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Information Technologies and Global Politics
Information Technologies and Global Politics (January 2002)
The Changing Scope of Power and Governance
James N. Rosenau - Editor
J. P. Singh - Editor

Examines how information technologies may be shifting power and authority away from the state.

Returning to the fundamentals of political science, namely power and governance, this book studies the relationship between information technologies and global politics. Key issue-areas are carefully examined: security (including information warfare and terrorism); global consumption and production; international telecommunica...(Read More)
 
 
Agency and Ethics
Agency and Ethics (October 2001)
The Politics of Military Intervention
Anthony F. Lang Jr. - Author

Explains why military interventions with humanitarian goals consistently fail.

Why does political conflict seem to consistently interfere with attempts to provide aid, end ethnic discord, or restore democracy? To answer this question, Agency and Ethics examines how the norms that originally motivate an intervention often create conflict between the intervening powers, outside powers, and the political agents who...(Read More)
 
 
Life After the Soviet Union
Life After the Soviet Union (October 2001)
The Newly Independent Republics of the Transcaucasus and Central Asia
Nozar Alaolmolki - Author

Examines the political, social, and economic issues confronted by each of the newly independent republics in the Transcaucasus and Central Asian regions.

In separate chapters covering Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, this book examines the impact of the radical social, economic, and political transformations enacted upon them by both Czarist Russia and then the Soviet Union. With the demise of com...(Read More)
 
 
Why Movements Matter
Why Movements Matter (July 2001)
The West German Peace Movement and U.S. Arms Control Policy
Steve Breyman - Author
Helen Caldicott - Foreword by

Details the West German peace movement's impact on German, U.S., and NATO politics and security dynamics in the 1980s.

Why Movements Matter is a provocative account of how the Reagan administration relented to pressures created by international peace movements during one of the most dangerous episodes of the Cold War. Breyman provides the first systematic account of the West German anti-missile movement, among ...(Read More)
 
 
Money and Power in Europe
Money and Power in Europe (June 2001)
The Political Economy of European Monetary Cooperation
Matthias Kaelberer - Author

Traces the history of European monetary negotiations from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Tracing the forty-year history of negotiations to construct exchange rate regimes in the European Union, Money and Power in Europe emphasizes the role of a state's bargaining power for the formation of rules. In contrast to the prevailing literature's emphasis on domestic factors like sectoral and partisan interests, pol...(Read More)
 
 
Global Limits
Global Limits (May 2001)
Immanuel Kant, International Relations, and Critique of World Politics
Mark F. N. Franke - Author

Explores the limits of Kantian approaches to the study of international affairs.

Global Limits challenges both the current proliferation of Kantian readings of international affairs and the theoretical foundation Kant is presumed to provide the discipline. By thoroughly examining Kant's writings on politics, history, and ethics within the context of his larger philosophical project, Franke demonstrates that Kant...(Read More)
 
 
Counter-Hegemony and Foreign Policy
Counter-Hegemony and Foreign Policy (March 2001)
The Dialectics of Marginalized and Global Forces in Jamaica
Randolph B. Persaud - Author
Robert W. Cox - Foreword by

Argues that marginalized states and peoples are capable of initiating their own foreign policy agendas.

It is not uncommon for scholars and policy makers to assume that small and dependent states must follow the lead of great or middle powers. But is this always the case? Drawing on the increasingly influential Gramscian approach to international relations, this book shows the ways in which marginalized social forces in ...(Read More)
 
 
International Relations--Still an American Social Science?
International Relations--Still an American Social Science? (November 2000)
Toward Diversity in International Thought
Robert M.A. Crawford - Editor
Darryl S.L. Jarvis - Editor

Challenges the parochialism and "Americanization" of the field of International Relations.

This book is a valuable evaluation of the propensity toward parochialism in international thought. It analyzes the implications in terms of how the "problems" of international relations, the theoretical tools constructed to deal with them, and the direction of theoretical debate often reflect the unconscious bias of the national domains in which...(Read More)
 
 
Hierarchy amidst Anarchy
Hierarchy amidst Anarchy (August 2000)
Transaction Costs and Institutional Choice
Katja Weber - Author

Analyzes the underlying basis for state participation in cooperative international structures.

Hierarchy amidst Anarchy is a study of state security provisions, explaining not only why states cooperate, and with whom, but also why they choose the specific types of cooperation they do. In contrast to competing theories that explain international cooperation in terms of the desire to be "bigger" or "stronger", Weber insists that ...(Read More)
 
 
Which Lessons Matter?
Which Lessons Matter? (August 2000)
American Foreign Policy Decision Making in the Middle East, 1979-1987
Christopher Hemmer - Author

Christopher Hemmer offers a model for how U.S. decision makers use the lessons of history to diagnose and make policy choices.

As policy makers turn to the lessons of history, to which lessons will they turn? This book offers a model of the analogical reasoning process that helps answer the important question of why some historical analogies are seen as relevant for later decisions, while others are ignored. It explores ...(Read More)
 
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