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Editor: Susan M. Lynch, Program Assistant, International Security Program; Web Manager, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Environment and Natural Resources; International Security; Religion in International Affairs; Science, Technology, and Public Policy
By William Bratton and Zachary Tumin, Special Assistant to the Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Random House/Crown (January 2012)
In Collaborate or Perish!, former Los Angeles police chief and New York police commissioner William Bratton and Harvard Kennedy School’s Zachary Tumin lay out a field-tested playbook for collaborating across the boundaries of our networked world. Today, when everyone is connected, collaboration is the game changer. Agencies and firms, citizens and groups who can collaborate, Bratton and Tumin argue, will thrive in the networked world; those who can’t are doomed to perish.
“Collaborate or Perish! packs a powerful one two punch: practical street-smart experience lashed up to a coherent intellectual framework for managing and fostering change. It’s a user’s down-to-earth guide for transforming a traditional hierarchy into an agile, self-sustaining network. I only wish I had such a guide in some of my former government positions.”
—Gen. Michael V. Hayden, USAF (ret.), and former Director, National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency
Edited by Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. (January 2012)
Through five previous editions, Economics of the Environment has served as a valuable supplement to environmental economics texts and as a stand-alone book of original readings in the field of environmental economics. Nearly seven years have passed since the previous edition of this volume was published, and it is now more than three decades since the first edition appeared. The sixth edition continues this tradition.
The articles are timely, with more than 90 percent published since 1990—and half since 2005. There are two new sections of the book, “Economics of Natural Resources” and “Corporate Social Responsibility,” and all chapters in the section on global climate change are new to the sixth edition.
By Justin Dargin; Former Associate and Research Fellow, Dubai Initiative, and Tai Wei Lim
Perspectives in Economic and Social History
Pickering & Chatto (November 2011)
This study offers a vital reappraisal of the trade relationship between North- East Asia and the Gulf. Writing from a non-Western standpoint, Dargin and Lim make a compelling case for how these regions became economically integrated in the wake of the1973 oil crisis. The historical role of India in connecting these regions is examined indepth, whilst the economic modernization of China and Japan is also stressed.
By Aki Peritz and Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate on leave to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyberpolicy
Public Affairs (March 2012)
While many assume that the White House, CIA, and military started with a fully realized plan to counter al- Qaeda after 9/11, FIND, FIX, FINISH describes the evolution of that plan from the haphazard targeting of individual terrorists to the development of a strategy—and a fearsome capacity—to find, fix, and finish them.
“A skillful combination of antiterrorism fireworks with perceptive analysis of our strategies.”
Edited by Timothy Samuel Shah, Alfred Stepan, and Monica Duffy Toft, Associate Professor of Public Policy
Oxford University Press (January 2012)
In recent years, the role of religion in the study and conduct of international affairs has become increasingly important. The essays in this volume seek to question and remedy the problematic neglect of religion in extant scholarship, grappling with puzzles, issues, and questions concerning religion and world affairs in six major areas. Contributors critically revisit the “secularization thesis,” which proclaimed the steady erosion of religion’s public presence as an effect of modernization; explore the relationship between religion, democracy, and the juridico-political discourse of human rights; assess the role of religion in fomenting, ameliorating, and redressing violent conflict; and consider the value of religious beliefs, actors, and institutions to the delivery of humanitarian aid and the fostering of socio-economic development. Finally, the volume addresses the representation of religion in the expanding global media landscape, the unique place of religion in American foreign policy, and the dilemmas it presents. Drawing on the work of leading scholars as well as policy makers and analysts, Rethinking Religion and World Affairs is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to the interconnections of religion and global politics.
“Rethinking Religion and World Affairs is a unique compendium of the perspectives of many of the top scholars writing on the increasingly prominent, but long neglected topic of religion and world politics. Illuminating the intersection of religion with the themes of democracy, human rights, conflict, humanitarianism, the media, and foreign policy, these first-rate essays offer broadly accessible, up-todate treatments of the big ideas that define this field.”
—Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University
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