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James, Patrick 1957-

Works: 51 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 9,078 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  History  Case studies  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GN496, 305.8
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Most widely held works by Patrick James
The myth of the sacred the Charter, the courts and the politics of the constitution in Canada by Patrick James( )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,346 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)
Evolutionary theory and ethnic conflict by Patrick James( )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crisis and war by Patrick James( )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,181 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
Canadian studies in the new millennium by Mark J Kasoff( )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This popular textbook offers a thorough and accessible approach to Canadian Studies through comparative analyses of Canada and the United States, their histories, geographies, political systems, economies, and cultures
Peace in the midst of wars : preventing and managing international ethnic conflicts ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 460 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
Wars in the midst of peace : the international politics of ethnic conflict ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 456 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
Civil-military dynamics, democracy, and international conflict a new quest for international peace by Seung-Whan Choi( )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 447 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."--BOOK JACKET
The international relations of Middle-Earth learning from The lord of the rings by Abigail E Ruane( )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 407 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
Who intervenes? : ethnic conflict and interstate crisis by David Carment( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crisis and change in world politics by Michael Brecher( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crisis, conflict, and instability by Michael Brecher( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics and rationality ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International relations and scientific progress : structural realism reconsidered by Patrick James( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rethinking realism in international relations : between tradition and innovation ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 267 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
Religion, identity, and global governance : ideas, evidence and practice by Patrick James( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 215 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
Constitutional politics in Canada after the Charter : liberalism, communitarianism, and systemism by Patrick James( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 203 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
Handbook of Canadian foreign policy by Patrick James( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 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. 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
Canada and conflict by Patrick James( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 143 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
Game changer : the impact of 9/11 on North American security by Jonathan Paquin( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women's global health : norms and state policies by Lyn Boyd-Judson( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women's Global Health: Norms and State Policies is a comprehensive assessment of the health of women around the globe that will inform debates underway in the fields of ethics, women's studies, and international studies. Through case studies of the United Nations, Sweden, the Nerthlands, Germany, Mozambique, Tanzania, the United States, Iran, Sri Lanka, and India, this book examines how the laws and policies of a nation-state affect women's health
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