Power and Interdependence

Author: Robert Owen Keohane,Joseph S. Nye

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780205082919

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

View: 8307


Click on www.mysearchlab.com to access thousands of academic journal articles, numerous periodicals, U.S. Census data, online libraries of primary and secondary sources, and daily news feeds. Step-by-step tutorials offer complete overviews of the entire writing and research process. To order this book with MySearchLab access at no extra charge, use ISBN 0-205-07488-X

Not by Bread Alone

Russian Foreign Policy Under Putin

Author: Robert Nalbandov

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1612347983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 648

View: 1894


Since its independence in 1991, Russia has struggled with the growing pains of defining its role in international politics. After Vladimir Putin ascended to power in 2000, the country undertook grandiose foreign policy projects in an attempt to delineate its place among the world's superpowers. With this in mind, Robert Nalbandov examines the milestones of Russia's international relations since the turn of the twenty-first century. He focuses on the specific goals, engagement practices, and tools used by Putin's administration to promote Russia's vital national and strategic interests in specific geographic locations. His findings illuminate Putin's foreign policy objective of reinstituting Russian global strategic dominance. Nalbandov argues that identity-based politics have dominated Putin's tenure and that Russia's east/west split is reflected in Asian-European politics. Nalbandov's analysis shows that unchecked domestic power, an almost exclusive application of hard power, and determined ambition for unabridged global influence and a defined place as a world superpower are the keys to Putin's Russia.

Intelligent Computing Systems

Emerging Application Areas

Author: George A. Tsihrintzis,Maria Virvou,Lakhmi C. Jain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662491796

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 5561


This book at hand explores emerging scientific and technological areas in which Intelligent Computing Systems provide efficient solutions and, thus, may play a role in the years to come. It demonstrates how Intelligent Computing Systems make use of computational methodologies that mimic nature-inspired processes to address real world problems of high complexity for which exact mathematical solutions, based on physical and statistical modelling, are intractable. Common intelligent computational methodologies are presented including artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms, artificial immune systems, fuzzy logic, swarm intelligence, artificial life, virtual worlds and hybrid methodologies based on combinations of the previous. The book will be useful to researchers, practitioners and graduate students dealing with mathematically-intractable problems. It is intended for both the expert/researcher in the field of Intelligent Computing Systems, as well as for the general reader in the fields of Artificial and Computational Intelligence who wishes to learn more about the field of Intelligent Computing Systems and its applications. An extensive list of bibliographic references at the end of each chapter guides the reader to probe further into application area of interest to him/her.

Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War

Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain

Author: Michael Yahuda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135009090

Category: Political Science

Page: 146

View: 391


Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete and cooperate with each other and the way they conduct their relations in the new era will play a big part in the evolution of the region as a whole. This textbook will explore in detail the ways in which politics has shaped the thinking about history and identity in both China and Japan and explain the role political leadership in each country has played in shaping their respective nationalisms. Michael Yahuda traces the evolution of the relationship over the two decades against the framework of a rising China gaining ground on a stagnant Japan and analyzes the politics of the economic interdependence between the two countries and their cooperation and competition in Southeast Asia and in its regional institutions. Concluding with an examination of the complexities of their strategic relations and an evaluation of the potentialities for conflict and co-existence between the two countries, this is an essential text for students and scholars of Sino-Japanese and East Asian International Relations

Understanding International Conflicts

An Introduction to Theory and History

Author: Joseph S. Nye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321472014

Category: International relations

Page: 301

View: 3458


Deftly balancing theory and history, Nye introduces the complex subject of international politics. He examines whether there is an enduring logic of conflict in world politics and addresses the issues of interdependence and power.

New directions in political science

responding to the challenges of an interdependent world

Author: Colin Hay

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 8783


Written by a team of leading scholars, this new text focuses on a range of key challenges posed by developments in twenty-first century politics to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of current thinking and future directions in political science and international relations.

The Protestant Advocate

Or, a Review of Publications Relating to the Roman Catholic Question, and Repertory of Protestant Intelligence

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780371707494

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 1887



World Politics, Annual Editions

Author: Helen E. Purkitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072433012

Category: World politics

Page: 240

View: 7835


Completely revised each year, this anthology contains articles addressing international political economy, North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia and the Former Soviet States, The Pacific Basin, The Middle East and Africa, and international organizations and global issues. This reader is complemented by a free student Web site, Dushkin Online, which provides links to related Web sites and study support tools.(www.dushkin.com/online/)