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Anthropological Approaches to Political Behavior

Anthropological Approaches to Political Behavior

Contributions from Ethnology

The essays in this collection highlight theoretical issues surrounding concepts of power. These essayists argue that the only way to fully comprehend and analyze the complexities of power is to locate where the material, psychological, and social dimensions of political power are socially situated and reproduced.

Little Common Ground

Little Common Ground

Arab Agriculture and Jewish Settlement in Palestine, 1920-1948

Kamen examines the structure of Arab Palestine between the two world wars. He contrasts British and Israeli analyses against the real world social and economic conditions of rural Arab society, and the basis of its underlying conflict with Israel.

Hill Daughter

Hill Daughter

New and Selected Poems

Musically complex and intellectually sophisticated, Louise McNeill’s imagery and rhythms have their deepest sources in the West Virginia mountains where she was born in 1911 on a farm that has been in her family for nine generations. These are rooted poems, passionately concerned with stewardship of the land and with the various destructions of land and people that often come masked as “progress.”

Unequal Giants

Unequal Giants

Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Brazil, 1889-1930

In 1889 the Brazilian empire was overthrown in a military coup. The goodwill and assistance of the United States to the young republic of Brazil helped forge an alliance. But America’s apparently irresistible political and economic advances into Brazil were also hampered by disagreements-over naval armaments, reciprocity arrangements, the issue of coffee valorization, and in the 1920s over Brazil’s efforts to play an active role in the League of Nations at Geneva. The relationship proved to be unequal, with the United States gaining influence in Latin America, as the Brazilian elite’s ambitions and vanities were fed.

The Widening Spell of the Leaves

The Widening Spell of the Leaves

The result is a book of discursive meditations that will amply reward the reader. Part travelogue, part pilgrimage in which the shrines remain hidden until they are recognized later, Larry Levis’s startling and complex fifth book of poems is about the enslavement to desire for personal freedom, and the awareness of its price.

G. W. Leibniz’s Monadology

G. W. Leibniz’s Monadology

Nicholas Rescher accompanies the text of the Monadology section-by-section with relevant excerpts from some of Leibniz’s widely scattered discussions of the matters at issue. The result serves a dual purpose of providing a commentary of the Monadology by Leibniz himself, while at the same time supplying an exposition of his philosophy using the Monadology as an outline.

Weimar Prussia, 1925–1933

Weimar Prussia, 1925–1933

The Illusion of Strength

With the development of a strong parliamentary system, Orlow shows how close Prussia came to realizing its goal of lasting democracy for the entire Reich, and how far it fell when the Nazis took power.

The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat

The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat

Appraisals and Evidence

Thirteen scholars reexamine the provocative models of bureaucratic behavior developed by William A. Niskanen in his seminal book, Bureaucracy and Representative Government.

Liquid Paper

Liquid Paper

New and Selected Poems

Peter Meinke was a master of traditional poetic forms long before the current interest in “the new formalism.” His work is, in turn, witty, comic, sane, deeply moving, and always readable. Liquid Paper collects the best of his previously published poems from the late 1960s on with a generous selection of new work.

The Cultural Geography of Health Care

The Cultural Geography of Health Care

A clear, stimulating introduction to the relationship between the “hard” and “soft” sciences of medicine and cultural geography, as seen in many countries around the world. Gesler argues that medical systems must be seen in a social context in order to cut costs and provide effective treatment.

Arms for the Horn

Arms for the Horn

U.S. Security Policy in Ethiopia and Somalia, 1953–1991

Through massive documentation and extensive interviewing, Jeffrey A. Lefebvre explains what price the United States has paid for its relations with two weak and vulnerable arms recipients in the Horn of Africa.

The Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company

The Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company

A Romance of Millions

This book created a sensation when it appeared in 1903 and remains a striking insider’s narrative of the American steel industry in the late nineteenth century. Bridge was a fisthand witness to the confrontations of Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, the eventual sale of Carnegie Steel and the formation of U.S. Steel.

Politics within the State

Politics within the State

Elite Bureaucrats and Industrial Policy in Authoritarian Brazil

Ben Ross Schneider analyzes how Brazil’s bureaucracy of politics and personalism has effectively contributed to state-led industrialization in the post-1945 era.

Reluctant Partners

Reluctant Partners

Implementing Federal Policy

Constitutional principles divide authority between market and state and within the structure of the state itself. This diffusion of authority is valuable because it defends against the excesses of national government, causing federal policy initiatives to be more attuned to local jurisdictions, and creating a context in which free enterprise may flourish. However, this diffusion of authority weakens the control that federal officials enjoy over resources vital to the implementation of national policy. Reluctant Partners explores these problems and proposes strategies to reduce the impediments to cooperation and promote policy coordination. Drawing upon theories of regime development and cooperation, Stoker suggests the “implementation regime framework” to analyze the difficulties of realizing cooperation in the implementation process.

Kingdoms Come

Kingdoms Come

Examines the three main popular religions in Brazil-folk Catholicism, Protestant Pentecostalism, and Afro-Brazilian spiritism—to trace the contrasting patterns of acceptance or rejection of political paradigms within these three groups.

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