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Why Turkey Is Authoritarian: Right-wing Rule from Atatürk to Erdogan

Karaveli, Halil.

(2018)  | 9780745337555 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 31.95 (inc. GST), AUD 29.05 (ex. GST),
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We need to get Turkey right. The clash between the seculars and the Islamists obscures that in reality they are two sides of an authoritarian right. In this book, Halil Karaveli reinterprets Turkish political history, revealing the class dynamics behind secularism and Islamization.Karaveli shows that...

Rojava: Revolution, War and the Future of Syria's Kurds

Schmidinger, Thomas.

(2018)  | 9780745337722 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 18/5/2018
AUD 38.95 (inc. GST), AUD 35.41 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
Based on several field trips and researches from 1999 until 2016, this book gives a detailed introduction to the ethnography, history and political situation in Rojava. The book outlines the history of the Kurds in Syria from the late Ottoman Empire until the Syrian civil war. It tells the history of...

The Himalayas : an encyclopedia of geography, history, and culture.

Hund, Andrew. Wren, James.

(2018)  | 9781440839382 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 349pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
AUD 165.95 (inc. GST), AUD 150.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2018
The Himalayas: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture serves as a convenient and authoritative reference for anyone exploring the region and seeking to better understand the history, events, peoples, and geopolitical details of this unique area of the world. It explores the geography and...

A Century of Change in a Chinese Village: The Crisis of the Countryside

Lin, Juren. Juren, Lin. Yuzi, Xie. , Grove, Linda.

(2018)  | 9781538112359 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 132.95 (inc. GST), AUD 120.86 (ex. GST),
Over the last half century, China has evolved from a poor rural country to ageopolitical powerhouse. Rapid urbanization has been at the heart of thattransformation, and as migrant laborers have left their villages, what hasbecome of the rural communities that were once the center of economic, social,and...

The Future of Palestinian Identity

Kanaana, Sharif. , Kanaana, Sharif.

(2018)  | 9781443882644 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 298pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 60.95 (inc. GST), AUD 55.41 (ex. GST),
During the 1948 Nakba, around three quarters of a million Palestinians were driven out of their homes and became refugees. Since then, they have not been allowed to return to their homeland, but have not given up. Originally concentrated mainly in neighbouring Arab countries, they have, in their attempts...

Historical Dictionary of Turkey

CRISS. HEPER. OZTURK-T. Öztürk-Tunçel, Duygu. Criss, Nur Bilge. Heper, Metin.

(2018)  | 9781538102244 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | 4 Revised ed.,  | book | 864pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
AUD 281.95 (inc. GST), AUD 256.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2018
The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Turkey covers Ottoman Empire andthe Republic of Turkey through a time span of more than six centuries. Itpresents the basic characteristics of the two periods and traces thedevelopments from an empire to a state-nation, from tradition to modernity, froma...

Pakistan : the taliban, al qaeda, and the rise of terrorism.

Topich, William J. Topich, William.

(2018)  | 9781440837609 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 245pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 127.95 (inc. GST), AUD 116.32 (ex. GST),
Why is the volatile political status of Pakistan so critical to world security? How did the tribal region of northwest Pakistan become home to numerous insurgent factions, including the Pakistani Taliban and al Qaeda? Is the government of Pakistan actively combating or facilitating terrorism and the...

Understanding China : an inquiry into the production of knowledge.

Gao, Mobo.

(2018)  | 9780745399812 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 42.95 (inc. GST), AUD 39.05 (ex. GST),
The rise of China is arguably one of the most significant events of our time. World-wide interest in this phenomenon is characterised by anxiety and markedly different views around its nature, both in the West and in China.In this book, China expert Mobo Gao interrogates these differences, providing...

Cracks in the wall : beyond apartheid in palestine/israel.

White, Ben.

(2018)  | 9780745337616 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 144pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 21.95 (inc. GST), AUD 19.95 (ex. GST),
After decades of occupation and creeping annexation, the situation on the ground in Palestine/Israel can only be described as a system of apartheid. Peace efforts have failed because of one, inconvenient truth: the Israeli maximum on offer does not meet the Palestinian minimum, or the standards of international...

Faith and resistance : the politics of love and war in lebanon.

Marusek, Sarah.

(2018)  | 9780745399928 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 42.95 (inc. GST), AUD 39.05 (ex. GST),
What kind of decolonial possibilities exist in today's world? Exploring the rise of Shi'i activism in Lebanon and the Middle East, and drawing transnational parallels with other revolutionary religious struggles in Latin America and South Africa, Sarah Marusek offers a timely analysis of the social...

Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s Reflections on Kashmir

Khan, Nyla Ali.

(2018)  | 9783319501024 | Springer | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
AUD 244.95 (inc. GST), AUD 222.68 (ex. GST),
1. Introduction2. Letters          2.1. Letter to the United Nations Security Council, 1953    2.2. Letter to Chaudhry Noor Hussian from Special Jail, Jammu, January 25, 1960 2.3. Letter to Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Prime Minister of India, March 17, 1965  2.4. Letter to Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan,...

The Korean War: An International History

Haruki, Wada.

(2018)  | 9780810896307 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
AUD 50.95 (inc. GST), AUD 46.32 (ex. GST),
This classic history of the Korean War—from its origins through thearmistice—is now available in a paperback edition including a substantiveintroduction that considers the heightened danger of a new Northeast Asian waras Trump and Kim Jung-un escalated their rhetoric. Wada Haruki, one of theworld’s...

Great Transformations in Eurasia

Katman, Filiz.

(2018)  | 9781527506336 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 120pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
AUD 84.95 (inc. GST), AUD 77.23 (ex. GST),
This book provides information on the ongoing transformation of the Eurasian region, offering a theoretical background and a discussion of the security complex characteristics of Eurasia, the roles of the “New Great Game”, and recent opportunities and challenges in the region, such as the new Silk Road....

The Korean War: An International History

Haruki, Wada.

(2018)  | 9781538116418 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
AUD 123.95 (inc. GST), AUD 112.68 (ex. GST),
This classic history of the Korean War—from its origins through thearmistice—is now available in a paperback edition including a substantiveintroduction that considers the heightened danger of a new Northeast Asian waras Trump and Kim Jung-un escalated their rhetoric. Wada Haruki, one of theworld’s...

Political Leadership and Erdo?an

Akdogan, Yalcin Akdo?an, Yalç?n.

(2018)  | 9781527506275 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
AUD 88.95 (inc. GST), AUD 80.86 (ex. GST),
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has dominated the country’s politics for more than two decades. To answer the question how one man was able to remain popular for such a long period of time, it is necessary to understand his leadership secrets.

In Political Leadership and Erdo?an, former...

The Divided Korean Peninsula: A Window into Everyday Life

Seu, Nicola.

(2018)  | 9781527506497 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 102pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
AUD 84.95 (inc. GST), AUD 77.23 (ex. GST),
In the West, interest about Korea is often limited to its unnatural division and the peculiar regime in the North of the Peninsula. However, its culture is rich, its history a thousand years-old, its land populous, and its economy spectacularly growing. How is it possible that such a country, a key...

Golda Meir's Foreign Decision-Making Process: An Analysis

Asaf, Kremer Michal. Kremer Asaf, Michal.

(2018)  | 9781527505858 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 323pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
AUD 98.95 (inc. GST), AUD 89.95 (ex. GST),
This book focuses on the analysis of Golda Meir’s foreign decision making processes during her tenure as Prime Minister (1970-1973), offering three unique case studies. It exposes the political-diplomatic aspects of foreign policy, using interviews and analysis of hundreds of formerly secret documents...

Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States

McCormack, Gavan. Norimatsu, Satoko Oka.

(2018)  | 9781442215634 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 1/3/2018
AUD 43.95 (inc. GST), AUD 39.95 (ex. GST),
Now in a thoroughly updated edition, Resistant Islands offers the firstcomprehensive overview of Okinawan history from earliest times to the present,focusing especially on the recent period of colonization by Japan, itsdisastrous fate during World War II, and its current status as a glorified USmilitary...


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