Thursday, May 18, 2006

Summer Reading List

I'm still finishing up my grading (3 classes down, 1 to go; but that one class has final papers AND exams), but I wanted to post something today. I've been pretty lax this week...sorry.

So, here's what I'll be reading this summer:

"The Case for Goliath: How America Acts as the World's Government in the 21st Century," Michael Mandelbaum; urges the US to use its power not as an empire but as a governing force in international politics.

"Taming American Power: The Global Response to US Primacy," Stephen Walt; a response of sorts to Mandelbaum. Argues that the unilateral use of power by the US compromises its long-term interests.

"America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy," Francis Fukuyama; a founding neocon addresses where the Bush Administration went adrift from the tenets of true neoconservatism.

"The Cold War: A New History," John Lewis Gaddis; one of our preeminent Cold War historians looks back at the Cold War with new tools: the opened archives of the Soviet Union.

"Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats," Daryl Press; rejects the idea that backing down during a crisis adversely affects credibility in future actions and argues that reputation does not matter much in military crises.

"Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle," Stephen Biddle; argues that force employment [the doctrine and tactics with which force is used] is more important than ever before for determining military victory.

"Cry, the Beloved Country," Alan Paton; one of the finest novels of all-time. I haven't read it since high school....

If you've read any of these, or have some other books to recommend, please let me know in the comments.

2 comments:

Patrick S. O'Donnell said...

Seth,

I won't presume to recommend anything here to you, so...the following is a ‘reading list’ I’m working from, of books directly or indirectly related to topics in your blog. Some of the books I’ve already read and/or am using as reference works. My other ‘to read’ list concerns books in or around the fields and subjects of ‘criminal law, punishment and prisons,’ ‘democratic theory and praxis,’ ‘Islamic Studies,’ ‘legal theory and philosophy of law,’ ‘Indian philosophy,’ and ‘classical Chinese worldviews.’ In addition, I may pick up a book or two dealing with the philosophical and psychological study of the emotions; analogical and metaphorical reasoning; rhetoric; informal logic and argumentation theory & analysis; the philosophy of economics and philosophy of (natural and social) science generally; and anything about the lives and works of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. If I become too miserable to live with, I will try to take some time off and read something from Iris Murdoch, Graham Greene, Gary Snyder, classical Chinese poets, Kenneth Rexroth, or Pico Iyer.

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Aginam, Obijiofor. Global Health Governance: International Law and Public Health in a Divided World. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Agyeman, Julian, Robert D. Bullard and Bob Evans, eds. Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

Alston, Philip and Mary Robinson, eds. Human Rights and Development: Toward Mutual Reinforcement. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Anand, Sudhir, Fabienne Peter and Amartya Sen, eds. Public Health, Ethics, and Equity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Appelbaum, Richard P. and William I. Robinson, eds. Critical Globalization Studies. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Appiah, Kwame Anthony. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. New York: W.W. Norton, 2006.

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Patrick S. O'Donnell said...

erratum above: the Franck title was of course published in 1995.