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  • Civilising Globalisationby David Kinley

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    In this 2009 book, David Kinley provides an agenda for how we can protect and promote human rights without sacrificing global economic growth. more...

  • A Question of Tortureby Alfred McCoy

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 19.99

    A startling exposé of the CIA?s development and spread of psychological torture, from the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and beyond     In this revelatory account of the CIA?s secret, fifty-year effort to develop new forms of torture, historian Alfred W. McCoy uncovers the deep, disturbing roots of recent scandals at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo. Far from... more...

  • Great Games, Local Rulesby Alexander Cooley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 14.99

    The struggle between Russia and Great Britain over Central Asia in the nineteenth century was the original "great game." But in the past quarter century, a new "great game" has emerged, pitting America against a newly aggressive Russia and a resource-hungry China, all struggling for influence over one of the volatile areas in the... more...

  • The Police Managerby Egan K. Green; Ronald G. Lynch; Scott R. Lynch

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 44.95

    The Police Manager gives practical, field-tested guidance to students and professionals who aspire to leadership roles in law enforcement, providing a comprehensive explanation of issues and challenges that they will face as police supervisors. The book is divided into four parts, covering historical and philosophical underpinnings, behavioral aspects... more...

  • The Democratic Republic of Congoby Michael Deibert

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been home to the deadliest conflicts of the postwar era and hosts the world’s largest UN peacekeeping mission. In this compelling book, acclaimed journalist Michael Deibert travels from war-torn villages in the country’s east to the capital of Kinshasa to bring us the voices of the Congolese and explore... more...

  • Terror and Consentby Philip Bobbitt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Philip Bobbitt follows his magisterial Shield of Achilles with an equally provocative analysis of the West's struggle against terror. Boldly stating that the primary driver of terrorism is not Islam but the emergence of market states (like the U.S. and the E.U.), Bobbitt warns of an era where weapons of mass destruction will be commodified and the... more...

  • My Life with the Talibanby Abdul Salam Zaeef

    Hurst 2010; US$ 14.50

    This is the autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, a senior former member of the Taliban. His memoirs, translated from Pashto, are more than just a personal account of his extraordinary life. My Life with the Taliban offers a counter-narrative to the standard accounts of Afghanistan since 1979. Zaeef describes growing up in rural poverty in Kandahar province.... more...

  • Storming the Courtby Brandt Goldstein

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    A tale more riveting than fiction, Storming the Court is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political... more...

  • German Resistance against Hitlerby Klemens von Klemperer

    Clarendon Press 1992; US$ 54.99

    Klemens von Klemperer's scholarly and detailed study uncovers the beliefs and activities of numerous individuals who fought against Nazism within Germany, and traces their many efforts to forge alliances with Hitler's opponents outside the Third Reich. - ;Klemens von Klemperer's scholarly and detailed study uncovers the beliefs and activities... more...

  • The Little Schoolby Alicia Partnoy; Julia Alvarez

    Cleis Press 1998; US$ 16.95

    One of Argentina's 30,000 "disappeared," Alicia Partnoy was abducted from her home by secret police and taken to a concentration camp where she was tortured, and where most of the other prisoners were killed. Her writings were smuggled out of prison and published anonymously in human rights journals. The Little School is Alicia Partnoy's memoir... more...