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The Politics of Crisis Management in China: The Sichuan Earthquake

by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

This book studies the Chinese government and military’s rapid mobilization and coordination work in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. It is a comparative and historical analysis for scholars and...


The Arab Uprisings: Catalysts, Dynamics, and Trajectories

by Fahed Al-Sumait, Nele Lenze & Michael C. Hudson

This collection of essays uses the term “Arab Uprisings” as the organizing frame to address numerous socio-cultural, economic, political, experiential, and communicative aspects of the uprisings. The text...


Nations in Transit 2014: Democratization from Central Europe to Eurasia

by Freedom House

Since 1995, Freedom House’s Nations in Transit series has monitored the status of democratic change from Central Europe to Eurasia, pinpointing the region’s greatest reform opportunities and challenges for...


Iran Divided: The Historical Roots of Iranian Debates on Identity, Culture, and Governance in the Twenty-First Century

by Shireen T. Hunter

This text discusses the historical roots of Iran’s current divisions and debates. It identifies major conflicts, such as Iran versus Islam, secularism versus religion, and constitutionalism versus Islamic...


Europe Today: A Twenty-first Century Introduction

by Ronald Tiersky & Erik Jones

Now in its fifth edition, Europe Today presents unrivaled coverage of developments in major European countries and across the region. Thoroughly revised and updated—with a new introduction and an added chapter...


The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark

by John L. Campbell & Ove K. Pedersen

In politics, ideas matter. They provide the foundation for economic policymaking, which in turn shapes what is possible in domestic and international politics. Yet until now, little attention has been paid to...


The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union

by Michael Johns

In The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union, Michael Johns looks to intra-EU migration as a way to analyze our understanding issues such as minorities, free movement, and rights. Tracing...


The Jonathan Presidency: The First Year

by John A. Ayoade, Adeoye A. Akinsanya & Olatunde J. B. Ojo

The Jonathan Presidency provides a comprehensive and unique analysis of the tenure of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. The Jonathan Presidency analyzes the ability of the featured Nigerian politicians to...


Nations in Transit 2013: Democratization from Central Europe to Eurasia

by Freedom House

Since 1995, Freedom House’s Nations in Transit series has monitored the status of democratic change from Central Europe to Eurasia, pinpointing the region’s greatest reform opportunities and challenges for...


Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory

by Valerie M. Hudson

This succinct yet comprehensive introduction is the first text to gear foreign policy analysis (FPA) theory toward advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Cogently written, clearly organized,...


Military Resilience in Low-Intensity Conflict: A Comparative Study of New Directions Worldwide

by Rachel Suissa

Military Resilience in a Low-Intensity Conflict: A Comparative Study of New Directions Worldwide, by Rachel Suissa, studies states involved in low-intensity conflicts to offer a corrective to post-modern problems...


European Governance and Democracy: Power and Protest in the EU

by Richard Balme & Didier Chabanet

Considering the future of European integration, this clear and compelling study explores the interplay between collective action and democracy in the European Union. Richard Balme and Didier Chabanet convincingly...


The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

by Susan F. Martin, Patricia Weiss Fagen, Kari M. Jorgensen & Andrew Schoenholtz et al.

The Uprooted is the first volume to methodically examine the progress and persistent shortcomings of the current humanitarian regime. The authors, all experts in the field of forced migration, describe the organizational,...


New Directions for International Relations: Confronting the Method-of-Analysis Problem

by Alex Mintz & Bruce Russett

Why does the academic study of international relations have limited impact on the policy community? In New Directions for International Relations, Mintz and Russett identify differences in methods of analysis...


The Political Theory of a Compound Republic: Designing the American Experiment

by Vincent Ostrom & Barbara Allen

The Political Theory of a Compound Republic presents the essential logic of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton's design of limited, distributed, constitutional authority proposed inThe Federalist. Two revised...


Police Mission: Challenges and Responses

by Das & Verma

A large number of themes ranging from personnel management, occupational culture, and innovative experiments in US policing techniques are examined. Several organizational theories as well as examples of international...


Engaging Europe: Rethinking a Changing Continent

by Evlyn Gould & George J. Sheridan Jr.

What and where and who is Europe? This unique collection contends that Europe cannot be defined as simply a particular geographic location or a group of citizens who inhabit the same place and share a culture....


Europeanization and Multilevel Governance: Cohesion Policy in the European Union and Britain

by Ian Bache

This state-of-the-art study traces the relationship between Europeanization and multilevel governance, two key concepts that have become increasingly important in recent years. Through the lens of cohesion policy,...


Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Richard L. Harris & Jorge Nef

Comprehensive and interdisciplinary, the thoroughly updated and revised second edition of Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America is an engaging critical analysis of the major political, economic, social,...


Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries

by Michael Tomz

How does cooperation emerge in a condition of international anarchy? Michael Tomz sheds new light on this fundamental question through a study of international debt across three centuries. Tomz develops a reputational...