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The Art of Strategic Agency
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Price: Free! Words: 36,800. Language: British English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Post-structuralism
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In an age of postmodern irony, the army commander is trapped in a loop of strategic narratives. The endgame in the hyperreal, media-saturated world is pre-determined by the stories of old. This author- a former military researcher at the World’s oldest thinktank- takes a look at this startlingly new frontline in military plotting.
Turning Away From Your Slavic Brother: The Effects Of Identity On Relations Between Russia And Belarus
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Price: Free! Words: 42,360. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Looking inside the Kremlin through the lens of identity, this study focuses on the relationship between Russia & Belarus. As an increasingly liberal identity made itself manifest throughout the Medvedev presidency, relations continually soured with Belarus. This book seeks to uncover the nature of this relationship, & in a broader context seeks to uncover the significance of identity in politics.
Ambassador Stephen Krasner's Orienting Principle for Foreign Policy (and Military Management) - Responsible Sovereignty
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The concept of responsible sovereignty makes the resultant security paradigm intellectually manageable and analytically useful. If successful, the principle of responsible sovereignty would provide a viable foundation for a reasonable foreign policy, relevant military management, and a safer and more just world.
The International Political Economy of Risk: Rationalism, Calculation, and Power
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 117,730. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The discipline of international political economy faces a number of critical challenges at present, as it seeks to incorporate a number of relatively new issues, one of these being "risk". This captivating and enlightening study redresses the neglect of "risk" in this field by focusing on objectivist rationalism.
World Politics: Rationalism and Beyond
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 67,230. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book provides an overview of the entire discipline of world affairs in a way that makes immediate sense. It is also a critique of the limits that rationalism sets on how we know world affairs, showing how we might transcend these limits by augmenting rationalist research with non-rationalist techniques.
State and Class: A Sociology of International Affairs
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 110,630. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
International affairs are most commonly explained in terms of the flow of diplomatic traffic and the wealth-springs of foreign policy. This study complements the conventional debates with one cast in terms of an emerging world society.
Reason, Culture, Religion: The Metaphysics of World Politics
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 83,170. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
In Reason, Culture, Religion, Ralph Pettman calls for wider recognition of, and greater commitment to, the ‘new’ international relations, a discipline much more comprehensive and cosmopolitan than the ‘old’.
Moral Claims in World Affairs
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 81,250. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This collection of essays explores in general terms the nature of the moral claims common in global politics and the phenomenon of partisan cosmopolitanism in particular.
Human Behaviour and World Politics: A Transdisciplinary Introduction
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 123,580. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The work traces the history of the study of world politics, and the consequent attempt to build a science of world affairs.
China in Burma's Foreign Policy
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book traces the course of Burma’s foreign policy towards China between World War II and the 1970's.
Governance and Security as a Unitary Concept
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,550. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
World leaders have not been able to find solutions to the growing problem of global insecurity associated with failed and failing states in many regions. "Governance and Security As A Unitary Concept" is the first compilation of contemporary commentaries, from 20 contributing authors on 6 continents, to examine governance and security together rather than as complementary yet separate entities.
The Promise and Pitfalls of Grand Strategy - Lessons from Key Inflection Points During the Cold War, Foreign Policy Challenges
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 29,360. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This monograph offers a thorough analysis of what grand strategy actually is, why it is so important, and why we often find it so challenging to design and implement.
Hating America - A History
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Price: Free! Words: 104,030. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
When writing a book, an author often has the sensation of being surrounded by that topic. In the case of anti-Americanism that experience was particularly strong. As the 21st century began it seemed as if the amount of criticism the United States was receiving around the world was matched only by the quantity of passionate debate about why this was happening.
Children of Dolhinov
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Price: Free! Words: 146,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
It is a titanic story though one rather slow-moving by contemporary standards.
The Truth about Syria
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Price: Free! Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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A stock figure of modern political literature is the Latin American dictator, a beribboned generalissimo, overweight, corrupt, propping up rich landlords who live in luxury on the back of impoverished peasants, using the language of anti-Communism to justify crushing any possibility of reform. Clearly, such people were seen as villains.
Istanbul Intrigues
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Price: Free! Words: 106,090. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This is the story of Istanbul--but also of Turkey, the Balkans, and the eastern Mediterranean--during World War II, based on extensive interviews and the use of archives, especially those of the OSS, which I was the first to see for this region. The book is written as a cross between a scholarly work and a real-life thriller.
Assimilation and its Discontents
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Price: Free! Words: 120,470. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
When I realized that nobody had written a comprehensive history of Jewish assimilation, I knew that I had to try doing it myself. It was a remarkable learning experience as I researched a wide range of cultural and historical issues and discovered lots of people and events of which I’d previously known nothing.
The Tragedy of the Middle East
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Price: Free! Words: 111,440. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The title was chosen in great sincerity because the theme here is to explain how the region’s modern history really is a tragedy.’ Terrible mistakes were made; the wrong roads were chosen. Bloodthirsty ideology took hold; pragmatism was thrown out the window. And yet alongside all of these disasters was a certainty of correctness and a violent rejection of even considering what had gone wrong.
Long War for Freedom
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Price: Free! Words: 98,970. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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This book foresaw the “Arab Spring” of 2011. It was obvious years before that the old Arab nationalist dictatorships had failed and were being challenged by two forces: liberal democracy advocates and revolutionary Islamists. While the Long War for Freedom focuses on the moderates, it also, by necessity, presents the worldview and strategy of the Islamists.
Modern Dictators - Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants
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Price: Free! Words: 122,700. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The world suddenly became a lot more difficult for Americans to understand in the 1970s and 1980s. Dozens of Third World countries underwent a seemingly endless series of coups and revolutions.