David A. Lake

David A. Lake is the Gerri-Ann and Gary E. Jacobs Professor of Social Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.


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  1. Proxy Wars
    The most common image of world politics involves states negotiating, cooperating, or sometimes fighting with one another; billiard balls in motion on a global pool table. Yet working through local proxies or agents, through what... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2019
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  2. Hierarchy in International Relations
    International relations are generally understood as a realm of anarchy in which countries lack any superior authority and interact within a Hobbesian state of nature. In Hierarchy in International Relations, David A. Lake challenges... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2019
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  3. The Statebuilder's Dilemma
    In The Statebuilder's Dilemma, David A. Lake addresses the key tradeoff between legitimacy and loyalty common to all international statebuilding...... Learn More
    Published: 10th June 2016
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  4. Politics in the New Hard Times
    Although economic explanations for the Great Recession have proliferated, the political causes and consequences of the crisis have received less systematic attention. This is the first book to focus on it as a political rather... Learn More
    Published: 2nd April 2013
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  5. The State and American Foreign Economic Policy
    How has the U.S. government made the nation's foreign economic policy over the last hundred years? Social scientists have traditionally presented the American state as relatively weak, its policies as directly reflecting the domestic... Learn More
    Published: 20th July 1988
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  6. Power, Protection, and Free Trade
    Why do nations so frequently abandon unrestricted international commerce in favor of trade protectionism? David A. Lake contends that the dominant explanation, interest group theory, does not adequately explain American trade... Learn More
    Published: 14th April 1988
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