Foreign Affairs: A Novel

By Alison Lurie


Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new ebook approximately children’s people rhymes. regardless of sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and particularly appears down on her fellow americans. yet despite that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly gratifying affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who clothes extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.

Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and carefully depressing younger guy attempting to specialize in his personal study. in its place, he's distracted by means of a stunning and unpredictable English actress and the realm she belongs to.

Both American, either overseas, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their stressed alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be a permanent comedian masterpiece.

“A the best option comedy, very vivid, brilliantly written in a convinced and unique demeanour. the easiest ebook via considered one of our best writers.”
–Elizabeth Hardwick

“There is not any American author i've got learn with extra consistent excitement and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns a similar shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.”
–John Fowles

“If you be able to learn just a couple of solid novels a yr, make this considered one of them.”
USA Today

“An inventive, touching book.”

“A ideal jewel.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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International Environmental Law: Fairness, Effectiveness, and World Order

By Elli Louka

This e-book analyzes the legislations and coverage for the administration of worldwide universal assets. As competing calls for at the worldwide commons are expanding, the safety of surroundings and the pursuit of development provide upward thrust to every kind of conflicts. It additionally analyzes matters within the security of the worldwide commons from a equity, effectiveness and global order point of view. the writer examines no matter if policymaking and developments aspect to a good allocation of world universal assets that's potent in conserving the surroundings and the pursuit of sustainable improvement. the writer appears on the cost-effectiveness of foreign environmental legislations and applies theories of nationwide environmental legislation to overseas environmental difficulties. Chapters contain research on components similar to marine pollutants, pollution, fisheries administration, transboundary water assets, biodiversity, dangerous and radioactive waste administration, country accountability and legal responsibility.

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Japan's International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security (Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series)

The most up-to-date version of this accomplished and straight forward textbook offers a unmarried quantity source for all these learning Japan's diplomacy. It deals a transparent and concise creation to crucial points of Japan's function within the globalized financial system of the twenty-first century. The booklet has been absolutely up-to-date and revised to incorporate finished discussions of up to date key matters for Japan’s IR, including:

  • the upward push of China;

  • reaction to the worldwide fiscal and fiscal drawback in view that 2008;

  • Japan’s proactive function after Sep 11 and the warfare on terror;

  • responses to occasions at the Korean Peninsula;

  • relations with the us and the Obama management;

  • relations with Russia, imperative Asia and the center East;

  • changing responses to an increasing and deepening eu Union.

Extensively illustrated, the textual content comprises information, maps, photos, summaries and recommendations for extra interpreting, making it crucial analyzing for these learning jap politics and the diplomacy of the Asia Pacific.

A notice at the cover:

The conceal representation entitled 'Double Standard' is a jap manga penned via satirical artist Ichihanahana in November 2010 relating to emerging eastern nationalism, Japan-China tensions over the disputed territory of the Senkaku islands and the U.S. presence in Okinawa. This manga demonstrates a number of the key topics in Japan’s ties with China and the USA, but additionally a couple of different vital positive aspects of Japan’s diplomacy as explored all through this article.

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Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies (Routledge International Handbooks)

Over the earlier 20 years there was nice curiosity in cosmopolitanism around the human and social sciences. the place, past, it had mostly been a time period linked to ethical and political philosophy, cosmopolitanism has now develop into a widely-used time period within the social sciences. it's now necessary to a lot of cultural, political and social analysis.

This is the 1st finished survey in a single quantity of the interdisciplinary box of cosmopolitan reports. With over forty chapters written by way of top students of cosmopolitanism, this publication displays the extensive reception of cosmopolitan notion in a large choice of disciplines and throughout foreign borders. either complete and leading edge within the issues coated, the Handbook of Cosmopolitanism stories is divided into 4 sections:

  • major theoretical debates, the place the emphasis is on fresh developments
  • cultural themes within the social sciences
  • the politics of cosmopolitanism
  • major international forms of cosmopolitanism.

The Handbook answers the necessity to take glossy cosmopolitanism out of its particular western context and relate it to the old stories of different global cultures. it is a significant paintings in defining the rising box of cosmopolitanism experiences.

Throughout, there's a powerful emphasis on interdisciplinarity, with essays masking philosophy, literary conception, background, diplomacy, anthropology, communications reports and sociology. The Handbook’s transparent and complete variety will attract a large undergraduate viewers around the social sciences and arts.

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The Evolution of International Security Studies

By Barry Buzan

Foreign safeguard reviews (ISS) has replaced and various in lots of methods when you consider that 1945. This ebook presents the 1st highbrow historical past of the advance of the topic in that interval. It explains how ISS developed from an preliminary situation with the strategic outcomes of superpower contention and nuclear guns, to its present variety during which environmental, financial, human and different securities sit down along army defense, and during which techniques starting from conventional Realist research to Feminism and Post-colonialism are in play. It units out the riding forces that formed debates in ISS, exhibits what makes ISS a unmarried dialog throughout its range, and offers an authoritative account of debates on all of the major issues inside ISS. this can be an extraordinary survey of the literature and associations of ISS that might be a useful advisor for all scholars and students of ISS, even if traditionalist, 'new schedule' or serious.

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Peace by Peaceful Means: Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization (International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO))

By Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung, one of many founders of recent peace reports, presents a wide-ranging landscape of the information, theories and assumptions on which the learn of peace is based.

The publication is geared up in 4 elements, each one interpreting the only of the 4 significant theoretical ways to peace. the 1st half covers peace thought, exploring the epistemological assumptions of peace. partially clash conception is tested with an exploration of nonviolent and artistic dealing with of clash. Developmental conception is mentioned partly 3, exploring structural violence, quite within the fiscal box, including a attention of the methods of overcoming that violence. The fourth half is dedicated to civilization conception. This consists of an

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Refugees in International Relations

By Alexander Betts

Refugees lie on the center of global politics. The reasons and outcomes of, and responses to, human displacement are intertwined with a number of the center matters of diplomacy. but, students of diplomacy have typically bypassed the research of refugees, and compelled Migration experiences has quite often bypassed insights from diplomacy. Refugees in foreign Relations hence represents an try and bridge the divide among those disciplines, and to put refugees in the mainstream of diplomacy.

Drawing jointly the paintings and ideas of a mix of the world's best and rising diplomacy students, Refugees in overseas Relations considers what principles from diplomacy can supply our figuring out of the foreign politics of pressured migration. The insights draw from around the theoretical spectrum of diplomacy from realism to severe thought to feminism, protecting matters together with foreign cooperation, defense, and the foreign political economic system. They interact with essentially the most difficult political and useful questions in modern compelled migration, together with peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction, and statebuilding. the result's a collection of hugely unique chapters, yielding not just new techniques of wider relevance to diplomacy but in addition insights for lecturers, policy-makers, and practitioners engaged on pressured migration specifically and humanitarianism in general.

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Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk

By Walter Russell Mead

Overseas affairs specialist and award-winning writer of Special Providence Walter Russell Mead right here deals a remarkably clear-eyed account of yankee overseas coverage and the demanding situations it faces post—September 11.Starting with what the USA represents to the realm neighborhood, Mead argues that all through its heritage it's been guided via a coherent set of overseas coverage ambitions. He areas the list of the Bush management within the context of America’s ancient family members with its allies and foes. And he's taking a troublesome examine the foreign scene–from melancholy and rot within the Arab international to tumult in Africa and Asia–and lays out a super framework for tailoring America’s grand technique to our present and destiny threats. Balanced, persuasive, and eminently brilliant, Power, Terror, Peace, and warfare is a piece of notable importance at the function of the U.S. on the planet at the present time.

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Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond

By Michael Ignatieff

For a decade, Michael Ignatieff has supplied eyewitness debts and penetrating analyses from the world's conflict zones. In digital War, he deals an research of the clash in Kosovo and what it capability for the way forward for battle. He describes the newest section in sleek strive against: battle fought by means of handheld remote control. In "real" struggle, international locations are mobilized, squaddies struggle and die, victories are received. In digital battle, besides the fact that, there's usually no formal statement of hostilities, the opponents are strike pilots and laptop programmers, the kingdom enlists as a television viewers, and rather than defeat and victory there's merely an doubtful endgame.

Kosovo was once any such digital battle, a battle during which U.S. and NATO forces did the scuffling with yet merely Kosovars and Serbs did the demise. Ignatieff examines the clash during the eyes of key players--politicians, diplomats, and generals--and during the event of the sufferers, the refugees and civilians who suffered. As unrest maintains within the Balkans, East Timor, and different locations worldwide, Ignatieff increases the troubling danger that digital wars, a lot more uncomplicated to struggle, may perhaps develop into the way in which superpowers impose their will within the century ahead.

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Global Governance: Drawing Insights from the Environmental Experience (Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation)

Much of our event with leading edge techniques to governance on the foreign point includes average assets and the surroundings. while the chilly battle bred an severe problem with the maintenance of current associations, the rising environmental time table has caused an know-how of the necessity for brand spanking new preparations to accomplish sustainable human/environment kinfolk. specifically awesome is the expansion of particular regimes to accommodate issues resembling endangered crops and animals, migratory species, airborne toxins, marine toxins, detrimental wastes, ozone depletion, and weather switch. Nonstate actors have made specifically extraordinary advances within the production and upkeep of those environmental regimes.The participants to this quantity draw upon the stories of environmental regimes to envision the issues of overseas governance within the absence of a global executive. within the approach, they handle 4 critical questions: Has regime research produced a particular belief of governance that may be utilized to the answer of collective-action difficulties on the foreign point? do we establish the stipulations beneficial for foreign "governance with no executive" to be successful? Does the emergence of regimes in particular factor parts have broader results for the way forward for overseas society? do we generalize from adventure with environmental concerns to a broader diversity of overseas governance problems?Contributors : Thomas Bernauer, Lee Botts, Helmut Breitmeier, Paul Muldoon, M. J. Peterson, David Reed, Olav Schram Stokke, Marcia Valiante, Konrad von Moltke, Paul Wapner, Oran R. Young.

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