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Looking at Iran
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,740. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
When American policy makers discuss Iran, the focus is only Israel. In reality, Iran a growing concern for people across the Arab and Muslim Worlds as well. In this book, based on polling in 20 Arab and Muslim countries, Zogby examines how in just six years Iran has experienced a precipitous decline in popularity among Arabs and Muslims.
The International Political Economy of Risk: Rationalism, Calculation, and Power
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 117,730. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The discipline of international political economy faces a number of critical challenges at present, as it seeks to incorporate a number of relatively new issues, one of these being "risk". This captivating and enlightening study redresses the neglect of "risk" in this field by focusing on objectivist rationalism.
World Politics: Rationalism and Beyond
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 67,230. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book provides an overview of the entire discipline of world affairs in a way that makes immediate sense. It is also a critique of the limits that rationalism sets on how we know world affairs, showing how we might transcend these limits by augmenting rationalist research with non-rationalist techniques.
State and Class: A Sociology of International Affairs
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 110,630. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
International affairs are most commonly explained in terms of the flow of diplomatic traffic and the wealth-springs of foreign policy. This study complements the conventional debates with one cast in terms of an emerging world society.
Reason, Culture, Religion: The Metaphysics of World Politics
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 83,170. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
In Reason, Culture, Religion, Ralph Pettman calls for wider recognition of, and greater commitment to, the ‘new’ international relations, a discipline much more comprehensive and cosmopolitan than the ‘old’.
Moral Claims in World Affairs
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 81,250. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This collection of essays explores in general terms the nature of the moral claims common in global politics and the phenomenon of partisan cosmopolitanism in particular.
Human Behaviour and World Politics: A Transdisciplinary Introduction
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 123,580. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The work traces the history of the study of world politics, and the consequent attempt to build a science of world affairs.
China in Burma's Foreign Policy
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book traces the course of Burma’s foreign policy towards China between World War II and the 1970's.
Governance and Security as a Unitary Concept
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,550. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
World leaders have not been able to find solutions to the growing problem of global insecurity associated with failed and failing states in many regions. "Governance and Security As A Unitary Concept" is the first compilation of contemporary commentaries, from 20 contributing authors on 6 continents, to examine governance and security together rather than as complementary yet separate entities.
Shafshoofa Maleshi
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,990. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
These narratives of common Libyans examine how they have been affected by the 2011 upheaval and its aftermath. How did Italian colonialism affect the lives of common Libyans? What were the opportunities brought about by independence? What meanings did Arab nationalism to different people? How does the 2011 liberation war open new horizons to veterans and youngsters?
The Promise and Pitfalls of Grand Strategy - Lessons from Key Inflection Points During the Cold War, Foreign Policy Challenges
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 29,360. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This monograph offers a thorough analysis of what grand strategy actually is, why it is so important, and why we often find it so challenging to design and implement.
Hating America - A History
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Price: Free! Words: 104,030. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
When writing a book, an author often has the sensation of being surrounded by that topic. In the case of anti-Americanism that experience was particularly strong. As the 21st century began it seemed as if the amount of criticism the United States was receiving around the world was matched only by the quantity of passionate debate about why this was happening.
Children of Dolhinov
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Price: Free! Words: 146,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
It is a titanic story though one rather slow-moving by contemporary standards.
The Truth about Syria
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Price: Free! Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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A stock figure of modern political literature is the Latin American dictator, a beribboned generalissimo, overweight, corrupt, propping up rich landlords who live in luxury on the back of impoverished peasants, using the language of anti-Communism to justify crushing any possibility of reform. Clearly, such people were seen as villains.
Istanbul Intrigues
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Price: Free! Words: 106,090. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This is the story of Istanbul--but also of Turkey, the Balkans, and the eastern Mediterranean--during World War II, based on extensive interviews and the use of archives, especially those of the OSS, which I was the first to see for this region. The book is written as a cross between a scholarly work and a real-life thriller.
Assimilation and its Discontents
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Price: Free! Words: 120,470. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
When I realized that nobody had written a comprehensive history of Jewish assimilation, I knew that I had to try doing it myself. It was a remarkable learning experience as I researched a wide range of cultural and historical issues and discovered lots of people and events of which I’d previously known nothing.
The Tragedy of the Middle East
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Price: Free! Words: 111,440. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The title was chosen in great sincerity because the theme here is to explain how the region’s modern history really is a tragedy.’ Terrible mistakes were made; the wrong roads were chosen. Bloodthirsty ideology took hold; pragmatism was thrown out the window. And yet alongside all of these disasters was a certainty of correctness and a violent rejection of even considering what had gone wrong.
Long War for Freedom
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Price: Free! Words: 98,970. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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This book foresaw the “Arab Spring” of 2011. It was obvious years before that the old Arab nationalist dictatorships had failed and were being challenged by two forces: liberal democracy advocates and revolutionary Islamists. While the Long War for Freedom focuses on the moderates, it also, by necessity, presents the worldview and strategy of the Islamists.
Modern Dictators - Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants
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Price: Free! Words: 122,700. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The world suddenly became a lot more difficult for Americans to understand in the 1970s and 1980s. Dozens of Third World countries underwent a seemingly endless series of coups and revolutions.
Cauldron of Turmoil: America in the Middle East
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Price: Free! Words: 82,990. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This book is the culmination of 15 years in studying U.S. policy and Middle East politics. All of my opinions, much of the material, many of the anecdotes, and the unattributed quotes are the result of direct observation and private discussions with American and regional policymakers and experts.