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Book Alert 31st December, 2008
Issues and Recommendations of Twelfth Finance Commission / Rao, R. Sudarshana - - New Delhi: Serials Publications, 200

Issues and Recommendations of Twelfth Finance Commission / Rao, R. Sudarshana - - New Delhi: Serials Publications, 200

Description: Vertical and horizontal fiscal imbalances exist in the Indian Union. Successive Finance Commissions have been playing an important role in reducing these fiscal imbalances by transferring fiscal resources to States. As States differ in their endowments as well as in efforts, a suitable criteria need to be evolved by the Finance Commissions striking a balance between equity and efficiency.

West Asia and the Region: Defining India's Role / Abhyankar, Rajendra M. - - New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2008

India and West Asia represent a confluence of civilizations which is a paradigm for our times. Over the millennia, the religious, ethnic, political, commercial, cultural, literary and linguistic ties that bind the peoples of the two regions have endured. Today these ties are marked by a mutuality of interest and benefit with India's emergence as a global player. Never has the need for maintaining security, peace and prosperity in our region been greater with the retrograde developments witnessed in recent years.

US Policy towards India: A Post Cold War Study / Tripathy, Amulya K. - - New Delhi: Reference Press, 2008

Although the end of the cold war freed India-U.S. relations from the constraints of global bipolarity, New Delhi-Washington relations continued for a decade to be affected by the burden of history, most notably the longstanding India-Pakistan rivalry. Recent years, however, have witnessed a sea change in bilateral relations, with more positive inter-actions becoming the norm.

Indo-Bangladesh Relations / Nair, P. Sukumaran. --New Delhi: A.P.H. Publishing, 2008

The International Political system since the beginning of 1970s has registered a marked disintegration of the cold war coalition. It has also witnessed serious challenges to the competence and authority of nation-state institutions. The challenges posed to these institutions have been most strident in the World countries and this challenge was visibly manifest in the case of Bangladesh.

China & India: Politics of Incremental Engagement / Acharya, Alka. --New Delhi: Har Anand Publications, 2008

"China and India" are the two largest developing countries of the world with centuries-old civilization, unique history and similar objective… the sustained economic and social development in the two countries, representing one third of humanity I vital for ensuring peace, stability and prosperity not only in Asia but also in the whole world." (2003) "The differences on the boundary question should not allowed of affect the overall development of bilateral relations.

The Last Colony: Muzaffarabad - Gilgit -Baltistan / Stobdan, P.--New Delhi: Indra Research Press, 2008

Three developments have set off the sudden interests towards the region primarily comprising of Muzafarrabad, Gilgit and Blatistan. The devastating earthquake of October 2005, perhaps for the first time brought international community, especially the donor agencies and NGOs into PoK fro relief, absence of local participation in the administration and the over imposing role by Pakistan's military and its bureaucracy on the people.

India's Foreign Policy: Basic Issues and Political Attitudes / Pattnaik, Sudhir. -- New Delhi: Arise Publishers, 2008

India has indeed often been a major spokesman of the Third World, in the United Nation and elsewhere. It has voiced and Championed the demands of Third World countries for greater political and racial equality, for greater political and racial equality, for the end of imperialism and racism, for human rights, for economic assistance and development, for a faire share of world resources, trade and technology , for a lessening of the gap between developed and developing nations, for a more just treatment of "weak nations in a world of the strong," for peace and international co-operation, and for a greater voice and role in the changing international system.

Churchill, Roosevelt and India Propaganda during World War II /Weigold, Auriol. -- London: Rutledge, 2008

As the United States was drawn into the Second World War, pressure grew from a number of nations for India's independence. Prime Minister Churchill, in Britain's name, engaged deliberately in propaganda in the United States to persuade the American public and, through it, President Roosevelt that India should not be granted self-government at that time. Weigold adroitly unravels the reasons why this propaganda campaign was deemed necessary by Churchill, in the process, revealing the campaign's outcomes for nationalist Indians.

Politics and Policies of International Relations / Dixit, A.K. --New Delhi: Cyber Tech Publications, 2008

India is a peace loving country. Truth and nonviolence have always been the important features of our foreign policy since times immoral. We believe in the policy "peace at home and peace abroad" and doctrine of "Live and Lt live". Many important questions in the study of International Relation are connected with the theory practice of sovereign statehood which, as indicated, is the central historical institution of world politics. But there are other important issues as well.

Shaping India's New Destiny / Jagmohan.--New Delhi: Allied Publishers, 2008

In this book, the author, in the backdrop of his vast and varied experience, looks at the major challenges confronting the country after about six decades of her 'tryst with destiny'. The analysis done indicates how these challenges have arisen, how deep-rooted infirmities of the Indian state and society have remained untackled, how a leadership with a grate vision and will has not emerged at various levels of public life and how the current culture of superficiality has prevented the nation from analysis alone.

Maritime Forces in Pursuit of National Security: Policy Imperatives for India / Khurana, Gurpreet S. -- New Delhi: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, 2008

The growing interest of nations in the ocean-realm has become discernable in recent years, leading to an increased significance of maritime security. This is particularly relevant to India, whose vital stakes are expanding beyond its terrestrial confines. How has this increased the responsibility of Indian maritime forces?

The Indonesian Parliament and Democratization / Ziegenhain, Patrick. --Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008

Democratization in Indonesia has altered the political decision-making processes in many ways. It has also brought about tremendous change to the role of the Indonesian parliament in the country's political system. Once characterized as a powerless rubber stamp, the parliament has developed into a comprehensive and more representative body able to fulfill its functions more adequately.

The Folds of Insurgency / Maheshwari, A. P. -- New Delhi: Manas Publications, 2008.

The mid-fifties of the twentieth century witnessed a web of conflicts that led to the emergence of separatist and insurgent elements in the north-eastern state of Assam. The disturbances and the influx of Bangladeshis gave rise to the apprehensions in the minds of the Assamese that they would be overwhelmed by the sea of humanity flooding their territory. The book, through an intriguing story format, delves deep into those long ignored issues that have assailed the local inhabitants of Assam. The author has brought to notice the mIaise that ails these local inhabitants, the simple souls who assiduously welcomed strangers into their fold.

International Political Economy Contrasting world views / Miller, Raymond C. -- London: Rutledge, 2008

This textbook is the perfect short introduction to the fundamental theories and issues of international political economy (IPE). Written in a concise and accessible style, the text equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand this complex and fascinating area. Engaging with both classical theories and the main contemporary debates, this is the ideal starting point for the study of IPE.

Intellectual Property Rights / Kumar, M. Ashok. -- New Delhi: Serials Publications, 2008

Since the establishment of WTO, the issue of protection and harmonization of Intellectual Property Rights has been gaining momentum. The developed countries have been in particular, keen for implementation of the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement in the developing countries. The main Agreement in favor of stricter and tighter intellectual property and patent rights is that in absence of the same, conducive environment for encouraging innovations cannot be provided.

Contract Damages: Domestic and International Perspectives / Saidov, Djakhongir. -- Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2008

This book is a collection of essays examining the remedy of contract damages in the common law and under the international contract law instruments such as the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods and the UNIDROIT Principles

International Law in Globalize World Voice from Asia / Hamid, Abdul Ghafur.-- New Delhi: Serials Publications, 2008

Since the World Trade Organization is a rule-based international organization and members are primarily sovereign States, the law of the WTO is a specific type of international law. Despite its prominence, the WTO is poorly understood. Most of the people who have profound interest in the WTO are not lawyers. They are mainly economists, political scientists and member of the public.

Progress in International Law / Miller, Russell A. --Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008

Progress in International Law is a comprehensive accounting of international law for our times. Forty leading international law theorists analyze the most significant current issues in international law and their critical assessments draw diverse conclusions about the current state and future prospects of international law.

A Chronology of International Organizations / Green, Richard.--London: Rutledge, 2008

This new volume contains dedicated chronologies for all the major organizations, such as the UN, the Arab League, NATO, OPEC, the African Union, OAS, WTO, ASEAN and the IMF, whilst an introductory chronology covers the general development of international organizations. As the role of international organizations attains greater global significance, this source detailing how, when and why they developed, is vital both to the study of twentieth century history and to an understanding of the world today.

Eve of Destruction: The Coming Age of Preventive War / Nichols, Thomas M. -- Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008

In an age of new threats to international security, the old rules of war are rapidly being discarded. The great powers are moving toward norms less restrictive of intervention, preemption, and preventive war. This evolution is taking place not only in the United States but also in many of the world's most powerful nations, including Russia, France, and Japan, among others. As centuries of tradition and law are overturned, will preventive warfare push the world into chaos?

National Interest and International Solidarity: Particular and Universal Ethics in International Life / Coicaud, Jean-Marc. Tokyo -- United Nation University Press, 2008

Taking as its point of departure the perennial tension between particular and universal ethics in international society, this book seeks to explore and understand the motivations of actors in different international contexts where national interests and solidarity concerns intersect. Focusing on a range of regional cases, where it is not evident from a traditional national interest point of view why outside actors would choose to intervene, the book evaluates the respective weight of national interest and internationalist (solidarity) considerations.

Qualitative Methods in International Relations: A Pluralist Guide / Klotz, Audie - - New Delhi: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008

The main terrain of methodological disputes in the social sciences is empirical research, including the delineation of legitimate research questions, allocation of funding for projects, and employment in the profession. Yet we still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions: How should researchers interpret meanings? The contributors take seriously the goals of both post-modernist and positivist researchers, as they offer detailed guidance on how to apply specific tools of analysis and how to circumvent their inherent limitations. Readers will understand what is at stake in selecting from discourse, speech acts, and semiotics - or even content analysis.

International Trade and Global Civil Society / Nathan, Dev - -New Delhi: Rutledge, 2008

This study challenges the dominant tendency of civil society to negate international trade as such. The authors argue that it is necessary to frame differentiated trade rules based on levels of economic development, and also to shift from subsidies to shore up uncompetitive livelihoods to productivity-enhancing investments. Most importantly, the book ends with a case for trade unions, women's organizations and other civil society organizations to imagine and create them as being global -- in order to take up the challenge of strengthening global countervailing power to capital.

International Trade Theory: A critical Review / Kemp, Murray C. - - London: Rutledge, 2008

This book brings together several essays on the current state of the theory of international trade. As the book's title suggests, the essays are critical of several major components of the existing theory; thus, the Ricardian principle of comparative advantage, the ancient and widely accepted belief that international free trade is potentially beneficial for all countries and the more recently developed normative analysis of international transfers (foreign aid, war indemnities) are shown to be seriously defective.

Iran in World Politics: The Questions of the Islamic Republic / Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin - - New York: Columbia University Press, 2008

How has the Islamic Republic developed ideologically since the revolution of 1979? What are the best ways of comprehending the country at this critical juncture in its history? In his book, Arshin Adib-Moghaddam combines theory and lived experience to explain the foreign relations and domestic politics of post-revolutionary Iran. He guides the reader through the country's complex identity and actions, from the nuclear issue to Iran's perpetual political standoff with the United States, from the future of Iranian democracy to Iranian-Arab relations, from American neo-conservatism to Islamic utopian-romanticism, and from Avicenna to Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Iranians: Persia, Islam and the Soul of a Nation / Mackey, Sandra - - New Delhi: A Plume Books, 2008

The Iranians explores Iran in the context of its old and complex culture, for throughout its history Iran has struggled with two warring identities-one evolving from the values, social organization, and arts of ancient Persia, the other from Islam. By examining the relationship between these two identities, The Iranians explains how the revolution of 1979 came about, why the Islamic Republic has failed, and how Iran today is on the brink of chaos. In this defining portrait of a troubled nation and the forces that shape it, Iranian history and religion become accessible to the no specialist.

Muqtada al-Sadr and the fall of Iraq/ Cockburn, Patrick - - London: Faber and Faber, 2008

This is the first book about Muqtada al Sadr, the most important political figure in post-occupation Iraq. Muqtada has become the kingmaker of Iraq and a force that is indispensable to any Iraqi government: the Mehdi Army, his devoted militia, now rules half of Baghdad. Far from being the 'firebrand cleric' portrayed in the western media, he is an astute and experienced politician who struggles to lead an anarchic mass movement that he only half controls. In a compelling narrative, award-winning war correspondent Patrick Cockburn charts the rise of Muqtada, and has written an essential book for our understanding of Iraq's future.

Militancy and Islam / Karim, Afsir - - New Delhi: Har Anand Publications, 2008

The primary aim of Islamic militants in Asia has generally been t destabilizes and overthrows targeted regimes by isolating them morally and physically from their domestic support bases and degrading their material resources and security infrastructure. Militant Islam has assumed a menacing from in the recent years in different parts of South Asia and its threats are gradually becoming more virulent because it employs terrorism combined with armed insurgency and subversion as a means of undermining the secular and democratic traditions of targeted countries in a systematic manner.

Fiscal Decentralization and Local Public Finance in Japan / Mochida, Nobuki. -- London: Routledge, 2008

The intergovernmental fiscal issue is highly relevant given the worldwide movement toward more decentralized governance in both industrial and developing countries. Over the course of five decades Japan has developed a robust system of decentralized governance. This book investigates fiscal decentralization and local finance in Japan with a view to understanding how the process of decentralization has unfolded there and what the rest of the world can learn.

Governing Japan: Divided Politics in a Resurgent Economy / Stockwin, J.A.A. -- 4th Victoria: Blackwell Publishing, 2008

This fourth edition provides an in-depth, up-to-date, chronological analysis of Japan's current political system and the contributions of its leaders. It emphasizes why Japan and its politics matters in a global society. Ideal for college courses on Japanese or comparative politics as well as for those interested in Japanese war memory, constitutional revision, and Japan's relationship with the US, China, and North and South Korea Investigates the divided aspects existing below the veneer of consensus in Japanese politics Explores conflicts between power-hungry political groups as well as fundamental differences regarding Japan's constitution, the interpretation of Japanese actions in the Asia-Pacific War, and Japan's place in today's world

Kashmir 1947-1965: A story retold / Joshi, Manoj. --New Delhi: India Research Press, 2008

Beginning January 6, 2004, India and Pakistan have embarked on an effort to resolve the Jammu & Kashmir issue through dialogue. The path since then has not been a smooth one, yet not half as rocky as could have been predicted given the ups and downs of the previous decades. Meeting in New Delhi, in April 2005, Pakistan's leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf agreed with his Indian counterpart, Dr. Manmohan Singh that the peace process is "irreversible"

Authentic Personal Branding: A new Blueprint for building and aligning a Powerful leaders / Rampersad, Hubert K. - - New Delhi: Sars Books, 2008

: In Authentic Personal Branding, Hubert Rampersad has provided a sorely needed guidebook for knowledge workers. He shows us all how to build our own personal brand - and just as important - how to persuasively communicate this brand to the world….I love his focus on authenticity. …My request to you, the reader, is - make this book part of your life. Don't just read this book for its 'interesting' content. Don't be content with a few 'aha' moments. Make it part of your life planning - and ultimately part of your life! If you do, you can become a more integrated and successful person - and better enable your company to help you make a positive difference in our world!"

Dynamics in Digital information Systems / Amudhavalli, A. - - New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 2008

This Volume is brought out in honour of Prof. M. Bavakutty as a befitting tribute for a dedicated, glorious and competent colleague of the LIS profession yesterday, today and tomorrow. He has been always very good as a teacher, research guide, or organizer, a prolific writer and an active participant and contributor in professional deliberations, both at the national and international planes.Most of the papers in this volume are hence in the areas of Knowledge Management, Knowledge Organization, Library & Information Systems, Services and professionals in the digital and networked environment. Knowledge Management will facilitate empowering rural and indigenous communities on the one hand and enable the sharing and use of the wealth of tacit community knowledge for the good of the nation, the global community of nations and states.

Reframing Governance: Uderstanding Deliberative Politics in Nepal's Terai Forestry / Ojha, Hemant R.--New Delhi: Adroit Publishers, 2008

The book develops a fresh approach to understanding governance using key concepts of Pierre Bourdiue (symbolic violence, doxa, field and habtius) and Jurgen Habermas (deliberative politics). Taking a case study of forest governance in Nepal Terai, the book analyses Habermas's ideal of deliberative governance from the perspective of Bourdieu's theory of practice.

Net-Centric Warfare / Oberoi, Vijay - - New Delhi: KW Publishers, 2008

Network-Centric Warfare originated in the United States wherein a concept of a "system of systems" was first published by the institute of National Security Studies in 1996. This "system of system" comprises a network of intelligent sensors, command and control system and precision weapons that enhances situational awareness, rapid target assessment, and distributed weapon assignment to enable quick decision-making and rapid response.

Designing Denuclearization: An Interpretive Encyclopedia / Larkin, Bruce D. - -New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2008

: This work canvasses nuclear weapon abolition, proposals placed on the table since 1945 and the obstacles and issues which a realistic program for abolition confronts today. It has an ambitious purpose, to show that nuclear abolition can and should be placed on the public agenda. The author terms it interpretive in that it incorporates his commentaries, never hiding his reasons and judgments. It is neither "just the facts" nor "all the facts." It is an encyclopedia in the original meaning of "a general course of instruction." He identifies himself with all who pursue the problem posed by nuclear weapons systematically and with seriousness of purpose, committed to self-instruction. In another sense, he writes, this work is a conversation with the Reader.What is needed to abolish nuclear weapons? His starting-point is this: As long as nuclear weapons are stockpiled and deployed there is risk of their use, which would be catastrophic. Abolition, however, is inconceivable in the absence of a developed and articulated alternative to the nuclear status quo. Even with that, the politics of abolition, bringing the governments of the nuclear weapon states to believe that abolition is in their interest, is the sine qua non of achieving a world free of nuclear weapons.Larkin's text is written for those, whether practitioners or citizens, interested in designing and bringing about denuclearization. Abolition cannot be achieved by political elites in the absence of broad concurrent public support. Governments, career policy officials and legislators have chosen to assume responsibility for the public agenda. They may be asked, and must be asked, what they will do to bring about denuclearization.

Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Strategic Communication to Combat Violent Extremism / Corman, Steven R. - - New York: Peter Lang, 2008

Complementing and extending scholarship in three areas-terrorism; the media, mediated representations, and propaganda in contemporary culture; and the political and diplomatic environment post-9/11-this book articulates the role of human communication in the "war of ideas." Drawing on contemporary research from a variety of disciplines, this book offers analyses and recommendations for people to make use of informed, inspired, and ethical communication to counter ideological support for terrorism and to promote more effective public diplomacy.

Olympics: The India story / Majumdar, Boria -- New Delhi: Harper Collins Publishers, 2008

When and how did the Olympic movement take root in India? Who were the early players and why did they appropriate Olympic sport to further their political ambitions? What explains India's eight consecutive gold medals in men's hockey between 1928 and 1956 and what the team failed to quality for the 2008 Beijing Games?

Peace Operations and international Criminal Justice: Building peace after mass atrocities / Lyck, Majbritt -- London: Routledge, 2008

The book firstly addresses why peace enforcement missions need to be involved in detaining indicted war criminals. This discussion includes an analysis of how the securing of justice and transitional justice is incorporated into the UN's approach to peace-building. It also explores IFOR's, SFOR's and KFOR's activities aimed at detaining indicted war criminals, before turning to an analysis of how the detaining of indicted war criminals is incorporated into peace enforcement doctrines, mandates and rules of engagement.

NATO-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century / Braun, Aurel. -- London: Routledge, 2008

Since the end of the Cold War NATO has redefined its raison d'etre, extending its membership, broadening its political goals and widening its zone of operation. It has also sought to enhance its co-operation with Russia, for example through the NATO-Russia Council, though moves here have coincided with factors which make co-operation more difficult, such as growing uncertainty about the transition to democracy in Russia, a feeling among some people in Russia that NATO enlargement and the simultaneous diminution of Russia's influence were related, and, more recently, Russia's attempts to reassert its influence over its neighbouring states.

SAARC Perspective / Bhuimali, Anil. -- New Delhi: Serials Publications, 2008

The South Asian Nations are part of the developing world. These nations have not shared in the Industrial Revolution and naturally people in this part of the world do not enjoy higher standard of living as experienced by the western world. Reform process especially since 1990s helped achieving healthy GDP and export growth, improved creditworthiness indicators and escalated foreign investment. In spite of development initiatives in different spheres of the economy the region's contribution in world trade is far less than two percent and about forty percent of its population live under abject poverty, malnutrition and illiteracy.

Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence : Beyond Savage Globalization? / Grenfell, Damian. --London: Routledge, 2008

Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization? is a collection of essays by scholars intent on rethinking the mainstream security paradigms.Overall, this collection is intended to provide a broad and systematic analysis of the long-term sources of political, military and cultural insecurity from the local to the global. The book provides a stronger basis for understanding the causes of conflict and violence in the world today, one that adds a different dimension to the dominant focus on finding proximate causes and making quick responses

Criminal-States and Criminal-Soldiers / Bunker, Robert J. -- London: Routledge, 2008

The United States and her allies have found themselves plunged into 'a war over [humanity's] future social and political organization' with criminal challengers to the nation-state form. These new wars are currently being fought globally with Al Qaeda, in Iraq with shifting coalitions of criminal gangs, insurgents, and Jihadi groups and throughout the Americas with the Maras (the first group of 3rd GEN Gangs to emerge). More new wars are poised to develop and the ongoing ones are far from over with more attacks upon the homelands of the US and her allies expected.

False Prophets: The 'Clash of Civilizations' and the Global War on Terror / Bonney, Richard.-- Oxford: Peter Lang, 2008

"Such books would help our efforts aimed at clearing away misunderstanding about Islam especially the Jihad by the Western World." -- Muhammad Ijaz-ul-Haq, Minister for Religious Affairs, Pakistan After 9/11 the US response to Al-Qaeda -- the global "war on terror" -- was heavily influenced by the "clash of civilizations" theory.

Global Jihadism: Theory and practice / Brachman, Jarret M.-- London: Routledge, 2009

The first half of the book explores the ideas upon which groups such as Al Qaeda are built, including the concepts of Jihad, al-Wala wal-Bara, Takfir and Tawhid. Jarret Brachman exposes a genre of Jihadist strategic scholarship that has been virtually ignored in the West and helps to situate it within the broader Salafist religious movement. The second half explores the thinking and activities of Al Qaeda's propaganda machine, explaining its intricacies and idiosyncrasies.

9/11 Commission Recommendations / Iseby, John - - New York: Nova Publishers, 2008

This new book presents the 9/11 Commission's recommendations and the status of their implementation.

Global Terrorism / Lutz, James M. -- 2nd -- London: Routledge, 2008

This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to global terrorism helping students to understand the history, politics, ideologies and strategies of both contemporary and older terrorist groups. Written in a clear and accessible style, each chapter explains a different aspect of terrorism and illustrates this with a wide variety of case studies from across the world.

Global Terrorism / Elyas, Md. - - New Delhi: MD Publications, 2008

Terrorism is now everybody's major and constant fear. Terrorism is now everybody's major and fears whose prevention and control are finally possible. The book takes on many important and interesting topics including, the meaning and motives of terrorism and its place in the developing, and the developed world.

Women and Terrorism: Female activity in domestic and international terror groups/ Gonzalez-Perez, Margaret. -- London: Routledge, 2008

This book examines the relationship between women and terrorist activities in the post-World War II era. Utilizing comparative research into 26 terrorist organizations world-wide, the work identifies a dichotomy whereby women are significantly more active in domestic terrorist organizations than in international groups.Women and Terrorism argues that domestic terrorist organisations employ revolution, secession, or other means to change internal aspects of the state and the social and economic structure it maintains. This offers the possibility of change in women's societal status; therefore, women are drawn to domestic terrorist organizations in much higher proportions and choose a much greater level of activity, entering the ranks of combat, leadership, and policymaking

The New Frontiers of Jihad: Radical Islam in Europe / Pargeter, Alison. -- London: I.B. Tauris, 2008

Following the terrorist attacks on London and Madrid, radical Islam is presumed to be an increasingly potent force in Europe. Yet beneath the media hysteria, very little is actually known about it. What radical movements are there? How do they operate? What is driving them? Who are their recruits? What is their relationship, if any, to Al Qaeda? Alison Pargeter has spent three years interviewing radical Islamists throughout Europe to find answers to these questions. She examines how radical ideology travels from East to West, and how the two contexts shape each other.

Hydra-Headed Monster: Terrorism Insurgency and Extremism in India / Sharma, D.P. - - New Delhi: Lancer Books, 2008

The book is divided into various segments with main emphasis on terrorism in J&K, insurgency in the northeast and and the left-wing extremism. An analysis has been made to ascertain the role played by Pakistan and Bangladesh. What were the constituent factors for the rise in militancy, particularly in J&K has been dealt with separately?

Essays on Tibetan Culture Heritage / Datta, Karubaki. - - New Delhi: Serials Publications, 2008

The book contains articles on different aspects of Tibetan culture and religion. It covers the states of and regions of Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, Darjeeling and Arunachal Pradesh. Three articles on Tibetan language and religion trace the history of the origin and growth of the Tibetan language while the article on Tibetan art examines Tibetan art in all its aspects and points out its orientation towards religion and religious presuppositions. History of the sects of Mahayana Buddhism and the history of the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan have been discussed in two articles.

Treaty Interpretation / Gardiner, Richard. - - New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008

The rules of treaty interpretation codified in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties now apply to virtually all treaties which may be encountered in an international context and also within national legal systems where treaties have an impact on a large and growing range of matters, this book explains the rules for interpretation of treaties and gives examples of their application in national and international jurisdictions.

US Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy / Sapolsky, Harvey M. - - New York: Rutledge, 2008

This new textbook seeks to explain how US defense and national security policy is formulated and conducted. The focus is on the role of the President, Congress, political partisans, defense industries, lobbies, science, the media, and interest groups, including the military itself, in shaping policies. It examines the following key themes:

Great Powers and Regional Orders: The United States and the Persian Gulf / Kaim, Markus. - - Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2008

Explores the manifestations of US power in the Persian Gulf and the limits of American influence. Significantly this volume offers an exploration of both US domestic politics as it impacts policy toward the region, as well as the role played by that region on regional order and stability. Well organized and logically structured, this volume offers a new and unique contribution to the field applicable not only to US policy in the Persian Gulf but may also be applied to other regional contexts.

Canada - U.S. Relations in Focus / Ek, Carl. - - New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2008

Canada-United States relations covers more than two centuries, marked by a shared British colonial heritage, conflict during the early years of the US, and the eventual development of one of the most successful international relationships in the modern world. The most serious breach in the relationship was the War of 1812.

USA - FOREIGN RELATIONS - MIDDLE EAST USA and the New Middle East / Girdner, Eddie J.- - New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2008

The US launched a colonialist war on false pretenses in an imperial venture which was certain to fail. those officials who launched the invasion are major war criminals responsible for the eeaths of nearly a million iraqis, more thean 4000 us soldiers and the wounding of hundreds of thousands more. The war was driven by needs of US capitalism and global hegemony. justly, the US owes iraq hundredsof billions of dollars in war reparations. instead, the Us fully intends to occupy Iraq for the next 100 years The occupation has vastly increased global terrorism, collapsed the dollar and US economy, and endangered peace both in the Middle East and around the world. it is and unparalleled tragedy which has finally exposed the true nature of US foreign policy to the world and sharrered the benign US image. The American people and the world have the moral responsibility to hold the guilty responsible for their actions.

The Homeland Security Dilemma: fear, failure and the future of American insecurity / Harvey, Frank P. - - Routledge: London, 2008

The book's central argument can be summed up by the following counterintuitive thesis: the more security you have, the more security you will need. It argues that enhancing security does not make terrorism more likely, but rather it raises public expectations and amplifies public outrage after subsequent failures. The book contests that this dilemma will continue to shape American, Canadian and British domestic and international security priorities for decades.

US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy: From the Church Committee to the War on Terror / Miller, Russell A. - - London: Routledge, 2008

This report remains the most thorough public record of America's intelligence services, and many of the legal boundaries operating on US intelligence agencies today are the direct result of reforms proposed by the Church Committee, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Church Committee also drew attention to the importance of constitutional government as a Congressional body overseeing the activities of the Executive branch.

Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics / Price, Richard M. - - New Delhi: Cmabridge University Press, 2008

At what point can we concede that the realities of world politics require that moral principles be compromised, and how do we know when a real ethical limit has been reached? This volume gathers leading constructivist scholars to explore the issue of moral limit and possibility in global political dilemmas. The contributors examine pressing ethical challenges such as sanctions, humanitarian intervention, torture, the self-determination of indigenous peoples, immigration, and the debate about international criminal tribunals and amnesties in cases of atrocity.

WTO: Concept Challenges and Global Development / Jain, N.K. - - New Delhi: Regal Publications, 2008

We have come a long way since GATT was initially established inn 1947. During the last 50 years, we have striven progressively to lower barriers to trade all over the world. We have negotiated long and hard and endeavored to understand and accommodate the interests for all countries and groups of countries. The Uruguay Round Agreements represent a major step forward in our efforts.

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