Social States

Author: Alastair Iain Johnston
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400852986
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"Constructive engagement" became a catchphrase under the Clinton administration for America's reinvigorated efforts to pull China firmly into the international community as a responsible player, one that abides by widely accepted norms. Skeptics questioned the effectiveness of this policy and those that followed. But how is such socialization supposed to work in the first place? This has never been all that clear, whether practiced by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Japan, or the United States. Social States is the first book to systematically test the effects of socialization in international relations--to help explain why players on the world stage may be moved to cooperate when doing so is not in their material power interests. Alastair Iain Johnston carries out his groundbreaking theoretical task through a richly detailed look at China's participation in international security institutions during two crucial decades of the "rise of China," from 1980 to 2000. Drawing on sociology and social psychology, this book examines three microprocesses of socialization--mimicking, social influence, and persuasion--as they have played out in the attitudes of Chinese diplomats active in the Conference on Disarmament, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban, the Convention on Conventional Weapons, and the ASEAN Regional Forum. Among the key conclusions: Chinese officials in the post-Mao era adopted more cooperative and more self-constraining commitments to arms control and disarmament treaties, thanks to their increasing social interactions in international security institutions.

Social Policy in the United States

Author: Theda Skocpol
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691037851
Format: PDF
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Reforming health care, revamping the welfare system, preserving or cutting Social Security, creating employment programs for displaced employees, and revising U.S. social programs to help working parents with children - all of these endeavors and more are part of ongoing national debates about the future of social policy in the United States. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, renowned social scientist Theda Skocpol shows how historical understanding, centered on U.S. governmental institutions and shifting political alliances, can illuminate the limits and possibilities of American social policymaking both past and present.

States Parties and Social Movements

Author: Jack A. Goldstone
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521016995
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This book, first published in 2003, is about how social protest movements become involved with political parties and elections.

States and Social Revolutions

Author: Theda Skocpol
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521294997
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Theda Skocpol shows how all three combine to explain the origins and accomplishments of social-revolutionary transformations.

Social Exclusion in European Welfare States

Author: R. J. A. Muffels
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781959510
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Social Exclusion in European Welfare States focuses on the complex relationship between economic welfare, labor market performance and social inclusion/exclusion. The contributors to the volume examine in detail the alleged trade-off between the social and economic capabilities of a society and their impact on the well-being of the citizens. Furthermore, they identify welfare regimes whose policies are more balanced in terms of prioritizing economic as well as social goals and, hence, are more successful in promoting social inclusion along with faster growth.

Women s Periodicals in the United States

Author: Kathleen L. Endres
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313286322
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Women's periodicals have a long history of treating social, political, and economic issues. Through alphabetically arranged entries on individual publications, this reference traces the rich diversity of approaches that these periodicals have taken. Included are entries on more than 70 different periodicals published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some are radical, some are reactionary, but most fall somewhere in between. Each entry provides a critical narrative history of the periodical, circulation figures, related publication information, and a selected bibliography. The volume closes with a chronology and a bibliography.

States Ideologies and Social Revolutions

Author: Misagh Parsa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521774307
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An analysis of the causes and processes of revolution, drawing on the stories of Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines.