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General Information

Name:  Richard J. Payne  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Payne is a Professor at Illinois State University in Normal.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard J. Payne is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Illinois State University.

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Titles At Your Library

Nonsuperpowers and South Africa: Implications for U.S. Policy
ISBN: 0253342945

Indiana Univ Pr. 1991

Payne, Richard J., Nonsuper-Powers And South Africa, The: Implications For U.S. Poli

The West European Allies, The Third World, and U.S. Foreign Policy: Post-Cold War Challenges (Contributions in Political Science)
ISBN: 0275936260

Praeger. 1991

The recent and ongoing crises in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, Central America, and southern Africa have been and continue to be approached in very different ways by the United States and its West European allies. Richard J. Payne shows how the many future challenges to the strategic alliance of the U.S. and the NATO countries will have to be adapted to a new and less confrontational world, emphasizing the international economic situation over political or ideological factors. Payne maintains that despite years of divergent views on how to handle Third World trouble spots, strains within the Western Alliance can be alleviated in the future by diplomatic and cooperative means.

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the underlying tensions, and cooperation, between the United States and Western Europe in their approaches to the Soviet Union, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Iran-Iraq War and Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, and the struggle for ideological and political control of southwestern Africa. American and European strategies and interests in the Third World greatly affected the broader issues of detente, Eastern-Western European relations, America's leadership abilities, and ultimately NATO itself. The lessening of ideological confrontations between Moscow and Washington, Payne affirms, was followed by the revolutionary changes in Eastern Europe. This volume will be used in courses on international relations, American foreign policy, world politics, Third World politics, global issues, and West European politics. It will also be of great value to political scientists and policymakers.

The Third World and South Africa: Post-Apartheid Challenges (Discographies)
ISBN: 031328542X

Praeger. 1992

Converging revolutionary changes in Europe, the former Soviet Union, and in southern Africa radically transformed the international political environment in which Third World countries had formulated and implemented their policies toward South Africa. These changes also focused attention on the need for democratic reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere in the Third World. By removing apartheid's legal underpinning, the South African government made a major and largely unanticipated step toward creating a relatively egalitarian and nonracial society. Dismantling the more intractable social and economic components of a legal system of racial domination, into which South Africans have been socialized, is clearly a more herculean endeavor.

Payne analyzes Third World relations with South Africa: the common and divergent interests among the countries that opposed apartheid, conflict and cooperation between the Third World and South Africa, and the implications of changes in South Africa for the Third World in general and Sub-Saharan Africa in particular. He brings into sharper focus contradictions between the declaratory policies against apartheid expressed by Third World states and their actual practices. Payne examines how national interests, leaders' personalities, policymaking processes, and problems within specific countries influence Third World foreign policies in general and toward South Africa specifically. As such, the work will be invaluable to students and scholars involved with African studies, Third World politics, and international relations.

The Clash with Distant Cultures: Values, Interests, and Force in American Foreign Policy
ISBN: 0791426483

SUNY Press. 1995

An analysis of the impact of cultural values on the use of force and negotiations in American foreign policy.

Getting Beyond Race: The Changing American Culture
ISBN: 0813368588

Basic Books. 1998

In Getting Beyond Race, Richard Payne takes the practical approach that race relations are ultimately about ordinary people interacting with each other. Payne argues that confrontation, blaming, and dwelling on failure in race relations are not as productive as adopting a positive view and looking at individual success stories. Drawing from his own experience of having lived with different racial groups and hundreds of conversations with Americans from all walks of life and racial backgrounds, he writes about those who are helping to reduce the significance of race in society and through their actions are creating models of behavior for America's future.Payne covers topics from how race is an artificial concept created for social purposes to race in the military, interracial marriages and adoptions, affirmative action, and the effects of generational change and immigration on racial attitudes in America. Instead of looking at questions of race simply in terms of black-white relations, he expands his discussion to include Latinos, Asians, and other people of color. Moreover, Payne contends that the very concept of race is being weakened by fundamental changes throughout many facets of American culture. This book looks forward and offers concrete suggestions for getting beyond race.

Politics and Culture in the Developing World (3rd Edition)
ISBN: 0205550576

Longman. 2007

Politics and Culture in the Developing World comprehensively examines the globalized context and process of development in African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries. From history, economics, religion, and gender to democratic transitions, political leadership, and ethnic conflict, this text surveys all of the major themes of development in the developing world. The authors, drawing on their professional and personal experience, show how globalization is accelerating change in developing countries and linking them more closely to industrialized countries.



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