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The enigma of nationalism.
April 1, 1995... Anthony D. Smith. Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1991, 226 pp. Liah Greenfeld. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992, 571 pp. Benedict Anderson. 2d ed. London: Verso, 1991, 224 pp. The biblical story of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11) could be interpreted as a mythical...
Assessing competing defense postures: the strategic implications of "flexible response."
April 1, 1995... The concept of flexible response, originally formulated by NATO, can be traced to the dissatisfaction of some strategic thinkers with the Eisenhower administration's New Look defense policy and its implementation in the doctrine of massive retaliation. Critics charged that New Look,...
The modernization of factionalism in Chinese politics.
July 1, 1995... The informal dimension has always been paramount in Chinese politics. This was the case when Mao Zedong was in command, and it remains the case under Deng Xiaoping, despite all attempts to minimize its impact. It may be argued, nevertheless, that the nature of informal politics has changed...
Institutions, elites, and technological change in France and Germany.
April 1, 1995... With the end of the cold war, a new set of fault lines has emerged in the international political economy. The political consequences of economic competition, previously driven by the tensions between command economies and market economies, now hinge increasingly on the differences in the...
Politics beyond the state: environmental activism and world civic politics.
April 1, 1995... Interest in transnational activist groups such as Greenpeace, European Nuclear Disarmament (END), and Amnesty International has been surging. Much of this new attention on the part of students of international relations is directed at showing that transnational activists make a difference...