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Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

by Federico Varese

Organized crime is spreading like a global virus as mobs take advantage of open borders to establish local franchises at will. That at least is the fear, inspired by stories of Russian mobsters in New York,...


Why Not Kill Them All?: The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder

by Daniel Chirot & Clark McCauley

Genocide, mass murder, massacres. The words themselves are chilling, evoking images of the slaughter of countless innocents. What dark impulses lurk in our minds that even today can justify the eradication of...


I Am Hip-Hop: Conversations on the Music and Culture

by Andrew J. Rausch

Author Andrew J. Rausch interviewed 24 individuals whose creative expressions are intimately associated with the world of hip-hop music and culture. Those interviewed include emcees, DJs, producers, graffiti...


Organization Theory and Transnational Social Movements: Organizational Life and Internal Dynamics of Power Exercise within the Alternative Globalizati

by Kléber Ghimire

This book explores the internal functioning and exercise of power inside a widely acclaimed transnational social organization: the alternative globalization movement. Drawing on new empirical data and perspectives...


Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective

by scott crow & Kathleen Cleaver

Tracing a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes scott crow's headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic...


The Future of Blasphemy: Speaking of the Sacred in an Age of Human Rights

by Austin Dacey

In the days of Moses, blasphemy was the mortal offence of failing to respect the divine. In an age of human rights, blasphemy is understood as a failure to respect persons, as insult, defamation, or "advocacy...


Unnatural States: The International System and the Power to Change

by Peter Ian Lomas

Unnatural States is a radical critique of international theory, in particular, of the assumption of state agency—that states act in the world in their own right. Peter Lomas argues that since the universal...


Blackness in Western Europe: Racial Patterns of Paternalism and Exclusion

by Dienke Hondius

In this study, Dienke Hondius identifies ideas and attitudes toward "blackness" and explains how race relations became deeply ingrained in European racial thinking. She argues that racial discourses...


China Under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries 1980â¿¿2000

by Qing Cao

This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the...


The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change

by Nicholas Stern, Alex Bowen & JOHN WHALLEY

The year 2015 will be a landmark year for international climate change negotiations. Governments have agreed to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to...


Chinese Politics Illustrated: The Cultural, Social, and Historical Context

by Lance L P Gore

This unique book offers the readers a ring-side seat to watch the drama of Chinese politics as it is experienced by the players themselves. It provides an opportunity for non-Chinese readers to get a feel of...


The Great Dragon Fantasy: A Lacanian Analysis of Contemporary Chinese Thought

by Guanjun Wu

China has undergone a unique path of development in the post-Maoist era. Especially, the last decade witnessed China's rapid rise to economic wealth and superpower status vis-à-vis the severe developmental...


China and the International Society: Adaptation and Self-Consciousness

by JINJUN ZHAO & Zhirui Chen

What is the relationship between China and the international society? It is a question of historical and realistic significance for China and the world to answer.

Since the reform and opening up, China initiated...


China in the United Nations

by Wei Liu

This book examines China's participation in the United Nations (UN). There are two research components. First, the author seeks to find a pattern of China's multilateral diplomatic behavior in the UN by examining...


The Unleashed Scandal: The End of Control in the Digital Age

by Bernhard Poerksen & Hanne Detel

In an age of ubiquitous digital media and permanent mutual observation scandals are omnipresent. Everybody can release them, everybody can become their victim. Videos on mobile phones terminate careers, Twitter...


101 Amazing Mythical Beasts: ...and Legendary Creatures

by Jack Goldstein

Did you know that a Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or that a Greek Sphinx generally has a male face, whereas an Egyptian one has a female visage? Where does the Skunk Ape roam,...


Inside the Cage: A Season at West 4th Street's Legendary Tournament

by Wight Martindale Jr.

The most popular outdoor basketball court in New York City is half the regulation size, offers no seating, and has sidelines bounded by a chain-link fence. But the summer league on West 4th Street in Greenwich...


Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations

by Jeffrey D. Clements & Bill Moyers

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED

Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling that the rights of things—money and corporations—matter more than the rights of people, America has faced a crisis of democracy....


Ireland: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes (Rosc)

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Ireland: Detailed Assessment of Observance of Iosco Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...