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Edited by Tiffany N. Florvil and Vanessa D. Plumly

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Edited by Rebecca Madgin and Nicolas Kenny

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Edited by Martin Wieser

Dieser Band vereint jüngere Forschungsarbeiten zur Geschichte der Psychologie im Nationalsozialismus. Begriffliche und theoretische Wurzeln, die fachliche Entwicklung und die praktische Anwendung psychologischen Wissens zwischen „Machtergreifung", „Anschluss" und „totalem Krieg", aber auch Biographien von Psychologinnen und Psychologen zwischen Komplizenschaft und Verfolgung werden beleuchtet. Auch die bisher wenig beachtete Rezeption der NS-Psychologie im Ausland sowie die Nachwirkungen der NS-Zeit in der BRD kommen zur Sprache. Über alle Beiträge hinweg wird deutlich, dass der Prozess der Aufarbeitung keineswegs abgeschlossen ist, sondern ein lebendiges Gebiet der Psychologiegeschichte repräsentiert, dessen Erkenntnisse auch heutige Fragen und Probleme der Psychologie berühren.

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Global South Powers in Transition

A Comparative Analysis of Mexico and South Africa

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Edited by Deon Geldenhuys and Humberto González

Employing a novel collaborative transnational methodology, this ground-breaking book presents the first comprehensive and systematic comparison of Mexico and South Africa. Although geographically, historically and diplomatically far apart, Mexico and South Africa are ambitious and influential powers in the Global South and also experience wide-ranging domestic transitions. A binational team of 26 researchers from the two countries, all specialists in their respective disciplines, probe the transitions that Mexico and South Africa are undergoing in areas such as socio-cultural diversity, domestic politics, economic development, labour dynamics, social and territorial inequality, food security, crime and violence, and foreign relations. The detailed country studies allow the authors to identify striking similarities but also profound differences between the two societies. In so doing, the book helps to explain Mexico and South Africa to each other but also to the world at large.

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L'Arménie entre la Russie et l'Occident

Quelle évolution dans un environnement complexe ?

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Anna Mkhoyan

En 2018 la Révolution de velours, pacifique dans son déroulement, amène au pouvoir son leader Nikol Pashinyan, dans un pays qui a déjà parcouru du chemin depuis sa souveraineté en 1991. C’est à cette Arménie que s’intéresse cette monographie : comment se place-t-elle par rapport à la Russie et les puissances occidentales, telles que l’Union européenne (UE) ou l’OTAN, et pourquoi ? 

Cette étude débute par une partie introductive sur les relations entre la Russie et l’Occident, le champ politique de l’espace post-soviétique étant dominé par ces acteurs et les instruments qu’ils proposent aux Nouveaux États indépendants (NEI). Dans un second temps, l’ouvrage s’intéresse aux évolutions et alignements distincts des NEI dans le système international. Ainsi, les votes de l’Arménie à l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies démontrent une position plus proche de celle de la Russie que de l’UE. Dans ce cadre, une étude des relations russo-arméniennes est proposée dans la troisième partie, afin d’expliquer les choix de politique extérieure de l’Arménie. Enfin, le livre se termine par une réflexion sur une éventuelle exception arménienne dans le Caucase du Sud en matière de coopération avec l’UE et l’OTAN compte tenu de la proximité des relations russo-arméniennes.

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Constitutional Courts in Post-Soviet States

Between the Model of a State of Law and Its Local Application

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Jacek Zaleśny

In the book, authors from eleven post-communist countries analyse the specific legal and political character of the organs of the control of law constitutionality in post-Soviet states. This is done through explaining the legal and political character of those bodies as well as their place in the system of the state power. The authors also examine tasks assigned to those bodies, the manner of their establishment, the course of their work, the legal force of their decisions and the legal status of their members. In the conclusions, the authors refer to the optimisation of the political status of the organs controlling the constitutionality of law as organs of the protection of the constitution.

Research findings, conclusions and recommendations formulated in the book can be applied with a view to changing the mechanisms of the protection of constitutionality in post-Soviet states or presenting lawmakers in other countries with consequences of adopting particular legal solutions.

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Edited by Vera Eccarius-Kelly and Michael M. Gunter

The main theme of this book is to evaluate U.S. foreign policy patterns towards Kurdish movements in Turkey and Syria and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In the first section of the collection, U.S. foreign policy approaches are examined by comparing multiple U.S. administrations and their responses to Kurdish demands for autonomy. While Kurds have been used to advance particular policy interests, several contributors also identify challenges to Kurdish independence movements linked to ideological divisions and patronage structures. However, Kurds could benefit from political changes even if U.S. policy preferences favor maintaining established borders.

In the second section, several contributors explore the Kurdistan Regional Government’s unfulfilled expectations and the fallout from the 2017 independence referendum. Consecutive U.S. administrations have been reluctant to destabilize the region, supported efforts by Turkey to co-opt the KRG, and impeded Kurdish movements in Syria and Turkey.

Finally, the third section analyzes the ways in which Kurdish movements have responded to long-standing patterns of U.S. foreign policy preferences. Here contributors examine Kurdish lobbying efforts in the U.S., discuss Kurdish para-diplomacy activities in a comparative context, and frame the YPG/J’s (People’s Protections Units/Women’s Protections Units) and PYD’s (Democratic Union Party) project in Syria. Broader power structures are critically examined by focusing on particular Kurdish movements and their responses to U.S. foreign policy initiatives.

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Sophie Heine

While anti-European forces are still raging, pro-Europeans seem impotent and deprived of a strong, clear and convincing alternative. This book is an attempt to fill that void: reacting to the anti-European wave, it also outlines a strong criticism both of the current EU and of its advocates. Far from the Europeanist defence of the status quo, it proposes an original and radical project of European sovereignty. Its message is both critical and propositional.

This book is therefore original in its method, approach and content. It distinguishes itself from most of the literature on the subject by going beyond the narrow cleavage opposing mainstream anti- and pro- Europeans. In this general polemic, anti-European arguments usually promote a return to sovereignty at the national level, while pro-Europeans justify the existing EU configuration and its so-called "sharing" or "division" of sovereignty. Despite being clearly in favour of a deeper European integration in some fields, Sophie Heine refuses to throw away the classical concept of sovereign power. Relying on a rich literature and deploying a theoretical and strategic argument, she proposes to rehabilitate this notion at a supra-national level while avoiding the common traps of national sovereignty. This allows her to propose a redefinition of European federalism connected to her broader liberal approach.

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Edited by Igor Kąkolewski, Przemyslaw Urbánczyk and Christian Lübke

This book covers two fields of research. The first part of the volume includes essays authored by Polish, German, Czech, and Ukrainian archeologists and historians on the genesis and unique nature of the roads whereby Christianization proceeded in Polish lands in the early Middle Ages in the context of the kindred processes underway especially from the 10th century in neighboring lands. The second part of this publication includes considerations on the politics of memory as applied to the beginnings of statehood in Poland and Kievan Rus’. Chosen examples reveal the uniqueness and the evolution of various politics of memory related to the founding myths of statehood in modern Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.

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José Pascal da Rocha

La médiation internationale est à la fois un art et une science. Cette étude se concentrera sur la médiation politique en tant que moyen de réglement d’un conflit violent, mettant ainsi fin au conflit et en permettant à la tierce partie mandatée d'aider les parties à trouver des structures et des stratégies nouvelles ou de différents mécanismes pour traiter leurs griefs sous-jacents. Sur la base de 5 phases distinctes, le guide tentera d’illustrer et de démontrer les mécanismes généraux du processus de médiation, démarrant avece le début du processus de médiation jusqu’à l’atteinte d’un résultat satisfaisant et obtenu par le biais de la médiation. Enfin, une étude de cas complexe sur la médiation au Soudan sera utilisée pour valider le modèle de médiation présenté dans ce guide. Einfin, Le manuel se terminera avec des leçons clés tirées du cas et par des réflexions finales d’ensemble. En tant que tel, il est dédié à informer le curieux, à servir en tant que tôme de réflexion pour le praticien plus érudit et à stimuler la conception et l'innovation de l’analyste politique pour contribuer à l'établissement d'une épistémologie fondamentale de la médiation.