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Edited by Jennifer Dilworth

The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is an invaluable reference source for anyone interested in international affairs or international business. Established as an authoritative reference source on people, organisations and countries worldwide for over 60 years – and used by governments, MPs, embassies, and IGOs – The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is the only directory that includes international organisations, states of the world, and an extensive number of biographies in one volume.

The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is available in print and online. Purchasers of the print edition have access to the online version at no extra charge.

International Organisations: covers the main international and national organizations world-wide. It features detailed entries on the UN, its specialised and affiliated agencies, the EU and major inter-governmental organisations. The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who also includes overviews of a further 500 international and national organisations, from political and humanitarian groups, through environment and agriculture to international trade, commerce, human rights and law. The preliminary section also includes an easy to use guide to country membership of major international organisations.

Biographies: includes over 2,000 profiles including heads of state, politicians, diplomats and bankers.

The States of the World: this section provides statistics, tables and other information on over 380 countries, provinces, state dependencies and territories – their cabinet members, political and economic structure and news, demographics, industries, communications, transport, media, health, education and legal systems, environment, religions and public holidays. Also included are individual entries for each of the US states, Canadian provinces, Indian states, Australian states and territories, South African provinces, and German federal states. The States of the World section features contact details for government ministries, embassies, courts, central banks, utilities, and transport and media organisations, and offers over 12,000 useful internet addresses. National and state flags are included in full colour.

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Edited by Jennifer Dilworth

The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is published in September each year. This unique single-volume reference work is a unique, authoritative and esteemed source of information on:

- All countries of the world, including territories and federal states. Detailed overviews include details on political and economic structure, listings of cabinet members, comprehensive figures, statistics, tables and text on a wide range of topics including demographics, finance, education, transport, communications, environment, industry, education and many more.
- All significant international and national organisations. It features detailed entries on the UN, its specialised and affiliated agencies, the EU and major inter-governmental organisations. It also includes overviews of a futher 500 organisations from political and humanitarian groups to environment and agriculture, international trade and law.
- Comprehensive biographical profiles of over 2,000 of the most important people in the world, including heads of state, politicians, diplomats, heads of international organisations, central bankers and many more.

The work is thoroughly revised annually. It Is an invaluable reference source for anyone interested in international affairs or international business and is used by governments, MPs, embassies, libraries and IGOS. It is the only directory that includes profiles of international organisations, states of the world and extensive biographies in one volume. Full colour flags are included along with a table detailing country memberships of international organisations and a calendar of forthcoming elections.
The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who is also available online. The online product has regular updates, a clear interface and comprehensive search facilities and additional extensive content. Entries also include a colour national flag and are linked to clear state maps. Hypertext links provide access to full constitutions. The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who Online includes the prestigious Who’s Who in Public International Law, providing access to the main players within international law.

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Patrick Blannin

One of the most dominant security issues of the twenty-first century has been the US led battle against transnational terrorism – the aptly named Long War. Over the past fifteen years the Long War has been examined using multiple perspectives. However, one central mechanism is missing in current Long War analyses: defence diplomacy. Defence diplomacy enhances the diplomatic and security capacity of a state, providing the only link between executive office and the ministries of foreign affairs and defence, two vital institutions in the Long War. Using a case study of US defence diplomacy in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014, the paper argues simply that the practice of defence diplomacy far outweighs current theories on what it is, how it works and why it matters. The paper aims to generate a more nuanced understanding of defence diplomacy, as well as identify it as a key component of the US CT/COIN strategy to achieve their Long War policy objectives.

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Michael Dillon

China’s economic development has become a matter of world-wide interest since the boom that began in the 1980s. Key Papers in Chinese Economic History since 1949 offers a selection of outstanding articles that trace the origins of the modern Chinese economy. Topics covered include agriculture and the rural economy; industrialisation and urbanisation; finance and capital; political economy and international connections.

Staatlichkeit im Wandel

Zur unendlichen Geschichte vom Streit um das Selbstverständnis der Rechtswissenschaft

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Martin Schulte

Staat und Staatlichkeit im Wandel – zugleich ein Beitrag zur unendlichen Geschichte vom Streit um das Selbstverständnis der Rechtswissenschaft.
An der Zeitenwende vom 20. zum 21. Jh. ist der Staat wieder zum Thema geworden. Von »tektonischen Verschiebungen kaum überschätzbaren Ausmaßes« ist die Rede. Dem treten Stichworte wie der »integrierte Verfassungsstaat« und Modelle »offener Staaten« zur Seite. Die einen sehen den Nationalstaat in der »Sinnkrise«, die anderen verkünden den »Abschied vom Nationalstaat«. Wieder andere träumen vom »Weltstaat« oder von einer »Welt jenseits des Staates«. Diese Szenarien haben die staats(rechts)wissenschaftliche Forschung nachhaltig inspiriert. Als zentrale Leitideen reflektieren der Transnationalismus, der Konstitutionalismus, das Governance-Konzept, die Idee der Verfassungsstaatlichkeit und der Dialogische Pluralismus diesen Wandel von Staat und Staatlichkeit. Aber was sagen uns diese Reflexionsdiskurse über das Selbstverständnis der Rechtswissenschaft? Welches Verhältnis von Theorie und Praxis (des Rechts) spiegelt sich in ihnen wider?

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Raju J Das

Marxist Theory of Class for a Skeptical World is a critique of some of the influential radical theories of class, and presents an alternative approach to it.

This book critically discusses Analytical Marxist and Post-structuralist Marxist theories of class, and offers an alternative approach that is rooted in the ideas of Marx and Engels as well as Lenin and Trotsky.

It presents a materialist-dialectical foundation for class theory, and conceptualizes class at the trans-historical level and at the level of capitalism. It shows that capitalism is an objectively-existing articulation of exchange, property and value relations, between capital and labour, at multiple geographical scales, and that the state is an arm of class relation. It draws out implications of class relations for consciousness and political power of the proletariat.

India, Modernity and the Great Divergence

Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.)

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Kaveh Yazdani

India, Modernity and the Great Divergence is an original and pioneering book about India’s transition towards modernity and the rise of the West. The work examines global entanglements alongside the internal dynamics of 17th to 19th century Mysore and Gujarat in comparison to other regions of Afro-Eurasia. It is an interdisciplinary survey that enriches our historical understanding of South Asia, ranging across the fascinating and intertwined worlds of modernizing rulers, wealthy merchants, curious scholars, utopian poets, industrious peasants and skilled artisans. Bringing together socio-economic and political structures, warfare, techno-scientific innovations, knowledge production and transfer of ideas, this book forces us to rethink the reasons behind the emergence of the modern world.

An Agrarian History of Portugal, 1000-2000

Economic Development on the European Frontier

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Edited by Dulce Freire and Pedro Lains

This book follows the renovation of European economic history towards a more unified interpretation of sources of growth and stagnation. To better understand the diversity of patterns of growth, we need to look beyond the study of the industrialization of the core economies, and explore the centuries before it occurred. Portuguese agriculture was hardly ever at the European productivity and technological forefront and the distance from it varied substantially across the second Millennium. Yet if we look at the periods of the Christian Reconquista, the recovery from the Black Death, the response to the globalization of the Renaissance, to the eighteenth century economic enlightenment, or to nineteenth century industrialization, we may conclude that agriculture in this country of the European periphery was often adaptive and dynamic. The fact that economic backwardness was not overcome by the end of the period is no longer the most relevant aspect of that story.

Contributors are: Luciano Amaral, Amélia Branco, Dulce Freire, António Henriques, Pedro Lains, Susana Münch Miranda, Margarida Sobral Neto, Jaime Reis, Ana Maria Rodrigues, José Vicente Serrão and Ester G. Silva.

The Dutch and German Communist Left (1900–68)

‘Neither Lenin nor Trotsky nor Stalin!’ - ‘All Workers Must Think for Themselves!’

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Philippe Bourrinet

The Dutch-German Communist Left, represented by the German KAPD-AAUD, the Dutch KAPN and the Bulgarian Communist Workers Party, separated from the Comintern (1921) on questions like electoralism, trade-unionism, united fronts, the one-party state and anti-proletarian violence. It attracted the ire of Lenin, who wrote his Left Wing Communism, An Infantile Disorder against the Linkskommunismus, while Herman Gorter wrote a famous response in his pamphlet Reply to Lenin. The present volume provides the most substantial history to date of this tendency in the twentieth-century Communist movement. It covers how the Communist left, with the KAPD-AAU, denounced 'party communism' and 'state capitalism' in Russia; how the German left survived after 1933 in the shape of the Dutch GIK and Paul Mattick’s councils movement in the USA; and also how the Dutch Communistenbond Spartacus continued to fight after 1942 for the world power of the workers councils, as theorised by Pannekoek in his book Workers’ Councils (1946).

Marxist Monetary Theory

Collected Papers

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Costas Lapavitsas

The collected papers of Costas Lapavitsas are a pathway to Marxist monetary theory, a field that continues to attract strong interest. The papers range far and wide, including markets and money, finance and the enterprise, power and money, the financialisation of capitalism, finance and profit, even money as art. Despite its breadth, the collection remains highly coherent.

Money and finance are pre-eminent, even dominant, features of contemporary capitalism. Lapavitsas has been one of the first political economists to notice their ascendancy and to devote his research to it. He offers a resolutely Marxist perspective on contemporary capitalism while remaining conversant with the history of political economy, sensitive to mainstream economic theory, and fully aware of the empirical reality of financialisation.