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Recent Addition, November-December 2016
1. Handbook of US-China relations / Tan, Andrew T.H. Ed. - USA: Edward Elgar, 2016.
Abstract: This Handbook addresses the key questions surrounding US-China relations: What are the historical and contemporarycontexts that underpin this complex relationship? How has the strategic rivalry between the two evolved? What are the key flashpoints in their relationship? What are the key security issues between the two powers? The international contributors explore the historical, political, economic, military, and international and regional spheres on the US-China relationship. The topics they discuss include human rights, Chinese public perception of the United States, US-China strategic rivalry, China's defence build-up and cyber war.
02. How China escapes the poverty trap / Ang, Yuen - London: Cornell University Press, 2016
Abstract:The book offers the most complete synthesis to date of the numerous interacting forces that have shaped China’s dramatic makeover and the problems it faces today. Looking beyond China, Ang also traces the coevolutionary sequence of development in late medieval Europe, antebellum United States, and contemporary Nigeria, and finds surprising parallels among these otherwise disparate cases.
03.  How to choose a leader: Machiavelli's advice to citizens / Viroli, Maurizio- Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016
Abstract:  Demolishing popular misconceptions that Machiavelli is a cynical realist, the book shows that he believes republics can't survive, let alone thrive, without leaders who are virtuous as well as effective. Among much other valuable advice, Machiavelli says that voters should pick leaders who put the common good above narrower interests and who make fighting corruption a priority, and he explains why the best way to recognize true leaders is to carefully examine their past actions and words. On display throughout are the special insights that Machiavelli gained from long, direct knowledge of real political life, the study of history, and reflection on the political thinkers of antiquity. 
04. India and the world: essays on geoeconomics and foreign policy / Baru, Sanjaya - New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2016
Abstract:  In 2016 India became the world's fastest growing large economy, overtaking China. India's resurgence has renewed global interest in the geopolitical implications of India's economic rise. The book explores India's evolving geoeconomic relations with the West and with Asia, particularly China, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008-09. These essays analyse the influence of business and trade on foreign policy, India's approach to multilateralism and the relevance of regional trade integration for the Indian economy and South Asia. The essays were written after Baru served a term in the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi as a key advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during India's negotiation of a civil nuclear energy agreement with the United States. They show the author's intimate knowledge of India's external economic policies, acquired from his vantage position as an influential newspaper editor and an advisor to the Prime Minister.
05.  India and world war II: war, armed forces, and society, 1939-45 / Roy, Kaushik
- New York: Oxford university Press, 2016
Abstract: The present monograph is a study of the Indian armed forces during the Second World War. This monograph is a corrective to the cultural studies approach of totally neglecting blood and gore. Rather than merely providing a chronological account of military operations, combat dynamics is integrated with the social and cultural contexts. Tools, ideas and institutions of violence have been fused with the social fabric and the cultural context. An attempt has been made to evaluate the combat effectiveness of the Indian armed forces. The focus is on leadership at the levels of brigades, battalions and platoons and the lethal technology they used in the different terrains of Malay and Burma. Further, soldiers’ views of combat, military life and the home front are also included.
06.  India Conquered: Britain's Raj and the passion of empire / Wilson, Jon
- London: Simon & Schuster, 2016
Abstract:  For the century and a half before the Second World War, Britain dominated the Indian subcontinent. Britain’s East India Company ruled enclaves of land in South Asia for a century and a half before that. For these 300 years, conquerors and governors projected themselves as heroes and improvers. The British public were sold an image of British authority and virtue. But beneath the veneer of pomp and splendour, British rule in India was anxious, fragile and fostered chaos. Britain’s Indian empire was built by people who wanted to make enough money to live well back in Britain, to avoid humiliation and danger, to put their narrow professional expertise into practice. The institutions they created, from law courts to railway lines, were de-signed to protect British power without connecting with the people they ruled. The result was a precarious regime that provided Indian society with no leadership and which oscillated between paranoid pa-ralysis and occasional moments of extreme violence.
07.  India-Pakistan nuclear diplomacy: constructivism and the prospects for puclear arms control and disarmament in South Asia / Carranza, Mario E. – London : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
Abstract:  This study brings nuclear arms control and disarmament back into the debates on the future of Indo-Pakistani relations. Constructivism recognizes the independent impact of international norms, such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Norm (NNPN), on India and Pakistan's nuclear behavior. Even though the NNPN does not legally bind them, it is reinforced at the global level, and may lead the South Asian rivals to move in the direction of nuclear arms control and disarmament, thus reducing the costs, dangers, and risks of an eternal strategic rivalry. After examining the main tenets of constructivism in international relations, the works delves into the proliferation debate, discussing nuclear reversal and U.S. policy toward the subcontinent since the G. W. Bush administration.
08.  Inside campaigns: elections through the eyes of political professionals / Feltus, William J. - London: Sage, 2017
Abstract: The book introduces central factors that drive U.S election outcomes through the eyes of campaign managers. The authors, recognised experts in their field, draw on lessons learned by approximately 150 campaign managers to reveal what drives public opinion and voter turnout. The sample is evenly balanced between Democrats and Republicans and will give students a unique and valuable insight into how campaigns operate.
09. Inside Xinjing: Space, place and power in China's Muslim far northwest / Hayes, Anna and Clarke, Michael - London: Routledge, 2016
Abstract:The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is China’s largest province, shares borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and Mongolia, and possesses a variety of natural resources, including oil. The tensions between ethnic Muslim Uyghurs and the growing number of Han Chinese in Xinjiang have recently increased, occasionally breaking out into violence. At the same time as being a potential troublespot for China, the province is of increasing strategic significance as China’s gateway to Central Asia whose natural resources are of increasing importance to China. This book focuses in particular on what life is like in Xinjiang for the diverse population that lives there.
10.  Inspirations of a nation tribute to 25 Singaporean South Asians / Nag, Abhijit - London: World Scientific, 2016
Abstract:This book pays tribute to 25 Singaporean South Asians who pioneered and excelled in their respective fields from 1950 to 2015. It is meant to be a 'quick take' on 25 Singaporean South Asian personalities, across a broad spectrum of professions and activities, who believed in the value and virtue of service to the community and gave the best of themselves. They had a sense of mission in their professions, dedicated to what they were doing and fostered a sense of community and nation. Many of them laid foundations that triggered the transformation of the island, including sportspeople whose records have stood the test of time.
11.  Intelligence and information policy for national security: key terms and concepts / Goldman, Jan and Maret , Susan - London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
Abstract:This comprehensive resource defines key terms of the theoretical, conceptual, and organizational aspects of intelligence and national security information policy. It explains security classifications, surveillance, risk, technology, as well as intelligence operations, strategies, boards and organizations, and methodologies. It also defines terms created by the U.S. legislative, regulatory, and policy process, and routinized by various branches of the U.S. government. These terms pertain to federal procedures, policies, and practices involving the information life cycle, national security controls over information, and collection and analysis of intelligence information.
12.  The International diplomacy of Israel's founders: deception at the united nations in the quest for palestine / Quigley, John - New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016
Abstract: The book provides a revisionist account of the founding of Israel by exposing the misrepresentations and false assurances of Zionist diplomats during this formative period of Israeli history. By comparing diplomatic statements at the United Nations and elsewhere against the historical record, it sheds new light on the legacies of such leaders as Chaim Weizmann, David Ben Gurion, Abba Eban, and Shabtai Rosenne. Including coverage of little-discussed moments in early Israeli history, this book offers an important new perspective for anyone interested in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
13.  International organizations and the rise of ISIL: global responses to human security threats / Silander, Daniel Ed. - London: Routledge, 2017
Abstract:This study explores the relationships between the Global-Regional Partnership, the United Nations and nine organizations in their attempt to deal with the challenges presented by ISIL. Each organization is analyzed in terms of how it has responded in the past and how it is now responding to the ISIL threat based on three perspectives; resource capacities (military, political, economic, technological, normative); willingness and readiness; and impediments to capacity and abilities. The overall aim is to discern what capacities and abilities international organizations have to protect state and human security and prevent civilians from mass atrocities inflicted by ISIL forces.
14.  Iran's nuclear program and international law: from confrontation to accord / Joyner, Daniel H. - New York: Oxford University Press, 2016
Abstract:This book provides an international legal analysis of the most important questions regarding Iran's nuclear program since 2002. Setting these legal questions in their historical and diplomatic context, this book aims to clarify how the relevant sources of international law - including primarily the 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and IAEA treaty law - should be properly applied in the context of the Iran case. It provides an instructional case study of the application of these sources of international law, the lessons which can be applied to inform both the on-going legal and diplomatic dynamics surrounding the Iran nuclear dispute itself, as well as similar future cases.
15.  Iran without borders: towards a critique of the postcolonial nation / Dabashi, Hamid - London: Verso, 2016
Abstract: The book the acclaimed cultural critic and scholar of Iranian history author traces the evolution of this worldly culture from the eighteenth century to the present day, journeying through social and intellectual movements, and the lives of writers, artists and public intellectuals who articulated the idea of Iran on a transnational public sphere. Many left their homeland—either physically or emotionally—and imagined it from places as far-flung as Istanbul, Cairo, Calcutta, Paris, or New York, but together they forged a nation as worldly as it is multifarious.
16. Iraq: people, history, politics / Stansfield, Gareth - London: Polity, 2016
Abstract: The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the political, societal, and economic dynamics that have governed Iraq’s modern development. Situating recent events within a longer historical timeframe, this book is a must–read for anyone wanting to understand the deep histories that underpin the contemporary politics of this war–torn and troubled state.
17.  ISIS: battling the menace/ Cockburn , Patrick: Mango Media, 2016
Abstract:The book provides unique insights into the Islamic State scourge. He traces the origin of ISIS, confronts the horror of its methods, and details its threat to the Middle East and the world at large through a series of his articles published by The Independent.
18. Islam and competing nationalisms in the middle east, 1876-1926 / Soleimani, Kamal - New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Abstract: This book demonstrates that neither nationalism nor religion can be studied in isolation in the Middle East. Religious interpretation, like other systems of meaning-production, is affected by its historical and political contexts, and the processes of interpretation and religious translation bleed into the institutional discourses and processes of nation-building. This book calls into question the foundational epistemologies of the nation-state by centering on the pivotal and intimate role Islam played in the emergence of the nation-state, showing the entanglements and reciprocities of nationalism and religious thought as they played out in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Middle East.
19.  Journey after midnight: India, Canada and the road beyond / Dosanjh, Ujjal
- New Delhi: Speaking Tiger, 2016
Abstract:The author  writes about life in rural Punjab in the 1950s and early ’60s; the Indian immigrant experience—from the late nineteenth century to the present day—in the UK and Canada; post-Independence politics in Punjab and the Punjabi diaspora; and the inner workings of the democratic process in Canada, one of the world’s more cosmopolitan and egalitarian nations. He also writes, with unusual candour, about his dual identity as a first-generation immigrant, and the feeling of being a fugitive from the many battles of the land of his birth.
20.  The Levant in turmoil: sriya, palestine, and the transformation of middle eastern politics / Beck, Martin, Ed. - New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Abstract:Since the early weeks of the so-called Arab Spring, high hopes for democratic, social, and political change in the Middle East have been met with varying degrees of frustration. In the sub-region of the Levant, regional uprisings have turned to violent conflict in places such as Syria, Iraq, and the Gaza Strip. In Syria, popular unrest has caused enormous human suffering in one of the most brutal civil wars the region ever has witnessed, yet the international community has shown an appalling inability to act. Taking the war in Syria as its central point of reference, this book raises the question of whether the developments in the Levant might lead not only to processes of regime change, but also to a fundamental alteration of its entire state system.
21.  Minorities and representation in American politics / Herrick, Rebekah
- London: Sage, 2017
Abstract:This book reflects a wider array of minority groups than most texts, and the diversity within each group. Using a framework based on four types of representation-descriptive, formalistic, symbolic, and substantive- Rebekah Herrick delves into the very definition of a minority group in politics: one that is under-represented.
22.  The Modi doctrine: new paradigms in India's foreign policy / Ganguly, Anirban Ed. - New Delhi: Wisdom Tree, 2016
Abstract:States today are far more engaged in diplomacy than ever before, actively building relations with other states to harness their mutual commercial and cultural strengths. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outlook to global affairs is no different, yet there is a nuanced approach in linking India’s foreign policy to domestic transformation. While on the one hand, his policies seek to attract foreign capital, technology and open foreign markets for Indian products, on the other, they are geared towards regional stability, peace and prosperity. All events are texts to be analysed and the authors in this volume do so but emphatically underline that India’s diplomacy under Modi has got a go-getting edge, that it is no longer foreign anymore but a matter of public affairs and that with Modi at the helm, India is set to leverage its role and make itself a ‘diplomatic superpower’.
23.  Mother, where's my country?: looking for light in the darkness of Manipur / Bhonsle, Anubha - New Delhi: Speaking Tiger, 2016
Abstract: The author examines the tangled and tragic history of Manipur, and of much of India's North East. Through the story of Irom Sharmila-on a protest fast since 2000-and many others who have fallen victim to violence or despair or stood up to fight for peace and justice, she shows us an entire society ravaged by insurgency and counter-insurgency operations, corruption and ethnic rivalries. Drawing upon extensive interviews with personnel of the Indian army and intelligence agencies, politicians and bureaucrats, leaders of insurgent groups, Irom Sharmila and her family and ordinary people across Manipur, Anubha Bhonsle has produced a compelling and necessary book on the North East, the Indian state, identity politics and the enormous human cost of conflict
24- Myanmar: reintegrating into the international community / Chenyang, Li
Li Chenyang - London: World Scientific, 2016
Abstract:This book is based on papers presented at an international conference on Myanmar held at Yunnan University, China in 2014. Based on their long-term observation and studies, experts from China, Laos, Myanmar, Germany, Singapore and the US share their opinions on Myanmar's domestic reform and foreign relations, as well as the current situation and future prospect. This book contributes to better understanding of Myanmar in its dramatic political and social transition.
25.  New explorations into international relations: democracy, foreign investment, terrorism, and conflict / Choi, Seung-Whan- Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2016
Abstract:This book addresses a range of issues surrounding the search for scientific truths in the study of international conflict and international political economy. Unlike empirical studies in other disciplines, says Seung-Whan Choi, many political studies seem more competent at presenting theoretical conjecture and hypotheses than they are at performing rigorous empirical analyses. When we study global issues like democratic institutions, flows of foreign direct investment, international terrorism, civil wars, and international conflict, we often uncritically adopt established theoretical frameworks and research designs. The natural assumption is that well-known and widely cited studies, once ingrained within the tradition of the discipline, should not be challenged or refuted.
26. The new politics of Russia: interpreting change / Monaghan, Andrew- UK: Manchester University Press, 2016
The author explains the importance of 'getting Russia right', and not simply accepting dominant political narratives that focus on the theme of Russia's historical progress towards democracy, and more recently, on the increasing turn towards authoritarianism, and the major obstacle posed by President Vladimir Putin to Russia's development and reform. The book reflects on the evolution of Russia studies since the end of the Cold War, offering a robust critique of the mainstream view of Russia. It goes on to place the Ukraine crisis within a broader historical framework and considers the ongoing evolution in Russian domestic politics. The book also explores the relationship between the West and Russia, charting the development of relations and investigating causes of the increasingly obvious sense of strategic dissonance.
27. The new power politics: networks and transnational security governance / Avanat, Deborah Ed. and Westerwinter, Oliver - New York: Oxford University Press, 2016
Abstract:The book offers a framework for understanding contemporary security governance and its variation. The framework rests on a fresh view of power and how it works in global politics. Though power is integral to governance, it is something that emerges from, and depends on, relationships. Thus, power is dynamic; it is something that governors must continually cultivate with a wide range of consequential global players, and how a governor uses power in one situation can have consequences for her future relationships, and thus, future power.
28.  The New Russian nationalism: imperialism, ethnicity and authoritarianism 2000-15 / Kolsto, Pal  and Blakkisruo, Helge - UK: Edinburgh, 2016
Abstract:This book provides an up-to-date survey of Russian nationalism as a political, social and intellectual phenomenon by leading Western and Russian experts in the field of nationalism studies. It includes case studies on migrantophobia; the relationship between nationalism and religion; nationalism in the media; nationalism and national identity in economic policy; nationalism in the strategy of the Putin regime as well as a survey-based study of nationalism in public opinion.
29.  The next democracy?: the possibility of popular control / Milligan, Tony
- London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
Abstract:This book considers the viability of a populist conception of democratic organization, which puts power into the hands of ordinary citizens. Examining contemporary and classic theory to contextualize the critique of existing systems, the book goes on to explore alternative arrangements tested out by activists, eco-protestors and anti-capitalists – from the recent Occupy agenda to Gandhi’s experiments in alternative living. Milligan confronts the practical challenges posed by these systems of direct democracy and discusses the considerable difficulties of scaling up and sustaining them in state-level contexts. Whilst the book concedes that such concerns are genuine, it argues that a theory of generalized direct democracy can shake off its utopian aspirations and become a legitimate alternative for the future.
30. Outsourcing war: the just war tradition in the age of military privatization / Eckert, Amy E. - New Delhi: Speaking Tiger, 2016.
Abstract:The author examines the ethical implications involved in the widespread use of PMCs, and in particular questions whether they can fit within customary ways of understanding the ethical prosecution of warfare. Her concern is with the ius in bello (right conduct in war) strand of just war theory. Just war theorizing is generally built on the assumption that states, and states alone, wield a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. Who holds responsibility for the actions of PMCs? What ethical standards might they be required to observe? How might deviations from such standards be punished? The privatization of warfare poses significant challenges because of its reliance on a statist view of the world. Eckert argues that the tradition of just war theory?which predates the international system of states?can evolve to apply to this changing world order.
31.  Pakistan's inter-services intelligence directorate: covert action and internal operations / Sirrs, Owen L. - London: Routledge, 2017
Abstract:This book is the first comprehensive study of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI). The rise of Pakistan-backed religious extremist groups in Afghanistan, India, and Central Asia has focused international attention on Pakistan’s premier intelligence organization and covert action advocate, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate or ISI. While ISI is regarded as one of the most powerful government agencies in Pakistan today, surprisingly little has been written about it from an academic perspective. This book addresses critical gaps in our understanding of this agency, including its domestic security mission, covert backing of the Afghan Taliban, and its links to al-Qa’ida.
32. The perfect dictatorship: China in the 21st century / Ringen, Stein - Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2016
Abstract:The Chinese system is like no other known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving. The author concludes that under the new leadership of Xi Jinping, the system of government has been transformed into a new regime radically harder and more ideological than the legacy of Deng Xiaoping. China is less strong economically and more dictatorial politically than the world has wanted to believe.
33.  The Political economy of China-Latin America relations in the millennium: brave new world / Myers, Margaret and Wise, Carol - London: Routledge, 2017
Abstract:This book, author examine the political and economic forces that have underpinned Chinese engagement in the region, as well as the ways in which these forces have shaped economic sectors and policy-making in Latin America. The contributors begin with a review of developments in cross-Pacific statecraft, including the role of private, state-level, sub-national, and extra-regional actors that have influenced China-Latin America engagement in recent years. Part two of the book examines the variety of Latin American development trajectories borne of China’s growing global presence. Contributors analyse the effects of Chinese engagement on specific economic sectors, clusters (the LAC emerging economies), and sub-regions (Central America, the Southern Cone of South America, and the Andean region). Individual case studies draw out these themes.
34. Post-western world: how emerging powers are remaking global order / Stuenkel, Oliver - London: Polity, 2016
Abstract:The author argues that our understanding of global order and predictions about its future are limited because we seek to imagine the post-Western world from a parochial Western-centric perspective. Such a view is increasingly inadequate in a world where a billions of people regard Western rule as a temporary aberration, and the rise of Asia as a return to normalcy. In reality, China and other rising powers that elude the simplistic extremes of either confronting or joining existing order are quietly building a "parallel order" which complements today's international institutions and increases rising powers' autonomy. Combining accessibility with expert sensitivity to the complexities of the global shift of power, Stuenkel's vision of a post-Western world will be core reading for students and scholars of contemporary international affairs, as well as anyone interested in the future of global politics.
35.  Power in the international investment framework / Gwynn, Maria A. - New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Abstract:This book offers a unique analysis of bilateral investment treaties (BITs). By developing a new, power-focused paradigm for understanding the international investment framework, the author illustrates why there was no paradoxical behaviour when developing countries agreed to the BIT regime, and what has spurred their reaction against it now. She also examines how attempts to regulate investment at a multilateral level have failed, and why the rules of the framework are evolving. Inspired by the work of Susan Strange, Gwynn fills a significant lacuna in our understanding of these issues by demonstrating how power determines the actions of all those involved.
36.  Protection against unfair competition in the WTO TRIPS agreement: the scope and prospects of article robis of the pairs convention for the protection of industrial property / Riffel, Christian - Boston: Brill Nijhoff, 2016
Abstract:The author offers an account of the potential which Article 10bis of the Paris Convention has for the world trading system. In particular, the author explores what hard law obligations emerge and examines a possible application to unsettled issues, such as core labour standards and traditional knowledge. Article 10bis embodies unfair competition law in a nutshell. The TRIPS Agreement incorporates this Article into the World Trade Organization, thus making unfair competition law a discipline of international trade law. By providing an effective enforcement mechanism against unfair competition, the WTO upholds honest practices in the course of trade, alleviating enforcement deficits in other areas of international law."
37.   Putin's Russia: past imperfect, future uncertain / Wegren, Stephen K. Ed. - London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
Abstract:This text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of the challenges facing Putin. Leading scholars consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, foreign policy, and social issues, offering an indispensable guide for anyone needing to understand contemporary Russia.
38.  The real politics of the horn of Africa: money, war and the business of power / Waal, Alex De - London: Polity, 2015.
Abstract:The book delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa. It is a contemporary history of how politicians, generals and insurgents bargain over money and power, and use of war to achieve their goals. Drawing on a thirty-year career in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, including experience as a participant in high-level peace talks,  author provides a unique and compelling account of how these countries? leaders run their governments, conduct their business, fight their wars and, occasionally, make peace.
39.  Reinventing China: the experience of contemporary Chinese returnees from the west / Li, Zhuqing - California: Bridge21, 2016
Abstract:This study examines a small group of highly educated Chinese who have exerted outsized influence on China’s recent rise. They share one thing in common – they all left China to study in the US and subsequently returned to China to apply what they had learned. Their work has in some ways made China more like the US. But more importantly, in adapting overseas practices to the Chinese context, they have not simply imitated or duplicated that which already exists abroad. Instead, they have invented something entirely novel, something that resides at the very heart of China’s contemporary developmental experience.
40. Resolve in international politics / Kertzer, Joshua D. - Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.
Abstract:  The book draws on a growing body of research in psychology and behavioral economics to explore the foundations of this important idea. The author argues that political will is more than just a metaphor or figure of speech: the same traits social scientists and decision-making scholars use to comprehend willpower in our daily lives also shape how we respond to the costs of war and conflict.
41.  Resolving the climate change crisis: the ecological economics of climate change / Lawn, Philip - London: Springer, 2016.
Abstract:This book explains why the climate change crisis is a symptom of a much larger underlying problem – namely, humankind’s predilection with continuous GDP-growth. Given this starting point, the world’s high-income nations must begin the transition to a qualitatively-improving steady-state economy and low-income nations must follow suit at some stage over the next 20-40 years.
42.  Rethinking Turkey-Iraq relations: the dilemma of partial cooperation / Kumral, Mehmet Akif - New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Abstract:This book explores key historical episodes to understand the reasons and consequences of the enduring partiality problem in cooperation between Turkey and Iraq. Notwithstanding their mutual material interdependence and common cultural heritage, these two close neighbors have stayed far from achieving comprehensive cooperation. The author examines contextual-discursive dynamics shaping Turkey-Iraq partial cooperation around critical events, such as the Saadabad-Baghdad pacts, the Gulf War, the US Invasion, and the war against ISIS.
43.  Routledge handbook of critical terrorism studies / Jackson, Richard Ed.
- London: Routledge, 2016
Abstract:This volume explores the unique contribution of CTS to our understanding of contemporary non-state violence and the state’s response to it. It draws together contributions from key thinkers in the field who explore critical questions around the nature and study of terrorism, the causes of terrorism, state terrorism, responses to terrorism, the war on terror, and emerging issues in terrorism research.
44.  Ruling minds: psychology in the British Empire / Linstrum, Erik
Erik Linstrum - London: Harvard University press 2016
Abstract:The British Empire used intelligence tests, laboratory studies, and psychoanalysis to measure and manage the minds of subjects in distant cultures. Challenging assumptions about the role of scientific knowledge in the exercise of power, author shows that psychology did more to reveal the limits of imperial authority than to strengthen it.
45. Saudi Arabia in a multipolar world: changing dynamics / Hussain, Zakir
- London: Routledge, 2016.
Abstract:This volume answers such questions and explores how the state is coping with domestic, regional and global developments to remain relevant in the changing times. It provides a holistic overview of a slew of economic, political, cultural, military and security policy measures that have been initiated by the government. The work also offers a detailed analysis of Saudi Arabia’s relations with three significant powers ? USA, China and India ? and how they are evolving under new geopolitical and geostrategic dynamics.
46.  Saudi Arabian foreign relations: diplomacy and mediation in conflict resolution / Rieger, Rene - London: Routledge, 2017
Abstract:In recent decades, Saudi Arabia has committed itself to playing the part of mediator in intra-national and international conflicts in the greater Middle East region. Examples include the two Saudi-introduced Arab Peace Initiatives of 1982 and 2002, mediation attempts between Algeria and Morocco in the West Sahara conflict, Iraq and Syria during the Iran-Iraq War and Iran and Iraq towards the end of their military conflict.
47.  Secularism: India at a crossroads / Godbole, Madhav - New Delhi: Rupa, 2016
Abstract:For the first time since Independence, India is at a crossroads of secular and Hindu Rashtra (nation) ideologies. The Constitution of India is ambivalent about secularism, pandering to the demands of both the majority and minority communities. The founding fathers could not even agree on calling the Constitution ‘secular’. The word ‘secular’ became a part of the Preamble only during the ‘Emergency’. There is no consensus yet on its definition. In the process, secularism, though declared by the Supreme Court as a part of the ‘basic structure’ of the Constitution, has lost all credibility.
48.  Securing U.S. innovation: the challenge of preserving a competitive advantage in the creation of knowledge / Tromblay, Darren E. and Spelbrink, Robert G. - London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
Abstract:This book analyzes these concepts from the perspective of the United States’ experience in the field of innovation security. Historical and recent examples illustrate the threats to innovation, the various approaches to mitigating them, and how the evolution of the innovative process now requires rethinking how the United States can benefit from and preserve its cutting edge human capital.
49.  Social stratification in contemporary China: definitive survey and analysis / Qiang, Li: Bridge21Publications, 2016.
Abstract:  Social Stratification in Contemporary China raises and debates major sociological issues of modern and present-day China from a historical perspective. Such topics as "equality and inequality" and "acceptability of defined inequality" have been dealt with in a broad historical context since 1949 when the People's Republic was founded. The work is widely accepted as one of the most important studies trying to clarify the difficult perceptions of policy of reform and opening up that was formulated and implemented in the early 1980s in China. Professor Li Qiang is one of the leading sociologists in China.
50. Struggling for Air: power plants and the "war on coal" / Revesz, Richard L. and Lienke  Jack - New York: Oxford university Press, 2016.
Abstract:Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, conservative politicians have railed against the President's "War on Coal." As evidence of this supposed siege, they point to a series of rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency that aim to slash air pollution from the nation's power sector. Because coal produces far more pollution than any other major energy source, these rules are expected to further reduce its already shrinking share of the electricity market in favor of cleaner options like natural gas and solar power. But the EPA's policies are hardly the "unprecedented regulatory assault " that opponents make them out to be. Instead, they are merely the latest chapter in a multi-decade struggle to overcome a tragic flaw in our nation's most important environmental law. In book chronicle the political compromises that gave rise to grandfathering, its deadly consequences, and the repeated attempts-by presidential administrations of both parties-to make things right
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