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Q&A for Democratic Theory: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Berghahn is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new journal in 2014, Democratic Theory – An Interdisciplinary Journal. The first issue has been published this month! Democratic Theory is a peer-reviewed journal that encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions which … Continue reading

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month!

Each year since 1985, Americans have celebrated national Park and Recreation Month during the month of July to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining the quality of life for, and contributing to the physical, economic … Continue reading

A Swiss Interpretation of the American Park

The Swiss National Park is a re-figuring of the American National Park, but with an emphasis on science. This idea of a scientific park is the focus of Patrick Kupper’s Creating Wilderness: A Transnational History of the Swiss National Park, … Continue reading

War, Occupation, and Empire: Interview with Guest Editor Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

  This is the fourth in a series of posts dedicated to celebrating the 40th volume of our journal Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques.   The latest issue of Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques is devoted to the special topic of “War, Occupation, and Empire … Continue reading

Bleu Blanc et Rouge

July 14th was a celebration of French National Day or commonly known to the English speaking countries as Bastille Day. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789 … Continue reading


  • July 31-August 3, 2014  13th EASA Biannial Conference  Tallinn, Estonia
  • August 18-22, 2014  World Congress of Middle East Studies Conference (WOCMES)   Ankara, Turkey
  • September 18-21, 2014  German Studies Association Annual Conference  Kansas City, MO, USA
  • September 23-26, 2014  50th German Historikertag  Göttingen, Germany
  • October 8-12, 2014  Frankfurt Book Fair  Frankfurt, Germany
  • November 20-23, 2014  Africa Studies Association  Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • December 3-7, 2014  American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting  Washington, DC, USA

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Essays in Honor of Ulf Hannerz
Edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Christina Garsten and Shalini Randeria

“The cosmopolitan anthropologist Ulf Hannerz has been engaged for forty years on a multi-site ethnography of the intricate web of relationships that he calls the global ecumene. To this ambitious, protean project he has brought remarkable erudition, the insights of the social sciences, and the style and sensibility of a humanist.”  ·  Adam Kuper, London School of Economics

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Power, Knowledge, and the Invisible Wounds of Soldiers
Pamela Moss and Michael J. Prince

This is a solid piece of scholarship. The authors successfully apply key concepts from Foucault, along with those of his feminist critics, to the analysis of soldiers returning from war. In so doing, they deepen our understanding of how weary warriors are constructed through time and space, and what his/her diagnosis, treatment, and release says about wider relations of power in, between, and across the state, the military, psychiatry, and the body itself.”  ·  Carolyn Gallaher, American University

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Series: War and Genocide

Volume: 19


Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe
Philipp Ther

Throughout his book, Ther develops a brilliant conceptual history (Begriffsgeschichte) of ‘ethnic cleansing’ and other crucial semantics, such as the extremely negatively connoted notion of ‘minority’ in the history of modern nation-states. His multilayered history of concepts also demonstrates his impressive language skills, proof of which is found in the annotated bibliography at the end of the book. He is also able to take up the challenging task of writing about an entire century and a wide range of different types of ‘ethnic cleansings’…Moreover, he has excellent knowledge of the voluminous literature about the various cases of ethnic cleansing in twentieth century Europe.  ·  Journal of Genocide Research

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Transitional Justice, Trial Narratives, and Historiography
Edited by Kim C. Priemel and Alexa Stiller

This work consisting of ten interrelated essays edited by two European historians is a real gem…A must read for all those interested in the development of international law. Highly recommended.”  ·  Choice

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The Bombing of German Cities in World War II
Edited by Igor Primoratz

“Terror from the Sky raises a number of interesting questions about the often overlooked practical and moral implications of the Allied bombing of Germany. It draws our attention to the morally contentious aspects of the campaign and explains why this subject has received so little attention up until now.  ·  English Historical Review

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Democratic Theory

Democratic Theory: 

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Democratic Theory is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn. It encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions that critically explore democratic theory – in all its forms. Spanning a range of views, the journal offers a crossdisciplinary forum for diverse theoretical questions to be put forward and systematically examined. It advances western as well as non-western ideas and is actively based on the premise that there are many forms of democracies andmany types of democrats. More Information...

Subjects: Political Theory

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European Comic Art 

European Comic Art is the first English-language scholarly publication devoted to the study of European-language graphic novels, comic strips, comic books and caricature. Published in association with the American Bande Dessinée Society and the International Bande Dessinée Society, European Comic Art builds on existing scholarship in French-language comic art and is able to draw on the scholarly activities undertaken by both organisations. However, our editorial board and consultative committee bring expertise on a wider European area of comic art production and the journal will emphasise coverage of work from across Europe, including Eastern Europe.  More Information...