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James, Patrick 1957-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 9,993 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Textbooks  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: GN496, 327.101
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patrick James
Peace in the midst of wars : preventing and managing international ethnic conflicts( Book )

5 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 )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 452 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
Who intervenes? : ethnic conflict and interstate crisis by David Carment( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and rationality( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the sacred : the Charter, the courts and the politics of the constitution in Canada by Patrick James( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 306 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)
International relations and scientific progress : structural realism reconsidered by Patrick James( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis and war by Patrick James( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 282 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
Rethinking realism in international relations : between tradition and innovation( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 268 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( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 227 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
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 204 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
Evolutionary theory and ethnic conflict by Patrick James( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The international relations of Middle-Earth : learning from the lord of the rings by Abigail E Ruane( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: Middle-Earth, The lord of the rings, and international relations -- Order, justice, and Middle-Earth -- Thinking about international relations and Middle-Earth -- Middle-Earth and three great debates in international relations -- Middle-Earth, levels of analysis, and war -- Middle-Earth and feminist theory -- Middle-Earth and feminist analysis of conflict -- Middle-Earth as a source of inspiration and enrichment -- Conclusion: international relations and our many worlds
Constitutional politics in Canada after the Charter : liberalism, communitarianism, and systemism by Patrick James( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 182 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
From acorn to oak tree : the growth of the National Trust 1895-1994 by Jennifer Jenkins( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Canadian foreign policy( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 143 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 135 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
Religion, identity, and global governance : ideas, evidence and practice by Patrick James( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 130 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
Game changer : the impact of 9/11 on North American security( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Patrick James American academic

Languages
English (147)

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Wars in the midst of peace : the international politics of ethnic conflictWho 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 millenniumCivil-military dynamics, democracy, and international conflict : a new quest for international peace