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Coalitions across Borders: Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order

by Joe Bandy, Jackie Smith & Charles Tilly

Coalitions across Borders shows how social movements have cooperated and conflicted as they work to develop a transnational civil society in response to perceived threats of neoliberalism-free trade, privatization,...


China's Leaders: The New Generation

by Cheng Li

Who will govern China after Jiang Zemin? What path will its new leaders chart in the early years of the twenty-first century? Drawing upon a wealth of both quantitative and qualitative data on the so-called...


Children's Human Rights: Progress and Challenges for Children Worldwide

by Mark Ensalaco & Linda C. Majka

Children's human rights are regularly violated around the world. We hear about graphic examples including child soldiers, child prostitutes, and children sold into slavery, but hungry, sick, and orphaned children...


Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race

by George Yancy

Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race understands Black embodiment within the context of white hegemony within the context of a racist, anti-Black world. Yancy demonstrates that the...


Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America

by David L. Brunsma, Kerry Ann Rockquemore & Joe Feagin

The urgent debate over a multiracial category in the 2000 census forced the nation to reflect upon the important questions of what it means to construct and maintain a racial identity. Using in-depth interviews...


Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security

by Jody Williams, Stephen D. Goose & Mary Wareham

Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security looks at accomplishments and setbacks in the crucial first decade of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Edited by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams...


Alexandre Kojeve: Wisdom at the End of History

by James H. Nichols

Nichols examines the major writings of Alexandre Koj_ve, and clarifies the character and brings to light the importance of his political philosophy. This is an essential assessment of Koj_ve which considers...


Shades of Difference: A History of Ethnicity in America

by Richard Rees

Shades of Difference introduces new perspectives on the definition of 'whiteness' in America, and makes an original contribution to the larger discussion of race through a detailed account of ethnicity's original...


Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle: Another Region is Possible

by Ximena de la Barra & Richard A. Dello Buono

Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle looks at the sharply declining legitimacy of liberal democracies in the region and the new array of popular forces working for social transformation. In particular,...


At the Borderline of Armageddon: How American Presidents Managed the Atom Bomb

by James E. Goodby

In this important new work, scholar, teacher, and diplomat James E. Goodby analyzes how American presidents have confronted the dilemma of nuclear weapons. Drawing on his own involvement in over fifty years...


Warlords Rising: Confronting Violent Non-State Actors

by Troy S. Thomas, Stephen D. Kiser & William D. Casebeer

As non-state armed groups gain greater access to resources and networks through global interconnectivity, they have come to dominate the terrain of illegal trade in drugs, guns, and humans. Warlords Rising arms...


Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

by Nezar AlSayyad & Ananya Roy

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge...


Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry

by Karen D. Beeks & Delila Amir

Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry focuses on the international trafficking of women and children for forced labor and prostitution. The essays create a link from country to country, demonstrating the worldwide...


The Politics of Organized Crime and the Organized Crime of Politics: A Study in Criminal Power

by Alfredo Schulte-Bockholt

More than simply a study of the mafia, Alfredo Schulte-Bockholt's work argues that collaboration between political science and criminology is critical to understanding the real nature of organized crime and...


Roads to Reconciliation

by Elin Skaar, Siri Gloppen & Astri Suhrke

The past two decades have witnessed the end of several civil wars and authoritarian regimes. The global media brings the height of the conflicts to an international audience, but as the wars end and tensions...


The Art of War

by Sun-tzu

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique...


Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track

by Clark Howard, Mark Meltzer & Theo Thimou

The follow-up to Clark Howard's #1 New York Times bestseller, Living Large in Lean Times, offers no-nonsense financial tips for achieving lifelong prosperity

Americans from all walks of life are still feeling...


The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire

by Margus Kolga & Igor Tõnurist

The publisher of this book was a man who was born in 1938, in a free and democratic country (Estonia), with Estonian identity and citizenship. That all was amended in 1940 by Russian Empire as a result of the...


Daily Reflections on Idolatry: Reading Tractate Avodah Zarah of the Babylonian Talmud

by Joshua A. Fogel

This volume looks at Avodah Zarah, a tractate of the Talmud concerning idolatry, page by page. Daily Reflections on Idolatry offers a modern commentary with doses of humor and comparative examples in an effort...


Crime as Structured Action: Doing Masculinities, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Crime

by James W. Messerschmidt

James W. Messerschmidt’s groundbreaking book Crime as Structured Action demonstrates that to understand crime, we must understand how crime operates through a complex series of gender, race, sexual, and class...