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What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?: Conversations about Women, Leadership and Power
What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?: Conversations about Women, Leadership and Power
by Marianne Schnall
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Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why havent we ever had a woman president?”—Marianne Schnall set out on a journey to find the answer. A widely published writer, author,... (read more)

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Myths, Illusions, & Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East
Myths, Illusions, & Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East
by Dennis Ross
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"A trenchant and often pugnacious demolition of the numerous misconceptions about strategic thinking on the Middle East" -The New York Times Now updated with a new chapter on the current climate, Myths, Illusions, and Peace addresses why the United... (read more)

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The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
by Jonathan Schell
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"This book mounts perhaps the most impressive argument ever made that there exists a viable and desirable alternative to the continued reliance on war." -The New York Times At times of global crisis, Jonathan Schell's writings have offered important... (read more)

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Cultural Politics in Revolution : Teachers, Peasants, and Schools in Mexico, 1930-1940 (97 Edition)
Cultural Politics in Revolution : Teachers, Peasants, and Schools in Mexico, 1930-1940 (97 Edition)
by Mary K. Vaughan
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When Indian communities of Chiapas, Mexico, rose in armed rebellion in 1994, they spoke boldly of values, rights, identities, and expectations. Their language struck a chord for most Mexicans, for it was the cultural legacy of the Revolution of 1910. Of... (read more)

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Emerging Powers in a Comparative Perspective: The Political and Economic Rise of the Bric Countries
Emerging Powers in a Comparative Perspective: The Political and Economic Rise of the Bric Countries
by Vidya Nadkarni
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The book examines the rising influence of emerging powers in global politics, with a special focus on the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China).Chapters contributed by international scholars first look at the changing status of the US in the 21st... (read more)

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The Sorrows of Empire: An Empire Project
The Sorrows of Empire: An Empire Project
by Chalmers Johnson
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From the author of the prophetic national bestseller Blowback, a startling look at militarism, American style, and its consequences abroad and at home In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globes... (read more)

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Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century
Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century
by Julia Sweig
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In 1945 the U.S. was the founding impulse behind the cornerstones of the International Community: the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and most of all the United Nations. Untainted by colonialism or fascism, heroic in warfare and idealistic at... (read more)

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The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins
The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins
by Jeff Connaughton
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“I'm going to address briefly four questions, all of which go to the integrity and competitiveness of our capital markets. First, was there fraud at the heart of the financial crisis? Second, has the law enforcement response so far achieved... (read more)

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The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution (Politics and Culture)
The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution (Politics and Culture)
by Adam Michnik
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Renowned Eastern European author Adam Michnik was jailed for more than six years by the communist regime in Poland for his dissident activities. He was an outspoken voice for democracy in the world divided by the Iron Curtain and has remained so to the... (read more)

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Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation, and Accountability
Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation, and Accountability
by Sanjeev Khagram
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Deciding who gets what, when, and how are perhaps the most important decisions any government has to make. So it should not be surprising that around the world, government officials responsible for public budgeting are facing demands to make their... (read more)

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Exploiting Africa: The Influence of Maoist China in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania
Exploiting Africa: The Influence of Maoist China in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania
by Donovan C. Chau.
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Exploiting Africa examines China's role in Algeria, Ghana, and Tanzania from the 1950s to the 1970s. The Chinese arrived in Africa with little fanfare, yet they achieved an active presence that was more pragmatic than revolutionary. Though often couched... (read more)

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Politics of Global Governance International Organizations in an Interdependent World
Politics of Global Governance International Organizations in an Interdependent World
by Paul F Diehl
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Diehl (political science, U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Frederking (political science, McKendree U.) gather essays published between 1998 and 2009 in political science and international relations journals, addressing the role of international... (read more)

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If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
by Benjamin R. Barber
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In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big, too interdependent, ... (read more)

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Are South Africans Free?
Are South Africans Free?
by Lawrence Hamilton
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Despite South Africa's successful transition to democracy and lauded constitution, political freedom for the majority of South Africans remains elusive. The poor and unemployed majority are poorly represented and lack power and thus freedom. Under these... (read more)

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Sing the Rage: Listening to Anger After Mass Violence
Sing the Rage: Listening to Anger After Mass Violence
by Sonali Chakravarti
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What is the relationship between anger and justice, especially when so much of our moral education has taught us to value the impartial spectator, the cold distance of reason? In Sing the Rage, Sonali Chakravarti wrestles with this question through... (read more)

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The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
by Andrew J. Bacevich
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“Andrew Bacevich speaks truth to power, no matter whos in power, which may be why those of both the left and right listen to him.”—Bill Moyers An immediate New York Times bestseller, The Limits of Power offers an unparalleled... (read more)

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The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat
The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat
by Vali Nasr
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In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power, Vali Nasr questions America’s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world. Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking The Shia Revival... (read more)

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Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
by Dambisa Moyo
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A national bestseller, Dead Aid unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth. In fact, poverty... (read more)

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Political Economy of the Middle East 2013-updated (3RD 13 Edition)
Political Economy of the Middle East 2013-updated (3RD 13 Edition)
by Alan Richards
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This integrated, analytic text presents a comprehensive analysis transformation and development of the political economy in the Middle East over the past several decades. In this updated third edition of A Political Economy of the Middle East, the book... (read more)

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Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
by Masha Gessen
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The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a &... (read more)

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