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  • Breakdown in Pakistanby Masooda Bano

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Thirty percent of foreign development aid is channeled through NGOs or community-based organizations to improve service delivery to the poor, build social capital, and establish democracy in developing nations. However, growing evidence suggests that aid often erodes, rather than promotes, cooperation within developing nations. This book presents... more...

  • Leading with Senseby Valérie Gauthier; Warren Bennis

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Today's business environment demands a new approach to leadership, one that effectively connects individuals and organizations in the midst of change. Leading with Sense offers a new, practical approach to meeting this challenge. Drawing on her experience as a poetic translator and her expertise in cross-cultural leadership, Valérie Gauthier outlines... more...

  • Imaginative Geographies of Algerian Violenceby Jacob Mundy

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    The massacres that spread across Algeria in 1997 and 1998 shocked the world, both in their horror and in the international community's failure to respond. In the years following, the violence of 1990s Algeria has become a central case study in new theories of civil conflict and terrorism after the Cold War. Such "lessons of Algeria" now contribute... more...

  • PLA Influence on China's National Security Policymakingby Phillip Saunders; Andrew Scobell

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In recent years there have been reports of actions purportedly taken by People's Liberation Army (PLA) units without civilian authorization, and of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) civilian leaders seeking to curry favor with the military?suggesting that a nationalistic and increasingly influential PLA is driving more assertive Chinese policies on a... more...

  • Regional Missile Defense from a Global Perspectiveby Peter Dombrowski; Catherine Kelleher

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Regional Missile Defense from a Global Perspective explains the origins, evolution, and implications of the regional approach to missile defense that has emerged since the presidency of George H. W. Bush, and has culminated with the missile defense decisions of President Barack Obama. The Obama administration's overarching concept for American missile... more...

  • Stasisby Giorgio Agamben

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    We can no longer speak of a state of war in any traditional sense, yet there is currently no viable theory to account for the manifold internal conflicts, or civil wars, that increasingly afflict the world's populations. Meant as a first step toward such a theory, Giorgio Agamben's latest book looks at how civil war was conceived of at two crucial... more...

  • Forging a Multinational Stateby John Deak

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    The Habsburg Monarchy ruled over approximately one-third of Europe for almost 150 years. Previous books on the Habsburg Empire emphasize its slow decline in the face of the growth of neighboring nation-states. John Deak, instead, argues that the state was not in eternal decline, but actively sought not only to adapt, but also to modernize and build.... more...

  • The Figure of the Migrantby Thomas Nail

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    This book offers a much-needed new political theory of an old phenomenon. The last decade alone has marked the highest number of migrations in recorded history. Constrained by environmental, economic, and political instability, scores of people are on the move. But other sorts of changes?from global tourism to undocumented labor?have led to the fact... more...

  • Laws of Imageby Samantha Barbas

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Americans have long been obsessed with their images?their looks, public personas, and the impressions they make. This preoccupation has left its mark on the law. The twentieth century saw the creation of laws that protect your right to control your public image, to defend your image, and to feel good about your image and public presentation of self.... more...

  • The Politics of Majority Nationalismby Neophytos Loizides

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    What drives the politics of majority nationalism during crises, stalemates and peace mediations? In his innovative study of majority nationalism, Neophytos Loizides answers this important question by investigating how peacemakers succeed or fail in transforming the language of ethnic nationalism and war. The Politics of Majority Nationalism focuses... more...