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Political Freedom & Security

  • What Do We Know about Civil Wars?by T. David Mason; Sara McLaughlin Mitchell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 38.99

    In this timely book, leading scholars guide us through what the latest research tells us about the onset, duration, outcomes, and recurrence of civil wars, as well as the ongoing consequences of conflicts in war-torn countries such as Syria, Sudan, and Rwanda. more...

  • Arabia Incognitaby Sheila Carapico; MERIP

    Just World Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    Yemen is an intriguing, strategically located country that is the perennial "poor relation" of the wealthy oil monarchies of the Arabian Peninsula and has been plagued by deadly conflict since early 2015. In 2011, it saw a broad eruption of the mass protests associated with the "Arab Spring". But four years later, that popular movement was largely... more...

  • Missing Manby Barry Meier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 27.99

    In late 2013, Americans were shocked to learn that a former FBI agent turned private investigator who disappeared in Iran in 2007 was there on a mission for the CIA. The missing man, Robert Levinson, appeared in pictures dressed like a Guantánamo prisoner and pleaded in a video for help from the United States. Barry Meier, an award-winning investigative... more...

  • The Assassination Complexby Jeremy Scahill; The Staff of The Intercept

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    Major revelations about the US government?s drone program?bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America?s secret assassination policy. When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative... more...

  • Prison Breakby Steven Teles; David Dagan

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Over the last few years, conservatives in Washington, D.C. and in bright-red states like Georgia and Texas, have abandoned their tough-on-crime rhetoric, and are now leading the charge to curb prison growth. In Prison Break , Steven Teles and David Dagan will explain how this striking turn of events occurred, how it will affect mass incarceration,... more...

  • Black Natural Lawby Vincent W. Lloyd

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 33.99

    Black Natural Law offers a new way of understanding the African American political tradition, and it argues that this tradition has collapsed into incoherence. Vincent William Lloyd revives Black politics by telling stories of its central figures in a way that exhibits the connections between their religious, philosophical, and political ideas. more...

  • Whose Memory? Which Future?by Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    Scholars have devoted considerable energy to understanding the history of ethnic cleansing in Europe, reconstructing specific events, state policies, and the lived experiences of victims. Yet much less attention has been given to how these incidents persist in collective memory today. This volume brings together interdisciplinary case studies conducted... more...

  • Securing Healthby Suzanne Hindmarch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a critical inquiry into the framing of health and disease as a security issue. In particular, the book examines what happens in the United Nations when the ostensibly ?low? politics of global health meet the ?high? politics of security, and when the logic of security comes to shape global health initiatives. It offers a critical... more...

  • Human Rights and Development in International Lawby Tahmina Karimova

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses the legal issues raised by the interaction between human rights and development in contemporary international law. In particular, it charts the parameters of international law that states have to take into account in order to protect human rights in the process of development. In doing so, it departs from traditional analyses,... more...

  • The Securitisation of Climate Changeby Thomas Diez; Franziskus von Lucke; Zehra Wellmann

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 42.95

    This book provides the first systematic comparative analysis of climate security discourses. It analyses the securitisation of climate change in four different countries: USA, Germany, Turkey, and Mexico. The empirical analysis traces how specific climate-security discourses have become dominant, which actors have driven this process, what political... more...