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  • What Does Europe Want?by Slavoj ?i?ek; Srecko Horvat

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Slavoj ?i?ek and Srecko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe?s growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity. To general observers, the European Union?s economic woes appear... more...

  • A Modest Proposalby Angus Reid; Mary Davies

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    A political book which is ideal for anyone interested in the power of words, the social rights of citizens and the potential independence of Scotland. more...

  • Caledonian Dreamingby Gerry Hassan

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    Caledonian Dreaming examines the state of contemporary Scotland, the independence referendum, and its wider consequences.In this accessible book, Hassan challenges the myths that define modern Scotland and its place in the United Kingdom. He forensically examines the shortcomings of Scottish society - from the 'missing Scotland' of voters disconnected... more...

  • Britain Rebootedby David Torrance

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95

    Why Scotland should be independent, what policies might be pursued by an independent Scotland, and so on. But as an academic might say, there is a gap in the literature: what about the case for Scotland remaining part of the UK?A New Union: Scotland in a Federal UK argues for a whole scale transformation of the famously uncodified British constitution.... more...

  • Small Nations in a Big Worldby Malcolm Harvey; Michael Keating

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Small northern European states have been a major point of reference in the Scottish independence debate. For nationalists, they have been an 'arc of prosperity' while in the aftermath of the financial crash, unionists lampooned the 'arc of insolvency'.Both characterisations are equally misleading. Small states can do well in the global... more...

  • Women Saying Noby Maria Fyfe

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95

    If a majority of us decide to vote YES on 18 September 2014, then that divorce from the rest of the UK is easy to do. No expensive lawyers. No cost except the travel to the polling station... No need to lift a finger. Just a cross on a ballot paper. But before you say, that’s great, think on... This is a decision we will live with for the rest... more...

  • Stories from Langleyby Edward Mickolus

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 28.95

    Applicants to the Central Intelligence Agency often asked Edward Mickolus what they might expect in a career there. Mickolus, a former CIA intelligence officer whose duties also included recruiting and public affairs, never had a simple answer. If applicants were considering a life in the National Clandestine Service, the answer was easy. Numerous... more...

  • The Geopolitics of Regional Powerby Sören Scholvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In the last two decades, various states from the Global South have emerged as important players in international relations. Most popular amongst them is China. Brazil, India and South Africa have also taken essential roles in global and regional politics. Compared to traditional great powers, they can be labelled ‘regional great powers’ or... more...

  • The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federationby Semahagn Gashu Abebe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Exploring how the application of these ideological principles has impacted on the structure and function of the... more...

  • The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countriesby Susana Salgado

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...