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Over the Horizon

by David M. Edelstein Cornell University Press (August 15, 2017)

How do established powers react to growing competitors? The United States currently faces a dilemma with regard to China and others over whether to embrace competition and thus substantial present-day costs...


Secession and Security

by Ahsan I. Butt Cornell University Press (November 15, 2017)

"The book is an excellent addition to the scholarly literature on subnational movements, both past and present, offering a range of insights to policymakers across the globe."—Ayesha Jalal, author of The...


"The Hour of Eugenics"

by Nancy Leys Stepan Cornell University Press (November 14, 1996)

Eugenics was a term coined in 1883 to name the scientific and social theory which advocated "race improvement" through selective human breeding. In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many...


Central Banks and Gold

by Simon James Bytheway & Mark Metzler Cornell University Press (November 16, 2016)

In recent decades, Tokyo, London, and New York have been the sites of credit bubbles of historically unprecedented magnitude. Central bankers have enjoyed almost unparalleled power and autonomy. They have cooperated...


Making Uzbekistan

by Adeeb Khalid Cornell University Press (November 20, 2015)

In Making Uzbekistan, Adeeb Khalid chronicles the tumultuous history of Central Asia in the age of the Russian revolution. Traumatic upheavals—war, economic collapse, famine—transformed local society and...


French Sociology

by Johan Heilbron Cornell University Press (July 09, 2015)

French Sociology offers a uniquely comprehensive view of the oldest and still one of the most vibrant national traditions in sociology. Johan Heilbron covers the development of sociology in France from its beginnings...


The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv

by Tarik Cyril Amar Cornell University Press (November 17, 2015)

In The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv, Tarik Cyril Amar reveals the local and transnational forces behind the twentieth-century transformation of one of East Central Europe's most important multiethnic borderland...


DPs

by Mark Wyman Cornell University Press

"Wyman has written a highly readable account of the movement of diverse ethnic and cultural groups of Europe's displaced persons, 1945–1951. An analysis of the social, economic, and political circumstances...


The Triumph of Improvisation

by James Wilson Cornell University Press

In The Triumph of Improvisation, James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. Drawing...


Black Vienna

by Janek Wasserman Cornell University Press (July 11, 2014)

Interwar Vienna was considered a bastion of radical socialist thought, and its reputation as "Red Vienna" has loomed large in both the popular imagination and the historiography of Central Europe. However,...


Final Solutions

by Benjamin A. Valentino Cornell University Press (January 14, 2013)

Benjamin A. Valentino finds that ethnic hatreds or discrimination, undemocratic systems of government, and dysfunctions in society play a much smaller role in mass killing and genocide than is commonly assumed....


Broad Is My Native Land

by Lewis H. Siegelbaum & Leslie Page Moch Cornell University Press (November 13, 2014)

Whether voluntary or coerced, hopeful or desperate, people moved in unprecedented numbers across Russia's vast territory during the twentieth century. Broad Is My Native Land is the first history of late imperial,...


Diplomacy's Value

by Brian C. Rathbun Cornell University Press (October 03, 2014)

What is the value of diplomacy? How does it affect the course of foreign affairs independent of the distribution of power and foreign policy interests? Theories of international relations too often implicitly...


Armed State Building

by Paul D. Miller Cornell University Press

Since 1898, the United States and the United Nations have deployed military force more than three dozen times in attempts to rebuild failed states. Currently there are more state-building campaigns in progress...


Club Red

by Diane P. Koenker Cornell University Press (April 24, 2013)

The Bolsheviks took power in Russia 1917 armed with an ideology centered on the power of the worker. From the beginning, however, Soviet leaders also realized the need for rest and leisure within the new proletarian...


The Populist Persuasion

by Michael Kazin Cornell University Press (October 29, 2014)

"Kazin has written a thoughtful and important book on one of the more consequential movements in American politics-populism. Tracing the emergence of populist campaigns from the 19th century to the present day,...


Empire of Nations

by Francine Hirsch Cornell University Press

When the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, they set themselves the task of building socialism in the vast landscape of the former Russian Empire, a territory populated by hundreds of different peoples belonging...


Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods

by Eric Helleiner Cornell University Press (April 17, 2014)

Eric Helleiner's new book provides a powerful corrective to conventional accounts of the negotiations at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944. These negotiations resulted in the creation of the International...


Exclusions

by Julie Fette Cornell University Press

In the 1930s, the French Third Republic banned naturalized citizens from careers in law and medicine for up to ten years after they had obtained French nationality. In 1940, the Vichy regime permanently expelled...


Killing Others

by Matthew Lange Cornell University Press (February 01, 2017)

In Killing Others, Matthew Lange explores why humans ruthlessly attack and kill people from other ethnic communities. Drawing on an array of cases from around the world and insight from a variety of disciplines,...