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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)
Social Construction and the Logic of Money
Social Construction and the Logic of Money (January 2003)
Financial Predominance and International Economic Leadership
J. Samuel Barkin - Author

Examines the nature of international economic leadership since the seventeenth century.

While other studies of international leadership have looked at a variety of measures to predict behavior, this book demonstrates that the key factor is international finance. J. Samuel Barkin uses an innovative blend of rationalist and constructivist methodologies, approaches to international political economy that normally exist i...(Read More)
Political Identity and Social Change
Political Identity and Social Change (November 2002)
The Remaking of the South African Social Order
Jamie Frueh - Author
Nicholas Onuf - Foreword by

Explores issues of political identity and the social changes that ended apartheid in South Africa.

Political Identity and Social Change builds upon the constructivist theory of political identity to explore the social changes that accompanied the end of apartheid in South Africa. To gain a better understanding of how structures of identity changed along with the rest of South Africa’s institutions, Frueh analyz...(Read More)
Crisis Theory and World Order
Crisis Theory and World Order (September 2002)
Heideggerian Reflections
Norman K. Swazo - Author

Uses Heidegger’s philosophy to critique and remedy “world order thinking” in international politics.

In a call to planetary thinking, planetary building, and planetary dwelling, Norman K. Swazo discusses Heidegger’s thought as it relates to issues of global politics, specifically, the domain of world order studies. In the first division of the book, Swazo provides a theoretical critique of world or...(Read More)
Political Space
Political Space (September 2002)
Frontiers of Change and Governance in a Globalizing World
Yale H. Ferguson - Editor
R. J. Barry Jones - Editor

Applies the concept of space to international relations to arrive at novel interpretations.  

This collection brings together an unusually distinguished and diverse group of heroists of global politics, political geography, and international political economy who reflect on the concept of political space. Already familiar to political geographers, the concept of political space has lately received increased attent...(Read More)
Debating the Global Financial Architecture
Debating the Global Financial Architecture (August 2002)
Leslie Elliott Armijo - Editor

Looks at alternatives to international financial institutions such as the IMF and World Bank.

Debating the Global Financial Architecture opens up the contemporary debate surrounding the reform of the “global financial architecture.” Economists and political scientists explore the economic and technical content of alternative global financial regimes as well as the political processes through which such c...(Read More)
The Arab-Israeli Conflict Transformed
The Arab-Israeli Conflict Transformed (April 2002)
Fifty Years of Interstate and Ethnic Crises
Hemda Ben-Yehuda - Author
Shmuel Sandler - Author

Makes the perhaps surprising argument that in the last quarter of the twentieth century the Arab-Israeli conflict has been winding down.

The Middle East conflict, be it between the state of Israel and Arab states or between Jews and Palestinians, is a staple of international news. Utilizing both theoretical approaches and empirical evidence, Hemda Ben-Yehuda and Shmuel Sandler argue that despite the recent upswing in ...(Read More)
Systems of Violence
Systems of Violence (March 2002)
The Political Economy of War and Peace in Colombia
Nazih Richani - Author

Examines the conditions that have led to protracted violence in Colombia.

This work examines the political, economic, and military factors that have contributed to thirty-seven years of protracted violent conflict in Colombia. Using four years of field research, and more than 200 interviews, Nazih Richani examines Colombia’s “war system”—the systemic interlacing relationship among actors in conflict, ...(Read More)
Technology, Development, and Democracy
Technology, Development, and Democracy (February 2002)
International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age
Juliann Emmons Allison - Editor

The impact of internet technologies on international politics.

Technology, Development, and Democracy
examines the growing role of the Internet in international affairs, from a source of mostly officially sanctioned information, to a venue where knowledge is often merged with political propaganda, rhetoric and innuendo. The Internet not only provides surfers with up-to-the-minute stories, including sound and visual i...(Read More)
Theories of International Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy
Theories of International Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy (January 2002)
Explaining U.S. International Monetary Policy-Making After Bretton Woods
Jennifer Sterling-Folker - Author

Argues the state and not markets should be the center of analysis when attempting to explain international cooperation.

Challenging the standard liberal explanations for international cooperation in the field of international relations, this book contends that despite numerous efforts and the passage of time, our understanding of the cooperative phenomenon remains woefully inadequate. Sterling-Folker argues that wides...(Read More)
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