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Warring Friends
Alliance Restraint in International Politics
Jeremy Pressman
Pressman draws on and critiques realist, normative, and institutionalist understandings of how alliance decisions are made.



Targeting Civilians in War
Alexander B. Downes
Accidental harm to civilians in warfare often becomes an occasion for public outrage, from citizens of both the victimized and the victimizing nation. In this vitally important book on a topic of acute concern for anyone interested in military...



Base Politics
Democratic Change and the U.S. Military Overseas
Alexander Cooley
Cooley examines how domestic politics in different host countries, especially in periods of democratic transition, affect the status of U.S. bases and the degree to which the U.S. military has become a part of their local and national landscapes.



Occupational Hazards
Success and Failure in Military Occupation
David M. Edelstein
Edelstein elucidates the occasional successes of military occupations and their more frequent failures through 26 cases since 1815 in which an outside power seized control of a territory where the occupying party had no long-term claim on sovereignty.



Peacebuilding in the Balkans
The View from the Ground Floor
Paula M. Pickering
Challenges the conventional wisdom that common people are merely passive recipients of peacebuilding projects.



Corporate Warriors
The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry
P.W. Singer
Some have claimed that "War is too important to be left to the generals," but P. W. Singer asks "What about the business executives?" Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that...



The Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789–1989
Mark L. Haas
How do leaders perceive threat levels in world politics, and what effects do those perceptions have on policy choices? Mark L. Haas focuses on how ideology shapes perception. He does not delineate the content of particular ideologies, but rather the...



After the Peace
Loyalist Paramilitaries in Post-Accord Northern Ireland
Carolyn Gallaher
After the Peace brings the story of Loyalist paramilitaries up to date and sheds light on the residual violence that persists in the post-accord era.



Calculating Credibility
How Leaders Assess Military Threats
Daryl G. Press
Calculating Credibility examines—and ultimately rejects—a fundamental belief held by laypeople and the makers of American foreign policy: the notion that backing down during a crisis reduces a country's future credibility. Fear of diminished...



Alliance Politics
Glenn H. Snyder
Glenn H. Snyder creates a theory of alliances by deductive reasoning about the international system, by integrating ideas from neorealism, coalition formation, bargaining, and game theory, and by empirical generalization from international history...



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