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  • Dealing with the Legacy of Authoritarianismby Antonio Costa Pinto; Leonardo Morlino

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In recent years the agenda of how to ?deal with the past? has become a central dimension of the quality of contemporary democracies. Many years after the process of authoritarian breakdown, consolidated democracies revisit the past either symbolically or to punish the elites associated with the previous authoritarian regimes. New factors, like international... more...

  • Civilian or Military Power?by Helene Sjursen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This text critically examines the belief that the EU not only has an impact on the international system but also a ?normative?, ?civilian? and ?civilizing? power. The contributors question whether this assertion fits with the empirical record or is merely based on anecdotal evidence and whether there is a theoretical basis for the expectation of a... more...

  • The Paradox of Federalismby Jan Erk; Lawrence M. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The paradox of federalism is about whether self-rule accommodates or exacerbates ethnic divisions. A federal arrangement which formally recognizes ethno-linguistic diversity to help manage divisions can also pave the way for eventual disintegration. The case studies in this book cover a wide geographical basis (Canada, Scotland, Spain, Belgium, Bosnia,... more...

  • Nuclear Notesby Sarah Weiner

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 38.99

    Nuclear Notes is a biannual publication of the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) featuring innovative thinking by rising experts in the nuclear field. more...

  • Changing US Security Strategyby Anthony H. Cordesman

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 54.99

    More than a decade into the ?war on terrorism,? much of the political debate in the United States is still fixated on the legacy of 9/11. US politics has a partisan fixation on Benghazi, the Boston Marathon bombing, intelligence intercepts, and Guantanamo. Far too much attention still focuses on ?terrorism? at a time the United States faces a much... more...

  • Roots of Realismby Benjamin Frankel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Political realism sees politics as a permanent struggle for power and security. The essays in this volume examine the tradition of realist political analysis of international relations from the Sophists and Thucydides to the modern era. more...

  • Pathways to Productivityby Kristin Wedding; Johanna Nesseth Tuttle

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 32.99

    This report provides an overview of the debate in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda over genetically modified (GM) crops and their potential role in improving food security among smallholder farmers. more...

  • The Future of NATOby Ted Galen Carpenter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    The end of the Cold War has raised questions about the future of NATO. Now that the threat from the Warsaw Pact has disappeared, there seems little need for a Western military alliance of such magnitude. The contributions here offer various views on NATO's future. more...

  • Global Security Watch-Chinaby Richard Weitz

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 52.00

    China is likely the world's next superpower: its economy, already the world's second largest, is forecast to surpass that of the United States to become the largest in a few decades. China is undertaking a comprehensive modernization of its conventional and nuclear forces as well. more...

  • The Wastrels of Defenseby Winslow T. Wheeler

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 28.95

    In this damning expose, a veteran senate defense advisor argues that since Sept 11, 2001, the conduct of the U.S. Congress has sunk to new depths and endangered the nation's security. Winslow Wheeler draws on three decades of work with four prominent senators to tell in lively detail how members of Congress divert money from essential war-fighting... more...