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Global Nomads: Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa

by Anthony D'Andrea

Global Nomads provides a unique introduction to the globalization of countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. Anthony D'Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates who live...


Indian Sufism Since the Seventeenth Century: Saints, Books and Empires in the Muslim Deccan

by Nile Green

Sufism is often regarded as standing mystically aloof from its wider cultural settings. By turning this perspective on its head, Indian Sufism since the Seventeenth Century reveals the politics and poetry of...


Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacy: Bal'ami's Tarikhnamah

by Andrew Peacock

The Tarikhnamah is a history of the world and the oldest surviving work of Persian prose. This book examines it as a political and cultural document and why it became such an influential work in the Islamic...


The Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement in an Age of Uncertainty

by Thomas E. Patterson

From the award-winning author of Out of Order—named the best political science book of the last decade by the American Political Science Association—comes this landmark book about why Americans don’t vote....


At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention

by David Rieff

Veteran journalist David Rieff’s essays draw a searing portrait of what happens when the grandiose schemes of policymakers and human rights activists go horribly wrong in the field.

Writing for publications...


A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis

by David Rieff

Timely and controversial, A Bed for the Night reveals how humanitarian organizations trying to bring relief in an ever more violent and dangerous world are often betrayed and misused, and have increasingly lost...


A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government

by Garry Wills

In A Necessary Evil, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills shows that distrust of government is embedded deep in the American psyche. From the revolt of the colonies against king and parliament to present-day...


The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

by Niall Ferguson

From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future

What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms...


The Common Thread

by Martha Manning

No relationship is more fulfilling, infuriating, emotional, and problematic than that of mother and daughter. Now, in a work filled with truth, surprises, and humor, renowned psychologist and author Martha Manning...


How to Overthrow the Government

by Arianna Huffington

Powerful and enlightening. How to Overthrow the Government is an impassioned call to arms from one of America's sharpest and most independent commentators. In its pages Huffington breaks away from the party-line...


The Gospel of Food

by Barry Glassner

For many Americans, eating is a religion. We worship at the temples of celebrity chefs. We raise our children to believe that certain foods are good and others are bad. We believe that if we eat the right foods,...


Moral Minds

by Marc Hauser

In his groundbreaking book, Marc Hauser puts forth a revolutionary new theory: that humans have evolved a universal moral instinct, unconsciously propelling us to deliver judgments of right and wrong independent...


Inclusive Growth in Australia: Social policy as economic investment

by Paul Smyth & John Buchanan

Written by experts from key institutions, Inclusive Growth in Australia investigates a new amalgamation of social and economic policy for Australia, outlining the reasons why any new Australian economic reform...


Black Reconstruction in America: Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-1880

by W.E.B. Du Bois & Mack H. Jones

“It is not surprising that the publication of this book should be hailed as a literary event.”
—Sterling D. Spero, The Nation
In this volume, W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the greatest intellectual...


Art Music: Love, Listening, and Soulfulness

by Matthew Del Nevo

Art Music is a philosophical examination of how we listen to music, specifically classical music. Matthew Del Nevo explains why classical music is not music of the past, or what he calls museum music, but art...


Women in Developing Countries: A Policy Focus

by Kathleen A Staudt & Jane S Jaquette

Here is an insightful volume on the integration of women in the modernization process of developing countries, with research studies on women and development in Guatemala, Tanzania, Indonesia, and several other...


Yuan Mei: Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1956. Arthur Waley presents here an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time.


Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing

by Eric C. Barrett

Taking a detailed, non-mathematical approach to the principles on which remote sensing is based, this book progresses from the physical principles to the application of remote sensing.


Contemporary Piracy and Maritime Terrorism: The Threat to International Security

by Martin N. Murphy

This Adelphi Paper attempts to answer the question of whether piracy and maritime terrorism, individually or together, present a threat to international security.


The Search for Security in Post-Taliban Afghanistan

by Cyrus Hodes & Mark Sedra

This paper charts the evolution of the security environment in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban, deconstructing both the causes of insecurity and the responses to them. Through this analysis, it offers...