The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics

For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been part of a team revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head They start from a single assertion Leaders do whatever keeps them in power They don t care about the national interest or even

Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective (Sociology for a New Century)

In this Third Edition of Development and Social Change A Global Perspective, author Philip McMichael provides a narrative of how development came to be institutionalized as an international project, pursued by individual nation states in the post colonial era This new edition has been updated and

Teaching Rebellion: Stories from the Grassroots Mobilization in Oaxaca

In 2006, Oaxaca, Mexico came alive with a broad and diverse movement that captivated the nation and earned the admiration of communities organizing for social justice around the world The show of international solidarity for the people of Oaxaca was the most extensive since the Zapatista uprising i

The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century

Between 1974 and 1990 than thirty countries in southern Europe, Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe shifted from authoritarian to democratic systems of government This global democratic revolution is probably the most important political trend in the late twentieth century In The Thi