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Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice

by Roger S. Gottlieb

This book gathers a variety of illuminating essays by an internationally known scholar of religion and ecology. New writings on technology, facing death, and an intellectual autobiography continue Gottlieb’s...


Nations in Transit 2014: Democratization from Central Europe to Eurasia

by Freedom House

Since 1995, Freedom House’s Nations in Transit series has monitored the status of democratic change from Central Europe to Eurasia, pinpointing the region’s greatest reform opportunities and challenges for...


Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics

by Brian T. Kaylor

Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in the Age of Confessional Politics analyzes religious rhetoric in presidential campaigns from 1976-2008, proposing a confessional political style successful candidates must employ...


Historical Dictionary of Marxism

by Elliott Johnson, David Walker & Daniel Gray

The Historical Dictionary of Marxism includes a chronology, introductory essay, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary provides over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, political parties...


The Prince and Other Writings

by Niccolo Machiavelli & W. K. Marriott

One of the foremost examples of modern philosophy, Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince is notorious for the morality it expounds, often summarized by the phrase, “The end justifies the means.” With The Prince...


The World Almanac of Islamism: 2014

by American Foreign Policy Council

The World Almanac of Islamism is the first comprehensive reference work to detail the current activities of radical Islamist movements worldwide. The contributions, written by subject experts, provide annual...


Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State

by Bent Greve

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400...


Historical Dictionary of Human Rights

by Jacques Fomerand

This dictionary has more than 1000 cross-referenced entries on terminology, conventions, treaties, intergovernmental organizations in the United Nations family or regional bodies, and the constantly expanding...


The World's Great Speeches: Fourth Enlarged (1999) Edition

by Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm & Stephen J. McKenna

Nearly 300 speeches provide public speakers with a wealth of quotes and inspiration, from Pericles' funeral oration and William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech to Malcolm X's powerful words on the Black...


Nations in Transit 2013: Democratization from Central Europe to Eurasia

by Freedom House

Since 1995, Freedom House’s Nations in Transit series has monitored the status of democratic change from Central Europe to Eurasia, pinpointing the region’s greatest reform opportunities and challenges for...


Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations

by Edward S. Mihalkanin & Robert F. Gorman

While the idea of human rights and humanitarian assistance has ancient roots_evidence can be seen in such examples as the Ten Commandments, the Bhagavad Gita, and the teachings of Confucius and Socrates_it wasn't...


Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States 2012

by M. Wesley Shoemaker

Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States 2011 is a volume in "The World Today Series". Published and updated annually, this series provides both a short historical treatment and an up-to-date look at...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations

by Van John Sant, Peter Mauch & Yoneyuki Sugita

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations traces this one hundred and fifty year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary...


Historical Dictionary of the Green Movement

by Miranda Schreurs & Elim Papadakis

Human beings have been concerned about nature and their place in it for millennia. Disquiet about the consequences of human action on the natural environment date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The efforts...


We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation

by Mike McGuire, Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy & David Graeber

The only book on Occupy written by organizers, for organizers! Essential lessons from key movement strategists.


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...


Nations in Transit 2010: Democratization from Central Europe to Eurasia

by Freedom House

Covering 29 countries and administrative areas, Nations in Transit 2010 provides comparative ratings and in-depth analysis of electoral processes, civil society, independent media, national democratic governance,...


Historical Dictionary of the Old South

by William L. Richter

Numerous cross-referenced entries on prominent individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as others on policies of the time...


Historical Dictionary of Terrorism

by Stephen Sloan & Sean K. Anderson

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Terrorism significantly expands on the second edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries...


Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Intelligence

by Ephraim Kahana & Muhammad Suwaed

The Historical Dictionary of Middle East Intelligence addresses intelligence issues in the region from ancient history and the Middle Ages through modern times, covering the decline of the Ottoman Empire, intelligence...