Dmitry Pozhidaev

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (53 of 57)
Location: Belgrade, Serbia


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The Death of Yugoslavia (BBC) by Allan Little
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An excellent, easy to read and very balanced text on the breakup of Yugoslavia. It is difficult not to take sides when writing about the bloody and turbulent period of the Yugoslav history in 1991-1996 but the authors, by and large, manage to avoid partisanship. Importantly, this book also describes the background of the Yugoslav conflict, with historic and economic digressions going several decades back to explain the sources of the conflict. The book may serve as a very informative albeit somewhat grim introduction into former Yugoslavia before and during its dissolution. What a land it was!
Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes by V Clark
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic gossiping, 16 Mar 2011
Clark's was one of the books I bought before my posting to Yemen. Comparing hers to those other books, the greatest achievement of the author is putting Yemen's history and present in a very digestable, easy-to-read and, I would say, cosy framework. It is not overloaded with details (at the exepnse of comprehensive and accurancy, no doubts) but this broad-brush picture allows one to form a holistic impression of Yemen. This favorably compares this book to others, such as Dresch's A History of Modern Yemen (which I also bought). Dresch's book may be a useful source of academic information about Yemen but I would not recommend it to… Read more
Leadership: Limits and Possibilities (Management, &hellip by Professor Keith Grint
5.0 out of 5 stars It makes you think, 16 July 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, which was chosen by the University of Birmingham for their MPA program, for two reasons: a very good theoretical perspective on leadership and interesting examples. From the beginning, Grint identifies a clear analysis framework for leadership along four dimensions: person, result, position, and process. Theoretically, it's an interesting attempt to apply ANT (Action-Network Theory) to analysis of leadership (althogh this application is not systematic across all dimensions). The examples are refreshing, yammy: from King Lear and Dr. Strangelove to the Battle of Normandy, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the US civil rights movement. Ater so many leadership… Read more

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