Anthony Crosland's The Future of Socialism (1956) provided a creed for governments of the centre left. Now Peter Hain revisits this classic text and presents a stimulating political prospectus for today. It should be read by everyone interested in the future of the left.
This book discusses the "nuts and bolts" of the most influential international organisations including the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union.
All countries signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This book is part of an ambitious project to make the fundamental human rights in the Universal Declaration enforceable in the courts of all countries by 2048, the 100th anniversary of the Declaration's signing.
In his most important and commercial book since Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden draws on unprecedented access to the figures involved to produce the definitive account of the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
Turkey stands at the crossroads of the Middle East--caught between the West and ISIS, Syria and Russia, and governed by an increasingly hard-line leader. Acclaimed writer Kaya Genc has been covering his country for the past decade.
An anthology of writing on asylum seekers from some of Britain and Ireland's most influential voices. It is a collection of short fiction, memoir, poetry and essays that explores what it really means to be a refugee: to flee from conflict, poverty and terror; to have to leave your home and family behind; and to undertake a perilous journey.
A story of how the CIA's darkest secret of the War on Terror - the 'extraordinary rendition' programme - was exposed. This work takes a look at the logistics of torture which shows how far Bush is prepared to go in the 'war on terror'.
The first full account of the operations of the British security forces on Cyprus in the second half of the 1950s, showing how these forces were trying to defeat the Greek Cypriot paramilitary organisation, EOKA, which was fighting to bring about union between Cyprus and Greece.
An innovative and lively account of both the history and key debates in postcolonialism. Robert Young situates it in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way that we think about the world.
Spying has changed. In this era of email intercepts and drone strikes, spooks are expected to uncover plots buried in mountains of data. Yet this makes the need for trained field operatives who can verify facts and uncover secrets more acute than ever. The human factor endures. This book gives an account of how modern espionage works.
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.
This work examines how national foreign policies in the EU affect common EU positions in international politics. It addresses how national foreign policies affect EU positions in international politics, and how these same national foreign policies are 'Europeanized' into more convergent, coordinated policies.
Explores the contradictions that emerge in international statebuilding efforts in war-torn societies. This book argues that international efforts to construct effective, legitimate governmental structures in these countries are necessary but fraught with contradictions and vexing dilemmas. It draws on the research on postwar peace operations.
This title examines how federal systems can be designed to manage ethnic conflict in divided societies. Evaluating six distinct approaches, the author examines the underlying reasons why one may be more suitable than the other and how these apply to the current situation in Iraq.
Presents students and scholars with an overview of the way in which the world is governed. This book draws together seventeen significant works by leading specialists in the field, to explore the role of global institutions from the United Nations and NATO, to the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the World Trade Organisation.
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.
A memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. This is a personal tale of loss. It deals with history, politics and art. It's about what it is to be human.
Addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This book proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well and categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity.
China's rise has now entered a new phase, as it seeks to translate its considerable economic heft into a larger role on the world stage, challenging American supremacy. The author shows why China may struggle to unseat the West - its ambitious designs are provoking anxiety, especially in Asia, while America's global alliances have deep roots.
' This book is not only an historical account of migration research, it also serves as a starting point for future research, providing good and new ideas for research on a very complex matter, i.e. the relationship between globalization, migration and racism' - The Ethnic Conflict Research Digest