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  • Systemic Transitionsby William R. Thompson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    When do systemic transitions, periods in which the pre-eminence of one state gives way to another, occur? What makes them probable? Do they, or must they, always take the same form? more...

  • Limits to Globalizationby William R. Thompson; Rafael Reuveny

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    In the post-Cold War era, economic globalization has loomed, at least for some, as the world system's next crisis carrier, creating winners and losers and trampling on the distinctiveness of local cultures. Yet the liberal assumption is that if the market does its job, the poor will catch up to the rich via trade-driven growth and the economies of... more...

  • Puzzles of the Democratic Peaceby Karen Rasler; William R. Thompson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 45.00

    Ever since the revival of Kant's Perpetual Peace thesis, the linkages between democracy and peace has been a central topic in international relations research, with sustained debate over whether it exists and if it does, why it does. In this stimulating volume, two leading IR scholars place the democratic peace debate within a broader context, including... more...

  • North and South in the World Political Economyby Rafael Reuveny; William R. Thompson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 125.95

    A broad yet distinctive analysis of the growing political, economic, and social gap existing between the world’s northern and southern hemispheres. Featuring papers selected by the ISA President from the 2006 annual meeting, this upper-level volume examines the genesis of the North-South divide, the ongoing policy problems between developed and... more...

  • The Great Powers and Global Struggle, 1490-1990by Karen A. Rasler; William R. Thompson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In The Great Powers and Global Struggle , Karen A. Rasler and William R. Thompson focus on two themes: the rise and fall as well as the relative decline of major world powers over the past five hundred years, and the way in which these processes have set the stage for the outbreak of global war. Their interdisciplinary approach encompasses political... more...

  • Globalization as Evolutionary Processby George Modelski; Tessaleno Devezas; William R. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 55.95

    The term globalization has gained widespread popularity; yet most treatments are either descriptive and/or focused on changes in economic interconnectivity. In this volume the concept is seen in broader terms as leading international experts from a range of disciplines develop a long-term analysis to address the problems of globalization. ... more...

  • The Arc of Warby Jack S. Levy; William R. Thompson

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    In this far-reaching exploration of the evolution of warfare in human history, Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson provide insight into the perennial questions of why and how humans fight. Beginning with the origins of warfare among foraging groups, The Arc of War draws on a wealth of empirical data to enhance our understanding of how war began... more...

  • Mentally Ill and Homeless: Special Programs for Special Needsby William R Breakey; James W Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95

    Rapidly growing numbers of mentally ill homeless present a significant challenge for care- givers everywhere. A practical guide to assist individuals starting programs to address the needs of this population, Mentally Ill and Homeless presents six research demonstration projects arising from the Federal McKinney Homelessness Act. Internationally... more...

  • Transition Scenariosby David P. Rapkin; William R. Thompson

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    China’s rising status in the global economy alongside recent economic stagnation in Europe and the United States has led to considerable speculation that we are in the early stages of a transition in power relations. Commentators have tended to treat this transitional period as a novelty, but history is in fact replete with such systemic transitions—sometimes... more...

  • Causes of Warby Jack S. Levy; William R. Thompson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 48.95

    Written by leading scholars in the field, Causes of War provides the first comprehensive analysis of the leading theories relating to the origins of both interstate and civil wars. Utilizes historical examples to illustrate individual theories throughout Includes an analysis of theories of civil wars as well as interstate wars -- one of the only... more...