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Legro, Jeffrey

Overview
Works: 20 works in 105 publications in 2 languages and 5,782 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JZ1308, 327.101
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Legro
To lead the world : American strategy after the Bush doctrine by Melvyn P Leffler( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. national security policy is at a critically important crossroads. The Bush Doctrine of unilateralism, pre-emptive war, and the imposition of democracy by force has proven disastrous. The United States now finds itself vilified abroad, weakened at home, and bogged down in a seemingly endless and unwinnable war. In To Lead the World, Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro bring together eleven of America's most esteemed writers and thinkers to offer concrete, historically grounded suggestions for how America can regain its standing in the world and use its power more wisely than it has during the Bush years. Best-selling authors such as David Kennedy, Niall Ferguson, Robert Kagan, Francis Fukuyama, and Samantha Power address such issues as how the U.S. can regain its respect in the world, respond to the biggest threats now facing the country, identify reasonable foreign policy goals, manage the growing debt burden, achieve greater national security, and successfully engage a host of other problems left unsolved and in many cases exacerbated by the Bush Doctrine. Representing a wide range of perspectives, the writers gathered here place the current foreign-policy predicament firmly in the larger context of American and world history and draw upon realistic appraisals of both the strengths and the limits of American power. They argue persuasively that the kind of leadership that made the United States a great - and greatly admired - nation in the past can be revitalized to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Written by prize-winning authors and filled with level-headed, far-sighted, and achievable recommendations, To Lead the World will serve as a primary source of political wisdom in the post-Bush era and will add immeasurably to the policy debates surrounding the 2008 presidential election. -- Publisher's Description
In uncertain times : American foreign policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In Uncertain Times' considers how policymakers react to dramatic developments on the world stage. The title brings together the thoughts of officials from the George H.W. Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush administrations
Rethinking the world : great power strategies and international order by Jeffrey Legro( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stunning shifts in the worldviews of states mark the modern history of international affairs: how do societies think about - and rethink - international order and security? Japan's "opening," German conquest, American internationalism, Maoist independence, and Gorbachev's "new thinking" molded international conflict and cooperation in their eras. How do we explain such momentous changes in foreign policy - and in other cases their equally surprising absence?" "The nature of strategic ideas, Jeffrey W. Legro argues, played a critical and overlooked role in these transformations. Big changes in foreign policies are rare because it is difficult for individuals to overcome the inertia of entrenched national mentalities. Doing so depends on a particular nexus of policy expectations, national experience, and ready replacement ideas. In a sweeping comparative history, Legro explores the sources of strategy in the United States and Germany before and after the world wars, in Tokugawa Japan, and in the Soviet Union. He charts the likely future of American primacy and a rising China in the coming century." "Rethinking the World tells us when and why we can expect changes in the way states think about the world, why some ideas win out over others, and why some leaders succeed while others fail in redirecting grand strategy."--Jacket
Cooperation under fire : Anglo-German restraint during World War II by Jeffrey Legro( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do nations cooperate even as they try to destroy each other? Jeffrey Legro explores this question in the context of World War II, the "total" war that in fact wasn't. During the war, combatant states attempted to sustain agreements limiting the use of three forms of combat considered barbarous--submarine attacks against civilian ships, strategic bombing of civilian targets, and chemical warfare. Looking at how these restraints worked or failed to work between such fierce enemies as Hitler's Third Reich and Churchill's Britain, Legro offers a new understanding of the dynamics of World War II and the sources of international cooperation. While traditional explanations of cooperation focus on the relations between actors, Cooperation under Fire examines what warring nations seek and why they seek it--the "preference formation" that undergirds international interaction. Scholars and statesmen debate whether it is the balance of power or the influence of international norms that most directly shapes foreign policy goals. Critically assessing both explanations, Legro argues that it was, rather, the organizational cultures of military bureaucracies--their beliefs and customs in waging war--that decided national priorities for limiting the use of force in World War II. Drawing on documents from Germany, Britain, the United States, and the former Soviet Union, Legro provides a compelling account of how military cultures molded state preferences and affected the success of cooperation. In its clear and cogent analysis, this book has significant implications for the theory and practice of international relations
Shaper nations : strategies for a changing world by Jeffrey Legro( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International order is being remade by new "shapers"--Emerging powers that are increasingly assertive in world affairs. Controversies rage about the trajectory of Chinese strategy, the revival of Russian ambitions, the ascent of India, the reconfiguration of Middle East politics, the return of Germany to geopolitics, and the mounting power of Brazil in the Western Hemisphere. Rarely do scholars and commentators think comparatively about the strategic calculations, politics, and impact of these powers in relation to one another and to the United States. What will the shapers do and why? How should the United States respond? What kind of world will they create? The conventional wisdom on national strategy suggests these shaping states have clear central authority, coherently connect means to ends, and focus on their geopolitical environment. The chapters in this edited volume suggest a different conclusion. In seven critically important countries--Brazil, China, Germany, India, Israel, Russia, and Turkey--strategy is dominated by nonstate threats, domestic politics, the powerful and distorting effect of history and national identity, economic development concerns, and the sheer difficulty, in the face of so many powerful internal and external constraints, to pursue an effective national strategy. The United States, in responding to these seven shaper states, must comprehend these sources of strategy."--Provided by publisher
Soviet crisis decision-making and the Gorbachev reforms by Jeffrey Legro( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the impact of military institutions and procedures on Soviet crisis decisionmaking. In light of Mikhail Gorbachev's domestic reforms, it assesses traditional Soviet political-military crisis dilemmas between prevention of and preparation for war. The declared shift in Soviet strategy and force posture from offense to defense, and the erosion of the military's implicit role in decisionmaking, should ameliorate institutional biases which threaten stability in an East-West clash
Trip report : Admiral Crowe's visit to the Soviet Union, March 17-25, 1990 by Jeffrey Legro( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author accompanied Admiral William Crowe on a nine-day Soviet trip in March 1990. This paper documents his observations on individuals they met, institutions they visited, and issues that were discussed. The trip was an extension of the U.S.-USSR military-to-military exchanges that were initiated under Crowe's leadership at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Soviet invitation was intended to reciprocate Marshal Sergei Akhromeyev's visit to the United States, as well as to provide an opportunity to testify before the Supreme Soviet's Committee on Defense and State Security
Trip report : Admiral Crowe's visit to the Soviet Union by Jeffrey Legro( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperation within conflict : submarines, strategic bombing, chemical warfare and restraint in World War II by Jeffrey Legro( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is anybody still a realist? by Jeffrey Legro( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Which norms matter? : revisiting the failure of internationalism by Jeffrey Legro( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whence American internationalism by Jeffrey Legro( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHICH NORMS MATTER? by Jeffrey Legro( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is anybody still a realist? by Jeffrey Legro( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns international relations/security theory
Which Norms Matter? : Revisiting the "Faillure" of Internationalism by Jeffrey Legro( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Constraining ground force exercises of NATO and the Warsaw Pact( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction by Melvyn P Leffler( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dilemmas of Strategy by Melvyn P Leffler( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy After the Berlin Wall and 9/11 (Cornell Paperbacks) by Jeffrey Legro( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What China will want the future intentions of a rising power by Jeffrey Legro( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China's national power is growing rapidly, but what China will do with its newfound capabilities remains an issue of contentious debate among scholars and policymakers. At the heart of the problem is the difficulty of divining future intentions."
 
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To lead the world : American strategy after the Bush doctrine
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In uncertain times : American foreign policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11Rethinking the world : great power strategies and international orderCooperation under fire : Anglo-German restraint during World War IIIn Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy After the Berlin Wall and 9/11 (Cornell Paperbacks)
Alternative Names
Legro, Jeffrey W.

Legro, Jeffrey W. 1960-

Languages
English (102)

German (1)