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.
Presents studies in political sociology by European scholars that deal with some of the major challenges European societies and politics are facing. This volume offers analyses with methodological and conceptual innovations such as field theory, multiple correspondence analysis and the study of space sets.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
Slavoj Zizek and Srecko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe's growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity.
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.
Democratic government is something that has eluded Iran despite a series of non-violent revolutions aimed at establishing a system of governance that would promote both public freedom and political accountability. This explores the obstacles to the growth of democracy in Iran and posits a plan for non-violent action to help Iranians achieve it.
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.
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.
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.