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New Book on "Structures on the Move"

Jul 12, 2012

"Structures on the Move. Technologies of Governance in Transcultural Encounter" is a new book by PD Dr. Antje Flüchter and Dr. Susan Richter. It is the next volume of the Cluster's book series "Transcultural Research - Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context".

This book enters new territory by moving toward a new conceptual framework for comparative and interdisciplinary research on transcultural state formation. Once more, statehood and governance are highly discussed topics, whereby modern state building is often considered to be a genuinely European characteristic, despite the fact that early modern Europeans knew of, experienced and grappled with highly developed states in Asia. The articles collected in this book discuss how strategies of governance were part of transcultural transfers between the two continents. The first part presents and discusses concepts of statehood in order to provide a set of conceptual tools for analyzing the transcultural appropriation of governmental strategies. The second part is concerned with case studies that examine the transcultural perception of governance, and the third and final part gathers perspectives on political practice in transcultural encounters (e.g. military, administration, and diplomacy).

The book "Structures on the Move. Technologies of Governance in Transcultural Encounter" -285 pages including some illustrations- has been published in June 2012 by the science book publishing company Springer as part of the Cluster's book series "Transcultural Research. Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context". The series presents peer-reviewed books by members of the Cluster as well as scholars from both historical and empirical disciplines who are working on new emerging fields that cross existing disciplinary boundaries. It is edited by the Cluster's directors Prof. Madeleine Herren-Oesch, Prof. Axel Michaels and Prof. Rudolf G. Wagner, and coordinated by Dr. Andrea Hacker.

PD Dr. Antje Flüchter and Dr. Susan Richter are both Junior Research Group Leaders at the Cluster "Asia and Europe". Antje Flüchter coordinates group A9 "Cultural Transfer" and Susan Richter coordinates group A4 "Bureaucracies".

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Book announcement by Springer
Book series at Springer


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