*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION*`A Great American Novel in the guise of a Great Nonfiction Epic, The Unwinding asks...do we truly like the world we have made for ourselves?' The TimesAmerica is in crisis.
This is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Global Governance or International Organizations, and is also important reading for those working on Political Economy, International Development and Globalization.
This textbook provides a multidisciplinary introduction to Global and International Studies.
Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate students worldwide who are taking introductory modules in Global and International Studies.
The 9th iteration of this go-to textbook on contemporary Russian politics offers comprehensive and critical discussion of the country's most recent developments, providing substantive coverage of the key areas in domestic and foreign Russian politics.
Written by two leading scholars, this cutting-edge textbook provides a comprehensive re-evaluation of Russian foreign policy in the 21st century, covering its historical development, key institutions and actors, and processes, principles and strategies.
What do City speculators, Gulf oil sheikhs, Chinese entrepreneurs, big-name financiers like George Soros and industry titans like Richard Branson buy when they go shopping? The result is an eye-opening, extraordinarily important examination of the most profound ethical and economic issue in the world today.
Because Russia's rich reserves of crude have in fact stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia's rot into its rivals, its neighbours, and the West's alliances.
The oil and gas industry has polluted oceans and rivers but also polluted democracy itself - in developing and developed countries.
This book captures the essence of Said's intellectual and political contribution, as well as his extensive impact. It aims to reorient imperial studies back to capital, class, and politics. It will be a key resource for students, graduates and instructors studying postcolonial literary theory and the works of Edward Said.
The global financial crisis has made it clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations. This title challenges the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and puts forward a vision that transforms economics and restores prosperity. It asserts the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking.
This revised, updated, and considerably expanded new edition provides a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary international relations. Including pedagogical features highlighting key thinkers and concepts, this text clarifies the fundamental debates and issues at stake in global political affairs.
A critical reflection on the role of terrorism in major armed conflicts occurring during the 1990s and the first decade of the twenty first century. Case studies include Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.
Organised crime is part of all our worlds - often without us even knowing. This title tells a journey through the world of international organised crime, from gunrunners in Ukraine to money launderers in Dubai, by way of drug syndicates in Canada and cyber criminals in Brazil.
Presents a radical analysis of globalization. This title examines recent events - Bangladeshi garment factory deaths, domestic workers in the Persian Gulf, Chinese global tourists, and the UN gender politics of guns - to reveal the crucial role of women in international politics today.
The author is among the few to have witnessed at first hand the devastating reality of life in the failed and desperate state of Somalia. In this book, he takes us to the heart of the struggle, meeting everyone from politicians, pirates, extremists and mercenaries to aid workers, civilians and refugees.
Packed full of information, this book offers a unique and indispensable insight into the origins and operations of IS. Atwan, a well-known Arab journalist and expert on extremist groups, had exclusive access to militants close to IS and his findings are based on interviews with jihadists who were in the same cell as Baghdadi.
From the leading British commentator on France, this is an absorbing, vivid, and monumental account of the tortured relationship between France and its ex-colonies, from the first days of Empire to the ongoing eruptions of violence in the Parisian suburbs
On 26 January, 2009, during the depths of the financial crisis and having just completed five years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the author was sworn in by President Barack Obama as the seventy-fifth Secretary of the Treasury of the US. This book takes you behind the scenes during the darkest moments of the crisis.
Traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat. This title shows how the zeal of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the strategic mistakes of Western governments led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swathes of Syria and Iraq.
From the events of his everyday life, Kashua brings forth a series of brilliant, caustic, wry, and earless reflections on social and cultural dynamics as experienced by someone who straddles two societies. Amusing and sincere, Native - a selection of his popular columns - is comprised of unrestrained, profoundly thoughtful personal dispatches.
From the eighteenth-century rebellions in America and France to the explosive changes of the twentieth-century, this book traces the changing face of revolution and its relationship to war while underscoring the crucial role such events will play in the future.
Explores the political, social and economic forces that are shaping what America and the world will become in ensuing decades. From demographics to democracy, this title explores what the author calls the 'Drivers of Global Change', framing the international conversation about the future in provocative ways.
Investigates into the 'tectonic plates' of global history and state relations. This book explains the attitudes that states and empires have taken to the rest of the world from the formation of Europe to our own times.