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Japanese Diplomacy
Japanese Diplomacy (March 2015)
The Role of Leadership
H. D. P. Envall - Author

Groundbreaking study demonstrating how Japan’s leaders play an important role in diplomacy.

A political leader is most often a nation’s most high-profile foreign policy figure, its chief diplomat. But how do individual leadership styles, personalities, perceptions, or beliefs shape diplomacy? In Japanese Diplomacy, the question of what role leadership plays in diplomacy is applied to Japan, a count...(Read More)
 
 
The Rise of Global Health
The Rise of Global Health (March 2015)
The Evolution of Effective Collective Action
Joshua K. Leon - Author

Chronicles the expanding global effort to confront public health challenges.

Since the year 2000, unprecedented resources have been committed to the complex challenge of developing global public health solutions by national governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society groups. This vast global movement is one of the most remarkable political phenomena of twenty-first-century international relations&mdas...(Read More)
 
 
Why Hawks Become Doves
Why Hawks Become Doves (December 2014)
Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel
Guy Ziv - Author

Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.

Why do hawkish leaders change course to pursue dovish policies? In Why Hawks Become Doves, Guy Ziv argues that conventional international relations theory is inadequate for explaining these momentous foreign policy shifts, because it underestimates the importance of leaders and their personalities. Applying insights from...(Read More)
 
 
Civilizing Globalization, Revised and Expanded Edition
Civilizing Globalization, Revised and Expanded Edition (June 2014)
A Survival Guide
Richard Sandbrook - Editor
Ali Burak Güven - Editor

Discusses the many facets of globalization and its feasible reform in easy-to-understand language.

Is it possible to harness the benefits of economic globalization without sacrificing social equity, ecological sustainability, and democratic governance? The first edition of Civilizing Globalization (2003) explored this question at a time of widespread popular discontent. This fully revised...(Read More)
 
 
Outsmarting Apartheid
Outsmarting Apartheid (May 2014)
An Oral History of South Africa's Cultural and Educational Exchange with the United States, 1960–1999
Daniel Whitman - Edited and with an introduction by
Kari Jaksa - With assistance from

Inspiring oral history of the impact of cultural and educational exchange between South Africa and the United States during apartheid.

For almost forty years, under the watchful eye of the apartheid regime, some three thousand South Africans participated in cultural and educational exchange with the United States. Exposure to American democracy brought hope during a time when social and political change seemed un...(Read More)
 
 
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 Courtiers of Civilization
The Courtiers of Civilization (December 2013)
A Study of Diplomacy
Sasson Sofer - Author

Comprehensive study of the diplomat and the diplomatic mission in Western civilization.

The professional diplomat frequently takes a back seat in the public imagination to such figures as the great heads of state and leading military figures. In The Courtiers of Civilization, Sasson Sofer aims to restore the importance and reputation of the diplomat in Western civilization. Drawing on an exhaustive reading of...(Read More)
 
 
Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic
Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic (July 2013)
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Documents how energy resource acquisition has been the driving motivator for European and American international relations.

Since the onset of the Second Industrial Revolution in the second half of the nineteenth century, energy has become a key axis of politics and international relations, particularly for the United States and Western Europe. In Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic,George A. ...(Read More)
 
 
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey (July 2013)
Grassroots Women Activists, the European Union, and the Turkish State
Gül Aldikaçti Marshall - Author

Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey uncovers how, why, and to what extent Turkish women, in addition to the Turkish state and the European Union, have been involved in gender policy changes in Turkey. Through analysis of the role of multiple actors at...(Read More)
 
 
Issues in Military Ethics
Issues in Military Ethics (May 2013)
To Support and Defend the Constitution
Martin L. Cook - Author

Reflections on, and analysis of, ethical issues facing military service in the United States.

Reflecting on a seventeen-year career teaching at military educational institutions of the Air Force, the Army, and the Navy, Martin L. Cook finds a powerful but underappreciated basis for military ethics in the oath to the Constitution that members of the armed services pledge. In Issues in Military Ethics, Coo...(Read More)
 
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