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Brown, Seyom

Works: 46 works in 335 publications in 5 languages and 13,576 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Seyom Brown
The faces of power; constancy and change in United States foreign policy from Truman to Johnson by Seyom Brown( Book )

64 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 3,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seyom Brown's authoritative account of U.S. foreign policy from the end of the Second World War to the present challenges common assumptions about American presidents and their struggle with power and purpose. Brown shows Truman to be more anguished than he publicly revealed about the use of the atomic bomb; Eisenhower and George W. Bush to be more immersed in the details of policy formulation and implementation than generally believed; Reagan to be more invested in changing his worldview while in office than any previous president; and Obama to have modeled his military exit from Iraq and Afghanistan more closely to Nixon and Kissinger's exit strategy from Vietnam than he would like to admit. Brown's analyses of Obama's policies for countering terrorist threats at home and abroad, dealing with unprecedented upheavals in the Middle East, preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and containing new territorial expansion by China and Russia reinforce the book's "constancy and change" theme, which shows that serving the interests of the most powerful country in the world transforms the Oval Office's occupant more than its occupant can transform the world. Praise for previous editions:"Systematic and informative ... [Brown] has a gift for clear analysis that makes his book a useful contribution to the Cold War literature."--The Journal of American History"Comprehensive and clear ... thorough without ever becoming dull, providing detailed analysis of decisions while never neglecting the environment within which they are made."--International Affairs"An excellent reference for those interested in United States foreign policy ... Well-written and well-researched, it is appropriate for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses."--International Journal"An analysis with difference--an important difference. Seyom Brown discusses United States policy from the perspective of how decision makers in the United States viewed their adversaries and the alternatives as those decision makers saw them ... Well worth the effort of a careful reading."--American Political Science Review
The illusion of control : force and foreign policy in the twenty-first century by Seyom Brown( )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Arabic and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last decade of the 20th century threats and applications of force often took centre stage. This text maintains that the use of force as an instrument of foreign policy is likely to grow, and that this prospect warrants concern and open debate
The crises of power : an interpretation of United States foreign policy during the Kissinger Years by Seyom Brown( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an assessment of Kissinger's performances in office during the Nixon and Ford administrations
The causes and prevention of war by Seyom Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this unique book, Seyom Brown applies the analytical tools of the social and behavioral sciences to the study of international violence. Within this theoretical framework, he considers the phenomenon of war itself; its behavioral, political, institutional, and structural determinants; and the issues involved in the reduction of international conflict." "This second edition, which focuses especially on the challenges and opportunities for maintaining peace in the post-Cold War world, incorporates three new chapters. New topics include the forms of collective violence, the culture of war, and the role of diplomacy. The concluding section has also been extensively revised to accommodate an integrated strategy for the prevention and control of war."--Jacket
New forces in world politics by Seyom Brown( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International relations in a changing global system : toward a theory of the world polity by Seyom Brown( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary system of nation states is experiencing a profound transformation. Since the seventeenth century the world polity has consisted of a shifting set of individual, more or less autonomous states; today there are more professedly sovereign countries than ever, but they are so much more closely interconnected than before that the essential nature of the world polity has been dramatically altered. It is the task of international relations theory to keep up with a changing world, and in this short text Seyom Brown develops the outline of a new theory that places the politics of international relations in a wider global context of economics, ecology, culture, and conflicting values. Simple in conception, logically tight, and brilliantly executed, International Relations in a Changing Global System presents a new way of thinking about the global system of nations. Brown explains how the present international system originated and has evolved, examines its current problems, and explores how it might be altered to address these problems. Clear-eyed yet optimistic, connected to the history of international relations yet looking to a much different future, Professor Brown's unique text challenges its readers to think in new ways about our planets future. Teachers and students will find it accessible, yet challenging. It is an ideal textbook for the contemporary classroom
Regimes for the ocean, outer space, and weather by Seyom Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medlemmer af forskningstaben ved Brookings Institution fremlægger synspunkter om problemer omkring kontrollen med havets ressourcer, verdensrummet og atmosfæren
Politics and government in California by Bernard L Hyink( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 267-272: Glossary
US policy in Afghanistan and Iraq : lessons and legacies by Seyom Brown( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How have the costs, both human and material, of US involvement in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq affected the country's will for conducting regime-change operations? What are the implications for issues of strategy? The authors of US Policy in Afghanistan and Iraq assess the impact of the two conflicts on US foreign policy, military planning, and capacities for counterinsurgency and state building. They also offer keenly insightful guidance for avoiding the pitfalls and increasing the prospects for success when the United States does intervene. -- Publisher description
New forces, old forces, and the future of world politics by Seyom Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multilateral constraints on the use of force : a reassessment by Seyom Brown( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difficulty of achieving a multilateral consensus in the NATO Alliance can create more of a crisis than does the difficulty of generating an effective UN response to threats to international peace and security. NATO was supposed to be America's prime multilateral institution for obtaining legitimation and support of military action when the UN Security Council was paralyzed because of the veto. But as it has turned out Washington's ability to obtain a Brussels imprimatur for U.S.-led multilateral military operations has become almost as hard as (and in some cases even harder than) obtaining UN endorsement. And whereas proposals to change the UN Security Council's voting rules have become a matter for open discourse among statespersons, such discourse with respect to the North Atlantic Council is shied away from as subversive of the ethos of the Alliance
On the front burner : issues in U.S. foreign policy by Seyom Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher realism : a new foreign policy for the United States by Seyom Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. foreign policy : the search for a new role by Robert J Art( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights in world politics by Seyom Brown( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Are Human Rights?
Foreign policy priorities for the President : toward a future agenda( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taiwan at a turning point( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhang kong de mi si : Mei guo 21 shi ji de jun li yu wai jiao zheng ce by Bu Lang( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Information system for the national security community by Rand Corporation( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great foreign policy debate by Seyom Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debate centers around three basic premises: (1) The primary threat to the security of the United States is from Soviet expansion; (2) The only critical obstacles to Soviet expansion are those which ultimately must be provided by the United States; (3) The establishment of additional Communist regimes, or the territorial expansion by Communist countries other than Russia would add to the global power of the Soviets and their capacity to expand
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The illusion of control : force and foreign policy in the twenty-first century
Alternative Names
브라운, 세욤

The causes and prevention of warInternational relations in a changing global system : toward a theory of the world polityNew forces, old forces, and the future of world politicsHigher realism : a new foreign policy for the United StatesHuman rights in world politics