Martin Wight (1913-1972) was one of the most original and enigmatic international thinkers of the twentieth century. This new study, drawing upon Wright’s published writings and unpublished papers, examines his work on international relations in the light of his wider thought, his religious beliefs, and his understanding of history.
The International Thought of Martin Wight
The contributors to this volume seek to explore the multi-dimensional (institutional, cultural, technological, and political) environments of several Asian states to determine the amenability of those host environments for the adoption/adaptation of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMS).
The Information Revolution in Military Affairs in Asia
Parsi defends U.S. foreign policy for its current understanding of the ‘new world disorder,’ despite expressing his concern over the unilateralism shown by the present U.S. administration. Parsi is optimistic about the relationship between the U.S. and Europe and argues that as both sides remember the values that unite them, it will grow stronger.
The Inevitable Alliance
This book contends that far-right parties play pivotal roles in setting the tone of political debates, shaping the political party system, and structuring government policy. Increasingly, as national governments attempt to cope with new realities of greater global migration, strained welfare states, and threats of foreign terror, opportunities have opened for parties of the far right to position themselves strategically.
The Impact of Radical Right-Wing Parties in West European Democracies
Co-authored by a Cuban and an American, this work is a comprehensive history of the culturally diverse city. Beginning with the founding of Havana in 1519, it explores the making of the city and its people through revolutions, art, economic development and the interplay of diverse societies.
The History of Havana
Although all published biographical information on Toni Morrison agrees that her birth name was Chloe Anthony Wofford, John Duvall’s book challenges this claim. Using new biographical information, he explores the issue of names and naming in Morrison’s fiction and repeatedly finds surprising traces of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s struggle to construct a useable identity as an African American woman novelist. Whatever the exact circumstances surrounding her decision to become Toni, one thing becomes clear: the question of identity was not a given for Morrison.
The Identifying Fictions of Toni Morrison
The rise and decline of great powers remains a fascinating topic of vigorous debate. This book brings together leading scholars to explore the historical evolution of world systems through examining the ebb and flow of great powers over time, with particular emphasis on early time periods. The book advances understanding of the regularities in the dynamics of empire and the expansion of political, social and economic interaction networks, from the Bronze Age forward. The authors analyze the expansion and contraction of cross-cultural trade networks and systems of competing and allying political groupings. In premodern times, theses ranged from small local trading networks (even the very small ones of hunting-gathering peoples) to the vast Mongol world-system. Within such systems, there is usually one, or a very few, hegemonic powers. How they achieve dominance and how transitions lead to systems change are important topics, particularly at a time when the United States’ position is in flux. The chapters in this book review several recent approaches and present a wealth of new findings.
The Historical Evolution of World-Systems
Saltman traces the evolution of voting technology in the USA, from voice to digital, highlighting how the antiquated systems in use today are a legacy of the industrial revolution of the Nineteenth-century and the early computer revolution of the 1950s and analyses the current day situation.
The History and Politics of Voting Technology
Challenging the received notions of International Relations theory about a central tradition – Realism – Molloy demonstrates how a belief in a mode of theorization has distorted Realism, forcing the theory of power politics in IR into a paradigmatic strait-jacket that is simply inadequate and inappropriate to the task of encompassing its diversity.
The Hidden History of Realism
The Great American Makeover is a collection of essays that explore the American makeover mythos that has been recently repackaged in the form of popular makeover television programs such as Extreme Makeover, The Swan, Supernanny, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
The Great American Makeover