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Globalization and the Environment
Globalization and the Environment (August 2004)
Greening Global Political Economy
Gabriela Kutting - Author

Examines how globalization and the environment are connected issues.

This groundbreaking study brings together economic globalization and the environment as never before. Gabriela Kütting argues for an "eco-holistic" approach that merges social, political, economic, and environmental analysis, so that a globalizing political economy may be understood in relation to environmental and social concerns. Key...(Read More)
International Relations under Risk
International Relations under Risk (August 2004)
Framing State Choice
Jeffrey D. Berejikian - Author

Argues that international relations ought to be anchored in realistic models of human decision making.

The field of international relations is only now beginning to take notice of cognitive models of decision making. Arguing against the trend of adopting formalistic depictions of human choice, Berejikian suggests that international relations and realistic models of human decision making go hand-in-hand. The result is a s...(Read More)
Collective Preventive Diplomacy
Collective Preventive Diplomacy (June 2004)
A Study in International Conflict Management
Barry H. Steiner - Author

Examines how and why great powers act to defuse ethnic conflict within small powers.

Powerful nations have often assumed a leadership role in international relations by becoming involved in ethnic conflict arising within small states. Recently however, their willingness to do so, at least unilaterally, has diminished. This study focuses on why and how powerful nations have acted together to dampen or forestall the exp...(Read More)
The Moral Warrior
The Moral Warrior (June 2004)
Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military
Martin L. Cook - Author

Explores the moral dimensions of the current global role of the U.S. military.

For the first time in history, the capabilities of the U.S. military far outstrip those of any potential rival, either singly or collectively, and this reality raises fundamental questions about its role, nature, and conduct. The Moral Warrior explores a wide range of ethical issues regarding the nature and purpose of volun...(Read More)

Landmines and Human Security
Landmines and Human Security (June 2004)
International Politics and War's Hidden Legacy
Richard A. Matthew - Editor
Bryan McDonald - Editor
Kenneth R. Rutherford - Editor
Her Majesty Queen Noor - Foreword by
The Honorable Lloyd Axworthy - Foreword by
Lady Heather Mills McCartney - Foreword by
Sir Paul McCartney - Foreword by
Senator Patrick Leahy - Foreword by

Recounts and evaluates the worldwide effort to ban landmines.

“This volume charts how a diverse group of individuals with no common affiliation or political interest other than their collective cause, using modern networking and communications, can bring about social change. In documenting this alone, this volume has done great service.” — Journal of Peace Research

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Democratizing Global Politics
Democratizing Global Politics (March 2004)
Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community
Rodger A. Payne - Author
Nayef H. Samhat - Author

Argues that international institutions are becoming increasingly democratized.

Historically, international institutions have been secretive and not particularly democratic. They have typically excluded almost all interested parties except the representatives of the most powerful nations. Because of this "deficit of democracy" international organizations and regimes have found themselves the target of protest...(Read More)
Religion and Peacebuilding
Religion and Peacebuilding (January 2004)
Harold Coward - Editor
Gordon S. Smith - Editor

Acknowledging that religion can motivate both violence and compassion, this book looks at how a variety of world religions can and do build peace.

In the wake of September 11, 2001 religion is often seen as the motivating force behind terrorism and other acts of violence. Religion and Peacebuilding looks beyond headlines concerning violence perpetrated in the name of religion to examine how world religions have...(Read More)
What Moves Man
What Moves Man (November 2003)
The Realist Theory of International Relations and Its Judgment of Human Nature
Annette Freyberg-Inan - Author

A critical look at the image of human nature that underlies the realist theory of international relations.

The realist theory of international relations is based on a particularly gloomy set of assumptions about universal human motives. Believing people to be essentially asocial, selfish, and untrustworthy, realism counsels a politics of distrust and competition in the international arena. What Moves Man subjec...(Read More)
Sarajevo Essays
Sarajevo Essays (January 2003)
Politics, Ideology, and Tradition
Rusmir Mahmutcehajic - Author

Draws on the Bosnian situation to argue for a reconciliation between modernity and tradition.
One of Bosnia’s leading intellectuals explains the Bosnian experience by critiquing the politics and ideology that brought about the great destruction—both material and spiritual—of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These incisive and theologically profound essays address the confrontation between the West and Islam as the author explores the realm of hum...(Read More)
Civilizing Globalization
Civilizing Globalization (January 2003)
A Survival Guide
Richard Sandbrook - Editor

Discusses the many facets of globalization in easy to understand language.

Many citizens suspect that the ecological, social, cultural, and political costs of free-market globalization are too high. Yet at the same time they often lack the technical knowledge to assess complex proposals intended to deal with these issues. Written by a uniquely diverse group of academics, policy analysts, and activists, Civilizing G...(Read More)
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