Latest Research: Books


Becoming Multicultural

July 27, 2012

In a world of nation-states, international migration raises questions of membership: Should foreigners be admitted to the national space? If so, according to what criteria and for what ends?

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Immigration and Public Opinion in Liberal Democracies

July 6, 2012

Although ambivalence characterizes the stance of scholars toward the desirability of close opinion-policy linkages in general, it is especially evident with regard to immigration. The controversy and disagreement about whether public opinion should drive immigration policy are among the factors making immigration one of the most difficult political debates across the West.

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Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia’s Developmental State

January 24, 2012

In “Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia’s Developmental State”, Joseph Wong examines the emerging biotechnology sector in Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore.

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Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II

January 11, 2012

This book offers a major challenge to our understandings of nationalism, racism, colonialism and wartime mobilization during the Second World War.

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A Passion for Facts: Social Surveys and the Construction of the Chinese Nation-State, 1900–1949

December 17, 2011

In this new book, Tong Lam examines the emergence of the “culture of fact” in modern China, showing how elites and intellectuals sought to transform the dynastic empire into a nation-state to ensure its survival.

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International Practices: Cambridge Studies in International Relations

August 1, 2011

It is in and through practices – deeds that embody shared intersubjective knowledge – that social life is organized, that subjectivities are constituted, and that history unfolds. One can think of dozens of different practices (from balancing to banking or networking) which constitute the social fabric of world politics. This book brings together leading scholars in fields from International Law and Humanitarianism to nuclear deterrence and the UN to provide effective new tools to understand a range of pressing issues of the era of globalization. As an entry point to the study of world politics, the concept of practice accommodates a variety of perspectives in a coherent yet flexible fashion and opens the door to much-needed interdisciplinary research in International Relations.

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Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China

May 31, 2011

By Dan Breznitz and Michael Murprhee Few observers are unimpressed by the economic ambition of China or by the nation’s remarkable rate of growth. But what does the future hold? This meticulously researched book closely examines the strengths and weaknesses...

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Munk School Announces Book Titled: “Diplomacy in the Digital Age”

April 26, 2011

Inspired by Allan Gotlieb’s capacity to reshape diplomacy for the times, the contributors to this volume grapple with the challenges of a digital age where information is everywhere and confidentiality is almost nowhere.

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