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  • Uses of the Otherby Iver B. Neumann

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 67.50

    The field of international relations has recently witnessed a tremendous growth of interest in the theme of identity and its formation, construction, and deconstruction. In Uses of the Other, Iver B. Neumann demonstrates how thinking about identity in terms of the self and other may prove highly useful in the study of world politics. more...

  • The Return of History and the End of Dreamsby Robert Kagan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00

    Hopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities: Great powers are once again competing for honor and influence. The world remains ?unipolar,? but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats of regional conflict, and... more...

  • God Bless You, Joe Stalinby Lewis E. Kaplan

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95

    Stalin has been accused of many things; add to the list his role as the father of modern-day economics. The author traces the evolution of the concept of the Almighty Dollar against the backdrop of the Cold War, demonstrates how individual decisions made more...

  • Political Ethics and The United Nationsby Manuel Froehlich

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Based on a wealth of sources, files and interviews, and including previously unpublished material, this book explores the foundations of the political ethics of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, examining how they influenced his actions in several key crisis situations. Hammarskjöld?s political innovations, such... more...

  • Deviant Conduct in World Politicsby Deon Geldenhuys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 163.00

    A long list of countries - labelled outcasts, pariahs and rogues - have failed to meet international standards of good conduct. In the Cold War years Rhodesia, Israel, Chile, Taiwan and South Africa, among others, featured among the ranks of the disreputable. In modern world politics, the serious sinners not only include states: terrorists, rebels,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Cold Warby Ruud van Dijk; William Glenn Gray; Svetlana Savranskaya; Jeremi Suri; Qiang Zhai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 630.00

    Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War ? a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual... more...

  • Social Theory after the Holocaustby Robert Fine; Charles Turner

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 70.00

    This collection of essays explores the character and quality of the Holocaust’s impact and the abiding legacy it has left for social theory. The premise which informs the contributions is that, ten years after its publication, Zygmunt Bauman’s claim that social theory has either failed to address the Holocaust or protected itself from its... more...

  • The Cold Warby John Lewis Gaddis

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    Outstanding ... The most accessible distillation of that conflict yet written. ( The Boston Globe ) Energetically written and lucid, it makes an ideal introduction to the subject. ( The New York Times ) A fresh and admirably concise history . . . Gaddis's mastery of the material, his fluent style and eye for the telling anecdote make his new work... more...

  • Muslims in Western Politicsby Abdulkader H. Sinno

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20

    Looking closely at relations between Muslims and their host countries, Abdulkader H. Sinno and an international group of scholars examine questions of political representation, identity politics, civil liberties, immigration, and security issues. While many have problematized Muslims in the West, this... more...

  • Themes in Modern European History since 1945by Rosemary Wakeman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Broad in geographical scope, this collection explores the most important transformations and upheavals of post-1945 Europe in the light of recent scholarship. A wide array of authors from the UK, the USA and across Europe contribute twelve chapters consider key political, cultural and economic changes of an era that needs reevalutaion and reconsideration... more...