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  • Spirit of the Phoenixby Tim Llewellyn

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    What is Lebanon all about? Why has this tiny, fertile Mediterranean country become a byword for violence and chaos in the minds of much of the world? _x000D_In ?Spirit of the Phoenix? veteran broadcast journalist Tim Llewellyn wanders the streets of Beirut - the city he once lived in during the civil war - in search of answers to these questions.... more...

  • Extending the European Security Communityby Emilian Kavalski

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    The region of the Balkans has become one of the emblematic features of the post-Cold War geography of international relations. Understanding the extension of the European zone of peace to the Balkans is at the heart of this pioneering work into the post-Cold War socialisation of the region. How is peace (i.e. a security-community-order) initiated in... more...

  • From War to Peaceby Kent D. Shifferd

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    The world's first peace organizations emerged in the 19th century and since that time, anti-war activism has progressed rapidly. This illuminating book presents a realistic analysis of the extent to which the war system has infiltrated all aspects of Western culture and how it works to perpetuate war rather than promote peace. Additionally, the... more...

  • EU Accession and UN Peacemaking in Cyprusby James Ker-Lindsay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    This work traces the attempts by the United Nations to bring about the reunification of Cyprus prior to the island's accession to the European Union on 1 May 2004. In addition to charting the course of previous efforts to solve the Cyprus issue, the book recounts the direct discussions between the two sides from January 2002 through to April 2004 and... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 57.99

    What Do We Know about War? reviews the research on causes of war and the conditions of peace over the past forty-five years. Leading scholars explore the critical roles of territorial disputes, alliances, arms races, rivalry, and nuclear weapons in bringing about war as well as the factors promoting peace, including democracy, norms, stable borders,... more...

  • The End of Warby John Horgan

    McSweeney's 2012; US$ 12.99

    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$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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 Rø

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...