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Political Freedom & Security

  • Agent Stormby Morten Storm; Paul Cruickshank; Tim Lister

    Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2014;

    Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose in a community of believers. He attended a militant madrasah in Yemen, named his son Osama, and became close friends with Anwar al-Awlaki, the... more...

  • Dark Allianceby Gary Webb; Maxine Waters

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Major Motion Picture based on Dark Alliance and starring Jeremy Renner, "Kill the Messenger," to be be released in Fall 2014 Dark Alliance is a book that should be fiction, whose characters seem to come straight out of central casting: the international drug lord, Norwin Meneses; the Contra cocaine broker with an MBA in marketing, Danilo Blandon;... more...

  • Masters of Mankindby Noam Chomsky; Marcus Raskin

    Haymarket Books 2014;

    A brilliant indictment of US imperial power. more...

  • Human Rights and the Bodyby Annabelle Mooney

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This study brings research in linguistics and the way in which the body is written upon to bear on discourse on human rights and the body. Drawing on legal concepts and aspects of the law of human rights, the study argues that the proper frames for human rights are firstly the human body, seen as an index reliant on the natural world, secondly the... more...

  • Surviving Peaceby Olivera Simic

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    Surviving Peace' is one woman’s story of courage that echoes the stories of millions of people whose lives have been displaced by war. As we still face a world rife with armed conflict, this book is a timely reminder that once the last gunshot has been fired and the last bomb dropped, the new challenge of surviving peace begins. more...

  • Law, Business and Human Rightsby R. C. Bird; D. R. Cahoy; J. D. Prenkert

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘The business and human rights field is burgeoning, and this volume makes a significant contribution by drawing business law scholars into related debates. Rich in empirical detail, individual chapters analyze the challenges faced both at the firm-level and from the perspective of affected stakeholders across a range of sectors and issue areas.... more...

  • Corruption, Asset Recovery, and the Protection of Property in Public International Lawby Radha Ivory

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    A human rights analysis of international efforts to confiscate wealth in grand corruption cases that focuses on protections for property. more...

  • Borders, Fences and Wallsby Elisabeth Vallet

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book explores the issue of how the return of the border fences and walls as a political tool may be symptomatic of a new era in border studies and international relations. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this volume examines problems that include security issues ; the recurrence and/or decline of the wall; wall discourses ; legal approaches... more...

  • Air Power in UN Operationsby A. Walter Dorn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 49.95

    Air power for warfighting is a story that's been told many times. Air power for peacekeeping and UN enforcement is a story that desperately needs to be told. In rich detail this volume describes: aircraft transporting vital supplies to UN peacekeepers and massive amounts of humanitarian aid to war-affected populations; aircraft serving as the "eyes... more...

  • Syria under Bashar al-Asadby Volker Perthes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Syria entered a new phase with the death of its long-serving leader, Hafiz al-Asad, and the accession of his son Bashar in 2000.  While the new president has disappointed much of the hopes for political opening which he himself has created, Syria is clearly undergoing a process of change. The author analyses the factors of economic and political change... more...