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Supplemental Reading in Political Science and IR

These recent scholarly titles in Political Science may be just what you need in your courses, fostering critical thinking, international perspective and a solid scholarly presentation.

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The Arab Spring

The End of Postcolonialism

This pioneering elucidation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East. In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the...

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Border Watch

Cultures of Immigration, Detention and Control

Questions over immigration and asylum face almost all Western countries. Should only economically useful immigrants be allowed? What should be done with...

Alexandra Hall

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Pakistan

The US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies

The killing of Osama bin Laden highlighted the tense relationship between the US and Pakistani governments. This book considers the evolving nature of this...

By Usama Butt and Julian Schofield

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The Fall of the US Empire

Global Fault-Lines and the Shifting Imperial Order

Whither the US empire? Despite Washington's military supremacy, its economic foundations have been weakening since the Vietnam war - accelerated by the great...

By Vassilis K. Fouskas and Bulent Gokay

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Latin America in the 21st Century

Nations, Regionalism, Globalization

Twenty-first century Latin America is rich in history, culture, and political and social experimentation. In this fascinating and insightful analysis, Gardini...

Gian Luca Gardini

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The Activists' Handbook

A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy

The Activists' Handbook is a powerful guide to grassroots activism. A priceless resource for everyone ready to make a difference, environmental activist Aidan...

Aidan Ricketts

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Palgrave Macmillan

The Power of Interdependence

Lessons from Africa

The Power of Interdependence challenges dominant views in global affairs, that individual countries maintain control over the international system. It advances...

"...The Power of Interdependence challenges dominant views in global affairs, that individual countries maintain control over the international system. It advances.... The Power of Interdependence challenges dominant views in global affairs, that individual countries maintain control over the international system. It advances an alternative possibility, that in fact, the power of individual countries is now being matched and at times consumed by the power of supranational organizations, which are i..."

David Oladipupo Kuranga

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Players in the Public Policy Process

Nonprofits as Social Capital and Agents

Winner of the 2005 Charles Levine Prize for the Best Book in Comparative Policy and Administration. Author Herrington J. Bryce focuses on the nonprofit...

Herrington J. Bryce

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Inevitable Democracy in the Arab World

New Realities in an Ancient Land

The stakes have never been higher in a region at the center of the world's attention. What is behind the Arab Spring and what is likely to be the outcome? In...

"...The stakes have never been higher in a region at the center of the world's attention. What is behind the Arab Spring and what is likely to be the outcome? In.... The stakes have never been higher in a region at the center of the world's attention. What is behind the Arab Spring and what is likely to be the outcome? In this comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and thought-provoking book, Wissam S. Yafi argues that there are four dynamics leading to inevitable change in the Arab region: geopolitical..."

Wissam S. Yafi

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Written from diverse perspectives, the eleven essays that make up Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics portray the Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian novelist...

"...Written from diverse perspectives, the eleven essays that make up Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics portray the Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian novelist.... Written from diverse perspectives, the eleven essays that make up Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics portray the Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian novelist not only as one of the most celebrated writers of the last 50 years, but also as a central influence on the region's political evolution.Ever since his conversion to free market ide..."

By Juan E. De Castro and Nicholas Birns

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Displaced

The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement

Although displacement is often associated with conflict zones, millions of people are resettled yearly in the name of development and progress. They endure...

"...Although displacement is often associated with conflict zones, millions of people are resettled yearly in the name of development and progress. They endure.... Although displacement is often associated with conflict zones, millions of people are resettled yearly in the name of development and progress. They endure social and cultural disruption as well as economic upheaval, and their voices are rarely heard. This groundbreaking volume collects oral histories that reveal the challenges they face..."

By Olivia Bennett and Christopher McDowell

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Real-Time Diplomacy

Politics and Power in the Social Media Era

The 2011 uprisings in the Middle East proved that democracy retains its appeal, even to people who have long lived without it. They also illustrated how, in a...

Philip Seib

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Indispensable for students of diplomacy and junior members of diplomatic services, this dictionary not only covers diplomacy's jargon but also includes entries...

By G.R. Berridge and Lorna Lloyd

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Obama and the Middle East

The End of America's Moment?

A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East   The 2011 Arab Spring upended the status...

Fawaz A. Gerges

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The Palestine-Israel Conflict

A Basic Introduction

The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict of the twentieth, and now twenty-first, century. Yet the way it is reported in the...

By Gregory Harms and Todd Ferry

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International Development Policy

Aid, Emerging Economies and Global Policies

International development cooperation is undergoing a revolution. The authors question how far bilateral and multilateral aid agencies succeed in mainstreaming...

"...International development cooperation is undergoing a revolution. The authors question how far bilateral and multilateral aid agencies succeed in mainstreaming.... International development cooperation is undergoing a revolution. The authors question how far bilateral and multilateral aid agencies succeed in mainstreaming global issues in their operations and assess how emerging and traditional donors address competing objectives, often with diverging rationales. Cases include Brazil, China and..."

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Memory of Silence

The Guatemalan Truth Commission Report

Memory of Silence is an edited one-volume version of the Guatemalan Truth Commission report, presenting the definitive account of one of the most brutal cases...

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Al Jazeera English

Global News in a Changing World

Although Al Jazeera English has yet to receive to receive the attention accorded to its Arabic-language elder sibling, it is in many ways the more interesting...

"...Although Al Jazeera English has yet to receive to receive the attention accorded to its Arabic-language elder sibling, it is in many ways the more interesting.... Although Al Jazeera English has yet to receive to receive the attention accorded to its Arabic-language elder sibling, it is in many ways the more interesting of the two. It seeks to redefine global news coverage by focusing on areas traditionally neglected by most news organizations, and its potential audience is many times larger th..."

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The Confiscation of American Prosperity

From Right-Wing Extremism and Economic Ideology to the Next Great Depression

This book argues that the right-wing revolution in the United States has created deepening inequality and will lead to economic catastrophe. The author makes...

Michael Perelman

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Theorizing Power

If we're interested in why society changes and develops, and if we want to identify the forces that influence our personal beliefs and choices, then we must...

Jonathan Hearn

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Arab Spring Dreams

The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran

From a gay man secretly mourning his lover's suicide in Morocco to a young woman denied schooling because of religious discrimination in Iran, Arab Spring...

By Nasser Weddady, Sohrab Ahmari and Gloria Steinem

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President Obama and Education Reform

The Personal and the Political

President Obama and Education Reform offers a comprehensive description and analysis of President Obama's education agenda. The Obama administration has...

By Robert Maranto and Michael Q. McShane

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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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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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