Изгубените Балкани

През лятото на 2006 г. сред една разкаляна нива в Южнаа Анлия група хора се събира, за да разпродава всевъзможни неща от багажниците на колите си.

Public Administration in Small and Island Countries

This is a book about te relationship between scale and the theory and practice of public administration—in particular, what happens to the conventional wisdom about good government when the scale factor is a very small one.

King Husain and the Kingdom of Hejaz

King Husain of Hejaz is remembered today as an inadequate ruler during whose reign the administration of the Holy Land of Islam degenerated into anarchy and pillage by the bedu over whom he exercised only nominal control.

Adopting Eldar: Joy, Tragedy and Red Tape

At simplest, this is the story of an adoption. Simple stops there. How is this different?

Cold War in a Hot Place

Cold War in a Hot Place is a humorous and sideways look at something that dominated our lives in the 1960s and 70s.

Студената война на горещо място

„Студената война на горещо място“ е хумористичен поглед върху нещо контролирало живота ни през 60-те и 70-те години на XX век.

In Passing

This is an exercise in nostalgia, selecting those occasions when something rather surprising happened while I happened to be passing through, quite often, unusual places.

Странни места... интересни хора

"Странни места... интересни хора" обединява 50 години на срещи с някои от най-забележителните места, режими, географски бъркотии, страни, връщащи се към живот след дълга дрямка, както и с някои от най- приятните хора, справящи се с тези много "различни" ситуации, в които са поставени или просто опитващи се да ги приемат като част от ежедневието.

Защо Америка не е Европа: кратко ръководство

Студената война поставя Европа и САЩ пред общи въпроси и трае дълго, от 1945 до 1990 г. Общият интерес на две поколения – да се предпази западната демокрация от разпростиращия се международен комунизъм - помогна да се създаде илюзията за "обща идентичност". Но илюзиите рядко надживяват времето си.

Kavkaziana

Randall Baker was born in Wales in 1944, and is currently a professor at Indiana University, USA. In 1990 he made his first visit to the Caucasus when he stayed at the Moscow State University research station in Kabardino-Balkaria, As a result of that, in 1992 he adopted the son of the director, who was tragically killed in an avalanche on Mount Elbrus.

Българиана

В края на 2008 г. Рандал Бейкър се пенсионира като професор в университета на американския щат Индиана и решава да се установи завинаги в България.

Moresnet: The Curious Complexities of a Neutral Zone

'The book is magnificent and must have taken massive research. It shows how much better the Congress of Vienna was as compared with the peace of Versailles a century later.' The Late Lord Pilkington of Oxenford, House of Lords, London, February 3rd, 2011

Summer in the Balkans

In his travels throughout Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia, Randall Baker finds himself caught up in the paradoxes of a region pursuing a beckoning future of democracy while at the same time refusing to give up its incredibly tangled past. He experiences the zany mix of ethnic memories, madcap activities, and unlikely dreams that pass for history in the Balkans in his encounters with a wide cast of colorful, yet typical, characters.

Environment: Science, Policy and Values

Or, why it is still fun and profitable to destroy our life-support system

Bulgariana

It is not uncommon for an older man to fall in love with a younger woman, but for someone aged, well, let's say "around 65," to fall in love with a beautiful maiden who is 1,329 years old this year, may be said to be "pushing it."

Why America isn’t Europe: A Short Guide

The Cold War gave Europe and the USA a common purpose, and it lasted a long time, from 1945 until 1990. For two generations, this common interest — protecting "Western Democracy from the spread of international Communism" — helped create an illusion of a "common identity". Illusions seldom outlive their utility.

До София и назад

Professor Baker came to Bulgaria as a Fulbright Scholar in 1992, before there was even a Fulbright Commission Sofia. The challenge — to start the country's first program for Public Administration at the New Bulgarian University, which at that time did not actually exist.

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In Passing

In Passing

However it starts out in the Wales of the 1940s and 1950s where some of the focus is on the very terminal sense of passing in the human context. Then...

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King Husain and the Kingdom of Hejaz

King Husain and the Kingdom of Hejaz

His reputation is one of thirst for the glory of the Caliphate; cruelty in his treatment of opponents; and a system of arbitrary, autocratic rule amounting to despotism. On the...

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Why America isn’t Europe: A Short Guide

Why America isn’t Europe: A Short Guide

Since 1990 the purpose of NATO — the main Transatlantic Alliance — has all but disappeared, despite half of "new" Europe scrambling to join it. America has been cast as...

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