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Recent Addition, July - September 2020

1. Intellectual Property Law / Stavroula Karapapa and Luke McDonagh .- United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2019. (111169)
Abstract:  A uniquely practical approach to intellectual property law: unfold the problem, reveal the law, and apply to life. Using this new and innovative textbook, students are given a problem scenario to unfold; as they do this they will learn to understand the key questions and issues surrounding each area of intellectual property law. As each problem is explored, clear explanations reveal the central legal concepts underpinning the relevant topic. Further illustrations and references to the problem apply the law, enabling students to see for themselves how the law interacts with everyday life and business and giving them a deep and practical understanding.
2. Internal Migration : challenges in Governance and integration / Edited by ShaneJoshua Barter and William Ascher. - New York: Peter Lang, 2019. (111170)
Abstract:  Capturing  the   innovative  practices  of   contemporary  radicals, Routledge Handbook of  Radical  Politics  brings  together  leading  academics and  campaigners to answer these questions and explore radicalism’s meaning to their practice. In the thirty- five chapters written for this collection, they collectively develop a picture of radicalism by investigating the intersections of activism and contemporary political theory. Across their experiences, the authors articulate radicalism’s critical politics and discuss how diverse movements support and sustain each other. Together, they provide a wide-ranging account of the tensions, overlaps and promise of radical politics, while utilising scholarly literatures on grassroots populism to present a novel analysis of the relationship between radicalism and populism.
3. International refugee law and the protection of stateless persons / Michelle Foster and Helene Lambert .- United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2019. (111171)
Abstract:  The Routledge  Handbook  of  Revolutionary  China covers  the  evolution  of Chinese society from the roots of the Republic of China in the early 1900s until the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. The chapters in this volume explain aspects of the process of revolution and how people adapted to the demands of the revolutionary situation. Exploring changes in political leadership, as well as transformation in culture, it compares the differences in experiences in urban and rural areas and contrasts rapid changes, such as the war with Japan and Communist ‘liberation’ with evolutionary developments, such as the gradual redefinition of public space.
4. Global politics in the 21st century : between regional cooperation and conflict / Edited by Andrzej Mania Marcin Grabowski and Tomasz Pugacewicz. - Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019. (111172)
Abstract: This book focuses on the problem of regionalism, the crucial phenomenon in International  relations at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. Regionalism is analyzed both  in  terms  of  regional  economic  and  political  integration,  as  well  as  regional competition and conflict. The book is divided into three parts, based on the functional and geographical criteria. The first part is devoted to the theoretical setting, including brief introduction to regionalism problems and classical theories of integration, as well as new approaches to regionalism, which are followed by the analysis of regions in the context of regional security complexes concept. The second part of the book focuses on Asian and African challenges to regionalism and the third, and final, part is devoted to the most developed subregional order, namely the European region.
5.  The  Islamic  world  in  International  relations  /  Sylwester  Gardocki,  Rafat Ozarowski and Rafal Ulatowski .- New York: Peter Lang, 2020. (111173)
Abstract: The aim of the book is to present the issues of central importance to the Islamic World. This diverse area faces a lot of difficulties and challenges regarding ethnic and religious conflicts as well as political and economic instability. The authors of the book address the topic from the perspectives of International  security, foreign policy, economy, energy policy and regional studies and aim to depict the most suitable examples of crucial dilemmas of the Islamic World in the 21st century. The authors represent the variety of academic institutions and scientific disciplines, including political science, International relations, economics and sociology. They apply a wide selection of qualitative and quantitative methods to perform their research. As a result of this work, this book contributes to the research on the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.
6. The law of International human rights protection / Walter Kalin and Jorg Kunzli .- UK: Oxford University Press, 2019. (111174)
Abstract:  At a time when human rights are coming under increasing pressure, in-depth knowledge and understanding of their foundations, conceptual underpinnings and current practice remain crucial. The second edition of Walter Kalin and Jorg Kunzli's authoritative book provides a concise but comprehensive legal analysis of International  human rights protection at the global and regional levels. It shows that human rights are real rights creating legal entitlements for those who are protected by them and imposing legal obligations on those bound by them. Based, in particular, on a wide-ranging analysis of International  case-law, the book focuses on the sources and scope of application of human rights  and  a  discussion  of  their  substantive  guarantees.  Further  chapters  describe  the different mechanisms to monitor the implementation of human rights obligations, ranging from the regional human rights courts in Africa, the Americas and Europe and the UN treaty bodies to the International criminal tribunals, the International Court of Justice and the UN Security Council. The book is based on an understanding of human rights as legal concepts that address basic human needs and vulnerabilities, and highlights the indivisibility of civil and political rights on the one and economic, social and cultural rights on the other hand. It also highlights the convergence of International    human rights and International humanitarian law and the interlink ages with International  criminal law as well as general International law, in particular the law of state responsibility.
7. Look East to Act East : transforming India-ASEAN relations in Modi Era / Edited by Sudhir Singh .- New Delhi: Pentagon Press LLP, 2020. (111175)
Abstract:  Act East Policy launched in 2014 has been one of the signature foreign policy approaches  of  Modi-1  government  and  is  a  proactive  foreign  policy  initiative.  The movement from Look East to Act East was necessitated by the changing contours of security architecture in the larger context of the Indo-Pacific region. Act East Policy has further expanded the geography within its imprint; Myanmar to Australia comes under its domain. ASEAN and East Asian countries expect India to play a counter-balancing role within the region. Under Modi government, India has taken a principled stand on disputes like South and East China Seas stating that all disputing parties must adhere to International laws. This policy provides a broad canvass for issues ranging from economy, culture to strategy.  The  re-election  of  Modi  with  a  larger  majority  in  May  2019  is  bound  to consolidate the Act East Policy. India has developed convergences with many important countries of the region under the ambit of this policy and it is bound to pay more dividends in the foreseeable future for Indias national interests.
8. Mapping ASEAN : achieving peace, prosperity, and sustainability in Southeast Asia/ David L. Carden .- USA: Indian University Press, 2019. (111176)
Abstract:  For  half  a  century,  ten  dynamic  nations  in  Southeast  Asia  have  been implementing a shared vision of economic growth, sustainable development, and cultural progress. Today, the economies of those nations are linked inextricably with the future of greater Asia as well as with the United States and the other Western countries. With authoritarianism and protectionism on the rise around the world and the catastrophic effects of global warming making action urgent, the nations that form the Association of Southeast Asia Nations are more relevant and under greater political and social stress than ever. In these illuminating pages, David Carden, the first American resident ambassador to ASEAN, paints a vivid portrait of the regional and global cooperation required to meet today, and interconnected future. Carden takes us behind the scenes as the leaders of these ten nations work to prepare their countries and their region for the 21st century. Carden persuasively argues that the unfolding story of the ASEAN nations is a story for the entire world that we are all increasingly interdependent and confronted with the existential need to solve the same set of challenges.
9. The media world of ISIS / Michael Krona and Rosemary Pennington .- USA: Indiana University Press, 2019. (111177)
Abstract: From efficient instructions on how to kill civilians to horrifying videos of beheadings, no terrorist organization has more comprehensively weaponized social media than ISIS. Its strategic, multiplatform campaign is so effective that it has ensured global news coverage and inspired hundreds of young people around the world to abandon their lives and their countries to join a foreign war. The Media World of ISIS explores the characteristics, mission, and tactics of the organization's use of media and propaganda. Contributors consider how ISIS's media strategies imitate activist tactics, legitimize its self- declared caliphate, and exploit narratives of suffering and imprisonment as propaganda to inspire followers. Using a variety of methods, contributors explore the appeal of ISIS to Westerners, the worldview made apparent in its doctrine, and suggestions for counteracting the organization's approaches. Its highly developed, targeted, and effective media campaign has helped make ISIS one of the most recognized terrorism networks in the world. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of its strategies—what worked and why—will help combat the new realities of terrorism in the 21st century.
10. The Middle East: thinking about the beyond security and stability / Edited by Lorenzo Kamel .- Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019. (111178)
Abstract: In this edited book, several leading scholars address a number of security-related issues, all connected to one main research question: What (in)security means from the perspective  of  people  living  in  the  Middle  East  and  North  Africa? In  doing  so,  the contributors shed light on the contours of a stable and legitimate order that responds to the needs of the peoples in the region, on what history tells us about the ongoing debates on security and stability in the region, and, last but not least, on «human security», which encompasses the dimension of human rights, political rights and social/economic security.
11. Money and moralities in contemporary Asia / Edited by Lan Anh Hoang and Cheryll Alipio .- Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press, 2020. (111179)
Abstract: Money and Moralities in Contemporary Asia provides original, nuanced insights into social meanings of money and wealth in moral economies of Asia. Through case studies from South and Southeast Asia, the collection sheds important light on how the new motilities and wealth created by neoliberal globalization transform people’s ways of life, notions of personhood, and their meaning making of the world. It highlights the moral dilemmas and anxieties emerging from the profound socio-economic transformations that are taking place across the region and deepens our understanding of local cultures as well as the inner contradictions of global capital in Asian contexts. With rich ethnographic insights and a diverse range of empirical contexts, chapters in this volume reveal multifaceted complexities and contradictions in the relationship between money and moralities. Money, they  affirm,  is  not  an  impersonal,  objective  economic  instrument  with  homogenizing powers but a culturally constructed and socially mediated currency in which meanings are constantly contested and re-negotiated across time and space.
12. North Korean nuclear weapon and reunification of the Korean Peninsula / Sung- Wook Nam .- Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing, 2020. (111180)
Abstract: This  book  explains the  origin  and  historical development of  North  Korean nuclear weapon dated from the aftermath of World War II. The story of North Korea's nuclear program began when the United States dropped atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 which led to Japan's immediate defeat. Surprised by the speed of Japan's surrender, North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung vowed to secure nuclear capability to avoid suffering the fate of its eastern neighbor. Based on the author's extensive experience in the academia, government, and intelligence circles, the book traces how the nuclear program has evolved since and explores wide-ranging issues including the positive function  of  nuclear  weapon  in  Pyongyang's  local  politics,  the  history  of  negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, the prospects of denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula, the diplomatic and military options presented to US President Donald Trump in dealing with the nuclear threat, and the future scenarios of the North Korean regime and the possibilities of a reunified Korea. With the nuclear weapon crisis likely to persist in the foreseeable time, is it feasible for South Korea to achieve reunification in the Korean Peninsula? Will the six-party members like the US, China, Russia and Japan agree with reunification without denuclearization? Can the issues of nuclear weapon and unification be settled simultaneously in the future? The book seeks to address these questions and more.
13.  Paradoxes  of  the  popular  :  crowd  politics  in  Bangladesh  /  Nusrat  Sabina Chowdhury .- California: Stanford University Press, 2019. (111181)
Abstract: Few places are as politically precarious as Bangladesh, even fewer as crowded. Its 57,000 or so square miles are some of the world's most inhabited. Often described as a definitive case of the bankruptcy of postcolonial Governance, it is also one of the poorest among the most densely populated nations. In spite of an overriding anxiety of exhaustion, there are a few important caveats to the familiar feelings of despair—a growing economy, and an uneven, yet robust, nationalist sentiment—which, together, generate revealing paradoxes. In this book, Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury offers insight into what she calls "the paradoxes of the popular," or the constitutive contradictions of popular politics. The focus here is on mass protests, long considered the primary medium of meaningful change in this part of the world. Chowdhury writes provocatively about political life in Bangladesh in a rich ethnography that studies some of the most consequential protests of the last decade, spanning both rural and urban Bangladesh. By making the crowd its starting point and analytical locus, this book tacks between multiple sites of public political gatherings and pays  attention  to  the  ephemeral  and  often  accidental  configurations  of  the  crowd. Ultimately, Chowdhury makes an original case for the crowd as a defining feature and a foundational force of democratic practices in South Asia and beyond.
14 The National Movement : part 2 the struggle for  freedom 1919-1947 / Irfan Habib .- New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2019. (111182)
Abstract: This volume takes up the story of the Indian National Movement from 1919 when the first nationalist struggle took place on an all-India scale. It brings the Satyagraha against the Rowlatt Act, engraved in national memory by the slaughter at Jallianwala Bagh. The work ends with August 1947 when Indian finally attained independence. The volume stresses the importance of the ideological factor, seen in the growth of communalism that ultimately led to the partition of the country along with independence.
15. The Philippines : what everyone needs to know / Steven Rood .- New York: Oxford
University Press, 2019. (111183)
Abstract: Since the colonization of the Philippines by Spain in the sixteenth century, the island chain has been at the center of global trade flows, imperial rivalries, and the globalization process. From its role as the main base of Spain's Pacific Galleon trade to its conquest centuries later by the United States and Japan, the Philippines has been a focal point of economic and military rivalry. Decolonized in 1946, the Philippines is growing economically after years of stagnation, is ruled today by a modern populist, President Rodrigo Duterte, and is embroiled in disputes with the East Asia region's rising superpower, China. In The Philippines: What Everyone Needs to Know (R), Steven Rood draws from more than 30 years of residence in and study of the Philippines in order to provide a concise overview  of  the  nation.  Arranged  in  a  question-and-answer format,  this  guide  shares concise, nuanced analysis and helps readers find exactly what they seek to learn about Filipino geography and geology, history, culture, economy, politics through the ages, and prospects for the future. This book is an ideal primer on an enormously diverse country that has been and will likely remain a key site in world affairs.
16. Preventing radicalisation and terrorism in Europe : a comparative analysis of policies / Edited by Maria Luisa Maniscalco and Valeria Rosato .- UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. (111184)
Abstract: Within the general framework of the European TRIVALENT project, the comparative analysis presented here focuses, alongside policy measures taken at EU level, on counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation policies implemented by five European countries; namely, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. These case studies with their peculiarities and differences offer insights into the role of long-term and structural factors in defining counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation policies, and highlight the influence that specific occurrences can have. The volume analyses different types of public policies, including repressive, preventive, legal and administrative measures, together with the role of civil society in preventing and mitigating radicalisation processes. The book offers an updated and critical assessment of the main anti-terrorism and anti- radicalisation policies of the five aforementioned countries, and their strengths and weaknesses, identifying possible evolutionary lines and proposing a series of recommendations.
17. The Ambassadors : America's diplomats on the front lines / Paul Richter .- New York: Simon and Schuster, 2019. (111185)
Abstract: Veteran diplomatic correspondent Paul Richter goes behind the battles and the headlines to show how American ambassadors are the unconventional warriors in the Muslim world—running local government, directing drone strikes, nation-building, and risking their lives on the front lines.The State Department’s heroes are the front-line diplomats who have been unheralded, but crucial in the line of national defense for two decades  of  wars  in  the  Middle  East.  In The  Ambassadors,  Paul  Richter  shares  the astonishing, true-life stories of four expeditionary diplomats who “do the hardest things in the hardest places. We’ll see Ryan Crocker’s effort to organize a new Afghan government after the fall of the Taliban, even threatening the life of a Pashtun warlord, a US ally, to ensure that a column of tanks could join US forces in the biggest battle of the Afghan war. Robert Ford, the sole American official for the province of Najaf in central Iraq, tries to restart the economy and deal with growing militia violence—and is taken hostage by a Shia militia. In Syria, he is chased by government thugs for defying the country’s ruler. J. Christopher Stevens is smuggled into Libya as U.S. Envoy to the rebels during its bloody civil war, then returns as ambassador only to be killed during a terror attach in Benghazi. War-zone  veteran  Anne  Patterson  is  sent  to  Pakistan,  considered  the  world’s  most dangerous country, to broker deals that prevent a government collapse and to help guide the secret war on jihadists. Richter’s account of the role of America’s diplomats in the wars in the Middle East and the Muslim world supplies a crucial and—until now—missing part of how these wars are being fought. An important addition to appreciating the roles of these diplomats, and an in-depth look into the complexity and length of these wars and nation- building, The Ambassadors is a critical piece of modern day history
18. The Arthur Crawford Scandal : corruption, Governance, and Indian victims / Michael D. Metelits .- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2020. (111186)
Abstract: Set against the political background of 19th century colonial India, The Arthur Crawford Scandal presents a critical analysis of bureaucratic and legal corruption in the country  and  suggests  some  long-term  implications for  the  Indian  justice  system.  The scandal was exposed when the eponymous revenue commissioner of the Central Division of Bombay Presidency, Arthur Travers Crawford, stood accused of corruption, but was subsequently absolved of all allegations of bribery. Through a descriptive analysis of this event, the volume also focuses on the collateral damage of the scandal—the Indian victims—as well as issues of racism, cultural differences and class conflict. Written in an engaging manner, the volume draws one into the narrative of the empire and reveals how public discussions in the newspapers, court rooms, and the British parliament played a role in shaping public notions of administrative morality. The book shows that even a century ago, discriminatory treatment by officials involved in corrupt acts weakened public confidence in and support for the ruling government.
19. Bahawalpur : the kingdom that vanished / Anabel Loyd .- India: Penguin Random House India, 2020. (111187)
Abstract: In the seventy or so years since Independence, much less has been written about the Princely States which acceded to Pakistan than those that remained in India. The name of the once great State of Bahawalpur is no longer remembered among its well-mapped peers over the border in Rajasthan. This book is based on conversations with Salahuddin Abbasi, grandson of the last ruler of Bahawalpur and born a year before Partition. Starting with  the  history  of  his  State  and  his  family,  his  memories  add  light  to  stories  of Bahawalpur's princes from old records, letters, and the accounts of British travellers and civil servants. They also encompass a lifetime of first-hand experience of the political life of Pakistan and his relationships with the country's leaders. The nation's troubled history has clouded a clear picture of it and shrouded its component parts. From the microcosm of Bahawalpur, this account helps to join the dots of a more coherent view of the macrocosm of Pakistan and queries the future route of the Islamic State.
20.  Bharatiya Janata Party : past, present and future story of the world's largest political  party  /  Shantanu  Gupta  .-  New  Delhi:  Rupa  Publications  India,  2020. (111188)
Abstract: On 29th March, 2015, at BJP’s old office at 11, Ashoka Road, a digital counter was ticking. Party workers, office bearers and even staff, all were staring at the digital screen. The screen was showing the total number of party members enrolled through the party’s new ‘Sadasyata Abhiyan’ (Membership Drive). The party’s national president Amit Shah was in office that day. With a childlike eagerness in his eyes, he too was looking at the digital counter. As soon as the counter hit the target, the whole office erupted in euphoria. It reached 8.8 crore members, surpassing the Communist Party of China. The ambitious membership drive was Shah's idea. Next day every leading newspaper reported it bold and clear—BJP becomes the largest political party in the world. How did this happen? Was it merely a numerical exercise which boosted Bharatiya Janata Party’s fortunes or was it the case of an idea whose time had come? From a mere two seats in the Lok Sabha in 1984 to now having decimated the opposition, can this juggernaut be attributed to only the Modi- Shah duo or the reasons run deep into the complexity of the highly misunderstood Hindutva movement? To answer these questions, Shantanu Gupta travels back into the history of the Right-wing movements in India, from their ideological origins to the evolution of their nationalist idea, bringing together a comprehensive study of not just BJP as a political party but of an ideological entity which defines the nationalist movement in the country like never before.
21. The book of gutsy women : favorite stories of courage and resilience / Hillary Rodham  Clinton  and  Chelsea  Clinton  .-  New  York:  Simon  and  Schuster,  2019. (111189)
Abstract: Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them--women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book. So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic -- they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right. To us, they are all gutsy women -- leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it's that the world needs gutsy women.
22. D-Day : the World War II invasion that changed history / Deborah Hopkinson .- New York: Scholastic focus, 2018. (111190)
Abstract:  The World War Two invasion known as D-Day was one of the largest military endeavors in history. It involved years of planning, total secrecy and not only soldiers but also sailors, paratroopers and many specialists. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the contributions of key players in D-Day in a masterful tapestry of official documents, personal narratives and archival photos to provide an action-packed and authentic account.
23. Fighting for peace in Somalia : a history and analysis of the African union mission (AMISOM), 2007-2017 /  Paul D. Williams .- United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2019. (111191)
Abstract:  Fighting for Peace in Somalia provides the first comprehensive analysis of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an operation deployed in 2007 to stabilize the country and defend its fledgling government from one of the world's deadliest militant organizations, Harakat al-Shabaab. The book's two parts provide a history of the mission from its genesis in an earlier, failed regional initiative in 2005 up to mid-2017, as well as an analysis of the mission's six most challenges, namely, logistics, security sector reform, civilian protection, strategic communications, stabilization, and developing a successful exit strategy. These issues are all central to the broader debates about how to design effective peace operations in Africa and beyond. AMISOM was remarkable in several respects: it would become the African Union's (AU) largest peace operation by a considerable margin deploying over 22,000 soldiers; it became the longest running mission under AU command and control, outlasting the nearest contender by over seven years; it also became the AU's most expensive operation, at its peak costing approximately US$1 billion per year; and, sadly, AMISOM became the AU's deadliest mission. Although often referred to as a peacekeeping operation, AMISOM's troops were given a range of daunting tasks that went well beyond the realm of peacekeeping, including VIP protection, war-fighting, counterinsurgency, stabilization, and state-building as well as supporting electoral processes and facilitating humanitarian assistance. Tana Forum Annual Book Launch 2019 Winner.
24. Gandhi Hinduism : the struggle against Jinnah's Islam / M.J. Akbar .- India: Bloomsbury India, 2020. (111193)
Abstract: Gandhi, a devout Hindu, believed faith could nurture the civilizational harmony of India, a land where every religion had flourished. Jinnah, a political Muslim rather than a practicing believer, was determined to carve up a syncretic subcontinent in the name of Islam. His confidence came from a wartime deal with Britain, embodied in the 'August Offer' of 1940. Gandhi's strength lay in ideological commitment which was, in the end, ravaged by the communal violence that engineered partition. The price of this epic confrontation, paid by the people, has stretched into generations.
25. George Marshall : defender of the Republic / David L. Roll .- New York: Dutton Caliber, 2019. (111194)
Abstract: The extraordinary career of George catlett marshall-america's most distinguished soldier-statesman since George washington-whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world Wars and helped define the American century. "Enthralling."-Andrew Roberts  ·  "important."-William I.  Hitchcock ·  "majestic."-Susan page · "engrossing."-Andrew J. Bacevich· "judicious."-Walter Isaacson· "definitive."- Kirkus Winston Churchill called him world War II's "organizer of victory." Harry Truman said he was "the greatest military man that this country ever produced." today, in our era of failed leadership, few lives are more worthy of renewed examination than Marshall and his fifty years of loyal service to the defense of his nation and its values. Even as a young Officer he was heralded as a genius, a reputation that grew when in WWI he planned and executed a night-time movement of more than a half million troops from one battlefield to another that led to the armistice. Between the Wars he helped modernize combat training, and re-staffed the U.S. Army's Officer Corps with the men who would lead in the next decades. But as WWII loomed, it was the role of Army chief of Staff in which Marshall's intellect and backbone were put to the test, when his blind commitment to duty would run up against the realities of Washington politics. Long seen as a stoic, almost statuesque figure, he emerges in these pages as a man both remarkable and deeply human, thanks to newly discovered sources. Set against the backdrop of five major conflicts-two world Wars, Palestine,  Korea,  and  the  Cold  war-marshall's  education  in  military,  diplomatic,  and political power, replete with their nuances and ambiguities, runs parallel with America's emergence as a global superpower. The result is a defining account of one of our most consequential leaders.
26. Harmony Amidst Disharmony : the International  framework / Fali S. Nariman .- New Delhi: Hay House Publisher India, 2020. (111195)
Abstract: We live in a fast moving world of abbreviations and contractions. “International Commercial Arbitration” has been shortened and is now known by the acronym ICA. Once simply characterized as “a device designed to enmesh the legal system with the justice of the case”, it has now become a complicated overburdened activity with too much law, too little justice, too much rhetoric and too little reform. Several years ago, the community practising International   commercial arbitration was advised to avoid “the fate of the dinosaur” with Sir Michael Mustill (later Lord Mustill) adding: “Nobody has yet discovered why the dinosaurs became extinct, but it is a reasonable surmise that their bulk was a significant factor. It would be a pity if arbitration went the same way. This is unlikely to happen, but it is at least worth asking whether a course of slimming might be in order.” General Charles de Gaulle (president of France from 1959 to 1969) was also a master of the spoken word. What he once said (in French) was equally eloquent in English: “One must not confuse the light breezes of fashion with  the winds of history.” In the sphere of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), “the winds of history” have been traditionally with arbitration. But the practice of, and experimentation in, new forms of dispute resolution (particularly in the first two decades of the 21st century), shows that the winds of history are a changing.
27. Imperialism and the developing world : how Britain and the United States shaped the  global  periphery  /  Atul  Kohli  .-  New  Delhi:  Oxford  University  Press,  2020. (111196)
Abstract: How did Western imperialism shape the developing world? In imperialism and the developing world, Atul Kohli tackles this Question by analysing British and American influence on Asia, Africa, the middle East, and Latin America from the age of the British East India Company to the most recent U.S. War in Iraq. He argues that both Britain and the U.S. Expanded to enhance their National economic prosperity, and shows how Anglo- American expansionism hurt economic development in poor parts of the world. To clarify the causes and consequences of modern imperialism, Kohli first explains that there are two kinds of empires and analysis The dynamics of both. Imperialism can refer to a formal, colonial empire such as Britain in the 19th century or an informal empire, wielding significant influence but not territorial control, such as the U.S. In the 20th century. Kohli contends that both have repeatedly undermined the prospects of steady economic progress in the global periphery, though to different degrees. Time and again, the pursuit of their own National economic prosperity led Britain and the U.S. To expand into peripheral areas of the  world.  Limiting  the  sovereignty of  other  states-and  poor  and  weak  states  on  the periphery in particular-was the main method of imperialism. For the British and American empires, this tactic ensured that peripheral economies would stay open and accessible to Anglo-American economic interests. Loss of sovereignty, however, greatly hurt the life chances of people living in Asia, The middle East, Africa, and Latin America. As Kohli lays bare, sovereignty is an economic asset; it is a precondition for the emergence of states that can foster prosperous and inclusive industrial societies.
28. Incredible India 2.0 : synergies for growth and Governance / Amitabh Kant .- New Delhi: Rupa Publications India, 2019. (111197)
Abstract: In incredible India 2.0, Amitabh Kant covers a wide range of aspects that India must achieve to become a world-leading nation. From developing clusters that foster productivity and innovation, thereby making India The global hub for seamlessly doing business, to creating an ecosystem of shared mobility to become a critical enabler of growth in urban areas, to the manner in which the aspirational district programme is forging the first step to ensuring a nationally inclusive development strategy, these developments show the extent of the path-breaking solutions for key sectors that can emerge as the cornerstone for India’s future growth. These unique and focused ideas form a ready reference not just for young minds, but will also enthuse and inspire future leaders of this great country on their journey to make India a global powerhouse.
29. India Nigeria experience in combating terrorism / Edited by BK Sharma and Narender Kumar .- New Delhi: Pentagon Press LLP, 2020. (111198)
Abstract: The United Service Institution of India (USI) and the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) have taken an initiative to collaborate to document experiences and methodology of dealing with the terrorism and insurgencies in their respective nations. India and Nigeria are dealing with the violent extremism, secessionist movements and insurgencies due to economic, political and social reasons. Both nations have suffered economically and the conflicts are affecting internal harmony and social fabric of the states. The challenge to the governments is to restore peace, harmony and economic development. The overall objective of the joint study is to learn the lessons from the Indian and Nigerian experiences of dealing with the violent extremism, insurgency and militancy. It is a benchmark study that gives a profound and ringside view to the academicians and practitioners across the globe to deal with emerging threats from terrorism and insurgencies.
30. India's founding moment : the Constitution of a most surprising democracy / Madhav  Khosla  .-  Cambrige,  Massachusetts:  Harvard  University  Press,  2020. (111199)
Abstract: Britain’s justification for colonial rule in India stressed the impossibility of Indian self-government. And the empire did its best to ensure this was the case, impoverishing Indian subjects and doing little to improve their socioeconomic reality. So when independence came, the cultivation of democratic citizenship was a foremost challenge. Madhav Khosla explores the means India’s founders used to foster a democratic ethos. They knew the people would need to learn ways of citizenship, but the path to education did not lie in rule by a superior class of men, as the British insisted. Rather, it rested on the creation of a self-sustaining politics. The makers of the Indian Constitution instituted universal suffrage amid poverty, illiteracy, social heterogeneity, and centuries of tradition. They crafted a constitutional system that could respond to the problem of democratization under the most inhospitable conditions. On January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution the  longest in  the  world came  into  effect.  More  than  half  of  the  world’s constitutions have been written in the past three decades. Unlike the constitutional revolutions of the late eighteenth century, these contemporary revolutions have occurred in countries characterized by low levels of economic growth and education, where voting populations are deeply divided by race, religion, and ethnicity. And these countries have democratized at once, not gradually. The events and ideas of India’s Founding Moment offer a natural reference point for these nations where democracy and constitutionalism have arrived simultaneously, and they remind us of the promise and challenge of self-rule today.
31. India Rising :  a multilayered analysis of ideas, interests, and institutions / Edited by Johannes Plagemann, Sandra Destradi, Amrita Narlikar .- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2020. (111200)
Abstract: India Rising unpacks the country’s approach to global Governance by systematically considering three potential factors—ideas, interests, and institutions—that have an impact on India’s foreign policy making. The editors and contributors of this volume examine possible explanations for India’s varying compliance with global regimes and its contributions to the development and change of those regimes in areas such as nuclear non-proliferation, maritime security, counter-terrorism, cyber-Governance, democracy promotion, climate change, and trade policy. The book also discusses how India is globally perceived in differing ways: as a hub of diplomatic interaction and as a difficult negotiator with a frequently inflexible stance. Looking at the prime ministerial years of Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi’s first term, it examines India’s often ambivalent approach to global Governance and foreign policy making in the backdrop of its image as a rising global power. It thus seeks to answer the primary question: What drives rising India’s conduct on the world stage?
32. Insurgent Empire : Anticolonial   Resistance and British dissent / Priyamvada Gopal .- New Delhi: Simon and Schuster, 2019. (111201)
Abstract: How rebellious colonies changed British attitudes to empire. Insurgent Empire shows how Britain’s enslaved and colonial subjects were active agents in their own liberation. What is more, they shaped British ideas of freedom and emancipation back in the United Kingdom. Priyamvada Gopal examines a century of dissent on the question of empire and shows how British critics of empire were influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies, from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. In addition, a pivotal role in fomenting resistance was played by anticolonial campaigners based in London, right at the heart of empire. Much has been written on how colonized peoples took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. Insurgent Empire sets the record straight in demonstrating that these people were much more than victims of imperialism or, subsequently, the passive beneficiaries of an enlightened British conscience—they were insurgents whose legacies shaped and benefited the nation that once oppressed them.
33. ISIS Propaganda : a full-spectrum extremist message / Edited by Stephane J. Baele, Katharine A. Boyd and Travis G. Coan .- New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. (111202)
Abstract: This book offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the Islamic State's use of propaganda. Combining a range of different theoretical perspectives from across the social sciences, and using rigorous methods, the authors trace the origins of the Islamic State's message, laying bare the strategic logic guiding its evolution, examining each of its multi-media components, and showing how these elements work together to radicalize audiences'  worldviews.  This  volume  highlights  the  challenges  that  this  sort  of  "full- spectrum propaganda" raises for counter terrorism forces. It is not only a one-stop resource for any analyst of IS and Salafi-jihadism, but also a rich contribution to the study of text and visual propaganda, radicalization and political violence, and International security.
34.  Israel  has  a  Jewish  problem  :  self-determination  as  self-elimination  /  Joyce Dalsheim .- New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. (111203)
Abstract: The long-standing debate about whether the State of Israel can be both Jewish and democratic raises important questions about the rights of Palestinian Arabs. In Israel Has a Jewish Problem, Joyce Dalsheim argues that this debate obscures another issue: Can the Jewish state protect the right to be Jewish, whatever form that "being" might take? Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, she investigates that question by looking at ways in which Jewish citizens of Israel struggle to be Jewish within the confines of a Jewish state. She focuses on everyday experiences, on public interpretations of the possibilities of being Jewish in the context of state policy, and on media representations of conflicts between Jewish citizens over social, religious, and political issues. Despite Israel's claim that every religious community "is free, by law and in practice, to exercise its faith, observe its holidays ... and administer its internal affairs," Israel is foundationally a Jewish state. It privileges Orthodox regulation of who will be considered a Jew, of marriage and family law, and of conversion. This arrangement, and the constant tensions it has produced over the years, is often understood as a compromise between secular and religious political factions. But this religious-secular framing conceals broader patterns inherent in nationalist projects more generally. Using insights from Franz Kafka's writing as a theoretical lens through which the ethnographic data can be viewed, Dalsheim interrogates the relationship between nationalism and religion, asking what kinds of liberation have been achieved by Jews in the Jewish State. Ultimately the book argues, in a Kafkaesque reversal of the liberatory promise of national sovereignty, that national self-determination involves collective self-elimination.
35. Kashmir : a journey through history / Garry Weare .- New Delhi: Niyogi Books, 2020. (111204)
Abstract: Kashmir a journey through history will appeal to the armchair traveller and history buff. Neither an academic tome nor a guidebook, it describes how kashmir—ringed by snow-capped peaks—has attracted pilgrims and Sufis, armies and traders, traveller and adventurers, over the centuries, who embraced the crisp mountain air, a world away from the soaring heat of the Indian plains. Weare creates engaging story lines that capture the passage of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic influences which have shaped Kashmir’s rich cultural history. The book traces the journey of the region from its ancient times to the present, with chapters highlighting periods in history, such as the role of the Mughal emperors who created over 700 resplendent gardens and patronised the fine pashmina shawls that were to grace the palaces of India and Europe. The treaty of Amritsar signed by the British East India Company and Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu, in 1846, created the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir state forged more through political ambition than cultural design. It was a time when Kashmir became part of the great game, where intrepid British explorers kept a watchful eye on the state’s borders. In October 1947 Kashmir’s political  future  came  to  a  head  when  Maharaja  Hari  Singh  signed  the  instrument of accession to India. Since then Kashmir has been subject to decades of instability along with years battling insurgency as it continues on its long walk to normalcy. Featuring over 120 inspiring images and packed with nuggets of information, Kashmir: a journey through history takes the reader on a fascinating voyage through a land that has inspired poets and emperors, writers and explorers, through the ages.
36. Lal Bahadur Shastri : politics and beyond / Sandeep Shastri .- New Delhi: Rupa Publications India, 2019. (111205)
Abstract: Famous for the inspiring slogan, ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’, Lal Bahadur Shastri prime Ministership saw India ensuring respect for the farmer and the soldier. In his brief yet eventful tenure of nineteen months, he resolved some of the most contentious problems facing the country, by taking all segments of society along. The book takes a closer look at his pioneering efforts at ensuring self-sufficiency in foodgrains by ushering in the Green revolution. As the inspiration behind the original ‘surgical strikes’, it also highlights the laudatory  manner  in  which  Shastri  motivated  the  soldiers  to  effectively  respond  to Pakistan’s military adventurism, by giving the Green signal to the military to enter Pakistani soil. Insightful, thought-provoking, and written in a lucid style by one of India’s most respected political commentators, Lal Bahadur Shastri focuses on the leader greatest strengths—integrity, humility, simplicity and a self-effacing nature.
37. The Magnificent Diwan : the life and times of Sir Salar Jung I / Bakhtiar K. Dadabhoy .- India: Penguin Random House India, 2020. (111206)
Abstract: The Magnificent Diwan is the definitive biography of arguably India's most influential and powerful statesman of the nineteenth century. Drawing on extensive archival material, this is a compelling account of the life and times of a remarkable Indian who, as diwan or prime minister, decisively shaped Hyderabad's political and economic history for nearly three decades in the second half of the nineteenth century. It was Salar Jung who, by his reforms of the medieval oligarchy that was Hyderabad, ushered the state into the modern era. This account is not merely a chronicle of his life but also a history of Hyderabad-both social and governmental-and gives the reader an encompassing view of the man who has been called the founder of modern Hyderabad. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, this biography introduces Sir Salar Jung I to a new generation, even as it rekindles the memory of a man who has become the victim of collective amnesia.
38. Making China Modern : from the great Qing to Xi Jinping / Klaus Muhlhahn .- Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Pressof Harvard University Press, 2019. (111207)
Abstract: A panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience through war and rebellion, disease and famine, that Rewrites China's history for a new generation. It is tempting to attribute China's recent ascendance to changes in political leadership and economic policy. Making China modern teaches otherwise. Moving beyond the standard framework of cold War competition and National resurgence, Klaus muhlhahn situates twenty-first-century China in the nation's long history of creative adaptation. In the mid-eighteenth century, when the Qing empire reached the height of its power, China dominated a third of the world's population and managed its largest economy. But as the opium Wars threatened the nation's sovereignty from without and the taiping rebellion ripped apart its social fabric from  within,  China  found  itself  verging  on  free  fall.  A  network  of  family  relations, economic interdependence, institutional innovation, and structures of Governance allowed citizens to regain their footing in a convulsing world. In China's drive to reclaim regional centrality, its leaders looked outward as well as inward, at industrial developments and International  markets offering new ways to thrive. This dynamic legacy of overcoming adversity and weakness is apparent today in China's triumphs-but also in its most
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