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- Encounter Books 2014; US$ 27.99
The United States is a nation in crisis. While Washington?s ability to address our most pressing challenges has been rendered nearly impotent by ongoing partisan warfare, we face an array of foreign-policy crises for which we seem increasingly unprepared. Among these, none is more formidable than the unprecedented partnership developing between Russia... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick?s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years?a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.50
How oil volatility may lead to violence among oil powers The world supply of oil is running out. Meanwhile, the balance of oil power is shifting away from the United States and the Arab states toward national oil companies (NOCs) in Russia, China, and some emerging economies in Africa and South America. As developing countries seek a middle-class... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95 US$ 16.50
A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothes When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished... more...
- University of NSW Press 1998; US$ 10.75
America has been seen by the rest of the world as fulfilling the gleaming promise of modernity and, paradoxically, as the nightmarish fate threatening to undermine global diversity. Rather than emphasising American hegemony and Australian cultural vulnerability, this collection of essays explores the negotiation of influence and power involved... more...
- Free Press 2000; US$ 25.99
No American reporter has more experience covering Iran or more access to the private corners of Iranian society than Elaine Sciolino. As a correspondent for Newsweek and The New York Times, she has reported on the key events of the past two decades. She was aboard the airplane that brought Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979; she was... more...
- Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 22.35
Ideas and concepts are arguably the most important legacy of the United Nations. Ahead of the Curve? analyzes the evolution of key ideas and concepts about international economic and social development born or nurtured, refined or applied under UN auspices since 1945. The authors evaluate the policy... more...
- Scribner 2002; US$ 23.95
"Islam's revival is reshaping Egypt and other Arab countries in ways beyond violent politics. The yearning for personal solace, a just political system, indigenous lifestyles, and relevant theology all await satisfaction....Just as the Nile runs through Egypt for almost eight hundred miles, giving it life, so also the Straight Way, the way of Allah,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
Peace-Maintenance explores the controversial concept that has evolved from diplomatic peacekeeping and military peace-enforcement. Jarat Chopra , the architect of peace-maintenance, outlines the limitations of traditional peacekeeping principles reliant on the increasingly questionable consent of belligerents. He traces the evolution of the political,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95
Political Parties and the European Union offers a panoramic survey of the political parties of contemporary Europe. It covers party politics from Scandinavia to Greece, focusing on how parties in the individual member states have responded to the processes of European integration. Despite a trend towards political convergence, national traditions... more...