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Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals

by Gary Jonathan Bass

International justice has become a crucial part of the ongoing political debates about the future of shattered societies like Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Chile. Why do our governments sometimes display...


Comparative Public Administration

by J.A. Chandler

This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis to the contemporary system of public administration and management in a number of significant countries....


The Politics of Bureaucracy: An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

by B.Guy Peters

Written by a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised sixth edition, offering extensive,...


When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda

by Mahmood Mamdani

"When we captured Kigali, we thought we would face criminals in the state; instead, we faced a criminal population." So a political commissar in the Rwanda Patriotic Front reflected after the 1994 massacre of...


Omnipotent Government

by Ludwig Von Mises

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Theories of International Relations

by Siegfried Schieder & Manuela Spindler

This book is a comprehensive guide to theories of International Relations (IR). Given the limitations of a paradigm-based approach, it sheds light on eighteen theories and new theoretical perspectives in IR...


War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror

by John Yoo

John Yoo, the key legal architect of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11, delivers a fascinating insider account of the War on Terror. While America reeled from the cataclysmic events of September 11,...


John Rawls and the History of Political Thought: The Rousseauvian and Hegelian Heritage of Justice as Fairness

by Jeffrey Bercuson

In this book, Jeffrey Bercuson presents the immense, and yet for the most part unrecognized, influences of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel on John Rawls, the most important political...


The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge

From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state

Dysfunctional...


Transforming Brazil: A History of National Development in the Postwar Era

by Rafael R. Ioris

In this book, Rafael R. Ioris critically revisits the postwar context in Brazil to reexamine traditional questions and notions pertaining to the nature of Latin America's political culture and institutions....


Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

by Axel Honneth

Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world applications. The philosopher and theorist Axel Honneth addresses this disconnect, constructing a theory of justice...


Unlearning with Hannah Arendt

by Marie Luise Knott

Short-listed for the Tractatus Essay Prize, an examination of the innovative strategies Arendt used to achieve intellectual freedom

 

After observing the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt articulated her...


Praxis and Method (RLE: Gramsci): A Sociological Dialogue with Lukacs, Gramsci and the Early Frankfurt School

by Richard Kilminster

This sociological critique of the 'philosophy of praxis' looks at the importance of the concept in the social theory of leading influential Western Marxists such as Lukács, Gramsci, Korsch, Horkheimer, Marcuse...


Lincoln at Two Hundred: Why We Still Read the Sixteenth President

by Walter Berns

Abraham Lincoln was the greatest of our presidents. He saved the Union, and because he saved the Union, he was able to free the slaves. But he did more than this. Without him, we might have had no reason to...


Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

by Daniel Stedman Jones

Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan...


Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

by Edmund Fawcett

Liberalism dominates today’s politics just as it decisively shaped the past two hundred years of American and European history. Yet there is striking disagreement about what liberalism really means and how...


The Hidden Hand: A Brief History of the CIA

by Richard H. Immerman

The Hidden Hand is a succinct accessible and up-to-date survey of the Central Intelligence Agency’s history from its inception in 1947 to the present.

  • Covers both aspects of the CIA’s mission – the collection...


Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis

by Benjamin Kunkel

After the financial crash and the great recession, the media rediscovered Karl marx, socialist theory, and the very idea that capitalism can be questioned.

But in spite of the publicity, the main paths...


The Republican Abdication of Freedom

by Thomas V. Vass

Since 2008, callers into the Rush Limbaugh radio program have been expressing a common despair about why the Republicans did not fight to protect individual freedoms from the socialist transformation of America,...


Equal Rights for All. Special Privileges for None. Re-Examining the Anti-Federalist Populist Heritage of Freedom

by Thomas E. Vass

About 55% of American citizens abhor the transformation of the society and government into a European socialist state but do not know what to do to restore freedom. A clue for what comes next can be gained by...