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  • The Second Birthby Tilo Schabert; Javier Ibß˝ez-NoÚ

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    Most scholars link the origin of politics to the formation of human societies, but in this innovative work, Tilo Schabert takes it even further back: to our very births. Drawing on mythical, philosophical, religious, and political thought from around the globe?including America, Europe, the Middle East, and China? The Second Birth proposes a transhistorical... more...

  • Humanitarian NGOs, (In)Security and Identityby Prof Dr Andrea Schneiker; Professor Nana K Poku

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Increasingly humanitarian NGOs operate in the context of armed conflicts where the security risks are higher than in contexts of natural disaster. Working in Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is particularly dangerous for humanitarians. This existential threat affects the physical existence of aid workers and the implementation... more...

  • Handbook of the International Political Economy of Migrationby Leila Simona Talani; Simon McMahon

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook discusses theoretical approaches to migration studies in general, as well as confronting various issues in international migration from a distinctive international political economy perspective. It examines migration as part of a global political economy whilst addressing the theoretical debate relating to the capacity of the state to... more...

  • The International Handbook of Political Ecologyby Raymond L. Bryant

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    The International Handbook features chapters by leading scholars from around the world in a unique collection exploring the multi-disciplinary field of political ecology. This landmark volume canvasses key developments, topics, issues, debates and concepts showcasing how political ecologists today address pressing social and environmental concerns.... more...

  • Power-Sharing in Conflict-Ridden Societiesby Mr Kňre Vollan; Mr ěyvind Stiansen; Professor Nils A. Butensch°n

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Based on a unique comparative study of Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Fiji this book analyses the formal and informal arrangements defining the post-conflict political order in these countries and evaluates whether these systems strengthened or weakened the chances of establishing sustainable... more...

  • The Land of Open Gravesby Jason De Leˇn

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De Leˇn sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time?the human consequences of US immigration policy.á The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross... more...

  • The Diplomat in the Corner Officeby Timothy Fort

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In The Diplomat in the Corner Office , Timothy L. Fort, one of the founders of the business and peace movement, reflects on the progress of the movement over the past 15 years?from a niche position into a mainstream economic and international relations perspective. In the 21st century global business environment, says Fort, businesses can and should... more...

  • Republic, Lostby Lawrence Lessig

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available

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  • Settlers in Contested Landsby Oded Haklai; Neophytos Loizides

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Settlers feature in many protracted territorial disputes and ethnic conflicts around the world. Explaining the dynamics of the politics of settlers in contested territories in several contemporary cases, this book illuminates how settler-related conflicts emerge, evolve, and are significantly more difficult to resolve than other disputes. Written... more...

  • The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy in Latin Americaby Franšoise Montambeault

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Participatory democracy innovations aimed at bringing citizens back into local governance processes are now at the core of the international democratic development agenda. Municipalities around the world have adopted local participatory mechanisms of various types in the last two decades, including participatory budgeting, the flagship Brazilian program,... more...