Rethinking Force and Diplomacy – A Select Bibliography

Compiled by John Oram
Stacks Manager
Paley Library
Temple University

The following books are merely a sample of recent works that push the boundaries of how scholars conceptualize “force and diplomacy.” It is neither exhaustive nor authoritative. All of these works are available in Paley Library (

1. Jacqueline Best, The Limits of Transparency: Ambiguity and the History of International Finance. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.

2. Rachel Brett, Young Soldiers: Why They Choose to Fight. Boulder. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004.

3. Mark Cameron Edberg, El Narcotraficante: Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.

4. Wilson P. Dizard, Inventing Public Diplomacy: the Story of the U.S. Information Agency. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004.

5. Jude L. Fernando, Children's Rights : Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science v. 575. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2001.

6. Marcus F. Franda, China and India Online: Information Technology, Politics, and Diplomacy in the World's Two Largest Nations. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.

7. Ann Hironaka, Neverending Wars: the International Community, Weak States, and the Perpetuation of Civil War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005.

8. Peter S. Kindsvatter, American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003.

9. Maja Kirilova Eriksson, Reproductive Freedom : In the Context of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 2000.

10. Roger Levermore and Adrian Budd eds., Sport and International Relations: an Emerging Relationship. London: Routledge, 2004.

11. Michael Mann, The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

12. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Dir. Errol Morris. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004.

13. President's Council on Bioethics, Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness/ a report of the President's Council on Bioethics. New York: Dana Press, 2003.

14. Jane Schneider and Ida Susser, Wounded Cities: Destruction and Reconstruction in a Globalized World. New York: Berg, 2003.

15. Richard P. Tucker and Edmund Russell, Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of Warfare. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2004.

Carol Elaine Anderson, Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Jean K. Chalaby ed., Transnational Television Worldwide: Towards a New Media Order. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Guilhem Fabre, Criminal Prosperity: Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering and Financial Crises after the Cold War. New York: Routledge Curzon, 2003.

Francis J. Gavin, Gold, Dollars, and Power: the Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

James H. Hughes, Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future. Cambridge: Westview Press, 2004.

Sarah Kenyon Lischer, Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.

Paul McCarthy, Safeguarding the Organization Against Violence and Bullying: an International Perspective. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

John E. Mueller, The Remnants of War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Daniel Ratner, Nanotechnology and Homeland Security: New Weapons for New Wars. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004.

Ella E. Schneider Hilton, Displaced Person: a Girl's Life in Russia, Germany, and America. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004.