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A tiny spot on the earth

A tiny spot on the earth




Piet de Rooy

In this survey of the Dutch political culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Piet de Rooy reveals that the “polder model” often used to describe economic and social policymaking based on consensus is a myth. Instead, modern political culture in the Dutch Low Countries began with a revolution and is rife with rivalries among political and ideological factions. De Rooy argues that because of its extremely open economy, the country is vulnerable to external political, cultural, and economic pressures, and Dutch politics is a balancing act between profiting from international developments and maintaining sovereignty. The sudden rise of populism and Euroscepticism at the turn of the millennium, then, indicated a loss of this balance. Shining new light on the political culture of the Netherlands, this book provides insights into the polder model and the principles of pillarization in Dutch society.






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A tiny spot on the earth

A tiny spot on the earth




Piet de Rooy

In this survey of the Dutch political culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Piet de Rooy reveals that the “polder model” often used to describe economic and social policymaking based on consensus is a myth. Instead, modern political culture in the Dutch Low Countries began with a revolution and is rife with rivalries among political and ideological factions. De Rooy argues that because of its extremely open economy, the country is vulnerable to external political, cultural, and economic pressures, and Dutch politics is a balancing act between profiting from international developments and maintaining sovereignty. The sudden rise of populism and Euroscepticism at the turn of the millennium, then, indicated a loss of this balance. Shining new light on the political culture of the Netherlands, this book provides insights into the polder model and the principles of pillarization in Dutch society.

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Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century

Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century



Een toegankelijke en gedegen inleiding tot de Kaukasus

Deze bundel biedt een toegankelijke en gedegen inleiding tot de Kaukasus, een gebied dat deels bij Rusland hoort, maar ook drie onafhankelijke staten telt (Georgië, Armenië en Azerbeidzjan). De regio vormt een schakel tussen de Europese Unie, Rusland, Turkije en het Midden-Oosten. Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century belicht de etnische, etnografische, linguïstische en religieuze rijkdom van het gebied en biedt de benodigde achtergrondinformatie voor de huidige politieke situatie in het gebied. Een boek dat niet alleen een must-have is voor specialisten, maar ook zeer geschikt is als een eerste kennismaking met deze intrigerende regio. Dit boek is het eerste deel van de serie Amsterdam Contributions to the Study of the Caucasus, een initiatief van docenten van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam en de Universiteit van Amsterdam.






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German historians and the bombing of German cities

German historians and the bombing of German cities




Bas von Benda-Beckmann

Today, strategic aerial bombardments of urban areas that harm civilians, at times intentionally, are becoming increasingly common in global conflicts. This book reveals the history of these tactics as employed by nations that initiated aerial bombardments of civilians after World War I and during World War II. As one of the major symbols of German suffering, the Allied bombing left a strong imprint on German society. Bas von Benda-Beckmann explores how German historical accounts reflected debates on postwar identity and looks at whether the history of the air war forms a counternarrative against the idea of German collective guilt. Provocative and unflinching, this study offers a valuable contribution to German historiography.






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Myths about Russia

Myths about Russia




Vladimir Medinskiy

Russia’s rich history is full of secrets: there’s not another country in the world with so many skeletons in its closet. Vladimir Medinskiy’s new book offers the reader the opportunity to get better acquainted with some myths about Russia in an quick, easy and entertaining way. The book covers some of the most interesting, colourful and controversial debates in Russian history and the most popular myths about Russia: vodka and its role in some incredible adventures, Russia’s problems (apart from the roads and having too many fools), some lessons from the Bastille and the Civil War, the last testament of Peter the Great, amongst many others. In his book the author tackles some of the most pressing questions about Russia: whether you can trust Russians, the meaning of progress in Russian terms, who really won at the Battle of Borodino two hundred years ago, why Russians call Napoleon ‘the consummate liar’, and also whether Russians are the true originators of petrol, mobile phones and the cinema. Myths About Russia is Medinskiy’s original and humorous take on the subject: in this book, he diligently unravels the myths surrounding this vast and complex nation, picking them apart to uncover the truth about Russia and her fascinating history.






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Photography, modernity and the governed in late-colonial Ind

Photography, modernity and the governed in late-colonial Ind



The essays in this volume examine, from a historical perspective, how contested notions of modernity, civilization, and being governed were envisioned through photography in early twentieth-century Indonesia, a period when the Dutch colonial regime was implementing a liberal reform program known as the Ethical Policy. The contributors reveal how the camera evoked diverse, often contradictory modes of envisioning an ethically governed colony, one in which the very concepts of modernity and civilization were subject to dispute.






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The Lee Harvey Oswald files




Flip de Mey

Lawyer and forensic auditor Flip de Mey has for years studied the files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. His research, based on the original documents, led to a startling and ground-breaking theory, which he described in Cold Case Kennedy. In a follow-up to that bestseller, The LEE HARVEY OSWALD FILES, de Mey investigates exactly what part Oswald played in the Kennedy assassination. With the same attention to detail that enabled him to prove Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy, he examines the files and presents new information derived from unique photographs of Oswald's rifle and contact with two of Oswald's friends. De Mey's conclusion is unambiguous: Oswald could not have killed Kennedy. So who did, and why? Flip de Mey's answers to these questions are shrewd and supported by a multiplicity of arguments. He has once again made a valuable contribution to the literature on the twentieth century's most infamous murder.

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The modern humanities

The modern humanities



This comprehensive history of the humanities focuses on the modern period (1850-2000). The contributors, including Floris Cohen, Lorraine Daston and Ingrid Rowland, survey the rise of the humanities in interaction with the natural and social sciences, offering new perspectives on the interaction between disciplines in Europe and Asia and new insights generated by digital humanities.






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The pursuit of justice




Nathan Wise

The Pursuit of Justice is the first book to examine three separate instances of soldiers risking their lives during wartime to protest injustices being perpetrated by military authorities: within the United States Army during the American Civil War, the Australian Imperial Force during World War I, and the British Army during World War II. Nathan Wise explores the three events in detail and reveals how-despite the vast differences in military forces, wars, regions of the world, and eras-the soldiers involved all shared a common sense of justice and responded in remarkably similar ways.






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The Troubles in Northern Ireland and theories of social move



This volume seeks to move beyond structure and agency perspectives by suggesting that social movement theories are best suited to foster a perspective that entails 1) an actor-based approach to the Troubles; and 2) the contextualization of contentious politics, or how the contingent and ever-evolving political contexts/opportunities/threats shaped the trajectory of the Troubles. Recent social movement scholarship has proved to be particularly useful in situating the emergence, continuation, and demise of political violence within a larger context of multiple conflicts, in which radical contention is only one possible outcome. Social movement theories also avoid the essentialization of political groups as 'radical' or 'violent'; instead, they place all political actors participating to contention, from paramilitaries to state authorities, within their complex organizational fields, emphasizing their shifting strategies as they interact with each other and adapt to the political context.






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