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International Studies Intensives: International Studies Intensives


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International Studies Intensives (ISI) is a book series that springs from the desire to keep students engaged in the world around them. ISI books are meant to offer an intensive introduction to subjects often left out of the curriculum. Our authors are from a range of disciplines and employ many different methodological approaches to teaching about international issues. Yet each and every ISI book packs a wealth of information into a small space, and does so in ways that students find compelling and instructors find useful. ISI books are relatively short, visually attractive, and affordably priced. Examination/inspection copies for course adoption may be requested from the Webpage of any book in the series. Book proposals for the series should be directed to the co-editors: [email protected] and [email protected].

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American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and World Order

American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and World Order

1st Edition

David P. Forsythe, Patrice C. McMahon
November 29, 2016

Is the US really exceptional in terms of its willingness to take universal human rights seriously? According to the rhetoric of American political leaders, the United States has a unique and lasting commitment to human rights principles and to a liberal world order centered on rule of law and human...

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Politics of Apology

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Politics of Apology

1st Edition

Loramy Gerstbauer
October 31, 2016

Acts of contrition and transitional justice—admission of wrong, apology, and reparations—have become fashionable in the discourse of international affairs. Using a case-study approach that inspires student discussion of concrete examples, this text addresses important questions about the politics...

The New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for an Unruly World

The New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for an Unruly World

1st Edition

J. Martin Rochester
March 07, 2016

This book looks at the evolving relationship between war and international law, examining the complex practical and legal dilemmas posed by the changing nature of war in the contemporary world, whether the traditional rules governing the onset and conduct of hostilities apply anymore, and how they...

International Relations as Negotiation

International Relations as Negotiation

1st Edition

Brian R Urlacher
September 30, 2015

Negotiations are central to the operation of the international system, found at the heart of every conflict and every act of cooperation. Negotiation is the primary vehicle that states use to manage conflict and build prosperity in a complicated and dangerous international system. International...

Violence Against Women and the Law

Violence Against Women and the Law

1st Edition

David L Richards, Jillienne Haglund
August 30, 2015

This book examines the strength of laws addressing four types of violence against women--rape, marital rape, domestic violence, and sexual harassment--in 196 countries from 2007 to 2010. It analyzes why these laws exist in some places and not others, and why they are stronger or weaker in places...

Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action

Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action

1st Edition

Jonathan Wilkenfeld
August 27, 2015

Recent generations have experienced dramatic improvements in the quality of human life across the globe. Wars between states are fought less frequently and are less lethal. Food is more plentiful and more easily accessed. In most parts of the world, birthrates are down and life expectancy up....

From Jicama to Jackfruit: The Global Political Economy of Food

From Jicama to Jackfruit: The Global Political Economy of Food

1st Edition

Kimberly A. Weir
December 30, 2014

What did you have for breakfast? Did you ever stop to think about the people and steps involved with how your banana or cereal got on your plate? Nearly everyone is a part of the global food system, yet few people are aware of how it operates. Kimberly A. Weir starts by evaluating how we are...

Governing the World?: Addressing

Governing the World?: Addressing "Problems Without Passports"

1st Edition

Thomas G Weiss
October 30, 2014

Problems posed by Syria s chemical weapons attacks, Egypt s ouster of an elected government, and myriad other global dilemmas beg the question of whether and how the world can be governed. The challenge is addressing what former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Problems without Passports...

Global Democracy and the World Social Forums

Global Democracy and the World Social Forums

2nd Edition

Jackie Smith, Marina Karides, Marc Becker, Dorval Brunelle, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Donatella Della Porta
July 30, 2014

The World Social Forum quickly became the largest political gathering in human history and continues to offer a direct challenge to the extreme inequities of corporate-led globalisation. It has expanded its presence and continues to be an exciting experiment in global and participatory democracy....

Watching Human Rights: The 101 Best Films

Watching Human Rights: The 101 Best Films

1st Edition

Mark Gibney
January 30, 2014

In order to be able to protect human rights, it is first necessary to see the denial of those rights. Aside from experiencing human rights violations directly, either as a victim or as an eyewitness, more than any other medium film is able to bring us closer to this aspect of the human experience....

Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights, and US Foreign Policy

Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights, and US Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Mahmood Monshipouri
January 30, 2014

As Egypt retreats from its newly elected government and Syria moves from one crisis to another, this book’s reflection on the Arab Spring could not be more timely. Monshipouri’s account of the role of emotion, solidarity, and online activism is informed by several trips to the region that continue...

Global Health in the 21st Century: The Globalization of Disease and Wellness

Global Health in the 21st Century: The Globalization of Disease and Wellness

1st Edition

Debra L. DeLaet, David E. DeLaet
September 30, 2012

Perhaps no other public policy issue has greater potential to affect some of the most significant economic, political, social, and ethical changes of the 21st century than global health. In this book, a scholar/physician team authors a comprehensive introduction to global health issues and...

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