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The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism, and the Cold War

by D. Mulloy

The blueprint of the modern Tea Party, front and center in the John Birch Society's strongest years


Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting

by John Shiffman

On today’s high-tech battlefields, the most lethal weapons are not the big ones, but rather the ones that are small enough to be smuggled inside a pack of chewing gum. Microchips. Gyroscopes. Radar-cloaking...


Nihongi

by GW Aston

The Nihongi is the standard native history of Ancient Japan. This volume, now of classic status makes accessible to European scholars the extensive store of material for the study of mythology, folk-lore, early...


Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire

by Calder Walton

Against the backdrop of the Cold War and the looming specter of Soviet dominance in Britain's dwindling colonial possessions, the imperial intelligence service MI5 played a crucial but virtually unseen role...


Immigrant and Refugee Students in Canada

by Courtney Anne Brewer & Michael McCabe

Recent immigrants and refugees -- both children and their families -- often struggle to adapt to Canadian education systems. For their part, educators also face challenges when developing effective strategies...


Really, Don't Panic!: Positive Messages by South Africans, for South Africans

by Alan Knott-Craig

South Africans remember when electricity load shedding brought the country to a standstill in 2008. There was a rush on generators and property in Perth, Australia. An email from Alan Knott-Craig reminding South...


Democratic Citizenship and War

by Yoav Peled, Noah Lewin-Epstein & Guy Mundlak

This edited volume explores the theoretical and practical implications of war and terror situations for citizenship in democratic states.

Citizenship is a key concept in Western political thought for defining...


Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era

by Thad Williamson, David Imbroscio & Gar Alperovitz

When pundits refer to the death of community, they are speaking of a number of social ills, which include, but are not limited to, the general increase in isolation and cynicism of our citizens, widespread concerns...


Winter Warfare: Red Army Orders and Experiences

by Richard N. Armstrong & Joseph G. Welsh

Based on German and Soviet military archival material, this book provides an insight into the tactics and planning for combat in a winter climate. It also studies the mechanisms for change in an army during...


Terror Crime Prevention with Communities

by Basia Spalek

Based on research in the US and UK, this book examines the involvement of Muslim communities in terror crime prevention work, exploring the complexities of community involvement as well as its advantages and...


Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy

by Kristian Williams

A collection of articles and interviews on the history, psychology, and current state of torture in democratic societies, Hurt is a short but hard-hitting look in the mirror for first-world countries. This exposé...


The Bletchley Park Codebreakers

by Michael Smith

The British codebreakers at Bletchley Park are now believed to have shortened the duration of the Second World War by up to two years. During the dark days of 1941, as Britain stood almost alone against the...


Failed States and the Origins of Violence: A Comparative Analysis of State Failure as a Root Cause of Terrorism and Political Violence

by Tiffiany Howard

Utilizing global barometer data, Tiffiany Howard examines the underpinnings of individual support for political violence and argues that an insidious pattern of deprivation within failed states drives ordinary...


Asylum - A Right Denied: A Critical Analysis of European Asylum Policy

by Helen O'Nions

This book examines the effect of recent attempts to harmonize the identification and protection of refugees and questions whether European law and policy adequately uphold the fundamental right to seek and enjoy...


Emotions, Decision-Making and Mass Atrocities: Through the Lens of the Macro-Micro Integrated Theoretical Model

by Olaoluwa Olusanya

Within sociology and criminology the dominant view is that genocide and other mass atrocities are committed by technologically-lobotomized perpetrators. Somehow the process of rationalization is believed to...


The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty: Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean

by Andrew Novak

Over the last three decades many former British colonies have reformed their capital punishment regimes to permit judicial sentencing discretion, including consideration of mitigating factors. Applying a comparative...


Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

by Michael Gill & Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

Contemporary human rights discourses problematically co-opt disabled bodies as 'evidence' of harms done under capitalism, war, and other forms of conflict, while humanitarian non-governmental organizations often...


Small Navies: Strategy and Policy for Small Navies in War and Peace

by Michael Mulqueen, Deborah Sanders & Ian Speller

History shows how relatively small naval forces can have a disproportionately large impact on global events. This collection, which adopts an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the best new research from...


Ukraine Diaries

by Andrey Kurkov & Sam Taylor

-16°C, sunlight, silence. I drove the children to school, then went to see the revolution. I walked between the tents. Talked with rev­olutionaries. They were weary today. The air was thick with the smell...


The Father of Jihad: 'Abd Allāh 'Azzām's Jihad Ideas and Implications to National Security

by Muhammad Haniff Hassan

This study revolves around the jihad ideas of 'Abd Allāh 'Azzām - an iconic figure in the study of militant jihad in the 20th century, history of Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union, Al-Qaeda and current...