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Globalization

  • Nothing but a Circusby Daniel Levin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    'Brilliant observations on the anthropology of power. You will laugh aloud and you won't put it down' Daniel Kahneman In this eye-opening exploration of the human weaknesses for power, Daniel Levin takes us on a hilarious journey through the absurd world of our global elites, drawing unforgettable sketches of some of the puppets who stand guard,... more...

  • Age of Angerby Pankaj Mishra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    'This is the most astonishing, convincing, and disturbing book I've read in years' Joe Sacco 'Urgent, profound and extraordinarily timely...throws light on our contemporary predicament, when the neglected and dispossessed of the world have suddenly risen up to transform the world we thought we knew' John Banville How can we explain the origins... more...

  • Is Anything Happening?by Robin Lustig

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 19.99

    In the days before mobile phones, the internet and 24-hour news channels, the easiest way for a British foreign correspondent to find out what was going on in the world was to phone the local office of Reuters news agency and ask: 'Is anything happening?' That's how the award-winning BBC reporter and presenter Robin Lustig started out in journalism,... more...

  • Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Information Societyby Derrick Cogburn

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 109.86

    This book examines the role of transnational advocacy networks in enabling effective participation for individual citizens in the deliberative processes of global governance. Contextualized around the international conference setting of the United Nations-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003 and 2005, the book sees epistemic... more...

  • International Policy Diffusion and Participatory Budgetingby Osmany Porto de Oliveira

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.24

    This book explores the international diffusion of Participatory Budgeting (PB), a local policy created in 1989 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which has now spread worldwide. The book argues that the action of a group of individuals called ?Ambassadors of Participation? was crucial to make PB part of the international agenda. This international dimension... more...

  • The Trump Secretby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election surprised almost all major vote forecasters who predicted Hillary Clinton's victory. But 10 months earlier, in January 2016, Ryuho Okawa, Global Visionary, a renowned spiritual leader, and international best-selling author, had already foreseen Trump's victory. This book contains a series... more...

  • Acting Globallyby Celso Amorim

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 46.99

    The memoirs of former Brazilian foreign minister Celso Amorim take the reader behind the scenes of global politics, combining detailed accounts of international negotiations with candid descriptions of the world leaders Amorim came into close contact with, including Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Tony Blair.... more...

  • Class Choreographiesby Jane Kenway; Johannah Fahey; Debbie Epstein; Aaron Koh; Cameron McCarthy; Fazal Rizvi

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 76.41

    Elite schools have always been social choreographers par excellence. The world over, they put together highly dexterous performances as they stage and restage changing relations of ruling. They are adept at aligning their social choreographies to shifting historical conditions and cultural tastes. In multiple theatres, they now regularly rehearse the... more...

  • Auswirkungen internationaler Konferenzen auf soziale Bewegungenby Melanie Müller

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 26.77

    Melanie Müller untersucht die Folgen der Integration der verschiedenen Weltregionen in das System der Vereinten Nationen für soziale Bewegungen. Am Fallbeispiel Südafrika zeigt sie, dass internationale Konferenzen als ?transformatives Ereignis? charakterisiert werden können, das Entwicklungen innerhalb von sozialen Bewegungen in Gang setzt und diese... more...

  • Global Public Procurement Theories and Practicesby Khi V. Thai

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 116.86

    This book discusses current theories and practices in the field of public procurement. Over the past few decades, public procurement has had to evolve conceptually and organizationally in the face of unrelenting budget constraints, government downsizing, public demand for increased transparency in public procurement, as well as greater concerns about... more...