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  • International Ordersby John R. Hall

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    This book examines the different ways in which order has been achieved in world affairs with a view to understanding current political dilemmas and opportunities. International Ordersbegins by distinguishing between world order and international order in the spirit of Hedley Bull. This leads to an analysis of five different principles of international... more...

  • Norms over Forceby Cynthia Schoch; Cynthia Schoch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Can Europe defend its social model in a globalized world when the US, China, India and Russia are enhancing their national sovereignties and playing power politics? This original and informative book addresses such questions and considers if Europe, although it is not a 'super state', would be able to impose norms over force. more...

  • The Development of British Defence Policyby David Brown

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    This work explores developing trends and underlying assumptions of British Defence Policy, placing policy developments post 11 September in a wider context, and assessing the impact of key personalities and events on a range of issues. It provides a relevant and up-to-date assessment of this vital policy area. more...

  • International Relations in Uncommon Placesby J. Marshall Beier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 43.00

    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...

  • America's Perceptions of Europeby Leif Johan Eliasson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book seeks to rectify Americans' views of its closest ally, Europe - an ambitious task, but one sorely lacking in the literature. Many prejudices about Europe surface in headlines, while others remain latent, but they are real, pervasive and ingrained. more...

  • Japanese Foreign Policyby Dr Akiko Fukushima

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 186.00

    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...

  • Germany's Uncertain Powerby Hanns W. Maull

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Nato Enlargement During the Cold Warby Mark Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 165.00

    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...

  • The Presidential Differenceby Fred I. Greenstein

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 30.95

    Fred I. Greenstein has long been one of our keenest observers of the modern presidency. In The Presidential Difference , he provides a fascinating and instructive account of the presidential qualities that have served well and poorly in the Oval Office, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's first hundred days. He surveys each president's political... more...