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xv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and 'Proactive Contribution to Peace'.- 3. The 15 Cases: Simulations for the Peace and Security Legislation.- 4. The Abe Government and the Right to Collective Self-Defense.- 5. The Domestic Implication: Japan's Ballistic Missile Defense Policy.- 6. The Bilateral Implication: The Development of the Japan-US Alliance.- 7. The Global Implication: Japan's Peace Operations in South Sudan.- 8. The Abe Doctrine: Emergence of Japan's New Grand Strategy.- 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811076589 20180409
This book focuses on Prime Minister Abe's policy toward international peace and security proposed in 2013 under the basic principle of `proactive contribution to peace'. To this end, this book investigates Prime Minister Abe's policy-making process of the Peace and Security Legislation, which transformed Japan's security policy and enabled Japan to exercise the right of `collective self-defense', which used to be `unconstitutional'. This book evaluates the implications of the Peace and Security Legislation on three fronts, domestic, bilateral, and international, by analyzing Japan's Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program, the Japan-US alliance system, and Japan's policy on international peacekeeping operations in South Sudan. This book is one of the first contributions to the research on Japan's foreign and security policy under the Shinzo Abe administration and will be of interest to scholars, policymakers, and students of Japan, Japanese politics and international relations of the Asia-Pacific region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811076589 20180409
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
233 pages ; 20 cm
  • Vorwort : von der Ordnung der Staatenwelt
  • Das Jahr der grossen Veränderung
  • Im Übergang : zwischen der Welt von gestern und der Welt von morgen
  • Eine neue Dimension im globalen Staatensystem : Staatenwelt und Menschheitsfragen
  • Wachablösung oder Duopol? die USA und China
  • Europa im 21. Jahrhundert : Erneuerung oder Selbstaufgabe
  • Die Krise der liberalen westlichen Demokratie
  • Deutschland : das Land in der Mitte Europas
  • Anmerkungen.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 308 pages ; 24 cm
  • African Actors in International Security: Four Pathways to Influence PARTICIPATING IN THE CREATION OF GLOBAL NORMS Humanitarian Intervention Restricting the Spread of Small Arms and Light Weapons Eliminating Conflict Diamonds DIFFUSING AFRICAN NORMS The Pan-African Solidarity Norm The Role of the Elder Statesperson in Conflict Mediation The Anti-Coup Norm SHAPING GLOBAL NORMS THROUGH CREATIVE IMPLEMENTATION Escaping the ""Resource Curse"" by Localizing Transparency Norms Localizing Transitional Justice Norms Implementing the Protection of Civilians Norm CONTESTING GLOBAL NORMS Challenging the Politicization of the Universal Jurisdiction Norm Challenging the Primacy of the UN Security Council CONCLUSION African Agency in Theory and Practice.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626376960 20180709
What impact have African actors had on perceptions of and responses to current international security challenges? Are there international peace and security norms with African roots? How can actors that lack the power and financial resources of Western states help to shape prevailing conceptions of appropriate behaviour in international politics? Addressing these questions, the authors of this book identify and explore the diverse pathways by which African governments, IGOs, NGOs, and individuals can and do influence the normative structure of contemporary international relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626376960 20180709
Green Library
xxi, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Why They Migrate: Empirical Evidence Leo Bombom and Paul Erhunmwunsee Chapter 2: The Geography and the Patterns of Migration Elisha Japer Dung Chapter 3: Trekking Across the Sahara: A Long History, Troubled Past, and Hopes for the Future Alecia Hoffman Chapter 4: Nigerians and the Pursuit of the Golden Fleece Olayinka Oyegbile Chapter 5: Impact of Culture on Exiles Bruce Ormond Grant Chapter 6: The Children of Immigrants Sasha Drummond-Lewis Chapter 7: Relocation from Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Issues and Challenges Brenda I. Gill Chapter 8: Xenophobia in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Definitions, Theories, and Experiences Brenda I. Gill and George K. Danns Chapter 9: The African Immigrant Family in the United States of America: Challenges and Opportunities Sulayman S. Nyang Chapter 10: Multifaceted Identity Options: The Case of Two Immigrant Associations in South Africa Magdaline Mbong Mai Chapter 11: Building Individual Future as Unwanted African Migrants in Johannesburg: Vulnerability, Hope, and Micro-Entrepreneurship Christal Oghogho Spel Chapter 12: Representation, Immigration, Experience, and Memory: A Study of Representational Dynamics of "the Other" in Post Imperial Britain, 1947-1990s Dollin Wilson Ovaroh-Holt Chapter 13: African Immigrants and the American Experience Sabella Ogbobode Abidde Chapter 14: Nigerians in America: Interpersonal Relationships and the Pull of Globalization Sabella Ogbobode Abidde.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498550888 20180423
Since their early beginning in Africa as foragers, hunters and gatherers, humans have been on the move. In modern times, their movements have been compelled by geographical, economic, political, cultural, social and personal reasons. However, beginning in the second-half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century their reasons for and pattern of migration have been largely influenced by globalization. Globalization, by its very nature, cuts across virtually every aspect of the human life and human society. And especially in the United States, African immigrants are subject to the undercurrents of globalization - particularly in the areas of culture, religion, interpersonal relationships, and the assimilation and acculturation process. Relying on the vast theoretical and practical experience of academics and public intellectuals across three continents, this book succinctly interrogates some of the pull/push factors of migration, the challenges of globalizing forces, and the daily reality of relocation. The everyday reality and experiences of blacks in the diaspora (Latin America, Caribbean, and Europe) are also part of the discourse and the subject matters are approached from different perspectives and paradigms. Africans and the Exiled Life, therefore, is a compelling and rich addition to the ongoing global debate and understanding of migration and exile.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498550888 20180423
Green Library
557 pages : color illustrations, color maps, charts ; 24 cm
  • Préface. Science mondiale, nationale, locale... -- Introduction. De la science moderne et de son expansion -- Résumés des contributions -- Encart 1. Le génie des grandes civilisations -- Encart 2. Les sciences premières -- Vue d'ensemble -- De la révolution scientifique à la science-monde. Aperçu historiographique René Sigrist -- Un récit convenu des origines : la "Révolution scientifique" -- D'une approche idéaliste à un paradigme constructiviste -- De la science classique à la science positive -- Les origines de la science-monde : le modèle de la diffusion -- Conceptualiser le développement scientifique dans un pays "ancien" : le cas de l'Inde -- Transferts de techniques et de connaissances : les cas du Japon et de l'Empire ottoman -- Le modèle centre-périphérie ou les balbutiements d'une géographie scientifique -- De la sociologie du développement à l'essor de la bibliométrie : l'exemple de l'Amérique latine -- Le système scientifique international et l'approche par les réseaux -- Les villes de la science contemporaine, entre logiques locales, nationales et globales Une approche bibliométrique -- Mais onobe -- Méthodologie -- La déconcentration des publications dans l'ensemble des agglomérations du monde -- Les différentes échelles spatiales de coopération scientifique -- Structures nationales et macrorégionales -- L'institutionnalisation de la science dans les grandes régions du monde entre internationalisation et construction nationale -- L'Afrique. Entre sciences nationales et marché international du travail scientifique -- Vue d'ensemble -- Des sciences nationales au marché du travail scientifique -- Effets de globalisation. Dés-institutionnalisation et reprises d'initiative -- Les sciences en Amérique latine. Tensions du passé et défis du présent Hebe Vessuri et Pablo Kreimer -- Essai d'historiographie : le développement scientifique en Amérique latine -- L'histoire plus récente : croissance, tensions et enjeux -- Les sciences en Inde. Émergence, croissance et développements contemporains -- Les sciences à l'ère coloniale -- La science postcoloniale : les trois phases de la croissance des sciences et des techniques, années 1940-1990 -- Le système de recherche chinois. Entre la politique planifiée du développement et le marché -- Les réformes du système de science et de technologie -- L'État, le marché et le développement des sciences et technologies -- Le système de recherche chinois face au changement de modèle économique -- L'expansion de la science moderne, au Centre et en périphéries -- Aux origines du système scientifique international. Les développements de la chimie en Europe, XVIIe-XIXe siècles -- Les origines incertaines de la chimie (avant 1700) -- Les premières communautés organisées de chimistes (vers 1700) -- La croissance du nombre de spécialistes, 1700-1870 -- La "République des chimistes" des années 1680-1890 : essai de géographie -- La dynamique des principales nations : France, Grande-Bretagne, Allemagne -- Le rôle des politiques étatiques dans le développement de communautés nationales -- Nations secondaires et empires émergents -- Centres, périphéries et transferts de compétences --
  • La Russie, l'Espagne, le Portugal et l'Empire ottoman. Deux siècles de politiques technoscientifiques à l'épreuve des approches comparatistes -- Les perspectives d'analyse : problématiser la dimension spatiale -- Le processus de spatialisation des systèmes technoscientifiques dans les quatre pays : une lecture cartographiée -- En guise d'épilogue : les ingénieurs pour l'industrie, un changement paradigmatique -- Institutionnalisation balbutiante et fragmentation territoriale. Le cas de la Colombie -- Période 1 Installation de rivalités et de l'attachement au territoire : des savoirs précolombiens (avant 1580) aux sciences coloniales (1570-1810) -- Période 2 La difficile structuration d'un espace scientifique national : de l'Université républicaine à la modernisation universitaire (1810-1930) -- Période 3 Le difficile décollage : des sciences gouvernementales et de l'explosion universitaire à la construction d'une politique scientifique nationale et d'un primat de l'innovation (1930-) -- Autonomie, dépendances et réseaux : la relative "distance" aux métropoles -- La Russie : construction et crise d'un système scientifique -- Les prémices (du XVIIe siècle à la fin du règne de Pierre le Grand) -- Le règne de la science pétersbourgeoise (milieu du XVIIIe siècle) -- La progressive différenciation de l'espace scientifique russe (seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle) -- Les réformes institutionnelles du XIXe siècle -- La science soviétique -- Le tournant de 1931 -- Bilan à la veille de la guerre -- La guerre et ses effets (1941-1945) -- L'après-guerre -- La science après Staline (fin des années 1950 - 1985) -- Le choc de l'effondrement : de la fin de l'URSS aux premières années de la science "russe" -- Stratégies de survie et aide internationale -- Les années 2000 : vers une stabilisation, ou un renouveau ? -- La science russe contemporaine : ce que nous apprend la bibliométrie -- Enjeux et tensions entre science et développement au Maroc -- État des lieux -- De la reconnaissance de la recherche à la quête d'innovation -- L'internationalisation de la recherche au Liban. Choix ou contrainte ? -- Une production scientifique satisfaisante -- Les principaux piliers de la recherche au Liban -- Une politique nationale de recherche tournée vers l'international -- Des chercheurs, mais pas de communauté scientifique -- Une ouverture à l'international dès les études -- Les cadres de la coopération internationale -- Constitution d'une communauté scientifique dans un pays moins avancé (PMA). Le cas du Niger -- L'enseignement supérieur au Niger -- La recherche au Niger -- Les acteurs de la recherche : la communauté scientifique nigérienne -- Formation des disciplines -- À la recherche de la science arabe. En partant d'un observatoire égyptien des sciences biomédicales -- Introduction. Réévaluation d'un passé et d'un avenir -- Survol historique des institutions d'enseignement et de recherche -- Vue d'ensemble. Surveys institutionnels et scientométrie -- Vue en plongée dans la science -- Conclusion. L'impact des révolutions sur la géoscience arabe et de la géoscience sur les révolutions -- Les modes d'institutionnalisation des sciences au Brésil. De l'espace géophysique à l'espace aérien
  • Colonisation de l'espace et institutionnalisation des sciences naturelles -- Entre ressources naturelles stratégiques et spécialisation technologique -- L'espace de la biodiversité et la recherche spatiale dans la deuxième moitié du XXe siècle -- Un espace transnational de l'enseignement et de la recherche ? -- L'"institutionnalisation" des sciences de gestion en Europe, entre traditions locales et circulations internationales (1850-2010) -- Introduction. La gestion, un savoir global ? -- La "science des affaires" : les écoles de commerce dans le contexte de la seconde révolution industrielle (1850-1900) -- La "science de l'organisation" : du projet éducatif rationalisateur à la pluralité des initiatives institutionnelles et professionnelles (1900-1950) -- Les "sciences de gestion" : l'américanisation de l'enseignement en gestion et la diffusion des approches stratégiques et marketing (1950-1980) -- La "business administration" : la formation en gestion entre européanisation et marché international (1980-2010).
"En historicisant le développement des sciences modernes et leur expansion à l'échelle mondiale sur trois siècles (XVIIIe-XXIe), cet ouvrage revient sur les traces qui continuent de modeler l'institutionnalisation scientifique dans son style et son identité au niveau local : importance des Lumières chez les libéraux en Amérique latine; lutte contre l'oppression coloniale en Inde, en Grande Colombie et en Amérique latine aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles; initiatives de souverains soucieux de préserver leur régime ou leur territoire (Égypte et Turquie du XIXe siècle face à l'avancée des impérialismes; empires des marges européennes); ou encore de factions militaires modernistes et nationalistes (Égypte nassérienne, Brésil)..."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
443 pages ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : regional nuclear crises in a unipolar world
  • Section I. Conceptual and theoretical issues. Understanding nuclear crisis behavior : a survey of the literature
  • Setting up the inquiry : an introduction to brokered bargaining
  • Section II. India-Pakistan crises in the overt nuclear era. The Kargil crisis
  • The 2001-2002 military standoff
  • The Mumbai crisis
  • Section III. Lessons and implications. Brokered bargaining : observations and lessons for South Asia
  • Beyond South Asia : generalizing the application of brokered bargaining
  • Brokered bargaining : implications for theory and practice.
One of the gravest issues facing the global community today is the threat of nuclear war. As a growing number of nations gain nuclear capabilities, the odds of nuclear conflict increase. Yet nuclear deterrence strategies remain rooted in Cold War models that do not take into account regional conflict. Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments offers an innovative theory of brokered bargaining to better understand and solve regional crises. As the world has moved away from the binational relationships that defined Cold War conflict while nuclear weapons have continued to proliferate, new types of nuclear threats have arisen. Moeed Yusuf proposes a unique approach to deterrence that takes these changing factors into account. Drawing on the history of conflict between India and Pakistan, Yusuf describes the potential for third-party intervention to avert nuclear war. This book lays out the ways regional powers behave and maneuver in response to the pressures of strong global powers. Moving beyond debates surrounding the widely accepted rational deterrence model, Yusuf offers an original perspective rooted in thoughtful analysis of recent regional nuclear conflicts. With depth and insight, Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments urges the international community to rethink its approach to nuclear deterrence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503604858 20180702
Green Library
xx, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables Preface Introduction: The Changing Pattern of World Trade and Politics Chapter 1: Post-Soviet Regions: from Interdependence to Countervailing Powers? by David Lane Chapter 2: The Changing Governance and Geography of World Trade, by Stefan Schmalz Part I: China's Initiatives in Asia Chapter 3: `One Belt, One Road' As a Development Strategy, by Richard Griffiths Chapter 4: Donald Trump's Presidency and the Implementation of OBOR in Central Asia, Akram Umarov Chapter 5: The Rationale Behind the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): The View From Beijing, by Harry Roberts Chapter 6: India Looks East and China Looks South: Competition, Confrontation or Balance, by Xueyu Wang and Mohammad Razaul Karim Part II: China's Regional Initiatives Chapter 7: Russia-China Relations in Central Asia and the SCO, by Mikhail A. Molchanov Chapter 8: Energy Infrastructure Policy and State Capacity In BRIC Countries: A Comparative Analysis, by Carlos Santana Chapter 9: The BRICs' New Development Bank: Its Potential Implications to International Political Economy, by Shigehisa Kasahara Chapter 10: Russia and China as the Yin-And-Yang of 21st Century Eurasia? by Kaneshko Sangar Part III: China and World Politics Chapter 11: Strong as Silk: China in the Liberal Order, by Michael O. Slobodchikoff Chapter 12: Comparative Analysis of China's Policies towards Integrated Organizations, by He Zhigao Chapter 13: The US Pivot to Asia: Implications for China and East Asia, by Jeanne L. Wilson Chapter 14: Can China's Rise Continue without Conflict? by Kees van der Pijl About the Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498562331 20180306
Since the end of the World War II, nation states have formed regions to give them some protection from the processes of globalization and internationalization. Against this background, the contributors consider the position of China in the processes of regional competitive interdependency. This book offers analysis at three levels: internal, regional, and global. Chapters consider China's position in regional post-socialist associations such as the BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR). Contributors discuss how membership in these regional bodies is likely to enhance China's economic power, strategic position, and political importance. A major theme addressed is whether these new powers will become complementary to the American-led economic core countries or evolve as countervailing powers. Contributors suggest that linkages favored by China's regional associations are more 'network' based and informal in character. They are more in keeping with regionalization rather than regional blocs such as the European Union, which have 'locked in' members to market-driven institutions. Thus, these new developments move away from a neo-liberal market perspective and satisfy the needs of members to retain their economic and political sovereignty. This book considers whether these new regional blocs led by China will perform a 'transformative' process for the international order or become an alternative--supplementary to, but not replacing, the existing institutions of the North. An important topic is the relationship of Russia and China to the Central Asian countries of the former USSR and the interaction between the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union and the Chinese initiative of the Silk Road Economic Belt. There is potential for the evolution of an alliance between China and Russia against the neo-liberal order led by the USA. Concurrently, they bring out possible the tensions between Russia's and China's conflicting interests over influence in Central Asia. Reactions to China's rise include the Trump administration's movement from a multilateral to a bi-lateral trade policy and the threat of discriminatory tariffs for China. The contributors seek to promote a better appreciation of China's role in regional associations, and the implications of contemporary developments in economic, geo-political, and international political affairs in the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498562331 20180306
Green Library
xxii, 160 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preface One. Preface Two. Preface Three. Preface Four. Preface Five. Author's Foreword Chapter One History of Global Governance Chapter Two Status Quo of Global Governance Chapter Three Cultural Origin of Global Governance Chapter Four Opportunities and Challenges of Global Governance Chapter Five History of China's Involvement in Global Governance Chapter Six Regional Governance Needs Redesigning Chapter Seven China-U.S. Relations Are Critical to Global Governance Chapter Eight Global Governance and New International Order References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138735408 20180326
Since the 1990s, the world has been witnessing the most fundamental changes in global governance structure and international relations. Due to multipolarization, economic globalization, cultural diversification and information revolution, a number of rising global powers have become new players on the world stage, among which China, as the world's 2nd largest economy now, is playing an increasingly important role. From the perspectives of economics, culture, new media, NGOs and international migration, this book studies the origin, history and reform of global governance, with a focus on the function and development of G20 regime. Compared with previous researches, it pays more attention to fairness, non-western culture and developing countries. Then this book reviews China's historical involvement in global governance, from being denied to being recognized, from observation to participation, and from an ordinary role to a key one. Regional governance and Sino-U.S. relations are discussed next to analyze how China should exploit its advantages to better play its role in world affairs. Finally, it offers policy recommendations for China to lead the reform of global governance and enhance its capability in agenda setting. This book will be an essential reference for scholars and students in global governance, Chinese studies and international relations. General readers interested in international issues, especially global governance, and the development of China will also be attracted by it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138735408 20180326
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 294 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Regional Hegemons and Their Behavior Chapter 3 Legacies of China's Regional Relations Chapter 4 Restructuring Relations: the "Good Neighbor" 1988-2004 Chapter 5 "Friendly Elephant" or Assertive Dragon? 2004 -- Chapter 6 China and Northeast Asia in the 21st Century Chapter 7 China and Southeast Asia in the 21st Century Chapter 8 China and Central Asia in the 21st Century Chapter 9 China and South Asia in the 21st Century Chapter 10 Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409455899 20180430
China's relations with its neighbors have evolved since 1949, and in the 21st century many scholars argue that China's rising power has led it to be increasingly domineering over those smaller countries in Northeast, Southeast, Central, and South Asia. The evolution of China's regional relations needs to be examined comprehensively, since China counts twenty-seven countries as its "neighbors" large and small. While China's official policy toward all of these countries is to treat them as "good neighbors" and "partners, " some of these relationships have been spectacularly deteriorating, while others have been quietly improving over the last two decades. Jackson takes a comparative foreign policy approach, and compares China's status as a regional hegemon with the United States, Russia, India, Brazil, South Africa and Nigeria. The result is a broader theory as to why regional powers are sometimes intimidating and at other times accommodating. An important contribution to studies on China, this book will prove useful to scholars and students in Chinese and Asian foreign policy, comparative foreign policy, and international relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409455899 20180430
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 234 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Constructing the EU Diplomatic Service 2. The Long Road to EU Diplomatic Capacities 3. Bureaucratic Change in EU Foreign Policy 4. The Shape of Things to Come: The Inception of the European External Action Service 5. Navigating the `Politics of Eurocratic Structure': The Establishment of the European External Action Service 6. Bureaucracy, Competition, and Control: The Consolidation of the European External Action Service 7. Sailing on a Second Wind? Trajectories of Consolidation for the European External Action Service 8. Conclusion: Towards a European Foreign Ministry?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138039469 20180530
The creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU's new diplomatic body, was accompanied by high expectations for improving the way Europe would deal with foreign policy. However, observers of its first years of operation have come to the opposite conclusion. This book explains why the EEAS, despite being hailed as a milestone in integration in Europe's foreign policy, has fallen short of the mark. It does so by enlisting American institutionalist approaches to European questions of institutional creation, bureaucratic organisations and change. The book examines the peculiar shape the EEAS's organisation has taken, what political factors determined that shape and design and how it has operated. Finally, it looks at the autonomous operation of the EEAS from a bureaucratic theory perspective, concluding that this is the best way to understand its course. Including data gathered from elite interviews of politicians and senior officials involved in the institutional process, an assessment of official documentary evidence and a survey of EEAS officials at the organisation's beginning, it sheds new light on a controversial tool in the EU's foreign policy. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union foreign policy, public administration, and more broadly to European Union and European politics, as well as to practitioners within those fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138039469 20180530
Green Library
ix, 267 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Arms Control 2. Negotiation 3. Aftermath and Adaptation 4. "In Good Faith" 5. "Thinking Out Loud" 6. "Summary-Bleak" 7. INF Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501712012 20180521
The Control Agenda is a sweeping account of the history of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), their rise in the Nixon and Ford administrations, their downfall under President Carter, and their powerful legacies in the Reagan years and...
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501712012 20180521
The Control Agenda is a sweeping account of the history of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), their rise in the Nixon and Ford administrations, their downfall under President Carter, and their powerful legacies in the Reagan years and beyond. Matthew Ambrose pays close attention to the interplay of diplomacy, domestic politics, and technology, and finds that the SALT process was a key point of reference for arguments regarding all forms of Cold War decision making. Ambrose argues elite U.S. decision makers used SALT to better manage their restive domestic populations and to exert greater control over the shape, structure, and direction of their nuclear arsenals. Ambrose also asserts that prolonged engagement with arms control issues introduced dynamic effects into nuclear policy. Arms control considerations came to influence most areas of defense decision making, while the measure of stability SALT provided allowed the examination of new and potentially dangerous nuclear doctrines. The Control Agenda makes clear that verification and compliance concerns by the United States prompted continuous reassessments of Soviet capabilities and intentions; assessments that later undergirded key U.S. policy changes toward the Soviet Union. Through SALT's many twists and turns, accusations and countercharges, secret backchannels and propaganda campaigns the specter of nuclear conflict loomed large.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501713743 20180521
Green Library
xiv, 124 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • List of illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction: World Politics in Transition Part I Transition of China's Diplomacy: Political Premises 1. Deng Xiaoping's Historical Contribution 2. Xi Jinping's Upgraded Version 3. The Essence of China's Social Transition 4. The Social Foundation of China 's Diplomacy Part II Transition of China's Diplomacy: Major Issues 5. Diplomatic Orientations for the People 6. Key Points of Diplomatic Layout 7. Objectives of Diplomatic Learning 8. Analysis of Diplomatic Investment Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138576858 20180611
With the enhancement of national power, China's relationship with the outside world is evolving from simple follow-up and passive adaptation to strong participation, proactive engagement and active leadership. That will not only bring about major changes in contemporary international relations and global pattern, but also cause profound transition in China's own diplomacy. This is the third book in the Creative Involvement trilogy, with China's diplomatic transition as the theme. In the first part, it studies the political premises of the transition, elaborating on the diplomatic policies in Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping era respectively. Also, it elucidates the essence of China's social transition and the social foundation of China's diplomacy. In the second part, this book examines the major issues of China's diplomatic transition, in terms of orientations, layout, objectives and investment. It believes that the creative involvement of China's diplomacy into world affairs requires not only social transition adapting to the times, but also retrospections on and improvement of China's diplomatic mechanisms. This book will appeal to scholars and students in international relations studies, especially those in East Asia and "Belt and Road" countries. Readers interested in global governance, China's diplomacy and the rise of China will also benefit from it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138576858 20180611
Green Library
xxiii, 183 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction. Origins and Meanings of Diplomatic Protocol. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Modern Diplomacy. Mission Culture. The Protocol Officer. Basic Etiquette. Soft Power. VIP Visits. International Protocol. Defence Protocol. Business Protocol. Internet Diplomacy. Media Communications and Crisis Management. Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849953702 20180213
Foreword by H.E. Dr. Khaled Al-Duwaisan, GCVO, Ambassador for the State of Kuwait, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Dean of Arab Ambassadors Prologue by Professor Nabil Ayad, formerly Founder and Director of the Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance, Loughborough University London Diplomatic Protocol explores the etiquette of diplomacy, without which all efforts to negotiate would flounder. In a world of instant communications, and the growing informality and influence of social media, the rules of diplomatic exchange have never been more important. They are not there to restrict but to enable. This book provides examples both modern and old, from taking up a post for the first time to departing a mission, where diplomatic protocol has been successful and where diplomacy has failed. Without a clear understanding of the practicalities of diplomatic protocol no aspiring ambassador can hope to succeed. With the benefit of first-hand international experience working with the diplomatic, political, military and business communities, the author offers a unique perspective on the challenges facing a troubled world and as a university lecturer, public and external examiner in diplomatic studies, she brings a current interpretation of a subject which is increasingly recognised as being essential in international affairs. From NATO HQ in Brussels and the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, from the United Nations to many of the royal palaces of the world, Rosalie Rivett is able to reflect from a privileged position on the past, present and future direction of diplomacy. Diplomatic protocol may be well-established but its interpretation and correct application in a rapidly-changing and complex political environment could not be more relevant.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849953702 20180213
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vii, 306 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Today, when ""globalization"" is a buzzword invoked in nearly every realm, we turn back to the eighteenth century and witness the inherent globalization of its desires and, at times, its accomplishments. During the chronological eighteenth century, learning and knowledge were intimately connected across disciplinary and geographical boundaries, yet the connections themselves are largely unstudied. In The Eighteenth Centuries, twenty-two scholars across disciplines address the idea of plural Enlightenments and a global eighteenth century, transcending the demarcations that long limited our grasp of the period's breadth and depth.Engaging concepts that span divisions of chronology and continent, these essays address topics ranging from mechanist biology, painted geographies, and revolutionary opera to Americanization, theatrical subversion of marriage, and plantation architecture. Weaving together many disparate threads of the historical tapestry we call the Enlightenment, this volume illuminates our understanding of the interconnectedness of the eighteenth centuries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813940755 20180306
Green Library
173 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Conditions for `RE-Presentation' in International Relations Chapter 3: RE-Presentation between the `Space of Experience' and the `Horizon of Expectation' Chapter 4: Order and Progress: The RE-Production of the Space for the Future Chapter 5: Sports Mega-Events as Trampolines to the Future? Chapter 6: Antipoverty Policies in Brazil: Global and Local Temporal Disjunctions Chapter 7: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815386636 20180604
How do discourses about Brazil's emergence as a global actor at the beginning of the twenty-first century reinforce particular temporal and spatial formations that enable the perpetuation of international hierarchies? This volume argues that while the phenomenon of `emergence' was celebrated as the conquest of more authority for Brazil on the global stage, especially as Brazil was presented as a leader of developing countries, discourses about Brazil as an actor who was finally arriving at its promised future as a global player were also perpetuating a spatiotemporal structure that continues to reward some societies and individuals at the expense of many others. Brazil's success or failure has depended from the beginning on how well it would perform its pre-determined role as a newly relevant or emergent 'global player'. Power and empowerment have been conceptualized in a way that discursively inhibits any form of escape from the temporal and spatial confines of a world order marked by geopolitical and geoeconomic competition. The book can be seen as an initial step towards an exploration of alternative forms of thinking, doing, and being, temporally and spatially, that are not limited to the competition among states for geopolitical status in the international system. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of critical international relations, international politics and Latin American studies.
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vi, 1090 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • One. Regions and empires in the political history of the long nineteenth century / Cemil Aydin
  • From the world of regions to a globalized imperial world
  • The era of imperial self-strengthening
  • Re-regionalization of the imperial world order
  • Regional, ethnic, and geopolitical roots and consequences of an inter-imperial war
  • Two. Possibilities of plenty and the persistence of poverty: industrialization and international trade / R. Bin Wong
  • The legacy of preindustrial political economies
  • Nineteenth-century industrialization: foundations of a European century in global history
  • Nineteenth-century economic trajectories in the Americas
  • The Atlantic world's late nineteenth-century industrial capitalism
  • Nineteenth-century economies in the world of Western colonization
  • East Asia: industry, trade, and capitalism
  • The global economy of late nineteenth-century industrial capitalism
  • Three. A cultural history of global transformation / Sebastian Conrad
  • Regions, integration, and global awareness: a changing world order
  • The global history of the enlightenment
  • "Nothing is as it ought to be": the organization of time
  • Religion in the global world
  • Four. Hierarchies and connections: aspects of a global social history / Jürgen Osterhammel
  • Discovering the social
  • The road to a world society
  • Hierarchies
  • Mobilities and networks.
For most of human history, states and regions were connected by long-distance commerce and war, yet they developed essentially separately. The century after 1750 marked a major shift. An Emerging Modern World, fourth in the six-volume series A History of the World, charts this transformative period outside the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674047204 20180618
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xvii, 217 pages ; 23 cm
  • Contents Preface to the Second Edition 1 A Multiplex World 2. The Rise and Fall of the Unipolar Moment 3 The Myths of Liberal Hegemony 4 Emerging Powers: The Hype of the Rest? 5 Regional Worlds 6 The Decline and Fall of the American World Order.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509517084 20180430
The age of Western hegemony is over. Whether or not America itself declines or thrives under President Trump's leadership, the post-war liberal international order underpinned by US military, economic and ideological primacy and supported by global institutions serving its power and purpose, is coming to an end. But what will take its place? A Chinese world order? A re-constituted form of American hegemony? A regionalized system of global cooperation, including major and emerging powers? In this updated and extended edition of his widely acclaimed book, Amitav Acharya offers an incisive answer to this fundamental question. While the US will remain a major force in world affairs, he argues that it has lost the ability to shape world order after its own interests and image. As a result, the US will be one of a number of anchors including emerging powers, regional forces, and a concert of the old and new powers shaping a new world order. Rejecting labels such as multipolar, apolar, or G-Zero, Acharya likens the emerging system to a multiplex theatre, offering a choice of plots (ideas), directors (power), and action (leadership) under one roof. Finally, he reflects on the policies that the US, emerging powers and regional actors must pursue to promote stability in this decentred but interdependent, multiplex world. Written by a leading scholar of the international relations of the non-Western world, and rising above partisan punditry, this book represents a major contribution to debates over the post-American era.
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x, 185 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Preface Chapter 1: The Global Citizen and Engagement Chapter 2: Engaging Adversaries Chapter 3: Successful Engagement: US Relations with Iran and Cuba Chapter 4: Halfway There: US-China Engagement Chapter 5: Disengagement: Failures in US-Russia and US-North Korea Relations Chapter 6: Trapped by History: China-Japan, Israel-Palestine Chapter 7: Engagement: Lessons for Policy Makers and Peacemakers Selected Bibliography Index About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538111123 20180423
This groundbreaking book explores how adversaries in world politics can surmount their differences and disputes and start on the path to peaceful, mutually productive relations. Writing with authority and clarity, Mel Gurtov defines the strategy of deep engagement, examines how it progressed under President Obama with Cuba and Iran, and probes its potential for US-Russian and US-North Korean relations and other critical hotspots. At the core of the book are case studies that highlight the strategy and practice of engagement in both successful and failed efforts. Showing that domestic political obstacles turn out to be more formidable than strategic interests when national leaders seek to engage adversaries, Gurtov draws lessons for diplomacy in ways to engage, such as practicing mutual respect, paying attention to symbols, and using incentives rather than sanctions. At a time when use of force remains the main way governments pursue their interests, Engaging Adversaries is a timely appeal to diplomacy and a reminder that a multitude of ways exist for adversaries to find common ground.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538111123 20180423
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xvi, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
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