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Spotlight on International Studies . . .

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International Order: A Political History

International Order: A Political History

Stephen A. Kocs

Where does international order come from? How is it established and maintained? Why does it break down? With every sovereign state its own master, how can order prevail? Answering these questions in a briskly paced, systematic survey, Stephen Kocs explores the rise and fall of successive international systems across the centuries—from the dynastic institutions of Renaissance Europe, to    More >

Making US Foreign Policy: The Essentials, 2nd edition

Making US Foreign Policy: The Essentials, 2nd edition

Ralph G. Carter

Whether your approach to teaching US foreign policy is thematic, historical, case-study oriented, regional, or perhaps a blend of several approaches, Making US Foreign Policy: The Essentials is likely to be a text that you will want to assign as required reading. The text focuses on the most fundamental questions: Who makes foreign policy decisions? How? What accounts for particular decisions?    More >

The Irrational Terrorist and Other Persistent Terrorism Myths

The Irrational Terrorist and Other Persistent Terrorism Myths

Darren Hudson, Arie Perliger, Riley Post, and Zachary Hohman

Opinion surveys show that what the public assumes it knows about terrorism is at best a badly distorted view. Recalling the "Flat Earth" phenomenon, early misconceptions have become solidified, despite new evidence refuting them. The authors of The Irrational Terrorist discredit these popular myths and misconceptions, providing an accessible overview of the realities of terrorism and    More >

Surprising News: How the Media Affect—and Do Not Affect—Politics

Surprising News: How the Media Affect—and Do Not Affect—Politics

Kenneth Newton

What role do the media play in influencing political life and shaping public opinion and behavior? Do they support—or undermine—our democratic beliefs and institutions? Claims about the media’s powerful influence are frequently made, but where is the evidence? Kenneth Newton scrutinizes these complex questions. Recognizing that differing forms of political communication have    More >

A Peacekeeper in Africa: Learning from UN Interventions in Other People’s Wars

A Peacekeeper in Africa: Learning from UN Interventions in Other People’s Wars

Alan Doss

Alan Doss offers a rare window into the real world of UN peacekeeping missions in Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Doss's story is one of presidents and prelates, warlords and warriors, heroes and villains, achievements and disappointments—and innocent people caught in the midst of deadly violence. As he shares his front-line    More >

Corporate Actors in Global Governance: Business as Usual or New Deal?

Corporate Actors in Global Governance: Business as Usual or New Deal?

Matthias Hofferberth, editor

What part do/should corporate actors play in global governance? With regard to concerns over such issues as public health, education, human rights, and the environment, they arguably are influential. But what is the actual nature of their engagement, and what motivates it? What challenges do they face when they assume more responsibility in these spheres? Are they responsive to the normative    More >

 

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