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              US-Egypt Diplomacy under Johnson: Nasser, Komer, and the Limits of Personal Diplomacy
               

              US-Egypt Diplomacy under Johnson: Nasser, Komer, and the Limits of Personal Diplomacy (Hardback)

              By Glickman, Gabriel

              • RRP: $198.00
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              • Pub Date
                25 Feb 21

              Lyndon B. Johnson has been called an 'accidental president.' From his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, he inherited an administration full of bright, energetic, and ivy-league educated people - dubbed by one historian as 'the best and the brightest.' Among these Kennedy officials wa...s a particularly driven National Security Council staffer named Robert Komer, who made it his personal mission to have the U.S. form better relations with Egypt's President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, after diplomatic relations were nearly severed during the Eisenhower years. This book brings to light the diplomatic efforts of Robert Komer who through strategy and realpolitik was able to have an outsized influence over American foreign policy towards Egypt. Komer was a figure who should have been in the periphery, but instead was at times in the driver's seat of American foreign policy. While Kennedy and Komer saw the benefit of having good relations with arguably the most powerful leader in the Middle East, Johnson did not share his predecessor's enthusiasm for courting Nasser with large amounts of economic aid. Moreover, bilateral relations were further strained by a series of conflicts early on in Johnson's presidency. Ultimately, the administration was left with people who did not share Kennedy/Komer's enthusiasm for good relations with Egypt. The book chronicles three distinctive phases in U.S.-Egyptian relations under Johnson leading up to the outbreak of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli War - when Nasser suddenly reneged on his understanding with Kennedy not to provoke an Arab war against Israel. Appealing to scholars of Middle Eastern history and foreign policy, it reveals a new perspective on the causes of war that was to change the face of the Middle East.
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              ISBN 9780755634026
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Beyond Clinical Dehumanisation toward the Other in Community Mental Health Care: Levinas, Wonder and Autoethnography
               

              Beyond Clinical Dehumanisation toward the Other in Community Mental Health Care: Levinas, Wonder and Autoethnography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Racine, Catherine A.

              • RRP: $72.99
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              • Pub Date
                21 Apr 21

              Beyond Clinical Dehumanisation Toward the Other offers a rare and intimate portrayal of the moral process of a mental health clinician that interrogates the intractable problem of systemic dehumanization in community mental health care, and looks to the notion of 'wonder,' and th...e visionary relational ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, for a possible cure. An interdisciplinary study with transdisciplinary aspirations, this book contributes an original and compelling voice to the emerging therapeutic conversation attempting to re-imagine and transcend the objectifying constraints of the dominant discourse and the reductive world view that drives it. Chapters bring into dialogue the fields of community mental health care, psychology, psychology and the Other, the philosophy of wonder, Levinasian ethics, clinical ethics, the moral research of autoethnography, and the medical humanities, to consider the defilement of the vulnerable help seeker, the moral injury of the clinician, and look for answers beyond. This book is an ethical primer for mental health professionals, researchers, educators, advocates and service users working to re-imagine and heal a broken system by challenging the underpinnings of entrenched dehumanization and standing with those they serve .
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              ISBN 9780367511937
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Psychology and the Other
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              The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies
               

              The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies (Hardback)

              Edited by Wright, Laura

              • RRP: $447.00
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              • Pub Date
                21 Apr 21

              This wide-ranging volume explores the tension between the dietary practice of veganism and the manifestation, construction, and representation of a vegan identity in today's society. Emerging in the early 21st century, vegan studies is distinct from more familiar conceptions of a...nimal studies, an umbrella term for a three-pronged field that gained prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s, consisting of critical animal studies, human animal studies, and posthumanism. While veganism is a consideration of these modes of inquiry, it is a decidedly different entity, an ethical delineator that for many scholars marks a complicated boundary between theoretical pursuit and lived experience. The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies is the must-have reference for the important topics, problems and key debates in the subject area and is the first of its kind. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, this handbook is divided into five parts: * History of Vegan Studies * Vegan Studies in the Disciplines * Theoretical Intersections * Contemporary Media Entanglements * Veganism Around the World These sections contextualize veganism beyond its status as a dietary choice, situating veganism within broader social, ethical, legal, theoretical, and artistic discourses. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers of vegan studies, animal studies and environmental ethics.
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              ISBN 9780367897468
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge International Handbooks
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              Britain and its Neighbours: Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
               

              Britain and its Neighbours: Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Paperback)

              Edited by Steinforth, Dirk H.; Rozier, Charles C.

              • RRP: $82.99
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              • Pub Date
                13 Apr 21

              Britain and its Neighbours explores instances and periods of cultural contact and exchanges between communities in Britain with those in other parts of Europe between c.500-1700. Collectively, the twelve case studies highlight certain aspects of cultural contact and exchange, pre...sent neglected factors, previously overlooked evidence, and new methodological approaches. The discussions draw from a broad range of disciplines including archaeology, history, art history, iconography, literature, linguistics, and legal history in order to shine new light on a multi-faceted variety of expressions of the equally diverse and long-standing relations between Britain and its neighbours. Organised chronologically, the volume accentuates the consistency and continuity of social, cultural, and intellectual connections between Britain and Continental Europe in a period that spans over a millennium. With its range of specialised topics, Britain and its Neighbours is a useful resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars interested in cultural and intellectual studies and the history of Britain's longstanding connections to Europe.
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              ISBN 9780367342654
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History
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              Populism and Neoliberalism
               

              Populism and Neoliberalism (Hardback)

              By Cayla, David

              • RRP: $271.00
              • $271.00
              • Pub Date
                12 Apr 21

              Populism and Neoliberalism argues that the roots of populism lay in the contradiction between the democratic ideal - which implies that the people should decide - and neoliberal governance, which seeks to make markets and competition the arbiters of major social developments. Neo...liberalism is not the product of a clearly conceived ideology but rather a set of doctrines based on a few major principles which have been embraced by decision-makers of all kinds with little reassessment along the way. In practice, a certain art of governing that exploited an economic thinking which is fond of models insensitive to social complexity gradually imposed itself by being wrongly identified as the successor to liberalism. The rise of populist movements poses a significant challenge to liberal democracies, yet the causes of these movements remain beyond the understanding of experts. The explanation of populism is often limited to a mere political analysis. Contrary to that, this book investigates the economic and social dynamics of the free market system and explains how populism emerges from its imbalances. It also aims to explain the emergence of the neoliberal doctrines during the 1930s and to characterise their common features. In light of this, it explores how the rise of inequality and social discontent create a pressing duty to develop another model, and argues that we must now rethink our policies in depth in order to respond to the challenge of authoritarian populism. This book marks a significant intervention in the debate about the rise and fall of neoliberalism. Its analysis of the links between the failings of neoclassical economics and the failings of neoliberal politics provides essential reading for anyone interested in the damaging impact of neoliberalism, the failings of neoclassical economics, and explanations for the rise of populism.
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              ISBN 9780367428563
              Released NZ 12 Apr 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Beyond Clinical Dehumanisation toward the Other in Community Mental Health Care: Levinas, Wonder and Autoethnography
               

              Beyond Clinical Dehumanisation toward the Other in Community Mental Health Care: Levinas, Wonder and Autoethnography (Hardback)

              By Racine, Catherine A.

              • RRP: $282.00
              • $282.00
              • Pub Date
                21 Apr 21

              Beyond Clinical Dehumanisation Toward the Other offers a rare and intimate portrayal of the moral process of a mental health clinician that interrogates the intractable problem of systemic dehumanization in community mental health care, and looks to the notion of 'wonder,' and th...e visionary relational ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, for a possible cure. An interdisciplinary study with transdisciplinary aspirations, this book contributes an original and compelling voice to the emerging therapeutic conversation attempting to re-imagine and transcend the objectifying constraints of the dominant discourse and the reductive world view that drives it. Chapters bring into dialogue the fields of community mental health care, psychology, psychology and the Other, the philosophy of wonder, Levinasian ethics, clinical ethics, the moral research of autoethnography, and the medical humanities, to consider the defilement of the vulnerable help seeker, the moral injury of the clinician, and look for answers beyond. This book is an ethical primer for mental health professionals, researchers, educators, advocates and service users working to re-imagine and heal a broken system by challenging the underpinnings of entrenched dehumanization and standing with those they serve .
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              ISBN 9780367511944
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Psychology and the Other
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              The Age of the Parthians
                

              The Age of the Parthians (Paperback)

              Edited by Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh; Stewart, Sarah

              • RRP: $138.99
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              • Pub Date
                15 Jul 21

              The Parthians are a fascinating but little-known ancient civilization. In the mid-third century BCE a bold and ambitious leader called Arshak challenged Hellenic rule and led his armies to victory. The dynasty which he founded ruled over what became a mighty empire and restored t...he glory of Iran following the region's conquest by Alexander the Great. This imperial eastern superpower, which lasted for 400 years and stretched from the Hindu Kush to Mesopotamia, withstand the might of Rome for centuries. The Parthians were nomadic horse-warriors who left few written records, concentrating rather on a rich oral and storytelling tradition. What knowledge we have of this remarkable people derives primarily from their coinage, which mixed Hellenism with Persian influences. In this book, distinguished scholars examine - from a variety of perspectives - the origins of the Parthians, their history, religion and culture, as well as perceptions of their empire through the lens of both imperial Rome and China.
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              ISBN 9781350197770
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2021
              Publisher BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series The Idea of Iran
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              Barbarossa
               

              Barbarossa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Binns, Stewart

              • RRP: $37.99
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              • Pub Date
                27 Apr 21

              Barbarossa is the story of the battle for the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Drawing on remarkable and never-before-seen material, the extraordinary story of one of the most horrific and devastating encounters of military history.

              ISBN 9781472279637
              Released NZ 27 Apr 2021
              Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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              Radical Right Populism in Germany: AfD, Pegida, and the Identitarian Movement
               

              Radical Right Populism in Germany: AfD, Pegida, and the Identitarian Movement (Paperback)

              By Havertz, Ralf

              • RRP: $82.99
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              • Pub Date
                21 Apr 21

              This book provides a comprehensive analysis of radical right populism in Germany. It gives an overview of historical developments of the phenomenon and its current appearance. It examines three of the main far-right organisations in Germany: the radical right populist party AfD (...Alternative for Germany), Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamification of the Occident), and the Identitarian Movement. The book investigates the positions of these groups as expressed in programmes, publications, and statements of party leaders and movement activists. It explores their history, ideologies, strategies, and their main activists and representatives, as well as the overlap between the groups. The ideological positions examined include populism, nativism, authoritarianism, volkish nationalism, ethnopluralism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, antisemitism, anti-feminism, and Euroscepticism. The analysis shows that these ideological features are sometimes strategically interlinked for effect and used to justify specific political demands such as the stronger regulation of immigration and the exclusion of Muslims. This much-needed volume will be of particular interest to students and researchers of German politics, populism, social movements, party politics, and right-wing extremism.
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              ISBN 9780367372026
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right
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              Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped the World - and Us
                

              Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped the World - and Us (Hardback)

              By Roberts, Patrick

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              • Pub Date
                1 Jul 21

              For many of us, jungles are the domain of films like Jurassic Park or Tarzan and feel far removed from our everyday lives. But across the entire world they influence temperature, create rainfall, produce oxygen and provide materials for essential products, such that the future of... humankind is intertwined with their disappearing wildlife and impending destruction - and as Dr Patrick Roberts shows in this startlingly revisionist history of the world, this symbiotic relationship with our tropical forests is anything but a modern development. Jungle tells the remarkable story of the world's tropical forests from their arrival with the first plants on Earth millions of years ago to their role in the evolution of the world's atmosphere, the dinosaurs, the first mammals and even our own species and ancestors. Highlighting provocative new evidence garnered from cutting-edge research techniques - from plant genetics to laser scanning from aircraft - Dr Roberts shows, for example, that contrary to popular perceptions of jungles as inhospitable, our view of humans as 'savannah specialists' is wildly wrong, with people, produce and even cities thriving in tropical forests throughout history. Their degradation also has deep historical roots: the 'Anthropocene' began not with the Industrial Revolution, but as early as 6,000 years ago in the tropics, and with colonialism came an unprecedented exploitation of their resources, natural and human, as new crops were planted and people were taken into slavery to tend them. As Dr Roberts shows, this set us on course for the environmental tipping point we're fast approaching, with mass-scale burning of the fossilized remains of forests now undoing millions of years of their atmospheric guardianship. In showing how we are all inexorably linked to this issue, now and throughout time, and by explaining what needs to be done to save our tropical forests, this tour de force challenges the way we think about the world, and ourselves. Urgent, cl
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              ISBN 9780241472743
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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