Suggestion's category: Books
Title: International Relations
Shiraev and Zuboks' International Relations is a fantastic resource. I could envision it being used at both the undergraduate and graudate levels. It is well written and has a sound layout that makes it very easy to both teach from and to study. Moreover, I would argue that the book is "entertaining" to read in that it has plenty of illustrative examples which bring the text to life. Students would readily see the applications of what they are learning outside of the confines of the classroom. Another attribute that I liked about this textbook is the great combination between historic and contemporary examples. This makes comparing and contrasting situations, over the centuries, much more easy. In all, I would give this book my absolutely strongest recommendation.
Malaysia: A Pictorial History 1400?2004 documents the history of Malaysia from the beginning of the Melakan Sultanate approximately 600 years ago to the emergence of Malaysia as a modern nation during the last two centuries.
The primary intention of this book is to explore, analyze, and explain global Islamic politics. In doing so, this text discusses the root causes, characteristics, consequences, and implications of global Islamic politics.
Written in a simple and clear style and providing in-depth definitions of key terms, Global Islamic Politics aims to make this important and complex subject accessible to all readers. In addition, the book offers suggestions for ameliorating the relations between the Muslim world and the West in a way that promotes mutual understanding and peace, rather than misunderstanding and conflict.