Barn Owls: Evolution and Ecology

Barn Owls: Evolution and Ecology

Accessible and beautifully illustrated, this book collates global scientific research on the evolution, ecology and behaviour of barn owls and their relatives into a single volume. For researchers in ornithology, animal behaviour, ecology, conservation biology and evolutionary biology, it will also appeal to amateurs interested in barn owls. Author : Alexandre Roulin Publisher : Cambridge … Read more

Rousseau, Law and the Sovereignty of the People

Together with Plato s Republic, Jean-Jacques Rousseau s Social Contract is regarded as one of the most original examples of utopian political engineering in the history of ideas. Similar to the Republic, Rousseau s masterwork is better known today for its author s idiosyncratic view of political justice than its lessons on lawmaking or governance … Read more

Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes

Constitutions in authoritarian regimes are often denigrated as meaningless exercises in political theater. Yet the burgeoning literature on authoritarian regimes more broadly has produced a wealth of insights into particular institutions such as legislatures, courts and elections; into regime practices such as co-optation and repression; and into non-democratic sources of accountability. In this vein, this … Read more

Institutional Bypasses: A Strategy to Promote Reforms for Development

Institutional Bypasses: A Strategy to Promote Reforms for Development

Institutional bypass is a reform strategy that creates alternative institutional regimes to give citizens a choice of service provider and create a form of competition between the dominant institution and the institutional bypass. While novel in the academic literature, the concept captures practices already being used in developing countries. In this illuminating book, Mariana Mota … Read more

Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of our Sun

Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of our Sun

An authoritative and readable introduction to the Sun, our nearest star, from two experienced astronomers, for general science readers. Author : Leon Golub; Jay M. Pasachoff Publisher : Cambridge University Press Year : 2014 Pages : 330 Series : Volume Info : Edition : ISBN : None Download : Download

Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus

Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus

Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus, a book-length investigation of this topic, challenges the conventional scholarly view that first-century Galilee was thoroughly Hellenised. Examining architecture, inscriptions, coins and art from Alexander the Great’s conquest until the early fourth century CE, Chancey argues that the extent of Greco-Roman culture in the time of Jesus has … Read more

Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber

Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber

For eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors such as Burke, Constant, and Mill, a powerful representative assembly that freely deliberated and controlled the executive was the dening institution of a liberal state. Yet these gures also feared that representative assemblies were susceptible to usurpation, gridlock, and corruption. Parliamentarism was their answer to this dilemma: a constitutional model … Read more

The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

Abdallah Azzam, the Palestinian cleric who led the mobilization of Arab fighters to Afghanistan in the 1980s, played a crucial role in the internationalization of the jihadi movement. Killed in mysterious circumstances in 1989 in Peshawar, Pakistan, he remains one of the most influential jihadi ideologues of all time. Here, in the first in-depth biography … Read more

Hind Swaraj and Other Writings

Hind Swaraj and Other Writings

Hind Swaraj is Mahatma Gandhi’s fundamental work. Not only is it key to understanding his life and thoughts, but also the politics of South Asia in the first half of the twentieth century. Celebrating 100 years since Hind Swaraj was first published in a newspaper, this centenary edition includes a new Preface and Editor’s Introduction, … Read more