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  • Empireby Stephen Howe

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 7.99

    Much of the world's history is the history of empires. But what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics? This title seeks answers to such questions as: Do the United States and its allies, transnational companies, financial and media institutions, or more broadly the forces of 'globalisation', constitute a new imperial system? more...

  • Origins of North Korea's Jucheby Jae-Jung Suh

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99

    This book argues that North Korea has outlived forecasts of its collapse because of Juche ?a unique political institution built on the simple notion of self-determination, whose meanings and limits have been shaped by Koreans? experiences with colonialism, war, and development amidst surrounding superpowers that have complicated their aspirations.... more...

  • The Agendaby Bob Woodward

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Agenda is a day-by-day, often minute-by-minute account of Bill Clinton's White House. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, confidential internal memos, diaries, and meeting notes, Woodward shows how Clinton and his advisers grappled with questions of lasting importance -- the federal deficit, health care, welfare reform, taxes, jobs. One of the... more...

  • The Search for American Political Developmentby Karen Orren; Stephen Skowronek

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    Orren and Skowronek survey past and current 'APD' scholarship and outline a course of study for the future. 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...

  • Chinese Law in Imperial Eyesby Li Chen

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Before the First Opium War (18391842), China had control over the terms of its relationship with Western powers, refusing to grant foreigners extraterritorial privileges or sign international treaties fully recognizing their political status. This dynamic has been largely overlooked in prior studies that emphasize China?s semicolonial vulnerability... more...

  • The End of Progressby Amy Allen

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    While post- and decolonial theorists have thoroughly debunked the idea of historical progress as a Eurocentric, imperialist, and neocolonialist fallacy, many of the most prominent contemporary thinkers associated with the Frankfurt SchoolJŘrgen Habermas, Axel Honneth, and Rainer Forsthave persistently defended ideas of progress, development, and modernity... 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 Akšali

    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...

  • 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...