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  • The Cold Warby Merrilyn Thomas

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This guide exposes the reality behind the war between capitalism and communism, two ideologies divided by the Iron Curtain. New revelations show that what was once regarded as simply a struggle between good and evil was in fact a far more complex affair. Merrilyn Thomas peels back the layers of deception and intrigue and offers a penetrating assessment... more...

  • The Long 1968by Daniel J. Sherman; Ruud van Dijk; Jasmine Alinder; A. Aneesh

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, revolutions in theory, politics, and cultural experimentation swept around the world. These changes had as great a transformative impact on the right as on the left. A touchstone for activists, artists, and theorists of all stripes, the year 1968 has taken on new significance for the present moment, which bears... 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 Other Cold Warby Heonik Kwon

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    In this conceptually bold project, Heonik Kwon uses anthropology to interrogate the cold war's cultural and historical narratives. Adopting a truly panoramic view of local politics and international events, he challenges the notion that the cold war was a global struggle fought uniformly around the world and that the end of the war marked a radical,... more...

  • The New Muslim Brotherhood in the Westby Lorenzo Vidino

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    In both Europe and North America, organizations tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional, richly funded organizations. They now compete to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see... more...

  • Myths of the Cold Warby Albert L. Weeks

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In this book, Albert L. Weeks provides a lucid analysis of the Cold War as he dispels the myths that have made their way into contemporary historiography on the topic, while using the conflict as a lens through which to view contemporary crises, such as Russia?s recent intervention in Ukraine. 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...

  • Den Staat denkenby Rüdiger Voigt

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 79.71

    Im Zentrum des Buches steht die Frage: »Wie kann man den Staat in einer Zeit denken, die aus den Fugen geraten zu sein scheint?« Der Band richtet sich an alle, die sich mit dem Wandel von Staatlichkeit beschäftigen und dabei die Grundbedingungen des Staates nicht aus den Augen verlieren wollen. Stimmen zur Vorauflage: »Das Buch von... more...

  • Empires at Warby Francis Pike

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 31.00

    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...

  • Archives of Authorityby Andrew N. Rubin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 39.50

    Combining literary, cultural, and political history, and based on extensive archival research, including previously unseen FBI and CIA documents, Archives of Authority argues that cultural politics--specifically America's often covert patronage of the arts--played a highly important role in the transfer of imperial authority from Britain to the... more...