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Political Freedom & Security

  • Building Capacities to Evaluate Health Inequities: Some Lessons Learned from Evaluation Experiments in China, India and Chileby Sanjeev Sridharan; Kun Zhao; April Nakaima

    Wiley 2017; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13

    The World Health Organization defines health inequities as differences in health outcomes that are systematic, avoidable, and unjust; and the result of poor social policies, unfair economic arrangements, and bad politics. This volume describes the role that evaluations can play in addressing health inequities. A key focus is on the types of capacities... more...

  • A Day in Prisonby John Fuller; Holly Lorincz

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 22.99

    Twenty-four hours is a lot of time in prison, and here is a moment to moment guide of how each one goes by. A Day in Prison shows what life is like for prisoners from morning roll call to lights out. It tracks the many ins and outs of prison culture and provides a comprehensive look into the dynamics that define inmates’ daily interactions with... more...

  • Destined for Warby Graham Allison

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 24.99

    China and the United States are heading toward a war neither wants. The reason is Thucydides’s Trap, a deadly pattern of structural stress that results when a rising power challenges a ruling one. This phenomenon is as old as history itself. About the Peloponnesian War that devastated ancient Greece, the historian Thucydides explained: ‘It was... more...

  • The National Security Enterpriseby Roger Z. George; Harvey Rishikof

    Georgetown University Press 2017; US$ 36.95

    This second edition of The National Security Enterprise provides practitioners’ insights into the operation, missions, and organizational cultures of the principal national security agencies and other institutions that shape the US national security decision-making process. Unlike some textbooks on American foreign policy, it offers analysis from... more...

  • The US–India Nuclear Agreementby Vandana Bhatia

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This book analyzes the 2008 US–India nuclear cooperation agreement. Employing the regime theory, it argues that the agreement was not an impromptu overturn of the US nuclear nonproliferation policy or of the NPT-centric regime but, rather, a strategic move to accommodate the anomaly within the regime based on a long process of bilateral dialogue.... more...

  • The Death Penalty: A Reference Handbookby Joseph Melusky; Keith Pesto

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 60.00

    Does the possibility of being put to death deter crime? Do the methods of execution matter? Is it possible for a state-ordered execution to be botched? Are innocent people ever sent to death row? Are there racial biases or other prejudices associated with the death penalty? This book examines the history of capital punishment in the United States;... more...

  • Youth in Postwar Guatemalaby Michelle J. Bellino

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Through rich ethnographic accounts, Youth in Postwar Guatemala , traces youth experiences in schools, homes, and communities, examining how knowledge and attitudes toward historical injustice develop through formal and informal educational interactions. Michelle J. Bellino shows how a new generation struggles to unlearn authoritarianism and develop... more...

  • Other Cinemasby Sue Clayton; Laura Mulvey

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 40.00

    The 1970s was an enormously creative period for experimental film. Its innovations and debates have had far-reaching and long-lasting influence, with a resurgence of interest in the decade revealed by new gallery events, film screenings and social networks that recognise its achievements. Professor Laura Mulvey, and writer/director Sue Clayton, bring... more...

  • Human Rightsby Michael Freeman

    Wiley 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Human Rights  is an introductory text that is both innovative and challenging. Its unique interdisciplinary approach invites students to think imaginatively and rigorously about one of the most important and influential political concepts of our time. Tracing the history of the concept, the book shows that there are fundamental tensions between... more...

  • Drone Warriorby Brett Velicovich; Christopher S. Stewart

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    “A must read for anyone who wants to understand the new American way of war.”  — General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency A former special operations member takes us inside America’s covert drone war in this headline-making, never-before-told account for fans of Zero Dark Thirty... more...