The Berkeley Series in British Studies
Editors: Mark Bevir and James Vernon, UC Berkeley
Advisory board: Kirstie McClure, UCLA; David Simpson, UC Davis; Mrinalini Sinha,
University of Michigan; Dror Wahrman, Indiana University
The Berkeley Series in British Studies aims to contribute to the renewal of British studies across a range of disciplines, emphasizing culture, ideology, empire, and transnationality. It focuses on revealing Britain’s modernity as a historically specific endeavor, probing its economy, society, politics, and culture within broad imperial and transnational frames. It invites accounts of Britain’s economic transformation, especially in relation to discourses and practices of comprehension, production, and exchange. It welcomes studies of governance and politics, particularly concerning forms of statecraft and political mobilization. It encourages studies of society and its discontents, especially in the context of traditions of social thought and protest and their role in framing patterns of sociality, inequality, and resistance. And it supports studies of culture in these transformations, and of culture as a discrete realm with its own institutions, forms, and conventions.
New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society is a book series based on scholarly research supported by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (CCK). Established to encourage intellectual exchange among scholars worldwide conducting research on China, the series features edited volumes in the humanities and related social sciences that bridge disciplinary or geographic boundaries and develop fresh approaches to the study of China, both ancient and modern. Books are developed from collaborative research programs, including conferences, workshops, and seminars, selected by the ACLS and supported by CCK.
Editors: John Lie, UC Berkeley; Noh Tae-Don, Seoul National University
International Advisory Board: Chang Dukjin (Sociology, Seoul National University); John Duncan (History and Director of the Center for Korean Studies, UCLA); Henry Em (History, New York University); Roger Janelli (Anthropology/East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University); Michael Shin (Korean Studies, University of Cambridge); Sem Vermeersch (Religious Studies, Seoul National University)
The Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies is a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley, and the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University. It is copublished by the Institute for International Studies at UC Berkeley and the University of California Press through the Global, Area, and International Archive (GAIA) imprint.
Since the 1980s, Korean studies has emerged as one of the fastest growing area studies, both in the West and in Asia. As the field has endeavored to define itself, scholars in a variety of humanistic and social-science disciplines have turned to Korea to understand such diverse phenomena as religious studies, colonialism, democratic movements, economic development, film, gender and sexuality, and nationalism, to name only a few. As Korean studies grows and diversifies, scholars need a truly international forum for intellectual exchange and dissemination. The Seoul-California series aims to be both a symbol of and a practical catalyst for enhanced international collaboration and dialogue within Korean studies.
The series seeks the best English-language books in Korean studies from scholars across the world. We seek research distinguished by theoretical and conceptual strength, richly grounded in empirical and historical considerations. We aim to represent the highest quality scholarship on both the modern and premodern worlds, rooted in both humanistic and social-science disciplines. We are especially interested in work arising from international collaborations.
Studies in Governance
Editors: Christopher Ansell and Mark Bevir, UC Berkeley
University of California Advisory Board: Helmut Anheier, UCLA; Martha Feldman, UC Irvine; Miles Kahler, UC San Diego; Aihwa Ong, UC Berkeley; Oran Young, UC Santa Barbara
Studies in Governance will publish innovative work exploring the comparative and transnational dimensions of new forms of governance. Contemporary public problems rarely fall neatly within the jurisdictions of particular agencies or even states. These problems call for new governing strategies that span jurisdictions, link people across levels of government, and mobilize a variety of stakeholders. New governance can blur the boundaries between public and private and blend features of state, market, and community. These governing experiments are international in scope, extending across the developed and developing worlds and the global commons.
New forms of governance pose theoretical and empirical questions about the relationship between state and society. Some see new governance as a result or a cause of the decline of the state; others see it as an adaptation of the state to increasing societal complexity. A host of new institutional forms—from public-private partnerships to global public policy networks—raise questions about the scope and limits of the state’s authority. Other initiatives expand access to the state and enhance citizen participation, raising democratic theory questions about whether they deepen democracy or entrench private government. Accountability has become a widespread concern for these new institutions and modes of participation.
This series will promote books that carve out a distinctive intellectual space to discuss and debate the new governance. Books in the series may draw inspiration from traditional fields like public administration, development studies, public policy, comparative politics, urban planning, or international relations, but should call attention to the distinctive features or impacts of new governance within these fields. The series is open to different theoretical and methodological traditions, but especially welcomes social constructivist or interpretive work that explores the meaning of new governance for those who participate in it or are affected by it.