan province Baghlan. It identifies the phases in these processes, highlights main factors and proposes a framework for evaluating the quality of civil-military cooperation.
Edited by Masamichi Sasaki, Chuo University, Japan
Elites come in many forms, as reflected by this collection. From overview to comparative studies in diverse contexts, this work is both historical and contemporary, encompassing case studies of elite individuals as well as elites in nations and political environments.
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