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From the Austrian Economics series

The Size of Government

Vaclav Rybacek

Vaclav Rybacek argues that many studies have underestimated the size of government, leading to erroneous policy recommendations and an unrealistic assessment of a government’s ability to meet its debts. Drawing on Austrian economic theory, the book offers a more robust methodology for the measurement of government.

The Economics of Oil and Gas

Xiaoyi Mu

This book examines the economics of the entire value chain of the oil and gas industry, from exploration, development, and production, to transportation, refining, and marketing. At each stage, the key economic costs, considerations, and appropriate business strategies are explored.

Dragon’s Teeth

Tales from North Kosovo

Ian Bancroft

Ian Bancroft provides an original ethnographic account of north Kosovo, mixing firsthand interviews and anecdotes with historical background and academic insight. The book goes to the heart of the border and boundary regions and mixed areas on the periphery to tell the stories of those caught up on the front lines of conflict.

 

The Vesels

The Fate of a Czechoslovak Family in Twentieth-Century Central Europe (1918–1989)

Josette Baer

This book deals with the Slovak National Uprising that was launched on 29 August 1944 in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. In the West, the uprising is an under-researched topic in the history of WWII. The Slovak state was an ally of Nazi Germany, but the uprising proved that the population did not share the regime’s ideology.

 

The Poetic Apriori

Philosophical Imagination in a Meaningful Universe

Raymond C. Barfield

Theories about the nature and function of philosophical imagination depend on our understanding of what kind of universe we inhabit. Raymond C. Barfield discusses conditions that would be necessary if the universe is meaningful as a whole, and then develops a theory of philosophical imagination in light of that starting place.

 

The Child of the Sun

Royal Fairy Tales and Essays by the Queens of Romania, Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva, 1843–1916) and Marie (1875–1938)

Edited by Silvia Irina Zimmermann

The first two queen consorts of the Romanian monarchy, Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva) and Marie of Romania, became famous as writers during their lifetime. This affectionately collected, critically edited volume comprises the most notable tales and essays by the queen consorts.

 

Hiroshima-75

Nuclear Issues in Global Contexts

Edited by Aya Fujiwara and David R. Marples

75 years after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a group of international scholars offers new perspectives on this event and the history, development, and portrayal of the utilization of atomic energy in military and civilian industries, civil nuclear power, literature and film, and the contemporary world.

 

European Social Work – A Compendium

Edited by Fabian Kessl, Walter Lorenz, Hans-Uwe Otto, and Sue White

This compendium takes stock of the fundamental developments transforming social work in Europe. It discusses visible and invisible changes and maps out where social work is positioned in the emerging post-welfare states. International experts give an overview of different aspects of crucial changes and explain where social work is headed.

 

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