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: Global Health Watch 3

About 'Global Health Watch 3' – In and increasingly globalised world with new cross-border threats to public health and widening disparities between populations, civil society actors are challenging the existing structures of global health policies. Like its critically acclaimed predecessors, this third volume of Global Health Watch covers a comprehensive range of topics, including access Read more…

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: Charles Taylor and Liberia

About 'Charles Taylor and Liberia' – Campaigner, insurgent, fugitive, rebel commander, commodity kingpin, elected president, exile and finally prisoner, Charles Taylor sought to lead his country to change but instead ignited a conflict which destroyed Liberia in over a decade of violence, greed and personal ambition. Taylor's takeover threw much of the neigbouring region into Read more…

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: The Crises of Multiculturalism – Racism in a Neoliberal Age

About 'The Crises of Multiculturalism' – Across the West, something called multiculturalism is in crisis. Regarded as the failed experiment of liberal elites, commentators and politicians compete to denounce its corrosive legacies; parallel communities threatening social cohesion, enemies within cultivated by irresponsible cultural relativism, mediaeval practices subverting national 'ways of life' and universal values. This Read more…

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: A Liberal Peace? The Problems and Practices of Peacebuilding

About 'A Liberal Peace?' : Moving beyond the binary argument between those who buy into the aims of creating liberal democratic states grounded in free markets and rule of law, and those who critique and oppose them, this timely and much-needed critical volume takes a fresh look at the liberal peace debate.  In doing so, Read more…

: The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas

More than any other work, The Political Economy of Media demonstrates the incompatibility of the corporate media system with a viable democratic public sphere, and the corrupt policymaking process that brings the system into existence. Among the most acclaimed communication scholars in the world, Robert W. McChesney has brought together all the major themes of Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: USA and the New Middle East

The US illegally invaded and occupied Iraq on false pretenses in an imperial venture which was a disaster for the Iraqi people but reaped enormous profits for US corporations. More than 4000 US soldiers were killed and at least half a million Iraqis. The occupation unleashed a civil war in the country bringing further chaos Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

Book Review Essay: Published in Third Concept, No. 294,  August 2011   Marching to Zion: The Israel Lobby By Eddie J. Girdner  Izmir University   John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.                 The Arab Awakening has raised new Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: The Endless War: America, Afghanistan and the War on Terrorism

The Endless War : America, Afghanistan, and the War on Terrorism By Eddie J. Girdner Izmir University (Book Review Essay: Published in Mainstream, September 10, 2011) Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. New York: Viking, 2008. Maps, Glossary of Terms, Notes, Read more…

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Eddie Girdner: Perilous Passage

Book Review Essay   Shattering the Myth of the European Miracle by Eddie J. Girdner Izmir University     Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005. Bibliography, Index, 395 pages.               This recent and important book is an alternative history of Read more…

Hamish Watson: Breakthrough

  'Breakthrough' is  the first volume of The 2010 Trilogy, PP415.  Its topic is the concrete, self-conscious dialectics of universal history. Although it is written primarily for the lay reader, it is not a bed-time story, and although it is written for the lay reader, in embryo, it is the most fundamental critique of philosophy Read more…

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