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Women's Health Matters

by Dr Helen Roberts & Helen Roberts

Women's Health Matters, like its sister volume Women's Health Counts, is an invaluable practical guide to doing feminist research on women's health. Written by experienced researchers and practitioners, these...


Understanding News

by John Hartley

News depends for its effect on a culturally shared language, and this book concentrates on ways we can decode its messages without simply reproducing their underlying assumptions.


Chisungu: A Girl's Initiation Ceremony Among the Bemba of Zambia

by Audrey Richards

While there have been a number of descriptions and interpretations of boys' initiation rituals, Audrey Richards's classic study of initiation rites among the Bemba remains one of the few studies to deal in detail...


The Reform of Child Care Law: A Practical Guide to the Children ACT 1989

by John Eekelaar & Robert Dingwall

Children Act 1989 introduced the most radical changes to child care law for a generation. Eekelaar and Dingwall provide a concise, practical guide to the legislation for all professionals practising in this...


The Media Studies Book: A Guide for Teachers

by David Lusted

Introducing media criticism as well as teaching about the media, in inter-disciplinary and 'across the curriculum' teaching, this is the first critical reference book on the important curriculum initiatives...


Continuity and Change in Israeli Security Policy

by Mark A. Heller

How should Israel respond to the changing external threats that confront it? This paper argues that the country's traditional security concept is obsolete and must be reformulated. How this is achieved depends...


The Future of Africa: A New Order in Sight

by Jeffrey Herbst

This book provides a review of recent development in Africa. It reviews NEPAD and the AU and suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any...


Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change

by Toby Dodge

A war against Iraq will spur radical changes in the way the country is governed, how its people live, and its relationship to its neighbours and to the West. This book depicts the evolution of Iraq under Saddam...


The Role of the G8 in International Peace and Security

by Risto Penttilä

This Adelphi Paper is the first concise yet comprehensive analysis of the role of the G8 in international peace and security. It argues that the G7/8 has a long and impressive history in the field of international...


Intervention in Contemporary World Politics

by Neil Macfarlane

Examines multilateral interventions in civil conflicts and the evolution of the role of such interventions in world politics. It focuses primarily on the Cold War and post-Cold War eras and the differences between...


Globalisation and Insurgency

by John Mackinlay

The central proposition of this book is that global changes have altered the nature of insurgency by weakening some governments and empowering the forces that seek to overthrow them. The book identifies four...


From Congo to Kosovo: Civilian Police in Peace Operations

by Annika S Hansen

An examination of the role of civilian police in peace operations, which has expanded greatly since the early 1990s and has culminated in international policemen assuming responsibility for law and order in...


Investing in Peace: Aid and Conditionality After Civil Wars

by James K. Boyce

This book analyzes the provision of aid to countries that have undergone negotiated settlements to civil wars, drawing on recent experiences in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It focuses on the...


Enhancing Indo-Us Strategic Cooperation

by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu

Argues that a carrot-and-stick policy is likely to be more effective than a stick-only approach in curbing India's nuclear ambitions. Increased strategic cooperation between India and the US is the ideal incentive,...


American Soldiers in Iraq: McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals?

by Morten G. Ender

American Soldiers in Iraq offers a unique snapshot of American soldiers in Iraq, analyzing their collective narratives in relation to the military sociology tradition.

Grounded in a century-long tradition of...


Bait and Switch?: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy

by Julie A. Mertus

It has become routine for the U.S. government to invoke human rights to justify its foreign policy decisions and military ventures. But this human rights talk has not been supported by a human rights walk. Policymakers...


The Atlas of African Affairs

by Ieuan L.l. Griffiths

The Atlas of African Affairs is divided into five sections dealing with environmental, historical, political and economic issues and with Southern Africa. Throughout, the book presents an interdisciplinary,...


Ice Age Earth: Late Quaternary Geology and Climate

by Alastair G. Dawson

Ice Age Earth provides the first detailed review of global environmental change in the Late Quaternary. Significant geological and climatic events are analysed within a review of glacial and periglacial history....


Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries

by Allen Chun, Ned Rossiter & Brian Shoesmith

Examining the cultural, political, economic, technological and institutional aspects of popular music throughout Asia, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of Asian popular music and its cultural industries....


Strangers, Aliens and Asians: Huguenots, Jews and Bangladeshis in Spitalfields 1666-2000

by Anne Kershen

Exploring the dynamics that drive the processes of immigrant settlement and assimilation, this fascinating book looks at whether these are solely the outcome of the temporal setting, cultural background, and...