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An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions

by Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen

When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights....


Rethinking the Great Depression

by Gene Smiley

Synthesizing new economic research of recent decades, the author offers new insights and some surprising conclusions about the Great Depression.


50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism

by Michael Zezima

Since when was it unpatriotic to dissent? Why is it “un-American” to question our government’s policies? And how did the Far Right manage to claim the flag exclusively for itself?

A book that the country...


Why Do People Hate America?

by Ziauddin Sardar & Merryl Wyn Davies

The controversial bestseller that caused huge waves in the UK! The Independent calls it "required reading." Noam Chomsky says it "contains valuable information that we should know, over here, for our own good,...


Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies

by Russ Kick & Richard Metzger

The third of Russ Kick’s bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star line-up of exposés:

  • Juries have ruled in recent trials that Watergate was really about a Democratic Party prostitution ring....


The Huk Rebellion: A Study of Peasant Revolt in the Philippines

by Benedict J. Kerkvliet

Newly available with an updated bibliographic essay, this highly acclaimed work explores the Huk rebellion, a momentous peasant revolt in the Philippines. Unlike prevailing top-down analysis, Kerkvliet seeks...


Scandinavia in World Politics

by Christine Ingebritsen

This clear and engaging text offers a sustained appraisal of Scandinavia's foreign policy and role in the global economy in the post-Cold War period.


Preventive Measures: Building Risk Assessment and Crisis Early Warning Systems

by Ted Robert Gurr, John L. Davies & Adeel Ahmed

State failure, ethnopolitical war, genocide, famine, and refugee flows are variants of a type of complex political and humanitarian crisis, exemplified during the 1990s in places like Somalia, Bosnia, Liberia,...


Negotiating a Complex World: An Introduction to International Negotiation

by Brigid Starkey, Mark A. Boyer & Jonathan Wilkenfeld

A third edition of this book is now available.

Negotiating a Complex World introduces undergraduate students of international relations to the high stakes world of international negotiation. The book uses the...


Istanbul: Between the Global and the Local

by Caglar Keyder, Tanil Bora & Ayfer Bartu

This groundbreaking volume investigates the processes of globalization in Istanbul, one of the oldest and grandest of world cities. Explaining the course of the conflicts and the compromises involved in maintaining...


Guns, Gun Control, and Elections: The Politics and Policy of Firearms

by Harry L. Wilson

Gun-related violence remains an intractable problem despite a decline in the past decade. Some believe the solution lies in stricter gun control laws while others think these measures would be ineffective or...


Media Bias?: A Comparative Study of Time, Newsweek, the National Review, and the Progressive, 1975-2000

by Tawnya J. Adkins Covert & Philo C. Wasburn

Media Bias? addresses the question: To what extent can mainstream news media be characterized as 'conservative' or 'liberal'? The study involves a systematic comparative analysis of the coverage given to major...


Deductive Irrationality: A Commonsense Critique of Economic Rationalism

by David Kehl, Stephen McCarthy & James E. Alvey

Deductive Irrationality examines and critiques economic rationalism by assessing the work of influential political philosophers and economic theorists such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Adam Smith, Friedrich...


Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights

by Paul R. Brewer

In Value War, Paul R. Brewer looks at how the public debate about gay rights has shaped public opinion and conversely how public opinion has shaped the public debate about gay rights.


Censoring Science: Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming

by Mark Bowen

The dramatic story of global warming, politics, and the scientist Al Gore calls ?the most powerful and consistent voice calling for intelligent action to preserve our planet?s environment.?

Censoring Science...


Private-Sector Development in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Violent Countries

by Sadika Hameed & Kathryn Mixon

The CSIS Working Group on Private-Sector Development in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Violent States identifies tools available to the international business community and the U.S. government to assist these...


Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America

by Dan Balz & James Silberman

From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential race

In 2008 a bright young candidate triumphed...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Middle East Relations

by Peter L. Hahn

The current state of affairs between the United States and the Middle East is probably the most volatile and absorbing relationship the U.S. is involved in today. Prior to 1941, however, the U.S. preferred to...


Historical Dictionary of World War II Intelligence

by Nigel West

In the years immediately following World War II, information was disclosed about what has been termed the shadow war of the existence of hitherto secret agencies. In Germany it was the Abwehr and the Sicherheitsdienst;...


Imaging the Other: Essays on Diversity

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire

These essays explore the creation of the 'other' as the basis for conflict among humans, within the context of each author's background, interests, and research. These essays speak of the 'other,' how we create...