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Women, Population and Global Crisis: A Political-Economic Analysis

By: Bandarage, Asoka

Price: $7.00

Publisher: ZED BOOKS LTD:

Seller ID: 9781856494281

ISBN: 1856494284

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It has been widely assumed that over-population is one of the root causes of global crisis; even amongst feminist and environmental movements, the common wisdom on population has never been seriously critiqued. This book provides that critique; it gives a historical overview of the population question and places the population-poverty-environment-security debate within a broad theoretical perspective. The first part of the book looks at conventional ideologies of population control - from malthusianism to the contraceptive revolution. In part two, the author develops an alternative analysi... View more info

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How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy

By: Baradaran, Mehrsa

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780674286061

ISBN: 0674286065

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Jihad vs. McWorld

By: Barber, Benjamin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 11/24/2015

Seller ID: 9780345383044

ISBN: 0345383044

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Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other ... View more info

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Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda

By: Barnett, Michael

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Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780801488672

ISBN: 0801488672

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Why was the UN a bystander during the Rwandan genocide? Do its sins of omission leave it morally responsible for the hundreds of thousands of dead? Michael Barnett, who worked at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations from 1993 to 1994, covered Rwanda for much of the genocide. Based on his first-hand experiences, archival work, and interviews with many key participants, he reconstructs the history of the UN's involvement in Rwanda. In the weeks leading up to the genocide, the author documents, the UN was increasingly aware or had good reason to suspect that Rwanda was a site of crimes again... View more info

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Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-first Century

By: Barnett, Thomas P. M.

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Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP: 9/23/2010

Seller ID: 9780425202395

ISBN: 0425202399

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Since the end of the Cold War, America's national security establishment has been searching for a new operating theory to explain how this seemingly "chaotic" world actually works. Gone is the clash of blocs, but replaced by what? Thomas Barnett has the answers. A senior military analyst with the U.S. Naval War College, he has given a constant stream of briefings over the past few years, and particularly since 9/11, to the highest of high-level civilian and military policymakers-and now he gives it to you. ThePentagon's New Map is a cutting-edge approach to globalization that combines sec... View more info

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Prosperity & Violence: The Political Economy of Development

By: Bates, Robert

Price: $3.00

Publisher: 7/29/2012

Seller ID: 9780393974010

ISBN: 0393974014

Condition: USED


Informed by firsthand experience with the political and economic development of many diverse cultures, Bates demonstrates how successful modern states harness ethnic diversity for prosperity rather than for violence and political power. Brief and compelling, Prosperity & Violence is certain to be an excellent supplement in any comparative politics course. View more info

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Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East

By: Bayat, Asef

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9780804769242

ISBN: 0804769249

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In the popular imagination, the Muslim Middle East is frozen in its own traditions and history--a land of mosques and minarets, veiled women, despotic regimes, and desert sand. But this assumption fails to recognize that social and political change comes in many guises. In this eye-opening book, Asef Bayat reveals how under the shadow of the authoritarian rule, religious moral authorities, and economic elites, ordinary people can make meaningful change through the practices of everyday life. Though not as visible on the world-stage as a mass protest or a full-scale revolution, millions of ... View more info

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Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It

By: Bayoumi, Moustafa

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HAYMARKET BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781608461219

ISBN: 1608461211

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"We have been attacked while in international waters. That means the Israelis have behaved like pirates. . . . The moment they start to steer this ship towards Israel, we have also been kidnapped. The whole action is illegal."--Henning Mankell, aboard the Gaza Freedom FlotillaAt 4:30 AM on Monday, May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos, boarding from sea and air, attacked the six boats of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla as it sailed through international waters attempting to bring humanitarian relief to the beleaguered Palestinians of Gaza. Within minutes, nine peace activists were dead, shot by the ... View more info

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What is Social Policy?

By: Beland, Daniel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL:

Seller ID: 9780745645841

ISBN: 0745645844

Condition: USED


From housing, pensions and family benefits, to health care, unemployment insurance and social assistance, the welfare state is a key aspect of our lives. But social programs are contested political realities that we can't hope to understand without locating them within the "big picture."This book provides a concise political and sociological introduction to social policy, helping readers to grasp the nature of social programs and the political struggles surrounding them. It takes a broad comparative and historical viewpoint on the United States, using an international perspective to context... View more info

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Treason of the Intellectuals (LA Trahison Des Clercs)

By: Benda, Julien

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Seller ID: 9780393004700

ISBN: 0393004708

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Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America

By: Benjamin, Daniel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 5/23/2012

Seller ID: 0812969847

ISBN: 0812969847

Condition: USED


Winner of the 2004 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations From two of the world's foremost experts on the new terrorism comes the definitive book on the rise of al-Qaeda and America's efforts to combat the most innovative and dangerous terrorist group ever. Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon trace the growth of radical Islam from its medieval origins and, drawing on their years of counter-terrorism work at the National Security Council, provide essential insights into the thinking of Usama bin Laden and his followers. With unique authority, they analyze why Americ... View more info

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Holy War Inc : Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden

By: Bergen, Peter L.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FREE PR: 9/18/2011

Seller ID: 9780743234955

ISBN: 0743234952

Condition: USED


On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever as more than three thousand men, women, and children lost their lives in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. The attack was masterminded by Osama bin Laden and his Jihad group -- an organization that CNN's terrorism analyst Peter Bergen calls Holy War, Inc. One of the few Western journalists to have interviewed bin Laden face-to-face, Bergen has produced the definitive book on the global Jihadist network, revealing: How bin Laden lives, travels, and communicates with his "cells." How his role in the crushing defeat of the ... View more info

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China: The Balance Sheet

By: Bergsten, C. Fred

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/19/2014

Seller ID: 9781586484354

ISBN: 1586484354

Condition: USED


China's emergence as a major international power is perhaps the most important development in world affairs of the 21st century. Now, this book provides an indispensable survey of that country, the world's largest-- a vast land with 1.4 billion people and the world's most dynamic economy.Over the past year, Dr. Bates Gill, C. Fred Bergsten, Nicholas R. Lardy, and Derek Mitchell have led four task forces through a rigorous exercise of investigation and intelligence, compiling and analyzing the authoritative data on China's economy, foreign and domestic policy, and national security. Now that... View more info

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Terror and Liberalism

By: Berman, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 10/8/2009

Seller ID: 9780393057751

ISBN: 0393057755

Condition: USED


One of our Most Brilliant public intellectuals, Paul Berman has spent his career writing on revolutionary movements and their totalitarian aspects. Here he argues that, in the terror war, we are not facing a battle of the West against Islam--a clash of civilizations. We are facing, instead, the same battle that tore apart Europe during most of the twentieth century, only in a new version. It is the clash of liberalism and its enemies--the battle between freedom and totalitarianism that arose in Europe many years ago and spread to the Muslim world. The author considers the wars against fascism ... View more info

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More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

By: Best, Joel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520238305

ISBN: 0520238303

Condition: USED


In this sequel to the acclaimed "Damned Lies and Statistics, "which the "Boston Globe "said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused by everyone from researchers to journalists. Underlining the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical, Best illustrates his points with examples of good and bad statistics about such contemporary concerns as school shootings, fatal hospital errors, bullying, teen suicides, deaths at ... View more info

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Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape

By: Beuno de Mesquita, Bruce

Price: $6.50

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780812979770

ISBN: 081297977X

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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a master of game theory, which is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory and its insights into human behavior to predict and even engineer political, financial, and personal events. His forecasts, which have been employed by everyone from the CIA to major business firms, have an amazing 90 percent accuracy rate, and in this dazzling and revelatory book he shares his startling methods and lets you play along in a range of high-stakes negotiations and conflict... View more info

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Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden

By: Bin Laden, Osama

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Publisher: VERSO:

Seller ID: 9781844670451

ISBN: 1844670457

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Despite the saturation of global media coverage, Osama bin Laden's own writings have been curiously absent from analysis of the "war on terror." Over the last ten years, bin Laden has issued a series of carefully tailored public statements, from interviews with Western and Arabic journalists to faxes and video recordings. These texts supply evidence crucial to an understanding of the bizarre mix of Quranic scholarship, CIA training, punctual interventions in Gulf politics and messianic anti-imperialism that has formed the programmatic core of Al Qaeda.In bringing together the various statement... View more info

Winning Practices of a Free, Fit, and Prosperous People (Flourish Books)

By: Bitz, Mark W.

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780985950477

ISBN: 0985950471

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From the Hood to the Hill: A Story of Overcoming

By: Black, Barry C.

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Publisher: NELSONWORD PUB GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780785218814

ISBN: 0785218815

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From the Hood to the Hill is Chaplain Black's story of overcoming unpromising beginnings in the ghettos of Baltimore. His travels through uncharted waters exemplify God's power for change. Read his story and discover how you, too, can move toward unprecedented satisfaction through a living faith in God. "With Barry Black, you don't just hear a sermon, you see the sermon. That sermon is captured vividly in this story of his life. A life shaped by love, humility, confidence, courage, strength, and hope." - from the Foreword, THOMAS R. CARPER, US Senator "Barry Black is a leader among le... View more info

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Dialogues on Local Government and Metropolitan Regions in Federal Countries (Glo

By: Blindenbacher, Raoul

Price: $4.00

Publisher: MCGILL QUEENS UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780773533196

ISBN: 0773533192

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