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- United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 38.00
??This is an important book for anyone interested in international public policy. It gives a very clear picture of the workings of the ?actuallyexisting? legislative process of global governance (problem-specific, global conferences) and the central, perhaps essential, role of ?middle powers? and Canada in particular.?? Craig N. Murphy, M. Margaret... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00
From the UN Security Council and the European Union's Council of Ministers to obscure committees on food labelling or the scheduling of World Fairs, several thousand multilateral conferences are held each year. Why do governments deploy so much effort in these activities? What goes on behind the scenes at these meetings? How are their outcomes determined... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00
Essence of Diplomacy explores the essential, timeless features of diplomacy, drawing on the historical record of over three millennia. In their effort at making international relations (IR) theory relevant to diplomacy, and diplomacy relevant to IR theory, the authors identify three essential dimensions of diplomacy: communication, representation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 31.95
Written by best-selling author Edward C. Luck, this new text is broad and engaging enough for undergraduates, sophisticated enough for graduates and lively enough for a wider audience interested in the key institutions of international public policy. Looking at the antecedents of the UN Security Council, as well as the current issues and future... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00
After 9/11, which triggered a global debate on public diplomacy, 'PD' has become an issue in most countries. This book joins the debate. Experts from different countries and from a variety of fields analyze the theory and practice of public diplomacy. They also evaluate how public diplomacy can be successfully used to support foreign policy. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
Despite its geographical centrality and its considerable economic involvement in Europe, Switzerland remains unusual in that it is neither a member of the European Union or the European Economic Area. At a time when the Union is both expanding and seeking to develop its integration, the country constitutes a real anomaly amongst west European states.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00
This is the first book-length treatment of international politics in a unipolar world that adopts a structural realist perspective. It applies Waltz's microeconomic analogy to a market with a price leader. It concludes that unipolarity is sustainable as long as the unipole distributes rewards to other states. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00
Focusing on how policy makers make decisions in foreign policy, this book examines how beliefs are causal mechanisms which steer decisions, shape leaders and perceptions of reality, and lead to cognitive and motivated biases that distort, block and recast incoming information from the environment. more...
- Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20
The concept of preventive diplomacy has captivated the United Nations since it was first articulated by Secretary-General Dag HammarskjÃ¶ld a half-century ago. Successive generations of diplomats and statesmen have invested in the idea that diplomatic efforts might be able to head off international conflicts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
Following President Chen Sui-bian?s victory in the controversial 2004 presidential election, this book examines the future direction of Taiwan?s foreign policy, focusing on the internal and external forces that influence and shape the countries foreign policy decisions today. The author suggests that four levels of analysis ? the international system,... more...