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Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change, edited by Douglas W. Blum

Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change

Russia is struggling to rebuild its power and identity in an era of globalization. The contributors to Russia and Globalization explore the difficulty of guaranteeing a stable domestic order, focus on Russia’s efforts to respond to the challenges posed by globalization, and examine the ways in which it is reconceptualizing its role as an international actor.

Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy by Kenneth B. Moss

Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

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Kenneth B. Moss

Undeclared wars have a history in the United States almost as old as the country itself. Kenneth B. Moss demonstrates that though the framers of the Constitution had a broad notion of the varieties of war and the authority under which they would be undertaken without a formal declaration, Congress and the President are leading the United States into conflicts without fundamental oversight and accountability.

China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation by David Shambaugh

China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation

Author(s)
David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh argues that although China's Communist Party has been languishing in a protracted state of atrophy, it has also recently embarked on a process of fierce critical introspection, adaptation, and reinvention to insure its own survival and future dominance in China.

Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency by Takeshi Matsuda

Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency

Author(s)
Takeshi Matsuda

This book examines the cultural aspects of U.S.-Japan relations during the postwar Occupation and the early years of the Cold War and analyzes their effect on the adoption of democratic values by the Japanese.

Local Consequences of the Global Cold War, edited by Jeffrey A. Engel

Local Consequences of the Global Cold War

Up to now the study of cold war history has been fully engaged in stressing the international character and broad themes of the story. This volume turns such diplomatic history upside down by studying how actions of international relations affected local popular life.

The Art of Conversation: dialogue at the Woodrow Wilson Center by George Liston Seay and Peter J. Bean

The Art of Conversation: dialogue at the Woodrow Wilson Center

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George Liston Seay, Peter J. Bean

A collection of conversations from dialogue, a weekly radio and television series of extensive interviews.

Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform China, edited by Ching Kwan Lee and Guobin Yang

Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform China

Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution is the first comprehensive study of contemporary memories of China’s revolutionary epoch, from the time of Japanese imperialism through the Cultural Revolution.

Dispersed Relations: Americans and Canadians in Upper North America by Reginald C. Stuart

Dispersed Relations: Americans and Canadians in Upper North America

Author(s)
Reginald C. Stuart

Although their relationship sometimes seems wildly imbalanced, the United States and Canada are connected by regional, cultural, social, economic, and political communities. Dispersed Relations shows North America's shared cultural, social, economic, and political history.

The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State, edited by Casey Nelson Blake

The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State

The essays in The Arts of Democracy represent the coming of age of one of the liveliest fields in contemporary academic life. Written by some of the most respected and accomplished scholars working in their fields, this volume illuminates the often contradictory impulses that have shaped the historical intersection of the arts, public culture, and the state in modern America.

The Strategic Triangle, edited by Helga Haftendorn, Georges-Henri Soutou, Stephen F. Szabo, and Samuel F. Wells, Jr.

The Strategic Triangle: France, Germany, and the United States in the Shaping of the New Europe

Taking the perspective of France, Germany, and the United States by turns, The Strategic Triangle discusses a series of economic and diplomatic episodes and asks how they affected the countries’ relations with each other, with countries outside this triangle, and with international institutions such as the EU and NATO.

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