In the Garden of the Gods: Models of Kingship from the Sumerians to the Seleucids

Examining the evolution of kingship in the Ancient Near East from the time of the Sumerians to the rise of the Seleucids in Babylon, this book argues that the Sumerian emphasis on the divine favour that the fertility goddess and the Sun god bestowed upon the king should be understood metaphorically from the start and that these metaphors survived in later historical periods, through popular literature including the Epic of Gilgameš a...

Aswan High Dam Resettlement of Egyptian Nubians

This book highlights the long-term resettlement process of the Egyptian Nubian people along the Aswan High Dam. Assessing the resettlement of 48,000 Egyptian Nubians in connection with the High Dam is especially important for three main reasons: firstly, this resettlement process is one of the rare cases in which research begun before the dam was built has continued for over forty years. Secondly, the resettlement of the Egyptian Nub...

Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States Today

This extremely timely and helpful ready reference will familiarize all students and readers with the Gulf region and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Dubai, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, and Qatar. These states are bound by the desert culture, the Gulf, new oil economy, and Islam, to name some commonalities. Most Americans know something about the region, such as oases, dates, camels, oil, Bedouin tribes, and the legends of Lawrence of Arabia ...

Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis

The crisis of borders and prisons can be seen starkly in statistics. In 2011 some 1,500 migrants died trying to enter Europe, and the United States deported nearly 400,000 and imprisoned some 2.3 million people―more than at any other time in history. International borders are increasingly militarized places embedded within domestic policing and imprisonment and entwined with expanding prison-industrial complexes. Beyond Walls and Cag...

Presidential Elections: Strategies and Structures of American Politics, 14th Edition

Brimming with data and examples from the 2008 and 2012 elections, and laced with previews of 2016, the fourteenth edition of this popular text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process from the earliest straw polls and fundraisers to final voter turnout and exit interviews. The comprehensive coverage includes campaign strategy, the sequence of electoral events, and the issues, all from the perspective of the var...

Citizen Killings: Liberalism, State Policy and Moral Risk

Citizen Killings: Liberalism, State Policy and Moral Risk offers a ground breaking systematic approach to formulating ethical public policy on all forms of 'citizen killings', which include killing in self-defence, abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and killings carried out by private military contractors and so-called 'foreign fighters'. Where most approaches to these issues begin with the assumptions of some or oth...

How Race is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts

How Race Is Made in America examines Mexican Americans–from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished–to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed. These years shaped the emergence of what Natalia Molina describes as an immigration regime, which defined the racial categories that continue to influence perceptions in the United Sta...

Politische Philosophie und die Herausforderung der Offenbarungsreligion

Die Offenbarungsreligion fordert die Philosophie theologisch und politisch heraus. Ihr Wahrheitsanspruch und ihre Gehorsamsforderung widerstreiten dem Recht und der Notwendigkeit der Philosophie, die auf freies, rückhaltloses Fragen gegründet ist. Sowenig der Autor die Philosophie als eine akademische Disziplin begreift, so wenig versteht er die Politische Philosophie als ein Feld im Garten der Philosophie. Sie ist vielmehr, so laute...

Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country?

It is well known that the radical libertarian philosopher Robert Nozick sharply distinguished his vision of the free society from egalitarian liberals such as John Rawls. Less remarked upon is the distinction he drew between the free society governed by a strictly limited government, commonly referred to as 'minarchism', and the society without any government at all - anarchism. In this volume, the editors, Long - an anarchist - and ...

Topologies of Power: Beyond territory and networks

Topologies of Power amounts to a radical departure in the way that power and space have been understood. It calls into question the very idea that power is simply extended across a given territory or network, and argues that power today has a new found reach . Topological shifts have subtly altered the reach of power, enabling governments, corporations and NGOs alike to register their presence through quieter, less brash forms of pow...