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Technologies of Human Rights Representation

Analyzes the effects of new technologies on human rights, with a particular focus on how representations of technology affect our ability to understand and control it.

Empire Imagined

Examines the deep roots of the American way of war.

From Pariah to Priority

Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.

The Dialectics of Global Justice

Draws on Marx and the first-generation Frankfurt School to make the case that cosmopolitanism must become a postcapitalist political theory.

Post-Chineseness

Analyzes international and cultural relationships informed by "China," a category that is becoming ever more indispensable and yet unstable in everyday narratives.

Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War

Offers a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war.

Vera and the Ambassador

A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.

The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Analyzes the Israel-Palestinian conflict by looking at its interactions with seven regional and global powers and the way the conflict is framed at the international level.

Complex Effects of International Relations

Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.

Fight to Live, Live to Fight

Examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 US military veterans and the activism they are engaged in.

Tools of War, Tools of State

Examines why many governments, rebels, and terrorist organizations are using children as soldiers.

Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System

Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.

NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World

Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.

The China Order

Examines the rising power of China and Chinese foreign policy through a revisionist analysis of Chinese civilization.

Partnership within Hierarchy

Examines intra-alliance politics between the United States, Japan, and South Korea.

Flash Points

A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.

Just War and Human Rights

Discusses how just war theory needs to be revised to better secure and respect human rights.

Selling War, Selling Hope

Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.

World Politics at the Edge of Chaos

Comprehensive overview of the inroads made by Complexity Thinking approaches and ideas in the study and practice of world politics.

Defending Women's Rights in Europe

Comparative analysis of gender equality reforms enacted in ten post-communist states who became members of the European Union.

Japanese Diplomacy

Groundbreaking study demonstrating how Japan's leaders play an important role in diplomacy.

The Rise of Global Health

Chronicles the expanding global effort to confront public health challenges.

Why Hawks Become Doves

By Guy Ziv
Subjects: Area Studies

Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.

Outsmarting Apartheid

Edited by Daniel Whitman
Introduction by Daniel Whitman
Assisted by Kari Jaksa
Subjects: Politics And Law

Inspiring oral history of the impact of cultural and educational exchange between South Africa and the United States during apartheid.

Civilizing Globalization, Revised and Expanded Edition

Discusses the many facets of globalization and its feasible reform in easy-to-understand language.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey

Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.

Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic

Documents how energy resource acquisition has been the driving motivator for European and American international relations.

The Courtiers of Civilization

Comprehensive study of the diplomat and the diplomatic mission in Western civilization.

Complexity Science and World Affairs

Applies complexity science to the study of international politics.

Issues in Military Ethics

By Martin L. Cook
Subjects: Philosophy

Reflections on, and analysis of, ethical issues facing military service in the United States.

Imagining Russia

A bold work of feminist international relations that contributes to our understanding of the gendered, racialized, and heteronormative dynamics of U.S. foreign policy, both in relations with Russia and in the invasion of Iraq.

Global Governance, Global Government

Edited by Luis Cabrera
Subjects: Politics And Law

Puts commentators on Global government in conversation about their often provocative global institutional visions.

Engagement with North Korea

Examines how and why nations have persuaded North Korea to cooperate on topics such as nuclear policy.

Nixon and Israel

New insights into the cementing of the American-Israeli relationship during the Nixon years.

Waging Humanitarian War

Examines the ethical, legal, and political dimensions of military intervention for humanitarian reasons.

Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations

A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.

China and the International System, 1840-1949

By David Scott
Subjects: History

Examines the images, hopes, and fears that were evoked during China’s century-long subservience to external powers.

Freshwater Resources and Interstate Cooperation

Examines state cooperation over increasingly scarce water resources.

Who Gets What?

Examines the domestic constraints negotiators operate under when nations seek to cooperate.

The United Nations Security Council in the 1990s

An insider’s account of the UN Security Council in the years immediately after the end of the Cold War.

When Leaders Learn and When They Don't

Develops a new and dynamic theory of foreign policy decision making and experiential learning.

Carnegie's Model Republic

By A. S. Eisenstadt
Subjects: History

Examines Carnegie’s book Triumphant Democracy and his efforts to promote closer ties between America and Britain.

Global Liberalism and Political Order

Examines the possibilities of global governance in the wake of the challenges of globalization.

Complexity in World Politics

Demonstrates that world politics is more complex than conventional models can account for.

The Failures of American and European Climate Policy

Examines why some nations, but not others, have met their commitments to international climate treaties.

Imperialism and Internationalism in the Discipline of International Relations

Essays on the early disciplinary history of international relations.

Globalization, Security, and the Nation State

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

International Relations under Risk

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

Democratizing Global Politics

Argues that international institutions are becoming increasingly democratized.

What Moves Man

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

Political Space

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

Theories of International Cooperation and the Primacy of Anarchy

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

Agency and Ethics

Explains why military interventions with humanitarian goals consistently fail.

Why Movements Matter

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

International Relations--Still an American Social Science?

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

Beyond Boundaries?

Presents a constructively critical reappraisal of the boundaries that define the social scientific analysis of international life.

After Authority

This book examines the troubled modern nation–state and reflects on the “end” of authority, sovereignty, and national security, and the implications of that end in the coming decades.

Political Parties and the Collapse of the Old Orders

Addresses the altered states of political parties and politics in the post-Cold War era.

Taking Suffering Seriously

Examines the evolution of collective human rights in international relations and argues that the concept of human rights must integrate group rights based on race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality.

The Clash with Distant Cultures

An analysis of the impact of cultural values on the use of force and negotiations in American foreign policy.

Regional Security Regimes

This book shows that as Israel is gradually being accepted by the Arab world, pure security considerations are becoming more important in the Arab-Israeli relationship, and "security regimes" between Israel and neighboring countries can foster moderation and cooperation.

Communicating for Development

This book discusses the place of communication in economic development and social change, not only as it pertains to "developing" societies, but also as it relates to the "developed" societies where socio-economic ...

Innovative Leaders in International Politics

In today's world, national leaders have immense power to make decisions affecting millions of lives, both domestically and internationally. Yet questions about the performance of these leaders, and specifically ...

Morality among Nations

Morality among Nations, a rejoinder to Hans Morgenthau's Politics among Nations, offers a pathbreaking synthesis of sociobiology and international relations theory. It shows that two different moralities ...

Conflict and Peace in the Modern International System

This book is an important contribution to the understanding of conflict and peace in the modern world, and to the continuous debate about the best methods to avoid and limit wars. This revised edition ...

Nuclear Weapons

This is a clear, non-technical and comprehensive study of nuclear strategy and the balance of power. The book is intended for both supporters and opponents of nuclear deterrence—indeed for all who believe ...