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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

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

  • Churchill And Orwell - The Fight For Freedom

    Ricks,Thomas E.
    (9725404)

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came...

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  • The Anarchist Cookbook

    Powell,William
    (1043801)

    The Anarchist Cookbook

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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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  • The Story Of Cruel And Unusual

    Dayan, Colin
    (9922663)

    A searing indictment of the American penal system that finds the roots of the recent prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo in the steady dismantling of the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of 'cruel and unusual' punishment.The revelations of...

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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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  • Rule Of Law, Misrule Of Men

    Scarry, Elaine
    (9922644)

    A passionate call for citizen action to uphold the rule of law when government does not.This book is a passionate call for citizen action to uphold the rule of law when government does not. Arguing that post-9/11 legislation and foreign policy...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Africa's Turn?

    Miguel, Edward
    (9922267)

    Signs of hope in sub-Saharan Africa: modest but steady economic growth and the spread of democracy.By the end of the twentieth century, sub-Saharan Africa had experienced twenty-five years of economic and political disaster. While 'economic miracles'...

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  • What Have We Learned? - Macroeconomic Policy...

    Akerlof, George A
    (9922028)

    Top economists consider how to conduct policy in a world where previous beliefs have been shattered by the recent financial and economic crises.Since 2008, economic policymakers and researchers have occupied a brave new economic world. Previous...

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  • Global Powers In The 21st Century -...

    Lennon, Alexander T J
    (9921684)

    Experts analyze the changing perspectives and objectives of global powers China, Japan, Russia, India, and the European Union in a strategic landscape shaped by the Iraq War.Although the United States is considered the world's only superpower, other...

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  • Unsteady States

    Wilkin, Sam
    (9922845)

    Political risk analyst Sam Wilkin was taken aback when he noticed that key indicators of trouble had started showing up in his own back yard. Could it really be true that Peru, the Philippines and Thailand were less risky than places like France?...

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  • Comparative Environmental Politics - Theory,...

    Steinberg, Paul F
    (9921605)

    Combining the theoretical tools of comparative politics with the substantive concerns of environmental policy, experts explore responses to environmental problems across nations and political systemsHow do different societies respond politically to...

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  • Labor And The Environmental Movement - The...

    Obach, Brian K
    (9921992)

    Relations between organized labor and environmental groups are typically characterized as adversarial, most often because of the specter of job loss invoked by industries facing environmental regulation. But, as Brian Obach shows, the two largest and...

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

    Diffie, Whitfield
    (9922621)

    Telecommunication has never been perfectly secure, as the Cold War culture of wiretaps and international spying taught us. Yet many of us still take our privacy for granted, even as we become more reliant than ever on telephones, computer networks,...

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  • The New Science Of Cities

    Batty, Michael
    (9921930)

    A proposal for a new way to understand cities and their design not as artifacts but as systems composed of flows and networks.In The New Science of Cities, Michael Batty suggests that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in...

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  • What Unites Us - Reflections On Patriotism

    Rather, Dan
    (9923224)

    At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on and writing passionately about what it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original...

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  • The Role Of Annuity Markets In Financing...

    Brown, Jeffrey R
    (9921922)

    Annuity insurance products help protect retirees against outliving their incomes.Dramatic advances in life expectancy mean that today's retirees must plan on living into their eighties, their nineties, and even beyond. Longer life expectancies are...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New Earth Politics - Essays From The...

    Nicholson, Simon
    (9921965)

    Prominent scholars and practitioners consider the role of global environmental politics in the face of increasing environmental stress.Humanity's collective impact on the Earth is vast. The rate and scale of human-driven environmental destruction is...

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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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  • Laws, Outlaws, And Terrorists - Lessons From...

    Blum, Gabriella
    (9921907)

    Guidance for maintaining national security without abandoning the rule of law and our democratic values.In an age of global terrorism, can the pursuit of security be reconciled with liberal democratic values and legal principles? During its 'global...

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  • Where The Line Is Drawn

    Shehadeh, Raja
    (9923121)

    As a young boy, Raja Shehadeh was entranced by a forbidden Israeli postage stamp in his uncle's album, intrigued by tales of a green land beyond the border.He couldn't have known then what Israel would come to mean to him, or to foresee the future...

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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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  • Reinventing Los Angeles - Nature And...

    Gottlieb, Robert
    (9921889)

    Describes how water politics, cars and freeways, and immigration and globalization have shaped Los Angeles, and how innovative social movements are working to make a more livable and sustainable city.Los Angeles--the place without a sense of place,...

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  • Governing The Air - The Dynamics Of Science,...

    Lidskog, Rolf
    (9921749)

    Experts offer theoretical and empirical analyses that view the regulation of transboundary air pollution as a dynamic process. Governing the Air looks at the regulation of air pollution not as a static procedure of enactment and agreement but as a...

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  • Global Commons, Domestic Decisions - The...

    Harrison, Kathryn
    (9921677)

    Comparative case studies and analyses of the influence of domestic politics on countries' climate change policies and Kyoto ratification decisions.Climate change represents a 'tragedy of the commons' on a global scale, requiring the cooperation of...

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