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  • Sectarian Gulfby Toby Matthiesen

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    As popular uprisings spread across the Middle East, popular wisdom often held that the Gulf States would remain beyond the fray. In Sectarian Gulf , Toby Matthiesen paints a very different picture, offering the first assessment of the Arab Spring across the region. With first-hand accounts of events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, Matthiesen... more...

  • The Orphan Scandalby Beth Baron

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    On a sweltering June morning in 1933 a fifteen-year-old Muslim orphan girl refused to rise in a show of respect for her elders at her Christian missionary school in Port Said. Her intransigence led to a beating?and to the end of most foreign missions in Egypt?and contributed to the rise of Islamist organizations. Turkiyya Hasan left the Swedish... more...

  • Isolate or Engageby Geoffrey Wiseman

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    The U.S. government has essentially two choices when dealing with adversarial states?isolate them or engage them. Isolate or Engage systematically examines the challenges to and opportunities for U.S. diplomatic relations with nine intensely adversarial states?China, Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, U.S.S.R./Russia, Syria, Venezuela, and Vietnam:... more...

  • At the Chef's Tableby Vanina Leschziner

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book is about the creative work of chefs at top restaurants in New York and San Francisco. Based on interviews with chefs and observation in restaurant kitchens, the book explores the question of how and why chefs make choices about the dishes they put on their menus. It answers this question by examining a whole range of areas, including chefs'... more...

  • Gulf Security and the U.S. Militaryby Geoffrey Gresh

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    The U.S. military maintains a significant presence across the Arabian Peninsula but it must now confront a new and emerging dynamic as most Gulf Cooperation Council countries have begun to diversify their political, economic, and security partnerships with countries other than the United States?with many turning to ascending powers such as China,... more...

  • To Save the Children of Koreaby Arissa Oh

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    To Save the Children of Korea is the first book about the origins and history of international adoption. Although it has become a commonplace practice in the United States, we know very little about how or why it began, or how or why it developed into the practice that we see today. Arissa Oh argues that international adoption began in the aftermath... more...

  • Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomatsby Winifred Tate

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    In 2000, the U.S. passed a major aid package that was going to help Colombia do it all: cut drug trafficking, defeat leftist guerrillas, support peace, and build democracy. More than 80% of the assistance, however, was military aid, at a time when the Colombian security forces were linked to abusive, drug-trafficking paramilitary forces. Drugs, Thugs,... more...

  • Radical Equalityby Aishwary Kumar

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of India's constitution, and M.K. Gandhi, the Indian nationalist, two figures whose thought and legacies have most strongly shaped the contours of Indian democracy, are typically considered antagonists who held irreconcilable views on empire, politics, and society. As such, they are rarely studied together. This book reassesses... more...

  • Coercion, Survival, and Warby Phil Haun

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In asymmetric interstate conflicts, great powers have the capability to coerce weak states by threatening their survival?but not vice versa. It is therefore the great power that decides whether to escalate a conflict into a crisis by adopting a coercive strategy. In practice, however, the coercive strategies of the U.S. have frequently failed.... more...

  • Global Trends in Human Resource Managementby Edward Lawler; John Boudreau

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Since 1995, USC's Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) has conducted the definitive longitudinal study of the human resource management function in organizations. By analyzing new data every three years since then, the Center has been able to consistently chart changes in how HR is organized and managed, while at the same time providing guidance... more...