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The United Nations Security Council in the 1990s
The United Nations Security Council in the 1990s (July 2008)
Resurgence and Renewal
Juergen Dedring - Author

An insider’s account of the UN Security Council in the years immediately after the end of the Cold War.

From an insider’s perspective, Juergen Dedring offers a systematic overview of the work of the United Nations Security Council following the end of the Cold War. He explores the nature of the Security Council’s decision-making process and its transformation as a result of the basic learning taki...(Read More)

 
 
When Leaders Learn and When They Don't
When Leaders Learn and When They Don't (January 2008)
Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung at the End of the Cold War
Akan Malici - Author

Develops a new and dynamic theory of foreign policy decision making and experiential learning.

When Leaders Learn and When They Don’t investigates two extraordinary leaders—Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung—by employing sophisticated methodologies and advancing a new theory of foreign policy decision making. Both leaders redefined the theory and practice of international relations and left a ...(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)
 
 
Carnegie's Model Republic
Carnegie's Model Republic (October 2007)
Triumphant Democracy and the British-American Relationship
A. S. Eisenstadt - Author

Examines Carnegie’s book Triumphant Democracy and his efforts to promote closer ties between America and Britain.

Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919) has long been known as a leading American industrialist, a man of great wealth and great philanthropy. What is not as well known is that he was actively involved in Anglo-American politics and tried to promote a closer relationship between his native Britain...(Read More)
 
 
Cooperating Rivals
Cooperating Rivals (August 2007)
The Riparian Politics of the Jordan River Basin
Jeffrey K. Sosland - Author

Examines cooperation and conflict over water in the Middle East.

This book examines the politics of water scarcity in the Middle East’s Jordan River Basin (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority) between 1920 and 2006. Jeffrey K. Sosland demonstrates that while water scarcity might generate political tension, it does not by itself precipitate war, nor is it likely to do so. At the same ...(Read More)
 
 
Comparing Apples and Mangoes
Comparing Apples and Mangoes (July 2007)
The Overpoliticized State in Developing Countries
S. N. Sangmpam - Author

Uncovers important similarities in the political features of developing countries in Africa, Asia,and Latin America.

Two competing approaches currently dominate the debate about the state and institutions in developing countries. The first projects a picture of transnational, vertical uniformity descending from the West to developing countries and views liberal democracy as “the only game in town.” In th...(Read More)
 
 
Well-Oiled Diplomacy
Well-Oiled Diplomacy (April 2007)
Strategic Manipulation and Russia's Energy Statecraft in Eurasia
Adam N. Stulberg - Author

Examines Russia’s energy policy with rival Eurasian supplier states from 1992 to 2002.

As a window into understanding the relationship between globalization and the pursuit of national security, Adam N. Stulberg examines Russia’s mixed success at leveraging energy advantages in Eurasia from 1992 to 2002. Stulberg supplements traditional analyses of statecraft by highlighting indirect market and regulatory m...(Read More)
 
 
Global Liberalism and Political Order
Global Liberalism and Political Order (March 2007)
Toward a New Grand Compromise?
Steven Bernstein - Editor
Louis W. Pauly - Editor

Examines the possibilities of global governance in the wake of the challenges of globalization.

Many years ago, John Gerard Ruggie coined the phrase “embedded liberalism” to describe the grand post-1945 political compromise between free-market liberalism and domestic political interventionism that stabilized the multilateral economic order. In Global Liberalism and Political Order, leading schol...(Read More)
 
 
The Paradoxes of Nationalism
The Paradoxes of Nationalism (January 2007)
The French Revolution and Its Meaning for Contemporary Nation Building
Chimene I. Keitner - Author

An interdisciplinary study of nationalism drawing on the events of the French Revolution.

The Paradoxes of Nationalism explores a critical stage in the development of the principle of national self-determination: the years of the French Revolution, during which the idea of the nation was fused with that of self-government. While scholars and historians routinely cite the French Revolution as the origin of nat...(Read More)
 
 
The Perils and Promise of Global Transparency
The Perils and Promise of Global Transparency (October 2006)
Why the Information Revolution May Not Lead to Security, Democracy, or Peace
Kristin M. Lord - Author

Argues that increasing levels of transparency do not always change international politics for the better.

While the trend toward greater transparency will bring many benefits, Kristin M. Lord argues that predictions that it will lead inevitably to peace, understanding, and democracy are wrong. The conventional view is of authoritarian governments losing control over information thanks to technology, the media, and ...(Read More)
 
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