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American Power after the Financial Crisis
Jonathan Kirshner
Jonathan Kirshner explains how the crisis altered the international balance of power, affecting the patterns and pulse of world politics.



The American Way of Bombing
Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones
This volume brings together prominent military historians, practitioners, civilian and military legal experts, political scientists, philosophers, and anthropologists to explore the evolution of ethical and legal norms governing air warfare.



American Biodefense
How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security
Frank L. Smith
Frank L. Smith III addresses the puzzling and largely untold story about why the U.S. military has neglected research, development, acquisition, and doctrine for biodefense.



Constructive Illusions
Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation
Eric Grynaviski
Eric Grynaviski challenges this conventional wisdom by arguing that when nations wrongly believe they share a mutual understanding, international cooperation is actually more likely, and more productive, than if they had a genuine understanding of each other's position.



Restraint
A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy
Barry R. Posen
The United States, Barry R. Posen argues, has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. In contrast to the failures and unexpected problems that have stemmed from America's consistent overreaching, Posen makes an urgent argument for restraint in the future use of U.S. military strength.



Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization
Lessons from Empowerment Zones
Michael J. Rich, Robert P. Stoker
Michael J. Rich and Robert P. Stoker confront the puzzle of why the outcomes achieved by the original Empowerment Zones varied so widely.



Fighting Westway
Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City
William W. Buzbee
This informative narrative of environmental, political, and legal conflict describes what really happened during the battles over the Westway highway project, providing a new understanding of how modern legal frameworks shape high stakes regulatory wars.



Delivering the People's Message
The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate
Julia R. Azari
Julia R. Azari finds that when the presidency enjoys high public esteem and party polarization is low, mandate rhetoric is less frequent and employs broad themes.



America Inc.?
Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State
Linda Weiss
Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. capacity for transformative innovation to the strength of its national security state, a complex of agencies, programs, and hybrid arrangements that has developed around the institution of permanent defense preparedness and the pursuit of technological supremacy.



41
Inside the Presidency of George H. W. Bush
This book draws on interviews with senior White House and Cabinet officials conducted under the auspices of the Bush Oral History Project to provide a multidimensional portrait of the first President Bush and his administration.



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