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Professor Joseph S. Nye, Jr.: a select bibliography

Lee Kuan Yew Distinguished Visitor 6-9 January 1999


Born: 19 January 1937, South Orange, New Jersey
Education: AB Public Affairs, Princeton University, 1958, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Herrick Thesis Prize
BA Philosophy, Oxford University, 1960, Rhodes Scholar
PhD Political Science, Harvard University, 1964, Summer Thesis Prize, Ford Foundation Area Training Fellowship
1964-95 Instructor, Assistant, Associate and full Professor of Government, Harvard University
1968 Visiting Professor, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva
1969-72 Program Director, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
1973 Visiting Professor, School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
1974 Visiting Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs, London
1977-79 Undersecretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology, Dept of State Distinguished Honor Award
1985-90 Allis Chalmers Distinguished Professorship, Marquette University
1989 Spr Visiting Scholar, St Antony's College, Oxford
1989-92 Associate Dean for International Affairs, Harvard University
1989-93 Director, Center for International Affairs and Clarence Dillion Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University
1990 Jan Montague Burton Professorship, University of Edinburgh
1993 Jan/Feb Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Smithsonian Institute
1993-94 Chairman, National Intelligence Council, Intelligence Community Distinguished Service Medal
1994-95 Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
1996- Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1973-74 United Nations, Dept of Economic and Social Affairs
1973,75,76,86-87 Ford Foundation
1974-75 Commission on the Organization of the Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy
1976 Energy Research and Development Administration
1979-81 Dept of Energy, Energy Research Advisory Board
1979-92 Dept of State, Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science
1979-85 Paine, Webber, Mitchell, Hutchins, Inc.
1988 Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
1989-91 US representative, Secretary-General's Advisory Committee on Disarmament Matters
Prof. Nye is currently member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Trilateral Commission. He serves on the editorial board of journals like Foreign Policy, International Security and Review of International Studies. Previously he was on the Board of Directors for the Institute of East West Security Studies and a member of the Governing Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Materials available in the NUS Library are given with call number and location. Unless otherwise stated, Prof Nye is the sole author of the item. Titles are arranged in reverse chronological order.

Understanding international conflicts: an introduction to theory and history. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 1997.
JX1391 Nye Central Library & Law Library Main Shelves

After the Cold War: international institutions and state strategies in Europe, 1989-1991. Co-edited with Robert O. Keohane & Stanley Hoffmann. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.
D860 Aft Central Library Main Shelves

Understanding international conflicts : an introduction to theory and history. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.
JX1391 Nye Central Library RBR

After the storm: lessons from the Gulf War. Co-edited with Roger K. Smith. Lanham, MD: Madison Books, 1992.

After the Cold War: international institutions and state strategies in Europe, 1989-1991. Co-edited with Robert O. Keohane & Stanley Hoffmann. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.
D860 Aft Central Library Main Shelves

Global competition after the Cold War: a reassessment of trilateralism. Co-authored with Kurt Biedendorf & M. Shiina. New York: The Trilateral Commission, 1991.

Bound to lead: the changing nature of American power. New York: Basic Books, 1990.
E840 Nye Central Library RBR

Power and interdependence. Co-authored with Robert O. Keohane. 2nd ed. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman, 1989.
JX1395 Keo Central Library Main Shelves

Fateful visions: avoiding nuclear catastrophe. Co-edited with Graham T. Allison & Albert Carnesale. Cambridge: Ballinger, 1988.
U263 Fat Central Library Main Shelves

Peace in parts: integration and conflict in regional organization. Lanham: University Press of America, 1987.
JX1979 Nye Central Library Main Shelves

Seeking stability in space: anti-satellite weapons and the evolving space regime. Co-edited with James A. Schear. Lanham: University Press of America, 1987.
UG1530 See Central Library Main Shelves

Hawks, doves, and owls: an agenda for avoiding nuclear war. Co-edited with Graham T. Allison & Albert Carnesale. New York: Norton, 1985.
U263 Haw Central Library Main Shelves

Global dilemmas. Co-edited with Samuel P Huntington. Cambridge: Center for International Affairs, Harvard University & University Press of America, 1985.

The Making of America's Soviet policy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.
JX1428 Rus.M Central Library Main Shelves

Energy and security. Co-edited with David A. Deese. Cambridge: Ballinger, 1981.
HD9502 *Uni.E Central Library Main Shelves

Power and interdependence: world politics in transition. Co-authored with Robert O. Keohane. Boston: Little, Brown, 1977.
JX1395 Keo Central Library Main Shelves

Transnational relations and world politics. Co-edited with Robert O. Keohane. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972.
JX1395 Keo Central Library RBR

Conflict management by international organizations. Co-authored with Ernst B. Haas & Robert L Butterworth. Morristown, NJ: General Learning Press, 1972.

International regionalism: readings. Boston: Little, Brown, 1968.
JX1979 Nye Law Library Main Shelves

Pan-Africanism and East African integration. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965.
DT431 Nye Central Library Main Shelves

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Book Chapters

Interdependence in world politics. Co-authored with RO Keohane. In The Theoretical evolution of international political economy : a reader. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. p122-132.
HF1359 The Central Library Main Shelves

The changing nature of world power. In Readings in international political economy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996. p152-166.
HF1359 Rea Central Library Main Shelves

Realism and complex interdependence. Co-authored with Robert O. Keohane. In International political economy : state-market relations in the changing global order. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1996. p53-63.
HG3881 Inte Central Library & HSSML Main Shelves

Epilogue: the liberal tradition. In Civil-military relations and democracy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. p151-156.
JF195 Dem.Ci Central Library Main Shelves

Power: What is it? How can we best use it? In Turning point : the Gulf War and U.S. military strategy. Boulder: Westview Press, 1994. p39-52.
UA23 Tur Central Library Main Shelves

Patrons and clients: new roles in the Post-Cold War Order. In America and Europe in an era of change. Boulder: Westview Press, 1993. p87-104.
D1065 Uni.A Central Library Main Shelves

Diplomatic measures. In New nuclear nations: consequences for U.S. policy. New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1993. p77-96.
JX1974.73 New Central Library Main Shelves

Ethics and intervention. In Ideas & ideals : essays on politics in honor of Stanley Hoffmann. Boulder: Westview Press, 1993. p127-143.
JX1391 Ide Central Library Main Shelves

Arms control and international politics. In The International practice of arms control. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. p153-174.
JX1974 Int Central Library Main Shelves

Is there a new world order? In The new world order: rethinking America's role. Flagstaff, AZ: Arizona Honors Academy Press, 1992.

Systematic problems: American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union. In The West and the Soviet Union. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. p194-221.

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Journal Articles

Listed are selected articles published from 1990 onwards. Abstracts for some of the articles are from International Political Science Abstracts, Expanded Academic Index and Current Contents Connect and UnCover.

Power and interdependence in the information age. Co-authored with Robert O. Keohane. Foreign Affairs 77(5) Sep-Oct 1998:81+.
D410 FA Central Library Current Periodical

Throughout this century, modernists have been proclaiming that technology would transform world politics. These days futurists argue that the information revolution is leading to a new electronic feudalism, with overlapping communities laying claim to citizens loyalties. But the state is very resilient. Geographically based states will continue to structure politics in an information age, but they will rely less on traditional resources and more on their ability to remain credible to a public with increasingly diverse sources of information.

Keeping realism relevant. Foreign Policy Summer 1998: 166-167.
D843 FP Central Library Current Periodical

As China rises, must others bow? The Economist 347(8074) 27 June 1998: 23-25.

China is focusing on economic development rather than military power as it re-emerges as a global power. This focus is likely to continue if the US maintains its involvement in the East Asia region.

Finding ways to improve the public's trust in government. Chronicle of Higher Education 44(19) 16 Jan 1998: B6-8.

Public trust in government in the US sharply declined between the 1960s and 1995, according to political science researchers. The Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, lessening respect for authority, economic insecurity, negative media coverage of government, and the growing disconnection of political activ ists from the general public have all contributed to this trend. This public mistrust could eventually threaten democratic government in the US. To counteract the trend politicians, academics and journalists must limit their negativity and instruct the public about government's value and successes.

China's re-emergence and the future of the Asia-Pacific. Survival 39(4) Winter 1997: 65-79.

China's growing economic and military power is of concern to Asia-Pacific nations, and how it behaves is an open question. It is not certain whether current US strategy will work, prospects for avoiding conflict with China improve as the US maintains its strength. Some believe China's plans to restore region hegemony, could lead to international conflict.

In government we don't trust. Foreign Policy Fall 1997: 99-111.
D843 FP Central Library Bound Periodical

At a time when US and Europe are celebrating victory in the Cold War, confidence in Western governments seems to be on the decline. Do voters know something the politicians don't?

Conflicts after the Cold War. Washington Quarterly 19(1) Winter 1996: 5-24.
D839 WQ Central Library Bound Periodical

Technological, social, and political change have altered the sources of conflict after the Cold War. Great power conflicts are potentially the most devastating but are least likely, given nuclear deterrence. Regional balance of power conflicts, like the Persian Gulf War, are more probable, and the great powers must work to prevent them. Communal conflicts, or conflicts over group or national identities, will continue to be the most frequent form of conflict. American leadership is a key factor in limiting all three kinds of conflicts. While the US cannot be a "global policeman", it can sometimes serve as "sheriff of the posse", enabling international coalitions to achieve security.

America's information edge. Foreign Affairs 75(2) March-Apr 1996: 20-36.
D410 FA Central Library Bound Periodical

The American century, far from being over, is on the way. The information revolution, which capsized the USSR and propelled Japan to eminence, has altered the equation of national power. America leads the world in the new technologies. Its emerging military systems can thwart any threat. On the "soft-power" side, it projects its ideals and other countries follow. To prevent an information race, America must share its lead; to preserve its reputation, it must keep its house in order.

East Asian security: the case for deep engagement. Foreign Affairs 74(4), July-Aug 95: 90-102.
D410 FA Central Library Bound Periodical

Security is like oxygen: you tend not to notice it until you lose it. A continued US presence in East Asia provides the oxygen that is so crucial for the region's stability and economic prosperity. Critics who call the Clinton administration's strategy myopic misunderstand the firm US alliance with Japan and the importance of East Asia to US national interests. The US must maintain its troops, develop regional institutions, bolster its allies, and remain deeply engaged in Asia.

Peering into the future. Foreign Affairs 73(4) July-Aug 94: 82-93.
D410 FA Central Library Bound Periodical

Policymakers need estimative intelligence to help them under stand the more diffuse and ambiguous threats and opportunities of the post-Cold War world. Ideological divisions are less likely to obstruct analysis, but greater uncertainties make analysis more difficult. The greater the uncertainty, the greater the scope of and need for estimative intelligence. Rather than trying to predict the future, analysts should deal with heightened uncertainty by presenting alternative scenarios.

Harnessing Japan: a United States strategy for managing Japan rise as a global power. Co-authored with K Dam, J Deutch & DM Rowe.
Washington Quarterly Spring 1993: 29-42.
D839 WQ Central Library Bound Periodical

A cloud that lingers. World Monitor 6(2) February 1993: 30.

It is time to start thinking the unthinkable again. The nuke-in-a-suitcase scenario is back. A 7 step prevention plan for the President.

Coping with Japan. Foreign Policy 89, Winter 1992-93: 96-115.
D843 FP Central Library Bound Periodical

The US must develop a strategy for dealing with Japan's developing role in the world. The tendency has been to adopt terminology from the Cold War, and to view Japan as a threat. Instead, the US should recognize that the nations share an interest in maintaining East Asian stability and in cooperating on transnational issues, and that they both benefit from economic interdependence. Instead of resisting the rise of Japanese power, the US should support a global political role for Japan that is commensurate with its global economic one. Japan should develop as a global civilian power, with increased participation in international institutions.

New approaches to nuclear proliferation policy. Science 256(5061) 29 May 1992: 1293-1297.
Q1 SC Central Library & Science Lib Bound Periodical

What new world order? Foreign Affairs 71(2) Spring 1992: 83-96.
D410 FA Central Library Bound Periodical

The term "world order" is used differently by Realists, who see it as the product of a stable balance of power, and Liberals, who see order arising from democracy, human rights, and in ternational institutions. In the current world of multilevel interdependence, in which military, economic, and international institutional power are all important, it is in America's interest to heed both realist concerns - by remaining militarily and economically engaged - and liberal concerns - by leading international institutions in promoting global values.

Arms control and international politics. Daedalus 120(1) Winter 1991: 145-166.
Q11 D Central Library Bound Periodical

Critics of superpower arms control tend to overstate the mod esty of the arms control record, since they fail to note that arms control is part of a political process. Arms control has contributed not merely to crisis stability but to political stability more broadly conceived. As a channel for superpower communication, arms control may have affected Soviet learning and contributed to a redefinition of Soviet national interests. Moreover, arms control has had major institutional effects that have helped to shape superpower expectations in ways that limit worse-case analyses, that reassure allies as well as adversaries, and that preserve areas of cooperation from the short-run vicissitudes of political change. Greater attention will have to be paid to the multilateral dimensions of arms control and to the relationship between bilateral and multilateral arms control.

After bipolarity: what world order? Korean Journal of International Studies 22(4) Winter 1991: 507+.

Will this be the Japanese century?
Deadline 6(3) Fall 1991.

We can stay on top. Money 20(10) October 1991: 160-161.
HG179 M HSSM Library Bound Periodical

Describes what America must do to remain the world's best place to live.

Why the Gulf War served the national interest. The Atlantic 268(1) July 1991: 54,56-57,60-62,64.
E740 A Central Library Bound Periodical

American prosecution of the Gulf War was required for 3 reasons: to protect the oil markets, to restore order and to combat weapons proliferation - vital interests all.

Soft power. Foreign Policy 80, Fall 1990: 153-171.
D843 FP Central Library Bound Periodical

The nature and sources of power in world politics are changing. Power has become less fungible and more diffuse and more traditional "hard" command power is becoming less important as a means to the realization of international outcomes. Power will increasingly be exercised through cooptive means; this "soft" power consists in the ability of a state to structure a situation so as to alter the preferences and interests of other states in ways consistent with its own. Soft power resources include cultural and ideological attraction, as well as the rules and institutions of international regimes. The US is relatively well-endowed with such resources and has the potential to maintain a preeminent position in world politics.

The changing nature of world power. Political Science Quarterly 105(2) Summer 1990: 177-192.
H1 PSQ Central Library Bound Periodical

To understand the present and future position of the US in world politics, it is necessary to understand the changing nature of power, in particular the relative importance of "hard" and "soft" forms of power. Hard power consists in the ability of a state to use military and economic resources to coerce or induce change in other states' behavior. Soft power consists in the ability of a state to change other states' behavior by the indirect co-optive means of setting agendas and structuring situations in world politics. The US is predominantly endowed with soft power, a resource of increasing importance in an age of information-based economies and transnational interdependence.

American strategy after bipolarity. International Affairs 66(3) July 1990: 513-521.
JX1 IA Central Library Closed Stacks

The author reviews American strategy at the beginning of the 1990s and argues that the more complex international power structure after the recent changes in East-West relations increases the need for America to engage constructively in an interdependent world from a position of strength. America's strength is not weakening but has emerged more clearly from behind the distorting effect of the Second World War. The author puts forward a powerful plea for American confidence and leadership in international relations.

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Compiled by Lim-Yeo Pin Pin, Reference & Information Services Dept, Central Library, January 1999
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