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  • 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...

  • 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 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

  • 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...

  • The Anarchist Cookbook

    Powell,William
    (1043801)

    The Anarchist Cookbook

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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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  • 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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  • More Guns, Less Crime

    Lott,John R.
    (5939752)

    More Guns, Less Crime

  • Work Without Wages - Russia's Non-Payment...

    Desai,Padma
    (9920108)

    Focusing on the roots and scale of wage nonpayment, the book is an indispensable guide to understanding Russia's economic restructuring and of the social costs of the transition born by the general population.The seventy-year-old Soviet tradition of...

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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...

  • Ciencias Documentais A Ciencia da Informacao

    Malheiro da Silva,Armando
    (4990949)

    O que é a Informação ? A Informação e Comunicação são sinónimas ou, pelo contrário, distintas ? A Informação é uma “substância” indefinida e etérea ou um fenómeno cognoscível? Significa um facto, uma notícia, ou qualquer dado do conhecimento, evoca,...

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  • Manual de Estratégia Subversiva

    Vo Nguyen Giap
    (3061674)

    Mestre absoluto da «guerra do povo», o general Giap expõe e sistematiza, neste clássico da estratégia, as bases da doutrina que o levou à vitória. Recorrendo ao nacionalismo como factor de mobilização das massas, Giap dá primazia à ideologia...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Environmental Governance Reconsidered -...

    Durant, Robert F
    (9921644)

    Key topics in the ongoing evolution of environmental governance, with new and updated material.This survey of current issues and controversies in environmental policy and management is unique in its thematic mix, broad coverage of key debates, and...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Conceptual Innovation In Environmental Policy

    Meadowcroft, James
    (9921627)

    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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  • Indra's Net And The Midas Touch - Living...

    Thiele, Leslie Paul
    (9921707)

    An exploration of the impact of unintended consequences in an interdependent world and of the opportunities for creativity and community.We live today in a global web of interdependence, connected technologically, economically, politically, and...

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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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  • Bargaining - Monopoly Power Versus Union...

    De Menil, Georges
    (9921543)

    This book tackles the difficult subject of wage determination in the labor markets of highly unionized and concentrated industries where the standard models of competition, monopoly, and monopolistic competition do not apply. It attempts to bridge...

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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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  • New York For Sale - Community Planning...

    Angotti, Tom
    (9921968)

    How community-based planning has challenged the powerful real estate industry in New York City.Remarkably, grassroots-based community planning flourishes in New York City -- the self-proclaimed 'real estate capital of the world' -- with at least...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reflexive Governance For Global Public Goods

    Brousseau, Eric
    (9922034)

    Governance challenges and solutions for the provision of global public goods in such areas as the environment, food security, and development.Global public goods (GPGs)--the economic term for a broad range of goods and services that benefit everyone,...

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  • Cities And Complexity - Understanding Cities...

    Batty, Michael
    (9921593)

    Mario Carpo provides a subtle and insightful discussion of the intellectual structures that guide architectural composition and the ways that these structures were transformed by the historic shifts from script to print and from hand-made drawings to...

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  • The Globalization Of Clean Energy Technology...

    Gallagher, Kelly Sims
    (9921734)

    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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  • 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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  • Extraction Empire - Undermining The Systems,...

    Belanger, Pierre
    (9921721)

    How Canada became an empire in its own right and how Canadian life came to be mediated through mineral extraction.Extraction is the process and practice that defines Canada, at home and abroad. Of the nearly 20,000 mining projects in the world from...

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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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