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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...



Beyond Appeasement
Interpreting Interwar Peace Movements in World Politics
Cecelia Lynch
The interwar peace movements were, according to conventional interpretations, naive and ineffective. More seriously, the standard histories have also held that they severely weakened national efforts to resist Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia...



Rethinking the World
Great Power Strategies and International Order
Jeffrey W. Legro
Stunning shifts in the worldviews of states mark the modern history of international affairs: how do societies think about—and rethink—international order and security? Japan's "opening," German conquest, American internationalism, Maoist...



Final Solutions
Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century
Benjamin A. Valentino
Benjamin A. Valentino finds that ethnic hatreds or discrimination, undemocratic systems of government, and dysfunctions in society play a much smaller role in mass killing and genocide than is commonly assumed. He shows that the impetus for mass...



Related Lives
Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450–1750
Jodi Bilinkoff
In early modern Catholic Europe and its colonies priests frequently developed close relationships with pious women, serving as their spiritual directors during their lives, and their biographers after their deaths. In this richly illustrated book...



The Roots of Evil
John Kekes
Evil is the most serious of our moral problems.



Ending Empire
Contested Sovereignty and Territorial Partition
Hendrik Spruyt
At the dawn of the twentieth century, imperial powers controlled most of the globe. Within a few decades after World War II, many of the great empires had dissolved, and more recently, multinational polities have similarly disbanded. This process of...



The Papacy and the New World Order
Vatican Diplomacy, Catholic Opinion and International Politics at the Time of Leo XIII (1878–1903)
Vincent Viaene



The Jew and the Other
Esther Benbassa, Jean-Christophe Attias
Esther Benbassa and Jean-Christophe Attias show that alterity is a useful and morally compelling notion with which to structure Judaism's historically specific and politically charged encounters with deity, femininity, Christianity, and Islam.



The Wars Within
Peoples and States in Conflict
Robin M. Williams
In The Wars Within, Robin M. Williams Jr. brings together decades of thought about ethnic conflicts in an effort to better understand their dynamics and to lessen their disastrous consequences. Williams presents a worldwide perspective, conscious that...



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