Studies in Human Society
Edited by Henri J.M. Claessen, Leiden University, and Jarich G. Oosten, Leiden University
In this volume the role of ideology in the emergency of early states is discussed by an international group of specialists. The book is of interest to all those concerned with the complex interaction of ideological and political developments.
Ronald M. Glassman
This volume presents an in-depth study of the commercial middle class and its link with legal-democratic processes. The material presented is critical for understanding both the future of democracy, and its past.
Donald V. Kurtz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Contradictions in an Indian university's caste, institutional and regional structures have impelled scholars as political agents to conflict for over forty years. This work demonstrates the value of a subject oriented dialectical political anthropology for analyzing political conflict and ...
Edited by Peter J.M. Nas, Leiden University
This volume consists of twenty articles on the symbols and images of Third World cities, such as Jakarta, Padang, Bangkok, Beijing, Baghdad, Kathmandu, Lucknow, Francistown, Vitoria and Buenos Aires. It provides fascinating new information on a neglected phenomenon in urban studies.
Brian Z. Tamanaha, University of Amsterdam
Examines law in Micronesia through a focus on the meaningful actions and understandings of legal actors and non-legal actors. It addresses subjects which range from the nature of legal thinking to the autonomy of law.
Edited by Greg Guldin and Aidan Southall
This book is based on the papers that were presented at the First International Urban Anthropology Conference, which was opened in Beijing on December 28, 1989. It contains twenty-two papers and six introductory contributions, dealing with the following subjects: 'Comparative Urbanism: Socialist ...
Simon Simonse, Sriwijaya University, Palembang, Indonesia
A comparative study of the political organization of five Eastern Nilotic peoples based on field work and written sources, analyzed in the light of Rene Girard's victimary anthropology. Regicide (several recent case studies) appears as a logical and necessary practice in these political systems ...
Edited by S.N. Eisenstadt
Presents a colloquium of scholars on the present state of democracy in many parts of the globe, in both developed and developing countries. Where does it stand firm, and where is it on shifting ground? What are the conditions necessary for the consolidation of democracy — and more.
Edited by S.N. Eisenstadt, M. Abitbol and N. Chazan
The essays in this volume are the product of an interdisciplinary research seminar on “The Early State in Africa”, conducted during the 1979-1980 academic year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This seminar was one of a series of seminars on comparative civilizations. The participants ...
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