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Business and the State in Developing Countries
Much of the debate about development in the past decade pitted proponents of unfettered markets against advocates of developmental states. Yet, in many developing countries what best explains variations in economic performance is not markets or states...
Nationalism, Liberalism, and Progress
The Rise and Decline of Nationalism
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...
Why Syria Goes to War
Thirty Years of Confrontation
Rejecting conventional explanations for Syrian foreign policy, which emphasize the personalities and attitudes of leaders, cultural factors peculiar to Arab societies, or the machinations of the great powers, Fred H. Lawson describes key shifts in...
National Interests in International Society
How do states know what they want? Asking how interests are defined and how changes in them are accommodated, Martha Finnemore shows the fruitfulness of a constructivist approach to international politics. She draws on insights from sociological...
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...
"Rich Nation, Strong Army"
National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan
Winners and Losers
How Sectors Shape the Developmental Prospects of States
Protecting the Environment in a Stateless Society
How can the global environment be safeguarded in the absence of a world government? In the vanguard of efforts to address this critical question, Oran R. Young draws on environmental issues to explore the nature of international governance. Young's...
Ideas and Foreign Policy
Beliefs, Institutions, and Political Change