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Political Freedom & Security

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  • Regulation and Public Interestsby Steven P. Croley

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    Not since the 1960s have U.S. politicians, Republican or Democrat, campaigned on platforms defending big government, much less the use of regulation to help solve social ills. And since the late 1970s, "deregulation" has become perhaps the most ubiquitous political catchword of all. This book takes on the critics of government regulation. Providing... more...

  • Resource Warsby Michael Klare

    Henry Holt and Co. 2001; US$ 6.79

    This sobering look at the future of warfare predicts that conflicts will now be fought over diminishing supplies of our most precious natural resources. From the barren oilfields of Central Asia to the lush Nile delta, from the busy shipping lanes of the South China Sea to the uranium mines and diamond fields of sub-Saharan Africa, Resource Wars... more...

  • Island of Shameby David Vine

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the little-known base has been instrumental in American military operations from the Cold... more...

  • Enemiesby Tim Weiner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 21.14

    The epic, disturbing story of how the FBI is America's real secret service 'Such creatures of passion, disloyalty, and anarchy must be crushed out. The hand of our power should close over them at once' President Woodrow Wilson, 1919 The United States is a country founded on the ideals of democracy and freedom, yet throughout the last century... more...

  • The Middle East Todayby Dona J. Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The new edition of The Middle East Today provides an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. This updated and revised edition features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their learning, including; detailed maps and images, case... more...

  • Intelligence Investigationsby Ralph Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Military intelligence, grossly neglected during the interwar period, had by mid-1942 proved itself indispensable through information gathered from intercepted radio messages in the supposedly unbreakable German Enigma cipher. Ralph Bennett, who worked for four years at Bletchley Park as a senior producer of the intelligence (Ultra') derived from the... more...

  • Practical Aviation Securityby Jeffrey Price

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 79.95

    The second edition of Practical Aviation Security is a complete guide to the aviation security system, from crucial historical events to the policies, policymakers, and major terrorist and criminal acts that have shaped the procedures in use today. The tip-of-the-spear technologies that are shaping the future are also addressed. This text equips... more...

  • China in the 21st Centuryby Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom offers a fully updated and revised edition of his popular introdution to China, providing cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding modern China, and a framework for understanding its meteoric rise. more...

  • Trustees on Trialby Rosalind Kidd

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Ros Kidd uses official correspondence to reveal the extraordinary extent of government controls over Aboriginal wages, savings, endowments and pensions in twentieth century Queensland. In a disturbing indictment of the government’s $4000 reparations offer, Kidd unpicks official dealings on the huge trust funds compiled from private income and... more...

  • Are Prisons Obsolete?by Angela Y. Davis

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 11.95

    With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.... more...