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  • World Order

    Kissinger, Henry
    (8182351)

    World Order is the summation of Henry Kissinger's thinking about history, strategy and statecraft. As if taking a perspective from far above the globe, it examines the great tectonic plates of history and the motivations of nations, explaining the...

  • The Accidental President of Brazil - A Memoir

    Cardoso, Fernando Henrique
    (2530385)

    In 1993, Fernando Henrique Cardoso was appointed the new Finance Minister of Brazil - a country that had had seven different currencies in the previous eight years to cope with inflation that had run at 3000 percent a year. The position was a...

  • The Shock Doctrine - The Rise of Disaster...

    Klein, Naomi
    (2582408)

    Free markets, we’re told, mean free people. Yet around the world this ‘freedom’ is being paid for in blood. When a catastrophe occurs – whether war, terrorist attack or natural disaster – there are people cleaning up and cashing in, using chaos to...

  • Soft Power

    Nye,Joseph S.
    (881948)

    Soft Power

  • The Cost of Rights

    Holmes,Stephen
    (566003)

    A cogent and timely analysis of the economic realities lying beneath our arguments about rights and their protection and enforcement shows how both conservative and progressive forces selectively ignore the often harsh truths about the cost of these...

  • Condicoes da Liberdade

    Gellner,Ernest
    (1391649)

    Se há um livro recente que transmita magistralmente o sentido de perplexidade em que o mundo ocidental mergulhou poucos anos após o fim da guerra fria, esse é certamente Condições da Liberdade (...) Ernest Gellner é um conhecido...

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  • Strategy Of Conflict

    Schelling, Thomas C.
    (208335)

    Analyzes the nature of international disagreements and conflict resolution in terms of game theory and non-zero-sum games.

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  • On Tyranny

    Snyder,Timothy
    (9429484)

    'We are rapidly ripening for fascism. This American writer leaves us with no illusions about ourselves.' —Svetlana Alexievich, Winner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureThe Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that...

  • Democracy in America

    Tocqueville, Alexis de; Goldhammer, Arthur
    (1042519)

    An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic...

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  • Os Códigos e As Operações Dos Espiões...

    António José Vilela
    (9379841)

    Frequentemente vistos como personagens de filmes e livros, os espiões são homens e mulheres bem reais, que circulam entre nós, apesar do manto de secretismo e mistério que os envolve. O jornalista António José Vilela mostra-nos neste livro como é a...

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  • The Anarchist Cookbook

    Powell,William
    (1043801)

    The Anarchist Cookbook

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  • Dois Tratados do Governo Civil - Col. Textos...

    Locke,John
    (1913268)

    John Locke foi uma das figuras maiores da civilização ocidental moderna. Locke foi o pensador da subjectividade, dos direitos naturais, da crítica das ideias inatas, da tolerância religiosa, da separação radical entre o Estado e a(s) igreja(s), da...

  • The End Of Energy - The Unmaking Of America's...

    Graetz, Michael J
    (9922388)

    Forty years of energy incompetence: villains, failures of leadership, and missed opportunities. Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to...

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  • Conceptual Innovation In Environmental Policy

    Meadowcroft, James
    (9922355)

    Concepts and their role in the evolution of modern environmental policy, with case studies of eleven influential concepts ranging from 'environment' to 'sustainable consumption.'Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world;...

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  • Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters

    Blix, Hans
    (9922604)

    From the former UN head weapons inspector in Iraq, a plea for a renewed global disarmament movement.In 2002 Dr. Hans Blix, then chief United Nations weapons inspector, led his team on a search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Before the...

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  • Privacy On The Line - The Politics Of...

    Diffie, Whitfield
    (9921964)

    A penetrating and insightful study of privacy and security in telecommunications for a post-9/11, post-Patriot Act world.Telecommunication has never been perfectly secure. The Cold War culture of recording devices in telephone receivers and bugged...

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  • Access Denied - The Practice And Policy Of...

    Deibert, Ronald
    (9922952)

    A study of Internet blocking and filtering around the world: analyses by leading researchers and survey results that document filtering practices in dozens of countries.Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access...

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  • Hate Spin - The Manufacture Of Religious...

    George, Cherian
    (9921700)

    How right-wing political entrepreneurs around the world use religious offense -- both given and taken -- to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents.In the United States, elements of the religious right fuel fears of an existential Islamic...

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  • Managers Of Global Change - The Influence Of...

    Biermann, Frank
    (9921790)

    An examination of the role and relevance of international bureaucracies in global environmental governance.International bureaucracies--highly visible, far-reaching actors of global governance in areas that range from finance to the environment--are...

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  • Secret Affairs

    (9923047)

    This updated edition of Secret Affairs covers the momentous events of the past year in the Middle East and at home in the UK. It reveals the unreported attempts by Britain to cultivate relations with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the fall of...

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  • The Greenest Nation? - A New History Of...

    Uekotter, Frank
    (9921680)

    An account of German environmentalism that shows the influence of the past on today's environmental decisions.Germany enjoys an enviably green reputation. Environmentalists in other countries applaud its strict environmental laws, its world-class...

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  • The World Trade System - Trends And...

    Bhagwati, Jagdish N
    (9922707)

    Leading trade esperts examine the world trading system today, from the multilateralism of the WTO to explosive bilateralism and the mega-regionals TPP and TTIP.When the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) metamorphosed into the World Trade...

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  • Connecting Democracy - Online Consultation...

    Coleman, Stephen
    (9921613)

    An investigation of the effect of government online forums on democratic practices in the United States and Europe.The global explosion of online activity is steadily transforming the relationship between government and the public. The first wave of...

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  • Water, Place, And Equity

    Whiteley, John M
    (9922047)

    An agument for the importance of equity as a criterion in evaluating water policy, with examples in wide-ranging case studies from North and South America and Europe.Many predict that by the end of this century water will dominate world natural...

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  • Polarized America - The Dance Of Ideology And...

    Mccarty, Nolan
    (9921853)

    Updated analysis of how the increasing polarization of American politics has been accompanied and accelerated by greater income inequality.The idea of America as politically polarized -- that there is an unbridgeable divide between right and left,...

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  • Economic Thought And U.S. Climate Change...

    Driesen, David M
    (9921679)

    Experts examine how reliance on free markets contributed to the U.S. failure to address climate change and offer recommendations for new ideas to guide policy.The United States, once a world leader in addressing international environmental challenges...

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  • Restoring The American Dream - A Working...

    Kochan, Thomas A
    (9921986)

    How to give working families the tools and opportunities to prosper in the new economy: a call to action for families, business, labor, and government.Many American families have not prospered in the new 'knowledge economy.' The layoffs,...

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  • The French Communist Party And The Crisis Of...

    Fejto, Francois
    (9921695)

    Several key questions are the focus for this study of the French Communist Party and its role in the crisis engulfing the international Communist movement. What has been the historical relationship of the Parti communiste francais to Moscow? How did...

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  • Cyberpolitics In International Relations

    Choucri, Nazli
    (9921642)

    An examination of the ways cyberspace is changing both the theory and the practice of international relations. Cyberspace is widely acknowledged as a fundamental fact of daily life in today's world. Until recently, its political impact was thought to...

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  • Sounds Appealing

    Crystal, David
    (9923065)

    There have long been debates about 'correct' pronunciation in the English language, and Britain's most distinguished linguistic expert, David Crystal, is here to set the record straight. Sounds Appealing tells us exactly why, and how, we pronounce...

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  • The Wealth Of The World And The Poverty Of...

    Cohen, Daniel
    (9922573)

    The present situation, in which poor nations are becoming richer and rich nations poorer, gives credence to the idea that the former phenomenon is responsible for the latter. The great fear of many in the West is that trade with India, China, or the...

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  • The Deliberative Practitioner - Encouraging...

    Forester, John
    (9922919)

    Working from accounts of practitioners in urban and rural settings, North and South, this text shows how skillful deliberative practices can facilitate practical and timely participatory planning processes. In so doing, it provides a window onto the...

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  • Fighting Words - Language Policy And Ethnic...

    Brown, Michael E
    (9922466)

    Language policy is a sensitive issue in most countries. In countries where more than one language is spoken -- the vast majority -- language policies affect the ability of individuals and groups to participate in government, to be treated fairly by...

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  • Hate Spin - The Manufacture Of Religious...

    George, Cherian
    (9922521)

    How right-wing political entrepreneurs around the world use religious offense -- both given and taken -- to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents.In the United States, elements of the religious right fuel fears of an existential Islamic...

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  • Governing Complex Systems - Social Capital...

    Young, Oran R
    (9921740)

    An exploration of the need for innovative mechanisms of governance in an era when human actions are major drivers of environmental change.The onset of the Anthropocene, an era in which human actions have become major drivers of change on a planetary...

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  • Greening Berlin - The Co-Production Of...

    Lachmund, Jens
    (9922471)

    How plant and animal species conservation became part of urban planning in Berlin, and how the science of ecology contributed to this change.Although nature conservation has traditionally focused on the countryside, issues of biodiversity protection...

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  • Disaggregating International Regimes - A New...

    Stokke, Olav Schram
    (9922381)

    A methodology for evaluating and comparing the effectiveness of international regimes is developed and applied to a successful example of such a regime.Evaluating the effectiveness of international regimes presents challenges that are both general...

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  • National Information Infrastructure...

    Kahin, Brian
    (9921741)

    Despite the global nature of the Information Revolution, most policies for information infrastructure are developed at the national level. These national policies reflect local economic, social, historical, and political circumstances and exhibit...

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  • The Globalization Of Clean Energy Technology...

    Gallagher, Kelly Sims
    (9922391)

    An examination of barriers that impede and incentives that motivate the global development and deployment of cleaner energy technologies, with case studies from China. The development and deployment of cleaner energy technologies have become...

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  • Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered

    Biermann, Frank
    (9921782)

    An examination of three major trends in global governance, exemplified by developments in transnational environmental rule-setting.The notion of global governance is widely studied in academia and increasingly relevant to politics and policy making....

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  • The State And The Global Ecological Crisis

    Barry, John
    (9922685)

    Countering the current view of many environmental activists that sovereign nations cannot provide effective environmental governance, The State and the Global Ecological Crisis offers analyses and case studies that explore the prospects for...

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  • Pirate Politics - The New Information Policy...

    Burkart, Patrick
    (9922629)

    An examination of the Pirate political movement in Europe analyzes its advocacy for free expression and the preservation of the Internet as a commons.The Swedish Pirate Party emerged as a political force in 2006 when a group of software programmers...

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  • Global Cities - Urban Environments In Los...

    Gottlieb, Robert
    (9922415)

    How Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China deal with such urban environmental issues as ports, goods movement, air pollution, water quality, transportation, and public space.Over the past four decades, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and key urban regions of...

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  • Environmental Justice And Sustainability In...

    Agyeman, Julian
    (9921663)

    An examination of the awareness of environmental and social justice issues in the former Soviet republics -- from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic region to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia -- and the resulting activism in those...

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