Purdy draws on the work of Kurt Vonnegut, Vladimir Nabokov, Alain Robbe-Grillet, GŸnter Grass, Samuel Becket, and Eugene Ionesco to examine ways in which novelists explore the unknown. He considers Henry James in conjunction with these novelists, and with scientific discoveries and advances—black holes, hydrogen bombs, space travel—to offer new insights into James’s work and into the twentieth-century view of humanity’s place in the world.
This book presents a conceptual framework for identifying and weighing foreign policy motives that shape, direct, and alter foreign policy.
Rosenberg applies current thinking in philosophy of science to neoclassical economics in order to assess its claims to scientific standing. Although philosophers have used history and psychology as paradigms for the examination of social science, there is good reason to believe that economics is a more appropriate subject for analysis: it is the most systematized and quantified of the social sciences; its practitioners have reached a measure of consensus on important aspects of their subject; and it encompasses a large number of apparently law-like propositions.
Our all-time bestselling title, this classic and powerful novel spanning three generations of a Slovak immigrant family. It has been adopted for course use in more than 300 colleges and universities nationwide.
Sixteen essays discuss authoritarianism and corporatism in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Congressional supervision of the way the executive implements legislative mandates-“oversight” of the bureaucracy-is one of the most complex and least understood functions of Congress. In this book, Morris Ogul clarifies the meaning of oversight and analyzes the elements that contribute to its success or neglect.
Perez follows the rise and fall of the Cuban army, and its increasing political influence, from the Spanish American War until Castro’s revolutionary takeover in 1958.
Vroom and Yetton select a critical aspect of leadership style-the extent to which the leader encourages the participation of his subordinates in decision-making. They describe a normative model that shows the specific leadership style needed in different classes of situations. Other chapters discuss how leaders actually behave in different situations. They look at differences in leadership styles, and what situations induce people to display autocratic or participative behavior.
Etai-Eken is a legend told in a series, a cycle of poems, which is to say, told in different languages. The action of the poems in the poem is their moving in and out of the legend by the changes of access to the larger legend; an access of the present in the ancient, of the present’s knowledge and experience of it.
A political biography of a leading German liberal, and his involvement is the major issues of his day: socialism, financial and political unification, parliamentarism, protectionism, and colonialism.
Building on Sol Tax’s pioneering work of the economic organization of Panajachel in the 1930s, Hinshaw describes this village and analyzes the differences among Indians in other villages responding to environmental and economic changes over the past quarter century. This book offers a unique examination of belief patterns and social relations, and the continuity and change in the society’s worldview.
This book is a firsthand account of the experience of unionization in personal and social terms. Freidlander describes the transformation of a working-class community by its own actions and the ensuing stratification within that union.
From 1917 to 1933, the United States kept Puerto Rico in limbo, offering it neither a course toward independence nor much hope for prompt statehood. Clark unfolds with clarity the painful truth of the United States’ unsavory attempt at being both a democratic and imperial nation during this period.
The Axion Esti is probably the most widely read volume of verse to have appeared in Greece since World War II and remains a classic today. Those who follow the music of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis have been especially drawn to Odysseus Elytis’s work, his prose is widely considered a mirror to the revolutionary music of Theodorakis. The “autobiographical” elements are constantly colored by allusion to the history of Greece, thus, the poems express a contemporary consciousness fully resonant with those echoes of the past that have served most to shape the modern Greek experience.
A new and incisive rexamination of Alexander’s life including his economic as well as military achievements.