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  • What Do We Know about Civil Wars?by T. David Mason; Sara McLaughlin Mitchell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 38.99

    In this timely book, leading scholars guide us through what the latest research tells us about the onset, duration, outcomes, and recurrence of civil wars, as well as the ongoing consequences of conflicts in war-torn countries such as Syria, Sudan, and Rwanda. more...

  • A Very English Scandalby John Preston

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 27.18

    The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to murder. It's the late 1960s and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's... more...

  • Demands on Democracyby José María Maravall

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99

    A thorough examination of the past and present experience of representative democracies and how it relates to the normative claims of democratic theory. more...

  • A Rage for Orderby Robert F. Worth

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.82

    In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Their bravery and idealism stirred observers around the world and led militant jihadists to worry that they had been superseded... more...

  • Who Rules the World?by Noam Chomsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 30.38

    Internationally renowned political commentator Noam Chomsky examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post 9/11 world Noam Chomsky is the world's foremost intellectual activist. Over the last half century, no one has done more to question the great global powers who govern our lives, forensically scrutinizing policies and actions,... more...

  • Institutionalizing State Responsibilityby Vincent-Joël Proulx

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 119.99

    UN organs play a significant role in implementing the law of State responsibility in global security contexts. This book analyses how the ICJ, the General Assembly and the Security Council contribute to the implementation of the laws of State responsibility, using transnational terrorism as its principal case study. more...

  • The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europeby Oren Margolis

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99

    A study of René of Anjou, a French prince and exiled king of Naples, and how he engaged his Italian network in a programme of cultural politics conducted with an eye towards a return to power in the peninsula, this volume seeks to understand the politics of culture in early Renaissance Europe through the lens of Italian humanism and art. more...

  • Infectious Changeby Katherine Mason

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    In February 2003, a Chinese physician crossed the border between mainland China and Hong Kong, spreading Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)?a novel flu-like virus?to over a dozen international hotel guests. SARS went on to kill about 800 people and sicken 8,000 worldwide. By July 2003 the disease had disappeared, but it left an indelible change... more...

  • The Unsettled Sectorby Analiese Richard

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    In late twentieth century Mexico, the NGO "boom" was hailed as an harbinger of social change and democratic transition, with NGOs poised to transform the relationship between states and civil society on a global scale. And yet, great as the expectations were for NGOs to empower the poor and disenfranchised, their work is rooted in much older civic... more...

  • Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Societyby Julie Fedor; Samuel Greene; Andre Härtel; Andrey Makarychev; Andreas Umland

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    This special issue focuses on protest movements operating outside of the mainstream in patriarchal and authoritarian societies. Themes covered include the place of feminist and gender equality movements in democratically restricted environments, intersections between feminism and nationalism, the possibilities of right-wing feminism and pop feminism,... more...