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Rabin and Israel's National Security by Efraim Inbar

Rabin and Israel's National Security

Drawing on unpublished materials and interviews with important sources, including Rabin himself, Efraim Inbar's work offers a systematic study of Rabin's strategic thinking and his policies.

Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America, edited by Cynthia J. Arnson

Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America

A carefully structured comparative analysis of six Latin American countries—Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru—and the array of political means used to end these countries' guerilla conflicts. It discusses not only ways to end the military conflicts, but also the political, ethnic, social and economic imbalances that originally sparked the conflict.

Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered by Jon Tetsuro Sumida

Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered

Author(s)
Jon Tetsuro Sumida

Selected for the Marine Corps Professional Reading List
Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command includes a subject index to all Mahan's published books and an extensive bibliography. This is a book for scholars and students of military and strategic thinking and is a natural for libraries of U.S. service academies and U.S. armed services agencies and organizations.

Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century, edited by Morton Keller and R. Shep Melnick

Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century

This work brings together eminent historians and political scienties to examine the past experience, current state, and future prospects of five major American public issues: trade and tariff policy, immigration and aliens, conservation and environmentalism, civil rights, and social welfare.

Reading Mixed Signals: Ambivalence in American Public Opinion about Government by Albert H. and Susan Davis Cantril

Reading Mixed Signals: Ambivalence in American Public Opinion about Government

Author(s)
Susan Davis Cantril, Albert H. Cantril

Based on a national public opinion survey, this book takes a wide-ranging look at what lies beyond this paradox: what people say about government as a general matter is often at odds with what they actually want it to do.

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Francisco Rojas Aravena

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas

This book asserts that the creation of a framework for regional cooperation will depend on the establishment of the local level of confidence building measures. It evaluates the potential roles of such international organizations as the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Defense Board, and studies the changing regional policies of the United States for their effectiveness and impact on regional security.

Paradoxes of Democracy: Fragility, Continuity, and Change by S. N. Eisenstadt

Paradoxes of Democracy: Fragility, Continuity, and Change

Author(s)
S. N. Eisenstadt

Paradoxes of Democracy is an essay on the inherent weaknesses and surprising strengths of democratic government by one of the most productive and learned scholars in the social sciences. 

Welfare Reform: A Race to the Bottom? edited by Sanford F. Schram and Samuel H. Beer

Welfare Reform: A Race to the Bottom?

These essays on welfare reform by the most prominent scholars in the field canvas the issues both theoretically and empirically. The contributors present the pro and con arguments and assess the effects on related programs, as well as the prospects for poor mothers and their families.

The Quest for Sustained Growth: Southeast Asian and Southeast European Cases

The Quest for Sustained Growth: Southeast Asian and Southeast European Cases

Author(s)
Barry M. Hager, Paul Tibbitts, Karen Zietlow, Keith Crane, Samuel Wells

In 1997, the "Asian Economic Miracle" ended abruptly with runs on Southeast Asian currencies. Meanwhile, Southeast Europe had been struggling to reconstruct market economies out of the shreds left by socialist economies, their efforts complicated by civil strife or war. Both regions had been urged by international organizations to adopt a package of policies, often called the Washington Consensus, of opening domestic markets, freeing trade, and opening domestic capital markets to free movements of international capital. Did the crises in Southeast Asia and Southeast Europe call into question that advice?

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive American Dream by Timothy Bates

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive American Dream

Author(s)
Timothy Bates

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility refutes conventional notions about entrepreneurship with a wealth of unimpeachable data. Timothy Bates finds that self-employment and upward mobility are open to those who are highly educated and skilled, often possessing significant personal financial resources. This is true among Asian Americans, African Americans, and everybody else.

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