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  • The History of Human Rightsby Micheline Ishay

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Micheline Ishay recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages in a book that brilliantly synthesizes historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today's era of globalization. As she chronicles the clash of social movements, ideas, and armies that have played a part in this struggle, Ishay illustrates... more...

  • Terrorism: A Very Short Introductionby Charles Townshend

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Is terrorism crime or war? Can there be a 'war against terrorism'? In this fully updated edition, Charles Townshend unravels the questions at the heart of the problem of terrorism - its causes, methods, effects and limitations - suggesting that it must be understood as a political strategy whose threat can be rationally grasped and answered. more...

  • The Violence of Organized Forgettingby Henry A. Giroux

    City Lights Publishers 2014; US$ 15.99

    A sweeping criticism of neoliberalism, public amnesia, inequality, and the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Intelligenceby Michael Warner

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    This sweeping history of the development of professional, institutionalized intelligence examines the implications of the fall of the state monopoly on espionage today and beyond. During the Cold War, only the alliances clustered around the two superpowers maintained viable intelligence endeavors, whereas a century ago, many states could aspire to... more...

  • The Snowden Readerby David P. Fidler; Sumit Ganguly

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    When Edward Snowden began leaking NSA documents in June 2013, his actions sparked impassioned debates about electronic surveillance, national security, and privacy in the digital age. The Snowden Reader looks at Snowden?s disclosures and their aftermath. Critical analyses by experts discuss the historical, political, legal, and ethical issues raised... more...

  • The Girl Who Beat ISISby Farida Khalaf; Andrea C. Hoffmann

    Random House 2016; US$ 21.14

    In August 2014, Farida, like any ordinary teenage girl, was enjoying the summer holidays before her last year at school. But Farida lived in the mountains of northern Iraq ? and what happened next was unimaginable. Her village was an ISIS target. ISIS jihadists murdered the men and boys, including her father and brother, before taking Farida and... more...

  • Police Innovationby David Weisburd; Anthony A. Braga

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Leading police scholars examine major innovations in American policing that emerged over the last three decades. more...

  • Atomic Obsessionby John Mueller

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    John Mueller reveals in this compellingly argued book that our obsession with nuclear weapons is unsupported by history, scientific fact, or logic. Examining the entire atomic era, Mueller boldly contends that nuclear weapons have had little impact on history. Equally important, Atomic Obsession reveals that current anxieties about terrorists obtaining... more...

  • Communicating Terrorby Joseph S. Tuman

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 47.00 US$ 39.95

    Updated and expanded to include recent examples, case studies, and speeches that have occured since the first edition. more...

  • The Battle against Anarchist Terrorismby Richard Bach Jensen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The first global history of the secret diplomatic and police campaign against anarchist terrorism from 1880 to the 1920s. more...