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Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

by Elazar Barkan & Karen Barkey Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and...


Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

by Amy Finkelstein, Kenneth J. Arrow, Jonathan Gruber & Joseph P. Newhouse et al. Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

In this short and accessible book, Amy Finkelstein—winner of the 2012 John Bates Clark award—tackles the tricky question of moral hazard, which is the tendency to take risks when the cost will be borne by...


Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

by Melvin Delgado Columbia University Press (November 18, 2014)

Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs,...


The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death

by Bruce Hoffman & Fernando Reinares Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

Examining major terrorist acts and campaigns undertaken in the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars study the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations in...


Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

by Dana Burde Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Foreign-backed funding for education does not always stabilize a country and enhance its statebuilding efforts. Dana Burde shows how aid to education in Afghanistan bolstered conflict both deliberately in the...


The 7/7 London Underground Bombing: Not So Homegrown: A Selection from The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's De

by Bruce Hoffman Columbia University Press (September 02, 2014)

This chapter analyzes the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks against four London transportation targets that killed over 50 people and injured hundreds others. It was among the most important operations directed...


China's Democratic Future: How It Will Happen and Where It Will Lead

by Bruce Gilley Columbia University Press (March 12, 2004)

The end of communist rule in China will be one of the most momentous events of the twenty-first century, sounding the death knell for the Marxist-Leninist experiment and changing the lives of a fifth of humanity....


Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement

by Stephen Eric Bronner Columbia University Press (October 06, 2004)

This book tackles an obvious yet profound problem of modern political life: the disorientation of intellectuals and activists on the left. As the study of political history and theory has been usurped by cultural...


The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics

by Adrian Parr Columbia University Press (December 04, 2012)

While climate change has become the dominant concern of the twenty-first century, global powers refuse to implement the changes required to reverse these trends. Rather, they have neoliberalized nature and climate...


New Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the Poor

by Steven G Anderson Columbia University Press (August 26, 2014)

Market-based development strategies designed to help the world’s poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs...


The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East

by Marc Lynch Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve?...


The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

by Rupa Viswanath Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

Once known as “Pariahs,” Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India’s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of...


Health at Risk: America's Ailing Health System--and How to Heal It

by Jacob Hacker Columbia University Press (November 06, 2008)

In this volume, the nation's leading advisors on health policy and financing appraise America's ailing healthcare system and suggest reasonable approaches to its rehabilitation. Each chapter confronts a major...


Between Ally and Partner: Korea-China Relations and the United States

by Jae Ho Chung Columbia University Press (November 28, 2006)

China and South Korea have come a long way since they were adversaries. The arc of their relationship since the late 1970s is an excellent model of East-West cooperation and, at the same time, highlights the...


Renegade Regimes: Confronting Deviant Behavior in World Politics

by Miroslav Nincic Columbia University Press (October 26, 2005)

Rogue states pursue weapons of mass destruction, support terrorism, violate human rights, engage in acts of territorial aggression, and pose a threat to the international community. Recent debates and policy...


Dangerous Strait: The U.S.-Taiwan-China Crisis

by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Columbia University Press (March 24, 2005)

Today the most dangerous place on earth is arguably the Taiwan Strait, where a war between the United States and China could erupt out of miscalculation, misunderstanding, or accident. How and to what degree...


The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government

by Markus Dirk Dubber Columbia University Press (January 12, 2005)

-- Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto, author of Law's Dream of a Common Knowledge


Beyond the Ivory Tower: International Relations Theory and the Issue of Policy Relevance

by Joseph Lepgold & Miroslav Nincic Columbia University Press (November 22, 2001)

The gap between academics and practitioners in international relations has widened in recent years, according to the authors of this book. Globalization, ethnic conflict, and ecological threats have created...


Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior

by David Barker Columbia University Press (August 27, 2002)

Convenient, entertaining, and provocative, talk radio today is unapologetically ideological. Focusing on Rush Limbaugh—the medium's most influential talk show—Rushed to Judgment systematically examines the...


Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age

by Russell Jacoby Columbia University Press (January 22, 2005)

-- Amos Elon, author, The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933


Glimmer of a New Leviathan: Total War in the Realism of Niebuhr, Morgenthau, and Waltz

by Campbell Craig Columbia University Press (December 30, 2003)

The Second World War put an end to America's historical isolation from international power politics, and so also to the long-standing American defiance of the Realist ideology that shaped Old World affairs....


Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

by Tracy McNulty Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

Wrestling with the Angel is a meditation on contemporary political, legal, and social theory from a psychoanalytic perspective. It argues for the enabling function of formal and symbolic constraints in sustaining...


Our Broad Present: Time and Contemporary Culture

by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Columbia University Press (May 27, 2014)

Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship...


The Assault on Social Policy

by Susan J. Peters, William Roth & Bernard Sanders Columbia University Press (July 01, 2014)

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...


The President and His Inner Circle: Leadership Style and the Advisory Process in Foreign Policy Making

by Thomas Preston Columbia University Press (February 14, 2001)

Few would argue that presidential policies and performance would have been the same whether John F. Kennedy or Richard Nixon became president in 1960, or if Jimmy Carter instead of Ronald Reagan had won the...


Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

by Axel Honneth Columbia University Press (February 11, 2014)

Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world situations. The philosopher and theorist Axel Honneth addresses this disconnect, and constructs a theory of justice...


Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck Columbia University Press (May 27, 2014)

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...


Understanding Environmental Policy

by Steven Cohen Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological and scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental...


Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

by James Clay Moltz Columbia University Press (April 29, 2014)

Written for all readers, this expert analysis details the basics of space technology, diplomacy, commerce, exploration, and military applications from the mid-twentieth century to today. Space has become increasingly...


Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East

by Joel S. Migdal Columbia University Press (February 18, 2014)

Joel S. Migdal focuses on the approach U.S. officials adopted toward the Middle East after World War II, one that paid scant attention to tectonic shifts in the region. The United States did not restrict its...


Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

by Antonio Negri & Arianna Bove Columbia University Press (February 04, 2014)

Factory of Strategy is the last of Antonio Negri’s major political works to be translated into English. Rigorous and accessible, it is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Lenin’s thought and...


Contentious Activism and Inter-Korean Relations

by Danielle L. Chubb Columbia University Press (January 21, 2014)

In South Korea, debate over relations with the North is a contentious subject that transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security. Political activists play a critical role in shaping...


No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

by Sonali Perera Columbia University Press (January 28, 2014)

Sonali Perera expands the discourse on working-class fiction by considering a range of international, noncanonical texts, identifying textual, political, and historical linkages overlooked by Eurocentric scholarship....


Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

by Ahjond S. Garmestani & Craig R. Allen Columbia University Press (February 25, 2014)

Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, or a “balance of nature,” reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations...


Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

by Robert L. Pfaltzgraff Jr. & Jacquelyn K. Davis Columbia University Press (December 17, 2013)

This volume assumes the worst: a defensive, aggressive Iran already possesses a nuclear arsenal. How should the United States handle this threat, and can it deter the use of such weapons? Through three scenario...


Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

by Noah Coburn & Anna Larson Columbia University Press (December 24, 2013)

This volume shows how Afghani elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country’s fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews...


The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

by Adam Clulow Columbia University Press (December 24, 2013)

The Dutch East India Company was a hybrid organization combining the characteristics of both corporation and state that attempted to thrust itself aggressively into an Asian political order in which it possessed...


Under Siege: P.L.O. Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

by Rashid Khalidi Columbia University Press (December 10, 2013)

A fascinating and often terrifying firsthand account of the 1982 war in Lebanon, Under Siege vividly reveals the complex negotiations and military maneuvers which ended with the evacuation of the P.L.O. from...


An Encouragement of Learning

by Yukichi Fukuzawa, David A. Dilworth & Shunsaku Nishikawa Columbia University Press (December 17, 2013)

The intellectual and social theorist Yukichi Fukuzawa wrote An Encouragement of Learning (1872–1876) as a series of pamphlets as he completed his critical masterpiece, An Outline of a Theory of Civilization...


Subverting the Leviathan: Reading Thomas Hobbes as a Radical Democrat

by James Martel Columbia University Press (October 12, 2007)

In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes's landmark work on political philosophy, James Martel argues that although Hobbes pays lip service to the superior interpretive authority of the sovereign, he consistently subverts...


Democracy and the Political Unconscious

by Noelle McAfee Columbia University Press (April 08, 2008)

Political philosopher Noelle McAfee proposes a powerful new political theory for our post-9/11 world, in which an old pathology-the repetition compulsion-has manifested itself in a seemingly endless war on terror....


Sustaining India's Growth Miracle

by Jagdish N. Bhagwati & Charles W Calomiris Columbia University Press (May 06, 2008)

The economy of India is growing at a rate of 8 percent per year, and its exports of goods and services have more than doubled in the past three years. Considering these trends, economists, scholars, and political...


Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question

by Andrew Lakoff & Stephen J Collier Columbia University Press (October 21, 2008)

In recent years, new disease threats—such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis—have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals...


An End to Poverty?: A Historical Debate

by Gareth Stedman Jones Columbia University Press (September 28, 2005)

In the 1790s, for the first time, reformers proposed bringing poverty to an end. Inspired by scientific progress, the promise of an international economy, and the revolutions in France and the United States,...


Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

by Frederic M. Wehrey Columbia University Press (December 17, 2013)

One of Foreign Policy's Best Five Books of 2013, chosen by Marc

Lynch of The Middle East Channel

Beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and concluding with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings, Frederic...


Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late

by Joseph Cirincione Columbia University Press (November 12, 2013)

There is a high risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. Many thought such threats ended with the Cold War or that current policies can...


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

by Paul W. Kahn Columbia University Press (November 12, 2013)

Academic philosophy may have lost its audience, but the traditional subjects of philosophy—love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith—remain as compelling as ever. To reach a new generation, Paul W. Kahn argues...


Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

by Stefan Jonsson Columbia University Press (October 01, 2013)

Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism, fascism,...


Security and Profit in China's Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk

by Øystein Tunsjø Columbia University Press (October 29, 2013)

China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies for managing the international petroleum market, maintaining a favorable energy mix, pursuing overseas equity oil production, building a state-owned tanker...