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  • Good Muslim, Bad Muslimby Mahmood Mamdani

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2005; US$ 16.00

    In this brilliant look at the rise of political Islam, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been asking since 9/11: how did this happen? Mamdani dispels the idea of ?good? (secular, westernized) and ?bad? (premodern, fanatical) Muslims, pointing... more...

  • The Looming Towerby Lawrence Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95

    UPDATED AND WITH A NEW AFTERWORD National Book Award Finalist A Time , Newsweek , Washington Post , Chicago Tribune , and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and... more...

  • Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspectiveby Alec C. Ewald; Brandon Rottinghaus

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    The book analyzes a contemporary policy question at the nexus of democracy, criminal justice, and constitutional citizenship. more...

  • International Security: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher S. Browning

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99

    Since the end of the Cold war, the international security agenda has become increasingly important. This Very Short Introduction considers traditional topics such as war and peace, military strategy and nuclear weapons, alongside other issues such as climate change, international migration, poverty, and international terrorism. more...

  • A Call to Actionby Jimmy Carter

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action , President Jimmy Carter addresses the world?s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence against women and girls. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report... more...

  • Strategies of Containmentby John Lewis Gaddis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 12.99

    This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough critical analysis of George F. Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC-68, the Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," the Kennedy-Johnson "flexible response" strategy,... more...

  • The Cultural Politics of Human Rightsby Kate Nash

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Explores how crucial cultural politics is to the realization of human rights ideals. more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of New Security Studiesby J. Peter Burgess

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This new Handbook gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research by a group of leading international scholars in the subdiscipline of Critical Security Studies. In today?s globalised setting, the challenge of maintaining security is no longer limited to the traditional foreign-policy and military tools of the nation-state,... more...

  • The Quiet Threatby Ronald L. Mendell

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 43.95

    In the years since the first edition, industrial and corporate espionage have not diminished. There has been, however, an increase in awareness about the issues. There are more graduate-level programs in business and in security that are offering courses and training on intelligence gathering in the commercial sector. Training in the protection of... more...

  • Cloning Terrorby W. J. T. Mitchell

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The  phrase ?War on Terror? has quietly been retired from official usage, but it persists in the American psyche, and our understanding of it is hardly complete. Nor will it be, W. J. T Mitchell argues, without a grasp of the images that it spawned, and that spawned it. Exploring the role of verbal and visual images in the War on Terror, Mitchell... more...