Sunday, July 20, 2008

You Should Know John Maszka

What on earth does a brilliant scholar on America's foreign relations and terrorism have to do with John McCain and the various congressional candidates I'm supporting? Well, those candidates, when they win, will be exercising oversight on our country's relations with other countries an on our Homeland Security. In doing so, American congressmen and congreswomen will need to consult experts, and there's none better than John Maszka, author of Terrorism and the Bush Doctrine.

Recently, I received a brilliant comment from John on one of my blog posting (scroll down to see). On impulse, I asked him if he's like to join NoBama Mission Bloggers, a group I head, and to my delight, he said yes. Here's some information following about John, his blog, and his important political theory of constructive sovereignty. I hope if you're a blogger committed to the concept of "NoBama" that you'll also join, which you can do by e-mailing me at:

John Maszka is an International Relations scholar. Look for his most recent book everywhere books are sold: Terrorism And The Bush Doctrine by John Maszka ISBN-13: 9781606100103 Pub. Date: May 2008 John Maszka is primarily interested in American foreign policy and its impact on global terrorism. You can find his blog at:

Theories: Maszka is most notable for his theory of Constructive Sovereignty

[1] An emerging theory intended to address globalization's increasing onslaught against state sovereignty. The theory maintains that states are not the primary actors, their constituents are. Therefore, their preferences are not fixed. Since states merely represent the preferences of their constituents, they will only adhere to and ultimately embed those international norms their constituency will accept.

Rather than push for larger and more powerful international organizations that will impose global norms from the outside in, the theory of Constructive Sovereignty posits that ultimately change must come from the inside out. That is to say, from each state's own constituency. As each state's constituents become more and more international, they will become more receptive to international norms. In this way, international norms are embedded and viewed with legitimacy while each state's sovereignty is maintained and respected.

John's Publications Include:Countering International Terrorism [2]Democrats or Demagogues[3]Groupthink or Gross Incompetence [4]International Cooperation vs. Unilateralism [5]Political vs Military Solutions to Terrorism [6]Terrorism and the Bush Doctrine[7]US Unilateralism in the Global Order [8]Searching For The Min Laung

Below is John's comment that he left on one of my blogs. It was in response to my post saying that Obama's idea of invading Pakistan (in search of bin Laden) was a particulary bad idea.

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