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Mandelbaum, Michael

Overview
Works: 103 works in 539 publications in 4 languages and 23,634 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: BF408, 973.932
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Mandelbaum
That used to be us : how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back by Thomas L Friedman( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 3,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In this book the authors analyze those challenges, globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption, and spell out what needs to be done now to rediscover America's power and prowess. They explain how the end of the cold war blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously. They show how America's history, when properly understood, provides the key to coping successfully and explain how the paralysis of the U.S. political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible to carry out the policies the country needs. This work is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal
The ideas that conquered the world : peace, democracy, and free markets in the twenty-first century by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing in the same tradition as Francis Fukuyama's </The End of History/>, political science professor (and senior fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations) Mandelbaum continues the argument that capitalism and democracy are inextricably linked and that so-called "free markets" have emerged as indisputably triumphant in the world of contesting political and economic ideas. In exploring the political affairs of the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and China, he advances two propositions about liberal democracies that may seem surprising to observers of the current international scene: that democracies tend to conduct peaceful foreign affairs and that free markets naturally lead to democracy. One of America's leading foreign policy thinkers offers a major new statement about global politics in the 21st century, and shows how prevailing trends are remarkably favorable to the United States and the nations of the West
The case for Goliath : how America acts as the world's government in the twenty-first century by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does the United States use its enormous power in the world? According to the author, the United States furnishes to other countries the services that governments provide within the countries they govern. He describes the contributions that American power makes to global security and prosperity, the shortcomings of American foreign policy, and how other countries have come to accept, resent, and exert influence on America's global role. And he assesses the prospects for the continuation of this role, which depends most importantly on whether the American public is willing to pay for it
Gorbachev's Russia and American foreign policy by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nuclear question : the United States and nuclear weapons, 1946-1976 by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nuclear revolution : international politics before and after Hiroshima by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How have nuclear weapons affected the way countries deal with one another? The Nuclear Revolution answers this question by comparing the nuclear age with previous periods of international history, from the fifth century B.C. to the twentieth century. The Nuclear Revolution offers insightful and provocative perspectives on the Soviet-American nuclear arms race, comparing it with the Anglo-German naval rivalry before World War I and with modern tariff competitions. The work also compares the advent of nuclear weapons with the two other modern revolutions in warfare: Napoleon's military innovations and the industrial warfare of World War I. It assesses the impact of nuclear armaments on the balance of power, alliances, and the behaviour of national leaders. Also included is an analysis of the differences between nuclear weapons and chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. The concuding chapter, bringing together ideas from history, religion, and psychology, explores the effects that the threat of nuclear annihilation has on everyday life
The global rivals by Seweryn Bialer( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of sports : why Americans watch baseball, football, and basketball, and what they see when they do by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the origins and development of the three major professional team sports in the United States have reflected human psychological needs and social and economic changes in the United States
That used to be us : [how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back] by Thomas L Friedman( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption. They offer a way out of the trap into which the country has fallen, which includes the rediscovery of some of the most valuable traditions and the creation of a new third-party movement
The fate of nations : the search for national security in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fate of Nations identifies and illustrates the basic varieties of security policy, as well as re-interpreting six well-documented historical episodes: Great Britain and the nineteenth century balance of power system; France between the two world wars; The United States during the Cold War; China from the Communist victory in 1949 to 1976; Israel from the founding of the state in 1948 to the peace treaty with Egypt in 1979; Japan and the international economic order after 1945. Professor Mandelbaum shows that, while no state is wholly restricted by its position in the international system, neither is any entirely free from external constraints. He concludes that in this century, national security policies have been more prudent, even when unsuccessful, than they often retrospectively have been judged
The road to global prosperity by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the forces driving the next stage of globalization, which the author predicts will be a period of expanding wealth, opportunity, and international cooperation
The frugal superpower : America's global leadership in a cash-strapped era by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandelbaum describes the policies the United States will have to discontinue, assesses the potential threats from China, Russia, and Iran, and recommends a new policy centered on a reduction in the nation's dependence on foreign oil
Reagan and Gorbachev by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi yi ben yi li gen he ge mi ba qiao fu wei zhong xin lai ping shu mei su guan xi de zhuan zhu, shu zhong dui mei su guan xi de li shi, jin nian lai mei su guan xi zhong de yi xie zhong da wen ti he shi jian zuo le xu shu he shen ru de fen xi
The nuclear future by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En analyse af USA's og USSR's kernevåbensystemer og -doktriner og disses indvirken på det fremtidige våbenkapløb og en beskrivelse af bevægelserne mod kernevåben i USA og Europa
Making markets : economic transformation in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet states by Shafiqul Islam( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collapse of communism in Europe and the former Soviet Union has produced one of the most daunting tasks of the twentieth century: the construction of market economies out of the wreckage of central planning. While there is a lively debate among economists on this transformation, little has reached a nonspecialist audience." "In Making Markets, Shafiqul Islam and Michael Mandelbaum call on four eminent economists to summarize the state of current thinking. Richard Portes, Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, surveys the process of transition, examining its primary features and the problems that will be faced in light of Western economic theory and international economic practice. Paul Marer, Indiana University, gives a detailed account of the transition already underway in Central Europe. Robert Campbell, Indiana University, discusses the special problems confronting the Soviet Union's successor states, particularly Russia. Jeffrey Sachs, Harvard University and adviser to the Russian and Polish governments, considers the role of the West, citing episodes in economic history in which external support made success possible."--Jacket
The dawn of peace in Europe by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the end of the Cold War, Europe is more united and freer from the danger of a major war than at any time in modern history. A historically unprecedented and highly desirable European security order is in place. The Dawn of Peace in Europe describes this new "common security order," assesses the alternatives to it, and analyzes the conditions necessary for its continuation. The Dawn of Peace in Europe emphasizes the inescapable truth that the future of this new order depends on Russia and the United States. Mandelbaum assesses how the wrenching transition taking place within Russia might affect its policies toward the arms treaties and toward its neighbors. Finally, he evaluates the durability of the American commitment to an active role in Europe
The strategic quadrangle : Russia, China, Japan, and the United States in East Asia( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Legvold, surveying the sweeping changes that have taken place in Russia and the rest of the former Soviet Union, contends that genuine integration into East Asia requires the kind of economic changes that have just begun in Russia and will take years to complete. David Lampton, in his chapter on China, examines the Chinese leadership's policy of military detente and economic cooperation with the other three powers in order to sustain the remarkable economic performance of the last two decades. In his chapter on Japan, Michael Mochizuki discusses the uncertainty that the end of the Soviet-American rivalry has produced in Japan's domestic politics and foreign policy. Michael Mandelbaum discusses the bilateral relationships between the United States and the three other countries and the differing issues that loom large for each: security, economics, and human rights
The Rise of nations in the Soviet Union : American foreign policy and the disintegration of the USSR by Council on Foreign Relations( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission failure : America and the world in the post-Cold War era by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America's decision in 1991 to provide air defense to oppressed Kurds in Iraq after the Gulf War ushered in an entirely new era in American foreign policy. Until that moment, the United States had only used military power to defend against threats that its leaders thought would either weaken America's position in the world order or--in the worst case--threaten the homeland. But with this offer to the Kurds, the United States for the first time ever was now militarily involved in states that represented no threat, and with missions that were largely humanitarian and socio-political. After establishing the Kurdish no-fly zone, the US in quick succession intervened in Somalia, Haiti, and Kosovo. Even after 9/11, it decided that it had a duty to not just invade Iraq, but reconstruct Iraqi society along Western lines. In Mission Failure, the eminent scholar Michael Mandelbaum provides a comprehensive history of post-Cold War American foreign policy to show why this new approach was doomed to failure. Mandelbaum argues that all major foreign policy initiatives, both before and after September 11, 2001, had a basic feature in common: all were missions to transform other countries along Western lines, and all failed. This shift in policy did result in several positive effects, including a broad expansion of democracy and strong growth in the global economy. However, the U.S. had neither the capacity nor the will to change societies that were dramatically different from our own. Over two decades later, we can see the wreckage: a broken Iraq, a teetering Afghanistan, and a still-impoverished Haiti. Mandelbaum does not deny that American foreign policy has always had a strong ideological component. Instead, he argues that focusing solely on ideology at the expense of realism generally leads to mission failure"--
Democracy's good name : the rise and risks of the world's most popular form of government by Michael Mandelbaum( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the political traditions that gave rise to modern democracy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, explores the reasons for its surge in the twentieth century, and discusses the relationship between democracy and war
 
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That used to be us : how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back
Alternative Names
מנדלבאום, מיקל

مايكل ماندلبوم، 1946-

만델바움, 마이클 1946-

マイケル・マンデルバウム

マンデルバウム, マイケル

Languages
English (321)

Chinese (6)

German (2)

Dutch (2)

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The ideas that conquered the world : peace, democracy, and free markets in the twenty-first centuryThe case for Goliath : how America acts as the world's government in the twenty-first centuryThe nuclear question : the United States and nuclear weapons, 1946-1976The nuclear revolution : international politics before and after HiroshimaThe global rivalsThe meaning of sports : why Americans watch baseball, football, and basketball, and what they see when they doThat used to be us : [how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back]The fate of nations : the search for national security in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries