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Despite CulturesBotakoz KassymbekovaDespite Cultures examines the strategies and realities of the Soviet state-building project in Tajikistan during the 1920s and 1930s. As Kassymbekova reveals, the local ruling system was built upon an intricate network of individuals, whose stated loyalty to Communism was monitored through a chain of command that stretched from Moscow through Tashkent to Dushanbe/Stalinabad.

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Little Common GroundCharles KamenKamen examines the structure of Arab Palestine between the two world wars. He contrasts British and Israeli analyses against the real world social and economic conditions of rural Arab society, and the basis of its underlying conflict with Israel.

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Poor Law to Poverty ProgramSamuel MencherMencher provides a historical and philosophical background on the growth of welfare policy through its sources, concepts, and specific programs. He covers a period from the English Poor Law of the sixteenth century through contemporary times.

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