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Ozone Depletion and Climate Change
Ozone Depletion and Climate Change (September 2005)
Constructing a Global Response
Matthew J. Hoffmann - Author

A path-breaking look at the international response to ozone depletion and climate change.

Matthew J. Hoffmann explores the fundamental question of who should participate in the global response to ozone depletion and climate change. Blending social constructivist theory with insights from the study of complex adaptive systems, Hoffmann develops a unique framework for understanding the emergence and evolution of partici...(Read More)
 
 
Protecting Our Environment
Protecting Our Environment (August 2005)
Lessons from the European Union
Janet R. Hunter - Author
Zachary A. Smith - Author

Examines how the European Union has handled environmental protection issues.

Significant changes in how the world approaches global environmental problems have occurred since the late 1970s. Countries have become increasingly aware of the "borderless" nature of environmental issues, i.e., that production and consumption in one country can spill over to affect another country's environment. Protecting Our ...(Read More)
 
 
The Watchman Fell Asleep
The Watchman Fell Asleep (August 2005)
The Surprise of Yom Kippur and Its Sources
Uri Bar-Joseph - Author

Examines how Israel was caught by surprise in the opening stages of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Based on many formerly undisclosed intelligence and military documents, the secret protocols of discussions on the eve of the war, and interviews with relevant figures, The Watchman Fell Asleep is a compelling account of Israel’s intelligence failure before the 1973 Arab attack known as the Yom Kippur War. The H...(Read More)
 
 
International Regimes for the Final Frontier
International Regimes for the Final Frontier (July 2005)
M. J. Peterson - Author

Examines the negotiations between nations that lead to international agreements regulating human activity in outer space.

Neither rational choice theory, with its emphasis on interest calculation, nor sociological institutionalist theory, with its emphasis on identity-defined rule following, indicates how governments determine which of their multiple interests or identities are at stake in a particular situation or ho...(Read More)
 
 
Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan
Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan (May 2005)
Domestic Responses to External Challenges, 1988-2001
Russell E. Lucas - Author

Explains how the Jordanian monarchy has survived economic crisis and regional political instability.

Weaving together accounts of historical developments, cultural elements, economic factors, and regional and international dynamics, Russell E. Lucas explores how the monarchy in Jordan survived economic crisis and regional political instability during the 1990s. Lucas analyzes the factors behind the successful liberali...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization, Security, and the Nation State
Globalization, Security, and the Nation State (May 2005)
Paradigms in Transition
Ersel Aydinli - Editor
James N. Rosenau - Editor

Explores the impact of globalization on the conduct of international affairs.

This volume studies the links among the concepts of globalization, security, and the authority of the nation state, drawing attention to why and how these three concepts are interrelated and why they should be studied together. Contributors explore the connections between security and global transformations, and the corresponding or resultin...(Read More)
 
 
Identity and Institutions
Identity and Institutions (May 2005)
Conflict Reduction in Divided Societies
Neal G. Jesse - Author
Kristen P. Williams - Author

Explores the role of international institutions in reducing conflict in multiethnic societies.

How can conflicts between various nationalist/ethnic groups be reduced? Combining theory with case studies of Spain and Ireland, Neal G. Jesse and Kristen P. Williams develop an argument favoring a solution that links resolving issues of identity and perceptions of inequality to the establishment of cross-national, democratic i...(Read More)
 
 
Imperialism and Internationalism in the Discipline of International Relations
Imperialism and Internationalism in the Discipline of International Relations (March 2005)
David Long - Editor
Brian C. Schmidt - Editor

Essays on the early disciplinary history of international relations.

What were the guiding themes of the discipline of International Relations before World War II? The traditional disciplinary history has long viewed this time period as one guided by idealism and then challenged by realism. This book reconstructs in detail some of the formative episodes of the field’s early development and arrives at the conclu...(Read More)
 
 
United We Stand?
United We Stand? (February 2005)
Divide-and-Conquer Politics and the Logic of International Hostility
Aaron Belkin - Author

Argues that leaders sometimes promote international conflicts to keep their own military politically divided.

It has long been assumed that leaders engage in international conflict to unify their followers—what is often called the "rally 'round the flag" hypothesis. Despite its intuitive appeal, however, this hypothesis does not always provide a compelling explanation of the relationship between domestic...(Read More)

 
 
Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society
Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society (January 2005)
State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences
Elisabeth Jay Friedman - Author
Kathryn Hochstetler - Author
Ann Marie Clark - Author

Examines the growing power of nongovernmental organizations by looking at UN World Conferences.

Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society explores the growing power of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) by analyzing a microcosm of contemporary global state-society relations at UN World Conferences. The intense interactions between states and NGOs at conferences on the environment, human rights, women's iss...(Read More)

 
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