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Global Politics

This book is a major new introduction to international relations/global politics. Written by a leading textbook author, it is engaging, stimulating and...

Andrew Heywood

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The Legacy of the Crash

How the Financial Crisis Changed America and Britain

When the global financial system crashed, governments in America and Britain perfomed the greatest bailout in history. The legacy is record government debt,...

"...When the global financial system crashed, governments in America and Britain perfomed the greatest bailout in history. The legacy is record government debt,.... When the global financial system crashed, governments in America and Britain perfomed the greatest bailout in history. The legacy is record government debt, low growth and a new era of austerity. A stellar cast of contributors, including Tim Bale, Wyn Grant and Graham Wilson provide a sophisticated account of how the administrations are..."

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The Politics of Global Health Governance

United by Contagion

AIDS, Ebola, SARS and malaria--the list of deadly infectious diseases that provoke panic and cause devastating losses of life and economic welfare is virtually...

By Tania J. Keefe and Mark W. Zacher

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The Ideology of Tyranny

The Use of Neo-Gnostic Myth in American Politics

The Ideology of Tyranny traces the contemporary jargon of political correctness and the so-called ‘politics of diversity’ so prevalent in the academic and...

"...The Ideology of Tyranny traces the contemporary jargon of political correctness and the so-called ‘politics of diversity’ so prevalent in the academic and.... The Ideology of Tyranny traces the contemporary jargon of political correctness and the so-called ‘politics of diversity’ so prevalent in the academic and administrative discourse of the United States to the fantastic sociology of an obscure French pornographer, Georges Bataille (1897-1962). The celebration of violence sung in his works, ..."

Guido Giacomo Preparata

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Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God

From Revolution to Institutionalization

The Hezbollah movement is a product of the environment in which it operates and of the interactions as well as of the reciprocal relations between the players...

"...The Hezbollah movement is a product of the environment in which it operates and of the interactions as well as of the reciprocal relations between the players.... The Hezbollah movement is a product of the environment in which it operates and of the interactions as well as of the reciprocal relations between the players surrounding it. Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shiite movement with an affinity and a deep correlation with the Iranian system, yet it’s foundation stemmed  from the development of soc..."

Eitan Azani

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Foucault on Politics, Security and War interrogates Foucault's controversial genealogy of modern biopolitics. These essays situate Foucault's arguments,...

"...Foucault on Politics, Security and War interrogates Foucault's controversial genealogy of modern biopolitics. These essays situate Foucault's arguments,.... Foucault on Politics, Security and War interrogates Foucault's controversial genealogy of modern biopolitics. These essays situate Foucault's arguments, clarify the correlation of sovereign and bio-power and examine the relation of bios, nomos and race in relation to modern war.. ..."

By Michael Dillon and Andrew W. Neal

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The Good War

NATO and the Liberal Conscience in Afghanistan

The Good War tackles the issue of NATO in Afghanistan, exploring NATO's evolution in the 1990s and blending NATO's transformation from a reactive defense...

"...The Good War tackles the issue of NATO in Afghanistan, exploring NATO's evolution in the 1990s and blending NATO's transformation from a reactive defense.... The Good War tackles the issue of NATO in Afghanistan, exploring NATO's evolution in the 1990s and blending NATO's transformation from a reactive defense organization into a pro-active risk manager with the ethic of liberalism. It raises questions, such as why an alliance built upon the territorial defense of Europe ended up in Afghanistan..."

M.J. Williams

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Luz Arce and Pinochet's Chile

Testimony in the Aftermath of State Violence

Since the demise of the Pinochet dictatorship in 1990, collaboration and complicity--both in the torture chamber and civil society--have been taboo topics not...

"...Since the demise of the Pinochet dictatorship in 1990, collaboration and complicity--both in the torture chamber and civil society--have been taboo topics not.... Since the demise of the Pinochet dictatorship in 1990, collaboration and complicity--both in the torture chamber and civil society--have been taboo topics not only for the Chilean left but also for society at large. By revisiting the experience of Luz Arce Sandoval--a leftist militant turned collaborator with Pinochet’s secret police-..."

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Civilian Jihad

Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization, and Governance in the Middle East

The Middle East, a region infamous for political violence and a democratic deficit, boasts a rich but little-known history of nonviolent civilian-led struggles...

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Religion and Ethics in a Globalizing World

Conflict, Dialogue, and Transformation

Around the world religion is an increasingly vital and pervasive force in both personal and public life. Though this trend has been widely noted, its long-term...

By Luca Anceschi, Joseph Anthony Camilleri, Ruwan Palapathwala and Andrew Wicking

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American Foreign Policy in Regions of Conflict

A Global Perspective

America’s regional foreign policy priorities are shifting, toward Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa, and away from Europe and Russia. Wiarda...

Howard J. Wiarda

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Latin American Foreign Policies

Between Ideology and Pragmatism

In recent years several Latin American countries have adopted a more assertive and autonomous stance in their foreign policy. The growing rejection of...

By Gian Luca Gardini and Peter Lambert

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This volume introduces the concept of Islamist extremist “master narratives” and offers a method for identifying and analyzing them. Drawing on rhetorical and...

"...This volume introduces the concept of Islamist extremist “master narratives” and offers a method for identifying and analyzing them. Drawing on rhetorical and.... This volume introduces the concept of Islamist extremist “master narratives” and offers a method for identifying and analyzing them. Drawing on rhetorical and narrative theories, the chapters examine thirteen master narratives and explain how extremists use them to solidify their base, recruit new members, and motivate actions. The bo..."

By Jeffry R. Halverson, Steven R. Corman and H. L. Goodall Jr.

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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes Black women’s involvement in American political life, focusing on what they did to gain political...

"...Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes Black women’s involvement in American political life, focusing on what they did to gain political.... Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes Black women’s involvement in American political life, focusing on what they did to gain political power between 1961 and the present, and why, in many cases, they did not succeed. Duchess Harris demonstrates that Black women have tried to gain centrality through their participation ..."

Duchess Harris

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Mass Media, Politics and Democracy

Second Edition

This widely used and popular text provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the media and politics, covering the representation of politics...

"...This widely used and popular text provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the media and politics, covering the representation of politics.... This widely used and popular text provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the media and politics, covering the representation of politics in the media, the political impact of the media, the regulation of the media and the current and potential place of mass media in democratic societies. Systematically revised ..."

John Street

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The Fear of Insignificance

Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-first Century

In The Fear of Insignificance Carlo Strenger diagnoses the wide-spread fear of the global educated class of leading insignificant lives. Making use of...

Carlo Strenger

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Muslims and Jews in America

Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities

Jews and Muslims make up less than 3% of the total population of the United States. Yet, despite their relatively small numbers, the members of these two...

By Reza Aslan and Aaron J. Hahn Tapper

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