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Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity

by Marion Gibson, Shelley Trower & Garry Tregidga

Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity explores how the mythical and mystical past informs national imaginations. Building on notions of invented tradition and myths of the nation, it looks at the power of narrative...

The Chinese Corporatist State: Adaption, Survival and Resistance

by Jennifer Y. J. Hsu & Reza Hasmath

The modern Chinese state has traditionally affected every major aspect of domestic society. With the growing liberalization of the economy, coupled with increasingly complex social issues, there is a belief...

Society and Democracy in Europe

by Silke I. Keil & Oscar W. Gabriel

This comparative study examines what kinds of societal forces shape European relationships towards democratic political life in contemporary Europe.

Drawing on data from the European Social Survey (ESS), the...

Affirmative Action, Ethnicity and Conflict

by Edmund Terence Gomez & Ralph Premdas

In recent years a number of countries have introduced affirmative action programmes in order to put right historical injustices and economic inequalities involving ethnic communities. This book examines affirmative...

Creatures of Prometheus: Gender and the Politics of Technology

by Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn

Do human beings become creatures of the technology they create? Is gender an artifact of the work performed by such manufactured things? Drawing on a broad variety of literary and philosophical sources, including...

Free Market Revolution

by Yaron Brook & Don Watkins



A look at how our current crises are caused by too much government, and how Ayn Rand’s bold defense of free markets can help us change course.


The rise of the Tea Party and the 2010 election...

Our Harsh Logic

by Breaking the Silence

Israeli soldiers speak out for the first time about the truth of the Palestinian occupation, in "one of the most important books on Israel/Palestine in this generation" (The New York Review of Books)

The very...

All in the Family

by Robert O. Self

In the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and War on Poverty promised an array of federal programs to assist working-class families. In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan declared the GOP the party of “family values”...

First Spring Grass Fire

by Rae Spoon

Transgendered musician and writer Rae Spoon’s book about growing up queer in a strict Pentecostal family.

Social Activism in Southeast Asia

by Michele Ford

Social Activism in Southeast Asia examines the ways in which social movements operate in a region characterized by a history of authoritarian regimes and relatively weak civil society. It situates cutting-edge...

Political Regimes in the Arab World: Society and the Exercise of Power

by Ferran Izquierdo Brichs

One of the implications of Orientalism is that the Arab world, as a homogenous entity, is often analysed as an anomaly within the international system. This book argues that, despite their differences, societies...

Migration in World History

by Patrick Manning

This fully revised and updated second edition of Migration in World History traces the connections among regions brought about by the movement of people, diseases, crops, technology and ideas.

Drawing on examples...

Politics and Foreign Direct Investment

by Nathan Jensen & Glen Biglaiser

For decades, free trade was advocated as the vehicle for peace, prosperity, and democracy in an increasingly globalized market. More recently, the proliferation of foreign direct investment has raised questions...

Black Sabbath and Philosophy: Mastering Reality

by William Irwin

A philosophical look at heavy metal's dark masters of reality, Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands. Dubbed "the Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone,...

Who Goes Home: A Parliamentary Miscellany

by Robert Rogers

Who Goes Home? A Parliamentary Miscellany is a wonderful collection of parliamentary wit and insult; of bizarre and hilarious stories; of odd and surprising facts about Parliament; and explanations of the impenetrable...

China's Search for Security

by Andrew J. Nathan & Andrew Scobell

Despite its impressive size and population, economic vitality, and drive to upgrade its military capabilities, China remains a vulnerable nation surrounded by powerful rivals and potential foes. The key to understanding...

Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy

by Andrew C McCarthy

The first fundamental truth about the "Arab Spring" is that there never was one. The salient fact of the Middle East, the only one, is Islam. The Islam that shapes the Middle East inculcates in Muslims the self-perception...

The Color of Power: Racial Coalitions and Political Power in Oakland

by Frédérick Douzet & George Holoch

The Color of Power is a fascinating examination of the changing politics of race in Oakland, California. Oakland has been at the forefront of California's multicultural changes for decades. Since the 1960s,...

Occupying Language

by Marina Sitrin & Dario Azzellini

An exploration of how key terms and words from other movements can help shift consciousness and connect communities of struggle

The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America: Or, Why A Progressive Presidency Is Impossible

by John R. Macarthur

The publisher of Harper’s Magazine presents “an able, witty, and suitably pissed-off guide” (Bookforum) to American politics


Barack Obama swept into the White House in January 2009 still floating—or...