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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...

  • Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Stephen Howe

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99

    A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. And although the great historic imperial systems - the land-based Russian one as well as the seaborne empires of western European powers - have collapsed during the past half century, their legacies shape almost every aspect of life on a global scale. Meanwhile, what has replaced the old... more...

  • The Congress of Vienna 1814-1815by Tim Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    In 1814-1815, after the French revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the leaders of the most important countries in Europe gathered together to redraw the frontiers of their continent. The Congress of Vienna explores the attempt by Britain, Russia, Austria and Prussia to agree Europe's new frontiers after almost twenty years of continuous fighting against... 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...

  • 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...

  • Maori and Parliamentby Maria Bargh

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2015; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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$ 54.95

    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...