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  • Colonialism and Postcolonial Developmentby James Mahoney

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    This book explores different kinds of colonialism and how these result in differing levels of economic prosperity and social well-being. more...

  • From the Shadowsby Robert M. Gates

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 20.00

    Written by a former director of the CIA, this is the story of America's and the agency's role in the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. As the only person to rise from entry-level analyst to Director of the CIA and to serve on the White House staffs of four Presidents, Robert Gates is uniquely qualified to tell the unprecedented... more...

  • Apartheid: The History of Apartheidby Michael Morris

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 10.21

    The one thing that looms largest in South Africa's future is South Africa's past - most especially the nearly five decades of division and conflict at the heart of one of the twentieth century's most infamous social experiments. Apartheid, An Illustrated History is a portrait of the defining experience of modern South Africa's transition from colonial... more...

  • The Longest Decadeby George Megalogenis

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2006; US$ 23.99

    Paul Keating and John Howard altered the nation?s body-clock. Between them, they dominated 30 years of power, as both treasurers and prime ministers. Typically, they have been seen only as antagonists with competing visions of Australia and its place in the world. In The Longest Decade , however, George Megalogenis argues that they also deserve to... more...

  • US Foreign Policy in World Historyby David Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    US Foreign Policy in World History is a survey of US foreign relations and its perceived crusade to spread liberty and democracy in the two hundred years since the American Revolution. David Ryan undertakes a systematic and material analysis of US foreign policy, whilst also explaining the policymakers' grand ideas, ideologies and constructs that... more...

  • Scars of Partitionby William F.S. Miles

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 35.00

    Based on three decades of fieldwork throughout the developing world, Scars of Partition is the first book to systematically evaluate the long-term implications of French and British styles of colonialism and decolonization for ordinary people throughout the so-called Third World. It pays particular attention to the contemporary legacies of artificial... more...

  • Maori and Parliamentby Maria Bargh

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2015; US$ 7.28

    Maori and Parliament provides a comprehensive and enlightening context for understanding both the historical and contemporary relationship between Maori and Parliament and highlights many of the issues which would arise in any discussion of New Zealand constitutional reform. Maori and Parliament is a collection of nineteen presentations and papers... more...

  • Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africaby Emel Akçali

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This volume is a theoretical analysis of the current crises of state and societal transformations in the Middle East and North Africa. The emphasis on the impact and limits of neoliberal governmentality places these uprisings within the specific contextual and structural environment of neoliberal globalization. more...

  • Beyond the Crises: Zimbabwe?s Prospects for Transformationby Tendai Murisa; Tendai Chikweche

    Weaver Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Over the past years, few African countries have been the focus of discussions and analyses generating a vast array of literature as much as Zimbabwe. The socioeconomic and political crises since the turn of the century have deeply transformed the country from the ideals of a vibrant freshly independent nation just two decades earlier. These transformations... more...

  • Interdisciplinary Measuresby Graham Huggan

    Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 72.99

    Interdisciplinary Measures makes the case for a cross-disciplinary, but literature-centred, approach to postcolonial studies. Despite the anxieties that interdisciplinarity brings with it, a combination of different, discontinuously structured disciplinary knowledges is arguably best suited to address the tangled concerns of both the globalised present... more...