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  • From Cold War to Hot Peace

    From Cold War to Hot Peace

    McFaul Michael  著 Mariner Books 出版 2019/5/14 出版

    from the stanford kremlinologist who served as u.s. ambassador to russia from 2012 to 2014 and has since been sanctioned by vladimir putin comes a revelatory account of u.s.–russia relations from 1989 to the present told through his experience working for president barack obama and witnessing the tightening of putin’s grip firsthand.

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  • The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

    The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

    with recent upheavals in the middle east and north africa the eighth edition of the government and politics of the middle east and north africa has been thoroughly revised to provide a necessary comprehensive and current examination of the domestic politics and foreign policies of this crucial region. a newly expanded introduction provides students with a comparative and thematic overview of the region from its political regimes and electoral institutions to its economic and social concerns. each chapter written by an invited specialist uses a common framework to explore the historical background social and political environment political structure and dynamics and foreign policy of a country. chapters are augmented by a country map a box providing key facts and an annotated bibliography summarizing the major literature.the eighth edition provides vital new considerations of the aftermath of the arab spring the ongoing sectarian violence and rise of isis and the growth of social forces like youth movements and women’s rights groups. in addition the inclusion of six new contributors brings fresh perspectives ensuring that the government and politics of the middle east and north africa remains an essential guide to the region’s political landscape.

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  • Impunity Human Rights and Democracy

    Impunity Human Rights and Democracy

    Wright Thomas C.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2015/11/1 出版

    universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948 but in the 1970s and 1980s violent dictatorships in argentina and chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. chilean general augusto pinochet and the argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate marxism and other forms of subversion. pinochet constructed an iron shield of impunity for himself and the military in chile while in argentina military pressure resulted in laws preventing prosecution for past human rights violations. when democracy was reestablished in both countries by 1990 justice for crimes against humanity seemed beyond reach.thomas c. wright examines how persistent advocacy by domestic and international human rights groups evolving legal environments unanticipated events that impacted public opinion and eventual changes in military leadership led to a situation unique in the world—the stripping of impunity not only from a select number of commanders of the repression but from all those involved in state terrorism in chile and argentina. this has resulted in trials conducted by national courts without united nations or executive branch direction in which hundreds of former repressors have been convicted and many more are indicted or undergoing trial.impunity human rights and democracy draws on extensive research including interviews to trace the erosion and collapse of the former repressors’ impunity—a triumph for human rights advocates that has begun to inspire authorities in other latin american countries including peru uruguay brazil and guatemala to investigate past human rights violations and prosecute their perpetrators.

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  • Public Administration

    Public Administration

    Holzer MarcSchwester Richard W.  著 Routledge 出版 2015/10/16 出版

    marc holzer and richard schwester have written a fresh and highly engaging textbook for the introductory course in public administration.their coverage is both comprehensive and cutting-edge including not only all the basic topics (ot budgeting hrm) but also reflecting new realities in public administration: innovations in e-government the importance of new technology changes in inter-governmental relations especially the emphasis on inter-local and shared regional resources and public performance and accountability initiativespublic administration has been crafted with student appeal in mind. each of the book chapters is generously and colorfully illustrated with cartoons quotes and artworkll reinforcing the book theme that the field of pa is rooted in the cultural and political world. each chapter is also supported with a listing of key terms exercises and additional resources.

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  • 解密中國:綜橫東西看中國與西方及閃電式復興的背景(國際英文版)

    解密中國:綜橫東西看中國與西方及閃電式復興的背景(國際英文版)

    丘宏義  著 漢世紀數位文化股份有限公司 出版 2012/9/1 出版 成人適讀

    china is the lone survivor of the four major ancient civilizations. there are factors associated with its environment but there is an important one that differentiates china from other civilizations. during the past four plus millennia there had been many dynasty turnovers in china and each dynasty could be considered a different country. however all these countries were all based on china’s own characteristic nonsectarian and nonexclusive confucianism while civilizations of other countries were based on race ethnic groups or religions which often were associated with exclusivity. the chinese civilization thus continued despite changes of dynasties and invasions by foreign tribes which eventually became assimilated. however confucianism since the ming dynasty in the 13th century had moved to a narrow form of interpretation adhering to dogmatism not unlike that of the medieval scholasticism. china became out of line with the rapid industrialization and enlightenment in europe. for nearly two hundred years china went downhill amidst foreign invasions and internal strife hampering efforts of rejuvenation. it was not until after the infamous cultural revolution that china was able to develop its full potential. this book also discusses the background of chinese civilization that enables china to find an exit from a dead end road to destruction and within a short period of 30 years to leap to the present state of prosperity though there are still difficult struggles ahead.this book is published by ehgbooks - a micropublisher with authorized distribution sales channel over amazon.com.

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  • Gender and Diplomacy

    Gender and Diplomacy

    Cassidy Jennifer A. (EDT)Robinson Mary (FRW)  著 Routledge 出版 2019/11/3 出版

    this volume provides a detailed discussion of the role of women in diplomacy and a global narrative of their current and historical role within it. the last century has seen the ministries of foreign affairs (mfas) experience seismic shifts in their policies concerning the entry role and agency of women within their institutional make-up. despite these changes and the promise that true gender equality offers to the diplomatic craft the role of women in the diplomatic sphere continues to remain overlooked and placed on the fringes of diplomatic scholarship. this volume brings together established scholars and experienced diplomatic practitioners in an attempt to unveil the story of women in diplomacy in a context which is historical theoretical and empirical. in line with feminist critical thought the objective of this volume is to theorize and empirically demonstrate the understanding of diplomacy as a gendered practice and study. the aims of are three-fold: 1) expose and confront the gender of diplomacy; 2) shed light on the historical involvement of women in diplomatic practice in spite of systemic barriers and restrictions with a focus on critical junctures of diplomatic institutional formation and the diplomatic entitlements which were created for women at these junctures; 3) examine the current state of women in diplomacy and evaluate the rate of progress towards a gender-even playing field on the basis thereof. this book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy studies gender studies foreign policy and international relations.

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  • Containment in the Middle East

    Containment in the Middle East

    Eilam Ehud  著 Potomac Books Inc 出版 2019/11/1 出版

    a national security affairs analyst who formerly worked for the israeli ministry of defenseehud eilam examines the strategy ofcontainment in the middle east using recent examples including the israeli-palestinian conflict.  

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  • Modern Saudi Arabia

    Modern Saudi Arabia

    Anishchenkova Valerie  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/31 出版

    this thematic encyclopedia examines contemporary and historical saudi arabia with entries that fall under themes such as geography history government and politics religion and thought food etiquette media and much more.?includes day in the life features that portray the specific daily activities of various people in saudi arabia from teenagers to working adults in different fields thereby providing readers with insight into daily life in the country?defines key terms related to the reading in a glossary appendix?provides at-a-glance information about saudi arabia’s important religious and secular holidays in a chart of national holidays ?illuminates the text through photos and sidebars helping to illustrate key topics and allowing students to dive more deeply into ideas?provides fun facts and anecdotal information in sidebars that help to engage readers

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  • War and the City

    War and the City

    Fregonese Sara  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/31 出版

    war and the city examines the geopolitical significance of the lebanese civil war with specific focus on micro-level exploration of the way in which the urban landscape of beirut was transformed by the conflict. focusing on the initial phase of the war between 1975-76 known as the two years’ war this study moves away from formal macro-level geopolitical analyses of the war and proposes an exploration of the urban nature of the conflict through bodies spaces and urban materials. the book utilizes urban viewpoints in order to examine the nature of sovereignty in lebanon and how it is inscribed on the landscape of the city. the emphasis on materiality also allows connections to be drawn between the urban impact of the civil war and the historical legacies of lebanon’s colonial past. while most scholarship has thus far focused on post-war reconstruction of the city the initial process of destruction has been neglected. this study investigates how geopolitical meaning is re-negotiated during conflict.

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  • Syria’s Role in a Changing Middle East

    Syria’s Role in a Changing Middle East

    Ziadeh Radwan  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/30 出版

    in the wake of the arab spring of 2011 the struggle for leadership of the arab world has taken on a new significance and with this comes the ever-present issue of the arab-israeli peace process. the 1990s was a decade of us-led peace-making in the middle east and the syrian-israeli talks teetered on a deal more than once. the framework for a potential peace agreement was established through these bilateral negotiations but after the collapse of the asad-clinton summit of 2000 the ’syrian track’ stalled as positions hardened and regional and domestic political realities shifted. here radwan ziadeh tracks these negotiations from the madrid conference of 1991 to the asad-clinton summit and beyond examining how syria’s foreign policy has changed with the rise to power of bashar al-asad and in iran of mahmoud ahmadinejad the assassination of rafiq al-hariri in lebanon and the iraq war. this book provides a valuable and thorough historical analysis of this period of middle eastern politics and international diplomacy as well as examining the potential impact of a peace deal on syrian society politics and economy.

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  • Honour Killings

    Honour Killings

    Pervizat Leyl  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/30 出版

    the murder of women and even men by family members in the name of family ’honour’ afflicts many in the middle east and in migrant communities. the phenomenon strikes deep into the heart of human rights issues and has implications at national and international levels. leyl?pervizat argues that honour killings are a form of extrajudicial execution which can only be challenged by looking at its socio-political and economic contexts. focusing on honour crimes in turkey she provides an holistic interdisciplinary analysis of a large number of legal and non-legal cases international human rights mechanisms and initiatives to combat the issue. this study is essential to furthering understanding of honour killings in indigenous and diaspora communities around the worldnd identifies hope for eradicating this difficult and culturally-ingrained practice.

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  • Sipri Yearbook 2019

    Sipri Yearbook 2019

    the sipri yearbook is as an authoritative and independent source of data and analysis on armaments disarmament and international security. it provides an overview of developments in international security weapons and technology military expenditure arms production and the arms trade and armed conflicts and conflict management along with efforts to control conventional nuclear chemical and biological weapons. this 50th edition of the sipri yearbook covers developments during 2018 including - armed conflicts and conflict management with an overview of armed conflicts and peace processes as well as a focus on global and regional trends in peace operations - military expenditure international arms transfers and developments in arms production - world nuclear forces with an overview of each of the nine nuclear-armed states and their nuclear modernization programmes - nuclear arms control featuring north korean-us nuclear diplomacy developments in the inf treaty and russian-us nuclear arms control and disarmament and implementation of iran’s nuclear deal - chemical and biological security threats including the investigation of allegations of chemical weapon use in the middle east and the attempted assassination in the united kingdom - conventional arms control with a focus on global instruments including efforts to regulate lethal autonomous weapon systems and explosive weapons in populated areas and dialogue on international cyber security - dual-use and arms trade controls including developments in the arms trade treaty multilateral arms embargoes and export control regimes including the challenges of seeking to control transfers of technology as well as annexes listing arms control and disarmament agreements international security cooperation bodies and key events in 2018.

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  • Beirut 1958

    Beirut 1958

    Riedel Bruce  著 Brookings Inst Pr 出版 2019/10/29 出版

    what wasn learned from a u.s. intervention that succeededin july 1958 u.s. marines stormed the beach in beirut lebanon ready for combat. they were greeted by vendors and sunbathers. fortunately the rest of their mission—helping to end lebanon first civil war—went nearly as smoothly and successfully thanks in large part to the skillful work of american diplomats who helped arrange a compromise solution. future american interventions in the region would not work out quite as well.bruce riedel new book tells the now-forgotten story (forgotten that is in the united states) of the first u.s. combat operation in the middle east. president eisenhower sent the marines in the wake of a bloody coup in iraq a seismic event that altered politics not only of that country but eventually of the entire region. eisenhower feared that the coup along with other conspiracies and events that seemed mysterious back in washington threatened american interests in the middle east. his action and those of others were driven in large part by a cast of fascinating characters whose espionage and covert actions could be grist for a movie.although eisenhower intervention in lebanon was unique certainly in its relatively benign outcome it does hold important lessons for today policymakers as they seek to deal with the always unexpected challenges in the middle east. veteran analyst bruce reidel describes the scene as it emerged six decades ago and he suggests that some of the lessons learned then are still valid today. a key lesson? not to rush to judgment when surprised by the unexpected. and don’t assume the worst.

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  • African Queer Dialectics and Politics

    African Queer Dialectics and Politics

    Nyeck S. N.  著 Palgrave Macmillan 出版 2019/10/23 出版

    this book reflects on queer identity struggles through selected african films proteus touki bouki & karmen gei round trip & madame brouette. it focuses on the symbolic interactions negotiation styles and strategies of queer characters in each film to develop the idea of queer politics as simulation and simulacra following baudrillard (1994) characterization of the postmodern condition in mass reproduction. in these selected works queer characters negotiate desire and power in ways that embody and exhaust context-bound conditions of pain and rejection. simultaneously symbolic social interactions even restrictive ones provide all queer characters with the instruments of emancipation within and beyond queerness. that is characters deploy strategic behaviors in everyday interactions to stretch the boundaries of the permissible in gender relations to negotiate embodiment and to reinvent instruments of knowledge construction in asymmetric power relations.

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  • The Hell of Good Intentions

    The Hell of Good Intentions

    Walt Stephen M.  著 Picador USA 出版 2019/10/22 出版

    from the new york timesestselling author stephen m. walt the hell of good intentions dissects the faults and foibles of recent american foreign policyxplaining why it has been plagued by disasters like the orever wars?in iraq and afghanistan and outlining what can be done to fix it.in 1992 the united states stood at the pinnacle of world power and americans were confident that a new era of peace and prosperity was at hand. twenty-five years later those hopes have been dashed. relations with russia and china have soured the european union is wobbling nationalism and populism are on the rise and the united states is stuck in costly and pointless wars that have squandered trillions of dollars and undermined its influence around the world.the root of this dismal record walt argues is the american foreign policy establishment stubborn commitment to a strategy of iberal hegemony.?since the end of the cold war republicans and democrats alike have tried to use u.s. power to spread democracy open markets and other liberal values into every nook and cranny of the planet. this strategy was doomed to fail but its proponents in the foreign policy elite were never held accountable and kept repeating the same mistakes. donald trump won the presidency promising to end the misguided policies of the foreign policy lob?and to pursue a wiser approach. but his erratic and impulsive style of governing combined with a deeply flawed understanding of world politics are making a bad situation worse. the best alternative walt argues is a return to the realist strategy of ffshore balancing?which eschews regime change nation-building and other forms of global social engineering. the american people would surely welcome a more restrained foreign policy one that allowed greater attention to problems here at home. this long-overdue shift will require abandoning the futile quest for liberal hegemony and building a foreign policy establishment with a more realistic view of american power. clear-eyed candid and elegantly written stephen m. walt the hell of good intentions offers both a compelling diagnosis of america recent foreign policy follies and a proven formula for renewed success.

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  • Russian Conservatism

    Russian Conservatism

    Robinson Paul  著 Northern Illinois Univ Pr 出版 2019/10/15 出版

    paul robinson’s russian conservatism examines the history of russian conservative thought from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. as he shows conservatism has made an underappreciated contribution to russian national identity to the ideology of russian statehood and to russia’s social-economic development. robinson charts the contributions made by philosophers politicians and others during the imperial soviet and post-soviet periods. looking at cultural political and social-economic conservatism in russia he discusses ideas and issues of more than historical interest. indeed what russian conservatism demonstrates is that such ideas are helpful in interpreting russia’s present as well as its past and will be influential in shaping russia’s future for better or for worse in the years to come.for the past two centuries russian conservatives have sought to adapt to the pressures of modernization and westernization and more recently globalization while preserving national identity and political and social stability. through robinson’s research we can now understand how russian conservatives have continually proposed forms of cultural political and economic development seen as building on existing traditions identity forms of government and economic and social life rather than being imposed on the basis of abstract theory and foreign models.

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  • Revolutionary Love

    Revolutionary Love

    Lerner Michael  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/15 出版

    for those who are tired of screaming across the table as they debate the future of the country and the planet revolutionary love brings hope respect and love to today’s political divide. michael lerner offers concrete solutions for future development by identifying why the left and the right have been so ineffective in achieving any lasting change and discussing what it will take to actually heal and repair the world both spiritually and physically.   he reminds us that ethical and spiritual qualities—compassion respect love and a strong sense of community—can bring people together in a beneficial and constructive way that has the possibility of effecting real change.   a daring book on an urgent topic revolutionary love aims to reunite all sections of the population into a positive democratic force capable of reversing the downward trajectory of our world. it is about a fundamental transformation of collective thinking and acting that unites us for the greater good of all people.    

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  • Amoral Communities

    Amoral Communities

    Dragojevic Mila  著 Cornell Univ Pr 出版 2019/10/15 出版

    in amoral communities mila dragojevic examines how conditions conducive to atrocities against civilians are created during wartime in some communities. she identifies the exclusion of moderates and the production of borders as the main processes. in these places political and ethnic identities become linked and targeted violence against...

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  • Rebel Politics

    Rebel Politics

    Brenner David  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/15 出版

    rebel politics analyzes the changing dynamics of the civil war in myanmar one of the most entrenched armed conflicts in the world. since 2011 a national peace process has gone hand-in-hand with escalating ethnic conflict. the karen national union (knu) previously known for its uncompromising stance against the central government of myanmar became a leader in the peace process after it signed a ceasefire in 2012. meanwhile the kachin independence organization (kio) returned to the trenches in 2011 after its own seventeen-year-long ceasefire broke down. to understand these puzzling changes brenner conducted ethnographic fieldwork among the knu and kio analyzing the relations between rebel leaders their rank-and-file and local communities in the context of wider political and geopolitical transformations. drawing on political sociology rebel politics explains how revolutionary elites capture and lose legitimacy within their own movements and how these internal contestations drive the strategies of rebellion in unforeseen ways. brenner presents a novel perspective that contributes to our understanding of contemporary politics in southeast asia and to the study of conflict peace and security by highlighting the hidden social dynamics and everyday practices of political violence ethnic conflict rebel governance and borderland politics.

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  • Rebel Politics

    Rebel Politics

    Brenner David  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/10/15 出版

    rebel politics analyzes the changing dynamics of the civil war in myanmar one of the most entrenched armed conflicts in the world. since 2011 a national peace process has gone hand-in-hand with escalating ethnic conflict. the karen national union (knu) previously known for its uncompromising stance against the central government of myanmar became a leader in the peace process after it signed a ceasefire in 2012. meanwhile the kachin independence organization (kio) returned to the trenches in 2011 after its own seventeen-year-long ceasefire broke down. to understand these puzzling changes brenner conducted ethnographic fieldwork among the knu and kio analyzing the relations between rebel leaders their rank-and-file and local communities in the context of wider political and geopolitical transformations. drawing on political sociology rebel politics explains how revolutionary elites capture and lose legitimacy within their own movements and how these internal contestations drive the strategies of rebellion in unforeseen ways. brenner presents a novel perspective that contributes to our understanding of contemporary politics in southeast asia and to the study of conflict peace and security by highlighting the hidden social dynamics and everyday practices of political violence ethnic conflict rebel governance and borderland politics.

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