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  • Beyond Britainby Lars Jensen

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 36.99

    Presents a history of the key ideas that have shaped the evolution of the shared spaces of inquiry in British Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies to analyze the continued significance and relevance of both disciplines beyond their British sites of origin. more...

  • Dalits in Neoliberal Indiaby Clarinda Still

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    India?s economic growth has brought opportunities for many but to what extent has it benefitted its ethnically-shaped underclass: the Dalits? Have Dalits fared better in a neoliberal India or have structural economic and social changes served to magnify Dalit disadvantage? This volume offers a varied picture of Dalit experience in different states... more...

  • The African Union's Africaby Rita Kiki Edozie; Keith Gottschalk

    Michigan State University Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    The African Union?s Africa: New Pan-African Initiatives in Global Governance examines the initiatives of the Pan-African global governance institution the African Union (AU) as the organization and its precursor commemorate their Jubilee as international actors. Taking a unique approach, the book seeks to explain the AU through a theoretical framework... more...

  • Hope Deferredby Peter Orner; Annie Holmes

    McSweeney's 2015; US$ 16.00

    The situation in Zimbabwe represents one of the worst humanitarian emergencies today. This book asks the question: How did a country with so much promise a stellar education system, a growing middle class, a sophisticated economic infrastructure, a liberal constitution, an independent judiciary, and many of the trappings of Western democracy go... more...

  • Rethinking Indonesiaby Simon Philpott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00

    This book employs alternative approaches to authoritarianism, power, domination and political identity in contemporary Indonesia. It seeks to clarify the relationship between knowledge and 'real' politics. Drawing upon the thought of Edward Said and Michel Foucault, the text argues that understandings of Indonesian political life are profoundly shaped... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; John D. Rosenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    The French Revolution is ?one of the grand poems of [Carlyle?s] century, yet its poetry consists in being everywhere scrupulously rooted in historical fact.? This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition, complete and unabridged, is unavailable anywhere else. From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...

  • U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses from Washington to Obamaby Various

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    A collection of US inauguration speeches from Washington to Obama. At the beginning of a term each new President of the United States delivers their inauguration speech to the nation. Here in one volume are collected together the inauguration speeches of all of America's leaders. From George Washington's stirring "sacred fire of liberty"... more...

  • The Death of Conservatismby Sam Tanenhaus

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.00

    Sam Tanenhaus?s essay ? Conservatism Is Dead ? prompted intense discussion and debate when it was published in The New Republic in the first days of Barack Obama?s presidency. Now Tanenhaus, a leading authority on modern politics, has expanded his argument into a sweeping history of the American conservative movement. For seventy-five years, he argues,... more...

  • Allianceby Jonathan Fenby

    MP Publishing 2009; US$ 5.99

    The gripping, behind-the-scenes, true account of a critical time in modern history, brought to new life through the portraits of three remarkable men at its core. The history of the Second World War is typically told through its decisive battles and campaigns. 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...