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.
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.
Since ISIS occupied Raqqa in eastern Syria, it has become one of the most isolated and fear-ridden cities on earth. BBC was able to make contact with a small activist group, Al-Sharqiya 24, and one of their members agreed to write a personal diary about his experiences. This book tells his story.
Only a few years after Britain defeated fascism came the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya - a mass armed rebellion by the Kikuyu people, demanding the return of their land and freedom. Unearthing reams of documents, the author reveals the full savagery of the Mau Mau war and the ruthless determination with which Britain sought to control its empire.
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
Covers the issues of competitiveness, cohesion, ageing, migration, employment and social polarization, enlargement, and the emergence of regionalism and nationalism. This textbook is an introduction to economic, social and political challenges that the EU faces. These challenges determine the place of the EU in the world.
This volume is a lively and scholarly illustrated account of the tumultuous events in key countries in the Middle East and North Africa during and since the period of the Arab Spring that began in December 2010.
The fully updated new edition of this popular text provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the main areas of activity of the United Nations today, its organization and evolution and assesses its likely role and prospects for reform in the twenty-first century.
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.
Jason Burke has produced an account of Islamic militancy - revolutionising our understanding of Al-Qaeda, retelling its history from scratch and critically exploding the myths that form the very foundations of the 'War on Terror'. Fully updated with new material on Iraq and Afghanistan.
This new selection of Gandhi's writings taken from his books, articles, letters and interviews sets out his views on religion, politics, society, non-violence and civil disobedience. Judith M. Brown's excellent introduction and notes examines his philosophy and the political context in which he wrote.
Virtually everyone agrees that terrorism is defined by its impact on the public it targets. Yet there seems to be very little open discussion about how society has responded to it and how people are affected by it. This book argues that what we really need to worry about is not what terrorists do but our reaction to it.
The expansion of the European Union in May 2004 through the entry of ten countries from central and eastern Europe has generated considerable media interest. This book offers an analysis of the social and cultural processes bound up with migration flows between Britain and Bulgaria and places these flows in the wider European perspective.
University course Governing Europe.
Each book is designed to work as an independent text and as part of a complementary series for use by undergraduates. The books will also be of interest and relevance to researchers and a wider readership.
The volumes in the Governing Europe series are:
1 Governing the European Union, edited by Simon Bromley
2 Governing the European Economy, edited by Grahame Thompson
3 Governing European Diversity, edited by Montserrat Guibernau.
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.
Formed in 1982 in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, Hizbullah was instrumental in eventually forcing Israel to withdraw its troops in 2000, thus ending a twenty-two-year military occupation. This title presents the insider's view of the workings of this Shi'ite resistance group turned political party.