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The Social Science Encyclopedia

by Adam Kuper

This new edition of the classic work is the essential reference tool for the social sciences. Wide-ranging and accessible, 90% of the entries are either new, entirely rewritten or substantially revised for the...


Theories and Practices of Development

by Katie Willis

This outstanding introductory text explains and places in a historical context the development theories behind contemporary debates, such as globalization and transnationalism.


Hobbes: Morals and Politics

by D D Raphael & D. D. Raphael

Hobbes' writing surprises, shocks, amuses and, above all stimulates criticism both of himself and of our conventional wisdom. This book, which is both expository and critical, concentrates on Hobbes' s ethical...


Legacy of Soviet Dissent

by Robert Horvath

During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores...


The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science--And Reality

by Chris Mooney

Bestselling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today's Republicans reject reality-it's just part of who they are.

From climate change to evolution, the rejection...


The Devil We Don't Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East

by Nonie Darwish

Respected human rights activist Nonie Darwish assesses the potential for freedom to succeed following the recent revolutions in the Middle East

The recent powerful wave of Middle East uprisings has fueled both...


Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror

by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Why al Qaeda is winning its war against the West-and America has been playing right into its hands In the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq...


The Steps to the Supreme Court: A Guided Tour of the American Legal System

by Peter Irons

A guide to the American legal system, told through the story of two actual court cases

The Steps to the Supreme Court takes a lively, narrative approach to the subject by following two real cases--one civil,...


Commitment and Healing: Gay Men and the Need for Romantic Love

by Richard A. Isay

What's love got to do with it? Everything, according to Richard Isay's informed and illuminating look at the role of romance in modern gay life. I highly recommend this book for people of any generation and...


Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City

by Gordon Young

After living in San Francisco for 15 years, journalist Gordon Young found himself yearning for his Rust Belt hometown: Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors and "star" of the Michael Moore documentary...


Tyrants: The World's Worst Dictators

by David Wallechinsky

Today more than ever, international headlines are dominated by dispatches from the many dictatorships that still dot the globe. Although Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been deposed, North Korea's Kim Jong-il...


Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans

by Jonathan D. Moreno

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradesh: Congress Response

by Sudha Pai

Dalit assertion has been a central feature of the states in the Hindi heartland since the mid-1980s, leading to the rise of political consciousness and identity-based lower-caste parties. The present study focuses...


Pitchforks and Torches: The Worst of the Worst, from Beck, Bill, and Bush to Palin and Other Posturing Republicans

by Keith Olbermann

An irresistible new collection from the New York Times bestselling author and host of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann

In his particular wit and style, Keith Olbermann skewers politicians, celebrities,...


Leave Us Alone: America's New Governing Majority

by Grover Norquist

The new political movement that now controls much of the Republican party is a coalition of Americans who simply wish to be left alone by the government. They want to be free to run a business, keep the money...


The Triumph of an Idea. The Story of Henry Ford

by Graves, Ralph Henry, Graves Ralph Henry & Ralph Henry Graves

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1934): The advent of the automobile brought a clash of industrial ideas. Should the new vehicle be high priced, obtainable only by the wealthy? Or should it be a vehicle of service to all...


State of the Nation: Aspects of Australian public policy

by Professor Don Markwell, Rachel Thompson & Julian Leeser

in Australia since 2007 in diverse policy areas. It does so through the distinctive voices of fifteen distinguished and non-partisan Australians who are independent experts in their fields. The policy areas...


Faces of the North: The Ethnographic Photography of John Honigmann

by Bryan Cummins

A photographic account of John J. Honigmanns anthropological endeavours among northern First Nations from the 1940s to the 1960s.


A Very Fine Class of Immigrants: Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers, 1770-1850

by Lucille H. Campey

P.E.I. was the first Canadian area to acquire Scottish pioneers. Its colonization by Scots occurred when the process of immigration and settlement was in its infancy.


Caporetto 1917: Victory or Defeat?

by Mario Morselli

This work concerns the Battle of Caporetto in October 1917, where the Austro-German Army broke through the Italian lines forcing them to retreat after losing half their force. The book examines why, having routed...