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Toward a Liberalism
Richard Flathman
In Toward a Liberalism, Richard Flathman shows why and how political theory can contribute to the quality of moral and political practice without violating, as empiricist- and idealist-based theories tend to do, liberal commitments to individuality and plurality. Exploring the tense but inevitable relationship between liberalism and authority...



Rebel Power
Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win
Peter Krause
Many of the world's states are the result of robust national movements that achieved independence. Many other national movements have failed in their attempts to achieve statehood, including the Basques, the Kurds, and the Palestinians. In Rebel Power, Peter Krause offers a powerful new theory to explain this...



How States Pay for Wars
Rosella Cappella Zielinski
In How States Pay for Wars, Rosella Cappella Zielinski clarifies several critical dynamics lying at the nexus of financial and military...



Priests of Prosperity
How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World
Juliet Johnson
Priests of Prosperity explores the unsung revolutionary campaign to transform postcommunist central banks from command-economy cash cows into Western-style monetary...



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...



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...



War, States, and Contention
A Comparative Historical Study
Sidney Tarrow, Sidney G. 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...



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...



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...



The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma
Why Election Observation Became an International Norm
Susan D. Hyde
Examining whether election monitoring is an effective way to promote democracy or simply a means to legitimize electoral...



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