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Brown, Michael E. (Michael Edward) 1954-

Works: 81 works in 336 publications in 2 languages and 17,459 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Creator
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Most widely held works by Michael E Brown
America's strategic choices by Steven E Miller( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is still searching for a strategy to replace containment as the guiding principle for U.S. foreign policy. The Cold War ended years ago, but the United States has yet to reach a consensus on a coherent approach to the world of the 1990s and beyond. The essays in America's Strategic Choices present contending perspectives on the future of U.S. grand strategy. Several authors argue that the time has come for the United States to reduce its global role. Others make the case for continued U.S. diplomatic and military engagement in world affairs. The options for U.S. policy include primacy, cooperative security, selective engagement, and retrenchment. The essays in this volume analyze each of these choices and the authors spell out what is at stake in the debate
East Asian security by Michael E Brown( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of war and peace : an international security reader( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perils of anarchy : contemporary realism and international security by Michael E Brown( )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting words : language policy and ethnic relations in Asia( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contending with terrorism : roots, strategies, and responses by Steven E Miller( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in Contending with Terrorism address some of the central topics in the analysis of contemporary terrorism. They promise to guide future policy and inspire further research into one of the most important security issues of the twenty-first century
Rational choice and security studies : Stephen Walt and his critics( )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal theories and rational choice methods have become increasingly prominent in most social sciences in the past few decades. Proponents of formal theoretical approaches argue that these methods are more scientific and sophisticated than other approaches, and that formal methods have already generated significant theoretical progress. As more and more social scientists adopt formal theoretical approaches, critics have argued that these methods are flawed and that they should not become dominant in most social-science disciplines. Rational Choice and Security Studies presents opposing views on the merits of formal rational choice approaches as they have been applied in the subfield of international security studies. This volume includes Stephen Walt's article "Rigor or Rigor Mortis? Rational Choice and Security Studies," critical replies from prominent political scientists, and Walt's rejoinder to his critics. Walt argues that formal approaches have not led to creative new theoretical explanations, that they lack empirical support, and that they have contributed little to the analysis of important contemporary security problems. In their replies, proponents of rational choice approaches emphasize that formal methods are essential for achieving theoretical consistency and precision
Nationalism and ethnic conflict by Michael E Brown( )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first part of Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict addresses the roots of nationalist and ethnic wars, focusing in particular on the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the former Soviet Union, and Kashmir. The second part of the book, which explores options for preventing and resolving such conflicts, develops proposals for international action ranging from military intervention to partition to a reconsideration of the idea of the state of Africa."--Jacket
Debating the democratic peace by Michael E Brown( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen sammenfatter vigtige essays, som har vundet frem og stået som en udfordring over for ideen om demokratisk fred. Disse essays er organiseret i bogens tre dele under følgende overskrifter: Del I, sagen for demokratisk fred. Del II, sagen imod demokratisk fred. Del III, argumentation og modargumentation
The rise of China by Michael E Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China's relentless economic growth in the 1980s and 1990s heralded its emergence as a great power in world politics. As its economy expanded, China seemed poised to become the second-largest economy in the world. At the same time, it modernized its military and adopted a more assertive diplomatic posture. Many observers have begun to debate the international implications of China's rise. Some analysts argue that China will inevitably pose a threat to peace and security in East Asia. A few even predict a new cold war between Beijing and Washington. Others claim that a powerful China can remain benign. None believes that China can be ignored. The essays in this volume assess China's emerging capabilities and intentions, debate the impact that China will have on security in the Asia-Pacific region, and propose policies for the United States to adopt in its relations with China."--Jacket
Grave new world : security challenges in the 21st century( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays in which a variety of scholars address security challenges faced by the United States and other countries in the twenty-first century, discussing weapons proliferation, the development of military and nonmilitary technologies, demographic and environmental factors, transnational mass media, and other topics
Government policies and ethnic relations in Asia and the Pacific( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyzes different policies that governments have pursued in their efforts to contend with the tensions inherent in multiethnic societies. The book focuses on Asia and the Pacific, the most populous and economically vibrant part of the world. The heart of the book is a set of case studies of government policies in sixteen countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The studies consider a wide range of political, economic, educational, linguistic, and cultural policies, and evaluate how these policies have evolved over time. Using a broad comparative perspective to assess the effectiveness of different governmental approaches, the authors offer policy recommendations that cut across individual countries and regions
The international dimensions of internal conflict by Michael E Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen fokuserer på tre hovedemneområder: 1)Årsager til landes interne konflikter, herunder forskellige typer af interne konflikter. 2)Forskellige måder, hvorpå nabostater bliver involverede i landes interne konflikter. 3)Vurdering af bestræbelserne på at forebygge, styre og afslutte interne konflikter med det formål at fremkomme med konkrete anbefalinger til policy-skabere på det nationale niveau og i internationale sikkerhedsorganisationer
The costs of conflict : prevention and cure in the global arena( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to conflict resolution, is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure? Scholars present an analytical and methodological framework for evaluating this question with case studies from various countries to test this assertion
Ethnic conflict and international security by Michael E Brown( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Cold War, most international relations theorists and strategic studies analysts paid little attention to ethnic and other forms of communal conflict. Disregard for the importance of ethnic and nationality issues in world affairs, always misguided so far as the developing world was concerned, has been overtaken, in stunning fashion, by recent events from Abkhazia to Zaire. The essays in this volume advance our understanding of the causes of ethnic and communal conflict, the regional and international implications of such conflicts, and what the international community can do to minimize the potential for instability and violence. Drawn from recent issues of Survival, they are organized along thematic rather than regional lines, and will be required reading for scholars, students, and policymakers alike. The contributors to the volume include Michael Brown on the causes and implications of ethnic conflict, Anthony Smith on the ethnic sources of nationalism, David Welsh on domestic politics and ethnic conflict, Rene;e de Nevers on democratization and ethnic conflict, and Pierre Hassner on nationalism and internationalism. Jack Snyder writes on nationalism and the crisis of the post-Soviet state, Barry Posen on the security dilemma and ethnic conflict, Kathleen Newland on ethnic conflict and refugees, Jenonne Walker on international mediation of ethnic conflicts, and Robert Cooper and Mats Berdal on outside intervention in ethnic conflicts, Adam Roberts discusses the U.N. and international security, and John Chipman explores managing the politics of parochialism.--Publisher description
Flying blind : the politics of the U.S. strategic bomber program by Michael E Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying Blind offers an astute analysis of the role of organizational forces in initiating and shaping weapons programs. Michael E. Brown concerns himself with how weapons programs begin and why they turn out as they do. In the process he redresses a large imbalance in our understanding of how nations arm themselves. In an unmatched account constructed from massive archival work and material declassified through the Freedom of Information Act, the author provides a detailed description of all fifteen postwar U.S. strategic bomber programs, from the B-35 to the B-2. Challenging the conventional wisdom about arms races and the weapons acquisition process, Brown marshals compelling evidence that Air Force reactions to strategic developments, not technological opportunism or industry initiative, brought about many major innovations in those programs. He also discusses competing explanations of the cost, schedule, and performance problems that plague U.S. acquisition efforts. He maintains that powerful strategic and bureaucratic forces lead American military organizations to set their performance requirements far beyond the state of the art and to push their programs as fast as possible. This, he argues, is a recipe for disaster. Developing a comprehensive explanation of the cost and performance problems that plague modern weapons programs, he presents policy recommendations designed to address these issues
New global dangers : changing dimensions of international security( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International security no longer hinges only on arms control and the prevention of war. Nonmilitary concerns, including emerging infectious diseases, environmental degradations, demographic trends, and humanitarian catastrophes, also represent significant threats to global stability. In this book, leading analysts offer an overview of critical security dangers facing the world today."--Jacket
Offense, defense, and war( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offense-defense theory argues that the relative ease of offense and defense varies in international politics. When the offense has the advantage, military conquest becomes easier and war is more likely: the opposite is true when the defense has the advantage. This theory has generated much debate and research over the past twenty-five years. This book presents a comprehensive overview of offense-defense theory. It includes contending views on the theory and some of the most recent attempts to refine and test it."--Jacket
The public agenda : issues in American politics by Lawrence G Brewster( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do democracies win their wars?( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can democracies conduct successful foreign policies? Are they at a disadvantage in conflicts against dictatorships? Are authoritarian states better at fighting wars? Presented in this volume are seminal contributions to the debate over democracy and military victory. It presents the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical arguments for why democracies often win wars, as well as important critiques of the "democratic victory" proposition
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East Asian security
East Asian securityTheories of war and peace : an international security readerThe perils of anarchy : contemporary realism and international securityFighting words : language policy and ethnic relations in AsiaContending with terrorism : roots, strategies, and responsesRational choice and security studies : Stephen Walt and his criticsNationalism and ethnic conflictDebating the democratic peace
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Brown, Michael Edward

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