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International relations

See below for a selection of the latest books from International relations category. Presented with a red border are the International relations books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great International relations books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Federal Principle

The Federal Principle

Author: Rufus S. Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1978.

Extremisms in Africa Vol 3, Volume 3

Extremisms in Africa Vol 3, Volume 3

Author: Susan Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

The United States and the Berlin Blockade 1948-1949

The United States and the Berlin Blockade 1948-1949

Author: Avi Shlaim Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1983.

The Federal Principle

The Federal Principle

Author: Rufus S. Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1978.

The United States and the Berlin Blockade 1948-1949

The United States and the Berlin Blockade 1948-1949

Author: Avi Shlaim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1983.

The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

In the twenty-five years after 1989, the world enjoyed the deepest peace in history. In The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth, the eminent foreign policy scholar Michael Mandelbaum examines that remarkable quarter century, describing how and why the peace was established and then fell apart. To be sure, wars took place in this era, but less frequently and on a far smaller scale than in previous periods. Mandelbaum argues that the widespread peace ended because three major countries - Vladimir Putin's Russia in Europe, Xi Jinping's China in East Asia, and the Shia clerics' Iran in the Middle East - put an end to it with aggressive nationalist policies aimed at overturning the prevailing political arrangements in their respective regions. The three had a common motive: their need to survive in a democratic age with their countries' prospects for economic growth uncertain. Mandelbaum further argues that the key to the return of peace lies in the advent of genuine democracy, including free elections and the protection of religious, economic, and political liberty. Yet, since recent history has shown that democracy cannot be imposed from the outside, The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth has a dual message: while the world has a formula for peace, there is no way to ensure that all countries will embrace it.

The Middle Way

The Middle Way

A portrait of the effectiveness of moderation in US foreign policy, as illustrated by three of America's most consequential and widely-admired postwar presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush, and Barack Obama. When thinking about America's role in world, what do Dwight Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush, and Barack Obama have in common? While divided by background, generation, and political party, they exemplify a distinct and underappreciated tradition of political leadership: The Middle Way. As the eminent foreign policy practitioner and scholar Derek Chollet shows, these presidents took a centrist-and effective-approach to foreign policy. In an era of extreme partisanship, they provide America with a model that can help serve as a guide. With so many challenges facing the US, the nation must reclaim this brand of leadership, learn from it, take pride in it, and champion it. Looking behind the scenes of some of the most important moments in foreign policy since WWII, this timely book reveals how these presidents looked at the world and thought about leadership. By revisiting the history of Ike, Bush 41, and Obama, Chollet provides a fresh way of thinking about America. He makes a case for how we should measure the performance and define the success of a president-and the qualities it takes to be one. Through this compelling presidential history, he makes a bold, unapologetic call for our country to remember the value of centrism and change its current course. All three presidents made mistakes, but their measured approach to foreign policymaking enhanced America's standing. They also demonstrated how the US can exercise prudent and powerful authority in the world, and they stand as exemplars of decency, humility, optimism, strength, ambition, and careful pragmatism. Together, they set the bar for the kind of global leadership we need-and they remind both Americans and the world that their proud legacy exists within us. Coming at a moment of deep crisis for America in the world, this book is a bold, unapologetic call for the foreign policy leadership our country urgently requires.

African Peace

African Peace

Author: Kathryn Nash Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2021

African regional organizations have played leading roles in constructing collective conflict management rules for the continent, but these rules or norms have not been static. Currently, the African Union (AU) deploys monitors, authorizes peace support operations, and actively engages to resolve internal conflicts. Just a few decades ago, these actions would have been deeply controversial under the Organization of African Unity (OAU). What changed to allow for this transformation in the way the African regional organization approaches peace and security? African peace examines why the OAU chose norms in 1963 that prioritized state security and lead to a policy of strict non-interference - even in the face of destabilizing violence - and why the AU chose very different norms leading to a disparate conflict management policy of non-indifference in the early 2000s. Even if the AU's capacity to respond to conflict is still developing, this new policy has made the region more willing and capable of responding to violence. Nash argues that norm creation largely happened within the African context, and international pressure was not a determinant factor in their evolution. The role of regions in the international order, particularly the African region, has been under-theorized and under-acknowledged, and this book adds to an emerging literature that explores the role of regional organizations in the Global South in creating and promoting norms based on their own experiences and for their own purposes. -- .

Just War and Ordered Liberty

Just War and Ordered Liberty

Author: Paul D. (Georgetown University, Washington DC) Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2021

When is war just? What does justice require? If we lack a commonly-accepted understanding of justice - and thus of just war - what answers can we find in the intellectual history of just war? Miller argues that just war thinking should be understood as unfolding in three traditions: the Augustinian, the Westphalian, and the Liberal, each resting on distinct understandings of natural law, justice, and sovereignty. The central ideas of the Augustinian tradition (sovereignty as responsibility for the common good) can and should be recovered and worked into the Liberal tradition, for which human rights serves the same function. In this reconstructed Augustinian Liberal vision, the violent disruption of ordered liberty is the injury in response to which force may be used and war may be justly waged. Justice requires the vindication and restoration of ordered liberty in, through, and after warfare.

Just War and Ordered Liberty

Just War and Ordered Liberty

Author: Paul D. (Georgetown University, Washington DC) Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2021

When is war just? What does justice require? If we lack a commonly-accepted understanding of justice - and thus of just war - what answers can we find in the intellectual history of just war? Miller argues that just war thinking should be understood as unfolding in three traditions: the Augustinian, the Westphalian, and the Liberal, each resting on distinct understandings of natural law, justice, and sovereignty. The central ideas of the Augustinian tradition (sovereignty as responsibility for the common good) can and should be recovered and worked into the Liberal tradition, for which human rights serves the same function. In this reconstructed Augustinian Liberal vision, the violent disruption of ordered liberty is the injury in response to which force may be used and war may be justly waged. Justice requires the vindication and restoration of ordered liberty in, through, and after warfare.

Policy Transfer in Postwar Reconstruction

Policy Transfer in Postwar Reconstruction

Author: Sultan Barakat, Mark Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2021