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Political Freedom & Security

  • "Israeli-Arab" Political Mobilizationby Nida Shoughry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the political mobilization of 'Israeli-Arabs,' Palestinian citizens of Israel. By examining the events, context, and effects of Land Day 1976 and Habbat October 2000, and combining them with original research and interviews, the author presents fresh insights into Palestinian political mobilization against Israeli injustices. more...

  • 'Non-Lethal' Weaponsby Dr Neil Davison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This book provides an up-to-date analysis of the development and deployment of 'non-lethal' weapons by police and military organizations. It reviews the key technologies, issues, and dangers, with particular attention to the development of drugs, lasers, microwaves, and acoustics as incapacitating weapons. more...

  • 'Paddington' Pollaky, Private Detectiveby Bryan Kesselman

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Who was the Victorian super-sleuth ?Paddington? Pollaky? In reality, he was a contradiction: a man of mystery who tried to keep out of the limelight, while at times he craved recognition and publicity. He was a busybody, a meddler, yet someone whose heart was ultimately in the right place. Newspaper accounts detail his work as a private detective in... more...

  • 'The Chinese Century'?by Dr David Scott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book looks ahead to consider the most likely results of the encounter between China and the international system. Environmental, cultural and perceptual matters are considered as well as more traditional economic and military issues. Underpinning the book is the question will the 21st century be 'China's Century', for China and the world? more...

  • "The Sons of Pigs and Apes"by Neil Kressel

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    From the 1950s through the 1990s, antisemitism everywhere seemed to be on the wane. But as Neil Kressel documents in this startling book, the Muslim world has resurrected in recent decades almost every diatribe that more than two millennia of European hostility produced against the Jews, and it has introduced many homegrown and novel modes of attack.... more...

  • "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else"by Ronald Grigor Suny

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by 90 percent?more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains... more...

  • The "One China" Dilemmaby Peter Chow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    The new developments across the Taiwan Strait have illuminated the dilemma of the 'One China' policy, which could mislead to inconsistent or even contradictory policies, and result in devastating military confrontation between China and the U.S. and possibly Japan. more...

  • #Republicby Cass R. Sunstein

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. It's... more...

  • The $650 Billion Bargainby Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    U.S. defense spending isn?t excessive and, in fact, should continue to grow because it?s both affordable and necessary in today's challenging world. The United States spends a lot of money on defense$607 billion in the current fiscal year. But Brookings national security scholar Michael O'Hanlon argues that is roughly the right amount given the... more...

  • ‘Home-Grown’ Jihadby Sam Mullins

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 36.00 US$ 32.76

    Based on seven years of original research, this book contains one of the most detailed and comprehensive assessments of 'home-grown' Islamist terrorism (HGIT) in the US and UK to date. Beginning with an examination of the development of militant networks during the 1980s and 1990s, it traces the origins of HGIT and highlights the significance... more...