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            Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic Second Edition

            Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic Second Edition (Paperback)

            By Axworthy, Michael

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            For over 30 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. Many policy-makers today share a weary wish that Iran would somehow just disappear as a problem. But with Iran's continuing commitment to a ...nuclear programme and its reputation as a trouble-maker in Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere, this is unlikely any time soon. The slow demise of the 2009 'Green Revolution' shows that Revolutionary Iran's institutions are still formidable. This is the definitive history of this subject, from one of the world's principal experts.
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            ISBN 9780141990330
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Now We Have Your Attention: The New Politics of the People

            Now We Have Your Attention: The New Politics of the People (Hardback)

            By Shenker, Jack

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            From inside the activist communities, campaign groups and protest movements that are now emerging throughout the country - including exclusive access to Momentum - he will introduce the reader to a relatively young, entirely fearless new generation who have nothing to lose and fo...r whom none of the old assumptions apply.
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            ISBN 9781847925404
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Latin American Soldiers: Armed Forces in the Region's History

            Latin American Soldiers: Armed Forces in the Region's History (Hardback)

            By Bawden, John R.

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            In this accessible volume, John R. Bawden introduces readers to the study of armed forces in Latin American history through vivid narratives about four very different countries: Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Chile. Latin America has faced many of the challenges common to postcolonial... states such as civil war, poorly-defined borders, and politically fractured societies. Studying its militaries offers a powerful lens through which to understand major events, eras, and problems. Bawden draws on stories about the men and women who served in conventional armed forces and guerrilla armies to examine the politics and social structure of each country, the state's evolution, and relationships between soldiers and the global community. Designed as an introductory text for undergraduates, Latin America's Soldiers identifies major concepts, factors, and trends that have shaped modern Latin America. It is an essential text for students of Latin American Studies or History and is particularly useful for students focusing on the military, revolutions, and political history.
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            ISBN 9781138492578
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Latin American Topicos
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            The Challenge of Bolshevism: A New Social Deal

            The Challenge of Bolshevism: A New Social Deal (Paperback)

            By Buxton, D. F.

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            Originally published in 1928, this book is a result of a visit to Russia by the author who stayed in a remote village and mixed with the local population. A crusader for social justice, Dorothy Buxton in theory saw Bolshevism as a fairer system and went to Russia to see the effec...ts of the Revolution. With an intellectual honesty rarely seen by critics of Soviet Russia, the author examines fundamental questions of sociology and religion with some unexpected conclusions.
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            ISBN 9781138084438
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series RLE: Early Western Responses to Soviet Russia
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            Virtual Democracies: Social Media and Democratization of the Public Sphere in the Arab World

            Virtual Democracies: Social Media and Democratization of the Public Sphere in the Arab World (Hardback)

            By De Vriese, Leila

            • RRP: $285.00
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            The Arab Spring raises many important questions about modern mass communication; how has social media changed contentious politics? To what extent have Information and Communication Technologies in general and social media specifically contributed to the democratization of the pu...blic sphere? Has participation in social networking spaces politicized previously apolitical populations? By assessing key events leading up to the Arab Spring, exploring important developments during the uprisings and debating possible outcomes Leila DeVries argues that social media has not only democratized the public sphere but has also shifted the content of public discourse and the very nature of contentious politics. Focusing on Egypt and Bahrain, two countries with similarly large ICT penetration, extensive social media communities and very vocal cyber activists she examines the reasons why they experienced such different outcomes in the struggle for democracy. Combining analysis of the Arab Spring with theoretical and conceptual discussions on new social movements and activism, new media, the public sphere and democratization this book examines the events of the Arab Spring within the theoretical perspectives necessary to unpack and analyze the protests and situate them within the wider tradition of contentious politics
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            ISBN 9781409455127
            Released NZ 28 Aug 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Democracy in Afghanistan: The Golden Era of Reform and the Roots of Modern Conflict
             

            Democracy in Afghanistan: The Golden Era of Reform and the Roots of Modern Conflict (Hardback)

            By Jalali, Bahar

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            The first English account to draw a line of continuity between Afghanistan's 'decade and democracy' and the last three decades of conflict, with consideration of the implications on Afghanistan today.

            ISBN 9781784538286
            Released NZ 30 Aug 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution

            The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Anderson, Virginia DeJohn

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            Nathan Hale, the celebrated hero, and Moses Dunbar, an unknown loyalist executed for treason, died during the American Revolution for causes they regarded as honorable. The Martyr and the Traitor presents these men's stories for what they reveal about the Revolution's impact on o...rdinary lives and about the many factors involved in choosing sides in war.
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            ISBN 9780190055622
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Political Parties in the Middle East
             

            Political Parties in the Middle East (Hardback)

            Edited by Randjbar-Daemi, Siavush; Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, Eskandar; Banko, Lauren

            • RRP: $282.00
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            This comprehensive collection addresses the important question of political parties in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Written by historians, political scientists, and sociologists of the region, the book provides a pertinent analytical framework to understand the often ...complex and turbulent histories of these political parties, their role within the region, and their prospects in the wake of the post-2011 Arab Uprisings. The authors explore a rich and varied range of case studies including Iran, Turkey, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco. This book examines where political parties and organizations have been crucial to shaping contemporary historical events and political contestation, but also highlights their shortcomings and failures to deliver on the ambitions and hopes they had often evoked amongst their supporters. Furthermore, it looks at how political parties and their activities have intersected with important issues and themes such as gender, human rights, international solidarity, revolution and social transformation, and sectarian identity. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of political science, particularly within the MENA region. It was originally published as a special issue of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.
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            ISBN 9781138390966
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Dynamics of Dissent: Theorizing Movements for Inclusive Futures
             

            Dynamics of Dissent: Theorizing Movements for Inclusive Futures (Hardback)

            Edited by Clammer, John; Chakravorty, Meera; Bussey, Marcus; Banerjee, Tanmayee

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            Taking into account the present situation all around the globe when de-territorialisation is becoming a constant factor, this book explores the quality of dissent in the context of movements that aim at transformations which foster re-territorialisation and generate positive futu...res. This book looks at a range of movements including the medieval Bhakti movement of India and the Beguine movement of 14th Century Europe, the feminist movements of New Zealand and Sweden, the Black Women's peace movement of the US, cultural resistance in 19th Century Bengal, Kabir Suman's `songs of experience' and Japan's anti-nuclear movement. In addition, it focuses on the theoretical dimensions of resistance, the first with reference to Friedrich Nietzsche and Renee Girard's work on ressentiment and the second, by turning to an intimate theorisation in which the body itself acts as a powerful site for dissent.
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            ISBN 9781138603967
            Released NZ 4 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism
              

            A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smolkin, Victoria

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            When the Bolsheviks set out to build a new world in the wake of the Russian Revolution, they expected religion to die off. Soviet power used a variety of tools--from education to propaganda to terror--to turn its vision of a Communist world without religion into reality. Yet even... with its monopoly on ideology and power, the Soviet Communist Party never succeeded in overcoming religion and creating an atheist society. A Sacred Space Is Never Empty presents the first history of Soviet atheism from the 1917 revolution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Drawing on a wealth of archival material and in-depth interviews with those who were on the front lines of Communist ideological campaigns, Victoria Smolkin argues that to understand the Soviet experiment, we must make sense of Soviet atheism. Smolkin shows how atheism was reimagined as an alternative cosmology with its own set of positive beliefs, practices, and spiritual commitments. Through its engagements with religion, the Soviet leadership realized that removing religion from the sacred spaces of Soviet life was not enough. Then, in the final years of the Soviet experiment, Mikhail Gorbachev--in a stunning and unexpected reversal--abandoned atheism and reintroduced religion into Soviet public life. A Sacred Space Is Never Empty explores the meaning of atheism for religious life, for Communist ideology, and for Soviet politics.
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            ISBN 9780691197234
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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