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Atomic AssuranceThe Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Alexander Lanoszka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729188
eISBN:
9781501729195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729188.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do alliances curb potential or actual cases of nuclear proliferation, if at all? Many scholars assert that alliances are effective tools for bridling the nuclear ambitions of states and that the ... More

Battling the Buddha of LoveA Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Jessica Marie Falcone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, as they worked to build the “world's tallest statue” as a multi-million dollar “gift” to India. This effort ... More

Borderline CitizensThe United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration

Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration

Robert C. McGreevey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501716140
eISBN:
9781501716164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716140.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

BorderlineCitizens explores the intersection of U.S. colonial power and Puerto Rican migration. It examines a series of confrontations in the early decades of the twentieth century between colonial ... More

The Clamor of LawyersThe American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession

The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession

Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726071
eISBN:
9781501726088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726071.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores a series of extended public pronouncements that British North American colonial lawyers crafted from 1761 through 1776. Most, though not all, were composed outside of the courtroom ... More

The Commander's DilemmaViolence and Restraint in Wartime

The Commander's Dilemma: Violence and Restraint in Wartime

Amelia Hoover Green

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726477
eISBN:
9781501726484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726477.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Why do some military and rebel groups commit many types of violence, creating an impression of senseless chaos, whereas others carefully control violence against civilians? A classic catch-22 faces ... More

Creative UnionThe Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Kiril Tomoff

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence ... More

Dark PastsChanging the State's Story in Turkey and Japan

Dark Pasts: Changing the State's Story in Turkey and Japan

Jennifer M. Dixon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501730245
eISBN:
9781501730252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730245.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Over the past two decades, many states have been called on to recognize and apologize for historic wrongs. In response, some states have apologized for past crimes, while others continue to silence, ... More

Empire of HopeThe Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

David Leheny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729072
eISBN:
9781501729089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729072.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

How do emotions become meaningful in public life? Closely examining key episodes in Japanese politics, Empire of Hope examines the varied roles that feelings play in contemporary politics. They ... More

The Experts' War on PovertySocial Research and the Welfare Agenda in Postwar America

The Experts' War on Poverty: Social Research and the Welfare Agenda in Postwar America

Romain D. Huret

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801450488
eISBN:
9781501709531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450488.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book traces the efforts of a dedicated community of experts to create a policy bureaucracy that reigned until Richard Nixon implemented the Family Assistance Plan in 1969. Although they toiled ... More

Good Governance Gone BadHow Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess

Good Governance Gone Bad: How Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess

Darius Ornston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726101
eISBN:
9781501726118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726101.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The small, open economies of Nordic Europe are hailed as paragons of good governance, adapting flexibly to rapid, technological change and shifting patterns of economic competition. But they have ... More

Hamka and IslamCosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World

Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World

Khairudin Aljunied

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724565
eISBN:
9781501724589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724565.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book analyzes the ideas of a prominent twentieth century reformer, Haji Abdullah Malik Abdul Karim Amrullah, more commonly known as Hamka. It employs the term “cosmopolitan reform” to describe ... More

The Hungry SteppeFamine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

Sarah Cameron

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501730436
eISBN:
9781501730443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730436.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book examines the Kazakh famine of 1930-33, one of the most heinous and poorly understood crimes of the Stalinist regime. As part of a radical social engineering scheme, Josef Stalin sought to ... More

Improvisational IslamIndonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Nur Amali Ibrahim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501727856
eISBN:
9781501727870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501727856.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines novel ways of being Muslim, where religious dispositions are achieved through techniques that have little or no precedent in classical Islamic texts or concepts. At the center of ... More

Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728952
eISBN:
9781501728969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Using a risk management framework, the book discusses the landscape of U.S. higher education and faculty employment decisions. Topics include institutional differences, challenges facing colleges and ... More

More Than WordsTransforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali

More Than Words: Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali

Richard Fox

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725340
eISBN:
9781501725364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725340.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Grounded in extensive ethnographic and archival research on the Indonesian island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the ... More

National SecessionPersuasion and Violence in Independence Campaigns

National Secession: Persuasion and Violence in Independence Campaigns

Philip G. Roeder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725982
eISBN:
9781501725999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725982.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

National Secession asks which projects for new nation-states give rise to campaigns that cause discord—and sometimes mayhem—in the politics of existing states. This has been explained by identities, ... More

On the Threshold of EurasiaRevolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus

On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus

Leah Feldman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726507
eISBN:
9781501726514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus explores the idea of the Russian and Soviet “East” as a political, aesthetic and scientific system of ideas that contributed to the ... More

Perilous FuturesOn Carl Schmitt's Late Writings

Perilous Futures: On Carl Schmitt's Late Writings

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726545
eISBN:
9781501730665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726545.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The book re-examines Carl Schmitt’s late work, which until fairly recently received less attention because of its seemingly non-systematic nature. The study focuses on Schmitt’s major post-war ... More

The PerraultsA Family of Letters in Early Modern France

The Perraults: A Family of Letters in Early Modern France

Oded Rabinovitch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729423
eISBN:
9781501730085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729423.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Through the story of the Perraults, a family of literary and scientific authors active in seventeenth-century Paris, the book argues that kinship networks played a crucial yet unexamined role in ... More

Phantasmatic ShakespeareImagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

Suparna Roychoudhury

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726552
eISBN:
9781501726569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726552.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The book argues that Shakespeare’s representations of imagination—the many hallucinations, illusions, and dreams in his works—draw their complexity from the interdiscursive confrontations between ... More

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