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  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 13.32

    Annawadi is built on garbage dumps at the edge of Mumbai Airport, in the shadow of shining new luxury hotels. Its residents are scavengers, construction workers and economic migrants, all of them living in squalor in the hope that a small part of India's booming future will eventually be theirs. But when a murder rocks the slum community and global... more...

  • Inequality, Grievances, and Civil Warby Lars-Erik Cederman; Kristian Skrede Gleditsch; Halvard Buhaug

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    This book argues that political and economic inequalities following group lines generate grievances that in turn can motivate civil war. more...

  • Hillary Clinton in Her Own Wordsby Lisa Rogak

    Seal Press 2014; US$ 14.00

    Lisa Rogak, author of the New York Times bestseller Barack Obama in His Own Words , now brings readers Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words —quotations from the former First Lady, Senator from New York, and Secretary of State that go beyond politics. Topics range from leadership to life in the White House, and include her opinions on family, aging,... more...

  • Paying Bribes for Public Servicesby Richard Rose; Caryn Peiffer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book documents what happens when people encounter public officials. It draws on multi-national Barometer surveys asking questions about corruption and bribery in 119 countries. Clear prose, tables and figures report the answers given by more than 250,000 people and the conclusion sets out six principles for reducing bribery. more...

  • International Environmental Lawby Pierre-Marie Dupuy; Jorge E. Viņuales

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 38.00

    A concise, conceptually clear, and legally rigorous introduction to contemporary international environmental law and practice. more...

  • The Domestic Politics of Global Climate Changeby Guri Bang; Arild Underdal; Steinar Andresen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Why are some countries more willing and able than others to engage in climate change mitigation? The Domestic Politics of Global Climate Change compiles insights from experts in comparative politics and international relations to describe and explain climate policy trajectories of seven key actors: Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia,... more...

  • Puzzles of the Democratic Peaceby Karen Rasler; William R. Thompson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 45.00

    Ever since the revival of Kant's Perpetual Peace thesis, the linkages between democracy and peace has been a central topic in international relations research, with sustained debate over whether it exists and if it does, why it does. In this stimulating volume, two leading IR scholars place the democratic peace debate within a broader context, including... more...

  • The Devil's Highwayby Luis Alberto Urrea

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    The author of "Across the Wire" offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out. "Superb . . . Nothing less than a saga on the scale of the Exodus and an ordeal as heartbreaking as the Passion . . . The... more...

  • Systemic Action Researchby Danny Burns

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This book shows how Systemic Action Research can be integrated, in any context, to the process of social and organisational development and change. Filled with illustrative stories and pictures, it brings the concepts to life enabling the reader to develop a clear picture of how to put it into practice. more...

  • Understanding Iranby William R. Polk

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    William R. Polk provides an informative, readable history of a country which is moving quickly toward becoming the dominant power and culture of the Middle East. A former member of the State Department's Policy Planning Council, Polk describes a country and a history misunderstood by many in the West. While Iranians chafe under the yolk of their... more...