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Executive Secrets: Covert Action And The Presidency, William J. Daugherty Sep 2004

Executive Secrets: Covert Action And The Presidency, William J. Daugherty

American Politics

A frank and refreshing evaluation of several Chief Executives, their Directors of Central Intelligence, and even some lower in the hierarchy, Executive Secrets shines light on the development and execution of foreign policy through the understanding of the tools available, of which covert action may be least known and understood. This book is a great tool for the press, the public, and many political appointees in the National Security System. A History Book Club Selection with a foreword by Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down.

[Daugherty] gives a frank and refreshing evaluation of several Chief Executives, their Directors of ...


"Competing Conceptions Of Globalization" Revisited: Relocating The Tension Between World-Systems Analysis And Globalization Analysis, Thomas Clayton Aug 2004

"Competing Conceptions Of Globalization" Revisited: Relocating The Tension Between World-Systems Analysis And Globalization Analysis, Thomas Clayton

Linguistics Faculty Publications

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The Sheriff: America's Defense Of The New World Order, Colin S. Gray Apr 2004

The Sheriff: America's Defense Of The New World Order, Colin S. Gray

International Relations

Since the end of the Cold War, and especially since September 11, 2001, few issues have been more hotly debated than the United States’ role in the world. In this hard-nosed but sophisticated examination, Colin S. Gray argues that America is the indispensable guardian of the world order. Gray’s constructive critique of recent trends in national security is comprehensive, rooting defense issues and prospective answers in both U.S. national security policy and in the emerging international security environment.

Colin S. Gray, professor of international politics and strategic studies at the University of Reading, England, and senior fellow at ...


Against War And The Preconditions Of War, Werner Bonefeld Apr 2004

Against War And The Preconditions Of War, Werner Bonefeld

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

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Adams On Adams, Paul M. Zall Jan 2004

Adams On Adams, Paul M. Zall

American Politics

After more than two hundred years in the shadows of Washington and Jefferson, John Adams enjoys fame as one of our top presidents. Of unprepossessing appearance and feisty temperament, he expressed his personal feelings in copious correspondence and public documents along with two unfinished autobiographies.

Paul M. Zall draws from Adams’s own letters, diaries, notes and autobiographies to create a fresh portrait. Adams’s writings, both public and private, trace his rise from country lawyer to the nation's highest office by the sheer force of his personality. Lacking the advantages of money, connections, class, or patronage, Adams used ...


Passing The Buck: Congress, The Budget, And Deficits, Jasmine Farrier Jan 2004

Passing The Buck: Congress, The Budget, And Deficits, Jasmine Farrier

American Politics

In the past thirty years, Congress has dramatically changed its response to unpopular deficit spending. While the landmark Congressional Budget Act of 1974 tried to increase congressional budgeting powers, new budget processes created in the 1980s and 1990s were all explicitly designed to weaken member, majority, and institutional budgeting prerogatives. These later reforms shared the premise that Congress cannot naturally forge balanced budgets without new automatic mechanisms and enhanced presidential oversight. So Democratic majorities in Congress gave new budgeting powers to Presidents Reagan and Bush, and then Republicans did the same for President Clinton.

Passing the Buck examines how Congress ...


Darwin And International Relations: On The Evolutionary Origins Of War And Ethnic Conflict, Bradley A. Thayer Jan 2004

Darwin And International Relations: On The Evolutionary Origins Of War And Ethnic Conflict, Bradley A. Thayer

International Relations

Pathbreaking and controversial, Darwin and International Relations offers the first comprehensive analysis of international affairs of state through the lens of evolutionary theory. Bradley A. Thayer provides a new method for investigating and explaining human and state behavior while generating insights into the origins of human and animal warfare, ethnic conflict, and the influence of disease on international relations. Using ethnological and statistical studies of warfare among tribal societies, Thayer argues that humans wage war for reasons predicted by evolutionary theory—to gain and protect vital resources but also for the physically and emotionally stimulating effects of combat. Thayer demonstrates ...


The Obligation Of Empire: United States' Grand Strategy For A New Century, James J. Hentz Jan 2004

The Obligation Of Empire: United States' Grand Strategy For A New Century, James J. Hentz

International Relations

Some of the nation's most respected scholars of international affairs examine the debates over U.S. grand strategy in light of U.S. security policies and interests in tactical regions around the world. The contributors begin by describing the four grand strategies currently competing for dominance of U.S. foreign policy: neo-isolationism argues that the United States should not become involved in conflicts outside specifically defined national interests selective engagement proposes that the United States, despite its position as the world's only remaining superpower, should limit its involvement in foreign affairs cooperative security advocates that the United States ...


No End In Sight: The Continuing Menace Of Nuclear Proliferation, Nathan E. Busch Jan 2004

No End In Sight: The Continuing Menace Of Nuclear Proliferation, Nathan E. Busch

International Relations

The global threat of nuclear weapons is one of today’s key policy issues. Using a wide variety of sources, including recently declassified information, Nathan E. Busch offers detailed examinations of the nuclear programs in the United States, Russia, China, Iraq, India, and Pakistan, as well as the emerging programs in Iran and North Korea. He also assesses the current debates in international relations over the risks associated with the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the post–Cold War world.

Busch explores how our understanding of nuclear proliferation centers on theoretical disagreements about how best to explain and predict the ...