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Twilight of the TitansGreat Power Decline and Retrenchment

Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do great powers respond to decline? The conventional wisdom is preventive war or domestic dysfunction. This book argues that declining states are neither more prone to aggression nor political ... More

Stopping the BombThe Sources and Effectiveness of US Nonproliferation Policy

Stopping the Bomb: The Sources and Effectiveness of US Nonproliferation Policy

Nicholas L. Miller

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717802
eISBN:
9781501717819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717802.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book examines the historical development and effectiveness of US efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Drawing on hundreds of declassified documents, the first part of the book shows ... More

School of EuropeannessTolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia

School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia

Dace Dzenovska

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501716836
eISBN:
9781501716867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716836.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Following independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, economic and political liberalization projects were rolled out in Latvia and across Eastern Europe. While economic liberalism was welcomed, ... More

Remembering the PresentMindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

J. L. Cassaniti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Remembering the Present examines the contemporary meanings, practices, and purposes of mindfulness in the countries of Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar (Burma), which together make up a large part of ... More

Patriotic AyatollahsNationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq

Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq

Caroleen Marji Sayej

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715211
eISBN:
9781501714856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715211.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Patriotic Ayatollahs explores the contributions of the Grand Ayatollahs to the process of state and nation-building after the 2003 Iraq war. These figures, the so-called Grand Ayatollahs, the ... More

Labor in IsraelBeyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Jonathan Preminger

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book analyzes worker organizing and union revitalization following the decline of neocorporatism, the transformation of industrial relations and the rise of neoliberalism. Given labor’s critical ... More

The Chain of ThingsDivinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Eric Downing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores connections between the practices of reading and magic during the realist and modernist periods in German literature and thought, with a particular focus on divination. Divination, ... More

The One-Way Street of IntegrationFair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities

The One-Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities

Edward G. Goetz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707599
eISBN:
9781501716706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707599.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The book examines two contrasting housing policy approaches to achieving racial justice. Integration initiatives and community development efforts have for decades constituted contrasting means of ... More

The Birds at My TableWhy We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Darryl Jones

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Feeding wild birds in gardens and backyards is one of the most popular forms of interaction between humans and wild animals. Yet despite the enormous scale of this activity and the millions of people ... More

Undoing Work, Rethinking CommunityA Critique of the Social Function of Work

Undoing Work, Rethinking Community: A Critique of the Social Function of Work

James A. Chamberlain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714863
eISBN:
9781501714887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book argues that the civic duty to perform paid work in contemporary society undermines freedom and justice. While workplace flexibility and the unconditional basic income (UBI) both offer ... More

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