• Politics & government
      July 2015

      The Global Minotaur

      America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy

      by Yanis Varoufakis

      In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a Global Minotaur was born. Today's deepening crisis in Europe is just one of the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global system which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. Going beyond this, Varoufakis reveals how we might reintroduce a modicum of reason into what has become a perniciously irrational economic order. An essential account of the socio-economic events and hidden histories that have shaped the world as we now know it

    • Geopolitics
      July 2014

      America's Deadliest Export

      Democracy - The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else

      by William Blum

      For over sixty-five years, the United States war machine has been on automatic pilot. Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America's motives in 'exporting' democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book, William Blum, a leading dissident chronicler of US foreign policy and the author of controversial bestseller Rogue State, argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Moreover, unless this fallacy is unlearned, and until people understand fully the worldwide suffering American policy has caused, we will never be able to stop the monster.

    • Development studies
      January 2015

      South Sudan: A Slow Liberation

      by Edward Thomas

      In 2011, South Sudan became an independent country. Its long liberation struggle was an attempt to right the wrongs of brutal colonial conquest, deliberate neglect and racial oppression organized by governments headquartered at Khartoum. The long struggle has had a violent aftermath. The war of liberation has been marked by looting, raids and massacres that pitted ethnic communities against each other. In this remarkably comprehensive work, Edward Thomas provides a multi-layered examination of what is happening in the country today. Writing from the perspective of South Sudan's most mutinous hinterland, Jonglei state, the book explains how this area was at the heart of South Sudan's liberation. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and a broad range of sources, this book gives a sharply focused, fresh account of South Sudan's long, unfinished struggle for liberation.

    • Sociology & anthropology
      March 2015

      The 1% and the Rest of Us

      A Political Economy of Dominant Ownership

      by Tim Di Muzio

      While the Occupy movement faces many strategic and organizational challenges, one of its major accomplishments has been to draw global attention to the massive disparity of income, wealth and privilege held by 1% of the population in nations across the world. In The 1% and the Rest of Us, Tim Di Muzio explores what it means to be part of a socio-economic order presided over by the super-rich and their political servants. Incorporating provocative and original arguments about philanthropy, social wealth and the political role of the super-rich, Di Muzio reveals how the 1% are creating a world unto themselves in which the accumulation of ever more money is really a symbolic drive to control society and the natural environment.

    • Development studies
      March 2015

      Spaces of Aid

      How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism

      by Lisa Smirl

      Aid workers commonly bemoan that the spaces and experiences of working in 'the field' often sit uneasily with the goals they've signed up to: from visiting project sites in air-conditioned Land Cruisers while the intended beneficiaries walk barefoot through the heat, to checking emails from within gated compounds while surrounding communities have no running water. While such observations might seem intuitive, to date no concerted academic or policy study has dealt with the impact of these factors on theory or policy. Spaces of Aid provides the first book-length analysis of what has colloquially been referred to as Aid Land, exploring in depth two high-profile case studies - the Aceh tsunami and Hurricane Katrina - in order to uncover a fascinating history of the material objects that have become an endemic, expected, yet unexamined part of the aid landscape.

    • Political economy
      January 2014

      How Numbers Rule the World

      The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics

      by Lorenzo Fioramonti

      Numbers dominate global politics and, as a result, our everyday lives. Credit ratings steer financial markets and can make or break the future of entire nations. GDP drives our economies. Stock market indices flood our media and national debates. Statistical calculations define how we deal with climate change, poverty and sustainability. But what is behind these numbers? In How Numbers Rule the World, Lorenzo Fioramonti reveals the hidden agendas underpinning the use of statistics and those who control them. Most worryingly, he shows how numbers have been used as a means to reinforce the grip of markets on our social and political life, curtailing public participation and rational debate. An innovative and timely exposé of the politics, power and contestation of numbers.

    • Politics & government
      February 2013

      The Global Minotaur

      America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy

      by Yanis Varoufakis

      In this remarkable and provocative book, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a 'Global Minotaur' was born. Just as the Athenians maintained a steady flow of tributes to the Cretan beast, so Europe and the rest of the world began sending incredible amounts of capital to America and Wall Street. Thus, the Global Minotaur became the 'engine' that pulled the world economy from the early 1980s through to the financial collapse of 2008.Today's deepening crisis in Europe is just one of the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global 'system' which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. Going beyond this, Varoufakis lays out the options available to us for reintroducing a modicum of reason into a highly irrational global economic order.An essential account of the socio-economic events and hidden histories that have shaped the world as we now know it.

    • Politics & government
      October 2015

      We Kill Because We Can

      From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age

      by Laurie Calhoun

      Welcome to the Drone Age. Where self defence has become naked aggression. Where courage has become cowardice. Where black ops have become standard operating procedure. In this remarkable and often shocking book, Laurie Calhoun dissects the moral, psychological and cultural impact of remote-control killing in the Twenty-First Century. How can a mafia hitman be likened to a drone operator conducting a targeted killing? What difference, if any, is there between the Trayvon Martin case and the drone killing of a teen in Yemen? We Kill Because We Can takes a scalpel to the dark heart of Western foreign policy in order to answer these and many other disturbing questions.

    • Politics & government
      January 2016

      Power Politics

      How China and Russia Reshape the World

      by Rob de Wijk

      We tend to think of ourselves as living in a time when nations, for the most part, obey the rule of law - and where they certainly don't engage in the violent grabs for territory that have characterised so much of human history. But as Rob de Wijk shows in this book, power politics very much remains a force on the international scene. Offering analyses of such actions as Putin's annexation of the Crimea and China's attempts to claim large parts of the South China Sea, de Wijk explains why power politics never truly went away-and why, as the West's position weakens, it's likely to play a bigger and bigger role on the global stage in the coming years.

    • International business
      April 2016

      An Expert's Guide to International Protocol

      Best Practices in Diplomatic and Corporate Relations

      by Gilbert Monod De Froideville and Mark Verheul

      Although modern life grows increasingly casual, in many sectors, protocol still reigns supreme. An Expert's Guide to International Protocol offers an overview of its associated practices, including those found within the context of diplomatic relations and the business world. Focusing on a wide range of countries and cultures, the book covers topics like seating arrangements, the history and use of flags, ceremonies, invitations and dress codes, and gifts and decorations. Throughout, influential diplomatic, business, cultural, and sports figures share their own experiences with protocols around the world.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2017

      Friendship among nations

      History of a concept

      by Evgeny Roshchin

      This is the first book-length study of the role that friendship plays in diplomacy and international politics. Through an examination of a vast amount of sources ranging from diplomatic letters and bilateral treaties, to poems and philosophical treatises, it analyses how friendship has been talked about and practiced in pre-modern political orders and modern systems of international relations. The study highlights how instrumental friendship was for describing and legitimising a range of political and legal engagements with foreign countries and nations. It emphasises contractual and political aspects in diplomatic friendship based on the idea of utility.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2018

      Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century

      Setting the precedent

      by Alexis Heraclides, Bertrand Taithe, Ada Dialla

      This book is a comprehensive presentation of humanitarian intervention in theory and practice during the course of the nineteenth century. Through four case studies, it sheds new light on the international law debate and the political theory on intervention, linking them to ongoing issues, and paying particular attention to the lesser known Russian dimension.The book begins by tracing the genealogy of the idea of humanitarian intervention to the Renaissance, evaluating the Eurocentric gaze of the civilisation-barbarity dichotomy, and elucidates the international legal arguments of both advocates and opponents of intervention, as well as the views of major political theorists. It then goes on to examine four cases as humanitarian interventions: the Greek War of Independence (1821-31), the Lebanon and Syria (1860-61), the Bulgarian atrocities (1876-78), and the U.S. intervention in Cuba (1895-98).

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2018

      Theorien der internationalen Beziehungen

      Einführung

      by Xuewu Gu

      Das einführende Lehrbuch beschäftigt sich mit den Theorien und Methoden der internationalen Beziehungen. Die wichtigsten Theorieansätze der „Realistischen Schule", der „Liberalen Schule", der „Behavioristischen Schule" sowie der „Kritischen Schule" werden systematisch vorgestellt. Die 3. Auflage wird um neue veröffentlichte Forschungsergebnisse im Bereich der internationalen Beziehungen erweitert.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2001

      Politisches Wörterbuch zum Regierungssystem der USA

      Englisch-Deutsch, Deutsch-Englisch

      by Patrick Labriola, Jürgen Schiffer, Ulrike Ehnes

      Das zweisprachige Wörterbuch der Politik basiert auf authentischen Quellen und enthält ca. 6.000 Einträge (davon 4.000 englisch-deutsch und 2.000 deutsch-englisch). Die völlig neubearbeitete 4. Auflage berücksichtigt sowohl das deutsche parlamentarische System als auch das amerikanische Kongresssystem und erschließt aktuelle politische Texte. Der deutsch-englische Teil enthält wesentliche Terminologie aus dem Bundestag und der allgemeinen Politik; der englisch-deutsche Teil ist eine Fundgrube von Fachbegriffen aus dem politischen Leben Amerikas. Die beigefügte CD-ROM umfasst neben dem Bestand der Druckversion weitere Stichwörter.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2018

      Philosophy of Globalization

      by Concha Roldán, Daniel Brauer, Johannes Rohbeck

      Not so long ago, it seemed the intellectual positions on globalization were clear, with advocates and opponents making their respective cases in decidedly contrasting terms. Recently, however, the fronts have shifted dramatically. The aim of this publication is to contribute philosophical depth to the debates on globalization conducted within various academic fields – principally by working out its normative dimensions. The interdisciplinary nature of this book’s contributors also serves to scientifically ground the ethical-philosophical discourse on global responsibility. Though by no means exhaustive, the expansive scope of the works herein encompasses such other topics as the altering consciousness of space and time, and the phenomenon of globalization as a discourse, as an ideology and as a symbolic form.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2000

      Internationale Beziehungen

      Grundkonzepte, Theorien und Problemfelder

      by Christiane Lemke

      Das vorliegende Werk bietet eine Einführung in die wichtigsten Theorien internationaler Beziehungen und in analytische Grundkonzeptionen der internationalen Politik. Neben klassischen Theorien werden auch aktuelle Debatten wie Konstruktivismus oder Postmodernismus rezipiert. Auf der Praxisebene stehen die Handlungsfelder Wirtschaftsbeziehungen und Sicherheit im Mittelpunkt.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2018

      Internationale Beziehungen

      Grundkonzepte, Theorien und Problemfelder

      by Christiane Lemke

      Das vorliegende Werk bietet eine Einführung in die wichtigsten Theorien internationaler Beziehungen und in analytische Grundkonzeptionen der internationalen Politik.Für die 4. Auflage wurden aktuelle Entwicklungen und Forschungsergebnisse berücksichtigt, die auf neue Entwicklungstendenzen Bezug nehmen, z.B. Außenpolitik der USA.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      December 2001

      Chinas Außenpolitik

      Wege einer widerwilligen Weltmacht

      by Gustav Kempf

      Das Werk wirft einen Blick auf die Wurzeln chinesischer Außenpolitik, auf ihre Traditionen und Konzeptionen. Häufig in dialogischer Weise wird auch die Praxis chinesischer Außenpolitik analysiert und auf die Zukunft extrapoliert: Der Autor und seine einheimischen Gesprächspartner stellen Überlegungen an, welche Verhaltensweisen des Reichs der Mitte denkbar, welche wahrscheinlich sind.

    • International relations
      October 2017

      Milestones in Humanitarian Action

      by Cahill, Kevin M.

      This book is a celebratory history, marking 25 years since the founding of the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC); the completion of 50 of our premier training course; the highly intensive, month-long International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA); the offering of dozens of other specialized courses; the publication of books, conference proceedings, and Occasional Papers, many translated into other languages and used in academic centers all over the world; the development of a Master of Arts in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA); the creation of an undergraduate major in Humanitarian Studies, one of only four such programs offered in any university anywhere; and the establishment of an independent Institute of Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University in New York. These are but some of the milestones we commemorate here, so that future generations entering the evolving profession of humanitarian assistance might appreciate the challenges faced by earlier pilgrims on a journey that embraced the spiritual as well as the practical elements of this noble, multidimensional discipline.

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