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"Guns, Germs And Steel"

Автор(и): Jared Diamond
ISBN: 9780099302780
Видавництво: Vintage

Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.

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"Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up"

Автор(и): Phillips, T.
ISBN: 9781472259059
Видавництво: Headline Publishing

An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f**k ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day. Perfect for fans of Sarah Knight and Giles Milton.

This is HUMANS.

In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f**k things up.

From Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign, to the sinking of thev Titanic; from the American Dustbowl, to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President... it's pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven't exactly grown wiser with age.

So, next time you think you've really f**ked up, this book will remind you: it could be so much worse...

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"The Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War and the Evolution of Us"

Автор(и): Rutherford A.
ISBN: 9781780229089
Видавництво: Orion Publishing

WHAT MAKES US HUMAN? Waging war? Sex for pleasure? Creating art? Mastery of fire? In this thrilling tour of the animal kingdom, Adam Rutherford tells the story of how we became the unique creatures we are today. Illuminated by the latest scientific discoveries, THE BOOK OF HUMANS is a dazzling compendium of what unequivocally fixes us as animals, and reveals how we are extraordinary among them.

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"The Courage of Hopelessness : Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously"

Автор(и): Slavoj Zizek
ISBN: 9780241305577
Видавництво: Penguin Books

Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migrationand geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Zizek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change.Today, he proposes, the only true question is,or should be, this: do we endorse the predominant acceptance of capitalism as fact of human nature, or does today's capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction?

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"All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britainís Political Class"

Автор(и): Tim Shipman
ISBN: 9780008215170
Видавництво: Collins

All Out War: The Full Story of Brexit is a 2016 political history book by the Sunday Times Political editor Tim Shipman, focusing on the 2016 Brexit Referendum.

300.00

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"On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century"

Автор(и): Timothy Snyder
ISBN: 9781847924889
Видавництво: Bodley Head

In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances.History can familiarise, and it can warn. Today, we are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to totalitarianism in the twentieth century. But when the political order seems imperilled, our advantage is that we can learn from their experience to resist the advance of tyranny.

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"The Best of Times, The Worst of Times"

Автор(и): Michael Burleigh
ISBN: 9781509847945
Видавництво: PanMacmillan

In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century – first, the 2003 war with Iraq and its chaotic aftermath and, second, the financial crash of 2008 – have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards. And as America turns inwards and Europe is beset by austerity politics and populist nationalism, the post-war consensus looks less and less secure. But is this really the worst of times?In a forensic examination of the world we now live in, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh sets out to answer that question. Who could have imagined that China would champion globalization and lead the battle on climate change? Or that post-Soviet Russia might present a greater threat to the world’s stability than ISIS? And while we may be on the cusp of still more dramatic change, perhaps the risks will – in time – bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation.

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"America's Secret War"

Автор(и): George Friedman
ISBN: 9780349118925
Видавництво: Abacus

The startling truth behind America’s foreign policy and war effort in Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond.

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"Origin Story: A Big History of Everything"

Автор(и): Christian D.
ISBN: 9780141991528
Видавництво: Penguin Books

How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction? Big History creator David Christian gives the answers in a mind-expanding cosmological detective story told on the grandest possible scale. He traces how, during eight key thresholds, the right conditions have allowed new forms of complexity to arise, from stars to galaxies, Earth to homo sapiens, agriculture to fossil fuels. This last mega-innovation gave us an energy bonanza that brought huge benefits to mankind, yet also threatens to shake apart everything we have created.

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"Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century "

Автор(и): Will Hutton
ISBN: 9780349118826
Видавництво: Abacus

Culture, Politics, Economics

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"Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation"

Автор(и): Philip Shenon
ISBN: 9781408701508
Видавництво: Little Brown Book Group

In a work of history that will make headlines, NEW YORK TIMES reporter Philip Shenon investigates the investigation of 9/11 and tells the inside story of the most important federal commission since the Warren Commission. Shenon uncovers startling new information about the inner workings of the 9/11 commission and its relationship with the Bush White House. THE COMMISSION will change our understanding of the 9/11 investivation - and of the attacks themselves.

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"Island at the Centre of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America"

Автор(и): Russell Shorto
ISBN: 9780349140209
Видавництво: Abacus

Russell Shorto has created a gripping narrative – a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan – that transforms our understanding of early America.

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"Underground London"

Автор(и): Stephen Smith
ISBN: 9780349115658
Видавництво: Abacus

In this marvelous work, Stephen Smith explores the life and history of London from an unusual angle — underneath. Beginning with the rivers that run under the capital and ending in the system of tunnels beneath the Thames Barrier, Underground London is an enthralling journey into a subterranean world.

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"Pompeii: The Living City "

Автор(и): Ray, Alex & Laurence Butterworth
ISBN: 9780753820766
Видавництво: Orion Publishing

Deeply resonant in a world still at the mercy of natural disaster, Pompeii recreates life as experienced in the city, and those frantic, awful hours in AD 79 that wiped the bustling city from the face of the earth.

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"Gunpowder Plot: Terror And Faith In 1605"

Автор(и): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 9780753814017
Видавництво: Orion Publishing

Britain's most popular historian uncovers the truth about Guy Fawkes' plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

389.00

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"WikiLeaks: News in the Networked Era"

Автор(и): Charlie Beckett, James Ball
ISBN: 9780745659763
Видавництво: Polity
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"Sixth Extinction"

Автор(и): ​Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN: 9781408851241
Видавництво: Bloomsbury

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas and the work of geologists, botanists and marine biologists to tell the gripping stories of a dozen species – including the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran rhino – some already gone, others at the point of vanishing.The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy and Elizabeth Kolbert's book urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

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"International Migration and Social Theory"

Автор(и): Karen O'Reilly
ISBN: 9780230221314
Видавництво: Palgrave

Affecting millions across the globe every day, international migration encompasses a wide range of concerns. It is not only a central dynamic in processes of globalization and government policy-making, but also a deeply personal topic that cuts to the heart of notions of identity, home and belonging.
International Migration and Social Theory provides a clear map of this field, and shows how social theory can illuminate our understanding of the way we move around the globe. Explaining and critiquing a wide range of theories, approaches and concepts, the text provides a new theoretical framework for future study and applies it to extended empirical case studies. The book explores core migration topics, from labour and lifestyle migration to refugees and the role of women, to shed light on the implications of migration at global, national and personal levels.

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"This Changes Everything : Capitalism vs. the Climate"

Автор(и): Naomi Klein
ISBN: 9780241956182
Видавництво: Penguin Books

Naomi Klein's international bestseller This Changes Everything is a must-read on our future, one of the defining and most hopeful books of this era. Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It's not about carbon - it's about capitalism.

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"Weapons of Math Destruction : How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy"

Автор(и): Cathy O'neil
ISBN: 9780141985411
Видавництво: Penguin Books

New York Times Bestseller 'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the Year 'A manual for the 21st-century citizen... accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Federica Cocco, Financial Times A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric. We live in the age of the algorithm.

403.00

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"The World is Flat : The Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century"

Автор(и): Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN: 9780141034898
Видавництво: Penguin Books

The beginning of the twenty-first century will be remembered, Friedman argues, not for military conflicts or political events, but for a whole new age of globalization - a `flattening' of the world. The explosion of advanced technologies now means that suddenly knowledge pools and resources have connected all over the planet, levelling the playing field as never before, so that each of us is potentially an equal - and competitor - of the other.

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"World Order : Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History"

Автор(и): Henry Kissinger
ISBN: 9780141979007
Видавництво: Penguin Books

World Order is the summation of Henry Kissinger's thinking about history, strategy and statecraft. As if taking a perspective from far above the globe, it examines the great tectonic plates of history and the motivations of nations, explaining the attitudes that states and empires have taken to the rest of the world from the formation of Europe to our own times.

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"Easternisation : War and Peace in the Asian Century"

Автор(и): Gideon Rachman
ISBN: 9781784700744
Видавництво: Vintage

Easternisation is the defining trend of our age - the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations and the great questions of war and peace. A troubled but rising China is now challenging America's supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers - includingJapan, North Korea, India and Pakistan - have the potential to shake the whole world. Meanwhile the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil and Russia longs to reclaim its status as a great power.

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"Enough Said : What's gone wrong with the language of politics?"

Автор(и): Mark Thompson
ISBN: 9780099597681
Видавництво: Vintage

How do we discuss serious ideas in the age of 24-hour news? What was rhetoric in the past and what should it be now? And what does Islamic State have in common with Donald Trump? We've never had more information or more opportunityto debate the issues of the day. Yet the relationship between politicians, the media and the public is characterised by suspicion, mistrust and apathy. What has gone wrong?

424.00

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"Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up"

Автор(и): Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica
ISBN: 9780141978574
Видавництво: Penguin Books

From the international bestselling author of The Element Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education. In this inspiring, empowering book, he sets out a new vision for how education can be transformed to enable all young people to flourish. Filled with practical examples and groundbreaking research, it will inspire the change our children urgently need.

420.00

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"The Fourth Industrial Revolution"

Автор(и): Klaus Schwab
ISBN: 9780241300756
Видавництво: Penguin Books

We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history.
Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see: commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides.

In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.

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"The Great Divide"

Автор(и): Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN: 9780141981222
Видавництво: Penguin Books

Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Joseph Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice, the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities - a choice that we don't have to make.

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"Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future"

Автор(и): Paul Mason
ISBN: 9780141975290
Видавництво: Penguin Books

Are we on the brink of a change so profound that capitalism has finally reached its limits? Paul Mason's visionary bestseller shows how the technological revolution is about to reshape utterly our notions of work and value. For the first time in history, we have the chance to create something wholly new. Welcome to postcapitalism.

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"The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine"

Автор(и): Michael Lewis
ISBN: 9780141983301
Видавництво: Penguin Books

When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine, and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren’t talking. The crucial question is this: Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages?Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestselling Liar’s Poker. Who got it right? he asks. Who saw the ever-rising real estate market for the black hole it would become, and eventually made billions of dollars from that perception? And what qualities of character made those few persist when their peers and colleagues dismissed them as Chicken Littles? Out of this handful of unlikely—really unlikely—heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times.

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"The Euro: And its Threat to the Future of Europe"

Автор(и): Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN: 9780241258156
Видавництво: Penguin Books

Laying bare the European Central Bank's misguided inflation-only mandate and explaining why austerity has condemned Europe to unending stagnation, Stiglitz outlines the fundamental reforms necessary to the structure of the eurozone and the policies imposed on the member countries suffering the most. But the same lack of sufficient political solidarity that led to the creation of a flawed euro twenty years ago suggests that these reforms are unlikely to be adopted. Hoping to avoid the huge costs associated with current policies, Stiglitz proposes two other alternatives: a well-managed end to the common currency; or a bold, new system dubbed 'the flexible euro.' This important book, by one of the world's leading economists, addresses the euro-crisis on a bigger intellectual scale than any predecessor.

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"The Undoing Project"

Автор(и): Michael Lewis
ISBN: 9780241254738
Видавництво: Penguin Books

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new book, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. Kahneman and Tversky, shows Michael Lewis, helped shape the world in which we now live - and may well have changed, for good, humankind's view of its own mind.

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"Made in Africa: Industrial Policy in Ethiopia"

Автор(и): Arkebe Oqubay
ISBN: 9780198739890
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

Made in Africa presents the findings of original field research into the design, practice, and varied outcomes of industrial policy in the cement, leather and leather products, and floriculture sectors in Ethiopia. It explores how and why the outcomes of industrial policy are shaped by particular factors in these industries. It also examines industrial structures and associated global value chains to demonstrate the challenges faced by African firms in international markets. The findings are discussed against the backdrop of 'industrial policy', which has recently found renewed favour among economists and international organizations, and of the history of thought about and practice in industrialization.The book seeks to learn from the failures and successes in the three sectors, all of them functioning under the umbrella of a single industrial strategy. It argues that an effective industrial policy requires a more interventionist state than most development economists would accept, including those recently claiming to champion a 'new industrial policy'. Moreover, it argues that success lies in the interactions among policy, specific industrial structures, and institutions. Specifically, a successful policy, he posits should maximize linkage effects, but will founder in the absence of a clear understanding of the political economy of each sector.

1980.00

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"Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to Know"

Автор(и): Stathis Kalyvas
ISBN: 9780199948796
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

When Greece's economic troubles began to threaten the stability of the European Union in 2010, the nation found itself in the center of a whirlwind of international finger-pointing. In the years prior, Greece appeared to be politically secure and economically healthy. Upon its emergence in the center of the European economic maelstrom, however, observers and critics cited a century of economic hurdles, dictatorships, revolutions, and more reasons as to why their current crisis was understandable, if not predictable. The ancient birthplace of democracy and countless artistic, literary, philosophical, and scientific developments had struggled to catch-up to its economically-thriving neighbors in Western Europe for years and quickly became the most seriously economically-troubled European country following a fiscal nosedive beginning in 2008. When the deficit and unemployment skyrocketed, the resulting austerity measures triggered widespread social unrest.The entire world turned its focus toward the troubled nation, waiting for the possibility of a Greek exit from the European Monetary Union and its potential to unravel the entire Union, with other weaker members heading for the exit as well. The effects of Greece's crisis are also tied up in the global arguments about austerity, with many viewing it as necessary medicine, and still others seeing austerity as an intellectually bankrupt approach to fiscal policy that only further damages weak economies.In Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Stathis Kalyvas, an eminent scholar of conflict, Europe, and Greece combines the most up-to-date economic and political-science findings on the current Greek crisis with a discussion of Greece's history. Tracing the nation's development from the early nineteenth century to the present, the informative question-and answer format covers key episodes including the independence movement of the early nineteenth century, the massive ethnic cleansing in Turkey and Greece following World War I, the German occupation in World War II, the following brutal civil war, the conflict with Turkey over Cyprus, the military coup of 1967, democracy at long last, and the country's entry into the European Union.Written by one of the most brilliant political scientists in the academy, Modern Greece is the go-to resource for understanding both the current crisis and the historical events that brought the country to where it is today.

396.00

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"Spain: What Everyone Needs to Know"

Автор(и): William Chislett
ISBN: 9780199936465
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

What happens in Spain, among the euro zone's largest economies, matters. Its high unemployment (over 26%), burgeoning public debt, and banking crisis will be formative for the zone's future.In Spain: What Everyone Needs to Know®, a timely addition to Oxford's acclaimed What Everyone Needs to Know®series, veteran journalist William Chislett provides much-needed political and historical context for Spain's current economic and political predicament. Chislett recounts the country's fascinating and often turbulent history, beginning with the Muslim conquest in 711 and ending with the nation's deep economic crisis, sparked by the spectacular collapse of its real estate and construction sectors in 2010. He explains the country's transition from dictatorship to democracy and covers such issues as the creation of a welfare state, the influx of immigrants, internal strife from the separatist Catalan region, the effects of stringent austerity measures, the strengths and weaknesses of the economy, and how the country can create a more sustainable economic model for the future. In a concise, question-and-answer format that allows readers to quickly access areas of particular interest, the book addresses a wide range of questions, including: What was the legacy of the Muslim presence between 711 and 1492? How did the Spanish Empire Arise? What were the causes of the 1936-39 Civil War? Why did the Socialists win a landslide victory in the 1982 election? What was the impact of European Economic Community membership? What is the violent Basque separatist group ETA? What caused the banking crisis? and more.This engaging overview covers a wide sweep of Spanish history and helps readers understand Spain's place in the world today.

345.00

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"On the Cusp"

Автор(и): Charles S. Pearson
ISBN: 9780190223915
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

For much of its history, human population growth increased at a glacial pace. The demographic rate only soared about 200 years ago, climaxing in the period 1950-2000. In that 50-year span, the population grew more than it had in the previous 5000 years. Though these raw numbers are impressive, they conceal the fact that the growth rate of population topped out in the 1960s. The apparent population boom may be approaching a population bust, despite our coexistence with more than seven billion people.In On the Cusp, economist Charles Pearson explores the meaning of this population trend from the arc of demographic growth to decline. He reviews Thomas Malthus's famous 1798 argument that human population would exceed the earth's carrying capacity, and explains why this surfaces periodically when birth rates strongly exceed 2.1 children per household. Analyzing population trends through dual lenses - demography and economics - Pearson examines the potential opportunities and challenges of population decline and aging. In many industrialized countries, the combination of an aging population and considerable food security may call for policies that boost fertility, immigration, and worker participation, reform pension schemes, and ease concern over moderating rates of population and economic growth. Sharp and occasionally funny, Pearson's research has thought-provoking implications for future public policies.Pearson ends his analysis with a mildly hopeful conclusion, noting that both the rich and the poor face a new demographic order. Bold and comprehensive, general readers and students alike will find On the Cusp an informative and engaging read.

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"One Child: Do We Have a Right to More?"

Автор(и): Sarah Conly
ISBN: 9780190203436
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

A compelling argument for the morality of limitations on procreation in lessening the harmful environmental effects of unchecked populationWe live in a world where a burgeoning global population has started to have a major and destructive environmental impact. The results, including climate change and the struggle for limited resources, appear to be inevitable aspects of a difficult future. Mandatory population control might be a possible last resort to combat this problem, but is also a potentially immoral and undesirable violation of human rights. Since so many view procreation as an essential component of the right to personal happiness and autonomy, the dominant view remains that the government does not have the right to impose these restrictions on its own citizens, for the sake of future people who have yet to exist.Sarah Conly is first to make the contentious argument that not only is it wrong to have more than one child in the face of such concerns, we do not even retain the right to do so. In One Child, Conly argues that autonomy and personal rights are not unlimited, especially if one's body may cause harm to anyone, and that the government has a moral obligation to protect both current and future citizens. Conly gives readers a thought-provoking and accessible exposure to the problem of population growth and develops a credible view of what our moral obligations really are, to generations present and future.

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"The Human Right to Dominate"

Автор(и): Nicola Perugini, Neve Gordon
ISBN: 9780199365012
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

A controversial thesis that shows how human rights — generally conceived as a counter-hegemonic instrument for righting historical injustices — are being deployed to subjugate the weak and reinforce their domination. The book analyzes the inversions that can take place when emancipatory discourses are appropriated by the dominant group in contexts of political asymmetry.

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"Emergency Response to Domestic Terrorism"

Автор(и): Alethia H. Cook
ISBN: 9780826430731
Видавництво: Continuum Publishing Corporation

Emergency Response to Domestic Terrorism analyzes the emergency response to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

Terrorism is a complex threat, and the American government is expected to deter or intervene in every attack. For that reason, the government must be better prepared to respond to acts of terror. One critical element is to understand what constitutes an "effective response."
To answer this key question, the author examined the existing literature and interviewed thirty-one elite participants in the emergency response to the bombing. The result is a unique qualitative case study that analyzes the response efforts undertaken after the bombing to draw conclusions about their relative success or failure.
Emergency Response to Domestic Terrorism looks at the nature and interrelationship of bureaucratic structures involved in the response, the organizational networking between the response bureaucracy, and the impact of bureaucratic culture on the response.
The work contributes to the existing literatures in both emergency response and bureaucracy. First, theoretical arguments about bureaucracies and their function are put to the test as they are applied to a specific crisis situation. Second, interview materials with key individuals who were on the scene of this American terrorist disaster are provided. Third, the emergency response literature is examined to determine whether the Oklahoma City bombing exhibited the anticipated response challenges. In addition, the work provides insights into the extent to which response communities are familiar with federal response guidelines. The overall results of the study are applicable to emergency response to terrorist incidents and to natural disasters.
By bringing together the academic and the practical aspects of emergency response, the work will appeal to students, practitioners, and policymakers. Further, it will foster better understanding of public policy and public administration in general.

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"Democracy: The Long Revolution [Hardcover]"

Автор(и): David Powell
ISBN: 9780826486769
Видавництво: Continuum Publishing Corporation

This accessible yet authoritative collection of essays chronicles the history of dissent in the British Isles, from Magna Carta to the present day. The contributors - all specialists in their field - cover such milestones as the age of revolution, industrialisation and the foundation of the Labour Party. Tony Benn contributes a powerful, final extended chapter arguing that 'we are light years away from being a true democracy.'

601.00

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"European Union Politics"

Автор(и): Michelle Cini, Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan
ISBN: 9780199548637
Видавництво: Oxford University Press

An authoritative text that covers both EU theories and EU institutions, European Union Politics, Third Edition, provides students with a solid introduction to the field. Presents carefully edited contributions from experts, providing students with comprehensive and stimulating content. Assumes no background knowledge, making it accessible to students new to the subject. Provides excellent learning features, including reader's guides, boxes of further information, key points, figures, questions, further reading, websites, and glossary. New to this edition: Additional editor Dr. Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan. Two new chapters: Policy-Making in the European Union (Chapter 13) and Environmental Policy (Chapter 14). Coverage of differentiated European integration now incorporated within the new policy-making chapter. The Lisbon Treaty incorporated within the text. Updated Companion Website (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199548637/) with resources for students--including interactive maps of Europe; interactive timeline of key events in the history of the EU; multiple choice questions; biographies of important figures in EU history; exam study guide; flashcard glossary; and links to OUP journal articles--and instructors (PowerPoint lecture slides; essay, seminar, and quiz questions; and boxes and figures from the textbook)

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