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Primacy and Its Discontents

Primacy and Its Discontents Author Michael E. Brown
ISBN-10 9780262265300
Release 2009-01-30
Pages 416
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The unprecedented military, economic, and political power of the United States has led some observers to declare that we live in a unipolar world in which America enjoys primacy or even hegemony. At the same time public opinion polls abroad reveal high levels of anti-Americanism, and many foreign governments criticize U.S. policies. Primacy and Its Discontents explores the sources of American primacy, including the uses of U.S. military power, and the likely duration of unipolarity. It offers theoretical arguments for why the rest of the world will -- or will not -- align against the United States. Several chapters argue that the United States is not immune to the long-standing tendency of states to balance against power, while others contend that wise U.S. policies, the growing role of international institutions, and the spread of liberal democracy can limit anti-American balancing. The final chapters debate whether countries are already engaging in "soft balancing" against the United States. The contributors offer alternative prescriptions for U.S. foreign policy, ranging from vigorous efforts to maintain American primacy to acceptance of a multipolar world of several great powers.Contributors: Gerard Alexander, Stephen Brooks, John G. Ikenberry, Christopher Layne, Keir Lieber, John Owen IV, Robert Pape, T. V. Paul, Barry Posen, Kenneth Waltz, William Wohlforth



Theories of War and Peace

Theories of War and Peace Author Michael E. Brown
ISBN-10 0262522527
Release 1998
Pages 566
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New approaches to understanding war and peace in the changing international system.



Rational Choice and Security Studies

Rational Choice and Security Studies Author
ISBN-10 0262265257
Release 2000
Pages 124
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Rational Choice and Security Studies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Rational Choice and Security Studies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Rational Choice and Security Studies book for free.



Contending with Terrorism

Contending with Terrorism Author Michael E. Brown
ISBN-10 9780262514644
Release 2010
Pages 418
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Experts explore the sources of contemporary terrorism, what terrorists want, and how the United States and other countries should respond.



Do Democracies Win Their Wars

Do Democracies Win Their Wars Author Michael Edward Brown
ISBN-10 0262515903
Release 2011
Pages 294
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Important contributions from both sides of the debate over the relationship between democracy and military victory.



Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822032812893
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No One s World

No One s World Author Charles Kupchan
ISBN-10 9780199739394
Release 2012-03
Pages 258
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Argues that as China, India, Brazil and other emerging powers rise, the founding ideals of the West will not continue to spread, and that in the near future, Europe and the United States will need to fashion a new consensus with these powers on issues of legitimacy, sovereignty and governance.



Liberal Leviathan

Liberal Leviathan Author G. John Ikenberry
ISBN-10 9780691156170
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 372
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In the second half of the twentieth century, the United States engaged in the most ambitious and far-reaching liberal order building the world had yet seen. This liberal international order has been one of the most successful in history in providing security and prosperity to more people. But in the last decade, the American-led order has been troubled. Some argue that the Bush administration, with its war on terror, invasion of Iraq, and unilateral orientation, undermined this liberal order. Others argue that we are witnessing the end of the American era. Liberal Leviathan engages these debates. G. John Ikenberry argues that the crisis that besets the American-led order is a crisis of authority. A political struggle has been ignited over the distribution of roles, rights, and authority within the liberal international order. But the deeper logic of liberal order remains alive and well. The forces that have triggered this crisis--the rise of non-Western states such as China, contested norms of sovereignty, and the deepening of economic and security interdependence--have resulted from the successful functioning and expansion of the postwar liberal order, not its breakdown. The liberal international order has encountered crises in the past and evolved as a result. It will do so again. Ikenberry provides the most systematic statement yet about the theory and practice of the liberal international order, and a forceful message for policymakers, scholars, and general readers about why America must renegotiate its relationship with the rest of the world and pursue a more enlightened strategy--that of the liberal leviathan.



Male Femaling

Male Femaling Author Richard Ekins
ISBN-10 9781134844739
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 208
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The glamour of transvestite fashion is the epitome of 90s style, but the significance of cross-dressing and sex-changing goes much deeper than the annals of fashion. Ekins vividly details the innermost desires and the varied practices of males who wear the clothes of women for the pleasure it gives them (cross-dressers), or who wish to change sex and are actively going about it (sex-changers). This unique and fascinating book transforms an area of study previously dominated by clinical models to look instead at cross-dressing and sex-changing as a highly variable social process. Giving precedence to the processual and ermergent nature of much cross-dressing and sex-changing phenomena, the book traces the phased femaling career path of the 'male femaler' from 'beginning femaling' through to 'consolidating femaling'. Based upon seventeen years of fieldwork, life history work, qualitative analysis, archival work and contact with several thousand cross-dressers and sex-changers, the book meticulously and systematically develops a theory of 'male femaling' which has major ramifications for both the field of 'transvestism' and 'transsexualism', and for the analysis of sex and gender more generally. Male-Femaling provides social and cultural theorists with a lively case study for the generation of new theory. Social psychologists and sociologists interested in seeing grounded theory applied to a particular case study will be well rewarded. It will be essential reading for students of gender studies who seek to explore the interrelations between sex, sexuality and gender from the informants' point of view.



Communization and Its Discontents

Communization and Its Discontents Author Benjamin Noys
ISBN-10 157027231X
Release 2012
Pages 279
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'Communisation', the contributors behind this engaging new analysis suggest, is the spectre of the immediate struggle to abolish capitalism and conventional notions of the state. Currently evolving on the terrain of capitalism are the new practices of 'human strike', where autonomous communes, occupation and insurrection are argued to have attacked the alienations of modern times. Bringing together voices from inside and outside these currents, this treats communisation as a problem to be explored rather than a solution.



The American Era

The American Era Author Robert J. Lieber
ISBN-10 0521857376
Release 2005-09-12
Pages 255
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This controversial book addresses America's role in light of recent terrorist events.



Global Trends 2030

Global Trends 2030 Author National Intelligence Council (U.S.)
ISBN-10 0160915430
Release 2013-03-10
Pages 162
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This report is intended to stimulate thinking about the rapid andvast geopolitical changes characterizing the world today andpossible global trajectories during the next 15-20 years. As with theNIC's previous Global Trends reports, we do not seek to predict thefuture--which would be an impossible feat--but instead provide aframework for thinking about possible futures and their implications.



International Security Management and the United Nations

International Security Management and the United Nations Author Muthiah Alagappa
ISBN-10 8170491983
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 489
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What kind of comparative advantage does the United nations hold in the field of security compared to other states and regional organizations? What assets does the United Nations possess to deal with security issues? These are some of the questions that this book explores.



From Poverty to Power

From Poverty to Power Author Duncan Green
ISBN-10 9780855985936
Release 2008
Pages 522
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Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.



Nuclear Diplomacy and Crisis Management

Nuclear Diplomacy and Crisis Management Author Sean M. Lynn-Jones
ISBN-10 0262620782
Release 1990
Pages 347
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These essays from the journal International Security examine the effects of the nuclear revolution on the international system and the role nuclear threats have played in international crises. The authors offer important new interpretations of the role of nuclear weapons in preventing a third world war, of the uses of atomic superiority, and of the effectiveness of nuclear threats.Sean M. Lynn-Jones is the Managing Editor of International Security. Steven E. Miller is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and co-editor of the journal. Stephen Van Evera is an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.Contributors: John Mueller. Robert Jervis. Richard K. Betts. Marc Trachtenberg. Roger Digman. Scott D. Sagan. Gordon Chang. H. W. Brands, Jr. Barry Blechman and Douglas Hart.



Weapons Systems and Political Stability

Weapons Systems and Political Stability Author Carroll Quigley
ISBN-10 1939438020
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 1064
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Carroll Quigley, American historian and professor at Georgetown University, died January 5, 1977 leaving behind a manuscript on Weapons Systems and Political Stability upon which he had been working on for the preceding twelve years. Very few would ever see his final work, that is, until today. For the first time in over 30 years, this manuscript is now available to the public in its entirety. Professor Quigley's Weapons Systems and Political Stability carries further toward completion the uniquely anthropological holistic analysis of history which is the theme of his earlier works, Tragedy and Hope, and Evolution of Civilization.



Economic Security Neglected Dimension of National Security

Economic Security Neglected Dimension of National Security Author Sheila R. Ronis
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