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- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00
In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action , President Jimmy Carter addresses the world?s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence against women and girls. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 24.00
The war against Iraq divided opinion throughout the world and generated a maelstrom of spin and counterspin. The man at the eye of the storm, and arguably the only key player to emerge from it with his integrity intact, was Hans Blix, head of the UN weapons inspection team. This is Dr. Blix?s account of what really happened during the months leading... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 23.95
In Afghanistan under Taliban rule, women were forbidden to work or go to school, they could not leave their homes without a male chaperone, and they could not be seen without a head-to-toe covering called the burqa . A woman?s slightest infractions were met with brutal public beatings. That is why it is both appropriate and incredible that the sole... more...