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Politica e Historia em Gramsci - Vol.1 - INSTITUTO GRAMSCI, Badaloni, Nicola et al
1 Badaloni, Nicola et al Politica e Historia em Gramsci - Vol.1 - INSTITUTO GRAMSCI
Brazil Civilizacao Brasileira 1978 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
257 pages in Portuguese. 5 IDEOLOGOS EUROPEUS, REUNIDOS NO INSTITUTO GRAMSCI COMPARECEM COM TEXTOS DE SUAS INTERVENCOES NO ENCONTRO INTERNACIONAL DE ESTUDOS GRAMSCIANOS, REALIZADOS EM 1977 EM FLORENCA. - LIBERDADE INDIVIDUAL E HOMEM COLETIVO EM ANTONIO GRAMSCI - POR NICOLA BADALONI. - GRAMSCI - VONTADE, HEGEMONIA, RACIONALIZACAO - POR REMO BODEI - SOBRE OS PROBLEMAS POLITICOS DA TRANSICAO CLASSE OPERARIA E REVOLUCAO PASSIVA - POR CHRISTINE BUCI-GLUKSMANN - UNIVERSALIDADE POLITICA - POR UMBERTO CERRONI - REVOLUCAO PASSIVA, FASCISMO, AMERICANISMO EM GRAMSCI - POR FRANCO DE FELICE. 
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Return to the United Nations: U. N. Diplomacy in Regional Conflicts, Berridge, G.R.
2 Berridge, G.R. Return to the United Nations: U. N. Diplomacy in Regional Conflicts
U. K. Macmillan 1991 0333523016 / 9780333523018 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
188 indexed pages. Why have states returned to the United Nations with unprecedented enthusiasm since 1987? What is its role in 'peacemaking'? Does it have any relevance to what is probably still the most dangerous and intractable of all 'regional conflicts', that between the Arabs and the Israelis? By examining changes at UN headquarters (not least the institutionalization of 'secret diplomacy' in the Security Council) as well as the recent history of UN diplomacy, these are the questions which this book confronts. Name in the first page. 
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Hindu Nationalism: Origins, Ideologies and Modern Myths, Bhatt, Chetan
3 Bhatt, Chetan Hindu Nationalism: Origins, Ideologies and Modern Myths
United Kingdom Berg Pub 2001 1859733484 / 9781859733486 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
232 indexed pages. The rise of authoritarian Hindu mass movements and political formations in India since the early 1980s raises fundamental questions about the resurgence of chauvinistic ethnic, religious and nationalist movements in the late modern period. This book examines the history and ideologies of Hindu nationalism and Hindutva from the end of the last century to the present, and critically evaluates the social and political philosophies and writings of its main thinkers. Hindu nationalism is based on the claim that it is an indigenous product of the primordial and authentic ethnic and religious traditions of India. The book argues instead that these claims are based on relatively recent ideas, frequently related to western influences during the colonial period. These influences include eighteenth and nineteenth century European Romantic and Enlightenment rationalist ideas preoccupied with archaic primordialism, evolution, organicism, vitalism and race. As well as considering the ideological impact of National Socialism and Fascism on Hindu nationalism in the 1930s, the book also looks at how Aryanism continues to be promoted in unexpected forms in contemporary India. Using a wide range of historical and contemporary sources, the author considers the consequences of Hindu nationalist resurgence in the light of contemporary debates about minorities, secular citizenship, ethics and modernity. 
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The Negro Revolution In America: What Negroes Want; Why and How They are Fighting; Whom They Support; What Whites Think of Them and Their Demands, Brink, William; Harris, Louis
4 Brink, William; Harris, Louis The Negro Revolution In America: What Negroes Want; Why and How They are Fighting; Whom They Support; What Whites Think of Them and Their Demands
USA Simon & Schuster 1964 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
251 pages. Here is an unprecedented book - the anatomy of a social revolution in full stride. It is based on the survey of Negro opinion made by Newsweek magazine in 1963, with additional material from a later poll of white attitudes toward Negroes. A nationwide sampling of Negroes across the country and on all social levels, lus 100 Negro leaders, were asked over 250 questions by interviewers who were, in almost all cases, themselves Negroes. From the answers emerges the first realistic, objective picture of: What it's like to be a Negro; What has triggered the present revolt against discrimination; How many Negroes are behind the revolt; Which leaders they support; Which methods they favor to get equal rights; How far they will go to achieve them; What their real feelings are toward whites; What their role will be in the 1964 election; What Negroes want most and when they expect to get it. Some of the findings were summarized in Newsweek, but much remarkable material could not be included for lack of space. All of it has now been incorporated, expanded and updated in this book. A special chapter presents white attitudes toward Negroes and their demands. Altogether, the book forms a unique and basic document of our times, a report that no future studies in the area of race relations can ignore. The authors are William Brink, Newsweek staff member who has covered many important civil rights stories in recent years, and Louis Harris, the political analyst and writer whose research organization conducted the original surveys. 
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Breaking the American alliance: An independent national security policy for Australia (Canberra papers on strategy and defence), Brown, Gary
5 Brown, Gary Breaking the American alliance: An independent national security policy for Australia (Canberra papers on strategy and defence)
Australia Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University 1989 0731505476 / 9780731505470 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
171 pages. This monograph raises issues not usually discussed in the debate about the Australian-American alliance: the nature of political support of the alliance; the implications of the alliance for national security policy; the effects of the alliance on the Australian Defence Force (ADF); and its effects on national freedom of action. The author examines the costs and benefits of the alliance and argues that its ending is both desirabie and inevitable, as Australian national security policy evolves through self-reliance towards independence. 
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Who Will Feed China? Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet (The - Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series), Brown, Lester R.
6 Brown, Lester R. Who Will Feed China? Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet (The - Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series)
U.S.A. W. W. Norton & Company 1995 039331409X / 9780393314090 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
165 indexed pages. To feed its 1.2 billion people, China may soon have to import so much grain that this action could trigger unprecedented rises in world food prices. In Who Will Feed China: Wake-up Call for a Small Planet, Lester Brown shows that even as water becomes more scarce in a land where 80 percent of the grain crop is irrigated, as per-acre yield gains are erased by the loss of cropland to industrialization, and as food production stagnates, China still increases its population by the equivalent of a new Beijing each year. When Japan, a nation of just 125 million, began to import food, world grain markets rejoiced. But when China, a market ten times bigger, starts importing, there may not be enough grain in the world to meet that need - and food prices will rise steeply for everyone. Analysts foresaw that the recent four-year doubling of income for China's 1.2 billion consumers would increase food demand, especially for meat, eggs, and beer. But these analysts assumed that food production would rise to meet those demands. Brown shows that cropland losses are heavy in countries that are densely populated before industrialization, and that these countries quickly become net grain importers. We can see that process now in newspaper accounts from China as the government struggles with this problem. In an integrated world economy, China’s rising food prices will become the world’s rising food prices. China’s land scarcity will become everyone’s land scarcity. And water scarcity in China will affect the entire world. China’s dependence on massive imports, like the collapse of the world’s fisheries, will be a wake-up call that we are colliding with the earth’s capacity to feed us. It could well lead us to redefine national security away from military preparedness and toward maintaining adequate food supplies. There is a name in the first page. 
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Fire in the Americas: Forging a Revolutionary Agenda, Burbach, Roger;Nunez Soto, Orlando
7 Burbach, Roger;Nunez Soto, Orlando Fire in the Americas: Forging a Revolutionary Agenda
U. K. Verso 1987 0860911861 / 9780860911869 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
109 pages. Ex lib. 
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Logics of American Foreign Policy: Theories of America's World Role, Callahan, Patrick
8 Callahan, Patrick Logics of American Foreign Policy: Theories of America's World Role
U.S.A. Pearson 2004 0321088484 / 9780321088482 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
190 indexed pages. Critiques six alternative prescriptions or "logics" of the United States' role in the world: hegemonism, realism, isolationism, liberalism, liberal internationalism, and radical anti-imperialism. This new book presents each of six "logics"--sets of beliefs about foreign policy strategy, national interest, power, and ethical obligations--arguing a balanced and compelling case for each one. It then traces the role of each logic in the history of U.S. diplomacy and concludes with a critical evaluation of that logic. Contents: Introduction. 1. The Logic of Hegemonism. 2. The Logic of Realism. 3. The Logic of Isolationism. 4. The Logic of Liberalism. 5. The Logic of Liberal Internationalism. 6. The Logic of Radical Anti-Imperialism. 7. Logics and Foreign Policy Discourse: The China and Kosovo Debates. 8. The Impact of September 11: A new foreign policy consensus? 
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Antonio Gramsci and the Origins of Italian Communism, Cammett, John M.
9 Cammett, John M. Antonio Gramsci and the Origins of Italian Communism
USA Stanford University Press 1967 0804701423 / 9780804701426 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
306 indexed pages. Curling in the upper edge of back cover. 
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1917: Red Banners, White Mantle, Carroll, Warren H.
10 Carroll, Warren H. 1917: Red Banners, White Mantle
U.S.A. Christendom Press 1981 0931888050 / 9780931888052 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
137 pagec including endnotes and bibliography. A captivating account that narrates, month by month, the events of 1917. This is popular Catholic history at its finest. The drama of the Great War and the Russian Revolution are juxtaposed with the spiritual dimension of the Age: the diabolism of Rasputin, the Apparition of the Virgin at Fatima, the malignancy of Lenin, the saintly courage of (the now blessed) Charles of Austria. Few standard histories have ever given such a high degree of consideration to the supernatural and the Christian interpretation of history as "1917" does. 
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Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to US Empire, Chomsky, Noam; Dieterich, Heinz
11 Chomsky, Noam; Dieterich, Heinz Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to US Empire
UK Penguin / Hamish Hamilton 2013 024114602X / 9780241146026 1st British Edition Soft Cover Very Good Small 12mo 
211 indexed pages. In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the 'class war' fought by US business interests against working people and the poor, the breakdown of mainstream political institutions and the rise of the far right. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight. The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, this collection shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of readers, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today. 
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Power and Terror: Post 9-11 Talks and Interviews, Chomsky, Noam;Junkerman, John;Masakazu, Takei;Masakuzu, Takei
12 Chomsky, Noam;Junkerman, John;Masakazu, Takei;Masakuzu, Takei Power and Terror: Post 9-11 Talks and Interviews
U.S.A. Seven Stories Pr 2003 1583225900 / 9781583225905 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
158 indexed pages. The linguist and political activist discusses the effects of United States policies in the Middle East and the Third World on American society and American responses to terrorism, and recommends policy changes. Name in the first page. 
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Collateral Language: A User's Guide to America's New War, Collins, John; Glover, Ross
13 Collins, John; Glover, Ross Collateral Language: A User's Guide to America's New War
U.S.A. New York Univ Pr 2002 0814716288 / 9780814716281 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
230 pages. Terrorism, jihad, fundamentalism, blowback. These and other highly charged terms have saturated news broadcasts and everyday conversation since September 11th. But to keen ears their meanings change depending upon who's doing the talking. So what do these words really mean? And what are people trying to say when they use them? Each of the thirteen essays in Collateral Language offers an informed perspective on a particular word or phrase that serves as a building block in the edifice of post-World Trade Center rhetoric. 
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Balancing Act : Taiwan's Cross-Strait Challenge, Cook, Malcolm & Meer, Craig
14 Cook, Malcolm & Meer, Craig Balancing Act : Taiwan's Cross-Strait Challenge
Australia Lowy Institute for International Policy 2005 192100410X / 9781921004100 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xviii + 101 pages including bibliography. This paper analyses how Taiwan's ongoing process of democratic and social ferment is changing Taiwan's position in the cross-strait status quo. Policy towards Taiwan and cross-strait relations must change to revive the status quo and incorporate the new Taiwan. 
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Mindanao: A Gamble Worth Taking, Cook, Malcolm; Collier, Kit
15 Cook, Malcolm; Collier, Kit Mindanao: A Gamble Worth Taking
Australia Lowy Institute for International Policy 2006 1921004274 / 9781921004278 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xviii + 84 pages including b/w illustrations and bibliography. The immersion of foreign terrorists over the last decade in the long-running Moro Islamic insurgency in Mindanao has transformed this local insurgency into the region's most important front in the war on terror. This Lowy Institute Paper analyses the prospects forthe peace process between the Philippine Government and the largest Moro insurgent group, the MlLF. It suggests ways that the greater foreign interest engendered by this transformation can help weed out the terrorists and support a political settlement to the insurgency. Dr Malcolm Cook is the program director Asia & the Pacific for the Lowy Institute for international Policy. Dr Kit Collier is a visiting fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University and a consultant to numerous Australian and international public and private agencies. The Lowy Institute is an independent,‘non-partisan international policy think tank based in Sydney. Its objective is to deepen the debate in Australia about international policy and to generate new ideas and dialogue on international developments. 
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Patient Has the Floor, Cooke, Alistair
16 Cooke, Alistair Patient Has the Floor
U. K. Penguin 1988 0140099921 / 9780140099928 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
205 pages. 
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East Timor, Australia and Regional Order: Intervention and its Aftermath in Southeast Asia, Cotton, James S
17 Cotton, James S East Timor, Australia and Regional Order: Intervention and its Aftermath in Southeast Asia
U.S.A. Routledge 2006 0415429846 / 9780415429849 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
193 indexed pages. This book explains the exceptional nature of the East Timor Intervention of 1999, and deals with the background to the trusteeship role of the UN in building the new polity. All of these developments had an important impact on regional order, not least testing the ASEAN norm of 'non-interference'. Australian complicity in the Indonesian occupation of East Timor was a major factor in the persistence of Indonesian rule in the territory which was maintained for twenty-five years despite international censure and which required an unremitting campaign against the independence movement. This work reviews the reasons for that history of complicity, and explains the extraordinary change of policy that led ultimately to the occupation of the territory by the Australian-led INTERFET coalition. Contents: 1. East Timor and Australia: The 25-year policy legacy 2. Australian Relations with Indonesia and the East Timor Issue 3. The Failure of Indonesian Policy 4. The East Timor Intervention, Humanitarian Norms and Regional Order 5. Australia's East Timor Commitment: Causes and consequences 6. Australia's East Timor: The official version and its critique 7. Outcomes: Peacekeeping lessons, security dilemmas, bi-lateral tensions 8. Independent Timor-Leste in a Regional and Global Context. James Cotton is a highly respected Australian academic who has written extensively about Asian politics and political thought. A Professor at the University of New South Wales, he is the author of over 150 publications and currently acts as consulting editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs. There is an inscription in the first page. 
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On the struggle for democracy in Vietnam, Dao, Tang Duc
18 Dao, Tang Duc On the struggle for democracy in Vietnam
Australia Butterfly Books 1994 0947333703 / 9780947333706 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xi + 244 indexed pages icluding bibliography. This title is the first book in the English language which explains the cultural, religious and political factors affecting Vietnam today. The author is a practising lawyer in Sydney. His book is the result of painstaking research. It is a revealing and clearly written thesis on the problems and cultural influences that have shaped this troubled nation for centuries. The successive effects of many centuries of Chinese domination, French colonisation, and most recently the disastrous Vietnam war which shook the world and humbled America - all these have led to the Vietnam of today, run by a Communist government of the kind that has been discredited and all but disappeared elsewhere in the world. The author, writing from his own Vietnamese cultural and family background, has examined these matters with a clarity that allows us to see the complex issues without ideological or sympathy-seeking overtones. This book is recommended reading for expatriate Vietnamese, as well as Western readers who are concerned about the South-East Asian question and bewildered by its complexity. There are small creases in the cover. 
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In Stalin's Shadow, Dimarov, Anatoly
19 Dimarov, Anatoly In Stalin's Shadow
Australia Bayda Books 1989 0908480229 / 9780908480227 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
199 pages translated from the Ukrainian by Yuri Tkach. Anatoly Dimarov (1922-2014 Kiev, Ukraine) presents here the record of his life in Kiev in the years leading to WW2. He also accounts for the effects of Stalin's reign of terror - a dark period in Soviet History. 
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The Emergence of the Super-Powers: A Short Comparative History of the USA and the USSR, Dukes, Paul
20 Dukes, Paul The Emergence of the Super-Powers: A Short Comparative History of the USA and the USSR
U. K. Macmillan 1970 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
155 indexed pages. The emergence of the super-powers has involved at least three hundred years of comparable development. and the historical examination of this process can make a contribution to their mutual understanding and future progress. Paul Dukes elaborates this argument on both a chronological and thematic basis. After an introduction which sets the action. place and time, six chapters divide among themselves the period from 1763 to 1969. each considering the appropriate developments in politics and diplomacy, the economy and society, education and culture. For example, Chapter 3, entitled Two Great Nations 1815-1850, looks at the way In which America and Russia participated in the wave of nationalism which followed the Napoleonic period, and Chapter 7, From World Power into Space 1941-1969, describes the culminating effects of the emergence of the super-powers and the extension of their great rivalry throughout the world and beyond. A conclusion recapitulates and extends the book's fundamental argument. 
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