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Peoples Apart: Israel, South Africa and the Apartheid Question
Peoples Apart: Israel, South Africa and the Apartheid Question
by Ilan Pappe
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The word "apartheid" evokes the ideology of racial segregation which dominated South Africa for so many years. Yet opinion-formers, including former US President Jimmy Carter, are increasingly using the word "apartheid" to describe the situation of Arabs... (read more)

Available May 28, 2015
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Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972 (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative P...)
Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972 (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative P...)
by Robert Mickey
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"In this remarkable book, Mickey focuses on Southern politics after the great public reversal of black disenfranchisement--and boldly compares that politics to authoritarianism. He grounds his compelling claims and narratives in an exceptionally... (read more)

Available November 2014
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Design as Future-Making
Design as Future-Making
by Susan Yelavich
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Design as Future-Making is a collection of essays by an international roster of leading designers and theorists who share a new understanding of design as a socio-material practice embedded within a multiplicity of ways of making the world.Issues such as... (read more)

Available November 2014
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Blackballed: The Black Vote and Us Democracy
Blackballed: The Black Vote and Us Democracy
by Darryl Pinckney
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Darryl Pinckney is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He lives in New York City.... (read more)

Available September 30, 2014
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Communism Day-To-Day: State Enterprises in East German Society (Social History, Popular Culture, & Politics in Germany)
Communism Day-To-Day: State Enterprises in East German Society (Social History, Popular Culture, & Politics in Germany)
by Sandrine Kott
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First published in France in 2001 by Éditions Belin under the title Le communisme au quotidien, Sandrine Kotts book examines how East German businesses and government carried out communist practices on a daily basis and how citizens and... (read more)

Available August 2014
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Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-Middle Classes in Europe (Studies in Urban and Social Change)
Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-Middle Classes in Europe (Studies in Urban and Social Change)
by Alberta Andreotti
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In the era of increasing urban globalisation, are European cities keeping pace? Or are contemporary European cities and societies remaining firmly rooted within a national context in spite of the inexorable pressures of transnational influences... (read more)

Available January 2015
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The Rethinking the Un Global Compact: Alternative Voices
The Rethinking the Un Global Compact: Alternative Voices
by Catia Gregoratti
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The UN Global Compact is the most renowned corporate social responsibility initiative in the world. The UN Global Compact brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners who have theorized, studied, and articulated critiques... (read more)

Available June 20, 2015
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Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
by James Risen
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War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden... (read more)

Available October 7, 2014
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The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century
The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century
by Sarah Leonard
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A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the “breakout stars” (The New York Times) of the young new left The Occupy movement gave us energy and language, but its critics were quick to ask “What are the ideas?” The Future... (read more)

Available August 25, 2015
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Eurafrica: The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism
Eurafrica: The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism
by Peo Hansen
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In order to think theoretically about our global age it is important to understand how the global has been conceived historically. 'Eurafrica' was an intellectual endeavor and political project that from the 1920s saw Europe's future survival - its... (read more)

Available December 2014
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Reconstructing Lenin: An Intellectual Biography
Reconstructing Lenin: An Intellectual Biography
by Tamas Krausz
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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is among the most enigmatic and influential figures of the twentieth century. While his life and work are crucial to any understanding of modern history and the socialist movement, generations of writers on the left and the right... (read more)

Available August 2014
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India in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) (What Everyone Needs to Know)
India in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) (What Everyone Needs to Know)
by Mira Kamdar
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According to current projections, India will overtake China to become the most populous country on Earth by 2050. Its 1.6 billion people will live in the world's second-largest economy, after China but ahead of the United States and the European Union. A... (read more)

Available February 2015
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Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) (What Everyone Needs to Know)
Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) (What Everyone Needs to Know)
by Miguel Tinker-salas
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Among the top ten oil exporters in the world and a founding member of OPEC, Venezuela currently supplies 11 percent of U.S. crude oil imports. But when the country elected the fiery populist politician Hugo Chavez in 1998, tensions rose with this key... (read more)

Available February 2015
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American Covert Operations (Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues)
American Covert Operations (Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues)
by John Ransom Clark
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Long before the creation of the CIA, the American government utilized special intelligence strategies with varying degrees of success. Even though critics throughout time have questioned the effectiveness and legitimacy of these tactics, presidents from... (read more)

Available December 2014
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The Dragon's Will: The Exercise and Limitation of China's Power from Pyongyang to Khartoum
The Dragon's Will: The Exercise and Limitation of China's Power from Pyongyang to Khartoum
by Jing-dong Yuan
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Chinas growing power has led to many discussions on how Beijing will use its economic growth, military capabilities, and soft power in its regional and global foreign relations. Today, two predominantly Western misconceptions prevail. One is that China... (read more)

Available December 2014
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The Meaning of Marxism
The Meaning of Marxism
by Paul D'amato
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Long-considered dead by mainstream critics, the basic ideas of Karl Marx are brought to life in this overview of his thought. This book argues that instead of irrelevant, Marx's ideas of globalization, oppression, and social change are more important... (read more)

Available October 2014
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The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism: New Perspectives (Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict)
The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism: New Perspectives (Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict)
by Mansour Nsasra
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This is a collection of cutting-edge research on the Naqab Bedouin in Israel. The present volume brings together this new scholarship to challenge perceived paradigms, often dominated by orientalist, modernist or developmentalist assumptions on the Naqab... (read more)

Available August 2014
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U.S. Public Policy in an International Context
U.S. Public Policy in an International Context
by Zachery Smith
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Understand, appreciate, and evaluate U.S. public policies from a comparative international perspective   U.S. Public Policy in an International Context provides readers with an overview of public policies and policymaking processes in the United... (read more)

Available August 2014
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The Copts: An Investigation Into the Rift Between Muslims and Copts in Egypt
The Copts: An Investigation Into the Rift Between Muslims and Copts in Egypt
by Abdel-latif El Menawy
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There are seventeen million Copts in the world, among them an estimated half million US Copts. This book covers the long history of this ancient Christian community, as well as the key role the Coptic Church played in the 2012 uprising in Egypt, and... (read more)

Available September 2014
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Young People's Political Participation in Western Europe: Continuity or Generational Change? (Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology)
Young People's Political Participation in Western Europe: Continuity or Generational Change? (Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology)
by Gema Garcia Albacete
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Are young people today politically 'apathetic'? Or are they democratically 'mature' citizens? This book examines several types of involvement to reveal changes in young people's political participation in Europe in recent decades. It uses various... (read more)

Available September 10, 2014
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