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  • Leadership Dispatchesby Michael Useem; Howard Kunreuther; Erwann Michel-Kerjan

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    On February 27, 2010, Chile was rocked by a violent earthquake five hundred times more powerful than the one that hit Haiti just six weeks prior. The Chilean earthquake devastated schools, hospitals, roads, and homes, paralyzing the country for weeks and causing economic damage that was equal to 18 percent of Chile's GDP. This calamity hit just as... more...

  • Dancing with the Devilby Michael Rubin

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    The world has seldom been as dangerous as it is now. Rogue regimes—governments and groups that eschew diplomatic normality, sponsor terrorism, and proliferate nuclear weapons—threaten the United States around the globe. Because sanctions and military action are so costly, the American strategy of first resort is dialogue, on the theory that “it never... more...

  • ISIS Exposedby Erick Stakelbeck

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    The terror masters of ISIS are determined to get America's attention. They?ve humiliated the Iraqi Army we trained and seized territory in Iraq that we had secured at the cost of so many American lives. They?ve beheaded American journalists on camera in a direct challenge to the power and resolve of the United States. And now ISIS is calling for “city... more...

  • Through the Eyes of Serial Killersby Nadia Fezzani

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 11.99

    To understand the minds of serial killers, a journalist embarks on a disturbing project. Speaking first-hand to convicted serial killers and the psychiatrists and criminologists study their crimes, she gives a nuanced and troubling report on the personalities and motivations of men who have committed unthinkable crimes. more...

  • The Necessity of Social Controlby Istvan Meszaros; John Bellamy Foster

    Monthly Review Press 2015; US$ 27.20

    As John Bellamy Foster writes in his foreword to the present book, ?István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx?s theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary... more...

  • Respect, Plurality, and Prejudiceby Lene Auestad

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 31.95

    This book helps us understand the current resurgence of social prejudice against ethnic minority groups, the logics of scapegoating and the resulting violence.Our time is characterised by a growth in expressed hostility and violence towards people who are perceived as 'others'. Hatred towards and discrimination against minorities is on the rise. This... more...

  • Youth and Disabilityby Jenny Slater

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In this ground-breaking book, Jenny Slater uses the lens of ‘the reasonable’ to explore how normative understandings of youth, dis/ability and the intersecting identities of gender and sexuality impact upon the lives of young dis/abled people. Although youth and disability have separately been thought within socio-cultural frameworks, rarely... more...

  • Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalismby Manuela Boatca

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Based on theoretical developments in research on world-systems analysis, transnational migration, postcolonial and decolonial perspectives, whilst considering continuities of inequality patterns in the context of colonial and postcolonial realities, Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism proposes an original framework for the study of the long-term... more...

  • Clarity and Confusion in Social Theoryby Leonidas Tsilipakos

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Making use of the insights and practice of Ordinary Language Philosophy, understood as encompassing the work of Wittgenstein, Ryle, Austin and their followers, Clarity and Confusion in Social Theory reveals the profound logical flaws in some of the central methodological procedures often employed in social theory for dealing with concepts, offering... more...

  • Chechnya's Terrorist Network: The Evolution of Terrorism in Russia's North Caucasusby Elena Pokalova

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 52.00

    This expert's view into the strategic directions, tactics, leaders, and significant attacks connected to Chechen and North Caucasus terrorists examines the network's operations as well as the success of Russia's counterterrorist responses. more...