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retain its predominance. 4 Detlev Vagts, who introduced the term “hegemonic international law”, explored the ways in which a hegemonic Power can influence international law. He gave an account of the history of hegemonic international law based on three German scholars, Triepel, Schmitt and Grewe, and

In: A Landscape of Contemporary Theories of International Law

I examine processes of cultural accommodation and maintenance of the Sephardic tradition as reflected in anecdotes of the generation who immigrated to Israel. The anecdotes reflect traditions and beliefs of Ladino speakers; I study their folkloric and linguistic aspects, while exposing the elements that create humor and reflect dominant social norms. The anecdotes present the obvious and the concealed tensions in Israeli society, yet they have a universal dimension: social conflicts in contacts between cultures, between ethnic groups, between the generation of the parents and that of the children and grandchildren, between next-door neighbors and between diasporas which converge in one social habitat. The article examines elements of performance, including the place of the storyteller in the storytelling situation and the techniques that generate laughter and identification with a marginal group: the group of Ladino speakers in Israel, as they clash with the hegemonic power in the Israeli society.

In: European Journal of Jewish Studies
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In 2021, individuals will become eligible for a limited promotional period of free access to Notebooks: The Journal for Studies on Power. Please be sure to revisit this page to take advantage of this offer.

Notebooks: The Journal for Studies on Power is an academic, peer-reviewed publication intended to serve as a dialogue-generating conduit for research on power. Power is a complex phenomenon and can be defined in multiple ways. For the purposes of this journal, power implies submission either by consent or by coercion. This means that, apart from being exercised through violence, power can be exercised through hegemony produced by “common sense”. However, power still implies exploitation. Exploitation, via the exercise of hegemonic power, occurs in many domains: global politics, institutional administration, the state, legal systems, social dynamics, family, the workplace, education, economic mechanisms and socioeconomic relations, language, media, communications, and more.

Notebooks is interested in why and how power is exercised, preserved, and contested. The journal documents processes whereby certain ideas and types of knowledge achieve dominance and are variously expressed via not only coercion but also consent. The journal incorporates case studies within the broader antagonism of hegemony and counter-hegemony. Notebooks, being a quintessentially inter-/transdisciplinary enterprise, encourages different methodological approaches and welcomes studies from all disciplines, to include but not limited to: sociology, economics, political studies, psychology, biology, history, anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, international relations, criminology, municipal law, and international law.

Notebooks opposes the fragmentation and overspecialization of knowledge. Its aim is to serve as a forum for critical dialogue between the humanities, social sciences, law, and even the natural sciences. In line with global studies, there is no prescribed specific unit of analysis, and this includes individuals, formal and informal groups, institutions, societies, and various combinations of these units. The journal also encourages contributions from outside academia.

The journal welcomes the following types of submissions:
- Research articles (approximately 7000-9000 words, excluding references).
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Notebooks is published in cooperation with the GramsciLab and the Istituto Gramsci della Sardegna.

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In War, Capital, and the Dutch State (1588-1795), Pepijn Brandon traces the interaction between state and capital in the organisation of warfare in the Dutch Republic from the Dutch Revolt of the sixteenth century to the Batavian Revolution of 1795. Combining deep theoretical insight with a thorough examination of original source material, ranging from the role of the Dutch East- and West-India Companies to the inner workings of the Amsterdam naval shipyard, and from state policy to the role of private intermediaries in military finance, Brandon provides a sweeping new interpretation of the rise and fall of the Dutch Republic as a hegemonic power within the early modern capitalist world-system.

Winner of the 2014 D.J. Veegens prize, awarded by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. Shortlisted for the 2015 World Economic History Congress dissertation prize (early modern period).
The Emar Tablets
This volume constitutes a new step forward in the study of the Late Bronze Age city of Emar. A multi-ethnic population of Hittites, Assyrians, Egyptians and the north-west Semitic-speaking natives inhabited this port of call situated on the middle Euphrates on the frontier of the Hittite province of Syria, facing Babylonia to the south-east and Assyria to the north-east. It flourished during the last days of this hegemonic power system which was broken by the inroads of the Aramaeans, the Israelites, the Sea Peoples, and the rise of the Phoenician city states in the twelfth century. The tablets published here are in a variety of languages and cover the full range of types of documents found from rituals and cultic inventories to legal documents and payment lists. Each text type is dicussed and parallels to previously published texts are given. Every document is provided with an introduction placing it in its context, a transliteration, translation and philological and textual notes. Furthermore, they are presented in photographs, hand copies and with drawings of all the Hittite and Syrian sealings. These texts provide insights into the political, economic, social and religious life of the critical period of the late thirteenth and early twelfth centuries when the face of the Near East underwent global changes.

interesting theoretical dynamic, his thought points implicitly toward a concept of the ethics of superpower. Sallust illustrates how, in the later period of the republic, Rome began to become aware of itself as a hegemonic power. Romans themselves understood Rome’s strength to be such that Rome could

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought

Bibliographic entry in Chapter 8: Expansion and Diplomacy after the Civil War, 1865-1914 | Expansion of the Federal Government authorMargolies, Daniel S.imprintAthens: University of Georgia Press, 2011.annotationVia his study of extradition, Margolies argues that "U.S. hegemonic power was

In: The SHAFR Guide Online

policy around the globe as the United States emerged as the hegemonic power. For Southeast Asia, however, major change began earlier with the military disengagement and subsequent messy departure of the...

In: The SHAFR Guide Online

was weak and ineffective. Hitchcock argues that the French effectively resisted U.S. hegemonic power and fashioned a system of international relations that advanced their interests. The author also exa...

In: The SHAFR Guide Online

hegemonic power of the United States allowed Castro's revolution to succeed. Eisenhower's operational style as well as Dulles's failing health made for uncoordinated and ineffective decisionmaking tha...

In: The SHAFR Guide Online