The Purpose of Intervention: Changing Beliefs about the Use of Force Cornell Studies in Security Affairs

Cornell University Press - A broad historical perspective allows her to explicate long-term trends: the steady erosion of force's normative value in international politics, the growing influence of equality norms in many aspects of global political life, and the increasing importance of law in intervention practices. It is not the fact of intervention that has altered, she says, but rather the reasons for and meaning behind intervention―the conventional understanding of the purposes for which states can and should use force.

Finnemore looks at three types of intervention: collecting debts, addressing humanitarian crises, and acting against states perceived as threats to international peace. Cornell University Press. She examines the changes, over the past 400 years, about why countries intervene militarily, as well as in the ways they have intervened.

The ways in which members of a particular society use force reveal a great deal about the nature of authority within the group and about its members' priorities. In the purpose of intervention, military intervention, Martha Finnemore uses one type of force, as a window onto the shifting character of international society.

The Purpose of Intervention: Changing Beliefs about the Use of Force Cornell Studies in Security Affairs - In all three, she finds that what is now considered "obvious" was vigorously contested or even rejected by people in earlier periods for well-articulated and logical reasons. Violence or the potential for violence is a fact of human existence. Many societies, including our own, reward martial success or skill at arms.





The Tragedy of Great Power Politics Updated Edition

W. W. Norton & Company - Posen, the national interest the updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully? In clear, while the United States, eloquent prose, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, John Mearsheimer explains why the answer is no: a rising China will seek to dominate Asia, will go to great lengths to prevent that from happening.

The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable. W w norton Company. A superb book. Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers. Barry R.





After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order After Major Wars

Princeton University Press - Used book in Good Condition. The end of the cold war was a "big bang" reminiscent of earlier moments after major wars, such as the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the end of the World Wars in 1919 and 1945. Here john ikenberry asks the question, he argues that powerful countries do seek to build stable and cooperative relations, what do states that win wars do with their newfound power and how do they use it to build order? In examining the postwar settlements in modern history, but the type of order that emerges hinges on their ability to make commitments and restrain power.

The author explains that only with the spread of democracy in the twentieth century and the innovative use of international institutions--both linked to the emergence of the United States as a world power--has order been created that goes beyond balance of power politics to exhibit "constitutional" characteristics.

After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order After Major Wars - Blending comparative politics with international relations, After Victory will be of interest to anyone concerned with the organization of world order, the role of institutions in world politics, and history with theory, and the lessons of past postwar settlements for today. W w norton Company. It also speaks to today's debate over the ability of the United States to lead in an era of unipolar power.

The open character of the american polity and a web of multilateral institutions allow the United States to exercise strategic restraint and establish stable relations among the industrial democracies despite rapid shifts and extreme disparities in power.





Perception and Misperception in International Politics: New Edition Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Princeton University Press - He then tests his ideas through a number of important events in international relations from nineteenth- and twentieth-century European history. W w norton Company. Since its original publication in 1976, perception and Misperception in International Politics has become a landmark book in its field, hailed by the New York Times as "the seminal statement of principles underlying political psychology.

This new edition includes an extensive preface by the author reflecting on the book's lasting impact and legacy, particularly in the application of cognitive psychology to political decision making, and brings that analysis up to date by discussing the relevant psychological research over the past forty years.

Perception and Misperception in International Politics: New Edition Center for International Affairs, Harvard University - Jervis describes the process of perception for example, how decision makers learn from history and then explores common forms of misperception such as overestimating one's influence. Used book in Good Condition. Perception and misperception in International Politics is essential for understanding international relations today.





Arms and Influence: With a New Preface and Afterword The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series

Yale University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Schelling says, to preserve peace or to threaten war, and the exploitation of this power, bargaining power, for good or evil, is diplomacy—the diplomacy of violence. The author concentrates in this book on the way in which military capabilities—real or imagined—are used, skillfully or clumsily, as bargaining power.

He sees the steps taken by the U. S. It will frighten those who prefer not to dwell on the unthinkable and infuriate those who have taken refuge in the stereotypes and moral attitudinizing. New york Times Book Review. One of the most frightening previews which this reviewer has ever seen of the roads that lie just ahead in warfare.

Arms and Influence: With a New Preface and Afterword The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series - Los angeles Times. During the berlin and cuban crises as not merely preparations for engagement, but as signals to an enemy, with reports from the adversary's own military intelligence as our most important diplomatic communications. Even the bombing of North Vietnam, Mr. A brilliant and hardheaded book. Yale University Press.

. Traditionally, americans have viewed war as an alternative to diplomacy, and military strategy as the science of victory.





Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics

Cornell University Press - Historical examples of such transborder alliances include anti-slavery and woman suffrage campaigns. W w norton Company. In activists beyond Borders, Margaret E. Yale University Press. Keck and kathryn sikkink examine a type of pressure group that has been largely ignored by political analysts: networks of activists that coalesce and operate across national frontiers.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The authors also examine the emergence of an international campaign around violence against women. In the past two decades, especially in Latin America, transnational activism has had a significant impact in human rights, and advocacy networks have strongly influenced environmental politics as well.

Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics - Their targets may be international organizations or the policies of particular states.





Theory of International Politics

Waveland Press - Yale University Press. Force is used for one s own interest. In the absence of organization, people or states are free to leave one another alone. Used book in Good Condition. Political Structures 6. Reductionist Theories 3. Even when they do not do so, in the absence of the politics of the organization, they are better able, to concentrate on the politics of the problem and to aim for a minimum agreement that will permit their separate existence rather than a maximum agreement for the sake of maintaining unity.

Structural Causes and Military Effects 9. Structural Causes and Economic Effects 8. The seminal text on neorealist analysis! From Theory of International Politics: National politics is the realm of authority, of administration, and of law. Laws and Theories 2. Waveland Pr Inc. Anarchic orders and Balances of Power 7.

Theory of International Politics - Systemic Approaches and Theories 4. If might does not make right, whether among people or states, then some institution or agency has intervened to lift them out of nature s realm. The management of International Affairs W w norton Company. If freedom is wanted, insecurity must be accepted.





Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations

Basic Books - P. P1 {margin: 00px 00px 00px 00px; font: 12. 0px 'helvetica neue'; color: #454545} p. P2 {margin: 00px 00px 00px 00px; font: 12. 0px 'helvetica neue'; color: #454545; min-height: 14. 0px} a penetrating investigation into moral and ethical questions raised by war, drawing on examples from antiquity to the present Just and Unjust Wars has forever changed how we think about the ethics of conflict.

. In this modern classic, political philosopher Michael Walzer examines the moral issues that arise before, during, and after the wars we fight. Waveland Pr Inc. W w norton Company. Used book in Good Condition. Basic Books AZ. Used book in Good Condition. Yale University Press. Reaching from the athenian attack on melos, to the current war in Afghanistan and beyond, decision makers, Walzer mines historical and contemporary accounts and the testimony of participants, to the Mai Lai massacre, and victims to explain when war is justified and what ethical limitations apply to those who wage it.





Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East Princeton Studies in International History and Politics

Princeton University Press - Yale University Press. Nuclear logics is a pioneering book that is certain to provide an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, and practitioners while reframing the policy debate surrounding nonproliferation. Used book in Good Condition. W w norton Company. In the middle east the opposite is the case, Iraq, and Libya suspected of pursuing nuclear-weapons capabilities, Israel, with Iran, with Egypt as the anomaly in recent decades.

Identifying the domestic conditions underlying these divergent paths, Solingen argues that there are clear differences between states whose leaders advocate integration in the global economy and those that reject it. Used book in Good Condition. Waveland Pr Inc. Looking closely at nine cases in East Asia and the Middle East, Etel Solingen finds two distinct regional patterns.

Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East Princeton Studies in International History and Politics - Nuclear logics examines why some states seek nuclear weapons while others renounce them. Basic Books AZ. In east asia, the norm since the late 1960s has been to forswear nuclear weapons, and North Korea, which makes no secret of its nuclear ambitions, is the anomaly. Used book in Good Condition. Among the former are countries like south Korea, and Japan, whose leaders have had stronger incentives to avoid the political, Taiwan, economic, and other costs of acquiring nuclear weapons.





Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis

Columbia University Press - What are the causes of war? to answer this question, Professor Waltz examines the ideas of major thinkers throughout the history of Western civilization. Columbia University Press. Basic Books AZ. Used book in Good Condition. He explores works both by classic political philosophers, such as St. Waveland Pr Inc.

. Yale University Press. Used book in Good Condition. Augustine, kant, and rousseau, hobbes, and by modern psychologists and anthropologists to discover ideas intended to explain war among states and related prescriptions for peace. Used book in Good Condition. W w norton Company.





The Nuclear Taboo: The United States and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons Since 1945 Cambridge Studies in International Relations

Cambridge University Press - Columbia University Press. Yale University Press. Basic Books AZ. Used book in Good Condition. She analyzes four critical instances where us leaders considered using nuclear weapons Japan 1945, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the Gulf War 1991 and examines how the nuclear taboo has repeatedly dissuaded US and other world leaders from resorting to these 'ultimate weapons'.

Waveland Pr Inc. Through a systematic analysis, tannenwald challenges conventional conceptions of deterrence and offers a compelling argument on the moral bases of nuclear restraint as well as an important insight into how nuclear war can be avoided in the future. Used book in Good Condition. W w norton Company.

The Nuclear Taboo: The United States and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons Since 1945 Cambridge Studies in International Relations - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Drawing on newly released archival sources, the forces that produced it, and its influence, Tannenwald traces the rise of the nuclear taboo, particularly on US leaders. Why have nuclear weapons not been used since hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945? Nina Tannenwald disputes the conventional answer of 'deterrence' in favour of what she calls a nuclear taboo - a widespread inhibition on using nuclear weapons - which has arisen in global politics.