Arms and Influence

Thomas Schelling
Yale University Press, 2008, 331 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Traditionally, Americans have viewed war as an alternative to diplomacy, and military strategy as the science of victory.  Today, however, in our world of nuclear weapons, military power is not so much exercised  as threatened."

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Samuel Huntington
Simon & Schuster, 2011, 367 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski."

Governing the Commons

Elinor Ostrom
Cambridge University Press, 1990, 308 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatisation of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market have been uniformly successful in solving common pool resource problems."

World Order

Henry Kissinger
Penguin, 2014, 434 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades."

Política Externa Brasileira

Leticia Pinheiro
Zahar, 2004, 81 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Autonomia e desenvolvimento têm sido temas centrais da política externa brasileira. Nesse livro, a autora analisa a política externa desde a Proclamação da República, demonstrando a articulação entre as idéias e os interesses predominantes dos principais atores e instituições da vida política e econômica nacional."

The Raise and Fall of the Great Powers

Paul Kennedy
Vintage, 2010, 704 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe."

From Colony to Superpower

George Herring
Oxford University Press, 2008, 1.049 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Herring uses foreign relations as the lens through which to tell the story of America's dramatic rise from thirteen disparate colonies huddled along the Atlantic coast to the world's greatest superpower."

World is Flat

Thomas Friedman
Picador, 2007, 673 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters - on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures."


Henry Kissinger
Simon & Schuster, 1995, 912 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Moving from a sweeping overview of history to blow-by-blow accounts of his negotiations with world leaders, Henry Kissinger describes how the art of diplomacy has created the world in which we live, and how America’s approach to foreign affairs has always differed vastly from that of other nations."

On China

Henry Kissinger
Penguin, 2011, 623 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing."

Imagined Communities

Benedict Anderson
Verso, 2006, 265 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Imagined Communities, Benedict Anderson’s brilliant book on nationalism, forged a new field of study when it first appeared in 1983. Since then it has sold over a quarter of a million copies and is widely considered the most important book on the subject. In this greatly anticipated revised edition, Anderson updates and elaborates on the core question: what makes people live, die and kill in the name of nations?"