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Global Governance of Financial Systems: The Legal and Economic Regulation of Systemic Risk
Global Governance of Financial Systems: The Legal and Economic Regulation of Systemic Risk
by Kern Alexander
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The book sets forth the economic rationale for international financial regulation and what role, if any, international regulation can play in effectively managing systemic risk while providing accountability to all affected nations. The book suggests... (read more)

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American Foreign Policy Since World War II
American Foreign Policy Since World War II
by Steven W Hook
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Hook (political science, Kent State U.) and Spanier (U. of Florida, Naval War College) provide an accessible overview of United States foreign policy since the end of World War II. The authors cover the American approach to foreign policy, the era... (read more)

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Globalizing Civil Society: Reclaiming Our Right to Power
Globalizing Civil Society: Reclaiming Our Right to Power
by David C Korten
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Prompted by the 1998 United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Korten's book indicts the world's governments for failing to address growing hunger, housing shortages, unemployment, poverty, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. He... (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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Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security
Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security
by John Kampfner
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Democratic liberalism v. authoritarianism – the ideological divide that defined the twentieth century. But when the cold war ended, “the end of history” was proclaimed. Soon the fire of freedom would burn worldwide, the experts said... (read more)

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Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds
Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds
by Stanley D Eitzen
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This reader focuses on the process of globalization and how it shapes societies and groups. Particular focus is placed on the United States, and its role in the globalization process, and whether the effects of globalization can be viewed as beneficial... (read more)

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The Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose
The Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose
by General Tony Zinni (Ret.) and Tony Koltz
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Tony Zinni commands attention on the battlefield, at peace talks, in politics, and across the media spectrum. When he stood up and called for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation in 2006, the media paid attention, and when The Battle for Peace was published... (read more)

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Globalization : Very Short Introduction (2ND 09 - Old Edition)
Globalization : Very Short Introduction (2ND 09 - Old Edition)
by Manfred Steger
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"Globalization" has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to... (read more)

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The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
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The Israel Lobby," by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for... (read more)

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Confronting Capitalism: Dispatches from a Global Movement
Confronting Capitalism: Dispatches from a Global Movement
by Eddie Yuen
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Examining the worldwide movement against capitalist globalization, this updated and renamed edition of "The Battle of Seattle" offers 50 percent new and revised material, including new pieces by Michael Hardt, Naomi Klein, and reports and theory from the... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #163: Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #163: Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction
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From the controversial incarceration of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, to the brutal ethnic cleansing being practiced in Darfur, to the widespread denial of equal rights to women in many areas of the world, human rights violations are a constant presence... (read more)

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Putting Development First: The Importance of Policy Space in the WTO and IFIs
Putting Development First: The Importance of Policy Space in the WTO and IFIs
by Kevin P Gallagher
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This book examines how far the economic forces and rules that govern the global economy are shrinking the "policy space" available to developing countries in constructing policies to raise living standards. The contributors analyze what room for... (read more)

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Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective
Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective
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This new edition in the Sociology for a New Century Series is a wonderful supplement to any course in the undergraduate or beginning graduate curriculum that focuses on globalization. It is the first book published for undergraduates which presents a... (read more)

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A Crime So Monstrous: Face-To-Face with Modern-Day Slavery
A Crime So Monstrous: Face-To-Face with Modern-Day Slavery
by E Benjamin Skinner
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To be a moral witness is perhaps the highest calling of journalism, and in this unforgettable, highly readable account of contemporary slavery, author Benjamin Skinner travels around the globe to personally tell stories that need to be told -- and heard.... (read more)

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Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World
Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World
by Dambisa Moyo
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Hardly a day passes when newspaper headlines or media commentators dont scream warnings of impending doom—shortages of arable land, clashes over water, and political Armageddon as global demand for fossil fuels far outstrips supply—but only one... (read more)

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Weapons of Mass Distraction: Soft Power and American Empire
Weapons of Mass Distraction: Soft Power and American Empire
by Matthew Fraser
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In its march to becoming the world's first hyper-power, the United States has been as dependent on its soft power — the allure of American lifestyles and culture — as it has been on the hard power of military might. In Weapons of Mass... (read more)

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Meek Ain't Weak: Nonviolent Power and People of Color
Meek Ain't Weak: Nonviolent Power and People of Color
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Meek Ain't Weak is a fresh examination of the indigenous roots of mass liberatory nonviolence. From African regions to South American culture, from Asian worldviews to the wisdom of the ancients of the subcontinent, the origins of nonviolent conduct in... (read more)

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Military-Civilian Interactions: Intervening in Humanitarian Crises: Intervening in Humanitarian Crises (New Millennium Books in International Studies)
Military-Civilian Interactions: Intervening in Humanitarian Crises: Intervening in Humanitarian Crises (New Millennium Books in International Studies)
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Is it possible and worthwhile to use the military in conjunction with humanitarian action to thwart violence and mitigate civilian suffering? This timely book seeks to answer this question by looking at the contemporary context and history of military... (read more)

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The Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed: American Soldiers on Trial
The Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed: American Soldiers on Trial
by Christopher Graveline
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On April 28, 2004, 60 Minutes II broadcast the now-infamous photos of prisoner abuse by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib. The news quickly spread worldwide, undermining the U.S. presence in Iraq.Despite several Department of Defense investigations and... (read more)

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The Paradox of Wealth and Poverty: Mapping the Ethical Dilemmas of Global Development
The Paradox of Wealth and Poverty: Mapping the Ethical Dilemmas of Global Development
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We live in a time of human paradoxes. Scientific knowledge has reached a level of sophistication that permits understanding of the most arcane phenomena and yet religious fundamentalism dominates in many parts of the world. We witness the emergence of a... (read more)

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