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  • Understanding Homeland Securityby Clarence Augustus Martin

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 64.00 US$ 54.40

    Dr. Gus Martin?s Understanding Homeland Security, Second Edition is a thoroughly updated textbook offering much-needed insight into the complex nature of issues addressed by the homeland security enterprise. This comprehensive textbook addresses such subject areas as emergency management, terrorism, criminal justice administration, intelligence,... more...

  • Disciplining Terrorby Lisa Stampnitzky

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Examines how political violence became 'terrorism', and how this transformation ultimately led to the current 'war on terror'. more...

  • Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economyby Shae Garwood; Sky Croeser; Christalla Yakinthou; Sarah Adler-Milstein; Caroline Baillie; Mark Barenberg; Kristina Areskog Bjurling; Jessica Champagne; Bharati Chaturvedi; Sky Croeser; Ralph Early; Eric Feinblatt; Shae Garwood; Theresa Haas; Michael Heasman; Claire Litton-Cohn; Sanjiv Pandita; Fahmi Panimbang

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 44.99

    Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy: Voices from the Field provides a global perspective on efforts to create social change. Contributors ground their case studies in strong relationships with activists and advocates, while introductory and concluding chapters aid the reader in understanding the common themes that tie these case studies... more...

  • Until We Are Freeby Shirin Ebadi

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.00

    For years the Islamic Republic tried to intimidate Ebadi, but after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rose to power in 2005, the censorship and persecution intensified. The government wiretapped Ebadi?s phones, bugged her law firm, sent spies to follow her, harassed her colleagues, detained her daughter, and arrested her sister on trumped-up charges. It shut... more...

  • Terrorism and Counterterrorismby Brigitte L Nacos

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 85.95

    Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the age of ISIS/ISIL, Terrorism and Counterterrorism investigates this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. In this comprehensive and highly readable text, renowned expert Brigitte Nacos clearly defines terrorism's diverse causes,... more...

  • Maximalistby Stephen Sestanovich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95

    From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America?s global dominance. Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy in an unexpected new light, while drawing fresh, compelling lessons for the present and future. When the United States has succeeded in the world, Stephen... more...

  • American Conspiracy Theoriesby Joseph E. Uscinski; Joseph M. Parent

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    What is it in American culture that makes conspiracy theories proliferate? Who is targeted, and why? Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent argue that power asymmetries, both foreign and domestic, are the main drivers behind conspiracy theories, and that those at the bottom of power hierarchies have a strategic interest in blaming those at the top-in... more...

  • The Osama bin Laden I Knowby Peter L. Bergen

    Free Press 2006; US$ 30.99

    The Osama bin Laden I Know is an unprecedented oral history of Osama bin Laden's rise to revered leader of al Qaeda. Peter Bergen takes the reader onto the battlefields of Afghanistan as bin Laden goes from a shy, quiet teen to a leader; he brings you into Osama's intimate family life as he lives under the radar in Sudan, then Afghanistan; he puts... more...

  • The Hollow Hopeby Gerald N. Rosenberg

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    In follow-up studies, dozens of reviews, and even a book of essays evaluating his conclusions, Gerald Rosenberg?s critics?not to mention his supporters?have spent nearly two decades debating the arguments he first put forward in The Hollow Hope . With this substantially expanded second edition of his landmark work, Rosenberg himself steps back into... more...

  • Afeni Shakurby Jasmine Guy

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.00

    One of the most visible figures in both the hip-hop and civil rights movements charts her moral and spiritual development in a stirring and poignant memoir spanning five decades. As a child growing up in North Carolina, Alice Faye Williams knew that the most important thing her impoverished family lacked was land; as she puts it, "The land, to live... more...