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.
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.
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.
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.
In this volume international academics assess the contribution of the globalization thesis, in its various guises, to our understanding of social, political and economic change in contemporary societies.
Begins with the observation that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are at the edge of catastrophe. This work contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Syria to Somalia, from Libya to Indonesia, from Yemen to the capitals of Europe, Islamic militancy appears stronger, more widespread and more threatening than ever. ISIS and groups such as Boko Haram, together command significant military power, rule millions and control extensive territories. This is a guide to Islamic militancy today.
Aung San Suu Kyi is known for her courageous stand for democracy and human rights inside Burma (now Myanmar). This book offers a collection of her views on the political situation inside Burma, her non-violent approach to democracy and human rights, her Buddhist beliefs, and her family.
On October 7th 2001, US-led forces invaded Afghanistan. Bringing together some of the contemporary writers, this anthology, from reportage and "faction" to fiction, explores the impact of this "long war" throughout the world, from Palestine to Iraq, Abu Ghraib, the curtailment of civil liberties and manipulation of public opinion.
Exploring the few cases that have come to light, such as those of Guantanamo detainees Shafiq Rasul and Binyam Mohamed, this title argues that they are evidence of a deeply entrenched culture of impunity toward the suspect community in the UK - British Muslim nationals and residents.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book situates state failure and state collapse in historical context and explains the structures and forces that have led to state collapse in a number of countries around the world. It also analyses and critiques contemporary interventions and reconstruction efforts in collapsed states.
This book examines the policy responses to superterrorism, suggesting that the world was not in fact turned upside down by the events of 11 September 2001, but rather that some established trends and tendencies were picked up and reinforced while others were recast.