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.
This volume offers a comprehensive assessment of the problem of conflict and its methods of management in Nigeria's contemporary democracy. It represents a compendium of resourceful studies provided by experts on conflict studies from various disciplines across the Social Sciences and Humanities.
This book uses the political economy approach to examine the relative failure of federalism in Nigeria. This deficiency is rooted in the country's unbalanced political economy, which promotes over-dependency on oil and consequently an over-centralised federal system.
A riveting account told from the room where it happened: insider Kim Darroch, former UK Ambassador to the US, charts the strangest and most convulsive period in the history of the special relationship.
Offering an accessible introduction to both the historical roots and the contemporary dynamics of today's world economy, the extensively revised sixth edition of this bestselling textbook continues to lead the way in equipping students with the knowledge required to make sense of the fast-paced discipline of Global Political Economy.
Too often we see Islam and Muslims portrayed as fanatical jihadists or helpless victims of western oppression. This book provides a rare insight into what, as the book's title states, the average Muslim makes of it all.
Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's National Security Agency, blew the whistle on the way this frighteningly powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The consequences have shaken the leaders of nations worldwide.
Placing himself at the mercy of Egyptian smuggler gangs in Alexandria and at sea, journalist Wolfgang Bauer went undercover to document first-hand the flight of Syrian refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Their book, the first of its kind, is an incisive portrait both of the lives behind the crisis and the systemic problems that constitute it.
This text traces how propaganda has formed part of the fabric of conflict since the dawn of warfare and how in its broadest definition it has been part of a process of persuasion at the heart of human communication. The third edition has been revised and expanded in the light of recent conflicts.
Providing students with all the essential information required and a full definition of terms, this companion to Western European politics presents past events, prominent personalities, important dates, organizations and electoral information in an accessible, easy-to-read format.
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.
Features an inquiry into the historical process of globalization. This work offers a fresh view of the process of globalization and discusses the most important themes, such as policy, trade, cultural imperialism and warfare. It is useful for students of history, politics and international studies.
A fascinating account of a community founded by Jews and Palestinians. This book, a result of the author's eight year study of the schools in the village, explores the psychological and social dimensions of this important educational endeavor.
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 STATE WE'RE IN affected government policy, THE WORLD WE'RE IN affects us all as we decide on Britain's future. 'Will Hutton's ability to articulate contemporary anxieties borders on genius' Martin Wolf, PROSPECT