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Failed Statebuilding: Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation

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The End of the West

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Has Europe's extraordinary postwar recovery limped to an end? It would seem so. The United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Italy, and former Soviet Bloc countries have experienced ethnic or religious disturbances,...


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In the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, many claimed that it had been inevitable, that no one saw it coming, and that subprime borrowers were to blame. This accessible, thoroughly researched book is Jennifer...


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This book charts the changing role of hospital chaplains and examines through detailed case studies the realities of practice and the political debates which either threaten or sustain the service. This second...


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Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America's Image Abroad

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