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Amateur Sports Act (1978)
Civil War in
debt of
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
and Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty (1979)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
and Liberia
and Pakistan
small adversaries of
stimulus plan in (2009)
Supreme Court
taxation in
at time of independence
and Turkey
unfavorable views of
US P-4 program
See also
Military: allowing uprisings; Protest; Revolutions/ rebellions;
United States: Agency for International Development
Van de Walle, Nicolas
Vatzakas, Theodorus
Velez, Lorenzo
Venice, Republic of
Vietnam War
gay voters
incentives for
middle-class swing voters
as nominal selectorate
soldiers as
voter initiatives
See also
Walker, Edward
Wall Street
Wars war crimes
See also
Civil wars
Washington, George
Wayman, Robert P.
Wealth redistribution
Web sites.
See also
Weinberger, Caspar
Welch, Tom
Welfare state
Wilson, Woodrow
Winning coalitions
purges of members
replacement of members
See also
World Bank
World Cup Finals
World economy
World Trade Organization (WTO)
World War I
World War II
Wrong, Michela
World Trade Organization
Yanukovych, Viktor
Yeltsin, Boris
Yukos oil company
Yushchenko, Viktor
Zardari, Asif Ali
Zawahiri, Ayman al-
Zbiri, Tahar
Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU)
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is the Julius Silver Professor of Politics and Director of the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy at New York University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Through his New York–based consulting firm, he has served as an adviser to the US government on national security matters and to numerous corporations on questions related to forecasting and engineering outcomes in negotiations. Bueno de Mesquita received his doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan in 1971. From 2001–2002, he was President of the International Studies Association. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Council on Foreign Relations, and has been a Guggenheim Fellow. Bueno de Mesquita is the author of 16 books, more than 120 articles, and numerous pieces in the
New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune
, and
International Herald Tribune
among other publications
Alastair Smith is Professor of Politics at New York University. He previously taught at Washington University in St. Louis and at Yale University. He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a BA in Chemistry from Oxford University. Smith, the recipient of three grants from the National Science Foundation, was chosen as the 2005 Karl Deutsch Award winner, given biennially to the best international relations scholar under the age of 40. In 1997–1998 he was selected as a National Fellow by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
PublicAffairs is a publishing house founded in 1997. It is a tribute to the standards, values, and flair of three persons who have served as mentors to countless reporters, writers, editors, and book people of all kinds, including me.
I.F. STONE, proprietor of
I. F. Stone's Weekly
, combined a commitment to the First Amendment with entrepreneurial zeal and reporting skill and became one of the great independent journalists in American history. At the age of eighty, Izzy published
The Trial of Socrates,
which was a national bestseller. He wrote the book after he taught himself ancient Greek.
BENJAMIN C. BRADLEE was for nearly thirty years the charismatic editorial leader of
The Washington Post.
It was Ben who gave the
the range and courage to pursue such historic issues as Watergate. He supported his reporters with a tenacity that made them fearless and it is no accident that so many became authors of influential, best-selling books.
ROBERT L. BERNSTEIN, the chief executive of Random House for more than a quarter century, guided one of the nation's premier publishing houses. Bob was personally responsible for many books of political dissent and argument that challenged tyranny around the globe. He is also the founder and longtime chair of Human Rights Watch, one of the most respected human rights organizations in the world.
For fifty years, the banner of Public Affairs Press was carried by its owner Morris B. Schnapper, who published Gandhi, Nasser, Toynbee, Truman, and about 1,500 other authors. In 1983, Schnapper was described by
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Peter Osnos,
Founder and Editor-at-Large
Copyright © 2011 by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith.
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The Library of Congress has cataloged the printed edition as follows:
Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce, 1946–
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
eISBN : 978-1-610-39045-3
2. Power (Social sciences) 3. Political corruption. I. Smith, Alastair, 1967–II. Title.
JC330.3.B84 2011
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