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Mission RevolutionThe U.S. Military and Stability Operations

Mission Revolution: The U.S. Military and Stability Operations

Jennifer Taw

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153256
eISBN:
9780231526821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153256.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Defined as operations other than war, stability operations can include peacekeeping activities, population control, and counternarcotics efforts, and for the entire history of the United States ... More

New Battlefields/Old LawsCritical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

William Banks (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book argues that changing patterns of global armed conflicts are forcing a reexamination of the traditional laws of war. The Hague Rules, the customary laws of war, and the post-1949 law of ... More

No Return, No RefugeRites and Rights in Minority Repatriation

No Return, No Refuge: Rites and Rights in Minority Repatriation

Elazar Barkan and Howard Adelman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153362
eISBN:
9780231526906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153362.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Refugee displacement is a global phenomenon that has uprooted millions of individuals over the past century. In the 1980s, repatriation became the preferred option for resolving the refugee crisis. ... More

The Political Impossibility of Modern CounterinsurgencyStrategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes

The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes

David Jones and M.L.R. Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170000
eISBN:
9780231539128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170000.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The counterinsurgency (COIN) paradigm dominates military and political conduct in contemporary Western strategic thought. It assumes future wars will unfold as “low intensity” conflicts within rather ... More

Presidential DebatesRisky Business on the Campaign Trail

Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail

Alan Schroeder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231170574
eISBN:
9780231541503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170574.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Alan Schroeder’s big-picture history recounts the phenomenon of American televised presidential debates and its evolution over the past half century. From pundits to political operatives, from debate ... More

Protection Amid ChaosThe Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Protection Amid Chaos: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Nadya Hajj

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180627
eISBN:
9780231542920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180627.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The right to own property is something we generally take for granted. For refugees living in camps, in some cases for as long as generations, the link between citizenship and property ownership ... More

The Quest for SecurityProtection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance

The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance

Joseph Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156868
eISBN:
9780231527651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156868.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book confronts the quest for security arising from the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century. It begins with an expansive, balanced analysis of ... More

Radical CosmopoliticsThe Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism

Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism

James Ingram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161107
eISBN:
9780231536417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161107.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

While supporting the cosmopolitan pursuit of a world that respects all rights and interests, this book supports political theorists which have, in their approach to this book's project, compromised ... More

Reforming DemocraciesSix Facts About Politics That Demand a New Agenda

Reforming Democracies: Six Facts About Politics That Demand a New Agenda

Douglas Chalmers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162951
eISBN:
9780231531054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162951.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Even well-established democracies need reform, and any successful effort to reform democracies must look beyond conventional institutions—elections, political parties, special interests, legislatures ... More

The Restructuring of Capitalism in Our Time

The Restructuring of Capitalism in Our Time

William Tabb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158428
eISBN:
9780231528030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158428.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Actions taken by the United States and other countries during the Great Recession focused on restoring the viability of major financial institutions while guaranteeing debt and stimulating growth. ... More

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