COCAINE POLITICS: DRUGS, ARMIES AND THE CIA IN CENTRAL AMERICA ran a controversial series of stories in 1996 on the relationship between the CIA, the Contras, and crack, they reignited the issue of the intelligence agency's connections to drug trafficking, initially brought to light during the Vietnam War and then again by the Iran-Contra affair. Broad in scop..
PHILOSOPHY FOR LIFE: APPLYING PHILOSOPHY IN POLITICS AND CULTURE call for the practice of philosophy in our everyday lives. Philosopher and writer Rupert Read explores a series of important and often provocative contemporary political and cultural issues from a philosophical perspective, arguing that philosophy is not a body of doctrine, but a practice, a vantage..
FEMICIDE: THE POLITICS OF WOMAN KILLING mine the impact of feminist advocacy, theory, and methodology on the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences...
BLOGGERS ON THE BUS: HOW THE INTERNET CHANGED POLITICS AND THE PRESS es an intriguing examination of the world of the blogosphere as a place where political journalists—and politicians—can reach out to a niche online audience that may have been turned off by traditional media channels.
Following in the bestselling tradition of Timothy Crouse’s classic bo..
CITYSCAPES AND CAPITAL: THE POLITICS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT italize their urban centers and surrounding region, planners and politicians often look for quick-fix schemes. But cities that have achieved success, Michael Pagano and Ann Bowman claim, have done so through an alliance of politics and economics focused upon a long-term vision of what the city can b..
THE WANDERING WHO? A STUDY OF JEWISH IDENTITY POLITICS wish identity politics and contemporary Jewish ideology using both popular culture and scholarly texts...
A BRIEF GUIDE TO ISLAM: FAITH, RELIGION, POLITICS for sensational headlines, but A Brief Guide to Islam starts with the similarities between the major Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Only then can the differences be understood. By exploring the beliefs, history and politics of the ordinary people of Muslim countries, Paul Grie..
THE TERROR AUTHORIZATION: THE HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE 2001 AUMF 1th terrorist attacks, Congress authorized "war" against al Qaeda in the statute known as the 2001 AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force). Meant to be a temporary grant of powers to allow the President to retaliate against the perpetrators of the attack, two administrations have used the..
SHMEXPERTS: HOW IDEOLOGY AND POWER POLITICS ARE DISGUISED AS SCIENCE while the experts were frantically working on a solution to stop the flow, thousands of people were offered solutions. One suggestion came from a plumber named Joe Caldart, but since he wasn t a scientist with a PhD, his plan was dismissed outright. Only when a professor of engineering at Berkeley ..
WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES: ESSAYS IN PSYCHOLOGY, CULTURE, AND POLITICS men first, sharing the dreams and disappointments common to women in a male-dominated society. But because society persists in viewing disability as an emblem of passivity and incompetence, disabled women occupy a devalued status in the social hierarchy. This book represents the intersection of the ..