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  • Constraints and Adjustments in British Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)by Michael Leifer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book, first published in 1972, offers a detailed analysis of the post-war formulation of foreign policy, as Britain sought to detach itself from its imperialist past and moved towards a European future. The contributors ? all experts in their fields ? together provide a comprehensive commentary on the complexities of the external pressures that... more...

  • Universal Rights, Systemic Violations, and Cultural Relativism in Moroccoby Osire Glacier; Valérie Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Are universal rights bound to colonialism? Are they culturally imperialistic? By juxtaposing Morocco's practice of torture with its discourse of cultural relativism, this study links popular resistance to universal rights to a deliberate politics that delegitimizes those very same rights, requiring a new, more inclusive system of universalism. more...

  • Mandela - My Prisoner, My Friendby Christo Brand; Barbara Jones

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Christo Brand was a South African farm boy, born into the Afrikaans culture which had created apartheid, a racial system designed to persecute black people while claiming superiority for white people. Nelson Mandela, the black son of a tribal chief, also raised in a rural village, trained as a lawyer to take up the fight against apartheid on behalf... more...

  • Outlaws of the Atlanticby Marcus Rediker

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    This maritime history "from below" exposes the history-making power of common sailors, slaves, pirates, and other outlaws at sea in the era of the tall ship.   In  Outlaws of the Atlantic , award-winning historian Marcus Rediker turns maritime history upside down. He explores the dramatic world of maritime adventure, not from the perspective of... more...

  • The Dead Do Not Dieby Sven Lindqvist; Joan Tate; Sarah Death; Adam Hochschild

    The New Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    Sven Lindqvist has published thirty books, including The Skull Measurer?s Mistake and A History of Bombing (both available from The New Press). He holds a PhD in the history of literature from Stockholm University, an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University, and an honorary professorship from the Swedish government. He lives in Stockholm.... more...

  • Transitional Justice in Established Democraciesby Stephen Winter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    Truth commissions, apologies, and reparations are just some of the transitional justice mechanisms embraced by established democracies. This groundbreaking exploration of political theory explains how these forms of state redress repair the damage state wrongdoing inflicts upon political legitimacy. more...

  • Gender Equality Norms in Regional Governanceby Anna van der Vleuten; Anouka van Eerdewijk; Conny Roggeband

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book analyses the diffusion of norms concerning gender-based violence and gender mainstreaming of aid and trade between the EU, South America and Southern Africa. Norm diffusion is conceptualized as a truly multidirectional and polycentric process, shaped by regional governance and resulting in new geometries of transnational activism. more...

  • Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Developmentby Allen F. Isaacman; Barbara S. Isaacman

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River, built in the early 1970s during the final years of Portuguese rule, was the last major infrastructure project constructed in Africa during the turbulent era of decolonization. Engineers and hydrologists praised the dam for its technical complexity and the skills required to construct what was then the world?s... more...

  • Grass Huts and Warehousesby Caroline Ralston

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    A pioneering study of early trade and beach communities in the Pacific Islands and first published in 1977, this book provides historians with an ambitious survey of early European?Polynesian contact, an analysis of how early trade developed along with the beachcomber community, and a detailed reconstruction of development of the early Pacific port... more...

  • Standort Bananenrepublikby Hans Christoph Buch

    zu Klampen 2004; US$ 7.56

    Wo liegen die Bananenrepubliken heute? In den subtropischen Zonen unserer Erde, wo die kleinen Länder zu Plantagen des Westens hergerichtet wurden und als abhängige Monokulturen verkommen? Oder mitten in Europa, wo mit monokulturellem Blick die Dritte Welt entweder als armes Opfer oder als irres Schlachthaus wahrgenommen wird? Standort Bananenrepublik... more...