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Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons

by Joseph Cirincione Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
06/2008
ISBN:
9780231135115
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

Since their inception, nuclear weapons have multiplied at an alarming rate, leaving everyone from policymakers to concerned citizens...

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Putin and the Oligarch: The Khodorkovsky-Yukos Affair

by Richard Sakwa I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
05/2014
ISBN:
9781780764597
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

The arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the head of the Yukos oil company, in October 2003, was a key turning point in modern Russian...

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Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin

by Cornelia Dean Belknap Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780674059696
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

“I’m not a scientist” is a familiar refrain among people asked to evaluate scientific claims they feel are beyond their ken. Most...

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Why Are We Waiting?: The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change

by Nicholas Stern The MIT Press
Pub Date:
08/2016
ISBN:
9780262529983
Format:
Pb+ 448 pages

The risks of climate change are potentially immense. The benefits of taking action are also clear: we can see that economic development,...

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Walled States, Waning Sovereignty

by Wendy Brown Zone Books
Pub Date:
02/2014
ISBN:
9781935408093
Format:
Pb+ 168 pages

Why do walls marking national boundaries proliferate amid widespread proclamations of global connectedness and despite anticipation...

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Why the French Don't Like Headscarves: Islam, the State and Public Space

by John r Bowen Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2008
ISBN:
9780691138398
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

The French government's 2004 decision to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs from public schools puzzled many...

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Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet

by Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9780691171326
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent...

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Carbon Code: How You Can Become a Climate Change Hero

by Brett Favaro Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9781421422534
Format:
Hbk 232 pages

Our world is getting hotter, and it’s our fault. Our addiction to fossil fuels is destroying not only our ancient planet, but...

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Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering: The Promotion of Human Rights in International Politics

by M Anne Brown (Oz) Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
02/2010
ISBN:
9780719063930
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

This book, newly available in paperback, argues for greater openness in the ways we approach human rights and international rights...

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Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in the West

by Gilles Kepel Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780691174846
Format:
Hbk 240 pages

In November 2015, ISIS terrorists massacred scores of people in Paris with coordinated attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, cafés...

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Femicide Machine

by Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez Semiotext(e)
Pub Date:
02/2012
ISBN:
9781584351108
Format:
Pbk 136 pages

In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism. This anomalous ecology mutated into a femicide machine: an apparatus...

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Democracy Despite Itself: Why a System That Shouldn't Work at All Works So Well

by Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2013
ISBN:
9780262525213
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

Voters often make irrational decisions based on inaccurate and irrelevant information. Politicians are often inept, corrupt, or...

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Journalism in an Age of Terror: Covering and Uncovering the Secret State

by John Lloyd I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9781784537081
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

The threat of terrorism and the increasing power of terrorist groups have prompted a rapid growth of the security services and...

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ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know

by Fred Magdoff and Michael D Yates Monthly Review Press
Pub Date:
10/2009
ISBN:
9781583671955
Format:
Pb+ 144 pages

The economic crisis has created a host of problems for working people: collapsing wages, lost jobs, ruined pensions, and the anxiety...

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Ecologica

by Andre Gorz Seagull Books
Pub Date:
03/2010
ISBN:
9781906497415
Format:
Hbk 186 pages

Writing in 2007, French social philosopher André Gorz (1923–2007) was remarkably prophetic, foretelling the international economic...

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