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Nested Security
Lessons in Conflict Management from the League of Nations and the European Union
Erin K. Jenne
In Nested Security, Erin K. Jenne asserts that international conflict management is almost never a straightforward case of success or failure. Instead, external mediators may reduce communal tensions at one point but utterly fail at another point, even if the incentives for conflict remain unchanged.



Nationalist Passions
Stuart J. Kaufman
Nationalist Passions poses a stark challenge to extreme rationalist understandings of political conflict. Stuart J. Kaufman elaborates a compelling theory of ethnic politics to explain why ethnic violence erupts in some contexts and how peace is maintained in others.



War, States, and Contention
A Comparative Historical Study
Sidney Tarrow
In War, States, and Contention, Sidney Tarrow shows how movements from strikes and street protests to riots and civil disobedience to revolution sometimes trigger, animate, and guide the course of war and how they sometimes rise during war and in war's wake to change regimes or even overthrow states.



Chinese Workers in Comparative Perspective
Anita Chan argues that Chinese labor is too often viewed from a prism of exceptionalism and too rarely examined comparatively, even though valuable insights can be derived by analyzing China’s workforce and labor relations side by side with the systems of other nations.



Working through the Past
Labor and Authoritarian Legacies in Comparative Perspective
The contributors to this volume highlight the critical role that authoritarian legacies play in shaping labor politics in new democracies, providing the first cross-regional analysis of the impact of authoritarianism on labor.



Making and Unmaking Nations
War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa
Scott Straus
In Making and Unmaking Nations, Scott Straus seeks to explain why and how genocide takes place—and, perhaps more important, how it has been avoided in places where it may have seemed likely or even inevitable.



Two Crises, Different Outcomes
East Asia and Global Finance
This volume examines East Asian policy reactions to the global financial crisis of 2008–9 and the Asian financial crisis of 1997–98.



The Wages of Oil
Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE
Michael Herb
Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies by contrasting Kuwait and the UAE.



Corruption as a Last Resort
Adapting to the Market in Central Asia
Kelly M. McMann
Using evidence from her long-term research in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Kelly M. McMann traces the situations that drive individuals to illicitly seek employment and loans from government officials.



Diplomacy's Value
Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East
Brian C. Rathbun
Brian C. Rathbun sets forth a comprehensive theory of diplomacy, based on his understanding that political leaders have distinct diplomatic styles—coercive bargaining, reasoned dialogue, and pragmatic statecraft.



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