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  • What Do We Know about War?by John A. Vasquez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 48.99

    What Do We Know About War? reviews the causes of war and the conditions of peace. Drawing analyses from the thirty-five year history of this discipline, leading researchers explore the roles played by alliances, territory, arms races, interstate rivalries, capability, and crisis bargaining in increasing the probability of war. They emphasize international... more...

  • Justifying Interventions in Africaby Nina Wilén

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Analysing the UN interventions in Liberia, Burundi and the Congo, Wilén poses the question of how one can stabilize a state through external intervention without destabilizing sovereignty. She critically examines the justifications for international and regional interventions through a social constructivist framework. more...

  • The End of Warby John Horgan

    McSweeney's 2012; US$ 9.99

    War is a fact of human nature. As long as we exist, it exists. That's how the argument goes. But longtime Scientific American writer John Horgan disagrees. Applying the scientific method to war leads Horgan to a radical conclusion: biologically speaking, we are just as likely to be peaceful as violent. War is not preordained, and furthermore, it... more...

  • Globalizing Resistance against Warby Tiina Seppälä

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The political revival of the anti-war movement after 9/11 launched a controversial debate on global resistance. Through detailed study of the anti-war movement in Britain, this book critically evaluates the theoretical debate from the perspective of ?critical theory in political practice?. This book presents new arguments and theoretical framework... more...

  • Determinants of Success in UN Peacekeeping Operationsby Jacques L. Koko; Essoh J. M. C. Essis

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 26.99

    This book examines UN peacekeeping operations, initiated from 1956 through 2006 to manage cases of intrastate and interstate conflicts, in an attempt to identify the most significant factors that could help to explain the success or lack of success of such operations. more...

  • The Europeanisation of Conflict Resolutionsby Boyka Stefanova

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    This book is about the EU’s role in conflict resolution and reconciliation in Europe. Ever since it was implemented as a political project of the post-World War II reality in Western Europe, European integration has been credited with performing conflict resolution functions. It allegedly transformed the long-standing adversarial relationship... more...

  • Network Centric Warfareby Paul T. Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Since its emergence in 1998, the concept of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) has become a central driver behind America?s military ?transformation? and seems to offer the possibility of true integration between multinational military formations. Even though NCW, or variations on its themes, has been adopted by most armed services, it is a concept in... more...

  • Elusive Peaceby Douglas E. Noll

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 11.99

    This in-depth analysis goes behind the headlines to understand why crucial negotiations fail. The author argues that diplomats often enter negotiations with flawed assumptions about human behavior, sovereignty, and power. Essentially, the international community is using a model of European diplomacy dating back to the 18th century to solve the complex... more...

  • Mechanistic Realism and US Foreign Policyby Johannes Gullestad Rĝ

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book aims to reinvigorate realist international relations theory by developing a catalogue of micro-mechanisms able to explain security policy decision-making. Typically, realism discounts the role of individuals and uses states as the unit of analysis. By examining instead the mental operations of those who act on behalf of the state, a better... more...

  • Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolutionby Oliver Ramsbotham; Tom Woodhouse

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Conflict resolution theory has become relevant to the various challenges faced by the United Nations peacekeeping forces as efforts are made to learn from the traumatic and devastating impact of the many civil wars that have erupted in the 1990s. This work analyzes the theory. more...