Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality (Canto Classics)

By E. J. Hobsbawm

An replace to the vintage textual content, ideal for these attracted to international politics and nationalism! countries and Nationalism considering the fact that 1780 is Eric Hobsbawm's extensively acclaimed and hugely readable inquiry into the query of nationalism. occasions within the overdue 20th century in jap Europe and the Soviet republics have considering that bolstered the relevant value of nationalism within the background of the political evolution and upheaval. This moment version has been up-to-date in gentle of these occasions, with a last bankruptcy addressing the impression of the dramatic adjustments that experience taken position. additionally incorporated are extra maps to demonstrate nationalities, languages and political divisions throughout Europe within the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Insecure Gulf: The End of Certainty and the Transition to the Post-oil Era

Insecure Gulf examines how the concept that of Arabian/Persian Gulf 'security' is evolving in accordance with new demanding situations which are more and more non-military and longer-term. nutrition, water and effort defense, dealing with and mitigating the impression of environmental degradation and weather switch, addressing demographic pressures and the early life bulge and reformulating structural fiscal deficiencies, as well as facing the fallout from revolutionary kingdom failure in Yemen, require a vast, worldwide and multi-dimensional method of Gulf safeguard. whereas 'traditional' threats from Iraq, Iran, nuclear proliferation and trans-national terrorism stay powerful, those new demanding situations to Gulf protection have the capability to strike on the middle of the social agreement and redistributive mechanisms that bind country and society within the Arab oil monarchies.
Insecure Gulf explores the connection among 'traditional' and 'new' safeguard demanding situations and situates them in the altering political financial system of the GCC states as they stream towards post-oil buildings of governance. It describes how regimes are expecting and reacting to the transferring protection paradigm, and contextualizes those adjustments in the broader political, fiscal, social and demographic framework. It additionally argues holistic method of defense is important for regimes to resume their assets of legitimacy in a globalizing world.

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Who?s Afraid of the Black Blocs?: Anarchy in Action Around the World

By Francis Dupuis-Déri

Faces masked, wearing black, and forcefully attacking the symbols of capitalism, Black Blocs were reworked into an anti-globalization media spectacle. however the well known picture of the window-smashing thug hides a posh reality.

Francis Dupuis-Déri outlines the beginning of this phenomenon, its dynamics, and its pursuits, arguing that using violence constantly occurs in a moral and strategic context.

Translated into English for the 1st time and fully revised and up to date to incorporate the latest Black Bloc activities at protests in Greece, Germany, Canada, and England, and the Bloc’s function within the Occupy flow and the Quebec scholar strike, Black Blocs lays out a finished view of the Black Bloc tactic and locates it in the anarchist culture of direct action.

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Atlas of the 2008 Elections

The U.S. presidential election of 2008 was once essentially the most major elections in fresh American historical past. Bringing jointly prime geographers and political scientists, this authoritative atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, normal election, and key country referenda to supply a wealthy photo of this watershed event.

The participants provide a complete and certain overview of all features of the election, supplying presidential effects on the nationwide point, in significant areas, and in swing states. Drilling all the way down to county point, they hint balloting styles for key racial, ethnic, spiritual, and occupational teams. additionally they illustrate the crusade recommendations of Democratic and Republican occasion leaders. relocating past the nationwide race, the atlas compares very important senatorial and gubernatorial races to presidential votes and considers chosen kingdom referenda equivalent to marriage amendments, farm animal cruelty, stem mobile study, and physician-assisted suicide. for additional context and intensity, the 2008 election effects are in comparison with prior nationwide elections.

Illustrated with greater than 2 hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas could be a vital reference and a desirable source for pundits, electorate, crusade staffs, and political junkies alike.

Contributions by: John Agnew, J. Clark Archer, William Berentsen, Stanley D. Brunn, Thomas E. Chapman, Jeffrey R. Crump, Carl T. Dahlman, David Darmofal, Lisa M. DeChano-Cook, Mark Drayse, Joshua J. Dyck, Ryan D. Enos, Daniel Ervin, John W. Frazier, Megan A. Gall, Andrew Gelman, James G. Gimpel, Alex Ginsburg, Sean P. Gorman, Mark Graham, Nathaniel HadleyDike, John Heppen, Heather Hollen, Taylor Johnson, Kimberly Karnes, Larry Knopp, Matt Landers, Stephen J. Lavin, Jonathan I. Leib, Kenneth C. Martis, John McNulty, Joshua R. Meddaugh, Melissa R. Michelson, Mark A. Moody, Toby Moore, Richard L. Morrill, J. Eric Oliver, Kathleen O'Reilly, Nick Quinton, Mark E. Reisinger, Wesley J. Reisser, Tony Robinson, Fred M. Shelley, Taylor Shelton, Jonathan Taylor, Andrew J. Turner, Tom Vanderhorst, Barney Warf, Robert Watrel, Gerald R. Webster, and Matthew Zook.

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Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics

By Rodney E. Hero

"This is a provocative and significant ebook that offers a brand new prism by which to view either kingdom politics and public coverage in America."--Paula D. McClain, college of Virginia.

"This is a most enjoyable new e-book on kingdom politics. . . . It bargains clean views on commonplace remedies of nation politics and is awesome well-researched. it really is either a complete survey of the sector of yank nation politics and a clean theoretical primer for realizing kingdom coverage dynamics."--Robert B. Albritton, Northern Illinois University.

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Ce que nous voulons et autres textes anarchistes: Le Machinisme, La Panacée-révolution, La Colonisation

By Jean Grave, Jérôme Solal

Fils d'un communard blanquiste, Jean Grave (1854-1939) travaille très jeune comme cordonnier à Paris : fréquentant les cercles ouvriéristes, proche d'Élisée Reclus et de Pierre Kropotkine, il a crée Les Temps nouveaux en 1895, qui devient l. a. tribune pour ses idées. En 1914, celui qui déploie depuis plus de trente ans une « propagande de brochures » fait paraître Ce que nous voulons, manifeste du projet libertaire, condensé virulent de l'idéal anarchiste : « Nous voulons l'affranchissement complet, intégral de l'individu. Nous voulons son affranchissement économique le plus absolu. » Dans los angeles « société destiny » seront abolis le salaire, los angeles monnaie, l. a. propriété individuelle, l'armée, l. a. démocratie représentative, l'État et ses gouvernements. Dans trois textes antérieurs, Grave détaille sa critique du régime de l. a. IIIe république et de l. a. société industrielle : le machinisme (1898), l. a. colonisation (1912) et préconise l'usage de l. a. révolution (1898).

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Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel's Just War Against Hamas

By Alan M. Dershowitz

At a time whilst Israel is lower than continual attack—on the battlefield, by means of overseas organisations, and within the courtroom of public opinion—Alan Dershowitz provides a strong case for Israel's simply battle opposed to terrorism.

In the spirit of his overseas bestseller The Case for Israel, Dershowitz exhibits why Israel's fight opposed to Hamas is a struggle not just to guard its personal electorate, yet for all democracies. The countryside of the Jewish humans is offering a version for all who're threatened by means of terrorist groups—such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram.

Having himself been in a single of the Hamas terror tunnels, Dershowitz explains why Israel had no selection yet to ship in flooring troops to guard its civilians opposed to Hamas loss of life squads.

Dershowitz wrote this e-book to warn the realm that except Hamas's technique of construction terror tunnels and firing rockets from at the back of human shields is denounced and stopped—by the foreign neighborhood, the media, the academy, and strong humans of all religions, ethnicities, and nationalities—it might be coming quickly "to a theater close to you."

Covering the entire hot-button issues—from the BDS circulation, to the increase of anti-Semitism, to the cost of struggle crimes, to the customers of peace—Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel's simply battle opposed to Hamas is a must-read for all who care approximately Israel, peace within the Mideast, human rights, and equity.

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A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the "Mexican Drug War"

The time period “Mexican Drug conflict” misleads. It signifies that the continuing massacre, which has now killed good over 100,000 humans, is an inner Mexican affair.

But this diverts realization from the U.S. function in developing and maintaining the carnage. It’s not only that american citizens purchase medicinal drugs from, and promote guns to, Mexico’s murderous cartels. It’s that ever because the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of gear within the early 1900s, it has harassed Mexico into performing as its border enforcer—with more and more lethal consequences.
Mexico was once now not a helpless sufferer. strong forces in the kingdom profited highly from delivering american citizens with what their executive forbade them. however the regulations that spawned the drug conflict have proved disastrous for either countries.

Written through award-winning authors, one American and the opposite Mexican, A Narco History stories the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes how one can finish it.

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The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

By Christopher Hibbert

The first significant biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's most modern background brings the relations and the realm they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to existence.

The identify Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that have been rife in Renaissance Italy. The robust, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, larger recognized to historical past as Pope Alexander VI, used to be the valuable determine of the dynasty. of his seven papal offspring additionally rose to strength and fame—Lucrezia Borgia, his daughter, whose husband was once famously murdered by way of her brother, and that brother, Cesare, who served because the version for Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince. infamous for seizing energy, wealth, land, and titles via bribery, marriage, and homicide, the dynasty's dramatic upward thrust from its Spanish roots to its profession of the top place in Renaissance society varieties a gripping story.

Erudite, witty, and continuously insightful, Hibbert gets rid of the layers of fantasy round the Borgia kinfolk and creates a portrait alive together with his magnificent experience of personality and place.

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