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Political and diplomatic history

  • 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...

  • Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemonyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This timely book provides a general overview of Great Power politics and world order from 1500 to the present. Jeremy Black provides several historical case-studies, each of which throws light on both the power in question and the international system of the period, and how it had developed from the preceding period. The point of departure for this... more...

  • Reinterpreting the End of the Cold Warby Silvio Pons; Federico Romero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage and reduce the level of risk associated with threats from hostile states, malevolent nonstate actors such as organized terrorist groups or... more...

  • Singapore's Foreign Policyby Michael Leifer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    In the years following its traumatic separation from Malaysia, Singapore has risen to become one of the leading economic powers in Southeast Asia. This economic strength has carried it through the recent East Asian economic crisis, as well as providing the resources for an excellent defence capability. Singapore's diplomatic achievements include relationships... more...

  • The British Political Elite and the Soviet Unionby Louise Grace Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    Private papers, diaries and government and Foreign Office records are used within this book to produce an analysis of the attitudes of the British political elite towards the Soviet Union, assessing the influence such attitudes had upon British foreign policy between May 1937 and August 1939. 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 Eurasian Miracleby Jack Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    The idea of long-term European dominance is characteristic of most evolutionary theories of human culture and society in the nineteenth century. It was commonly believed that there was a natural progression from Antiquity through Feudalism to Capitalism which could not have taken place elsewhere. Today there are many who still believe that this progression... more...

  • Presidential Policies and the Road to the Second Iraq Warby Professor John Davis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    By virtually any means of measurement, postwar Iraq has become a more bloodied and embattled settlement than ever envisaged. But were the seeds of these problems sown long before military force had been committed? This lucid and detailed examination of US foreign policy evaluates the continuity and divergence in the strategies of the Bush, Clinton... more...

  • Secrecy in US Foreign Policyby Dr Yukinori Komine

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Secrecy in US Foreign Policy examines the pursuit of strict secrecy by President Nixon and his National Security Advisor Kissinger in foreign policy decision making in relation to the US rapprochement with China. Moreover it sheds new light on the complexity and dynamism of the evolution of China initiatives and demonstrates the many policy options... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to US Foreign Policyby Dr Robert J Pauly Jr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 170.00

    This comprehensive volume is designed as a research guide that will both inform readers on the basics of US foreign policy from historical and political science perspectives and provide a look ahead at the means through which American policy makers will meet the future in an increasingly complex international system. more...