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Mueller, John E.

Works: 47 works in 255 publications in 5 languages and 15,377 library holdings
Genres: History  Musical films  Drama  Comedy films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Film catalogs  Revues 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Other, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John E Mueller
Capitalism, democracy, and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery by John E Mueller( )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and German and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Democracy is overrated. Capitalism, on the other hand, doesn't get enough credit. In this book, John Mueller argues that these mismatches between image and reality create significant political and economic problems - inspiring instability, inefficiency, and widespread cynicism. We would be far better off, he writes, if we recognized that neither system is ideal or disastrous and accepted instead the humdrum truth that both are "pretty good." And, to Mueller, that means good enough. He declares that what is true of Garrison Keillor's fictional store "Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery" is also true of democracy and capitalism: if you can't get what you want there, "you can probably get along without it.""--Jacket
The remnants of war by John E Mueller( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War is one of the great themes of human history, and now, John Mueller believes, it is clearly declining. Developed nations have generally abandoned it as a way for conducting their relations with other countries, and most current warfare (though not all) is opportunistic predation waged by packs - often remarkably small ones - of criminals and bullies. Thus, argues Mueller, war has been substantially reduced to its remnants - or dregs - and thugs are the residual combatants."--Jacket
Terror, security, and money : balancing the risks, benefits, and costs of homeland security by John E Mueller( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Terrorism, Security, and Money, John Mueller, one of America's most trenchant critics of America's drive for enhanced security at all costs, teams up with Mark Stewart, a civil engineering professor and recognized authority on risk assessment for the built infrastructure, to put forth a more rational and cost-effective approach to managing domestic security. Instead of offering a critical account of the situation we're in, Mueller and Stewart instead focus on providingsolutions based on the risk assessment science
Swing Time by George Stevens( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer
War, presidents, and public opinion by John E Mueller( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dangerous world? : threat perception and U.S. national security by Christopher A Preble( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2013, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey stated that the world is "more dangerous than it has ever been." Is this accurate? Do we live in a world that is uniquely dangerous? Is it possible that the many threats and dangers promoted by policymakers and the media are exaggerated or overblown? In this timely edited volume, experts on international security assess - and put into context - the supposed dangers to American security. The authors examine the most frequently referenced threats, including wars between nations and civil wars within nations, and discuss the impact of rising nations, weapons proliferation, general unrest, terrorism, transnational crime, and state failures
Atomic obsession : nuclear alarmism from Hiroshima to al-Qaeda by John E Mueller( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Mueller argues how our obsession with nuclear weapons is unsupported by history, scientific fact, or logic. Examining the entire atomic era, Mueller boldly contends that nuclear weapons have had little impact on history
Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them by John E Mueller( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why have there been no terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11? It is easy for a single person with a bomb-filled backpack to launch an attack. So why hasn't it happened? The answer is surely not Homeland Security, which cannot stop terrorists, legally or otherwise; surely not the Iraq war, which has stoked the hatred of Muslim extremists around the world. Is it possible that there are no al-Qaeda terrorists here? Is it possible that the war on terror has been a radical overreaction to a rare event? We have gone to war in two countries and killed tens of thousands; we have launched a massive domestic wiretapping program and created vast databases of information once considered private; the terrorism industry and its allies in the White House and Congress have preyed on our fears and caused enormous damage. It is time to rethink the entire enterprise.--From publisher description
Retreat from doomsday : the obsolescence of major war by John E Mueller( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astaire dancing : the musical films by John E Mueller( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1985 by Alfred A. Knopf, this book furnishes a detailed assessment of each of Astaire's 31 musical films and analysis of each musical number. Its 2344 frame pictures have been recaptured in far higher quality than in the original, and those from color films are presented in color
Policy and opinion in the Gulf War by John E Mueller( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Persian Gulf crisis may well have been the most extensively polled episode in U.S. history as President Bush, his opponents, and even Saddam Hussein appealed to, and tried to influence, public opinion. As well documented as this phenomenon was, it remains largely unexplained. John Mueller provides an account of the complex relationship between American policy and public opinion during the Gulf crisis. Mueller analyzes key issues: the actual shallowness of public support for war the effect of public opinion on the media (rather than the other way around) the use and misuse of polls by policy makers the American popular focus on Hussein's ouster as a central purpose of the War and the War's short-lived impact on voting. Of particular interest is Mueller's conclusion that Bush succeeded in leading the country to war by increasingly convincing the public that it was inevitable, rather than right or wise. Throughout, Mueller, author of War, Presidents, and Public Opinion, an analysis of public opinion during the Korean and Vietnam wars, places this analysis of the Gulf crisis in a broad political and military context, making comparisons to wars in Panama, Vietnam, Korea, and the Falklands, as well as to World War II and even the War of 1812. The book also collects nearly 300 tables charting public opinion through the Gulf crisis, making Policy and Opinion in the Gulf War an essential reference for anyone interested in recent American politics, foreign policy, public opinion, and survey research
Trends in public opinion : a compendium of survey data by Richard G Niemi( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strategy of rhetoric : campaigning for the American Constitution by William H Riker( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the last work of an eminent political scientist, is an innovative study of persuasion in a landmark political event: the 1787-88 campaign to ratify the United States Constitution. William Riker uses both historical and rational choice analysis to examine the rhetoric and strategic manipulations used in this campaign, and he points out patterns and principles that should be applicable to political campaigns in general. Riker examines the campaign's rhetoric and derives strategic principles that seem to guide campaigners. These principles explain, among other things, the frequent reliance on negative themes in campaigns. He also investigates what he calls "heresthetic"--How campaigners structured situations so that their preferred outcome was more likely to occur. He discusses several heresthetical maneuvers that made the Federalists' narrow victory possible, such as their proposal of a constitution that was broader than most citizens would have preferred, and their design of the ratification process as a take-it-or-leave-it proposition, so that they could prevent any ratifying state from altering it. Riker concludes by examining the relationship between rhetoric and heresthetic. He shows that both were necessary for the Federalist victory: rhetoric, to build support for Federalist positions, and heresthetic, to structure the choice process so that this level of support would be sufficient. His analysis yields a new understanding of the ratification campaign, and the tools and approaches he develops lead toward the further development of the science of political campaigns, of political rhetoric generally, and of the art and science of heresthetic
Approaches to measurement in international relations; a non-evangelical survey by John E Mueller( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasing ghosts : the policing of terrorism by John E Mueller( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasing Ghosts exposes the ill-founded paranoia that has allowed the national security state to both feed at the public trough and undermine America's civil liberties tradition. Since 2001, the United States has created or reorganised more than two counter-terrorism organizations for every terrorist arrest or apprehension it has made of people plotting to do damage within the country. Central to this massive enterprise is 'ghost-chasing, ' as less than one alarm in 10,000 is an actual threat - the rest all point to ghosts. Authors John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart contend that the "ghost chase" occupying American law enforcement and fueling federal spending persists because the public has been lead to believe that the terrorism threat is significant. The chance that an American will be killed by a terrorist domestically in any given year is about one in four million (under present conditions). Yet despite this statistically low risk and the extraordinary amount of resources put towards combating threats, Americans still worry and the government still spends billions. Until the true threat of domestic terrorism is understood, the country cannot begin to confront whether our pursuit of 'ghosts' is worth the cost
Peace, prosperity, and politics by John E Mueller( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"But less benign forces also persist. Ethnic conflict continues to plague the world, and a new challenge to the international order could be launched by an emergent or resurgent state. Moreover, the positive prospects of the global economy are not yet available for all nations. As a result, politics - political choice - remains important." "In this book, a group of political scientists, economists, and historians assess important developments."--Jacket
Are we safe enough? : measuring and assessing aviation security by Mark G Stewart( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are We Safe Enough? Measuring and Assessing Aviation Security explains how standard risk analytic and cost-benefit analysis can be applied to aviation security in systematic and easy-to-understand steps. The book evaluates and puts into sensible context the risks associated with air travel, the risk appetite of airlines and regulators and the notion of acceptable risk. It does so by describing the effectiveness, risk reduction and cost of each layer of aviation security, from policing and intelligence to checkpoint passenger screening to arming pilots on the flight deck
Quiet cataclysm : reflections on the recent transformation of world politics by John E Mueller( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting on the transformation of world politics that occurred with the end of the Cold War, this book assesses how this change happened, how it changes our views of the past and what it suggests about the future. it also asserts that the world's problems - using examples like the Cold War, the theory of Containment and democracy - are often mere reflections of differences of ideas. Like ideas, tense political situations can change rather quickly without big means and particularly without war. This book also finds that military considerations are often substantially less relevant than economic concerns to the central issues of international politics
War and ideas : selected essays by John E Mueller( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book collects the key essays, together with updating notes and commentary, of Professor John Mueller on war and the role of ideas and opinions. Mueller has maintained that war (and peace) are, in essence, merely ideas, and that war has waned as the notion that 'peace' is a decidedly good idea has gained currency. The first part of the book extends this argument, noting that as ideas have spread, war is losing out not only in the developed world, but now in the developing one, and that even civil war is in marked decline. It also assesses and critiques theories arguing that this phenomenon is caused by the rising acceptance of democracy and/or capitalism. The second part argues that the Cold War was at base a clash of ideas that were seen to be threatening, not of arms balances, domestic systems, geography, or international structure. It also maintains that there has been a considerable tendency to exaggerate security threats currently, in particular, the one presented by international terrorism and to see them in excessively military terms. The third section deals with the role public opinion plays in foreign policy, and argues that many earlier conclusions about opinion during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, including especially ones concerning the importance of casualties in determining popular support for war, apply to more recent military ventures in the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It also assesses the difficulties leaders and idea entrepreneurs often encounter when they try to manage or manipulate public opinion. This book will be of much interest to students of international relations, security studies, foreign policy and international history"--Provided by publisher
Films on ballet and modern dance : notes and a directory by John E Mueller( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Capitalism, democracy, and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery
The remnants of warTerror, security, and money : balancing the risks, benefits, and costs of homeland securityAtomic obsession : nuclear alarmism from Hiroshima to al-QaedaOverblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe themPolicy and opinion in the Gulf WarTrends in public opinion : a compendium of survey dataThe strategy of rhetoric : campaigning for the American ConstitutionPeace, prosperity, and politicsWar and ideas : selected essays
Alternative Names
John Mueller Amerikaans politicoloog

Mueller, John.

Mueller, John 1937-

Mueller, John E.

Mueller, John Ernest 1937-

Mueller, John (John E.)

Джон Мюллер

Мюллер, Джон