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  • The Origins of American Politicsby Bernard Bailyn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.96

    "An astonishing range of reading in contemporary tracts and modern authorities is manifest, and many aspects of British and colonial affairs are illuminated. As a political analysis this very important contribution will be hard to refute...." ?Frederick B. Tolles, Political Science Quarterly "He produces historical analysis which is as revealing... more...

  • Japanese Foreign Policyby Dr Akiko Fukushima

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    Japanese foreign policy in international political affairs, particularly after the Second World War, was criticized as relying solely on bilateralism and dismissed as blindly emulating American foreign policy. This book examines Japanese multilateralism from the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 to its latest bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security... more...

  • Nato Enlargement During the Cold Warby Mark Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 150.00

    Why did NATO expand its membership during the Cold War years, and what was its attraction to new members? This book locates the answers to these questions not solely in the Cold War, but in the historical problems of international order in Europe and the growing idea of the West. A wide range of sources is used, and the analysis looks at a process... more...

  • Assuming the Burdenby Mark Atwood Lawrence

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This beautifully crafted and solidly researched book explains why and how the United States made its first commitment to Vietnam in the late 1940s. Mark Atwood Lawrence deftly explores the process by which the Western powers set aside their fierce disagreements over colonialism and extended the Cold War fight into the Third World. Drawing on an unprecedented... more...

  • Germany's Uncertain Powerby Hanns W. Maull

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    This comprehensive, in-depth assessment of the German foreign policy record under the Red-Green government of Gerhard Schröder and Joschka Fischer from 1998 to 2005, produced by a team of German and international experts, explores the idea of continuity and the sources, depths and directions of German foreign policy. more...

  • War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europeby Victoria Tin-bor Hui

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    This 2005 book explores why China and Europe's development of state systems began similarly but experienced opposite outcomes. more...

  • The Illusion of Controlby Seyom Brown

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    In the last decade of the 20th century threats and applications of force often took centre stage. This text maintains that the use of force as an instrument of foreign policy is likely to grow, and that this prospect warrants concern and open debate. more...

  • Making War to Keep Peaceby Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 13.99

    When Jeane J. Kirkpatrick died in December 2006, she left behind more than her legacy as a "heroine of conservatives." She had just completed work on this extraordinary survey of American foreign policy in the post?Cold War age: a bold and revisionist assessment of two decades of American interventions abroad?a troubled period of small successes,... more...

  • International Relations in Uncommon Placesby J. Marshall Beier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    The central claim developed in this book is that disciplinary International Relations (IR) is identifiable as both an advanced colonial practice and a postcolonial subject. The starting problematic here issues from disciplinary IR's relative dearth of attention to indigenous peoples, their knowledges, and the distinctive ways of knowing that underwrite... more...

  • Imperial Overstretchby Roger Burbach; Jim Tarbell

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 20.95

    George W. Bush has fundamentally changed America‘s place in the world. In some neo-conservative circles the word ‘empire’ is back in fashion, and a great republic that broke away from the British empire is now supposed to be proud of its new imperial role. This book explains how the neo-conservatives and the petro-military complex have... more...