Recent Publications

By current members of DPIR and by our alumni

The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost? Claudia Sternberg, Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni and Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Palgrave Macmillan)

Drawing on evidence from Greek and German media, this book analyses one of the most highly-charged relationships of the Euro Crisis from 2009-2015. Considering how the nations' self-understanding shifted in the process, the stories in the book illustrate the theme of mutual recognition at the very heart of the European project.

Reconfiguring European States in Crisis, edited by Desmond S. King and Patrick Le Galès (Oxford University Press)

This volume demonstrates how the rise of non-state controlled organisations and norms combine with Europeanisation to reconfigure European states. It analyses how current crises in fiscal policy, Brexit, security and terrorism, and migration through a borderless European Union, continue to have dramatic effects on European states.

Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration, Teresa M. Bejan (Harvard University Press)

Teresa Bejan argues that Roger Williams’s unabashedly mere civility—a minimal, occasionally contemptuous adherence to culturally contingent rules of respectful behaviour— offers a promising path forward in confronting our own crisis of civility, one that fundamentally challenges our assumptions about what a tolerant—and civil—society should look like.

The Virtual Weapon and International Order, Lucas Kello (Yale University Press)

Drawing on a broad range of case studies, including the Stuxnet operation against Iran, the cyberattacks against Sony Pictures, and the disruption of the 2016 US presidential election, Lucas Kello establishes new theoretical benchmarks to help security experts revise cyber strategy and policy to tackle the unprecedented challenges of our era.

Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights Trials in Latin America, Ezequiel González Ocantos (Cambridge University Press)

Shifting Legal Visions analyses how Latin American judges came to hold government officials to account after years of shielding them from justice. Ezequiel González-Ocantos argues that the driving force behind this change was the persistent, strategic effort of human rights NGOs to teach judges new ways of thinking and ruling.

Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda, Herman T. Salton (Oxford University Press)

Dangerous Diplomacy reassesses the role of the UN Secretariat during the Rwandan genocide. With the help of new sources, including the personal diaries and private papers of the late Sir Marrack Goulding, Salton situates the Rwanda operation within the context of bureaucratic and power-political friction existing at UN Headquarters in the early 1990s.

The Forgotten Front: Patron-Client Relationships in Counterinsurgency, Walter C. Ladwig III (Cambridge University Press)

After fifteen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, US policymakers are seeking to provide aid and advice to local governments' counterinsurgency campaigns. However, Ladwig demonstrates that this strategy will not generate sufficient leverage to affect a client's behaviour and policies. Instead, he argues that influence flows from pressure and tight conditions on aid.

The Uses of Social Investment, edited by Anton Hemerijck (Oxford University Press)

Providing the first study of the welfare state under the new post-crisis austerity context and associated crisis management politics, this volume takes stock of the limits and potential of social investment. It surveys the emergence, diffusion, limits, merits, and politics of social investment as the welfare policy paradigm for the 21st century.

Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers, Josh Chafetz (Yale University Press)

Widely considered the least effective branch of the US government, Congress in fact has numerous powerful tools at its disposal in its conflicts with other branches, as Chafetz demonstrates. He argues when Congress uses these tools to engage successfully with the public, it increases its power vis-à-vis the other branches; when it does not, it loses power.

How NATO Adapts: Strategy and Organization in the Atlantic Alliance since 1950, Seth A. Johnston (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Nearly every aspect of NATO— including its missions, functional scope, size, and membership—has changed profoundly since its founding. Using a theoretical framework of "critical junctures" to explain changes in NATO’s organization and strategy, Johnston argues that the alliance’s own bureaucratic actors played important and often overlooked roles in these adaptations.


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