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Mexico : what everyone needs to know
Camp, Roderic A
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
Baker Berry JL1281 .C339 2017

Candidates and voters : ideology, valence, and representation in US elections
Stone, Walter J., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Candidates, voting choice and election outcomes -- Design and data : district informants and the study of congressional elections -- Polarization in congressional elections since 1952 -- Ideological proximity, valence, and voter choice -- Correct voting on proximity and valence -- Anticipated reactions and challenger entry -- The proximity and valence rules in district voting -- District ideological representation -- Getting it right? : valence and ideology in district representation.
Baker Berry JK1967 .S777 2017

Experiments in public management research : challenges and contributions
edited by Oliver James, Sebastian R. Jilke, Gregg G. Van Ryzin
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction : experiments in public management research / Oliver James, Sebastian Jilke and Gregg Van Ryzin -- A systematic review of experimental studies in public management journals / Huafang Li and Gregg and Van Ryzin -- Experiments and the classical roots of public administration : comments on the potential utility of experiments for contemporary public management / Kenneth Meier and Kendall Funk -- Causal inference and the design and analysis of experiments / Oliver James, Sebastian Jilke and gregg Van Ryzin -- Field experiments in public management / Oliver James, Peter John and Alice Moseley -- Survey experiments for public management research / Sebastian Jilke and Gregg Van Ryzin -- Laboratory experiments : their potential for public management research / Markus Tepe and Christine Prokop -- Work motivation / Nicola Belle and Paola Cantarelli -- Experimenting with leadership in public organisations / Lotte Andersen, Louise Bro, Anne Bollingtoft and Jacob Ladenburg -- Prospects for experimental approaches to research on bureaucratic red tape / Sanjay Pandey, Sheela Pandey and Gregg Van Ryzin -- Managerial use of performance data by bureaucrats and politicians / Donald Moynihan, Poul Nielsen and Alexander Kroll -- Citizens and public performance measures : making sense of performance -- Information / Oliver James and Asmus Olsen -- Public sector transparency / Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen, Ulrike Weske, Robin Bouwman and Lars Tummers -- Representative bureaucracy : an experimental approach / Gregg Van Ryzin and -- Norma riccucci -- Coproduction of public services / Simon Andersen, Morten Jakobsen, Soren Serritzlew, and Mette Thomsen -- Expectations and satisfaction with public services / Jue Young Mok, Oliver James -- And gregg van ryzin -- Citizen and users' responses to public service failure : experimentation about -- Blame, exit and voice / James and Sebastian Jilke -- Assessing public support for government policy : comparing experimental and -- Attitudinal approaches / Scott Robinson, James Stoutenborough and Arnold Vedlitz -- Legislative oversight of the bureaucracy : insights from formal modeling and -- Experimental testing / Susumu Shikano, Michael Stoffel and Markus Tepe -- Experimental research for nonprofit management : charitable giving and fundraising / Mirae Kim, Dyana Mason and Huafang Li -- Replication of experimental research : implications for the study of public -- Management / Richard Walker, M. Jin Lee and Oliver James -- The experimental turn in public management : how methodological preferences -- Drive substantive choices / Steven Van de Walle -- Changing how government works : the transformative potential of an -- Experimental public management / Peter John -- Conclusions : towards an experimental public management? / Oliver James -- Sebastian jilke and gregg van ryzin.
Baker Berry JF1338.A2 E93 2017

Nation and aesthetics : on Kant and Freud
Karatani, Kōjin, 1941- author
New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Empire and nation: an introduction -- Transcritique on Kant and Freud -- History as museum: Okakura Kakuzō and Ernest Fenollosa -- The utility of aesthetics: after Orientalism -- Nation-state and linguistics -- Geopolitics of the character: Japan-psycho-analysis -- Afterword to the Japanese edition.

How can a world republic be possible? This is the question the renowned philosopher Kōjin Karatani has been trying to answer ever since the end of the Soviet Union. Nation and Aesthetics, a collection of essays written over a decade of thought and research, offers a singular attempt to examine the ambiguous nature of nationalism and the nation by examining them through discussions of art and language. Karatani grasps the modern social formation as a nexus of three different "modes of exchange," namely capital-nation-state. Drawing on Kant, Karatani regards the nation as an aesthetic object and offers a new perspective on how nations of people, governing states, and the economic system of capitalism have been interwoven since their modern origins. In this wide-ranging text, with chapters on Okakura and Fenollosa, Kant and Freud, and through discussions of art, language, and religion, Karatani advances new possibilities for a global modernity, one removed from the exchanges required by the capital-nation-state trinity. The key, Karatani argues, lies also in the thought of Kant, a cosmopolitan and an advocate of a world republic. This volume, deftly translated by Jonathan E. Abel, Darwin H. Tsen, and Hiroki Yoshikuni, offers an analysis of nationalism that provides an explanation of and ways to counter current nationalistic and imperialistic tendencies, and should be welcomed by readers across the globe in the humanities and social sciences. -- from dust jacket.
Baker Berry JC311 .K3713 2017

Brexit, no exit : why (in the end) Britain won't leave Europe
MacShane, Denis, author
London : I.B. Tauris, 2017
Baker Berry JF497.G7 M327 2017

Liberalism as utopia : the rise and fall of legal rule in post-colonial Mexico, 1820-1900
Schaefer, Timo H., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction -- Mestizo towns -- Family and legal order -- Haciendas -- Indigenous towns -- Dictatorship -- conclusion : law and exception in the making of modern Mexico.

"Liberalism as Utopia challenges widespread perceptions about the weakness of Mexico's nineteenth-century state. Schaefer argues that after the War of Independence non- elite Mexicans - peasants, day laborers, artisans, local merchants - pioneered an egalitarian form of legal rule by serving in the town governments and civic militias that became the local faces of the state's coercive authority. These institutions were effective because they embodied patriarchal norms of labor and care for the family that were premised on the legal equality of male, adult citizens"--
Baker Berry JS2107 .S33 2017

Los retos de la Venezuela del siglo XXI : temas para la agenda del futuro : informe del Capítulo Venezolano del Club de Roma
compilador, Karl Krispin
Caracas, Venezuela : O.T. Editores, 2016
Presentación / Karl Krispin -- Socialismo del siglo XXI y su visión sobre la propiedad productiva privada. Evolución de las relaciones económicas público-privadas entre 1999-2015 y Ios retos que plantea / Anabella Abadi -- Nuevas y viejas tiranías / Colette Capriles -- Necesidad imperiosa: dejar atrás el antagonismo / José Vicente Carrasquero -- De la pequeña Venecia a la Venezuela posible / José Luis Cordeiro -- Gastronomía en Venezuela / Sasha Correa, Ivanova Decán Gambús -- Los retos de Venezuela para alcanzar su desarrollo sustentable / Arnoldo José Gabaldón -- Notas sobre innovación, tecnología y educación, en la procura del sigio XXI / Carlos Genatios -- Venezuela, la América Latina y el mundo global / Fernando Gerbasi -- El presente desde el futuro del pasado / María Elena González Deluca -- Los retos para alcanzar la Cobertura Universal de Salud / Marino J. González R. -- El aporte de la cultura a la reconciliación y a la cohesión social / Víctor Guédez -- Las relaciones comerciales, el Derecho Mercantil y sus proyecciones hacia el futuro / Luis Andrés Guerrero Rosales -- Los retos culturales de la instauración de la república democrática, civil y pluralista / Gisela Kozak -- De la modernidad a la premodernidad. Auge y naufragio de las definiciones nacionales / Karl Krispin -- Venezuela: ¿un caso de "autoritarismo competitivo"? Aproximación a una caracterización del sistema político venezolano en la era chavista / John Magdaleno -- La vulnerabilidad democrática / Humberto Njaim -- La voz de la diáspora: el inédito fenómeno migratorio y su participación en la reconstruccién del país / Tomás Páez -- El sector privado y la empresa en el siglo XXI ¿Cogestión con el Estado o subordinación ante el Estado? / Antonio Paiva Reinoso -- ¿Cómo nos comunicaremos en el siglo XXI? Tecnología y diálogo, redes sociales. ¿Está asegurada la libertad? / Roger Santodomingo -- Las políticas públicas y la ley: el estado del Estado / Nelson J. Socorro C. -- Una visión estratégica para la gobernabilidad de la desigualdad social en Venezuela / Oscar Vallés.

El Capítulo Venezolano del Club de Roma fue fundado en 1994. Veintidós años de existencia dan cuenta de una "no" organización compuesta por personas de diversas disciplinas y posiciones ideológicas, cuya razón de ser ha sido apoyar desde Venezuela los propósitos del Club de Roma y contribuir al conocimiento y comprensión de los problemas de la sociedad moderna con visión a largo plazo. El Capítulo de alguna forma ha sido el reflejo de la Venezuela plural con sentido de inclusión, que acoge y celebra lo múltiple. Ha sido presidido a lo largo de estos años por Mercedes Pulido de Briceño, María Ramírez Ribes, Arnoldo José Gabaldón y Heinz Sonntag. Los miembros de su junta directiva han representado igualmente lo mejor del pensamiento académico e intelectual del país y se han fijado repetir entre nosotros el espíritu de acción del Club de Roma: pensar globalmente y actuar localmente.
Baker Berry JL3831 .R48 2016

Liberalism with excellence
Kramer, Matthew H., 1959- author
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2017
Part I. Introduction -- Toward the redirection of a longstanding controversy -- Part II. Liberal neutralism -- One cheer for edificatory perfectionism: An arm's-length defense of edificatory perfectionism against some Rawlsian objections -- The illusion of neutrality: Abortion and the foundations of justice -- Too much from too little: A critique of Gerald Gaus's libertarian neutralism -- Part III. Edificatory perfectionism -- Edifactory perfectionism and the quality of freedom -- The Quidnunc mentality of edifactory perfectionism -- Part IV. Aspirational perfectionism -- Self-respect in Rawl's liberalism -- Perfectionism in the service of justice -- The implementation and import of aspirational perfectionism.

During the past several decades, political philosophers have frequently clashed with one another over the question whether governments are morally required to remain neutral among reasonable conceptions of excellence and human flourishing. On the one hand, the book rejects the requirement of neutrality by contending that certain subsidies for the promotion of excellence in sundry areas of human endeavour can be proper and vital uses of resources by governments. Advocating such departures from the constraint of neutrality, the book presents a version of liberalism that can rightly be classified as 'perfectionist'.0On the other hand, the species of perfectionism espoused in Liberalism with Excellence diverges markedly from the theories that have usually been so classified. Indeed, much of the book assails various aspects of those theories. What is more, the aspirational perfectionism elaborated in the closing chapters of the volume is reconcilable in most key respects with a suitably amplified version of 'Rawlsianism'. Hence, by reconceiving both the perfectionist side and the neutralist side of the prevailing disputation, 'Liberalism with excellence' combines and transforms their respective insights.
Baker Berry JC574 .K73 2017

Soldiers, politicians, and civilians reforming civil-military relations in democratic Latin America
Pion-Berlin, David, author
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017
"Are interactions between soldiers, politicians, and civilians improving? Every nation has to come to grips with achieving a more enduring harmony between government, the armed forces, and society if it aspires to strengthen its democracy. While there is an abundance of studies on civil-military affairs, few examine all three of these actors, let alone establish any standards with which to assess whether progress is being made. This ambitious book devises a novel framework equipped with six dimensions, each of which opens a unique window into civil-military affairs, and which form a more integrated view of the subject. Those dimensions are accompanied by a set of benchmarks and metrics that assess progress and compare one country against another. The framework is applied to case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay, with the conviction that insights could be gleaned that may be relevant elsewhere. Ultimately, by unpacking the civil-military relation into its various dimensions, this study has shed light on what it takes to transform what was once a politically-minded military into an organization dedicated to serving a democratic state and society."--Back cover.
Baker Berry JL956.C58 P57 2017

Indicadores de seguridad humana : Unión Europea, América del Norte y Mercosur
Chanona Burguete, Alejandro, author
México, D.F. : Biblioteca Artes y Letras : 2015
Baker Berry JC571 .C53 2015

Europe's common security and defence policy : capacity-building, experiential learning, and institutional change
Smith, Michael E. 1965- author
[Cambridge, United Kingdom] : Cambridge University Press, [2017]
Introduction: institutional change and policy expansion in EU security policy -- Experiential institutional learning and the CSDP -- The first CSDP actions: taking over from the UN and NATO in the Balkans -- Independent military peacekeeping operations -- Civilian police and monitoring missions -- Rule of law and security sector reform missions -- The EU as a maritime actor: EUNAVFOR Somalia -- The CSDP and the comprehensive approach under the Lisbon Treaty -- Security, strategy, and the EU's global role.

The EU's emergence as an international security provider, under the first Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations in the Balkans in 2003, is a critical development in European integration. In this book, which relies on extensive interviews with CSDP officials, Michael E. Smith investigates how the challenge of launching new CSDP operations causes the EU to adapt itself in order to improve its performance in this realm, through the mechanism of experiential institutional learning. However, although this learning has helped to expand the overall range and complexity of the CSDP, the effectiveness of this policy tool still varies widely depending on the nature of individual operations. The analysis also calls in to question whether the CSDP, and the EU's broader structures under the 2009 Treaty of Lisbon, are fit for purpose in light of the EU's growing strategic ambitions and the various security challenges facing Europe in recent years. --
Baker Berry JZ6009.E85 S62 2017

Moral and political conceptions of human rights : implications for theory and practice
edited by Reidar Maliks (University of Oslo), Johan Karlsson Schaffer (University of Gothenburg)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2017
Baker Berry JC571 .M673 2017

Path to world peace : from hardship to realization
Uchida, Reiko, 1936-
Tokyo : Artvillage, [2010]
Baker Berry JZ5538 .U1713 2010

Should we change how we vote? : evaluating Canada's electoral system
edited by Andrew Potter, Daniel Weinstock, and Peter Loewen
Montreal ; Published for the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada by McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]
"During the 2015 federal election, the Liberal Party pledged that, if elected, they would end the "first past the post" electoral system, where whichever candidate receives the most votes wins a riding even if they have not received a majority of all votes cast. After the Liberals assumed power, Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef followed up on their campaign promise by announcing a parliamentary committee to evaluate alternative electoral systems and to report their findings before the end of 2016. Challenging the idea that first past the post is obsolete, Should We Change How We Vote? urges Canadians to make sure they understand their electoral system before making drastic changes to it. The contributors to this volume assert that there is perhaps no institution more misunderstood and misrepresented than the Canadian electoral system - it is praised by some for ensuring broad regional representation in Ottawa, but criticized by others for allowing political parties with less than half the popular vote to assume more than half the seats in Parliament. They consider not only how the system works, but also its flaws and its advantages, and whether or not electoral reform is legitimate without a referendum. An essential guide to a crucial debate about the country's future, Should We Change How We Vote? asks if there are alternative reforms that would be easier to implement than a complete overhaul of the electoral system."--
Baker Berry JL193 .S56 2017

Free speech on campus
Ben-Porath, Sigal R., 1967- author
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
The State of the Debate -- Inclusive Freedom -- Identity and Free Speech on the Quad -- Putting Civility in Its Place: Free Speech in the Classroom -- Conclusion and Practical Guidelines.

"From the University of California, Berkeley, to Middlebury College, institutions of higher learning increasingly find themselves on the front lines of cultural and political battles over free speech. Repeatedly, students, faculty, administrators, and politically polarizing invited guests square off against one another, assuming contrary positions on the limits of thought and expression, respect for differences, the boundaries of toleration, and protection from harm. In Free Speech on Campus, political philosopher Sigal Ben-Porath examines the current state of the arguments, using real-world examples to explore the contexts in which conflicts erupt, as well as to assess the place of identity politics and concern with safety and dignity within them. She offers a useful framework for thinking about free speech controversies both inside and outside the college classroom, shifting the focus away from disputes about legality and harm and toward democracy and inclusion. Ben-Porath provides readers with strategies to de-escalate tensions and negotiate highly charged debates surrounding trigger warnings, safe spaces, and speech that verges on hate"--Book jacket.
Baker Berry JC591.U5 B46 2017

Por el derecho a la ciudad : diálogos entre academia y organizaciones sociales de la Ciudad de México
Carmen Icazuriaga Montes, Margarita Pérez Negrete, León Felipe Téllez Contreras y Claudia Zamorano Villarreal (editores)
México, D.F. : Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, 2017
Baker Berry JL1281 .P67 2017

Organizing Leviathan : politicians, bureaucrats and the making of good government
Dahlström, Carl, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
1. Why relations between politicians and bureaucrats matter; 2. Theory; 3. A closed Weberian bureaucracy; 4. Corruption; 5. Effectiveness; 6. Reforms; 7. Conclusions.

"Why are some countries less corrupt and better governed than others? Challenging conventional explanations on the remarkable differences in quality of government across the globe, this book argues that the organization of bureaucracy is an often overlooked but critical factor. Countries where merit-recruited employees occupy public bureaucracies perform better than those where public employees owe their post to political connections. The book provides a coherent theory of why, and ample evidence showing that meritocratic bureaucracies are conducive to lower levels of corruption, higher government effectiveness, and more flexibility to adopt modernizing reforms. Data comes from both a novel dataset on the bureaucratic structures of over 100 countries as well as from narratives of particular countries, with a special focus on the relationship between politicians and bureaucrats in Spain and Sweden. A notable contribution to the literature in comparative politics and public policy on good governance, and to corruption studies more widely"--
Baker Berry JF1501 .D35 2017

Reforming democracy : institutional engineering in western Europe
Bedock, Camille, author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
This study provides both a better empirical understanding of the world of democratic reforms in consolidated democracies, thanks to a new data-set covering six dimensions of reform in 18 European countries. Secondly, the book provides evidence about the link between the lack of political support and democratic reforms, and the role of electoral shifts in fostering reforms. Thirdly, this research shows that the final outcome of a given reform depends on the type of reform at stake and on the process used during the phase of discussion of the reform, though case studies in Ireland, France and Italy. --
Baker Berry JN13 .B43 2017

Taming intuition : how reflection minimizes partisan reasoning and promotes democratic accountability
Arceneaux, Kevin
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Baker Berry JK1726 .A73 2017

Social justice through inclusion : the consequences of electoral quotas in India
Jensenius, Francesca R., 1983- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
The effects of political onclusion -- From representation to integration -- Whose representative? -- Quotas and development -- A new political elite -- Quotas and political participation -- Status and recognition -- Chipping away at the caste hierarchy -- Trade-offs in institutional design.

"Across the world, governments design and implement policies with the explicit goal of promoting social justice. But can such institutions change entrenched social norms? And what effects should we expect from differently designed policies? Francesca R. Jensenius' Social Justice through Inclusion is an empirically rich study of one of the most extensive electoral quota systems in the world: the reserved seats for the Scheduled Castes (SCs, the former "untouchables") in India's legislative assemblies. Combining evidence from quantitative datasets from the period 1969-2012, archival work, and in-depth interviews with politicians, civil servants, and voters across India, the book explores the long-term effects of electoral quotas for the political elite and the general population. It shows that the quota system has played an important role in reducing caste-based discrimination, particularly at the elite level. Interestingly, this is not because the system has led to more group representation - SC politicians working specifically for SC interests - but because it has made possible the creation and empowerment of a new SC elite who have gradually become integrated into mainstream politics. This is a study of India, but the findings and discussions have broader implications. Policies such as quotas are usually supported with arguments about various assumed positive long-term consequences. The nuanced discussions in this book shed light on how electoral quotas for SCs have shaped the incentives for politicians, parties, and voters, and indicate the trade-offs inherent in how such policies of group inclusion are designed. "--
Baker Berry JQ281 .J47 2017

Care across generations : solidarity and sacrifice in transnational families
Yarris, Kristin Elizabeth, 1973- author
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
Introduction : solidaridad : Nicaraguan migration and intergenerational care -- "Tenemos que hacerlo" : responsibility and sacrifice in grandmother care -- "No se ajustan" : remittances and moral economies of migration -- "Pensando mucho" : transnational care and grandmothers' distress -- Care and responsibility across generations : a family migration portrait -- Conclusion : valuing care across borders and generations.
Baker Berry JV7426 .Y37 2017

Beyond origins : rethinking founding in a time of constitutional democracy
Reyna Bernal, Angélica, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry JF51 .R427 2017

Building the bloc : intraparty organization in the U.S. Congress
Bloch Rubin, Ruth, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
1. Intraparty organization in the US Congress; 2. Procedural revolt and the House insurgency, 1908-1910; 3. The Senate insurgency's quest for economic reform, 1909-1910; 4. Securing southern solidarity, 1937-1956; 5. The decline of southern influence, 1957-1964; 6. Making the moderates matter, 1994-2010; 7. Coordinating liberal hardliners, 1957-1994; 8. Organizing conservative revolutionaries, 1970-2015; 9. Rethinking the mischiefs of faction.

"Traversing more than a century of American history, this book advances a new theory of congressional organization to explain why and how party dissidents rely on institutions of their own making, arguing that these intraparty organizations can radically shift the balance of power between party leaders and rank-and-file members. Intraparty organizations empower legislators of varying ideological stripes to achieve collective and coordinated action by providing selective incentives to cooperative members, transforming public-good policies into excludable accomplishments, and helping members to institute rules and procedures to promote group decision making. Drawing on rich archival evidence and interview data, the book details the challenges dissident lawmakers encounter when they face off against party leaders and their efforts to organize in response. Eight case studies complicate our understanding of landmark fights over rules reform, early twentieth-century economic struggles, mid-century battles over civil rights legislation, and contemporary debates over national health care and fiscal policy"--
Baker Berry JK1029 .B56 2017

The Internet and the 2016 presidential campaign
edited by Jody C. Baumgartner and Terri L. Towner
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
Baker Berry JK526 2016 .I68 2017

Rousseau's rejuvenation of political philosophy : a new introduction
Lund, Nelson, author
Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Philosophic anthropology in the Discourse on inequality -- The evolution of humanity in language: Discourse on inequality and Essay on the origin of languages -- Greatness of soul and the souls of women: Rousseau's use of Plato's Laws in the Letter to d'Alembert -- Nature and marriage: Emile or on education -- Political legitimacy, direct democracy, and American politics -- Conclusion.

This book reads Jean-Jacques Rousseau with a view toward deepening our understanding of many political issues alive today, including the place of women in society, the viability of traditional family structures, the role of religion and religious freedom in nations that are becoming ever more secular, and the proper conduct of American constitutional government. Rousseau has been among the most influential modern philosophers, and among the most misunderstood. The first great philosophic critic of the Enlightenment, he sought to revive political philosophy as it was practiced by Plato, and to make it useful in the modern world. His understanding of politics rests on deep and often prescient reflections about the nature of the human soul and the relationship between our animal origins and the achievements of civilization. This book demonstrates that the implications Rousseau drew from those reflections continue to deserve serious attention.
Baker Berry JC179 .L86 2016

The politics of compassion : the Sichuan earthquake and civic engagement in China
Xu, Bin (Sociology professor), author
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
Consensus crisis -- Mourning for the ordinary -- Civic engagement in the recovery period -- Forgetting, remembering, and activism.
Baker Berry JQ1516 .X794 2017

Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers : Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
Fitzpatrick, Mark (Senior fellow for non-proliferation), author
London : International Institute for Strategic Studies ; [2016]
Republic of Korea -- Japan -- Taiwan -- Conclusions.

"Under what conditions would the democracies in Northeast Asia seek to join the nuclear weapons club? Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are threshold nuclear powers by virtue of their robust civilian nuclear-energy programmes. All three once pursued nuclear weapons and all face nuclear-armed adversaries. Fitzpatrick's latest book analyses these past nuclear pursuits and current proliferation drivers. It considers how long it would take each to build a nuclear weapon if such a fateful decision were made but does not predict such a scenario. Unlike when each previously went down a nuclear path, democracy and a free press now prevail as barriers to building bombs in the basement. Reliance on US defence commitments is a better security alternative--as long as such guarantees remain credible. But extended deterrence is not a barrier to proliferation of sensitive nuclear technologies. Nuclear hedging by its Northeast Asian partners will challenge Washington's nuclear diplomacy."--Back cover.
Baker Berry JZ5675 .F575 2016

Redes migratorias e inserción laboral de los guineoecuatorianos
Riochí Siafá, Juan
Madrid : Sial, 2016
Baker Berry JV9015.3 .R56 2016

Montesquieu and the despotic ideas of Europe : an interpretation of the Spirit of the laws
Sullivan, Vickie B., author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Baker Berry JC179.M753 S95 2017

Politics of Latin America : the power game
Vanden, Harry E., author
New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry JL960 .V36 2018

Biopolitical disaster
edited by Jennifer L. Lawrence and Sarah Marie Wiebe
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Baker Berry JA75.8 .B56 2018

The borders of "Europe" : autonomy of migration, tactics of bordering
Nicholas De Genova, editor
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
Introduction. The borders of "Europe" and the European question / Nicholas De Genova -- "The secret is to look good on paper" : appropriating mobility within and against a machine of illegalization / Stephan Scheel -- Rescued and caught : on the humanitarian paradox at Europe's frontiers / Ruben Andersson -- Liquid traces : investigating the deaths of migrants at the EU's maritime frontier / Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani -- The Mediterranean question : Europe and its predicament in the southern peripheries / Laia Soto Bermant -- Europe confronted by its expelled migrants : the politics of expelled migrants' associations in africa / Clara Lecadet -- Choucha beyond the camp : challenging the border of migration studies / Glenda Garelli and Martina Tazzioli -- "Europe" from "here" : Syrian migrants/refugees in Istanbul and imagined migrations into and within "Europe" / Souad Osseiran -- Excessive migration, excessive governance : border entanglements in greek EU-rope / Maurice Stierl -- Dubliners : unthinking displacement, illegality and refugeeness within Europe's geographies of asylum / Fiorenza Picozza -- The "gran ghetto": migrant labor and militant research in southern Italy / Evelina Gambino -- "We want to hear from you" : reporting as bordering in the political space of Europe / Dace Dzenovska.
Baker Berry JV7590 .B675 2017

Centripetal democracy : democratic legitimacy and political identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union
Lacey, Joseph, author
Oxford, United Kingdom ; Oxford University Press, 2017
Introduction. Part One: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity. 1: Democratic Process and Democratic Purpose. 2: The Democratic Enactment of Representation. Part Two: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in the EU. 3: A Conceptual Map of the EU. 4: A Democratic Assessment of European Demoi-cracy. Part Three: Testing the Lingua Franca Thesis -- Belgium and Switzerland Compared. 5: Belgium Versus the Lingua Franca Thesis. 6: Switzerland Versus the Lingua Franca Thesis. Part Four: Implications for Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in the EU. 7: Modelling Centripetal Democracy for the EU. The Argument in Summary.

Centripetal democracy is the idea that legitimate democratic institutions set in motion forms of citizen practice and representative behaviour that serve as powerful drivers of political identity formation. Partisan modes of political representation in the context of multifaceted electoral and direct democratic voting opportunities are emphasised on this model. There is, however, a strain of thought predominant in political theory that doubts the democratic capacities of political systems constituted by multiple public spheres. This view is referred to as the lingua franca thesis on sustainable democratic systems (LFT). Inadequate democratic institutions and acute demands to divide the political system (through devolution or secession), are predicted by this thesis. By combining an original normative democratic theory with a comparative analysis of how Belgium and Switzerland have variously managed to sustain themselves as multilingual democracies, this book identifies the main institutional features of a democratically legitimate European Union and the conditions required to bring it about. Part One presents a novel theory of democratic legitimacy and political identity formation on which subsequent analyses are based. Part Two defines the EU as a demoi-cracy and provides a thorough democratic assessment of this political system. Part Three explains why Belgium has largely succumbed to the centrifugal logic predicted by the LFT, while Switzerland apparently defies this logic. Part Four presents a model of centripetal democracy for the EU, one that would greatly reduce its democratic deficit and ensure that this political system does not succumb to the centrifugal forces expected by the LFT. --
Baker Berry JN94.A91 L34 2017

Science and diplomacy : a new dimension of international relations
Ruffini, Pierre-Bruno, 1949-
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
Baker Berry JZ1254 .R84 2017

Lao gai : Zhongguo te se de zui yu fa
zhu bian Wu Hongda ; bian ji Nike Kenpudun, Nan Lichasen ; Zhong wen ban fan yi Shen Kuo
Brooklyn, New York : Anbolaqi chu ban she, 2009
Baker Berry EAsian Ovrsiz JC599.C6 L33 2009

The moral person of the state : Pufendorf, sovereignty and composite polities
Holland, Ben, 1982- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction : Body, souls, persons, states -- Part I: 1. The constitution of the free person -- 2. The constitution of the person of the state -- Part II: 3. Continental appropriations: the moral person of the state and the law of nations -- 4. Atlantic appropriations: breaking and making composite polities -- 5. Anglo-German interpretations: the moral person of the state and the legal person of the state; Conclusion.

"This is the first detailed study in any language of the single most influential theory of the modern state: Samuel von Pufendorf's account of the state as a 'moral person'. Ben Holland reconstructs the theological and political contexts in and for which Pufendorf conceived of the state as being a person. Pufendorf took up an early Christian conception of personality and a medieval conception of freedom in order to fashion a theory of the state appropriate to continental Europe, and which could head off some of the absolutist implications of a rival theory of state personality, that of Hobbes. The book traces the fate of the concept in the hands of others - international lawyers, moral philosophers and revolutionaries - until the early twentieth century. It will be essential reading for historians of political thought and for those interested in the development of key ideas in theology, international law and international relations"--
Baker Berry JA71 .H6152 2017

Party polarization in America : the war over two social contracts
Wood, B. Dan, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Machine generated contents note: 1. Theoretical perspectives on party polarization in America; 2. Establishing the founders' social contract from the constitutional convention through George Washington; 3. The consequences of the founders' social contract from reconstruction to the Great Depression; 4. Forging the new deal social contract from the Great Depression through World War II; 5. The new deal social contract through the 1970s; 6. Polarization over the new deal social contract from the 1970s to present; 7. Are Americans ideologically polarized?; 8. Elite polarization and democratic representation; 9. Polarization as the norm of the American system.

"This book develops a general explanation for party polarization in America from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Prior polarization studies focused exclusively on the modern era, but this work traces party polarization from the constitutional convention of 1787 to the present. Using such a broad historical perspective shows that what was unusual in American history was the period of low polarization from the Great Depression through 1980, rather than the period of high polarization of the modern era. Polarization is the norm of the American system, not the exception, and is likely to persist in the future. More theoretically, party polarization in America has been due to class-based conflict and rent-seeking by the patrician and plebian classes in various historical eras, rather than conflict over cultural values. As in earlier historical eras, modern party polarization has largely been elite-driven, with party entrepreneurs cunningly and strategically using polarization to their advantage"--
Baker Berry JK2265 .W66 2017

Assembly
Hardt, Michael, 1960- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
"In recent years 'leaderless' social movements have proliferated around the globe, from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia. Some of these movements have led to impressive gains: the toppling of authoritarian leaders, the furthering of progressive policy, and checks on repressive state forces. They have also been, at times, derided by journalists and political analysts as disorganized and ineffectual, or suppressed by disoriented and perplexed police forces and governments who fail to effectively engage them. Activists, too, struggle to harness the potential of these horizontal movements. Why have the movements, which address the needs and desires of so many, not been able to achieve lasting change and create a new, more democratic and just society? Some people assume that if only social movements could find new leaders they would return to their earlier glory. Where, they ask, are the new Martin Luther Kings, Rudi Dutschkes, and Stephen Bikos? With the rise of right-wing political parties in many countries, the question of how to organize democratically and effectively has become increasingly urgent. Although today's leaderless political organizations are not sufficient, a return to traditional, centralized forms of political leadership is neither desirable nor possible. Instead, as Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri argue, familiar roles must be reversed: leaders should be responsible for short-term, tactical action, but it is the multitude that must drive strategy. In other words, if these new social movements are to achieve meaningful revolution, they must invent effective modes of assembly and decision-making structures that rely on the broadest democratic base. Drawing on ideas developed through their well-known Empire trilogy, Hardt and Negri have produced, in Assembly, a timely proposal for how current large-scale horizontal movements can develop the capacities for political strategy and decision-making to effect lasting and democratic change. We have not yet seen what is possible when the multitude assembles"--Inside jacket.
Baker Berry JF1051 .H37 2017

The reason of state
Botero, Giovanni, 1540-1617, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Baker Berry JC158 .B812 2017

Conservative political parties and the birth of democracy
Ziblatt, Daniel, 1972- author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
1. Two patterns of democratization; 2. The old regime and the conservative dilemma; 3. From 1688 to mass politics: British democratization; 4. A virtuous cycle? Conservative strength and Britain's settled path, 1884-1906; 5. Averting a democratic disaster in Britain, 1906-1922; 6. Weak party conservatism and the case of Germany; 7. Stalled democratization in Germany before 1914; 8. The unsettled path: conservative weakness in Weimar Germany, 1918-1928; 9. A deluge: conservative weakness and democratic breakdown in Germany; 10. How countries democratize: Europe and beyond.

"Today, political democracies, new and old alike, are under siege. Understanding the circumstances of their origins and early survival in Europe helps us not only grasp how new democracies emerge, but also offers insight into the sources of potential resilience in today's old democracies. For countries democratizing today, old regime elite party organization can help democracy thrive, no matter whether those old elites are aristocrats, single-party leaders, or modern-day tyrants; democracy depends on the buy-in of these groups, and political parties offer one route to that end"--
Baker Berry JN94.A979 Z54 2017

The exclusions of civilization : indigenous peoples in the story of international society
Pearcey, Mark, author
New York : Palgrave Macmillan/Springer Nature, [2016]
Baker Berry JZ1305 .P43 2016

The American presidency and entertainment media : how technology affects political communication
Gallagher, Thomas, 1985- author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
Baker Berry JK554 .G35 2017

Rethinking public institutions in India
edited by Devesh Kapur, Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Milan Vaishnav
[New Delhi, India] : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry JF51 .R426 2017

When the state meets the street : public service and moral agency
Zacka, Bernardo, 1983- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017
Street level discretion -- Three pathologies: the indifferent, the enforcer, and the caregiver -- A gymnastics of the self: coping with the everyday pressures of street-level work -- When the rules run out: informal taxonomies and peer-level accountability -- Impossible situations: on the breakdown of moral integrity at the frontlines of public service.

When the State Meets the Street probes the complex moral lives of street-level bureaucrats: the frontline social and welfare workers, police officers, and educators who represent government's human face to ordinary citizens. Too often dismissed as soulless operators, these workers wield a significant margin of discretion and make decisions that considerably affect people's lives. By combining insights from political theory with ethnographic fieldwork as a receptionist in an urban anti-poverty agency, Bernardo Zacka shows us firsthand the predicament in which these public servants are caught up. Public policy consists of rules and regulations, but its implementation depends on how street-level bureaucrats interpret them and exercise discretionary judgment. These workers are expected to act as sensible moral agents in a working environment that is notoriously challenging and that conspires against them. Pressed to cope with the pressures of everyday work, they often and unknowingly settle for reductive conceptions of their responsibilities. Zacka examines the factors that contribute to this erosion of moral sensibility and what it takes to remain a balanced moral agent in such adverse conditions.--
Baker Berry JF1601 .Z34 2017

UN peace operations : lessons from Haiti, 1994-2016
Mobekk, Eirin, author
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
This text looks at UN peace operations in Haiti and why they went so dramatically wrong first time around, resulting in a much deep-seated conflict, in order that these lessons can be taken into account in future operations elsewhere.
Baker Berry JZ6374 .M627 2017

International institutions in world history : divorcing international relations theory from the state and stage models
Schouenborg, Laust, author
London ; Routledge, 2017
Baker Berry JZ4850 .S33 2017

Human rights mechanism in South Asia
Dhaliwal, Shveta, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
Foreword / Roberto F. Caldas -- Preface -- 1. The journey of human rights: philosophical, political and legal -- 2. An overview of the existing regional mechanisms of human rights in the world: the European and the Inter-American systems -- 3. An overview of the existing regional mechanisms of human rights in the world: the African and the Arab human rights mechanisms -- 4. Human rights initiatives within Asia -- 5. Human rights in South Asia and initiatives of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) -- 6. Lessons for the proposed South Asian human rights mechanism for the existing mechanisms -- 7. The proposed roadmap for the establishment of a South Asian human rights mechanism.
Baker Berry JC599.S56 D43 2017

Volveremos : memoria oral de los que se fueron durante la crisis
López Trujillo, Noemí, 1988- author
Madrid : Libros del K.O., 2016
Baker Berry JV8251 .L67 2016

Global governance from regional perspectives : a critical view
Triandafyllidou, Anna
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
Global governance from regional perspectives : a critical view / Anna Triandafyllidou -- Can the study of global governance be decentred? / Andrew Hurrell -- Measuring (global) governance : the potential, the practical, and the problematic assessment of governance within and beyond the state / Gaby Umbach -- Democracy and global governance : the internal and external levers / Daniele Archibugi with Marco Cellini -- A perspective from the Middle East : governance and the problem of knowledge / Nida Alahmad -- An African perspective on global governance / Thomas Kwasi Tieku and Linnéa Gelot -- A Russian perspective on global governance / Elena Belokurova -- Global governance with Chinese characteristics? / Niall Duggan, Wei Shen, and Jörn-Carsten Gottwald -- A 'Rashomon' story : Latin American views and discourses of global governance and multilateralism / José Antonio Sanahuja -- The European Union and global governance / Thomas Christiansen -- The debate on global governance in the United States / Roberto Dominguez -- Pluralizing global governance : achievements and challenges ahead / Anna Triandafyllidou.

"Global Governance from Regional Perspectives argues that the academic debate on global governance has neglected the combination of power with value constellations/culture. Both input and output legitimacy, for instance, or the exercise of control and influence are inextricably related to culture, worldviews, and values. The book questions theoretically the Western hegemonic and hence 'invisible' definition of governance and related concepts, as well as the Western hegemony over global governance institutions. It looks from the ground up whether, and how, alternative practices, institutions/networks, and concepts/norms of global governance are emerging in relation to emerging powers and regional integration systems. Global Governance from Regional Perspectives starts with a critical reading of global governance from multi-disciplinary views and engages with two important and under-studied aspects, notably how global governance can be measured and what lies behind such measurements , and questions the democratic deficit of global governance"--Back cover.
Baker Berry JZ1318 .G557145 2017

Cambio y discontinuidad en el discurso político : el caso del Partido Socialista de Euskadi (1977-2011)
Leonisio Calvo, Rafael, author
Madrid : CIS, Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2016
Baker Berry JN8395 .L46 2016

Diez mitos de la democracia : contra la demagogia y el populismo
Galindo, Alfonso
[Córdoba] : Almuzara, 2016
Baker Berry JC423 .G184 2016