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  • The Civil Law Tradition, 3rd Editionby John Merryman; Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    Designed for the general reader and students of law, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events?such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous... more...

  • Busted Sanctionsby Bryan Early

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Powerful countries like the United States regularly employ economic sanctions as a tool for promoting their foreign policy interests. Yet this foreign policy tool has an uninspiring track record of success, with economic sanctions achieving their goals less than a third of the time they are imposed. The costs of these failed sanctions policies can... more...

  • Coercing Complianceby Robert Mandel

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Few global security issues stimulate more fervent passion than the application of brute force. Despite the fierce debate raging about it in government, society and the Academy, inadequate strategic understanding surrounds the issue, prompting the urgent need for ?the first comprehensive systematic global analysis of 21st century state-initiated internal... more...

  • Pilate and Jesusby Giorgio Agamben; Adam Kotsko

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    Pontius Pilate is one of the most enigmatic figures in Christian theology. The only non-Christian to be named in the Nicene Creed, he is presented as a cruel colonial overseer in secular accounts, as a conflicted judge convinced of Jesus's innocence in the Gospels, and as either a pious Christian or a virtual demon in later Christian writings. This... more...

  • Purchasing Whitenessby Ann Twinam

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The colonization of Spanish America resulted in the mixing of Natives, Europeans, and Africans and the subsequent creation of a casta system that discriminated against them. Members of mixed races could, however, free themselves from such burdensome restrictions through the purchase of a gracias al sacar ?a royal exemption that provided the privileges... more...

  • Simple Habits for Complex Timesby Jennifer Garvey Berger; Keith Johnston

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    When faced with complex challenges or uncertain outcomes, many leaders believe that if they are smart enough, work hard enough, or turn to the best management tools, they will be able to find the right answer, predict and plan for the future, and break down tasks to produce controllable outcomes. But, what are leaders to do when this isn't the case?... more...

  • Race on the Moveby Tiffany Joseph

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Race on the Move takes readers on a journey from Brazil to the United States and back again to consider how migration between the two countries is changing Brazilians' understanding of race relations. Brazil once earned a global reputation as a racial paradise, and the United States is infamous for its overt social exclusion of nonwhites. Yet, given... more...

  • Heidegger's Volkby James Phillips

    Stanford University Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    Heidegger?s engagement and disillusionment with National Socialism can both be properly seen to rest on the notion of ?the people? that he takes over from traditional German nationalism and elaborates in his philosophical critique of the modern subject. more...

  • Making Multiculturalismby Bethany Bryson

    Stanford University Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    Bryson deconstructs the ?canon wars? and uses English departments to demonstrate that social structure is the cornerstone of culture and the appropriate target for cultural policy. more...

  • Rising to the Challengeby Avery Goldstein

    Stanford University Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    This book analyzes a rise in China?s grand strategy for the early twenty-first century and considers its consequences for international peace and security as well as the challenges it poses for policymakers. more...