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  1. Who Fights for Reputation in International Politics? Leaders, Resolve and the Use of Force

    Yarhi-Milo, Keren
    Yarhi-Milo's book Knowing The Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence Organizations, and Assessments of Intentions in International Relations (Princeton University Press, 2014) explores how and why civilian leaders and intelligence organizations select and interpret an adversary’s signals of intentions differently. It is winner of the Edgar S. Furniss Book Award, given annually to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security.

  2. The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

    Shapiro, Jacob
    How do terrorist groups control their members? Do the tools groups use to monitor their operatives and enforce discipline create security vulnerabilities that governments can exploit? The Terrorist's Dilemma is the first book to systematically examine the great variation in how terrorist groups are structured. Employing a broad range of agency theory, historical case studies, and terrorists' own internal documents, Shapiro provocatively discusses the core managerial challenges that terrorists face and illustrates how their political goals interact with the operational environment to push them to organize in particular ways.Shapiro provides a historically informed explanation for why some groups have little hierarchy, while...

  3. Accepting the Unacceptable: West Germany's Changing Border Policy, 1945-1990

    Atzili, Boaz
    In this talk, Boaz Atzili seeks to bridge the gap in the literature by studying the case of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and its policy's coming to terms with its territorial losses post World War II. He concentrates on German land east of the Oder-Neisse line, which was annexed by Poland and Russia in the Potsdam Conference of 1945. In the early years of the FRG, both policy and public discourse strongly opposed the acknowledgment and acceptance of the new border. By the time of Germany's reunification in 1990, however, the opposite was true. Today, even the remnants...

  4. Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence

    Rovner, Joshua
    In Fixing the Facts, Joshua Rovner explores the complex interaction between intelligence and policy and shines a spotlight on the problem of politicization. Major episodes in the history of American foreign policy have been closely tied to the manipulation of intelligence estimates. Rovner describes how the Johnson administration dealt with the intelligence community during the Vietnam War; how President Nixon and President Ford politicized estimates on the Soviet Union; and how pressure from the George W. Bush administration contributed to flawed intelligence on Iraq. He also compares the U.S. case with the British experience between 1998 and 2003, and demonstrates that...

  5. Presidents, Kings, Dictators, & War: Leader Risk and International Politics

    Horowitz, Michael
    This talk attempts to bring leaders, the decision makers who start wars and make the peace, back into our core understanding of international politics. It challenges the assumption of traditional international relations research, demonstrating that leaders matter, and importantly their observable early life experiences shape their subsequent preferences and propensity to use military force in systematic ways.

  6. Techno-Blinders: The U.S. Techno-Centric Strategic Culture

    Stanley, Elizabeth
    Elizabeth A. Stanley is an associate professor of security studies at Georgetown University, with appointments in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government. She is also the founder of the Mind Fitness Training Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching skills for enhancing performance and building resilience to stress.

  7. The Fuzzy Governance of Soft Hard Law and Hard Soft Law

    Jojarth, Christine
    The increasing prominence of unconventional, cross-border security threats posed by non-state actors is challenging traditional international diplomacy and its most cherished tool: international treaties. Policy-making circles and academia alike often deplore the fact that it is getting ever more difficult to reach international agreements that are legally binding and global in reach. This talk challenges this appraisement on two fronts. For one, I will argue that legal bindingness in itself is a poor predictor of the effectiveness of an agreement’s ability to impact states' behavior. In fact, so-called "hard law" — i.e. legally binding agreements — often turns out to be...

  8. Ethnic Bargaining: The Paradox of Minority Empowerment

    Jenne, Erin
    Erin K. Jenne is Associate Professor of International Relations and European Studies at Central European University in Budapest. She teaches on the subjects of nationalism and civil warfare, international relations, qualitative methods and research design, and ethnic conflict in Eastern Europe. Jenne's first book, Ethnic Bargaining: The Paradox of Minority Empowerment (Cornell University Press, 2007), received the Edgar S. Furniss Award. In this book, Jenne describes a theory of minority politics that that combines field research and comparative analysis with the insights of rational choice and bargaining. She builds her theory from research completed in the post-communist countries of East Central...

  9. The Politics of Opening Markets: A Comparison of Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Negotiation Strategies

    Davis, Christina
    Her teaching and research interests bridge international relations and comparative politics, with a focus on trade policy. Her interests include the politics and foreign policy of Japan and the European Union and the study of international organizations. She is currently doing research on a book about how domestic institutions influence the choice of trade negotiation strategies and WTO adjudication cases.

  10. The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation: Identity, Emotions, and Foreign Policy

    Hymans, Jacques
    In this book, Hymans explores why few states have acquired nuclear weapons even though dozens have long been capable of doing so. He finds that the key to this surprising historical pattern lies not in externally imposed constraints, but in state leaders’ conceptions of the national identity.

  11. Mershon Center for International Security Studies Furniss Book Award

    Becker, Cathy
    The University Archives has determined that this item is of continuing value to OSU's history.

  12. War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe

    Hui, Victoria Tin-bor
    Victoria Tin-bor Hui is Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Notre Dame. She is author of "War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe" (Cambridge, 2005), winner of the Mershon Center's Edgar S. Furniss Book Award for an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security. Hui will deliver a lecture based on her book, which demonstrates that from 656-221 B.C., China's government consisted of a system of sovereign territorial states similar to those in early modern Europe. This finding runs counter to the common belief that the roots of liberal democracy are unique...

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