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SOCIAL SCIENCE 2011
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The Crisis of Islamic Civilization


Ali A. Allawi—a respected Iraqi statesman and thinker who has served the postwar government in several posts—offers a bold analysis of today’s crisis in the Islamic world. He offers proposals that will surprise some and anger others, but they cannot be ignored by anyone concerned about the future of Islamic civilization.

2010   320 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300164060
$20.00
 
A Quiet Revolution
The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America



This probing study of the veil's recent return—from one of the world's foremost authorities on Muslim women—reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam's place in the West today.

2011   360 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300170955
$30.00


A Quiet Revolution
The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America



This probing study of the veil's recent return—from one of the world's foremost authorities on Muslim women—reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam's place in the West today.

2012   360 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300181432
$22.00
 
Afghanistan
How the West Lost Its Way



On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the intervention in Afghanistan, a major reassessment of military strategy and the work of "nation-building" in this most unstable of countries

2011   303 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300154573
$35.00


Kenya
Between Hope and Despair, 1963-2011



In this illuminating account of Kenya's first fifty years of independence, an authority on African history analyzes how ethnic violence, government corruption, inequality, and other difficult issues hinder national prosperity and justice.

2011   352 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300148763
$38.00
 
Southern Africa
Old Treacheries and New Deceits



In this timely and important book, Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it's poised to change over the next years and what the repercussions will be across the continent.

2011   304 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300154054
$34.00


Southern Africa
Old Treacheries and New Deceits



In this timely and important book, Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it's poised to change over the next years and what the repercussions will be across the continent.

2012   320 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300184280
$24.00
 
Yemen
Dancing on the Heads of Snakes



Untangling Yemen’s history before examining the country’s role in both al-Qaeda and the wider jihadist movement today, Victoria Clark presents a lively, clear, and up-to-date account of a little-known state whose chronic instability is increasingly engaging the general reader.

2010   328 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300117011
$22.00


The Peacekeeping Economy
Using Economic Relationships to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous, and Secure World



2011   432 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300166347
$50.00
 
The Peacekeeping Economy
Using Economic Relationships to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous, and Secure World



2013   432 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300192353
$35.00


Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity
A History



Against the panorama of political, economic, social, and cultural change, religious and secular forces emerge and compete to shape two centuries of late Ottoman and republican Turkish history.

2011   544 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300152616
$35.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300152609
$40.00
 
The Hour of Europe
Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia



This new examination of the dissolution of Yugoslavia offers the first comprehensive assessment of the impact of American and European foreign policy on the conflict and on the violent tactics of the regime of Slobodan Milošević.

2011   432 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300166293
$60.00


Russia's Cold War
From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall



Far more than merely a straightforward history of the Cold War, this book presents the first account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power: how Soviet leaders saw political and military events, what they were trying to accomplish, their miscalculations, and the ways they took advantage of Western ignorance. Russia’s Cold War fills a significant gap in o...

2011   544 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300159974
$38.00
 
Russia's Cold War
From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall



Far more than merely a straightforward history of the Cold War, this book presents the first account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power: how Soviet leaders saw political and military events, what they were trying to accomplish, their miscalculations, and the ways they took advantage of Western ignorance. Russia’s Cold War fills a significant gap in o...

2012   544 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300188196
$30.00


Vietnam
Rising Dragon



Based on vivid eyewitness accounts and pertinent case studies, a much-needed behind-the-scenes survey reveals an emerging Asian power in a period of breathtaking social and economic change.

2011   272 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300178142
$24.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300152036
$30.00
 
Dignity
Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict



This important book is the first to explore the common human desire for dignity and the consequences when dignity is either violated or honored. The author offers guidelines to help individuals and communities understand the power of dignity and how it can lead to a more peaceful world.

2013   240 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300188059
$18.00


Dignity
The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict



This important book is the first to explore the common human desire for dignity and the consequences when dignity is either violated or honored. The author offers guidelines to help individuals and communities understand the power of dignity and how it can lead to a more peaceful world.

2011   240 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300163926
$30.00
 
Czechoslovakia
The State That Failed



This book, the most thoroughly researched and accurate history of Czechoslovakia to appear in English, dispels many conventional views, particularly concerning the Munich Crisis, Nazi occupation, Prague Spring and Velvet Revolution.

2011   432 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300172423
$23.00


Grand Strategies
Literature, Statecraft, and World Order



From “the man on whom nothing was lost,” a uniquely engaging guide to the elements of statecraft, fusing literature and international relations through spirited interpretations of classic literary works.

2011   384 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300171334
$20.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300163865
$27.50
 
War by Land, Sea, and Air
Dwight Eisenhower and the Concept of Unified Command



A retired U.S. Army colonel and military historian takes a fresh look at Dwight D. Eisenhower’s lasting military legacy, in light of his evolving approach to the concept of unified command.

Yale Library of Military History
2011   400 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300171358
$30.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300153897
$37.00


Palestine Betrayed


This brave and groundbreaking book tells the story of Palestinian partition from both the Arab and Jewish perspectives.

2011   352 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300172348
$26.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300127270
$35.00
 
Losing Small Wars
British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan



In this thoughtful and compellingly readable book, Frank Ledwidge examines the British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking how and why it went so wrong. With the aid of copious research, interviews with senior officers, and his own personal experiences, he looks in detail at the failures of strategic thinking and culture that led to defeat in Britain's latest "small wars." This is an ey...

2011   304 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300166712
$38.00


Losing Small Wars
British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan



In this thoughtful and compellingly readable book, Frank Ledwidge examines the British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking how and why it went so wrong. With the aid of copious research, interviews with senior officers, and his own personal experiences, he looks in detail at the failures of strategic thinking and culture that led to defeat in Britain's latest "small wars." This is an ey...

2012   304 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300182743
$27.50
 
Superpower Illusions
How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray--And How to Return to Reality



Former U.S. ambassador to the USSR Jack F. Matlock demolishes central myths behind America's present foreign policy—including the idea that the U.S. destroyed Communism and ended the Cold War—and makes bold recommendations for the Obama administration.

2011   368 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300171419
$24.00


Egypt on the Brink
From the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak



In this immensely readable and thoroughly researched book, Tarek Osman explores what has happened to the biggest Arab nation since President Nasser took control of the country in 1954. This is an essential guide to one of the Middle East’s most important but least understood states.

2011   328 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300177268
$15.00
 
The Forgotten Palestinians
A History of the Palestinians in Israel



In this book, historian Ilan Pappé examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel's attitude toward minorities and Palestinians' attitudes toward the Jewish state.

2013   344 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300184327
$24.00


The Forgotten Palestinians
A History of the Palestinians in Israel



In this book, historian Ilan Pappé examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel's attitude toward minorities and Palestinians' attitudes toward the Jewish state.

2011   336 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300134414
$32.00
 
Israel
An Introduction



In this uniquely wide-ranging portrait of Israel, students and general readers will find accurate information on such important topics as its history, land and people, politics, society, economics, and culture.

2012   352 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300162301
$33.00


The Art of Not Being Governed
An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia



The acclaimed author James Scott adopts a radically different approach to history to tell the story of the deliberately stateless peoples who occupy a vast track of land in Asia called Zomia.

Yale Agrarian Studies Series
2010   464 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300169171
$26.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300152289
$38.00
 
Tibet
A History



This timely and insightful history of Tibet spans from the seventh century to modern times, in a lively narrative that sheds light on the country's complex relationship with China, and it explores what it means to be Tibetan today.

2011   324 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300154047
$35.00


Belarus
The Last European Dictatorship



This book is the first in English to explore Belarus’s complicated past from medieval times through the Soviet years, the years since independence, and its current situation under a corrupt, authoritarian, and surprisingly tenacious president.

2012   256 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300134353
$38.00


OTHER SECTIONS IN OUR SOCIAL SCIENCE 2011 CATALOG:


Political Science
Political Philosophy
Rethinking the Western Tradition
Policy Studies
Economics
Economic History
Law