Books and Monographs
Listed below are the titles and abstracts of books, articles, and working papers produced by the TTCSP. Many are available for immediate delivery in .pdf format by request. Published books and papers are noted and may be available for download through the publisher's website by clicking the links below. Note that some journals require a subscription in order to download papers. For the remaining papers, please contact the TTCSP.
Think Tanks, Foreign Policy and the Emerging Powers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
This book aims to understand the changing role of think tanks in a sample of states with growing relevance in international affairs. The contributing authors present twelve case studies that explore how security and international affairs think tanks in emerging powers collaborate with their policymakers to meet current and anticipate future foreign policy and security challenges. These case studies include examples from Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Nigeria, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, and Vietnam. The authors identify and explicate the unique foreign policy challenges that these emerging powers face, as well as the strategies and programs that have been developed to effectively respond to these policy issues.
Trends and Transition in Security Expertise from Deterrence to Climate Change and Back Again (Routledge Spring/Summer 2017)
The scope of Security and International Affairs (SIA) research has expanded tremendously since the end of the Cold War to include topics beyond the realm of war studies or military statecraft. A field once devoted solely to the study of conventional military and nuclear security issues has diversified to include foci often considered nontraditional, including peace and conflict, political, economic, environmental, and human security.
In this exciting new volume, McGann has undertaken a quantitative and qualitative study of SIA think tanks, looking at global and regional trends in their research. He argues that the end of the Cold War marked a fundamental shift within the field of defense and security studies among think tanks and academics. Tracking the evolution of security as understood by researchers and policymakers is vital as the world follows the path of the “Four Mores”: more issues, more actors, more competition, and more conflict. As we move forward into a world of rapid change and ubiquitous uncertainty, think tanks will only become more prominent and influential. This will be an important resource for students and scholars of security studies, global governance, and think tanks.
Think Tanks and SDGs Catalysts for Analysis, Innovation and Implementation (University of Pennsylvania, 2015)
Think tanks have the ability to play a key role in the ongoing discourse by providing analysis and advice on the effects of SDGs and the best means to execute them. Think tanks can provide a vital link and mediating role between civil society, governments, and intergovernmental organizations that will constitute the main contributors to SDG implementation. This book explores these issues further by documenting the role think tanks are playing in engaging the public and policymakers on the SDGs as well as specific strategies and programs they have developed to help implement them.