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The NATO Intervention in Libya: Lessons learned from the campaign

by Kjell Engelbrekt, Marcus Mohlin & Charlotte Wagnsson

This book explores 'lessons learned' from the military intervention in Libya by examining key aspects of the 2011 NATO campaign.

NATO's intervention in Libya had unique features, rendering it unlikely to serve...


Religious Scholars and the Umayyads: Piety-Minded Supporters of the Marwanid Caliphate

by Steven Judd

Religious Scholars and the Umayyads analyzes legal and theological developments during the Marwānid period (64/684--132/750), focusing on religious scholars who supported the Umayyads. Their scholarly network...


The Politics of Refugees in South Asia: Identity, Resistance, Manipulation

by Navine Murshid

Partition and post-colonial migrations - sometimes voluntary, often forced - have created borders in South Asia that serve to oppress rather than protect. Migrants and refugees feel their real home lies beyond...


The Pains of Mass Imprisonment

by Benjamin Fleury-Steiner & Jamie G Longazel

This concise and engaging book presents a critical perspective on the correctional system and the process of incarceration in the United States. Fleury-Steiner and Longazel emphasize the magnitude of mass imprisonment...


The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy: The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland

by Yoav Peled

Ethnic democracy is a form of democratic ethnic conflict regulation in deeply divided societies. In The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy, Yoav Peled argues that ethnic democracy is constituted by the combination...


State-Led Privatization in China: The Politics of Economic Reform

by Jin Zeng

Large-scale privatization did not emerge spontaneously in China in the late 1990s. Rather, the Chinese state led and carefully "planned" ownership transformation with timetables and measurable privatization...


Sentencing: Time for a Paradigm Shift

by Ralph Henham

At a time when fundamental questions are being asked about the relevance of existing forms of punishment in contemporary society, Sentencing argues for a profound normative understanding of the relationship...


Easter Island's Silent Sentinels: The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui

by Kenneth Treister, Patricia Vargas Casanova & Claudio Cristino

This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island's vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues.


Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race

by Graham Farmelo

Perhaps no scientific breakthrough has shaped the course of human history as much as the harnessing of the atom. Yet the twentieth century might have turned out entirely differently had this powerful technology...


Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

by Stefan Jonsson

Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism, fascism,...


The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

by Peter van der Veer

The Modern Spirit of Asia challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and...


American Labor Unions in the Electoral Arena

by Herbert B. Asher

Are contemporary U.S. labor unions irrelevant, or in fact a changing force to be reckoned with as they grow into a new economy in a globalized America? Is the current political power exercised by U.S. labor...


Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness

by Hernán|Gordon, Andrew M. Vera

Screen Saviors studies how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood movies-by white directors featuring white protagonists interacting with people of another color. This collaboration by a sociologist and...


Polity: Political Culture and the Nature of Politics

by Craig L. Carr

This work introduces readers to politics by exploring the cultural foundations of American political ideals and understandings. The basic values of America's liberal political inheritance are discussed in order...


Violent Delights, Violent Ends: Sex, Race, and Honor in Colonial Cartagena de Indias

by Nicole von Germeten

This study of sexuality in seventeenth-century Latin America takes the reader beneath the surface of daily life in a colonial city.


The Hawks of Peace: Notes of the Russian Ambassador

by Dmitry Rogozin

The Hawks of Peace. Notes of the Russian Ambassador is a unique analytical edition where Russian Deputy Premier Dmitry Rogozin shares his notes on personalities and events that shaped the history of post-Communist...


The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail

by Oscar Martinez, Daniela Maria Ugaz & Francisco Goldman

One day a few years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. A local priest got 120 released, many with broken ankles and other marks of abuse,...


Paul Robeson: A Watched Man

by Jordan Goodman

Paul Robeson was one of the most famous people in the world; to his enemies he was also one of the most dangerous. From the 1930s to the 1960s, the African American singer was the voice of the people, both on...


Green in Gridlock: Common Goals, Common Ground, and Compromise

by Paul Walden Hansen

Facing one of the most dangerous conservation crises in history—acid rain—lawmakers, industry leaders, and activists embraced an attitude of civil engagement that sought common ground and acceptance of compromise...


Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones: A Manual

by April M. Beisaw

Offering a field-tested analytic method for identifying faunal remains, along with helpful references, images, and examples of the most commonly encountered North American species, Identifying and Interpreting...