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The Inclusive City: Infrastructure and Public Services for the Urban Poor in Asia, edited by Aprodicio A. Laquian, Vinod Tewari, and Lisa M. Hanley

The Inclusive City: Infrastructure and Public Services for the Urban Poor in Asia

Getting basic services—housing, transportation, trash disposal, water, and sanitation—poses almost unimaginable challenges to the urban poor of Asia. The Inclusive City provides case studies of how governmental programs attempt to meet these challenges by directly involving the poor themselves in improving their access to urban services through collaborative efforts.

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11 by Robert S. Litwak

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11

Author(s)
Robert S. Litwak

Regime Change examines the contrasting precedents set with Iraq and Libya and analyzes the pressing crises with North Korea and Iran. This compelling book clarifies and critiques the terms in which today’s vital foreign policy and security debate is being conducted.

Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia by Geert-Hinrich Ahrens

Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia

Author(s)
Geert -Hinrich Ahrens

Diplomacy on the Edge tells about the international efforts to mediate the political, economic, and social climate of the former Yugoslavia in 1991–2004.

Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955–1975 by Marcus Cueto

Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955–1975

Author(s)
Marcos Cueto

Cold War, Deadly Fevers describes the international basis of the anti-malarial program in Mexico during 1955–1975, its local implementation by health practitioners and workers, and its reception among the population.

Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911-1950 by Xiaoyuan Liu

Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911-1950

Author(s)
Xiaoyuan Liu

Xiaoyuan Liu uses the Mongolian question to illuminate how war, revolution, and great-power rivalries induce or restrain the formation of nationhood and territoriality. He argues that on its way to building a communist state, the CCP was confronted by fundamental issues of China’s transition to nation-statehood.

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the Cold War, edited by Priscilla Roberts

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the Cold War

Based on new archival research in many countries, this volume broadens the context of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam, with a primary focus on relations between China and Vietnam in the mid-twentieth century.

Rebounding Identities: The Politics of Identity in Russia and Ukraine, edited by Dominique Arel and Blair A. Ruble

Rebounding Identities: The Politics of Identity in Russia and Ukraine

An examination of post-Soviet society through ethnic, religious, and linguistic criteria, Rebounding Identities turns what is typically anthropological subject matter into the basis of politics, sociology, and history.

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America

Toward a Society under Law covers issues of crime and police in Latin America, with chapters on the impact of community policing, the role of advocacy networks, urban social policies and crime, and the cost of crime. It also includes case studies of police reform, community policing, Argentina’s national plan for crime prevention, and crime in Mexico City.

Sino-Japanese Relations: Interaction, Logic, and Transformation by Ming Wan

Sino-Japanese Relations: Interaction, Logic, and Transformation

Author(s)
Ming Wan

In Sino-Japanese Relations, Ming Wan argues that the relationship between China and Japan is politically dispute-prone, cyclical, and downward-trending but manageable; militarily uncertain; economically integrating; psychologically closer in people-to-people contact yet more distant.

Strategies of Dominance: The Misdirection of U.S. Foreign Policy by P. Edward Haley

Strategies of Dominance: The Misdirection of U.S. Foreign Policy

Author(s)
P. Edward Haley

In a critical overview of post–Cold War U.S. foreign policy, Strategies of Dominance draws connections between key elements of George W. Bush’s foreign policy and those of his predecessors, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, and proposes a foreign policy alternative that is constructive and tolerant but not amorally “realistic.”

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