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  • The Defense Industrial Baseby Dr Nayantara D. Hensel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The US and international defense industrial sectors have faced many challenges over the last twenty years, including cycles of growth and shrinkage in defense budgets, shifts in strategic defense priorities, and macroeconomic volatility. In the current environment, the defense sector faces a combination of these challenges and must struggle with the... more...

  • ?And so began the Irish Nation?by Dr Brendan Bradshaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Nationalism is a particularly slippery subject to define and understand, particularly when applied to early modern Europe. In this collection of essays, Brendan Bradshaw provides an insight into how concepts of ?nationalism? and ?national identity? can be understood and applied to pre-modern Ireland. Drawing upon a selection of his most provocative... more...

  • On Power and Ideologyby Noam Chomsky

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 16.00

    This succinct series of lectures lays out the parameters of Noam Chomsky's foreign policy analysis. more...

  • Reagan Rememberedby Gilbert Robinson

    Beaufort Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    <p>For the first time in presidential history, the major appointees of a president have come together to share stories and memories of their president, Ronald Reagan. These are never-before told personal anecdotes from 81 of President Reagan's appointees.</p><p>Former President George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell, Elizabeth Dole, Steve... more...

  • Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxisby Dr Stefano Giacchetti Ludovisi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This volume explores possibility of constructing a political outcome from the theory of the early years of the Frankfurt School, countering the commonly-made criticism that critical theory is highly speculative. With chapters exploring the work of figures central to the Frankfurt School, including Benjamin, Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Habermas and... more...

  • Virtue and Economyby Dr Andrius Bielskis; Dr Kelvin Knight; Dr Keith Breen; Dr Dan Bulley; Dr Susan McManus

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Interest in Aristotelianism and in virtue ethics has been growing for half a century but as yet the strengths of the study of Aristotelian ethics in politics have not been matched in economics. This ground-breaking text fills that gap. Challenging the premises of neoclassical economic theory, the contributors take issue with neoclassicism?s foundational... more...

  • Healthcare Robotsby Dr Aimee van Wynsberghe; Dr Jai Galliott; Professor Avery Plaw; Assoc Prof Katina Michael

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This study deals with an underexplored area of the emerging technologies debate: robotics in the healthcare setting. The author explores the role of care and develops a value-sensitive ethical framework for the eventual employment of care robots. Highlighting the range of positive and negative aspects associated with the initiative to design and use... more...

  • The Voice of Witness Readerby Dave Eggers

    McSweeney's 2015; US$ 9.99

    For ten years, Voice of Witness has illuminated contemporary human rights crises through its remarkable oral history book series. Founded by Dave Eggers, Lola Vollen and Mimi Lok, Voice of Witness has amplified the stories of hundreds of people impacted by some of the most crucial human rights crises of our time, including men and women living... more...

  • The Authoritarian Interludeby Dr Peter Marden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    What do we value as a political virtue? What are the core values of democracy in the modern era? What is a democratic culture and can it coexist with a predatory capitalist corporatism? Is democracy just about human rights? What is the nature of public dissent? These are some of the questions posed in this book as Peter Marden extends debates on... more...

  • Government of Peaceby Professor Ranabir Samaddar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Government of Peace addresses a major question in world politics today: how does post-colonial democracy produce a form of governance that copes with conflicts, insurgencies, revolts, and acute dissents? The contributors view social governance as a crucial component in answering this question and their narratives of governance aim to show how certain... more...