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“The United States’ Premature Pivot to ‘Asia’,” Society 49.5 (September 2012) pp 395-399.

“Legislation in the Public Interest: Regulatory Capture and Campaign Reform,” in Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2012. Glenn W. Muschert, Kathleen Ferraro, Brian V. Klocke, Robert Perrucci, and Jon Shefner, editors. (University of Tennessee: Knoxville, TN, 2012) pp. 11-19.

“The Folly of Nation Building.” The National Interest. 120 (July/August 2012) p. 60-68.

“Rationing by Any Other Name.” Policy Review 173 (June & July 2012) p. 19-28.

“The Privacy Merchants: What Is To Be Done?” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 14.4 (March 2012) p. 929-951.

“Privacy and the Private Realm.” Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 25.1 (March 2012) p. 57-66.

“Rights and Responsibilities: the Intergenerational Covenant.” Journal of Comparative Social Welfare 28.2 (June 2012) p. 113-117.

“One Size Fits All? Changing the Liberal World Order.” IP Journal. February 28, 2012.

“The Case for Decoupled Armed Interventions.” Global Policy 3.1 (February 2012) p. 85-93.

“Nationalism: The Communitarian Block.” Brown Journal of World Affairs 18.1 (Fall/Winter 2011) p. 229-247.

“Rethinking the Pakistan Plan.” The National Interest 117 (January/February 2012) p. 55-65.

“The Lessons of Libya.” Military Review 92.1 (January/February 2012) p. 45-54.

“No Marshall Plan for the Middle East.” Prism. 3.1 (December 2011) p. 75-86.

“The New Normal.” Sociological Forum. 26.4 (December 2011) p. 779-789.

“No Passport Needed.” Canadian Naval Review. 7.3 (Fall 2011) p. 10-14.

“Changing the Rules” Foreign Affairs, 90.6 (November/December 2011) p.173-176.

“Should We Support Illiberal Religious Democracies?” The Political Quarterly, 82.2 (October-December 2011) p. 567-573.

“Cybersecurity in the Private Sector.” Issues in Science and Technology. 28.1 (Fall 2011) p. 58-62.

“Citizenship in a Communitarian Perspective.” Ethnicities. 11.3 (September 2011) p. 336-349.

“Lessons of America’s ‘Decline’.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 48.2 (October 2011) p. 173-187.

“No Marshall Plan.” Prospect. 187 (October 2011) p. 18-19.

“On a Communitarian Approach to Bioethics.” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 32:5 (October 2011) p. 363-374.

“Behavioral Economics: Toward a New Paradigm.” American Behavioral Scientist. 55:8 (August 2011) p. 1099-1119.

“Toward a Nonviolent, Pluralistic Middle East.” Middle East Quarterly. 18:4 (Fall 2011) p. 27-38.

“The Unwarranted Attack on Social Safety Nets.” Challenge. 54:4 (July/August 2011) p. 108-115.

“Are the Leaders of Iran ‘Rational Actors’ Or, Can Iran Be Deterred?” Globality Studies Journal. July 30, 2011.

“Shifting Sands.” Journal of International Security Affairs. 20 (Spring/Summer 2011). p. 87-97.

“Is China a Responsible Stakeholder?” International Affairs. 87:3 (May 2011). p. 539-553.

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Recent Books

Law in a New Key (Quid Pro Books, 2010). In Law in a New Key, Amitai Etzioni addresses hot-button issues of terrorism, drone warfare, airport security and scanners, government surveillance, DNA banks, norms of social disapproval and forgiveness, human rights, and respect for ethnic cultural differences.

New Common Ground (Potomac Books, 2009). In the wake of the 2008 presidential campaign, Amitai Etzioni writes that Americans are defined – and define themselves – by race, age, political affiliation, country of origin, and native language – but that we as a people want to look beyond these divisions to the values and interests that unite us. New Common Ground embodies this zeitgeist, showing the ways that traditional boundaries among ethnic groups, political ideologies, and generations are blurring, and how to hasten the process. On immigration and other controversial matters, Etzioni argues for diversity within unity and the means to achieve that necessary end.

Security First (Yale, 2007). Amitai Etzioni lays out a new agenda for the US foreign policy and that of its allies. The book argues that the time has come to drop the misbegotten notion that the U.S. can democratize the Middle East, and it shows how the Primacy of Life serves as a convincing moral rationale for a “Security First” foreign policy that is both principled and realistic. At the core of a “Security First” approach is the recognition that the most basic right of all people is to be free from deadly violence, maiming, and torture.

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