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  • Villains of All Nationsby Marcus Rediker

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    Villains of All Nations explores the 'Golden Age' of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who... more...

  • The Cold War: A Very Short Introductionby Robert J. McMahon

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, what difference did it make to the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century? This clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War will both invite debate... more...

  • The Cold War 1945-91by Michael L. Dockrill; Michael Hopkins

    Macmillan Education UK 2005; US$ 24.72

    Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics. more...

  • Scars of Partitionby William F.S. Miles

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 35.00

    Based on three decades of fieldwork throughout the developing world, Scars of Partition is the first book to systematically evaluate the long-term implications of French and British styles of colonialism and decolonization for ordinary people throughout the so-called Third World. It pays particular attention to the contemporary legacies of artificial... more...

  • Maori and Parliamentby Maria Bargh

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2015; US$ 5.99

    Maori and Parliament provides a comprehensive and enlightening context for understanding both the historical and contemporary relationship between Maori and Parliament and highlights many of the issues which would arise in any discussion of New Zealand constitutional reform. Maori and Parliament is a collection of nineteen presentations and papers... more...

  • Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africaby Emel Akçali

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This volume is a theoretical analysis of the current crises of state and societal transformations in the Middle East and North Africa. The emphasis on the impact and limits of neoliberal governmentality places these uprisings within the specific contextual and structural environment of neoliberal globalization. more...

  • Beyond the Crises: Zimbabwe's Prospects for Transformationby Tendai Murisa; Tendai Chikweche

    Weaver Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Over the past years, few African countries have been the focus of discussions and analyses generating a vast array of literature as much as Zimbabwe. The socioeconomic and political crises since the turn of the century have deeply transformed the country from the ideals of a vibrant freshly independent nation just two decades earlier. These transformations... more...

  • Next Time They'll Come to Count the Deadby Nick Turse

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    In fast-paced and dramatic fashion, Turse reveals the harsh reality of modern warfare in the developing world. more...

  • Neo-Liberal Strategies of Governing Indiaby Ranabir Samaddar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.89

    Neo-liberal Strategies of Governing India and its companion volume Ideas and Frameworks of Governing India tell the story of governance in independent India and address the critical question: how is a post-colonial democracy governed? Further, they attempt to understand why the process of governing a post-colonial democracy, particularly in the... more...

  • A Theory of Imperialismby Utsa Patnaik; Prabhat Patnaik; David Harvey; Akeel Bilgrami

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    In A Theory of Imperialism , the economists Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik present a new theory of the origins and mechanics of capitalism that sounds an alarm about its ongoing viability. Their theory centers on trade between the core economies of the global North and the tropical and subtropical countries of the global South and considers how... more...