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Faculty Book Contributions in 2021

December 13, 2021

Brown University library

Each year, Watson faculty edit books and chapters, and publish books that they've written. Here's a list of the books our faculty worked on this year:

  • Partial Hegemony: Oil Politics and International Order - Written by Jeff Colgan, this book offers lessons for leaders and analysts seeking to design new international governing arrangements to manage an array of pressing concerns ranging from US-China rivalry to climate change, and from nuclear proliferation to peacekeeping. 

  • The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years - Written by Emily Oster, this book offers data-driven framework for parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years with a specific focus on school, health, extracurricular activities, and more.

  • Israel-Palestine Lands and Peoples - Edited by Omer Bartov. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has raised a plethora of unanswered questions, generated seemingly irreconcilable narratives, and profoundly transformed the land’s physical and political geography. This volume seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the links between the region that is now known as Israel and Palestine and its peoples—both those that live there as well as those who relate to it as a mental, mythical, or religious landscape. 

  • No Standard Oil: Managing Abundant Petroleum in a Warming World - Written by Deborah Gordon, this book examines the widely varying climate impacts of global oils and gases, and proposes solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions in this sector.

  • Who Gets What? The New Politics of Insecurity - Co-edited by Margaret Weir, this book harnesses the expertise of scholars from across the disciplines of history and the social sciences to probe how the economic and social transformations of the past forty years have introduced new risks and insecurities that fractured the solidarities of the postwar era.

  • California Series in Public Anthropology - Ieva Jusionyte is editor of this series of books which affirm anthropology’s commitment to bearing​ ​ethnographic witness, to describing, through stories, how life is lived beyond the borders​ ​of many readers’ experiences.