Faculty Books The False Promise of Superiority January 11, 2023 In The False Promise of Superiority, James H. Lebovic argues that the US' nuclear approach in the Cold War was fraught with peril and remains so today. Opening Up by Cracking Down October 6, 2022 Adam Dean's Opening Up by Cracking Down explains how democratic developing countries used labor repression to overcome labor union opposition to free trade. Catastrophic Success December 15, 2021 Alexander Downes book "Catastrophic Success" shows that regime change increases the likelihood of civil war and violent leader removal. Promoting Justice Across Borders: The Ethics of Reform Intervention October 15, 2021 Lucia Rafanelli, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, interrogates the nuanced ethics of reform intervention. Globalizing Patient Capital September 2, 2021 Stephen Kaplan, explores how China’s state-led capitalism affects national level governance. After Nationalism: Being American in an Age of Division June 2, 2021 Samuel Goldman's book "After Nationalism: Being American in an Age of Division" highlights the contemporary challenges to any national level social cohesion. The Party and the People: Chinese Politics in the 21st Century May 25, 2021 Bruce Dickson explores how the China's Communist party maintains control through both repressive tactics and surprising responsiveness to the public. Rights Claiming in South Korea April 1, 2021 Celeste Arrington edited this text which looks at the challenging process of obtaining rights protections in South Korea. Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in Southeast Asia December 12, 2020 David Shambaugh examines the competition between China and the United States, while also making predictions about their future relationship. Humanitarianism and Human Rights: A World of Differences? October 1, 2020 Michael Barnett's book "Humanitarianism and Human Rights: A World of Differences?" examines the relationship between human rights and humanitarianism. How Insurgency Begins: Rebel Group Formation in Uganda and Beyond September 2, 2020 Janet Lewis examines how rebel groups form through investigating how rumors circulating in places where rebel groups form influence perceptions. Curbing the Court: Why the Public Constrains Judicial Independence August 2, 2020 Brandon Bartels, professor of political science, and Christopher Johnston present a new theory of how citizens perceive the Supreme Court. The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century July 7, 2020 Michael E. Brown, professor of political science, looks at gender dynamics in relation to international and national security challenges. Politics for Profit: Business, Elections, and Policymaking in Russia June 2, 2020 David Szakonyi provides evidence that businessperson candidacy is a response to both weak political parties and economic competition. China and the World January 30, 2020 David Shambaugh explores China's contemporary roles in international affairs and foreign relations. Planning to Fail: The U.S. Wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan April 11, 2019 James Lebovic examines the United States’ failed efforts to intervene in wars around the globe since World War II. Of Privacy and Power: The Transatlantic Fight over Freedom and Security April 1, 2019 Henry Farrell investigates how the United States and the European Union have navigated their differing approaches to freedom and security. Developments in Russian Politics 9 March 1, 2019 Henry E. Hale, professor of political science and international affairs, contributes to a collection of essays from international experts on Russia. Electoral Rules and Democracy in Latin America April 27, 2018 Cynthia McClintock provides a rigorous assessment of the implications of runoff rules in presidential elections throughout many Latin American nations. God's Country: Christian Zionism in America March 21, 2018 Samuel Goldman combines original research with insights religion historians to craft a provocative narrative that chronicles Americans' attachment to Israel. America's Middlemen: Power at the Edge of Empire March 2, 2018 Eric Grynaviski examines how and why the U.S. government has formed alliances with militias tribes and rebels. Money for Votes: The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa October 2, 2017 Eric Kramon, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, looks at examples of politicians distributing money to voters during campaigns Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era May 2, 2016 Danny Hayes, associate professor of political science, co-authored this book which offers a unified argument for understanding gender in congressional elections The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East April 26, 2016 Marc Lynch, professor of political science and international affairs, illuminates how the hope-filled Arab uprisings morphed into dictatorships and civil wars. The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews March 15, 2016 Michael N. Barnett, professor of international affairs and political science, examines how American Jews envision their role in the world. China's Future March 1, 2016 David Shambaugh examines whether China will implement a new wave of transformational reforms that could make it the world's leading superpower. Accidental Activists: Victim Movements and Government Accountability in Japan and South Korea March 1, 2016 Celeste L. Arrington examines the politics of redress to understand why victims of government wrongdoing are not equally effective at obtaining redress. Urban Neighborhoods in a New Era: Revitalization Politics in the Postindustrial City September 1, 2015 Robert P. Stoker, professor of political science, co-edited this collection of studies by distinguished political scientists and urban planning scholars. Constructive Illusions August 21, 2014 Eric Grynaviski argues that when nations mistakenly believe they share a mutual understanding, international cooperation is more likely and more productive. Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom August 5, 2014 Elisabeth Anker argues that American politics is often influenced by melodrama narratives from cinema and literature. The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities February 18, 2013 Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Harris Mylonas explores the factors that drive states to assimilate, accommodate, or exclude groups. Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America January 28, 2013 Stephen Kaplan explores whether markets and democracy are compatible with a focus on the developing nations in Latin America. The Arab Uprising January 8, 2013 Marc Lynch highlights the new fault lines forming between forces of revolution and counter-revolution, and how it can affect American policy. When Victory Is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics March 15, 2012 Throughout the Arab community, Islamic political movements are becoming a part of the electoral process, evoking both enthusiastic and alarmed reactions.