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Lordship in four realms: the Lacy family, 1166-1241 (2014)
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Veach, C. (2014). Lordship in four realms: the Lacy family, 1166-1241. Manchester University Press

This book examines the rise and fall of the aristocratic Lacy family in England, Ireland, Wales and Normandy. This involves a unique analysis of medieval lordship in action, as well as a re-imagining of the role of English kingship in the western Bri... Read More

Crime, community and morality (2014)
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Green, S. (2014). Crime, community and morality. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Political leaders and the popular press tell us that society is in the grip of a moral crisis. ‘Where have our values gone?’ our newspapers scream at us. ‘Benefit scroungers’, ‘greedy bankers’, ‘intrusive journalists’, ‘have-a-go rioters’, political... Read More

Surveillance, capital and resistance: theorizing the surveillance subject (2014)
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McCahill, M., & Finn, R. L. (2014). Surveillance, capital and resistance: theorizing the surveillance subject. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203069974

Surveillance, Capital and Resistance is a major contribution to current debates on the subjective experience of surveillance. Based on a large research project undertaken in a Northern City in the UK and focusing mainly on the use of surveillance in... Read More

A continuous updating rule for imprecise probabilities (2014)
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Cattaneo, M. E. G. V. (2014). A. Laurent, O. Strauss, B. Bouchon-Meunier, & R. Yager (Eds.), A continuous updating rule for imprecise probabilities. BMC. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08852-5_44

The paper studies the continuity of rules for updating imprecise probability models when new data are observed. Discontinuities can lead to robustness issues: this is the case for the usual updating rules of the theory of imprecise probabilities. An... Read More

Public-private partnerships in the European Union (2013)
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Bovis, C. (2013). Public-private partnerships in the European Union. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Public procurement in the European Union represents almost twelve per cent of the EU's GDP and is continuing to increase, having been identified as a key objective in the EU's aim to become the most competitive economy in the world by 2010. This book... Read More

Environmental Governance in Europe (2013)
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Wurzel, R., Zito, A., & Jordan, A. (2013). Environmental Governance in Europe. Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781849804721

'Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, this book provides an overview of the introduction, development, and use of new policy instruments and new modes of environmental governance in the European context, taking into account both national... Read More

Thomas Hardy and Desire (2013)
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Thomas, J. (2013). Thomas Hardy and Desire. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137305060

Thomas Hardy and Desire employs a post-Lacanian approach to demonstrate the centrality of desire to Hardy's aesthetic project. Yearning, disappointment, frustration and loss determine the relationship of his characters and poetic personae to the worl... Read More

Theatre, performance and technology: the development and transformation of scenography (2013)
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Baugh, C. (2013). Theatre, performance and technology: the development and transformation of scenography. Palgrave Macmillan

Chris Baugh explores how developments and changes in technology have been reflected in scenography throughout history. Taking into account the latest research, his new edition examines moving light technologies, the internet as a platform of performa... Read More

Contract law and contract practice: bridging the gap between legal reasoning and commercial expectation (2013)
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Mitchell, C. E. (2013). Contract law and contract practice: bridging the gap between legal reasoning and commercial expectation. Hart Publishing

An oft-repeated assertion within contract law scholarship and cases is that a good contract law (or a good commercial contract law) will meet the needs and expectations of commercial contractors. Despite the prevalence of this statement, relatively l... Read More

Chameleon poet: R.S. Thomas and the literary tradition (2013)
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Perry, S. (2013). Chameleon poet: R.S. Thomas and the literary tradition. Oxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687336.001.0001

For many decades, R.S. Thomas has been portrayed according to terms that he himself helped to define. Drawing on the poet's status as a passionate defender of the Welsh nation, scholars have followed his lead in emphasising the Welsh credentials and... Read More

Women's experimental poetry in Britain 1970-2010: body, time and locale (2013)
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Kennedy, D. G., & Kennedy, C. (2013). Women's experimental poetry in Britain 1970-2010: body, time and locale. Liverpool University Press

The introduction to the recent anthology Infinite Difference: Other poetries by UK women poets noted ‘the still dismissive and gendered critical language often used to describe women's poetry'. This is certainly true in the case of British women's ex... Read More

The gift of European thought and the cost of living (2013)
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Argyrou, V. (2013). The gift of European thought and the cost of living. Berghahn Journals

European thought is often said to be a gift to the rest of the world, but what if there is no gift as such? What if there is only an economy where every giving is also a taking, and every taking is also a giving? This book extends the question of eco... Read More

Privateering, piracy and British policy in Spanish America, 1810-1830 (2013)
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McCarthy, M. (2013). Privateering, piracy and British policy in Spanish America, 1810-1830. Boydell Press

Private maritime predation was integral to the Spanish American Wars of Independence. When colonists rebelled against Spanish rule in 1810 they deployed privateers - los corsarios insurgentes - to prosecute their revolutionary struggle at sea. Spain... Read More

National legal systems and globalization: New role, continuing relevance (2013)
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P. Larouche, & P. Cserne (Eds.), (2013). National legal systems and globalization: New role, continuing relevance. doi:10.1007/978-90-6704-885-9

This book sheds a new light on the fate of national legal systems in an era of globalization, with a more optimistic message than elsewhere in the literature This book was written by a team of experts in comparative law and law and economics, two per... Read More

William Morris and the uses of violence, 1856-1890 (2013)
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Hanson, I. (2013). William Morris and the uses of violence, 1856-1890. Anthem Press

William Morris and the Uses of Violence, 1856–1890 offers a new reading of Morris’s work, foregrounding his commitment to the idea of transformative violence. Hanson argues, contrary to prevailing critical opinion, that Morris’s work demonstrates an... Read More