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  • The Rise of Gay Rights and the Fall of the British Empireby David A. J. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    This book argues that there is an important connection between ethical resistance to British imperialism and the ethical discovery of gay rights. more...

  • No Place to Hideby Glenn Greenwald

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 27.99

    In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency?s... more...

  • Corporate Security in the 21st Centuryby Kevin Walby; Randy Lippert

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This interdisciplinary collection places corporate security in a theoretical and international context. Arguing that corporate security is becoming the primary form of security in the twenty-first century, it explores a range of issues including regulation, accountability, militarization, strategies of securitization and practitioner techniques. more...

  • The Corpse Walkerby Liao Yiwu

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    ?Revealing. . . . full of forbearance and forgiveness. . . . Each re-created interview?captures a particular individual at a crucial time in Chinese history.? ? The New York Times Book Review ?Stunning. . . . Revealing in its incidental details. . . . Liao brings us fascinating insights into the lives of all manner of workers....an addictive book.?... more...

  • The Rights of Refugees under International Lawby James C. Hathaway

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 88.00

    The first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees under international law. more...

  • Terrorism, Crime, and Public Policyby Brian Forst

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 52.00

    This textbook is a reference on current questions and topics about terrorism. more...

  • The Thistle and the Droneby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments... more...

  • The Effective Security Officer's Training Manualby Ralph Brislin

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 64.95

    The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition teaches today?s security officers the most important aspects of performing the job of a security officer professionally and effectively. Training is the most important element in becoming a professional security officer, but it is also often overlooked or underutilized. This straightforward,... more...

  • Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorismby Magnus Ranstorp; Magnus Normark

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    In recent years, senior policy officials have highlighted increased signs of convergence between terrorism and unconventional (CBRN) weapons. Terrorism now involves technologies available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, deployed through innovative solutions. This indicates a new and more complex global security environment with increasing risks of terrorists... more...

  • Contemporary State Terrorismby Richard Jackson; Eamon Murphy; Scott Poynting

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This volume aims to ?bring the state back into terrorism studies? and fill the notable gap that currently exists in our understanding of the ways in which states employ terrorism as a political strategy of internal governance or foreign policy. Within this broader context, the volume has a number of specific aims. First, it aims to make the argument... more...