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  • Reordering the Worldby Duncan Bell

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50

    Reordering the World is a penetrating account of the complexity and contradictions found in liberal visions of empire. Focusing mainly on nineteenth-century Britain?at the time the largest empire in history and a key incubator of liberal political thought?Duncan Bell sheds new light on some of the most important themes in modern imperial ideology.... more...

  • Kingdoms in the Airby Bob Shacochis

    Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2016; US$ 26.00

    Shacochis has extended his knowledge and imagination into places most of us have never ventured.? Washington Post Best known for his sweeping international and political fiction narratives, including The Woman Who Lost Her Soul , which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bob Shacochis began his writing career as... more...

  • Inequality and Violenceby Anna Cornelia Beyer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    With Theory of International Politics Kenneth Waltz established Neo-realism as a major school of thought in IR, which still remains a dominant approach within the discipline in the Anglo-American world and beyond. Man, the State and War - his first contribution to the debate in IR and the predecessor to Theory of International Politics - received praise... more...

  • Institutionalizing Agonistic Democracyby Ed Wingenbach

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The first book length study of agonism as a mature account of democratic politics, Institutionalizing Agonistic Democracy provides a lucid overview of agonistic democratic theories and demonstrates the viability of this approach for institutional politics. Situating agonistic democracy within and against debates about radical democracy, foundationalism,... more...

  • No Miracleby Mitchell Wigdor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    No Miracle examines the role of institutions in bridging the 'digital divide' between rich and poor nations and what that means for the country's integration into a global economy. Shifting the debate from whether institutions are important to economic development to which institutions are important and how to build them, Mitchell Wigdor expertly... more...

  • Obama, the Media, and Framing the U.S. Exit from Iraq and Afghanistanby Erika G. King

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Situating Obama?s end-of-war discourse in the historical context of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Obama, the Media, and Framing the U.S. Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan begins with a detailed comparison with the Bush war-on-terror security narrative before examining elements of continuity and change in post-9/11 elite rhetoric. Erika King deftly employs... more...

  • Discourse, Dictators and Democratsby Richard D. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Voting hides a familiar puzzle. Many people take the trouble to vote even though each voter's prospect of deciding the election is nearly nil. Russians vote even when pervasive electoral fraud virtually eliminates even that slim chance. The right to vote has commonly been won by protesters who risked death or injury even though any one protester could... more...

  • Conservative Politics in National and Imperial Crisisby Stuart Ball

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 180.00

    Whilst serving in the prestigious post of Viceroy of India between 1926 and 1931, Lord Irwin (later the Earl of Halifax) was kept informed about political events in Britain by frequent and lengthy letters from Cabinet Ministers, senior Conservative MPs and other prominent figures, such as the editor of The Times. Covering events from the General Strike... more...

  • Parties, Elections and Electoral Contestsby Marc Guinjoan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    According to the Duvergerian theories, in the long run, only viable parties are expected to stand for elections. Non-viable parties should join a pre-electoral coalition with another party or withdraw from competition entirely. Why then do non-viable political parties throughout the world systematically continue presenting candidates? This book responds... more...

  • Living with HIV and Dying with AIDSby Lesley Doyal

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    There is now a vast literature on HIV and AIDS but much of it is based on traditional biomedical or epidemiological approaches. Hence it tells us very little about the experiences of the millions of people whose living and dying constitute the reality of this devastating pandemic. Doyal brings together findings from a wide range of empirical studies... more...