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  • Politics Beyond the Capitalby Kent Eaton

    Stanford University Press 2004; US$ 67.50

    A recent wave of decentralization in Latin America has increased the prominence of politicians at the subnational level. Politics Beyond the Capital is the first book to place this trend in comparative historical perspective, examining past episodes of decentralization alongside contemporary ones to determine whether consistent causal factors are... more...

  • From Global To Localby Finbarr Livesey

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 13.31

    For the past thirty years or more, the global economy has been run based on three big assumptions: globalisation will continue to increase; trade is the route to growth and development; and economic power is moving from West to East. But what if all these are wrong? From Global to Local shows how the world trading structure has already begun... more...

  • Progressby Johan Norberg

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 17.99

    It’s on the televisions, in the papers and in our minds. Every day we’re bludgeoned by news of how bad everything is financial collapse, unemployment, growing poverty, environmental disasters, disease, hunger, war. But the rarely acknowledged reality is that our progress over the past few decades has been unprecedented. By almost any index you care... more...

  • Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Aheadby Steven Pinker; Matt Ridley; Alain de Botton; Malcolm Gladwell

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 6.99

    Four of the world’s most renowned thinkers take on one of the biggest debates of the modern era. It’s just a brute fact that we don't throw virgins into volcanoes any more. We don't execute people for shoplifting a cabbage. And we used to.” - Steven Pinker The idea that because things have gotten better in the past they will continue to do so in... more...

  • Civil Society Organizations and the Global Response to HIV/AIDSby Julia Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Why has the response to HIV/AIDS been unique? How did civil society organizations gain access to global decision-making forums to demand exceptional attention and resources for HIV/AIDS? This book seeks to answer these questions, among others, through a critical international relations approach that enquires into the role of civil society in global... more...

  • Chronicles of the Egyptian Revolution and its Aftermath: 2011–2016by M. Cherif Bassiouni

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    This book analyses Egypt's 2011 Revolution, highlighting the struggle for freedom, justice, and human dignity in the face of economic and social problems, and an on-going military regime. more...

  • State Capture, Political Risks and International Businessby Johannes Leitner; Hannes Meissner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the OECD-area states provide security business to be conducted through a legal-institutional framework where state institutions, working in a legal-rational, predictable and effective manner, are often taken for granted. Worldwide, however the situation is very different. Private actors seize public institutions and processes accumulating ever... more...

  • Where Have All The Fascists Gone?by Tamir Bar-On

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Intellectual European New Right (ENR), also known as the nouvelle droite, is a cultural school of thought with origins in the revolutionary Right and neo-fascist milieux. Born in France in 1968, it situated itself in a Gramscian mould exclusively on the cultural terrain of political contestation in order to challenge the apparent ideological hegemony... more...

  • The End of the French Exception?by T. Chafer; E. Godin

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 113.37

    Analyzes the notion of the French exception and the ways in which it has informed both academic analysis and political commentary on France today. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach it examines the resilience of the notion of French exceptionalism and evaluates its relevance in a changing domestic and global context. more...

  • Resistance and Change in World Politicsby Svenja Gertheiss; Stefanie Herr; Klaus Dieter Wolf; Carmen Wunderlich

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 137.54

    This edited volume analyses different forms of resistance against international institutions and charts their success or failure in changing the normative orders embodied in these institutions. Non-state groups and specific states alike advocate alternative global politics, at the same time finding themselves demonized as pariahs and outlaws... more...