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James, Patrick 1957-

Works: 52 works in 232 publications in 1 language and 13,766 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Textbooks  History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Patrick James
Wars in the midst of peace : the international politics of ethnic conflict( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays assembles a diverse array of approaches to the problems of ethnic conflict, with researchers and scholars using pure theory, comparative case studies, and aggregate data analysis to approach the complex questions facing today's leaders
Peace in the midst of wars : preventing and managing international ethnic conflicts( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, David Carment and Patrick James explore the intractable problem of pervasive ethnic struggle - the defining characteristic of international relations after the Cold War. Peace in the Midst of Wars provides a context for studying potentially violent ethnic conflicts and existing mechanisms to deal with them; evaluates regional and international instruments for conflict prevention; and suggests measures for improving peacekeeping and conflict prevention policies." "The goal of this book is threefold. First, it identifies the domestic and international conditions that often lead to violent ethnic strife. Second, it offers preventive strategies that third parties can employ to reduce tensions. Finally, it takes on what is perhaps the most challenging task: finding ways to make peacekeeping operations more likely to succeed."--Jacket
Who intervenes? : ethnic conflict and interstate crisis by David Carment( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis and change in world politics by Michael Brecher( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis, conflict, and instability by Michael Brecher( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and rationality( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the sacred : the Charter, the courts and the politics of the constitution in Canada by Donald E Abelson( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At its core this myth embodies the Trudeauian ideal of Canadian society - one that features a constitution that empowers impartial judges at the expense of politically motivated legislators; one that allows each individual to enjoy a uniform range of rights, freedoms, and means of belonging to the larger Canadian society; and one that seeks to ensure the primacy of the national government rather than the provincial. Trudeau called his vision the Just Society. But justice is an illusive and amorphous concept. Defining it, much less institutionalizing it, is fraught with risk. In modern liberal democracies, justice is typically understood as the product of some mix of liberty and equality, process and substance, with the amount of each component varying according to taste. It is not unusual for political actors to seek to institutionalize their own formulas for justice, but it is also not reasonable to expect these formulas to go unchallenged. Such a challenge represents the dominant theme of this volume. Contributors include Donald E. Abelson, Tom Flanagan (University of Calgary), Patrick James, James B. Kelly (Brock University), Michael Lusztig, Christopher P. Manfredi (McGill University), Hudson Meadwell (McGill University), Anthony A. Peacock (Utah State University), Mark Rush (Washington and Lee University), and Shannon I. Smithey (Kent State University)
Crisis and war by Patrick James( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using an analysis of patterns of international crisis and war from 1948 to 1975, Patrick James suggests why some international crises result in war while others do not. Over one hundred cases are used to assess the three most prominent explanations for crisis escalation to war: (1) war is the result of rational choice by leaders who expect to gain from it; (2) war is the product of the outward projection of political unrest within states; and (3) war is the result of classical balance of power politics. James concludes that the best explanations for war include elements from all three categories
International relations and scientific progress : structural realism reconsidered by Patrick James( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking realism in international relations : between tradition and innovation( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume draws on international scholars from diverse perspectives to provide a timely, focused debate on the future of realist theory in international relations. Part I presents novel contributions to realist theory building, including suggested elaborations of Mearsheimer's offensive realist variant, a reconsideration of the role of revisionism in structural realist theory, a bridge to the English School of international relations, and a critique of trends in realist theorizing since the end of the Cold War. In part II, structural and neoclassical realists provide empirical analysis of foreign policy behavior, the role of geopolitics, and the grand strategies of major powers. The chapters in part III assess the viability of the ways forward for realism from realist, critical, and feminist perspectives. This tightly integrated intellectual exchange presents a transnational overview of the evolution and potential future of the realist paradigm. The volume editors conclude with an assessment of the current state of realism and suggest ways for the debate to move forward
Canadian studies in the new millennium by Patrick James( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canadian Studies in the New Millennium features: chapters by leading and up-and-coming Canadian Studies educators; comparison of Canadian and American views on historical events and current affairs; major focus on issues related to Canadian identity and unity; exploration of challenges to Canadian national security and opportunities in the global economy; and emphasis on critical analysis and interdisciplinary approaches as they relate to Canada."--Jacket
Evolutionary theory and ethnic conflict by Patrick James( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil-military dynamics, democracy, and international conflict : a new quest for international peace by Seung-Whan Choi( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressing decision-making over interstate disputes and the democratic peace thesis, Choi and James build an interactive foreign policy decision-making model with a special emphasis on civil-military relations, conscription, diplomatic channels and media openness. The findings are that media openness contributes to peaceful resolution of disputes, that the greater the influence of the military the more likely for there to be interstate disputes, that conscription is likely to have the same effect, and that increases in diplomatic interaction correlate with increased conflict are sure to generate debate."--Jacket
Constitutional politics in Canada after the Charter : liberalism, communitarianism, and systemism by Patrick James( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was introduced in 1982, Canada has experienced countless debates on constitutional politics and about the future of Canada. There has, however, been no systematic attempt to identify general theories about Canada's constitutional evolution. Patrick James corrects this oversight by using systemism to identify and assess five theories within the liberal and communitarian paradigms and within the context of major issues such as the role of the courts and the status of Aboriginal peoples. By adding clarity to familiar debates, this succinct assessment of major writings on constitutional politics sharpens our vision of the past - and the future - of the Canadian federation."--Jacket
The international relations of Middle-Earth : learning from the lord of the rings by Abigail E Ruane( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on their successful undergraduate course at the University of Southern California, Abigail E. Ruane and Patrick James provide an introduction to International Relations using J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastically popular trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Because Tolkien's major themes--such as good versus evil and human agency versus determinism--are perennially relevant to International Relations, The Lord of the Rings is well suited for application to the study of politics in our own world. This innovative combination of social science and humanities approaches to illustrate key concepts engages students and stimulates critical thinking in new and exciting ways
Canada and conflict by Patrick James( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning scholar Patrick James surveys Canada's role in international conflict in the new millennium. He discusses key figures, including General Rick Hillier, Hamid Karzai, George W. Bush, and members of the Obama administration, as well as successive governments within Canada. He evaluates key military operations and sites of engagement, as well as strategies for reconstruction in Afghanistan, and later in Libya. Additional topics include NATO and the UN, Canada's growing concern over failed and failing states, and the risks associated with peacekeeping coalitions. James concludes by drawing on the best insights from the field of international relations to speculate about possible future directions."--Pub. desc
Women's global health : norms and state policies( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many women around the globe, health has become the central intersection of the personal and the political; women's bodies are the arena for policy debates about population, poverty, reproduction, and morality. Women's Global Health: Norms and State Policies is a comprehensive assessment of health for women around the globe that will inform debates under way in a wide range of disciplines. These fields include public health, most obviously, but also sociology, anthropology, and other disciplines. This book will advance the interdisciplinary fields of ethics, women's studies, and international studies. It answers several questions with implications for knowledge in the preceding fields, along with relevance to policy. Some of these complex questions include: How do the laws and policies of a nation-state affect women's health? Is the state invested in these issues because women are seen to be bearers and nurturers of future citizens? Or are there other concerns, such as economic development, human welfare, or religious ideology, that shape this engagement? This book also examines the current and historical responsibilities of the state in addressing women's health issues and how these responsibilities can be measured and improved upon. Finally, the book looks at how to best approach the underlying ethical issues in practical and useful ways for women around the globe. -- from back cover
Handbook of Canadian foreign policy( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Handbook of Canadian Foreign Policy is the most comprehensive book of its kind, offering an updated examination of Canada's international role some 15 years after the dismantling of the Berlin Wall ushered in a new era in world politics. Tackling recent developments in Canadian foreign policy, the authors of this work spotlight Canadian idiosyncrasies within a global context that are defined by wrenching juxtapositions. The specialists who have contributed their expertise to this book provide sophisticated analysis-conceptual as well as historical-rather than simply impressionistic judgments about contemporary events. Highlighting both well-known and understudied topics, this handbook presents a marriage of the familiar and the underappreciated that enables readers to grasp much of the complexity of current Canadian foreign policy and appreciate the challenges policymakers must meet in the early 21st century"--Provided by publisher
Game changer : the impact of 9/11 on North American security by Jonathan Paquin( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, identity, and global governance : ideas, evidence and practice by Patrick James( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring topics such as Pope John Paul II's Just War, the role of religious NGOs in relation to states, and religious extremism among Muslims in India, the contributors highlight the central role that religion can play in foreign policy. Taken together, these essays contend that global governance cannot and will not improve unless it can find a way to coexist with the powerful force of religion."--Pub. desc
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Wars in the midst of peace : the international politics of ethnic conflict
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Patrick James American academic

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Peace in the midst of wars : preventing and managing international ethnic conflictsWho intervenes? : ethnic conflict and interstate crisisPolitics and rationalityThe myth of the sacred : the Charter, the courts and the politics of the constitution in CanadaInternational relations and scientific progress : structural realism reconsideredRethinking realism in international relations : between tradition and innovationCanadian studies in the new millenniumEvolutionary theory and ethnic conflict