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The Just City
Susan S. Fainstein
Susan Fainstein's concept of the "just city" encourages planners and policymakers to embrace a different approach to urban development, combining progressive city planners' earlier focus on equity and material well-being with considerations of diversity.



Justice Contained
Law and Politics in the European Union
Lisa Conant
In this probing analysis of the European Union's transnational legal system, Lisa Conant explores the interaction between law and politics. In particular, she challenges the widely held view that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has, through bold...



Machiavelli's Children
Leaders and Their Legacies in Italy and Japan
Richard J. Samuels
Two late-developing nations, Japan and Italy, similarly obsessed with achieving modernity and with joining the ranks of the great powers, have traveled parallel courses with very different national identities.



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 placeā€”and, perhaps more important, how it has been avoided in places where it may have seemed likely or even inevitable.



Mobilizing Restraint
Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia
Emmanuel Teitelbaum
In Mobilizing Restraint, Emmanuel Teitelbaum argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, democracies are better at managing industrial conflict than authoritarian regimes.



Myths of Empire
Domestic Politics and International Ambition
Jack Snyder
Overextension is the common pitfall of empires. Jack Snyder identifies recurrent myths of empire, describes the varieties of overextension to which they lead, and criticizes the traditional explanations offered by historians and political scientists.



National Diversity and Global Capitalism
How does globalization change national economies and politics? Are rising levels of trade, capital flows, new communication technologies, and deregulation forcing all societies to converge toward the same structures of production and distribution...



Nationalism, Liberalism, and Progress
The Rise and Decline of Nationalism
Ernst B. Haas
Has global liberalism made the nation-state obsolete? Or, on the contrary, are primordial nationalist hatreds overwhelming cosmopolitanism? To assert either theme without serious qualification, according to Ernst B. Haas, is historically simplistic...



Nationalism, Liberalism, and Progress
The Dismal Fate of New Nations
Ernst B. Haas
Far from being an inevitably aggressive and destructive force, nationalism is, for Ernst B. Haas, the primary means of bringing coherence to modernizing societies. In the second volume of his magisterial exploration of this topic, Haas emphasizes the...



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.



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