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Politics of Ideocracy
Politics of Ideocracy (February 1995)
Jaroslaw Piekalkiewicz - Author
Alfred Wayne Penn - Author

Explains why and how ideocratic and totalitarian governments emerge, establish themselves, evolve, eventually collapse, and disintegrate or transform themselves into new ideocracies.

"This book helps the reader to understand why and how ideocratic/totalitarian governments emerge, establish themselves, evolve, and eventually collapse, disintegrate, or transform themselves into new ideocracies. It helps comprehend past and present ideoc...(Read More)
 
 
Student Nationalism in China, 1924-1949
Student Nationalism in China, 1924-1949 (January 1994)
Lincoln Li - Author

Li examines the critical role of the younger generation as a political force, influenced by the cultural and ideological debates during China's reunification in 1927 and again in 1949. He focuses on key organizations to illustrate how political parties turned explosive, national feelings into an organized political force. Li shows how Chinese student nationalism, despite its radical image, represents a prominent feature of continuity in Chinese soc...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Economy of Israel
The Political Economy of Israel (December 1993)
From Ideology to Stagnation
Yakir Plessner - Author

"The book tells an interesting story about the workings of the Israeli economy. The author presents and interprets a rich array of historical material. At the same time, he shows a solid knowledge of economic theory as well as economic practice. Unlike other books about Israel, this volume captures the interplay between social, economic, and historical factors that permit one to have a broad understanding of Israel's economy." -- Robert Lerman, The ...(Read More)
 
 
Real Security
Real Security (October 1993)
Converting the Defense Economy and Building Peace
Kevin J. Cassidy - Editor
Gregory A. Bischak - Editor

"The book makes a strong and consistent case for significant reductions in defense spending, and reviews what will have to happen to make it possible in the least disruptive way. The coverage is broad and informative, ranging from foreign policy to industrial policy and environmental concerns." --Riddell, Smith College

"This book details what cannot be left to the 'free market' and what must be dealt with by deliberate, explicit policy." --M...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Politics in the International Arena
Environmental Politics in the International Arena (September 1993)
Movements, Parties, Organizations, and Policy
Sheldon Kamieniecki - Editor

The environmental movement is having a marked impact on national and international politics. This book examines the dominant ethics, attitudes, and moral values behind the international environmental movement and analyzes how it has influenced national policies around the world. In addition, it assesses the effectiveness of international law and international organizations in improving natural resource conservation.

"The essays are all ori...(Read More)
 
 
Innovative Leaders in International Politics
Innovative Leaders in International Politics (September 1993)
Gabriel Sheffer - Editor

"It's a joy to read and will fascinate any student of political leadership. The book is so well written and substantively so interesting that I think it would appeal to incumbent and aspiring political leaders as well as scholars and students in various disciplines. There are three things I like the most: it focuses on the heart of political leadership studies--the capacity for innovation; it contains informative, well-written (sometimes even ele...(Read More)
 
 
The Constitutional Foundations of World Peace
The Constitutional Foundations of World Peace (July 1993)
Richard A. Falk - Editor
Robert C. Johansen - Editor
Samuel S. Kim - Editor

This book shows how significant a worldwide constitutional framework can be, both analytically and politically, in efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace. The authors are careful to avoid the pitfalls of legalism and moralism that have often afflicted discussion of world governance in the past, and their analyses are rooted directly within contemporary human struggles for peace, justice, prosperity, and environmentally sustainable societies....(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989
Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989 (January 1993)
Chinese and American Reflections
Roger V. DesForges - Editor
Luo Ning - Editor
Yen-bo Wu - Editor

This study examines the process of democratization in China, taking as a focal point the recent crisis of 1989 in Tiananmen Square, but providing broader historical perspectives from both Chinese and American scholars. The authors evaluate China's political heritage, from theories of despotism in Chinese civilization to evidence for China's own democratic traditions. They also analyze the more recent political and social crises of the 1980s leadin...(Read More)
 
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