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Edited by Vanessa Harrar, Liverpool University and Charles Spence

1894: European Theatre in Turmoil

Meaning and Significance of the Theatre a Hundred Years Ago

Edited by Hub. Hermans, Wessel Krul and Hans van Maanen


Cultural Perspectives on Division and Unity in East and West


Edited by Clare Flanagan and Stuart Taberner


Abraham H. Foxman, Eugene Mastrangelo and Yonah Alexander

The 1994 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Basic Documents with an Introduction by Renate Platzöder


Edited by Renate Platzöder

The 1994 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea represents an integral package of three legal instruments to provide the legal framework for the uses of ocean space from 16 November 1994 onwards: the 1982 Resolution on Governing Preparatory Investment in Pioneer, Activities Relating to Polymetallic Nodules and the 1994 Agreement, Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the 1982 Convention.
The 1994 Convention has a chance to become universally accepted in the foreseeable future and will make an important contribution to the maintenance of peace, justice and progress for all mankind.

20th Century Suriname

Continuities and Discontinuities in a New World Society

Edited by Rosemarijn Höfte and Peter Meel

Suriname is a fascinating yet also little known Caribbean country. Fascinating because a unique variety of lifestyles and group identities has characterized this country from its early beginnings as a European plantation colony, but even more so since the influx of contract laborers from British India and Java in the nineteenth century. Little known because even when attention was focused on the country, particularly following a military coup d'état in 1980, this awareness has contributed little to a better understanding of the country's complex developments. In fact, the media have not unveiled but rather covered the essentials of the evolving Suriname society.
Combining a broad thematic approach with a focus on long-term developments in Suriname, 20th Century Suriname consists of fourteen chapters that discuss the main trends with respect to major areas of research. Topics such as Surinamese politics and economics, as well as its social, religious, and cultural aspects are covered by the best contemporary specialists on Suriname in the United States, the Netherlands, and Suriname.
This volume provides an accessible introduction to Suriname for a general audience, including graduate and undergraduate students, and an authoritative 'state of the art review' for Suriname specialists.

Edited by Patrick Keller, Michael Butter and Birte Christ

Zehn Jahre nach dem 11. September 2001 ist es Zeit, Bilanz zu ziehen: Stellt der 11. September tatsächlich eine historische Wende dar?
Die zehn Beiträge zu den Themen Weltmacht, Recht, Umwelt, Wirtschaft, Religion, Patriotismus, Verschwörung, Männer, Kunst und Anti-Amerikanismus zeichnen ein um-fassendes Bild der politischen, gesellschaftlichen und kultu-rellen Entwicklungen in den USA seit dem 11. September 2001. Sie zeigen, dass sich an diesem Tag die Welt nicht grundlegend geändert hat, wie oft behauptet wird, sondern dass 9/11 lediglich länger andauernde Entwicklungen verstärkt und sichtbar gemacht hat. Um dem 11. September als dem zentralen Medienereignis der Jahrtausendwende und seiner visuellen Präsenz in der vergangenen Dekade gerecht zu werden, entwickelt jeder der Autoren sein Argument zur Katalysatorfunktion von 9/11 aus der Diskussion einer zur Ikone gewordenen Fotografie.