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  • After the Tall Timberby Renata Adler; Michael Wolff

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    What is really going on here? For decades Renata Adler has been asking and answering this question with unmatched urgency. In her essays and long-form journalism, she has captured the cultural zeitgeist, distrusted the accepted wisdom, and written stories that would otherwise go untold. As a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1963 to 2001, Adler... more...

  • Israeli-Palestinian Activismby Alexander Koensler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages in Israel's southern 'internal frontier'. Koensler outlines an ethnographic approach for the study of social movements... more...

  • Ethnicity, Democracy and Citizenship in Africaby Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores two kinds of citizenship deficits: those experienced by the Nubians in Kenya and, more centrally, those which represent the limits of citizenship theories. The author argues for an understanding of citizenship as made up of multiple component parts: status, rights and membership, which are often disaggregated through time, across... more...

  • Vor Lampedusaby Michaela Maria Müller

    Frohmann 2015; US$ 2.74

    "Bei dem Bootsunglück vor Lampedusa am 3. Oktober 2013 verloren 390 Menschen aus Eritrea und Somalia ihr Leben. Im Dezember 2013 machte ich mich auf die Reise an den Ort, der zu einem grausamen Symbol für eine verfehlte europäische Flüchtlingspolitik geworden ist. Im Essay Vor Lampedusa fasse ich nun meine Eindrücke zusammen." Michaela Maria... more...

  • Discontent and its Civilizationsby Mohsin Hamid

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    From ?one of his generation?s most inventive and gifted writers? ( The New York Times ) , intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and ?the war on terror.?   Mohsin Hamid?s brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a ?master... more...

  • Gay Shortsby Iain Dale

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 4.36

    When Matthew Todd, editor of the bestselling gay lifestyle magazine Attitude, approached broadcaster and political pundit Iain Dale asking him to write a monthly column for the publication, Dale did not have to think twice about his answer. That was back in early 2013 and, since then, Dale has written over twenty columns – or ‘gay shorts? – on a variety... more...

  • El Fin del Poderby Anónimo

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 4.57

    "El poder es cada vez más fácil de obtener, más difícil de usar y más fácil de perder", dice Moisés Naím en su libro. En esta revisión del éxito editorial El fin del poder, se presentan las ideas principales de este talentoso autor explicando por qué, el poder disgregado en una multitud de actores, representantes de los nuevos micropoderes,... more...

  • The End of Powerby Anonymous

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 4.57

    "In the twenty-first century, power is easier to get, harder to use and easier to lose", states Moisés Naím in his book The End of Power. In this review we outline his key ideas, which explain why power scattered among many actors, agents of new micropowers, poses one of the greatest current challenges.   Inhaltsverzeichnis The decay... more...

  • When the Facts Changeby Tony Judt

    Random House 2015; US$ 39.98

    A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century , spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans. Tony Judt?s first collection of essays, Reappraisals , was centred... more...

  • Assessing Barack Obama?s Africa Policyby Abdul Karim Bangura

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 42.99

    This book contains critical analyses of President Barack Obama?s foreign policy instruments toward Africa and suggests how to continue, strengthen, and modify these policy instruments. This book presents the objectives for vibrant and lasting relations between Africa and the United States and the concrete measures to achieve them. more...