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Gender in International Relations
Gender in International Relations
As a scholar and teacher of international relations, I have frequently asked myself the following questions: Why are there so few women in my discipline? If I teach the field as it is conventionally defined, why are there so few readings by women to assign to my students? Why is the subject matter of my discipline so distant from women's lived...
The Compromise of Liberal Environmentalism
The Compromise of Liberal Environmentalism
Mark W. Zacher, University of British Columbia
Clearly one of the best studies on international environmental politics.

"Bernstein convincingly and usefully rejects the role of epistemic communities as a driving force behind the norm change he identifies... Compelling... His attention to the role of ideas...

Manly States
Manly States
One of the achievements of feminist contributions to international relations has been to reveal the extent to which the whole field is gendered. 1 The range of subjects studied, the boundaries of the discipline, its central concerns and motifs, the content of empirical research, the assumptions of theoretical models, and the...
Thinking Teams / Thinking Clients
Thinking Teams / Thinking Clients

Addressing a key concern in human service and other organizational settings concerned with effective teamwork, this book offers a new paradigm for conceptualizing the subject. Based on qualitative research conducted with teams working with the chronically ill, elderly, and with high-risk psychiatric patients, Anne Opie has developed a method...

Destroying the Village
Destroying the Village

Up until the mid-1950s President Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that waging all-out war against an enemy threatening to end your national existence was right, natural, and necessary. In the wake of World War Two this was hardly a controversial position, as memories of Munich, Pearl Harbor, and Adolf Hitler had made the notion of just...

Where Men Hide
Where Men Hide
"If you ask men if they spend any time hiding, they usually look at you as if you're nuts. 'What, me hide?' But if you ask women whether men hide, they immediately know what you mean." -- from Where Men Hide

Where Men Hide is a spirited tour of the dark and often dirty places men go to find comfort, camaraderie,...

Deadly Imbalances
Deadly Imbalances
At the height of its power in the summer of 1942, Hitlerite Germany had enslaved four hundred million people; its empire stretched from the Mediterranean to the Arctic, from the English Channel to the Black Sea and almost to the Caspian. Between the Ukrainian steppes and the Pyrenees only Switzerland remained free. Even Mussolini, whom Hitler once...
Colonial Effects
Colonial Effects
The object of this study is the production of national identity and national culture within Jordan as both a typical and an atypical postcolonial nation-state. Recent studies of nationalism describe the nation as “invented”1 or “imagined,”2 by intellectuals and/or political elites who are producers of, or produced by, the...
Counting the Public In
Counting the Public In
"A major scholarly work that adds greatly to our knowledge of the linkages between general public opinion and foreign policy." -- American Political Science Review

Ralph Levering Department of History, Davidson College, and author of The Public and American Foreign Policy, 1918-1978
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For Better or for Worse
For Better or for Worse
The development of an American science establishment -- today an amalgam of scientists, engineers, universities, industrial laboratories, and federal science agencies -- began early in the twentieth century when the federal government began to invest in a national scientific infrastructure. During World War II this investment swelled to colossal...
Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade
Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Located on the left bank of the Chao Phya River, Thailand's capital, Krungthep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and "the City of Angels" to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the late eighteenth century. During the 1970s, it became a modern Casablanca to a new generation of treasure seekers, from surfers...

 
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