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A New Reading on Authority and Guardianship (wilayah): Ayatollah Muhammad Mahdi Shamsuddin

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018


...Islam categorically rejects dictatorship because it always leads to oppression, persecution, and uprising. Muhammad Mahdi Shamsuddin ,...

Democracy without Elections: Popular Rule according to Alfarabi

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018


...As for the democratic city, it is a city every one of whose inhabitants is unrestrained, left to himself to do whatever he wants. Its inhabitants are equal, and their custom is that nobody is superior to anyone else with respect to anything...

On the American Empire from a British Imperial Perspective

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017


...The election of George W. Bush as president in 2000 empowered a group of neoconservative foreign policy experts who believed the United States should embrace its imperial destiny. With the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq in the aftermath...


Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...As the first volume of the series, we are going to deal with the beginning of historical writings from ancient times to around the fourteenth century. Yet we are immediately confronted with the question: where should we begin? As explained...