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Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute

An account of Russia's advance toward India, based upon the reports and experiences of Russian, German, and British officers and travellers; with a description of Afghanistan and of the military resources of the powers concerned.     

Author Name :Theo F. Rodenbough

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Imperialism and The Tracks of Our Forefathers

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.     

Author Name :Charles Francis Adams

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The Geneva Protocol

TheGeneva Protocol for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputeswas adopted by all 47 members of theLeague of Nationson 2 October1924.The Geneva Protocol for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes envisaged wide-ranging regulations to bring about general disarmament, effective international security and the compulsory arbitration of disputes. In the Geneva Protocol the member states had declared themselves ready to consent to important limitations of their sovereignty in favor of the League of Nations (Wehberg). After it had been approved on 2 October 1924 by all the 47 member states of the League of Nations at the 5th General Assembly, however, it was not ratified by Great Britain the following year under the newly elected government ofStanley Baldwin, withAusten ChamberlainasSecretary of State for Foreign Affairs(from 1924 to 1929). The Protocol subsequently failed to materialize.     

Author Name :David Hunter Miller

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THE CONQUEST OF DEMOCRACY

The documented story of how the character of the United States was covertly changed by organized education."The records of the proceedings of the National Education Association is the best history of American education that has ever been written.You will find in these an account of every important educational movement that has been made in this country." President, State Normal School, Fairmont, W.Va. 1931.     

Author Name :Erminie King Wright

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The Return of History and the End of Dreams

Hopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities: Great powers are once again competing for honor and influence. The world remains unipolar, but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats of regional conflict, and a new contest between western liberalism and the great eastern autocracies of Russia and China has reinjected ideology into geopolitics.     

Author Name :Robert Kagan

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Historical Lectures and Essays

The GENERAL HISTORICAL collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. This varied collection includes material that gives readers a 19th century view of the world. Topics include health, education, economics, agriculture, environment, technology, culture, politics, labour and industry, mining, penal policy, and social order.     

Author Name :Charles Kingsley

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A short history of Soviet socialism

Mark Sandle is Lecturer in Russian and East European History at De Montfort University.; This book is intended for undergraduate courses on 20th century Soviet history the Cold War European history Soviet studies History of political thought Marxism-Leninism.     

Author Name :Mark Sandle

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Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and Atrocities

In a sweeping review of forty truth commissions, Priscilla Hayner delivers a definitive exploration of the global experience in official truth-seeking after widespread atrocities. When Unspeakable Truths was first published in 2001, it quickly became a classic, helping to define the field of truth commissions and the broader arena of transitional justice. This second edition is fully updated and expanded, covering twenty new commissions formed in the last ten years, analyzing new trends, and offering detailed charts that assess the impact of truth commissions and provide comparative information not previously available.     

Author Name :Priscilla Hayner

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LETTERS TO SIR WILLIAM WINDHAM AND MR. POPE

This edition is written in English. However, there is a running French thesaurus at the bottom of each page for the more difficult English words highlighted in the text. There are many editions of Letters to Sir William Windham and Mr Pope. This edition would be useful if you would like to enrich your French-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" English words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English without using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding.     

Author Name :LORD BOLINGBROKE

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CULTURE AND ANARCHY: AN ESSAY IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CRITICISM

Culture and anarchy; an essay in political and social criticism (1894)     

Author Name :MATTHEW ARNOLD

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Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume II

Available for the first time in English language translation, this is the long-awaited second volume of the three part set on Totalitarianism and Political Religions, edited by the eminent Professor Hans Maier. This represents a major study, with contributions from leading scholars of political extremism, sociology and modern history, the book shows how new models for understanding political history arose from the experience of modern despotic regimes.     

Author Name :Hans Maier and Michael Schafer

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Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume III

The third volume of Totalitarianism and Political Religions completes the set. It provides a comprehensive overview of key theories and theorists of totalitarianism and of political religions, from Hannah Arendt and Raymond Aron to Leo Strauss and Simone Weill. Edited by the eminent Professor Hans Maier, this represents a major study, examining how new models for understanding political history arose from the experience of modern despotic regimes.     

Author Name :Hans Maier

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Globalization and the State in Central and Eastern Europe

This book examines the transformation of the state in Central and Eastern Europe since the end of communism and adoption of market oriented reform in the early 1990s, exploring the impact of globalization and economic liberalization on the regions states, societies and political economy. It compares the different policies and national strategies adopted by key Central and Eastern European states, including the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, showing how initial internally oriented strategies of market reform, privileging domestic sources of investment, had by the late 1990s given way to externally oriented strategies emphasising the promotion of competitiveness by attracting foreign investment. It explores the reasons behind this convergence, considering the influence of internal and external forces, and the roles of interests, institutions and ideas. It argues that internationalization of the state is forged in the processes through which domestic groups linked to transnational capital attain domestic influence necessary to shape state policy and strategy.     

Author Name :Jan Drahokoupil

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Democracy and Pluralism

William E. Connollys political theory forms a distinct and influential contribution to contemporary debates about the nature and prospects of democratic life in the twenty-first century. His original conceptualisations of pluralism, naturalism, the politics of the body, religion, secularism and his daring incorporation of contemporary neurobiology into political theory and analysis, have opened new paths for intellectual enquiry. Connolly has brought an American tradition of pragmatist political thinking into fruitful conversation with the best of contemporary continental European philosophy and given to both a new energy and focus.     

Author Name :Alan Finlayson

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A Global Security Triangle

This book considers the interactions between Africa, Asia and Europe, ana- lysing the short and long- term strategies various states have adopted in their external relations.This book provides both conceptual and empirical arguments to offer an innovative perspective on the EU as a global actor. It demonstrates how these three regions interact politically and economically to address global challenges as well as global opportunities, and thus provides an assessment of the multilateralism which the EU clearly stated in its Security Strategy paper.     

Author Name :Valeria Bello

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Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror

This book provides an in-depth analysis of UK-US intelligence cooperation in the post-9/11 world.     

Author Name :Adam D.M. Svendsen

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Indias Open-Economy Policy

This book is the ?rst major exploration of Indian political economy using a con- structivist approach. Arguing that Indias open-economy policy was made, justi- ?ed, and continued on the basis of the idea of openness more than its tangible effect, the book explains what sustained the idea of openness, what philosophy, interpretations of history, and international context gave it support, justi?cation, and persuasive force.     

Author Name :Jalal Alamgir

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Achieving Human Rights

Richard Falk once again captures our attention with a nuanced analysis of what we need to do - at the personal level as well as state actions - to refocus our pursuit of human rights in a post-9/11 world. From democratic global governance, to the costs of the Iraq War, the preeminent role of the United States in the world order to the role of individual citizens of a globalized world, Falk stresses the moral urgency of achieving human rights. In elegant simplicity, this book places the priority of such an ethos in the personal decisions we make in our human interactions, not just the activities of government institutions and non-governmental organizations.     

Author Name :Richard Falk

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A Crisis of Global Institutions?

The legitimacy of global institutions which address security challenges is in question. The manner in which they make decisions and the interests they reflect often falls short of twenty-first century expectations and norms of good governance. Also, their performance has raised doubts about their ability to address contemporary challenges such as civil wars, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the use of military force in international politics     

Author Name :Edward Newman

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INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF SOCIOLOGY

In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster makes sense of the information explosion, taking a sceptical look at what thinkers mean when they refer to the 'Information Society' and critically examines the major post-war theories and approaches to informational development. This third edition brings the book right up to date with both new theoretical work and, social and technological changes (such as the rapid growth of the Internet and accelerated globalization), reassessing the work of key theorists in light of these changes.     

Author Name :Frank Webster

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Green Political Thought Fourth Edition

This highly acclaimed introduction to green political thought is now available in a new edition, having been fully revised and updated to take into account the areas which have grown in importance since the third edition was published.     

Author Name :Andrew Dobson

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Principles and Political Order

This volume offers key insights into the work of the chief figures in the contemporary debate surrounding thin universalism and presents a usefully themed contribution to the secondary literature on the work of Onora ONeill, John Rawls, Michael Walzer, Martha Nussbaum, Stuart Hampshire and others as well as a commentary on contemporary debates surrounding human rights and distributive justice.     

Author Name :Bruce Haddock, Peri Roberts and Peter Sutch

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Party Policy in Modern Democracies

This book will prove to be an invaluable reference for all political scien- tists, particularly those interested in party policy and comparative politics.     

Author Name :Kenneth Benoit and Michael Laver

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Ideas and Actions in the Green Movement

The 'Western' green movement has grown rapidly in the last three decades: green ministers are in government in several European countries, Greenpeace has millions of paying supporters, and green direct action against roads, GM crops, the WTO and neo-liberalism, have become ubiquitous.     

Author Name :Brian Doherty

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FIFTY KEY THINKERS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

This unique reference offers a quick and convenient overview of the key thinkers in international relations in the twentieth century.     

Author Name :Martin Griffiths

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Social Justice

Social Justice has been a dominant concern of political philosophers, theorists and economists since the last century. Social Justice: From Hume to Walzer brings together leading theorists to discuss the latest thinking on this important area of study.     

Author Name :David Boucher and Paul Kelly

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The War on Terrorism and the American 'empire' after the Cold War

This new study shows how the American-led 'war on terror' has brought about the most significant shift in the contours of the international system since the end of the Cold War. The essays collected in this volume analyse the historical, socio-economic and political dimensions of the current international conjuncture, and assess the degree to which the war on terror has transformed the nature and projection of US global power. Drawing on a range of critical social theories, this collection seeks to ground historically the analysis of global developments since the inception of the new Bush Presidency and weigh up the political consequences of this imperial turn. This book will be of great interest for all students of US foreign policy, contemporary international affairs, international relations and politics.     

Author Name :Alejandro Cols, Richard Saull

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STATE AND SOCIETY

The traditional Eurocentric view of state formation and the rise of civilization is vigorously challeged in this unusually broad-ranging, up-to-date and innovative book. Using research from archaeology, ethnology, and anthropology, the authors examine the dynamics of political centralization, the nature of social inequalities, state formation, the nature of bureaucracy and the role of literacy in a variety of historical and geographical contexts. They examine the developments and resistences encountered in state formation and the mechanisms which produce cumulative development on a world-historical scale.     

Author Name :John Gledhill, Barbara Bender, Mogens Trolle Larsen

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A HISTORY OF WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

A History of Western Political Thought is an energetic, engaged and lucid account of the most important political thinkers and the enduring themes of the last two and a half millennia. J.S.McClelland traces the development and consolidation of a tradition of Western political thought from Ancient Greece through to the development of the modern state, the American Enlightenment, the rise of liberalism and the very different reactions it engendered. He discusses how a tradition beginning before Socrates might be said to have played itself out in the second half of the twentieth century.     

Author Name :J.S.McClelland

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Racism

This second edition brings the book up to date by looking at recent examples of racism, such as the war in the former Yugoslavia and the cases of Stephen Lawrence and Rodney King, and by considering Islamophobia in Western societies. It also looks more widely at recent developments in the debate.     

Author Name :Robert Miles, Malcolm Brown

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Modern Political Thought

Modern Political Thought: A Reader is an excellent introduction to the key works of the major political thinkers from the English Civil War to the end of the 19th Century. It draws together the most important parts of seminal works of political thought such as Hobbes' Leviathan, Locke's Treatises, Rousseau's The Social Contract, Mill's On Liberty, together with substantial extracts from Machiavelli's The Prince and Marx's Capital. Accessible introductions are provided for each thinker, explaining their lives and works, and placing them in the historical context in which they worked and wrote.     

Author Name :John Gingell, Adrian Little and Christopher Winch

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Japanese Army Stragglers and Memories of the War in Japan, 1950-75

This book charts comprehensively the various discoveries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific of Japanese soldiers still fighting the Second World War many years after it had ended. It explores their return to Japan and their impact on the Japanese people, revealing changing attitudes to war veterans and war casualties' families, as well as the ambivalence of memories of the war.     

Author Name :Beatrice Trefalt

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What is Money?

This volume provocatively rethinks the economics, politics and sociology of money and examines the classic question of what money is. Starting from the two main alternative views of money, as either a neutral instrument or a social relation, What is Money? presents a thematic, interdisciplinary approach which points towards a definitive statement on money.     

Author Name :John Smithin

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The Green Challenge

The Green Challenge is an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the development of Green parties in Western Europe, and includes an account of the development since 1989 of an East European Green movement.     

Author Name :Dick Richardson and Chris Rootes

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THE POLITICAL THOUGHT OF KARL POPPER

The Political Thought of Karl Popper offers a controversial treatment of Popper's ideas about politics, informed by Shearmur's personal knowledge of Popper together with research on unpublished material in the Popper archive at the Hoover Institute.     

Author Name :Jeremy Shearmur

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