Defense by Other Means

The Politics of US-NIS Threat Reduction and Nuclear Security Cooperation

Author: Jason D. Ellis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275969400

Category: History

Page: 221

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Provides a timely and authoritative analysis of the Cooperative Threat Reduction program.

International Politics and Security in Korea

Author: Jungsup Kim

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782542841

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 6572


This comprehensive book explains that while world politics has entered the post-Cold War era since the late 1980s, the Korean peninsula has not. Diplomatic relations have yet to be established between North Korea, the US and Japan, while conventional military confrontation has persisted. Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme has further increased tensions and the possibility of war has frequently been considered--Publisher.

Women in Foreign Policy

The Insiders

Author: Nancy E. McGlen,Meredith Reid Sarkees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042967810X

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Originally published in 1993, this title provides a unique insight into the challenges faced by the women who shaped United States foreign policy at the time. The authors examine the "Gender Gap" in beliefs between men and women in the State and Defense departments. Highlighted by interviews with ten leading women in the field – including Jeane Kirkpatrick and Rozanne Ridgway, then the two highest ranking women in foreign policy – the book provides an intimate glimpse into the making of foreign policy during the Reagan administration. Based on 79 interviews with women and men senior executives in the departments of State and Defense, this title poses a number of key questions. Who are the women in the State and Defense Departments, and how do their background and lifestyle choices compare with those of their male colleagues? What problems do they confront in an attempt to influence policy in the international arena? Do the women on the inside make a difference in how policy is formulated or how the departments are managed? Are women by nature more peaceful than men? Will they alter the face of foreign policy? Or are they more likely to hold the same views as men? This title provided an important insight into these questions, and would have been provocative reading at the time of publication.

The Influence of Small States on Superpowers

Jamaica and U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Richard L. Bernal

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498508170

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

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The success of Jamaica’s impact on U.S. foreign policy proves that it is possible for a small, developing country to influence a superpower. Issues and experiences that are documented and analyzed in this book illustrate the issues of critical importance concerning the relations between large, powerful countries and small states.

The Art of Policymaking

Tools, Techniques and Processes in the Modern Executive Branch

Author: George E. Shambaugh IV,Paul J. Weinstein Jr.

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483385531

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 4064


The Art of Policymaking: Tools, Techniques and Processes in the Modern Executive Branch, Second Edition is a practical introduction to the specific tools, techniques, and processes used to create policy in the executive branch of the U.S. government. George E. Shambaugh, IV and Paul Weinstein, Jr. explain how government officials craft policy, manage the policymaking process, and communicate those policies to stakeholders and the public at large. The authors draw on both their academic and government experience to provide real-world advice on writing memos, preparing polling questions, and navigating the clearance process. An abundance of case studies show how actual policies are developed and how and why policies and processes differ across administrations. Practice scenarios allow students to apply the tools and techniques they have learned by working through both domestic and foreign policy situations.

Understanding Conflict and Violence

Theoretical and Interdisciplinary Approaches

Author: Tim Jacoby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134224249

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 1485


This book examines and interprets a wide range of approaches to the causes of violence and conflict. The causes of violence and conflict are often left untheorized, or they are discussed as an existent problem assumed to be an inevitable part of human interaction. Adopting an accessible approach, this volume presents readers with a clear understanding of the causes of violence and conflict by highlighting their evolutionary roots and illustrating them with in-depth case studies and examples. Tim Jacoby addresses the fragmented nature of the literature on conflict theory by drawing upon a wide range of disciplinary traditions, seeking to reflect the fact that international relations, history, economics, development, politics and sociology all share a long-standing interest in the study of conflict and violence and that common concerns make interdisciplinary stimulating and productive. Understanding Conflict & Violence will be of interest to students and scholars across the disciplines of international relations, history, economics, development, politics and sociology.

US National Security

Policymakers, Processes, and Politics

Author: Sam Charles Sarkesian,John Allen Williams,Stephen J. Cimbala

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588264169

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 4892


Completely revised throughout, this fourth edition reflects the new strategic landscape as it has evolved in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. It includes issues such as US military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, the focus on homeland security, and the impact of the Bush Doctrine.