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  • The Politics of Secularism in International Relationsby Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 33.95

    Conflicts involving religion have returned to the forefront of international relations. And yet political scientists and policymakers have continued to assume that religion has long been privatized in the West. This secularist assumption ignores the contestation surrounding the category of the "secular" in international politics. The Politics of... more...

  • America's Global Advantageby Carla Norrlof

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    Shows how America has gained from being the world's dominant power, and why its hegemonic position is likely to endure. more...

  • The Development of British Defence Policyby Mr David Brown

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Britain's military forces have rarely been busier. It is therefore crucial to understand the developing trends and underlying assumptions of British Defence Policy, in regard to both foreign policy and international security. This volume, which covers both the Blair and Brown eras in defence policy making, places developments post 11 September in... more...

  • Rise to Globalismby Stephen E. Ambrose; Douglas G. Brinkley; Douglas G. Brinkley

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The ninth edition of this classic survey, now updated through the administration of George W. Bush, offers a concise and informative overview of the evolution of American foreign policy from 1938 to the present, focusing on such pivotal events as World War... more...

  • Reformers and Warby John A. Thompson

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 36.00

    Examines the confrontation between the American reform tradition in the first world war. 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...

  • The Presidential Differenceby Fred I. Greenstein

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 33.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Japanese-Soviet/Russian Relations since 1945by Kimie Hara

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    An original book that reviews the problems of political rapprochement in terms of foreign policy decision-making between Japan and Russia since 1945, including the infamous 'Northern Territories' dispute. Uses four bilateral summits as case studies to explore patterns, changes and tendencies in the decision-making process. Concludes that much of the... more...