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  • Muslim Spaces of Hopeby Richard Phillips

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 37.95

    Debates about contemporary Islam and Muslims in the West have taken some negative turns in the depressing atmosphere of the war on terror and its aftermath. This book argues that we have been too preoccupied with problems, not enough with solutions. It acknowledges but challenges what has come to be viewed as the 'Islamic problem' - the widespread... more...

  • Völkerwanderungszeitliche "Blechfibeln"by Florian Gauß

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 280.00

    Because of their chronology and geographical distribution, double-plate fibulas ? pins for closing clothing ? have long been regarded as a clear archaeological indicator for the Gothic migrations known from written sources. The present study undertakes a critical appraisal of previous interpretations of this central category of find from the Great... more...

  • Ill Fares the Landby Tony Judt

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 25.95

    A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals. As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the guarantee of security, stability, and fairness-is no longer guaranteed; in fact, it's no longer part of the common discourse. Tony... more...

  • Violence, Veils and Bloodlinesby Louis J. Salome

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    This memoir by an American journalist explores how entrenched notions of self, family, and tribalism dictate human behavior in our modern world. Salome's work as a foreign correspondent, reporting from such places as Belfast, Kabul, Bosnia and Somalia, provided him with a unique perspective on the role nationalism and tribalism play in conflicts... more...

  • From Our Own Correspondentby Tony Grant

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    The flagship Radio 4 programme From Our Own Correspondent gives Britain's most celebrated reporters the chance to describe much more than they can in a normal report: context, history and characters encountered en route. And for the fiftieth anniversary of the programme Profile collected together the programme's best pieces. From Our Own Correspondent... more...

  • The Marshall Planby Michael J. Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 43.00

    Hogan shows how The Marshall Plan was more than an effort to put American aid behind the economic reconstruction of Europe. more...

  • Empires at Warby Francis Pike

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 34.00

    Asia - with four billion people, almost two-thirds of the world?s population, a huge landmass and the fastest-growing economies - has in the past decade transformed the geopolitical global balance. Empires at War gives a dramatic narrative account of how this ?Modern Asia? came into being. Taking the bombing of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 as its starting... more...

  • Investments into the Futureby Gerhard Schroder

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 19.50

    This book contains the text of the Singapore Lecture delivered by Gerhard Schroder on 13 May 2003.... more...

  • The Politics of Recessionby Maurice Mullard

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    This timely, interdisciplinary book utilizes the tools of politics, economics and social policy to explore the recent global financial crisis, which, the author argues, irrefutably confirmed the absence of a public interest perspective in policy making. Maurice Mullard points out that recessions are not collective shared experiences. Recessions create... more...

  • Iron Ladyby Stephen Blake; Andrew John

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    Published to coincide with the UK release of the film The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Reveals the private woman behind the leader once dubbed the 'Iron Lady', and offers a valuable insight into the mind of one of the most successful and influential politicians of all time. more...