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Below you can find some of the books I have published recently or that are in the process of publication.

Peacemaking from Above, Peace from Below: Ending Conflict Between Regional Rivals

This book concludes that efforts to encourage peacemaking that focus on changing the attitudes of the rival societies or democratizing the rival polities to enable societal input into security policy are unlikely to achieve peace.

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Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

The authors reject the artificial distinction that Waltz draws between theories of international politics and theories of foreign policy, and demonstrate how neoclassical realist theory can be used to resolve longstanding puzzles and debates in international relations theory.

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The Political Economy of Regional Peacemaking

The contributors to this volume examine the efficacy of trade agreements, economic sanctions, and other strategies of economic statecraft for the promotion of peace both between rival states and across conflict-ridden regions more generally.

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Economic Statecraft and Foreign Policy: Sanctions and Incentives and Target State Calculations

This book develops a unified theory of economic statecraft to clarify when and how sanctions and incentives can be used effectively to secure meaningful policy concessions.

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The Challenge of Grand Strategy: The Great Powers and the Broken Balance Between the World Wars

The contributors to this book suggest that all the great powers pursued policies that, while in retrospect suboptimal, represented conscious, rational attempts to secure their national interests under conditions of extreme uncertainty and intense domestic and international political, economic, and strategic constraints.

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Globalization and the National Security State

This book challenges the popular notion that the nation-state's authority is declining and the conventional wisdom that transnational and regional institutions are reshaping national security policies throughout the world.

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Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy

The editors lead a group of senior and emerging scholars in presenting a variety of neoclassical realist approaches to states' grand strategies.

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Peacemaking by Democracies: The Effect of State Autonomy on the Post–World War Settlements

Norrin Ripsman breaks down the category of "democracy" to argue that differences in structural autonomy among democratic states have a lot to do with how foreign security policies are chosen and international negotiations are carried out.

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Power and the Purse: Economic Statecraft, Interdependence, and International Conflict

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