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Walt, Stephen M. 1955-

Overview
Works: 124 works in 308 publications in 8 languages and 9,486 library holdings
Genres: History  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: E183.8.I7, 327.7305694
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Most widely held works by Stephen M Walt
The origins of alliances by Stephen M Walt( )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How are alliances made? In this book, Stephen M. Walt makes a significant contribution to this topic, surveying theories of the origins of international alliances and identifying the most important causes of security cooperation between states. In addition, he proposes a fundamental change in the present conceptions of alliance systems. Contrary to traditional balance-of-power theories, Walt shows that states form alliances not simply to balance power but in order to balance threats. Walt begins by outlining five general hypotheses about the causes of alliances. Drawing upon diplomatic history and a detailed study of alliance formation in the Middle East between 1955 and 1979, he demonstrates that states are more likely to join together against threats than they are to ally themselves with threatening powers. Walt also examines the impact of ideology on alliance preferences and the role of foreign aid and transnational penetration. His analysis show, however, that these motives for alignment are relatively less important. In his conclusion, he examines the implications of "balance of threat" for U.S. foreign policy. -- Publisher description
The Israel lobby and U.S. foreign policy by John J Mearsheimer( Book )

45 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel is due to the influence of the Israel lobby, which has a far-reaching impact on America's foreign policy decisions throughout the Middle East
Revolution and war by Stephen M Walt( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution within a state almost invariably leads to intense security competition between states, and often to war. In Revolution and War, Stephen M. Walt explains why this is so and suggests how the risk of conflicts brought on by domestic upheaval might be reduced in the future. In doing so, he explores one of the basic questions of international relations: What are the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy? Walt begins by exposing the flaws in existing theories about the relationship between revolution and war. Drawing on the theoretical literature about revolution and the realist perspective on international politics, he argues that revolutions cause wars by altering the balance of threats between a revolutionary state and its rivals. Each state sees the other as both a looming danger and a vulnerable adversary, making war seem at once necessary and attractive. Walt traces the dynamics of this argument through detailed studies of the French, Russian, and Iranian revolutions, and through briefer treatment of the American, Mexican, Turkish, and Chinese cases. He also considers the recent experience of the Soviet Union, whose revolutionary transformation led to conflict within the former Soviet empire but not with the outside world. An important refinement of realist approaches to international politics, this book unites the study of revolution with scholarship on the causes of war
Taming American power : the global response to U.S. primacy by Stephen M Walt( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How firm is America's grasp on global supremacy? The United States currently wields unprecedented global power. Americans often assume that their global role is benevolent and their dominant position unchallenged, but other states are increasingly worried about U.S. dominance and are beginning to turn their concerns into action. Professor and renowned scholar Walt analyzes the different strategies that states employ to counter U.S. power or to harness it for their own ends. These responses threaten America's ability to achieve its foreign policy goals and may eventually undermine its dominant position. To prevent this, Walt argues, the United States must adopt a foreign policy that other states welcome, rather than one that reinforces their fear of American power.--From publisher description
The Hell of good intentions : America's foreign policy elite and the decline of U.S. primacy by Stephen M Walt( Book )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An International Affairs professor at Harvard University discusses the failures of the foreign policy elite since the Bush administration and makes suggestions for a fresh approach to improve global relations and stop violent extremism
The Israel lobby : and U.S. foreign policy by John J Mearsheimer( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors describe how the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel is due to the influence of the Israel lobby, which has a far-reaching impact on America's foreign policy decisions throughout the Middle East
Perspectives on structural realism by Andrew K Hanami( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realism remains a predominant and most debated theoretical approach in International Relations research. Whether considered a scientific and accurate reflection of world politics or as reactionary and a distortion of realities and possibilities, both realism and its structural variant continue to be a source of fruitful research - whether within the program or in its rejection. The Realism approach itself is not uniform whether in relation to its implications or methodologies. Here leading scholars provide important perspectives on the insights and directions of Realist research in some of its most interesting variants. From rational choice to case studies, from theory to practice, the contributors explore both classic tenets of Realism as the balance of power and such apparent inconsistencies as foolish policies
Die Israel-Lobby : wie die amerikanische Aussenpolitik beeinflusst wird by John J Mearsheimer( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le lobby pro-israélien et la politique étrangère américaine by John J Mearsheimer( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le lobby pro-israélien et la politique étrangère américaine by John J Mearsheimer( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selon les auteurs, la politique moyen-orientale des Etats-Unis repose sur sa relation avec Israël. Ils montrent qu'entre 1972 et 2006, Washington met son véto à 42 résolutions du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU critiquant la politique israélienne. Analysant la politique étrangère de l'administration Bush dans la région, l'étude montre que l'engagement américain se retrouve dans l'impasse
De Israëllobby by John J Mearsheimer( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achtergronden, betekenis en effecten van de vrijwel onvoorwaardelijke materiële en diplomatieke steun van de Verenigde Staten aan Israël
El "lobby" israelí y la política exterior de Estados Unidos by John J Mearsheimer( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man, the state, and war : a theoretical analysis by Kenneth N Waltz( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this landmark work of international relations theory, first published in 1959, the eminent realist scholar Kenneth N. Waltz offers a foundational analysis of the nature of conflict between states
La Israel lobby e la politica estera americana by John J Mearsheimer( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song cycles by Hsueh-Yung Shen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hell of good intentions : America's foreign policy elite and the decline of U.S. primacy by Stephen M Walt( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times-bestselling author Stephen M. Walt, The Hell of Good Intentions dissects the faults and foibles of recent American foreign policy--explaining why it has been plagued by disasters like the "forever wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan and outlining what can be done to fix it.In 1992, the United States stood at the pinnacle of world power and Americans were confident that a new era of peace and prosperity was at hand. Twenty-five years later, those hopes have been dashed. Relations with Russia and China have soured, the European Union is wobbling, nationalism and populism are on the rise, and the United States is stuck in costly and pointless wars that have squandered trillions of dollars and undermined its influence around the world.The root of this dismal record, Walt argues, is the American foreign policy establishment's stubborn commitment to a strategy of "liberal hegemony." Since the end of the Cold War, Republicans and Democrats alike have tried to use U.S. power to spread democracy, open markets, and other liberal values into every nook and cranny of the planet. This strategy was doomed to fail, but its proponents in the foreign policy elite were never held accountable and kept repeating the same mistakes. Donald Trump won the presidency promising to end the misguided policies of the foreign policy "Blob" and to pursue a wiser approach. But his erratic and impulsive style of governing, combined with a deeply flawed understanding of world politics, are making a bad situation worse. The best alternative, Walt argues, is a return to the realist strategy of "offshore balancing," which eschews regime change, nation-building, and other forms of global social engineering. The American people would surely welcome a more restrained foreign policy, one that allowed greater attention to problems here at home. This long-overdue shift will require abandoning the futile quest for liberal hegemony and building a foreign policy establishment with a more realistic view of American power. Clear-eyed, candid, and elegantly written, Stephen M. Walt's The Hell of Good Intentions offers both a compelling diagnosis of America's recent foreign policy follies and a proven formula for renewed success
The Origins of alliances : superpower and regional diplomacy in the Middle East, 1955-1979 by Stephen M Walt( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tipping point : changing perceptions of the US-Israel relationship : a debate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debate entitled " The Israel Lobby: Does it have too much influence on U.S. policy?" staged by London Review of Books and held at Cooper Union in New York City on Sept. 28, 2006
Analysts in war and peace : MccGwire, McConnell, and Admiral Gorshkov by Stephen M Walt( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Lūbī al-Israʼīlī wa-al-siyāsah al-khārijīyah al-Amīrkīyah by John J Mearsheimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Israel lobby and U.S. foreign policy
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The Israel lobby and U.S. foreign policyRevolution and warTaming American power : the global response to U.S. primacyThe Israel lobby : and U.S. foreign policyPerspectives on structural realismRational choice and security studies : Stephen Walt and his critics
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Stephen Walt Amerikaans politicoloog

Stephen Walt insegnante statunitense

Stephen Walt US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

Walt, Stephen

Walt, Stephen M. 1955-

Walt, Stephen Martin.

Walt, Stephen Martin 1955-

Стівен Волт

Уолт, Стивен

סטפן וולט

استیون والت

ستيفن م. والت، 1955-

ستيفن والت، 1955-

وولت، ستيفن، 1955-

월트, 스티븐 M. 1955-

월트, 스티븐 마틴 1955-

ウォルト, スティーヴン・M

スティーヴン・ウォルト

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