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Beyond the Boundaries
Beyond the Boundaries (September 1997)
Reverend Jesse Jackson in International Affairs
Karin L. Stanford - Author

Winner of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists 1998 Outstanding Book Award

This first book-length study of Jesse Jackson's international activities places his activism abroad in theoretical and historical perspective and shows how it belongs to a tradition of U.S. citizen diplomacy as old as the Republic.

"This is an excellent book, one that attests to the brilliant work o...(Read More)
 
 
Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance
Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance (November 1996)
The Politics of Nature from Place to Planet
Ronnie D. Lipschutz - Author
Judith Mayer - With

Explores the growing role of global civil society and local environmental activism in the management and protection of the environment worldwide.

"Lipschutz's book is a major work, grand in its scope, sound in its analysis, compelling in its presentation, provocative in its theses, and highly relevant to the human condition at this stage in history. His treatment of the global environment as a social construction is persuasive and prod...(Read More)
 
 
Taking Suffering Seriously
Taking Suffering Seriously (August 1996)
The Importance of Collective Human Rights
William F. Felice - Author
Richard A. Falk - Foreword by

Examines the evolution of collective human rights in international relations and argues that the concept of human rights must integrate group rights based on race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality.

“This book is a lucid, scholarly, and provocative contribution to a developing literature on the human rights of groups, peoples, or collectivities. It is deeply researched and well-argued—the sort of book ...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics
Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics (January 1996)
Paul Wapner - Author

A theoretical study of the politics of transnational environmental activist groups such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and the World Wildlife Fund that argues that environmental activists practice world civic politics and play a central role in the way the world addresses environmental issues.

"Grounded in a detailed examination of the actions of several leading environmental non governmental organizations (NGOs), the argument of...(Read More)
 
 
The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense
The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense (November 1995)
A Gandhian Approach
Robert J. Burrowes - Author

Addresses the question of whether nonviolent defense can be an effective strategy against military violence. Drawing from the strategic theory of Carl von Clausewitz, the nonviolence of Mahatma Gandhi, and recent human needs and conflict theory, Burrowes develops a new strategic theory of nonviolent defense.
"The author does an exceptional job at questioning underlying assumptions (for example patriarchy, political realism, and the elitis...(Read More)
 
 
The Clash with Distant Cultures
The Clash with Distant Cultures (September 1995)
Values, Interests, and Force in American Foreign Policy
Richard J. Payne - Author

An analysis of the impact of cultural values on the use of force and negotiations in American foreign policy.

"Payne's exposition of the profound influence of cultural factors on state behavior offers a needed corrective to the 'realist' school that still dominates academic writing on international relations (in which military and economic factors are emphasized to the virtual exclusion of ideational considerations); it ...(Read More)
 
 
NAFTA as a Model of Development
NAFTA as a Model of Development (August 1995)
The Benefits and Costs of Merging High- and Low-Wage Areas
Richard S. Belous - Editor
Jonathan Lemco - Editor

Examines whether NAFTA will produce increased or decreased wages in the regional trading blocs emerging in Europe, North America, and East Asia as a result of its uniting of high and low wage areas and identifies the winners and losers in various labor markets.

This book discusses the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in terms of its implications for job creation, reduced tariffs, and increased investment. Alth...(Read More)
 
 
Regional Security Regimes
Regional Security Regimes (March 1995)
Israel and Its Neighbors
Efraim Inbar - Editor

This book shows that as Israel is gradually being accepted by the Arab world, pure security considerations are becoming more important in the Arab-Israeli relationship, and "security regimes" between Israel and neighboring countries can foster moderation and cooperation.

"Regional Security Regimes outlines Israel's current security problems clearly and cogently, and the book can be used in classes in Middle East p...(Read More)
 
 
The State, Society, and Limited Nuclear War
The State, Society, and Limited Nuclear War (February 1995)
Eric Mlyn - Author

This is an examination of the extent to which nuclear weapons policy has been democratically controlled, showing that a policy elite insulated from society eventually lost its autonomy.

This book highlights the role that domestic politics has played in the evolution of U.S. nuclear weapons policy up to the present. Mlyn focuses on the relationship among the three levels of this policy: public statements, force posture, and nuclear tar...(Read More)
 
 
The Parable of the Tribes
The Parable of the Tribes (December 1994)
The Problem of Power in Social Evolution, Second Edition
Andrew Bard Schmookler - Author

This is a new view of the role of power in social evolution. It shows how, as human societies evolved, intersocietal conflicts necessarily developed, and how humanity can choose peace over war.
"Goes far beyond our common folk knowledge about power." -- New York Times Book Review
The Parable of the Tribes provides a new way of analyzing the human condition. This panoramic work, which incorporates history, philosophy, a...(Read More)
 
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