Political Psychology in International Relations

Author: Rose McDermott
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472022625
Release Date: 2009-12-22
Genre: Political Science

This outstanding book is the first to decisively define the relationship between political psychology and international relations. Written in a style accessible to undergraduates as well as specialists, McDermott's book makes an eloquent case for the importance of psychology to our understanding of global politics. In the wake of September 11, the American public has been besieged with claims that politics is driven by personality. Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Kim Chong-Il, Ayatollah Khameinei-America's political rogues' gallery is populated by individuals whose need for recognition supposedly drives their actions on the world stage. How does personality actually drive politics? And how is personality, in turn, formed by political environment? Political Psychology in International Relations provides students and scholars with the analytical tools they need to answer these pressing questions, and to assess their implications for policy in a real and sometimes dangerous world.

Modern World

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Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105014877836
Release Date: 1967
Genre: World politics


Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2009

Author: David Mutimer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442630864
Release Date: 2015-12-05
Genre: Political Science

The 2009 instalment of the Review covers the continuation of 2008's economic and political crises from the end of Parliament's first prorogation at the beginning of the year to the start of its unprecedented second prorogation at the end.

Politics in the Developing World

Author: Peter Burnell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198737438
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre:

An impressive line-up of international contributors provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to politics in the developing world. The first four parts explore the theoretical approaches, the changing nature and role of the state, and the major policy issues that confront alldeveloping countries. The final parts set out a diverse range of country case studies, representing all the main geographical regions. These country case studies illustrate the themes introduced in the thematic chapters and highlight the developing world as a place of diversity and rapidtransformations. Readers are provided with the tools to appreciate the perspectives of developing countries. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to address topical issues and themes, including refugee movements; the rise of the so-called Islamic State; organised crime; gender; the role of new forms of communication in political mobilization; and the replacement of Millennium Development Goals bySustainable Development Goals. Two new country case studies have been added: Syria and the Sudan. The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre with the following student resources:* Additional country case studies to encourage students to consider the political situations in different developing countries* A flashcard glossary to allow students to test their knowledge of important concepts* Study questions encourage readers to think critically about each chapter* Web links encourage students to go beyond the textbook and read more widely.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs

Author: David Mutimer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802088031
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Genre: Political Science

Long praised for its accuracy, readability, and insight, the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs offers a synoptic appraisal of the year's developments in Canadian politics. 1997 was a year of political and economic stability in Canada, and the Federal government was on the verge of a balanced budget. Inflation seemed to have been tamed, and the leading economic policy question was how the expected surpluses should be spent. The primary focuses of the surprise Federal general election campaign, held in 1997 despite Prime Minister Jean Chétien having 16 months left in his mandate, were on the government's economic record and national unity. The election caused some controversy in Manitoba simply by proceeding, as the province was preoccupied by the worst flooding in more than a century. In Alberta, Premier Ralph Klein also faced the voters again. The low point of the year came when Vancouver played host to an international summit that sparked an outcry over the RCMP's use of pepper-spray on demonstrators. However, 1997 was also the year that Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy successfully challenged world leaders to negotiate a treaty to ban the manufacture and use of anti-personnel landmines, and was able to welcome 122 nations to sign the Ottawa Convention.

Black Power

Author: Stokely Carmichael
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679743132
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Social Science

An explanation of the ideology and desired political framework of the Black Power movement in America

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2008

Author: David Mutimer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442620223
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Political Science

The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs is an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important national events and considers their significance in local and international contexts. This latest instalment reviews one of the most dramatic years in recent Canadian political history. While the country seemed solid both politically and economically at the beginning of 2008, by late summer trouble in the financial markets left banks and other financial institutions around the world on the brink of collapse. As the situation unfolded, Prime Minister Harper violated the spirit of his fixed election law and called a snap election, sensing the prospect of a Conservative majority. When the election returned another minority, Canada was plunged into a constitutional crisis that rivalled, if not surpassed, the King-Byng affair of 1926. The 2008 volume of the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs covers both these crises, as well as foreign, provincial, First Nations, and municipal affairs.

Political and Military Sociology an Annual Review

Author: Jonathan Swarts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351499057
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Social Science

The latest volume of the Political and Military Sociology annual review features empirical research on topics that focus on security, military training, culture, and the challenges of bureaucracy, law, and violence in democracies. The articles cover an impressive geographic range from Europe to Africa and to the Middle East.Two essays address threats to democratic polities by corrupt governmental and legal institutions and by electoral violence and intimidation. The first argues that a culture of "dualism" in Greece helps produce problems. The second analyzes the power of military student fraternities in Nigeria, arguing that democracy is threatened by these organizations.Two contributors then address the security and military challenges in Iraq. The first argues that successful military advisors must play dual roles as both peacekeeper-diplomats and warriors. The second poses that Iraqi government policies privileging the Shia population have alienated other groups?and helped support for groups such as ISIS. The final essay analyzes the acculturation of new soldiers to Zimbabwean military life through the training experiences of recruits.The volume also includes reviews of recent books on military and security matters.

Political and Military Sociology An Annual Review

Author: Neovi M. Karakatsanis
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412863896
Release Date: 2016-10-31
Genre: Social Science

The latest volume of the Political and Military Sociology annual review features empirical research on topics that focus on security, military training, culture, and the challenges of bureaucracy, law, and violence in democracies. The articles cover an impressive geographic range from Europe to Africa and to the Middle East. Two essays address threats to democratic polities by corrupt governmental and legal institutions and by electoral violence and intimidation. The first argues that a culture of “dualism” in Greece helps produce problems. The second analyzes the power of military student fraternities in Nigeria, arguing that democracy is threatened by these organizations. Two contributors then address the security and military challenges in Iraq. The first argues that successful military advisors must play dual roles as both peacekeeper-diplomats and warriors. The second poses that Iraqi government policies privileging the Shia population have alienated other groups—and helped support for groups such as ISIS. The final essay analyzes the acculturation of new soldiers to Zimbabwean military life through the training experiences of recruits. The volume also includes reviews of recent books on military and security matters.

Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 1993

Author: David Leyton-Brown
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802047017
Release Date: 1999-12-01
Genre: History

Featuring essays on parliament and politics, Ottawa and the provinces, and external affairs, the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs provides a comprehensive account of the year's events.

Political and Military Sociology

Author: Jonathan Swarts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351499200
Release Date: 2017-09-04
Genre: Political Science

Political and Military Sociology continues a mission of publishing cutting-edge research on some of the most important issues in civil-military relations. In this inaugural volume of the new annual publication, Won-Taek Kang tackles the issue of nostalgia for Park Chung Hee in South Korea, and analyzes why many South Koreans today appear to miss the deceased dictator. Ryan Kelty, Todd Woodruff, and David R. Segal focus on the role identity of U.S. combat soldiers as they balance competing demands made by the military profession, on the one hand, and solders' family and personal relations, on the other.D. Michael Lindsay considers the impact that social contact has on military and civilian participants in the elite White House Fellowship program, and analyzes how social contact affects the confidence in the U.S. military that civilian fellows later show. Analyzing letters to the editor of a local newspaper, Chris M. Messer and Thomas E. Shriver consider how community activists attempt to frame the issue of environmental degradation in the context of a local dispute over the storage of radioactive waste. David Pion-Berlin, Antonio Uges, Jr., and Diego Esparza analyze the recent emergence of websites run by Latin American militaries, and consider why these militaries choose to advertise their activities on the Internet.Political and Military Sociology also includes reviews of important new books in civil-military relations, political science, and military sociology. Included here are discussions of books about U.S. war crimes in Vietnam, civil-military relations in contemporary China, the structural transformation of the U.S. Army, Japanese security policy, American treatment of POWs, the Bonus March, and the GI Bill.The series will be of broad interest to scholars of civil-military relations, political science, and political sociology. It will continue the tradition of peer review that has guaranteed it a place of importance among research publications in this area.