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Political Freedom & Security

  • The American Deep Stateby Peter Dale Scott

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 27.99

    Now in a new edition updated through the unprecedented 2016 election, this timely book makes a compelling case for a hidden deep state of intelligence agencies, private companies, and billionaires that influence and often oppose U.S. policies. more...

  • Life after Gunsby Abby Hardgrove

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Life After Guns explores how ex-combatants and other post-war youth negotiated a depleted and difficult social and cultural landscape in the years following Liberia?s fourteen-year bloody civil war. Abby Hardgrove focuses on the structural constraints and household and family organizations that either helped or limited opportunities as these young... more...

  • Mby Henry Hemming

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    Matt Charman, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Stephen Spielberg?s Bridge of Spies , and Mammoth Screen, producers of Poldark and Victoria , are producing a big budget TV series based on the book . Maxwell Knight was a paradox. A jazz obsessive and nature enthusiast (he is the author of the definitive work on how to look after a gorilla), he... more...

  • The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save Its Treasuresby Charlie English

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 14.85

    Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world?s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend. more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ringby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Washington?s Spies tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Alexander Rose?s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of Washington?s... more...

  • Raven Rockby Garrett M. Graff

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 28.00

    The eye-opening true story of the government?s secret plans to survive and rebuild after a catastrophic attack on US soil?a narrative that span from the dawn of the nuclear age to today. Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, code-named ?MUSSEL,? flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the presidential motorcade,... more...

  • Grassroots Activism and the Evolution of Transitional Justiceby Iosif Kovras

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 29.00

    Using a new global database of enforced disappearances, this book demonstrates how victims' groups have themselves shaped transitional justice policies. more...

  • The Child in International Refugee Lawby Jason M. Pobjoy

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 36.00

    The first comprehensive study of the challenges faced by children in establishing entitlement to refugee protection. more...

  • A History of Genocide in Africaby Berthe Kayitesi; Timothy Stapleton

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 75.00

    Why has Africa been the subject of so many accusations related to genocide? Indeed, the number of such allegations related to Africa has increased dramatically over the past 15 years. Popular racist mythology might suggest that Africans belong to "tribes" that are inherently antagonistic towards each other and therefore engage in "tribal warfare"... more...

  • The Net and the Nation Stateby Uta Kohl

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    Can the nation state survive the internet? Or will the internet be territorially fragmented along state boundaries? This book investigates these questions. more...