August 1969, Belfast. A campaign for civil rights in Northern Ireland that had begun less than two years previously degenerates into inter-communal violence. The three days of 13, 14 and 15 August changed the course of Northern Irish history by radicalising a whole generation of Catholic youths. On the Protestant side, the Ulster Volunteer Force ......
An Introduction to Politics and Problems in the Islamic Republic
Presents an overview of how the politics and policy decisions in the Islamic Republic of Iran have developed since the 1979 revolution and how they are likely to evolve in the near future. This title is suitable for undergraduates and the general public seeking to understand a country and regime that has mystified many outsiders for decades.
Looks into life in the Chinese countryside, where tradition and modernity have had both a complimentary and caustic relationship in the years since the Chinese Communist Party first came to power. This volume offers insight into the lives of peasants and China's complex social processes.
In 2012, President Obama announced that the United States would spend the next thirteen years - through November 11, 2025 - commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and the American soldiers, "more than 58,000 patriots," who died in Vietnam. The fact that at least 2.1 million Vietnamese
In the early 1990s, Albania, arguably Europe's most closed and repressive state, began a startling transition out of forty years of self-imposed Communist isolation. Albanians who were not allowed to practice religion, travel abroad, wear jeans, or read "decadent" Western literature began to devour the outside world. They opened cafes, companies, ......
Focusing on modern South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, this volume provides an overview of the events and trends that have rocked the increasingly volatile region over the years. It also contains maps, as well as a Recent Chronology of Events that provides information on the region.
Religion, Politics, and Morality in Contemporary America
Provides a look at the role of religion in conservative politics in modern America. The author reveals the profoundly religious nature of contemporary conservatism, offering an intriguing look at the social history of moral politics. This book is useful to understand the American political landscape.
The Intifada Generation and the Palestinian State of Emergency
Based on extensive interviews with members of the intifada generation, those who were between 10 and 18 years old when the intifada began in 1987, this book provides a detailed look at the intifada memories of ordinary Palestinians.