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Complexity Science and World Affairs
Complexity Science and World Affairs (December 2013)
Walter C. Clemens Jr. - Author
Stuart A. Kauffman - Foreword by

Applies complexity science to the study of international politics.

Why did some countries transition peacefully from communist rule to political freedom and market economies, while others did not? Why did the United States enjoy a brief moment as the sole remaining superpower, and then lose power and influence across the board? What are the prospects for China, the main challenger to American hegemony? In Comp...(Read More)
 
 
The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran
The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran (April 2013)
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor
Nathan J. Brown - Editor

Comparative study of Islam and the rule of law in Egypt and Iran.

In recent years, Egypt and Iran have been beset with demands for fundamental change. The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran draws together leading regional experts to provide a penetrating comparative analysis of the ways Islam is entangled with the process of democratization in authoritarian regimes. By co...(Read More)
 
 
Comparative Environmental Regulation in the United States and Russia
Comparative Environmental Regulation in the United States and Russia (January 2009)
Institutions, Flexible Instruments, and Governance
Lada V. Kochtcheeva - Author

Explores how policy actors in the United States and Russia have developed flexible incentive-based instruments for environmental protection.

As environmental problems continue to pose a threat to the well-being of people all over the world, achieving pollution control through innovative methods and at a lower cost becomes very attractive. However, cost-effectiveness and technical rationality are often at odds wit...(Read More)
 
 
Old Nations, New Voters
Old Nations, New Voters (November 2008)
Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Democracy in the Era of Global Migration
David C. Earnest - Author

Groundbreaking empirical study of voting by resident aliens in established democracies.

In this groundbreaking study, David C. Earnest analyzes why democracies give noncitizens the right to vote. Bringing together theoretical debates in international relations and comparative politics about globalization, sovereignty, nationalism, citizenship, and state building, he examines how twenty-five democracies are co...(Read More)
 
 
Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa
Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa (August 2008)
Patrick Lynn Rivers - Author

Argues that the responsibility for eradicating racial hatred has been redirected away from the state and toward the hated, leaving the causes of hate unaddressed.

In this book, Patrick Lynn Rivers asserts that states govern racist hate by governing racial constructs. Rivers maintains that state practices used to govern hate and race in both the United States and South Africa do not make citizens safer, even as ...(Read More)

 
 
Judicial Power and National Politics
Judicial Power and National Politics (July 2008)
Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel
Patricia J. Woods - Author

Uses the case of Israel to examine the circumstances that lead national courts to engage heated political issues.

Patricia J. Woods examines a controversial issue in the politics of many countries around the world: the increasing role that courts and justices have played in deeply charged political battles. Through an extensive case study of the religious-secular conflict in Israel, she argues that the most i...(Read More)

 
 
Water Resources and Inter-Riparian Relations in the Nile Basin
Water Resources and Inter-Riparian Relations in the Nile Basin (June 2008)
The Search for an Integrative Discourse
Okbazghi Yohannes - Author

Argues for new water policies in the Nile River Basin.

Human demand for water resources is rising at an alarming rate in response to rapid population growth, rival development requirements, and the depletion of ecological resources. In this book, Okbazghi Yohannes examines the various facets of the competition for water resources among the ten Nile River Basin countries as they compete to harness the river’s ...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Democracies
The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Democracies (February 2008)
Israel in Comparative and Theoretical Perspective
Gideon Rahat - Author

Analyzes initiatives aimed at reforming the electoral and government systems of Israel in comparison to other established democracies.

This book examines the success or failure of initiatives aimed at reforming regime structures in democracies, particularly their electoral and government systems. Through a comparative analysis of the several attempts at this type of reform in Israel over more than four decades, Gid...(Read More)
 
 
Cultures of Order
Cultures of Order (October 2007)
Leadership, Language, and Social Reconstruction in Germany and Japan
Katja Weber - Author
Paul A. Kowert - Author

Examines postwar debates within Germany and Japan over how to promote domestic and regional order.

Cultures of Order explores how Germany and Japan each struggled to define an appropriate role for themselves in the postwar international order. In Germany, proponents of institutional constraint fought and generally prevailed over those who stressed national rights. This pattern continued even as Germany achie...(Read More)
 
 
When the State No Longer Kills
When the State No Longer Kills (August 2007)
International Human Rights Norms and Abolition of Capital Punishment
Sangmin Bae - Author

Why some countries comply with international norms against the death penalty while others do not.

Despite public support for the death penalty, a remarkable number of countries in different parts of the world have banned capital punishment in all its forms, regardless of the nature of the crime or the criminal. Arguing that international norms are often a critical source of ideas for change in state policy, but ...(Read More)
 
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