A Beginner's Guide

Author: Charles Jones

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743041

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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Today, more than ever, we are buffeted by forces that originate from beyond our shores. Whether it’s war, economics, politics, or law, we live in a global world influenced by a complex landscape of international transactions. Esteemed academic Charles Jones ably provides the building blocks to understand the history of these interactions, outlining all the key actors — from the United States and China to the IMF and Google — and the competing theories that attempt to explain them. Arguing that the strength of international relations lies in its contradictions — it’s not a single discipline but a fascinating mess of history, politics, economics, sociology, law, anthropology, and cultural studies — this guide provides a lively discussion of the limitations of the field, as well as an explanation of why it is so essential. Covering globalization, conflict, history, and theory, this is the perfect primer for students of international relations, workers in an international context, and citizens across the globe.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Norrie MacQueen

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741804

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has had a powerful but controversial influence on global politics. In this informative guide, Norrie MacQueen provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to its institutions, remit, personalities, and role in the modern world. Defending it from common criticisms of bureaucratic paralysis and bias towards the developed world, MacQueen argues that its limitations are due to the complex web of national interests that it seeks to reconcile.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Leonard Weinberg

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741588

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Since the terrible events of 9/11, more attention than ever has been paid to the threats and challenges posed by terrorists. Weinberg explains who the terrorists are, where they came from, what motivates them, and what, if anything, can be done to stop them. It provides a fascinating insight into how terrorist 'cells' operate and what they might do in the future. Leonard Weinberg is Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada. He has also served as a consultant to the United Nations Office for the Prevention of Terrorism and was a recipient of the 1999 Thornton Peace Prize.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Alasdair Blair

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740913

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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The world’s greatest importer and exporter, the European Union is an economic superpower with a GDP even larger than th US. It is America’s most important trading partner and a key ally on the world stage, but how much do we really know about the nature and aim of European integration? And, in an increasingly multipolar world, will it ever challenge America’s global dominance? Featuring the most up-to-date assessment of the EU, its inner workings, external relations, and likely future development, this is the perfect introduction for anyone seeking to better understand European integration and what it means for the rest of the world, including the US. Alasdair Blair is Jean Monnet Chair, Professor of International Relations at De Montfort University, UK. He is the author of The European Union since 1945.
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How to Speak and Write It

Author: Joseph Rosenberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117626

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Filled with dialogues, grammar and idiom studies, and practical exercises, this is probably the most delightful, useful, and comprehensive elementary book available for learning spoken and written German. 330 illustrations.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Aaron Edwards,Cillian McGrattan

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741715

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Northern Ireland conflict was the most protracted campaign of terrorist violence in modern history. This landmark introduction uses interviews and the latest archival material to chart the history of “The Troubles” and examine their legacy. Exploring the effects of sectarian violence, international intervention, and community relations programs, this book extends beyond the usual clichés found elsewhere.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Jacqueline DeCarlo

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740212

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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What’s wrong with buying regular coffee? Does Fair Trade necessarily mean ethical trade? What impact can the average consumer have on global economics? Author and activist Jacqueline DeCarlo reveals why the movement has come to mean far more than just bananas, coffee, and chocolate. Grounded in the inspiring power of Fair Trade as a positive alternative to poverty, environmental destruction, and human exploitation, this enlightening book explains how we can make a difference. Providing an accessible explanation of the principles behind the movement and tracing its development into the powerful economic and social justice tool it is today, Fair Trade: A Beginner’s Guide will rouse readers of all backgrounds to help end global injustice. Jacqueline DeCarlo is Fair Trade Program Officer of Catholic Relief Services.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: David Collins

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780745796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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The World Trade Organization is one of the most important yet least understood organizations in the world. As a lynchpin of globalization, the WTO allows us to enjoy products and services from around the world, but it also lays bare the frailty of many industries, in some cases leading to unemployment and even threatening social cohesion. In this beginner’s guide, Dr. David Collins explores the goals of the WTO and how these have created difficulties for its member countries as they adapt to the pressures of globalization. With high-profile case studies straight from the headlines and textboxes that clearly outline complex issues such as regional trade agreements and currency manipulation, this engaging and highly-informative book explains what the WTO does and how it fits into the world we know. Anti-globalizationists say it should expand its mandate to cover social issues that matter to real people but, as Collins shows, to pursue these goals would likely involve taking steps back from liberalizing international trade — the primary objective of the WTO and why the organization was created in the first place.
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A Beginners Guide

Author: Ruth Kinna

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781851683703

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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What do anarchists stand for? In this clear and penetrating study, Ruth Kinna goes directly to the heart of this controversial ideology, explaining the influences that have shaped anarchism and the different tactics and strategies that have been used by anarchists throughout history to achieve their ends. Drawing on sources from the classic accounts of Proudhon and Bakunin to the work of modern anarchist thinkers, Kinna covers themes both historical and acutely contemporary, including: Could anarchy ever really be a viable alternative to the state? Can anarchist ideals ever be consistent with the justification of violence? How has anarchism influenced the anti-globalization movement?
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Aaron Levine

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 178074143X

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Should we clone extinct or endangered species? Are we justified in using stem cells to develop cures? When will we clone the first human? Ever since Dolly the sheep, questions like these have rarely been far from the public consciousness, and cloning is now poised to revolutionize medicine, healthcare, and even the food we eat. Aaron Levine offers a masterful and accessible introduction to the science and development of cloning, right up to the present-day scandals surrounding attempts to clone humans. Guiding readers around the thorny political and ethical issues raised by such progress, Levine dispels the myths perpetuated by the media and sheds new light on the pros and cons of this fascinating and controversial topic. Aaron Levine is currently conducting research on the impact of public policy on biomedical research at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Matthew Schroeder,Dan Smith,Rachel Stohl

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741790

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This enlightening guide reveals the disturbing reality within the murky underworld of international arms trading.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Homa Katouzian

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780742738

Category: History

Page: 248

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As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity formed by a vibrant and tumultuous history. Revealing the true face of this troubled country, acclaimed expert Homa Katouzian delves deep into Iran’s past, exploring how an ancient civilization at a cross-road of diverse dynasties and religions grew to become an ethnically, linguistically and culturally rich nation still bound by the Persian tradition. Major political events and key figures are brought to life as centuries of authoritarian and arbitrary rule, chaos and revolution are unraveled and analyzed, shedding new light on modern Iran and making this an indispensable resource for understanding the current situation in the Middle East.
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Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786072874

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Joe Flatman

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780745044

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Archaeology is more popular than ever. TV and film have made it seem accessible and exciting, and the number of budding amateurs is on the rise, as is government support for archaeological initiatives on a global scale. From coins and combs to battlefields and plantations, archaeologist Joe Flatman provides an incisive introduction to the practice of archaeology. Through comparative case studies he demonstrates how the archaeological mindset reveals unexpected truths about the most modern phenomena. Suddenly a landfill site can expose more about our drinking habits than we may like to admit, and airports become sites as intriguing and complex as the towns and villages they were built over. Flatman also trains his eye on the future and reveals how archaeology can help us predict — and even prevent — the crises that are facing us today.
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Der sowjetische Weg ins Erdölzeitalter, 1930er bis 1950er Jahre

Author: Felix Rehschuh

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3412504319

Category: History

Page: 373

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Russland zählt seit Jahrzehnten zu den führenden Produzenten, Verbrauchern und Exporteuren von Erdöl und anderen fossilen Energieträgern. Besonders für die brennstoffarmen europäischen Volkswirtschaften ist der östliche Nachbar deshalb von essentieller Bedeutung. Doch obwohl schon das Zarenreich als gewichtiger Erdölexporteur auftrat und die Bolschewiki dieses Erbe bereitwillig antraten, fristete der Energieträger in der Sowjetunion lange Zeit ein Nischendasein. Erst die Entwicklungen der späten 1940er Jahre gaben die entscheidenden Impulse, den Weg ins Erdölzeitalter endgültig zu beschreiten. Dieses Buch thematisiert aus der Perspektive der Moskauer Machtzentralen die wenig beleuchtete, aber entscheidende Phase sowjetischer Energiepolitik zwischen 1938 und 1953. Im Kontext innenpolitischer und internationaler Entwicklungen fragt es nach den Hintergründen des sowjetischen Aufstiegs zur globalen Energiemacht.
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War

Author: Aaron Edwards

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780748957

Category: History

Page: 256

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War has been a perennial feature of human history since ancient times, yet it remains a poorly understood phenomenon. It has done much to shape our world, from overthrowing leaders, establishing international governance, and inspiring social change, to destroying cities, dividing nations and breeding animosity. In this book, Dr Aaron Edwards succinctly combines political theories with historical realities. Using eyewitness accounts, war poetry and insightful analysis of a wide range of conflicts, War: A Beginner's Guide introduces the reader to the complexity and human face of war and invites readers to question whether violence is the most effective way to resolve disputes.
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Author: Massimo Mastrogregori

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110951401

Category: History

Page: 421

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Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, and within this classification alphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Jennifer Medcalf

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741693

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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A thorough overview of NATO's post-Cold War military and non-military activities, this comprehensive study also covers its role since September 11.
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Sally J. Scholz

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741553

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Feminism is arguably the most significant social movement of the last century and it is far from over. Sally Scholz unravels the fascinating coalition of social and political causes, goals, and ideals that came together to motivate the fight for women’s liberation. By taking powerful examples from women’s campaigns, Scholz highlights the ongoing relevance of this movement in parts of the world where the rights of women are still violated by such atrocities as genocide and war rape. Sally J. Scholz is Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University, Pennsylvania. She lives in Rosemount, Pennsylvania
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Paul Graham

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780748124

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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What is justice? How can we know it? Harder still, how can we implement it? Combining lucid exposition with thought-provoking criticism, Paul Graham gives us the first introduction to Rawls’ work that encompasses his entire career — from his early articles in the 1950s to his death in 2002. The most significant political philosopher since John Stuart Mill, Rawls’ Theory of Justice sold over 250,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages. His presentation of social justice, and particularly his contention that how we organize society should rectify undeserved inequality rather than ratify it, has been the source not only of academic argument but of political debate and legislative reform. Covering the most interesting and important aspects of Rawls’ work in a stimulating manner, this study is essential reading for students, scholars, and interested readers alike.
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