Category: Political economy

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Mental Health in the War on Terror

January 13, 2015 | 232 pages
Neil Krishan Aggarwal's timely study finds that mental-health and biomedical professionals have created new forms of knowledge and practice in their desire to understand and fight terrorism. In the process, the state has used psychiatrists and psychologists to furnish knowledge on undesirable... More Info
$12.95

The Bells of Memory

Linda Leith Pub Incorporated | April 5, 2014 | 87 pages
The distinguished Arabic scholar, author, and translator Issa J. Boullata grew up in a Palestinian family in the Jerusalem of the 1930s and 1940s, when Palestine was under the British Mandate. His memoir, The Bells of Memory, is delightful in its reflections on an idyllic youth and detailed in its... More Info
$32.00

Guantánamo Diary

Little, Brown | January 20, 2015 | 432 pages
An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee. Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. A... More Info
$31.00

Thieves of State

W. W. Norton | January 19, 2015 | 272 pages
A former advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains the common role of corruption in today's international uprisings, tracing corruption since the 1990s while arguing that corrupt governments have been largely responsible for extreme acts of rebellion. By the author of The Punishment of Virtue.  More Info
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Locating Global Order

University of British Columbia Press | January 26, 2015 | 354 pages
Since 9/11, policy-makers and observers have questioned whether Americashould don the mantle of empire for the sake of world peace, or whetherpeace will come through world government. Locating GlobalOrder questions the very idea that the political order ishierarchical, with state and international... More Info
$39.95

Urban (In) Security

September 1, 2013 | 406 pages
Professor:  Prof. Gulden Ozcan
Course Codes:  LAWS 3904
Semester:  Winter-2015
The neoliberalization of policing and the policing of neoliberalization are worldwide phenomena. While the first trend effects the organization of policing, the second trend brings about new policing strategies executed by state police, commercial security contractors and by nonprofit police... More Info
$36.95

Suffering for Territory

Duke University Press Books | September 12, 2005 | 424 pages
Professor:  Prof. Blair Rutherford
Course Codes:  ANTH 4215, ANTH 5809
Semester:  Winter-2015
Since 2000, black squatters have forcibly occupied white farms across Zimbabwe, reigniting questions of racialized dispossession, land rights, and legacies of liberation. Donald S. Moore probes these contentious politics by analyzing fierce disputes over territory, sovereignty, and subjection in... More Info
$33.95

Provincializing Europe

Princeton University Press | January 26, 2015 | 301 pages
Professor:  Prof. Karim Karim
Course Codes:  COMM 6000
Semester:  Winter-2015
Can European thought be dislodged from the center of the practice of history in a non-European place? What problems arise when we translate cultural practices into the categories of social science? Provincializing Europe is one of the first book-length treatments on how postcolonial thinking... More Info
$19.95

Orientalism

Vintage | January 26, 1979 | 368 pages
Professor:  Prof. Karim Karim
Course Codes:  COMM 6000
Semester:  Winter-2015
A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control the East from the 1700s to the present.  More Info
$68.95

Impunity, Human Rights, and Democracy

University of Texas Press | December 10, 2014 | 206 pages
Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate Marxism and other... More Info

The Infernal Machine

October 1, 2008 | 410 pages
In a Narrative combining extraordinary sweep with riveting historical detail, writer and journalist Matthew Carr demonstrates how terrorist violence-however deplorable-is a tactic with deep roots in the contemporary history of the Western world.  More Info
$31.00

Redeployment

Penguin Press | January 26, 2015 | 291 pages
A collection of short stories by a former Marine captain and Iraq veteran focuses on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after, exploring themes ranging from brutality and faith to guilt and survival in such stories as "After Action Report" and "Money as Weapons System."  More Info
$28.50

The Empires’ Edge

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$23.00

The Communist Manifesto

Penguin Classics | October 22, 2014 | 304 pages
The Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes, changed the face of the twentieth century beyond recognition. It inspired millions to revolution, forming the basis of political systems that still dominate countless lives and continuing to ignite debate about... More Info

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

Three Leaves | January 26, 2015 | 304 pages
Offers an analysis of the contemporary politics of Islam, examines the roots of modern-day terrorism, and explains why America's rigid supportive policies toward Israel have fueled problems in the Middle East.  More Info
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Becoming Right

December 21, 2014 | 424 pages
Conservative pundits allege that the pervasive liberalism of America’s colleges and universities has detrimental effects on undergraduates, most particularly right-leaning ones. Yet not enough attention has actually been paid to young conservatives to test these claims—until now. In Becoming... More Info
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Rethinking the South African Crisis

University of Georgia Press | January 26, 2015 | 268 pages
"Published outside South Africa in 2014 by the University of Georgia Press [...] by arrangement with University of KwaZulu-Natal Press"--Title page verso.  More Info
$32.95

Zionism and its Discontents

Pluto Press | October 23, 2014 | 248 pages
Mainstream nationalist narratives and political movements have dominated the Israeli-Palestinian situation for too long. In this much-needed book, Ran Greenstein challenges this hegemony by focusing on four different, but at the same time connected, attempts which stood up to Zionist dominance and... More Info

Thinking Points

Macmillan | October 3, 2006 | 156 pages
Offers an understanding of the progressive worldview by seeking to answer such questions as "What is the progressive vision of America?", "Why are progressive values America's values?", and "How can political arguments and narratives be put together to counter the Right?"  More Info

War on Terror, Inc

Verso Books | January 26, 2015 | 262 pages
A critical assessment of the practices of commercial military suppliers who have profited from the War on Terror evaluates the relationships between political decision-makers and wartime commercial ventures, the wartime contributions of private contractors, and the moral issues associated with... More Info
$27.95

A Kingdom in Crisis

Zed Books | November 4, 2014 | 192 pages
Struggling to emerge from a despotic past, Thailand stands at a defining moment in its history. Scores have been killed on the streets of Bangkok. Freedom of speech is routinely denied. Democracy appears increasingly distant. Long dreaded by Thais, the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected... More Info
$31.95

Border Politics

October 31, 2014 | 368 pages
In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. “Borders”—defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries—have become increasingly... More Info
$75.00

State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

University of Georgia Press | October 15, 2014 | 256 pages
"This is an edited collection of essays that asks--and attempts to answer--a series of questions about global efforts of nuclear nonproliferation.  More Info

From coexistence to conquest

Pluto Pr | June 1, 2009 | 416 pages
The Palestine-Israel conflict often raises questions about international law, related to both Israel's legitimacy and violent Palestinian resistance to occupation. This book is the first of its kind to study the international legal methods used to create Israel, shedding light on the conflict as it... More Info
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Kids for Cash

September 1, 2014 | 288 pages
Investigates the "kids for cash" scandal that saw Judge Mark A. Ciavarella hand down unusually harsh sentences to delinquent teenagers, ordering that they be sent to a detention facility in which he had a financial stake.  More Info
$24.95

Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

November 11, 2014 | 704 pages
Selected testimonies to living history-speeches, letters, poems, songs-left by the people who make history happen but are often left out of history books-women, workers, nonwhites. Introductions to the original texts by Zinn.  More Info
$18.50

The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!

Chelsea Green Publishing | September 23, 2014 | 192 pages
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$34.00

Two Days in June

Signal Books | November 11, 2014 | 320 pages
Two Days in June is a mesmerizing hour-by-hour account that takes us into the Kennedy White House during the 48 hours that he delivered his two most significant speeches -- ultimately changing the course of history. Two Days in June is the story of the high noon of the presidency of John Fitzgerald... More Info
$15.95

Algerian Chronicles

Belknap Press | October 24, 2014 | 240 pages
More than 50 years after its original publication in French, Albert Camus' controversial look at the Algerian War for independence—and his opinions on terrorism—is published in English for the first time.  More Info

Goliath

Nation Books | August 26, 2014 | 496 pages
"In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens.... More Info
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Chinese Rules

Harper | November 4, 2014 | 272 pages
From the author of the international bestseller Mr. China comes another rollicking ride through the slick mega-cities and industrial backwaters of twenty-first-century China—part adventure story, part erudite myth-buster, and part practical rule book to help Westerners win in China. China's role... More Info

The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels

Random House Digital, Inc. | January 26, 2015 | 292 pages
Since 1917 The Modern Library prides itself as "The modern Library of the world's Best Books". Its paperback series feature treasured classics, major translations of great works, and rediscoveries of keen literary and historical merit. Featuring introduct  More Info
$32.50

Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

August 28, 2014 | 360 pages
The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the twenty-nine essays in The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit’s concerns is vast, and in her signature... More Info

The Returns of Zionism

Verso Books | January 26, 2015 | 298 pages
Leading Israeli scholar with a major re-evaluation of Zionism.  More Info
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The Seasons of Trouble

Verso | September 23, 2014 | 256 pages
Is it possible to find an ordinary life among the debris of war? Rohini Mohan's searing account of three lives caught up in the devastation shows how the war continues long after peace has been declared. While Sarva, a city-bred young man, is dragged off the streets by the police and accused of... More Info

The Hundred Years War

October 31, 2014 | 360 pages
What life was like for ordinary French and English people, embroiled in a devastating century-long conflict that changed their world  More Info
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E. P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left

May 1, 2014 | 333 pages
E. P. Thompson is a towering figure in the field of labor history, best known for his monumental and path-breaking work, The Making of the English Working Class. But as this collection shows, Thompson was much more than a historian: he was a dedicated educator of workers, a brilliant polemicist, a... More Info
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PolyluxMarx

March 1, 2014 | 136 pages
The Great Recession, triggered by the collapse of financial markets in 2008, struck with such ferocity that millions of people began to question the rationality of our capitalist economic system. And as scholars, journalists, and activists tried to comprehend what was happening, they were forced to... More Info
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Three Essays on Marx's Value Theory

January 26, 2015 | 96 pages
In this slim, insightful volume, noted economist Samir Amin returns to the core of Marxian economic thought: Marx’s theory of value. He begins with the same question that Marx, along with the classical economists, once pondered: how can every commodity, including labor power, sell at its value on... More Info

Socialist Human Development

September 1, 2014 | 128 pages
No summary available.
$38.95

Deaf Gain

October 5, 2014 | 568 pages
Deaf people are usually regarded by the hearing world as having a lack, as missing a sense. Yet a definition of deaf people based on hearing loss obscures a wealth of ways in which societies have benefited from the significant contributions of deaf people. In this bold intervention into ongoing... More Info
$41.00

Eichmann Before Jerusalem

Knopf | January 26, 2015 | 608 pages
"A total re-assessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann that reveals his activities and notoriety amongst a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich, and permanently undermines Hannah Arendt's often-cited notion of the "banality of evil.""--  More Info
$32.95

Doctors Without Borders

JHU Press | April 16, 2014 | 328 pages
This study of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) casts new light on the organization’s founding principles, distinctive culture, and inner struggles to realize more fully its "without borders" transnational vision. Pioneering medical sociologist Renée C. Fox spent nearly... More Info
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The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History

Harvard University Press | October 13, 2014 | 336 pages
For 250 years the Turkic Muslims of Tibet, who call themselves Uyghurs today, have cultivated a sense of history and identity that challenges Beijing’s national narrative. The roots of this history run deeper than recent conflicts, Rian Thum says, to a time when manuscripts and pilgrimage along... More Info
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Makers of Modern Asia

Harvard University Press | August 29, 2014 | 393 pages
The twenty-first century has been dubbed the Asian Century. Highlighting diverse thinker-politicians rather than billionaire businessmen, Makers of Modern Asia presents eleven leaders who theorized and organized anticolonial movements, strategized and directed military campaigns, and designed and... More Info

If Mayors Ruled the World

August 31, 2014 | 472 pages
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, too divisive for the nation-state. Is the nation-state, once democracy's... More Info
$29.95

No Future for You

MIT Press | August 29, 2014 | 392 pages
There's never been a better time to be outside the consensus -- and if you don't believe it, then peer into these genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the magazine that's been blunting the cutting edge of American culture and politics for a quarter of a century. Here's Thomas Frank on the... More Info

Decade of Fear

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | January 26, 2015 | 271 pages
Recounts the decade since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks through the author's interviews with presidents, warlords, spies, global terrorists, and widows.  More Info
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Unthinkable

Simon & Schuster | September 30, 2014 | 560 pages
The world’s foremost expert on Middle Eastern relations explains Iran’s current nuclear potential and what America can do about it: “Engrossing…If Congress gets a vote on going to war with Iran, let’s hope that this book is on everyone’s reading lists” (The Economist). In 2005,... More Info

Justice and the Politics of Difference

Princeton University Press | September 21, 2011 | 286 pages
In this classic work of feminist political thought, Iris Marion Young challenges the prevailing reduction of social justice to distributive justice. It critically analyzes basic concepts underlying most theories of justice, including impartiality, formal equality, and the unitary moral... More Info

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