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  • Germany, France, Russia and Islam (Routledge Revivals)by Heinrich Von Treitschke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Heinrich Von Treitschke was a prolific German historian and political writer during the nineteenth century. In Germany, France, Russia and Islam, first published in 1915,   he considers European diplomatic relations from the patriotic perspective of imperial Germany, in particular examining Germany?s relationship to Turkey and France. This is a... more...

  • 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$ 7.28

    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$ 21.99

    Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approachuniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavationrenders his books devastating and unforgettable. Now, for the first time, Lindqvist?s most beloved works are available in one beautiful and affordable volume with a new introduction... more...

  • What are you Reading?by Pavithra Narayanan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    This book offers a material critique on various aspects of Indian literary production and its reception by its audiences. Taking a historical and contemporary lineage into account, the author variously discusses the social, political, and economic factors that impact upon and determine choices in the publishing world. Examining the constructions... 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

    This in-depth study of the Zambezi River Valley examines the dominant developmentalist narrative that has surrounded the Cahora Bassa Dam, chronicles the continual violence that has accompanied its existence, and gives voice to previously unheard narratives of forced labor, displacement, and historical and contemporary life in the dam?s shadow. more...