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U.S. Security and

Foreign Policy......................................2-3

Conflict and Politics......................... 4-6

Studies in Asian Security................6-7

Politics and Society...........................7-9

Middle East........................................... 9-11

Stanford Briefs..................................11-12

Stanford Studies in
Human Rights...................................12-13

Emerging Frontiers in
the Global Economy..................... 13-14

Studies of the Walter H.

Shorenstein Asia-Pacific
Research Center................................... 14
Global Data Shock The Politics of Space Security
New in Paperback.................................15 Strategic Ambiguity, Deception, Strategic Restraint and the Pursuit
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2 U.S. Security and Foreign Policy

Diplomatic Security Proxy War Tyranny Comes Home
A Comparative Analysis The Least Bad Option The Domestic Fate of U.S.
Edited by Eugenio Cusumano Tyrone L. Groh Militarism
and Christopher Kinsey The U.S. has indirectly intervened Christopher J. Coyne and
As diplomatic personnel are increas- in international conflicts on a Abigail R. Hall
ingly targeted by terrorism and relatively large scale for decades. Many Americans believe that
political violence while overseas, Yet little is known about the foreign military intervention is
sending states are augmenting host immediate usefulness or long-term central to protecting our domestic
nations’ security measures with their effectiveness of contemporary freedoms. But Christopher J.
own. Yet, reinforced security may proxy warfare. Tyrone L. Groh Coyne and Abigail R. Hall urge
also hamper effective diplomacy and explores the circumstances under engaged citizens to think again.
international relations. Diplomatic which indirect warfare works Under certain conditions, policies,
Security explores the global contexts best, how to evaluate it as a policy tactics, and technologies that
and consequences of keeping em- option, and the possible risks are used overseas in the name of
bassies and their personnel safe. and rewards. Proxy War offers a national defense are re-imported
fresh look at this strategy, using to America, changing the national
The essays in this volume offer ten uncommon and understudied landscape and increasing the extent
case studies that illustrate the cases to investigate and illustrate to which we live in a police state.
different arrangements in the U.S., the different types and uses of Coyne and Hall examine this
China, the U.K., France, Germany, proxy war under varying condi- pattern—which they dub “the
Italy, Turkey, Israel, and Russia. tions. What arises is a complete boomerang effect”—considering
Considering the historical and theoretical model of proxy warfare a variety of rich cases that include
legal contexts, authors examine that can be applied to a wide range the rise of state surveillance, the
how states protect their diplomats of situations. Proxy war is here to militarization of domestic law
abroad, what drives changes in stay and will likely become more enforcement, the expanding use of
protective arrangements, and how common as players on the interna- drones, and torture in U.S. prisons.
such measures affect the safety of tional stage increasingly challenge Synthesizing research and applying
diplomats and the institution of U.S. dominance, making it more an economic lens, they develop a
diplomacy. Diplomatic Security not important than ever to understand generalizable theory to predict and
only reveals how a wide variety of how and when to deploy it. explain a startling trend. Tyranny
states handle security needs but also
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domestic politics.
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U.S. Security and Foreign Policy 3

Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy The Hijacked War Under Contract
Religion, Politics, and Strategy The Story of Chinese POWs The Invisible Workers of
Dmitry Adamsky in the Korean War America’s Global War

A nuclear priesthood has arisen in

David Cheng Chang Noah Coburn
Russia. From portable churches to The Korean War lasted for three War is one of the most lucrative
the consecration of weapons sys- years, one month, and two days— job markets for an increasingly
tems, the Russian Orthodox Church but armistice talks occupied more global workforce. Most of the work
has been integrated into every facet than two of those years, as 14,000 on American bases has been out-
of the armed forces to become a vital Chinese prisoners of war refused sourced to private firms that then
part of Russian national security, to return to Communist China, contract out individual jobs, often
politics, and identity. This extraor- effectively hijacking the negotia- to the lowest bidder. An “American”
dinary intertwining of church and tions of world leaders at a pivotal base in Afghanistan or Iraq will be
military is nowhere more visible moment in Cold War history. In staffed with workers from places
than in the nuclear weapons com- The Hijacked War, David Cheng like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the
munity, where the priesthood has Chang vividly portrays the experi- Philippines, Turkey, Bosnia, and
penetrated all levels of command ences of Chinese prisoners in the Nepal: so-called “third-country
and the Church has positioned itself dark, cold, and damp tents of Koje nationals.” Noah Coburn traces
as a guardian of the state’s nuclear and Cheju islands in Korea and this unseen workforce across seven
potential. Russian Nuclear Ortho- how their decisions derailed the countries, following the workers’
doxy highlights the implications of high politics being conducted in often zigzagging journey to war.
this phenomenon for international Washington, Moscow, and Beijing. He confronts the varied conditions
security and sheds light on the role Drawing on newly declassified third-country nationals encounter,
of faith in modern militaries. The archival materials from China, ranging from near slavery to more
book also explores the consequences Taiwan, and the United States and mundane forms of exploitation.
of the confluence of religion and interviews with surviving Chinese Under Contract unspools a complex
strategy for other members of the and North Korean prisoners of war, global web of how modern wars are
nuclear club. Chang depicts the struggle over fought and supported, narrating
“A magnificent, fascinating, and prisoner repatriation that domi- war stories unlike any other.
altogether unique study.” nated the second half of the Korean Coburn’s experience forces readers
War—and changed the course of to reckon with the moral questions
—Eliot A. Cohen,
Johns Hopkins University the Cold War in East Asia—in the of a hidden global war-force and
prisoners’ own words. the costs being shouldered by
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Between Containment The Deepest Border Brokering Peace in
and Rollback The Strait of Gibraltar and Nuclear Environments
The United States and the the Making of the Modern U.S. Crisis Management in
Cold War in Germany Hispano-African Borderland South Asia
Christian F. Ostermann Sasha D. Pack Moeed Yusuf
In the aftermath of World War II, The Deepest Border tells the story of As a growing number of nations
American diplomats and policymakers how a borderland society formed gain nuclear capabilities, the odds
turned to the task of rebuilding around the Strait of Gibraltar, bringing of nuclear war increase. Yet
Europe while keeping Communism historical perspective to one of the nuclear deterrence strategies remain
at bay, confronting a divided Germany. contemporary world’s critical border rooted in Cold War models that don’t
Based on recently declassified docu- zones. In conceptualizing the Strait of consider the new types of nuclear
ments from American, Russian, and Gibraltar region as a borderland, Sasha threats that have arisen. Brokering
German archives, this book tells D. Pack reconsiders the region’s major Peace in Nuclear Environments offers
the story of U.S. policy toward East tensions and conflicts, including the an innovative theory of brokered
Germany from 1945 to 1953. As the Rif Rebellion, the Spanish Civil War, bargaining to better understand and
American approach shifted between the European phase of World War II, solve regional crises. Drawing on
the policy of “containment” and the colonization and decolonization the history of conflict between India
more active “rollback” of Communist of Morocco, and the ongoing contro- and Pakistan, Moeed Yusuf moves
power, the Truman and Eisenhower versies over the exclaves of Gibraltar, beyond debates surrounding the
administrations worked to under- Ceuta, and Melilla. Integrating these widely accepted rational deterrence
mine Soviet-backed Communist rule threads into a long history of the model to offer an original perspective
without compromising economic region, The Deepest Border speaks to rooted in thoughtful analysis of
and nation-building interests in broad questions about how sover- recent regional nuclear conflicts. With
West Germany. There was a darker eignty operates on the “periphery,” depth and insight, Brokering Peace
side to American policy in East the maintenance and construction of in Nuclear Environments urges the
Germany: covert operations, propa- borders, and the enduring legacies of international community to rethink its
ganda, and psychological warfare. imperialism and colonialism. approach to nuclear deterrence.
This international history tracks “Sasha D. Pack’s highly original study “This outstanding book serves as a
relations between East German and of this critical Mediterranean choke- sobering reminder of the dangers that
Soviet Communists, providing new point represents a masterpiece in the crises between regional nuclear actors
perspectives on U.S. foreign policy as field of border studies.” pose to global peace.”
Cold War tensions coalesced. —Julia Clancy-Smith, —Stephen J. Hadley,
University of Arizona former U.S. National Security Advisor
Cold War International
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No Miracles Asia’s Regional Architecture Rebranding China
The Failure of Soviet Decision- Alliances and Institutions in the Contested Status Signaling in
Making in the Afghan War Pacific Century the Changing Global Order
Michael R. Fenzel Andrew Yeo Xiaoyu Pu
The Soviet experience in Afghanistan Asia’s Regional Architecture China is intensely conscious of
provides a useful perspective transcends traditional international its status, at home and abroad.
on today’s events in the region. relations models. It investigates Contradictory posturing as a fragile
Gorbachev decided in 1985 that a change and continuity in Asia’s developing country and a nascent
withdrawal should happen as soon complex array of bilateral and global power makes decoding
as possible. The senior leadership multilateral agreements through China’s foreign policy a challenge,
of the Soviet Union became aware the lens of historical institutional- generating uncertainty in many parts
that their strategy was unraveling ism. Refuting claims regarding the of the world. Using the metaphor of
and their operational and tactical demise of the liberal international rebranding to understand China’s
methods were not working. Yet order, Andrew Yeo reveals how varying displays of status, Xiaoyu Pu
they persisted, and it took the overlapping institutions can analyzes a rising China’s challenges
Soviets another four years to get promote regional governance and and dilemmas on the global stage.
out. In No Miracles, Michael Fenzel reduce uncertainty in a global
Rebranding China demystifies how
explains why and how that hap- context. In addition to considering
the state represents its global position
pened, as viewed from the center of established institutions such as the
by analyzing recent military trans-
the Soviet state. From that perspec- Association of Southeast Asian
formations, regional diplomacy, and
tive, three sources of failure stand Nations and the Asia-Pacific Eco-
international financial negotiations.
out: poor civil-military relations; nomic Cooperation, he discusses
Drawing on a sweeping body of
repeated and rapid turnover of newer regional arrangements
research, including original Chinese
Soviet leadership; and the percep- including the East Asia Summit,
sources and interdisciplinary ideas
tion that Soviet global prestige Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the
from sociology, psychology, and
and influence were inexorably Belt and Road Initiative. This book
international relations, this book puts
tied to the success of the Afghan has important implications for how
forward an innovative framework for
mission. The cost of delay was high policymakers think about institu-
interpreting China’s foreign policy.
for Moscow and, now, the cost of tional design and regionalism in
delaying withdrawal is similarly Asia and beyond. “This is a must-read for anyone inter-
high for the United States. ested in China’s foreign relations and
“A welcome and significant contribu- China’s domestic political develop-
192 pages, 2017 tion to the literature.” ment in the reform era.”
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6 CONFLICT AND POLITICS Studies in asian security

A series edited by Amitav Acharya and David Leheny
The Indonesian Way The Reputational Imperative Democracy From Above?
ASEAN, Europeanization, Nehru’s India in Territorial Conflict The Unfulfilled Promise
and Foreign Policy Debates in Mahesh Shankar of Nationally Mandated
a New Democracy Participatory Reforms
India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal
Jürgen Rüland Nehru, left behind a legacy of both Stephanie L. McNulty
On December 31, 2015, the ten- great achievements and surprising People are increasingly unhappy
member Association of Southeast defeats. Most notably, he failed to with their governments in de-
Asian Nations ushered in a new era resolve the Kashmir dispute with mocracies around the world.
with the founding of the ASEAN Pakistan and the territorial conflict In countries as diverse as India,
Community (AC). The AC was with China. Mahesh Shankar offers a Ecuador, and Uganda, governments
both a historic initiative and an compelling and novel understanding are responding to frustrations
unprecedented step toward the of these puzzling foreign policy mis- by mandating greater citizen
area’s regional integration. Political steps: reputation. India’s investment participation. Yet there’s been little
commentators and media outlets, in its international image powerfully research on their efficacy, despite
however, suggested that Southeast shaped the state’s negotiation and an explosion in their popularity
Asia was taking its first steps on a bargaining tactics during this period. since the mid-1980s. Democracy
linear process of unification that from Above? tests the hypothesis
The Reputational Imperative
would converge on the model that top-down reforms strengthen
proves not only that reputation is a
of the European Union. Jürgen democracies and evaluates the
significant driver in these conflicts
Rüland challenges this previously conditions that affect their success.
but also that it’s about more than
unquestioned diffusion of European
simply looking good on the global Stephanie L. McNulty investigates
norms. Focusing on the reception of
stage. Shankar answers longstanding the results of government mandates
ASEAN in Indonesia, he traces how
questions about Nehru’s territorial in seventeen countries, with
foreign policy stakeholders have
negotiations and provides a deeper close case studies of Guatemala,
responded to calls for ASEAN’s
understanding of how a state’s global Bolivia, and Peru. The first cross-
Europeanization, ultimately fusing
image works. He highlights the national comparison on this issue,
them with their own distinctly
pivotal—yet often overlooked—role Democracy from Above? explores
Indonesian form of regionalism.
reputation can play in a broad global whether the reforms effectively
“With intelligence and nuance, security context. redress persistent problems such
[Rüland] offers an essential study of as discrimination, elite capture,
comparative regionalism and Indo- “An enlightening and unbiased read.”
clientelism, and corruption.
nesia’s role in the ASEAN Charter.” —Alex Weisiger,
University of Pennsylvania 248 pages, May 2019
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Paradoxes of the Popular Super Continent Movement-Driven
Crowd Politics in Bangladesh The Logic of Eurasian Integration Development
Nusrat Chowdhury Kent E. Calder The Politics of Health and
Democracy in Brazil
Few places are as politically A Eurasian transformation is
precarious as Bangladesh, even underway, and it flows from Christopher L. Gibson
fewer as crowded. Its 57,000 square China. The country’s domestic and In the late twentieth and early twenty-
miles are some of the world’s most international policies are poised to first centuries, Brazil improved the
inhabited. It is also one of the change the face of global affairs. The health and well-being of its populace
poorest among the most densely Belt and Road Initiative has called more than any other large democracy
populated nations. In spite of an attention to a deepening Eurasian in the world, declaring a striking
overriding anxiety of exhaustion, continentalism that, as Kent Calder seventy percent reduction in infant
there are a few important caveats to argues, has much more significant mortality rates.
the familiar feelings of despair—a implications than have yet been
In Movement-Driven Development,
growing economy, and an uneven, recognized. In Super Continent,
Christopher L. Gibson combines
yet robust, nationalist sentiment— Calder presents a theoretically
rigorous statistical methodology
which, together, generate revealing guided and empirically grounded
with rich case studies to argue that
paradoxes. In this book, Nusrat explanation for these changes. He
this transformation is the result of a
Chowdhury offers insights into the shows that understanding China’s
subnationally-rooted process driven
so-called Bangladesh Paradox in emerging regional and global roles
by civil society actors, namely the
order to analyze the constitutive involves comprehending two ongo-
Sanitarist Movement. He argues that
contradictions of popular politics. ing transformations—within China
their ability to leverage state-level
Chowdhury writes provocatively and across Eurasia as a whole—and
political positions to launch a gradual
about everyday democracy in Ban- that the two are profoundly inter-
but persistent attack on health policy
gladesh in a rich ethnography that related. Calder underlines that the
implementation enabled them to
studies some of the most conse- geo-economic logic that prevailed
infuse their social welfare ideology
quential protests of the last decade. across Eurasia and made the Silk
into the practice of Brazil’s democracy.
Ultimately, Chowdhury makes an Road a central thoroughfare of
original case for the crowd as a world affairs for close to two millen- “An impeccable, multifaceted study
defining feature and a foundational nia, is reasserting itself once again. of a uniquely successful movement of
force of democratic practices in public health professionals in Brazil,
“This book should be read widely by [this] is a foundational contribution to
South Asia and beyond. scholars, officials, and practitioners.” the evolution of social movement and
South Asia in Motion —David Shambaugh, development theory.”
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Rules, Paper, Status The Politics of Compassion Justice for Some
Migrants and Precarious The Sichuan Earthquake and Law and the Question of Palestine
Bureaucracy in Civic Engagement in China Noura Erakat
Contemporary Italy Bin Xu Justice for Some offers a new
Anna Tuckett The 2008 Sichuan earthquake approach to understanding the
Drawing on in-depth fieldwork in killed 87,000 people and left 5 Palestinian struggle for freedom,
Italy, one of Europe’s biggest receiving million homeless. In response, an told through the power and control
countries, Rules, Paper, Status reveals unprecedented wave of volunteers of international law. Focusing on
how migration actually plays out on and civic associations streamed in key junctures—from the Balfour
the ground. Anna Tuckett highlights to help. The Politics of Compassion Declaration in 1917 to present-day
the complex processes of inclusion examines how civically engaged wars in Gaza—Noura Erakat shows
and exclusion produced through citizens acted on the ground, how how the strategic deployment of
encounters with immigration law. they understood the meaning of law has shaped current conditions.
The statuses of “legal” or “illegal,” their actions, and how the political Over the past century, the law
which media and political accounts climate shaped their actions and has done more to advance Israel’s
use as synonyms for “good” and understandings. This book is a interests than the Palestinian’s. But,
“bad,” are not created by practices of powerful account of how the wide- Erkat argues, this outcome was
border-crossing, but rather through spread death and suffering caused never inevitable. Law is politics,
legal and bureaucratic processes by the earthquake illuminates and its meaning and application
within borders devised by governing the moral-political dilemma depend on the political interven-
states. Taking migrants’ interactions faced by Chinese citizens and tion of states and people alike.
with immigration regimes as her provides a window into the Within the law, change is possible,
starting point, Tuckett argues that world of civic engagement in and international law can serve
successfully navigating Italian contemporary China. the cause of freedom when it
immigration bureaucracy requires is mobilized in support of a
“Bin Xu’s analytic insights into
and induces culturally specific ‘the politics of compassion’ are political movement.
modes of behavior. acute, but his account never erases “A radical rethinking of the role
the personal and human. The result of law and legal advocacy in the
“A must-read for immigration scholars
is riveting, provocative, and struggle for Palestinian rights.
and anyone interested in the day-to-
ultimately heartbreaking.” Brilliant, inspiring, coldly realistic—
day workings of street-level bureau-
crats and the myriad ways they make —Deborah Davis, and hopeful.”
law and, in the process, transform Yale University
—Duncan Kennedy,
immigrants into ‘cultural citizens.’ 256 pages, 2017 Harvard Law School
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Partitions Hamas Contained Challenged Hegemony
A Transnational History The Rise and Pacification of The United States, China, and
of Twentieth-Century Palestinian Resistance Russia in the Persian Gulf
Territorial Separatism Tareq Baconi Steve A. Yetiv and
Edited by Arie M. Dubnov Demonized in media and Katerina Oskarsson
and Laura Robson policy debates, various accusations and Few issues in international affairs
Partition—the physical division of critical assumptions have been used to and energy security animate thinkers
territory along ethno-religious lines justify extreme military action against more than the classic topic of hege-
into separate nation-states—is often Hamas. The reality of Hamas is, of mony, and the case of the Persian
presented as a political “solution” course, far more complex. Neither a Gulf is particularly fertile ground
to ethnic conflict. In the twentieth democratic political party nor a ter- for considering this concept. Steve A.
century, new nation-states—the Irish rorist group, Hamas is a multifaceted Yetiv and Katerina Oskarsson offer a
Free State, the Dominions (later liberation organization, one rooted in panoramic study of hegemony and
Republics) of India and Pakistan, the nationalist claims of the Palestinian foreign powers in the Persian Gulf,
and the State of Israel—emerged as people. Hamas Contained offers the presenting the most comprehensive,
the result of partition, all in contexts first history of the group on its own data-driven portrait to date of their
of extreme violence. This volume terms. Drawing on interviews with evolving relations.
offers the first collective history of organization leaders, as well as publi-
cations from the group, Tareq Baconi The authors argue that the United
the concept of partition, tracing
maps Hamas’s thirty-year transition States has become hegemonic
its emergence in the aftermath of
from fringe military resistance towards in the Persian Gulf, ultimately
the First World War and locating
governance. He breaks new ground in protecting oil security for the
its genealogy in the politics of
questioning the conventional under- entire global economy. Through an
twentieth-century empire and
standing of Hamas and shows how analysis of official and unofficial
the movement’s ideology ultimately diplomatic relations, trade statistics,
“Tracing the movement of partition military records, and more,
theories and practices across multiple threatens the Palestinian struggle and,
inadvertently, its own legitimacy. they provide a detailed account
colonial spaces, this volume resists of how U.S. hegemony and oil
both functional explanations and “Ground-breaking, rigorously security have grown in tandem, as,
the balance-sheet approach in favor researched, and strikingly fair-
of a deeply historicized account of simultaneously, China and Russia
minded, Hamas Contained is
partition’s multiple lives and after- essential reading.” have increased their political and
lives across the twentieth century —Avi Shlaim, economic presence.
and beyond.” University of Oxford
256 pages, 2018
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For the War Yet to Come Hotels and Highways BRICS or Bust?
Planning Beirut’s Frontiers The Construction of Modernization Escaping the Middle-Income Trap
Hiba Bou Akar Theory in Cold War Turkey Hartmut Elsenhans and
Beirut is a city divided. Following Begüm Adalet Salvatore Babones
the Green Line of the civil war, The early decades of the Cold War Once among the fastest developing
today hundreds of such lines presented seemingly boundless economies, growth has slowed
dissect the city. Urban planning opportunity for the construction of or stalled in Brazil, Russia, India,
could bring a peaceful future, but “laboratories” of American society China, and South Africa. How
with unclear state structures and abroad. With this book, Begüm can governments jump-start
outsourced public processes, urban Adalet reveals how Turkey became the rise of these middle-income
planning has instead become a both the archetypal model of mod- countries? BRICS or Bust? argues
contest between religious-political ernization and an active partner for that economic catch-up requires
organizations and profit-seeking its enactment. In tracking the growth investment in the productivity of
developers. For the War Yet to Come and transmission of modernization ordinary citizens. Diverging from
examines urban planning in three as a theory and in practice in Turkey, the popular narrative of increased
neighborhoods of Beirut’s south- Hotels and Highways offers not liberalization, it calls for direct
eastern peripheries, revealing how only a specific history of a postwar government investment in human
these areas have been developed to development model that continues infrastructure, policies that increase
reproduce poverty, displacement, to influence our world, but a widely wages and the bargaining power
and urban violence. Hiba Bou Akar relevant consideration of how theo- of labor, and the strategic use of
argues that these neighborhoods retical debates ultimately take shape exchange rates to encourage export-
are arranged according to the logic in concrete situations. led growth. Examining barriers to
of “the war yet to come,” playing implementation, Hartmut Elsenhans
“Hotels and Highways gives a clear
on fears and differences, rumors of understanding how U.S. hegemony and Salvatore Babones find that the
war, and paramilitary strategies to was conceived and implemented in main obstacle to such reforms is an
organize everyday life. the aftermath of World War II and absence of political will, stemming
how thorough and decisive was its from closely guarded elite privilege
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What Is a Border? Living Emergency Branding Humanity
Manlio Graziano Israel’s Permit Regime in the Competing Narratives of Rights,
Occupied West Bank Violence, and Global Citizenship
The fall of the Berlin Wall, symbol
of the bipolar order that emerged Yael Berda Amal Hassan Fadlalla
after World War II, seemed to inau- In 1991, the Israeli government The Save Darfur movement
gurate an age of ever fewer borders. introduced emergency legislation gained an international following,
The liberalization and integration canceling the general exit permit garnering widespread international
of markets, the creation of vast that allowed Palestinians to enter attention to this remote Sudanese
free-trade zones, and the birth of a Israel. Today, Israel’s permit regime territory. But how do local activists
new political and monetary union for Palestinians is one of the world’s and those throughout the Sudanese
in Europe all appeared to point in most extreme and complex appara- diaspora in the United States
that direction. Only thirty years tuses for population management. situate their own notions of rights,
later, boundaries and borders are In Living Emergency, Yael Berda nationalism, and identity? Based
expanding in number and being brings readers inside the permit on interviews with Sudanese social
reintroduced in places where they regime, and offers a first-hand actors, activists, and their allies in
had virtually been abolished. Is this account of how the Israeli secret the United States, the Sudan, and
an out-of-step, deceptive last gasp service, government, and military online, Branding Humanity traces
of national sovereignty or the vic- civil administration control the the global story of violence and the
tory of the weight of history over Palestinian population. remaking of Sudanese identities.
the power of place? The fact that Amal Hassan Fadlalla examines
“Living Emergency is a ground-
borders have made a comeback, breaking analysis of the bureaucracy how activists contest, reshape,
warns Manlio Graziano, does not of occupation. And in Yael Berda, and reclaim the stories of violence
mean that they will resolve any this intricate and obfuscated bu- emerging from the Sudan and their
problems. His geopolitical analysis reaucracy has met its match: Her identities as migrants. Branding
draws our attention to the ground meticulous research and brilliant Humanity helps us see beyond
shifting under our feet in the pres- insights call on us all to acknowledge the oft-monolithic international
ent and allows us to speculate on the ways in which the contemporary
rule of officials has developed across branding of conflict. Fadlalla asks
what might happen in the future. the globe.” readers to consider how national
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Letters to the Contrary Making Money Globalization Under and
A Curated History of the UNESCO How Taiwanese Industrialists After Socialism
Human Rights Survey Embraced the Global Economy The Evolution of Transnational
Edited and Introduced by Gary G. Hamilton and Capital in Central and
Mark Goodale, Cheng-shu Kao Eastern Europe
Foreword by Samuel Moyn Beginning in the 1950s, Tawian rapidly Besnik Pula
The Universal Declaration of Human industrialized, becoming a tributary The post-communist states of
Rights (UDHR) has long served as to an increasingly “borderless” East Central and Eastern Europe have
the foundation for the protection Asian economy. And though President gone from being among the world’s
of human rights around the world. Trump has called for the loss of U.S. most closed, autarkic economies to
Historians and human rights scholars manufacturing jobs, domestic retailers some of the most export-oriented
have claimed that the UDHR was and merchandisers still willingly and globally integrated. Besnik Pula
influenced by UNESCO’s 1947–48 ship production overseas, primarily reaches deep into the region’s history
global survey of intellectuals, theo- to Taiwan. and comparatively examines its
logians, and cultural and political From prominent names like Pou Chen long-run industrial development to
leaders, a survey that supposedly and Hon Hai to the owners of small explain this shift. In the 1970s, Central
revealed a universal consensus on and midsize firms, Taiwan’s contract and Eastern European socialist
human rights. manufacturers have become the leaders intensified engagements with
world’s most sophisticated suppliers the capitalist West, which challenged
Based on meticulous archival
research, Letters to the Contrary of consumer products the world over. the Stalinist developmental model
Drawing on over 30 years of research in favor of exports and transna-
revises and enlarges the conven-
and more than 800 interviews, Ham- tional integration. A new reliance
tional understanding of UNESCO’s
ilton and Kao tell these industrialists’ on exports launched the integration
human rights survey. Mark Goodale
uncovers a historical record filled stories. The picture that emerges is one of Eastern European industry into
of agile neo-capitalists, caught in the value chains that cut across the
with letters and responses that
flux of a rapidly changing landscape, East-West political divide. This book
were omitted, polite refusals to
who tirelessly endeavor to profit on enriches our understanding of a
respond, and outright rejections of
it. Making Money reveals its subjects regional shift, while also explaining
the universal human rights ideal. In
to be at once producers of economic the distinct international roles that
collecting, annotating, and analyzing
globalization and its byproducts, and Central and Eastern European states
these responses, Goodale reveals an
alternative history deeply connected Taiwanese businesspeople have played have assumed in the globalized
a tremendous role in their nation’s twenty-first century.
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Discreet Power Dynasties and Democracy Manipulating Globalization
How the World Economic Forum The Inherited Incumbency The Influence of Bureaucrats on
Shapes Market Agendas Advantage in Japan Business in China
Christina Garsten and Daniel M. Smith Ling Chen
Adrienne Sörbom Although democracy is, in principle, Beginning in the 2000s, the Chinese
In Discreet Power, Christina the antithesis of dynastic rule, state shifted from attracting foreign
Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom families with multiple members in investment to promoting techno-
undertake an ethnographic study elective office continue to be com- logical competitiveness of domestic
of the World Economic Forum mon around the world. In most firms. This shift caused tensions
(WEF). Granted access to one of the democracies, the proportion of between winners and losers, leading
primary agenda-setting organizations such “democratic dynasties” de- local bureaucrats to compete for
of our day, they situate the WEF clines over time, and rarely exceeds resources. While bureaucrats suc-
within an emerging system of ten percent of all legislators. Japan cessfully built coalitions to motivate
“discretionary governance,” in is a startling exception, with over businesses to upgrade in some cities,
which organizations craft ideas and a quarter of all legislators in recent in others, vested interests within the
entice formal authorities in order years being dynastic. In Dynasties government deprived businesses of
to garner significant sway. Yet the and Democracy, Daniel M. Smith developmental resources. Ling Chen
WEF has no formal mandate to sets out to explain when and why argues that the roots of coalitional
implement its positions. It must dynasties persist in democra- variation lie in the type of foreign
convince others to advance chosen cies, and why their numbers are firms with which local governments
causes and enact suggestions, only now beginning to wane in forged alliances. Chen advances a
rendering its position quite fragile. Japan—questions that have long new theory of economic policies in
Garsten and Sörbom argue that the perplexed regional experts. His authoritarian regimes and informs
WEF must be viewed relationally as findings extend far beyond Japan, debates about the nature of Chinese
a brokering organization that lives shedding light on the causes and capitalism. Her findings shed light
between the market and political consequences of dynastic politics on state-led development and coali-
spheres and that extends its reach for democracies around the world. tion formation in other emerging
through associated individuals and “It is hard to think of a sharper economies that comprise the new
groups. They place the WEF in the evaluation of the effects of political “globalized” generation.
context of a broader shift, arguing institutions on the quality and “This is a must-read for anyone
that networks across business, poli- nature of democratic competition.” interested in China’s political economy
tics, and civil society organizations —Frances McCall Rosenbluth, and its global implications.”
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