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China and the International System, 1840-1949
China and the International System, 1840-1949 (November 2008)
Power, Presence, and Perceptions in a Century of Humiliation
David Scott - Author

Examines the images, hopes, and fears that were evoked during China’s century-long subservience to external powers.

As China continues its rapid ascent within the international system, questions of where it came from have particular relevance. Combining history with international relations theory, David Scott considers China’s first substantive modern period of encounter with the West from 1840 th...(Read More)
 
 
Freshwater Resources and Interstate Cooperation
Freshwater Resources and Interstate Cooperation (November 2008)
Strategies to Mitigate an Environmental Risk
Frederick D. Gordon - Author


Examines state cooperation over increasingly scarce water resources.

Reports from the United Nations suggest that as much as forty percent of the global population could be without adequate freshwater supplies by 2015, leading some experts to predict that future wars will be fought over water rather than oil. Yet to date, most nation-states have been able to develop viable freshwater agreem...(Read More)
 
 
Who Gets What?
Who Gets What? (August 2008)
Domestic Influences on International Negotiations Allocating Shared Resources
Aslaug Asgeirsdottir - Author

Examines the domestic constraints negotiators operate under when nations seek to cooperate.

During international bargaining, who gets the better deal, and why, is one of the questions at the heart of the study of international cooperation. In Who Gets What? Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir analyzes seven agreements signed throughout a twenty-year span between Iceland and Norway to allocate shared ...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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