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The Art of Gratitude
The Art of Gratitude (May 2018)
Jeremy David Engels - Author

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

In The Art of Gratitude, Jeremy David Engels sketches a genealogy of gratitude from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary self-help movement. One of the most striking things about gratitude, Engels finds, is how consistently it is described using the language of indebtedness. A chief purpose of thi...(Read More)
 
 
Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity
Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity (October 2016)
Jas M. Sullivan - Editor
William E. Cross, Jr. - Editor

Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.

Focusing on the broad range of attitudes Black people employ to make sense of their Blackness, this volume offers the latest research on racial identity. The first section explores meaning-making, or the importance of holding one type of racial-cultural identity as compared to ...(Read More)
 
 
Fichte's Addresses to the German Nation Reconsidered
Fichte's Addresses to the German Nation Reconsidered (September 2016)
Daniel Breazeale - Editor
Tom Rockmore - Editor

Essays on one of J. G. Fichte’s best-known and most controversial works.

One of J. G. Fichte’s best-known works, Addresses to the German Nation is based on a series of speeches he gave in Berlin when the city was under French occupation. They feature Fichte’s diagnosis of his own era in European history as well as his call for a new sense of German national identity, based upon a common language and cul...(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)
 
 
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)
 
 
The International Self
The International Self (July 2005)
Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Mira M. Sucharov - Author

Uses a social-psychoanalytic model to argue that collective identity shapes foreign policy changes.

The International Self explores an age-old question in international affairs, one that has been particularly pressing in the context of the contemporary Middle East: what leads long-standing adversaries to seek peace? Mira M. Sucharov employs a socio-psychoanalytic model to argue that collective identity ...(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)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan
Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan (July 2001)
David van Mill - Author

A new interpretation of the theory of Hobbes.

Marking a significant departure from most scholarship on Hobbes, this book offers new interpretations of his theories of freedom, agency, rationality, morality, psychology, and politics. Hobbes's arguments concerning many different aspects of civil society and human psychology are brought together to provide a comprehensive theory of agency. Hobbes's theory of fr...(Read More)
 
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