Latest Research: Books

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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