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The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Diplomacy by Indispensable for students of diplomacy and junior members of diplomatic services, this dictionary not only covers diplomacy's jargon but also includes entries on legal terms, political events, international organizations, e-Diplomacy, and major figures who have occupied the diplomatic scene or have written about it over the last half millennium.
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Publication Date: 2012-01-25
Globalization: Buying and selling the world by Part of the reissued, popular NoNonsense series from New Internationalist. Globalization has shrunk the world in the name of free trade and broken down many of the boundaries between peoples . But it has also been a powerful driver of inequality, over-consumption and corporate control . This fully updated edition unpacks the complexities of globalization, examines the forces in whose interests it works, and provides the critical analysis for re-appraising the system.
Call Number: Stacks HF1359 .E47 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
Diplomacy by "In this controversial and monumental book - arguably his most important - Henry Kissinger illuminates just what diplomacy is. Moving from a sweeping overview of his own interpretation of history to personal accounts of his negotiations with world leaders, Kissinger describes the ways in which the art of diplomacy and the balance of power have created the world we live in, and shows how Americans, protected by the size and isolation of their country, as well as by their own idealism and mistrust of the Old World, have sought to conduct a unique kind of foreign policy based on the way they wanted the world to be, as opposed to the way it really is." "Spanning more than three centuries of history, from Cardinal Richelieu, the father of the modern state system, to the "New World Order" in which we live, Kissinger demonstrates how modern diplomacy emerged from the trials and experiences of the balance of power of warfare and peacemaking, and why America, sometimes to its peril, refused to learn its lessons." "His intimate portraits of world leaders, including de Gaulle, Nixon, Chou En-lai, Mao Tse-tung, Reagan, and Gorbachev, based on personal experience and knowledge, provide the reader with a rare window on diplomacy at the summit, together with a wealth of detailed and original observations on the secret negotiations, great events, and the art of statesmanship that have shaped our lives in the decades before, during and since Henry Kissinger was himself at the center of things" "Analyzing the differences in the national styles of diplomacy, Kissinger shows how various societies produce special ways of conducting foreign policy, and how Americans, from the very beginning, sought a distinctive foreign policy based on idealism. He illustrates his points with his own insights and with examples from his own experience, as well as with candid accounts of his breakthrough diplomatic initiatives as Nixon's foreign policy partner." "Informed by deep historical knowledge, wit, a gift for irony, and a unique understanding of the forces that bind and sunder nations, Kissinger's Diplomacy is must reading for anyone who cares about America's position in the world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Call Number: Stacks JX1662 .K57 1995
Publication Date: 1994-04-18
Essential Readings in World Politics by In the Fifth Edition, 20 new readings offer diverse perspectives on major topics in IR, and headnotes provide the context and background that students need. The new readings offer diverse perspectives on current topics like Iran's nuclear ambitions, international sanctions, resource wealth and conflict, and the efficacy of international law.
Call Number: Stacks JZ1305 .E85 2014
Publication Date: 2013-09-25
Essentials of International Relations by Essentials of International Relations has long provided the clearest explanations of core concepts and theories; in its Seventh Edition, robust new “Behind the Headlines” features and engaging new chapter openers help students more easily draw connections between international relations concepts and today’s political climate.
Call Number: Stacks JZ1305 .M56 2019
Publication Date: 2018-09-01
Diplomacy by Like making war, diplomacy has been around a very long time, at least since the Bronze Age. It was primitive by today's standards, there were few rules, but it was a recognizable form of diplomacy. Since then, diplomacy has evolved greatly, coming to mean different things, to differentpersons, at different times, ranging from the elegant to the inelegant. Whatever one's definition, few could doubt that the course and consequences of the major events of modern international diplomacy have shaped and changed the global world in which we live. Joseph M. Siracusa introduces thesubject of diplomacy from a historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the art of diplomacy in action.
Call Number: Stacks JZ1305 .S57 2010 (Link to eBook - Login required)
Publication Date: 2010-09-30
Governance in a Globalizing World by Far from being another short-lived buzzword, "globalization" refers to real changes. These changes have profound impacts on culture, economics, security, the environment--and hence on the fundamental challenges of governance. This book asks three fundamental questions: How are patterns of globalization currently evolving? How do these patterns affect governance? And how might globalism itself be governed? The first section maps the trajectory of globalization in several dimensions--economic, cultural, environmental, and political. For example, Graham Allison speculates about the impact on national and international security, and William C. Clark develops and evaluates the concepts of "environmental globalization." The second section examines the impact of globalization on governance within individual nations (including China, struggling countries in the developing world, and the industrialized democracies) and includes Elaine Kamarck's assessment of global trends in public-sector reform. The third section discusses efforts to improvise new approaches to governance, including the role of non-governmental institutions, the global dimensions of information policy, and Dani Rodrik's speculation on global economic governance.
Call Number: Stacks JZ 1318 .G68 2000
Publication Date: 2000-11-01
Nurturing the Peacemakers in Our Students: A Guide to Writing and Speaking Out About Issues of War and of Peace by Nurturing the Peacemakers in Our Students by Chris Weber is the only book I have seen that gives classroom teachers the key to teaching peace. Study it. Teach it. And give your students the key to a hopeful future. - Barry Lane, Author of After THE END This profound book . . . offers teachers a stunning reminder that the most important standard is how we treat each other within our schools, our communities, and this world. - Jim Burke, author of The English Teacher's Companion, Second Edition Nurturing the Peacemakers in Our Students will renew your faith in the power of stories, the power of the imagination, the power of teaching. - Carol Jago, author of Papers, Papers, Papers Using both historic and contemporary war images, drawing on the wisdom of both students and experienced teachers, Nurturing the Peacemakers in Our Students offers strategies for helping children speak aloud their connection to the world. - Susan Ohanian, author of One Size Fits Few What kind of world do you wish for your students? For all people? Nurturing the Peacemakers in Our Studentsoffers middle and high school teachers fresh ideas to inspire and nurture the peacemakers among their students by showing them how adolescents have experienced war. Chris Weber, as well as a wonderful cast of contributors, including Peter Elbow, Bill Bigelow, and Jim Burke, demonstrate that through reading, discussing, and writing about narratives of children who have experienced war, students make connections between what they see, hear, and read through the media about military conflicts and their horrible human consequences. This critical examination of war then inspires subsequent opportunities for students to use their literacy skills to communicate with others dedicated to ending global violence. In fact Nurturing the Peacemakers in Our Students offers lists of online organizations and projects where kids can become part of a national, international, even global community of peacemakers. Nurturing the Peacemakers in Our Studentsis an extraordinarily timely book whose call for empathy, consciousness, and critical thought gives teachers the chance to make a difference in the literacy lives of their students, in the quality of their students' lives, and in the quality of the lives we all live as citizens of the world.
Call Number: Stacks JZ5534 .W43 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-20
Contested Lands: Israel-Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Cyprus, and Sri Lanka by The search for durable peace in lands torn by ethno-national conflict is an urgent issues of international politics. Looking closely at five flashpoints of regional crisis, this text asks the question upon which our global future may depend: how can peace be made, and kept, between warring groups with seemingly incompatible claims?
Call Number: Stacks JZ5538 .B67 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-15
Cold War: An International History by The decades-long Cold War was more than a bipolar conflict between two Superpowers-it had implications for the entire world. In this accessible, comprehensive retelling, Carole K. Fink provides new insights and perspectives on key events with an emphasis on people, power, and ideas. Cold War goes beyond US-USSR relations to explore the Cold War from an international perspective, including developments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Fink also offers a broader time line of the Cold War than any other text, charting the lead-up to the conflict from the Russian Revolution to World War II and discussing the aftermath of the Cold War up to the present day. The second edition reflects the latest research and scholarship and offers additional information about the post-Cold War period, including the "new Cold War" with Russia. For today's students and history buffs, Cold War is the consummate book on this complex conflict.
Call Number: Stacks D843 .F456 2014
Publication Date: 2013-12-03
U. S. Diplomacy since 1900 by U.S. Diplomacy Since 1900 has long been admired as the most comprehensive and accessible survey available. Now in its sixth edition, the book traces the major events in the history of U.S. foreign relations, from the Spanish-American War to the present. Schulzinger explains how U.S. foreignpolicy is made and discusses public ideas about foreign relations. The engaging narrative places U.S. foreign relations in the context of the growing interdependence and globalization of international affairs.The text has been thoroughly updated to cover U.S. diplomacy post-9/11, including a discussion of whether or not the U.S. is an empire. This sixth edition also features new one-page profiles of significant or illustrative people, places, events or innovations that highlight themes of the chapters,and a short glossary of terms used in international affairs. In this text, students will find the most recent scholarship, much of which has been informed by insights from related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Distinguished by its combination of narrative and analysis and by itsin-depth explanations of how and why policy is made, the sixth edition of U.S. Diplomacy Since 1900 is an invaluable resource for students of diplomatic history, foreign relations, and political science.
Call Number: Stacks E744 .S399 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-15
Issues in 21st Century World Politics by Fully revised, the second edition of this popular text provides an incisive and accessible survey of the key issues in world politics. Written by an international team of experts, the text includes new chapters on the media and international law, as well as updated chapters on pressing issues such as climate change and resource security.
Call Number: Stacks JZ1305 .I86 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-04
Introduction to International Relations by How do we understand international relations in a globalized world? This clear and concise text takes as its starting point the theoretical frameworks that are the foundation of current IR. Joyce P. Kaufman explains and contextualizes the traditional theories, highlighting both their strengths and weaknesses. Her levels-of-analysis approach provides students with the basic tools for a more inclusive understanding of international politics by not forcing them to choose between competing theories. Instead, in a refreshing alternative to most of the current introductory-level texts, the book allows readers to view the globe as a complex place of multiple actors facing multiple issues. It concludes with cases of current events that will help students apply theories to real-world issues.
Call Number: Stacks JZ1305 .K378 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-04
Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft by Despite post-Cold War arguments about their demise, ¿Great Powers¿ not only continue to thrive, with lesser Powers they form the basis of the constellation of global politics. This topical new Handbook illustrates how and why the new international order has evolved ¿ and is still evolving ¿ since the end of the Cold War, through the application of diplomacy and statecraft. Including cutting edge contributions from over 40 scholars, the handbook is structured around seven sections: Context of Diplomacy Great Powers Middle Powers Developing Powers International Organisations and Military Alliances International Economy Issues of Conflict and Co-operation Through analysis of a wide range of case studies, the Handbook assesses the diplomacy and statecraft of individual powers, offering insights into how they function, their individual perception of national interests and the roles they play in modern statecraft. The contributors also seek to evaluate the organizations and contemporary issues that continue to influence the shaping of the new international order. A comprehensive survey of diplomacy across the world, this work will be essential reading for scholars and professionals alike.
Call Number: Stacks JZ1305 .R684 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-26
Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World by The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture of Latin America¿s global engagement by looking at specific processes and issues that link governments and other actors, social and economic, within the region and beyond. Leading scholars offer an up-to-date state of the field, theoretically and empirically, thus avoiding a narrow descriptive approach. The Handbook includes a section on theoretical approaches that analyze Latin America¿s place in the international political and economic system and its foreign policy making. Other sections focus on the main countries, actors, and issues in Latin America¿s international relations. In so doing, the book sheds light on the complexity of the international relations of selected countries, and on their efforts to act multilaterally. The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World is a must-have reference for academics, researchers, and students in the fields of Latin American politics, international relations, and area specialists of all regions of the world.
Call Number: Stacks JZ1519 .R68 2015
Publication Date: 2014-11-10
The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat by In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power, Vali Nasr questions America's dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world. Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking "The Shia Revival," worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan and Pakistani affairs. In "The Dispensable Nation," he takes us behind the scenes to show how Secretary Clinton and her ally, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, were thwarted in their efforts to guide an ambitious policy in South Asia and the Middle East. Instead, four years of presidential leadership and billions of dollars of U.S. spending failed to advance democracy and development, producing mainly rage at the United States for its perceived indifference to the fate of the region. After taking office in 2009, the Obama administration had an opportunity to fundamentally reshape American foreign policy, Nasr argues, but its fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism drove it to pursue the same questionable strategies as its predecessor. Meanwhile, the true economic threats to U.S. power, China and Russia, were quietly expanding their influence in places where America has long held sway. Nasr makes a compelling case that behind specific flawed decisions lurked a desire by the White House to pivot away from the complex problems of the Muslim world. Drawing on his unrivaled expertise in Middle East affairs and firsthand experience in diplomacy, Nasr demonstrates why turning our backs is dangerous and, what's more, sells short American power. The United States has secured stability, promoted prosperity, and built democracy in region after region since the end of the Second World War, he reminds us, and "The Dispensable Nation" offers a striking vision of what it can achieve when it reclaims its bold leadership in the world.
Call Number: Stacks JZ1670 .N37 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-16
The United Nations and Changing World Politics by With updates throughout, this newly revised fifth edition serves as the definitive text for courses dealing with the United Nations. Built around three critical themes in international relations-international peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and building peace through sustainable development-The United Nations and Changing World Politics, fifth edition, guides students through the complexity of politics and history of the UN. Students of all levels will learn what the UN is, how it operates, and what its relationships are with the universe of external actors and institutions, from sovereign states to the plethora of nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations now playing important roles in world politics. This new edition is fully revised to take into account recent events, including the aftermath of September 11th and the war on terrorism, the war in Iraq, the first deliberations of the International Criminal Court, and the largest-ever world summit on the occasion of the UN's sixtieth anniversary.
Call Number: Stacks JZ4984.5 .W45 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-02
The United Nations: History and Core Ideas by Before the UN could be created the idea of a global body dedicated to the preservation of peace had first to be imagined. The book traces the evolution of a complex web of ideas that emerged from the ancient world concerning the need for a governing body to control the actions of sovereign nations.
Call Number: Stacks JZ4986 .P48 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
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