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Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State by Stephen Clarkson

Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State

Author(s)
Stephen Clarkson

This comprehensive study analyzes the Mulroney-Chrétien era’s impact on Canadian governance through two related factors, globalization from without and neoconservatism from within. It concludes that the Canadian state has been weakened more by ideologues than by global forces.

Environmental Peacemaking, edited by Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko

Environmental Peacemaking

This volume examines the case for environmental peacemaking by comparing progress, prospects, and problems of initiatives in six regions—South Asia, Central Asia, the Baltics, Southern Africa, the Caucasus, and the U.S.-Mexico border.

A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and the Congress by Lee Hamilton with Jordan Tama

A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and the Congress

Author(s)
Lee H. Hamilton, Jordan Tama

A Creative Tension is a unique look at the foreign policy roles of Congress and the president by one of the most astute congressional practitioners of foreign policy of recent decades, former U.S. representative and chairman of the House International Relations Committee Lee H. Hamilton.

Democracy and the Internet: Allies or Adversaries? by Leslie David Simon, Javier Corrales, and Donald R. Wolfensberger

Democracy and the Internet: Allies or Adversaries?

Author(s)
Leslie David Simon, Javier Coralles, Donald Wolfensberger

Is the Internet intrinsically democratic, supporting new varieties of expression and association? Or is it a dangerous vehicle of propaganda, helping repressive governments to deceive their people and mobs to drive democratic governments to extremes? In Democracy and the Internet: Allies or Adversaries? three essays draw evidence from starkly different regions of the world.

Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions since 1947 by Sumit Ganguly

Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions since 1947

Author(s)
Sumit Ganguly

Since their genesis in 1947, the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas.

The Communitarian Persuasion

Author(s)
Philip Selznick

The commutarian movement aims to balance the individual liberties prized by modernity with the health of the community in which those liberties are exercised. The Communitarian Persuasion is a brief, thoughtful, readable argument for communitarian political philosophy by one of the principal thinkers of the movement.

Replicating Microfinance in the United States, edited by James H. Carr and Zhong Yi Tong

Replicating Microfinance in the United States

Replicating Microfinance in the United States reviews experiences with microfinance in both developing and industrialized countries and extends the applications of microlending beyond enterprise to consumer finance, housing finance, and community development finance.

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe by Tomáš Kostelecký

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe

Author(s)
Tomáš Kostelecký

This book reviews the post-communist development of political parties in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. Tomáš Kostelecký describes party history up to 1947 and then covers the communist and post-communist periods.

The Idea of Europe: From Antiquity to the European Union, edited by Anthony Pagden

The Idea of Europe: From Antiquity to the European Union

This book addresses the question of what it means, and has meant, to be “European,” covering the period from antiquity to the end of the twentieth century. The essays discuss questions of politics, law, religion, culture, literature, and even affectivity in a broad account of how a distinctive European identity has grown and its place in the future evolution of the European Union.

Entangled Evolutions: Media and Democratization in Eastern Europe by Peter Gross

Entangled Evolutions: Media and Democratization in Eastern Europe

Author(s)
Peter Gross

How are the media, civil society, and political culture related in societies in transition? And can changes in these relationships be anticipated? In Entangled Evolutions, journalism professor Peter Gross studies privatization of the media in Eastern Europe after the revolutions of 1989.

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