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Ethnic Conflict

Ethnic Conflict

1st Edition

Stefan Wolff
October 25, 2018

The study of ethnic conflict saw its heyday in the aftermath of the Cold War with a proliferation of theories about its causes and management. But its origins as a subject of academic inquiry not only predate the end of the Cold War but also its inception, with some of the earliest works of...

Global Governance II

Global Governance II

1st Edition

David Coen, Tom Pegram
December 18, 2017

Published in association with UCL’s Institute of Global Governance, this new title in Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Political Science series is a four-volume collection of the very best scholarship. It is an essential successor to an earlier Routledge collection, Global Governance (4 vols.) (978...

African Politics (4-vol. set)

African Politics (4-vol. set)

1st Edition

Nic Cheeseman
May 26, 2016

Scholars and students of African politics address some of the thorniest issues of our time. Indeed, over the last thirty years or so, the subdiscipline has expanded in scope and ambition, and leads the way in major fields of research, such as the study of ethnicity and identity politics. Now, this...

Citizenship

Citizenship

1st Edition

Richard Bellamy, Madeleine Kennedy-Macfoy
March 24, 2014

Citizenship, denoting full and active membership of the national and political community, has been recognized as a critical concept since ancient times. However, three key and related changes have occurred to each of the basic components of this concept that have altered dramatically to whom and to...

Politics and the Internet

Politics and the Internet

1st Edition

William H. Dutton
November 25, 2013

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE!(Valid until 3 months after publication) It is commonplace to observe that the Internet—and the dizzying technologies and applications which it continues to spawn—has revolutionized human communications. But, while the medium’s impact has apparently been immense, the...

Islamic Political and Social Movements

Islamic Political and Social Movements

1st Edition

Barry Rubin
April 23, 2013

The growing importance of Islam in the world coincides with the growing interest by scholars in understanding Islam as a religion and its political and social influences. The geographic scope of Islam goes far beyond the Middle East, ranging from the Far East to sub-Saharan Africa.There is a vast...

Law and Politics

Law and Politics

1st Edition

Keith E. Whittington
November 30, 2012

Law and politics are deeply intertwined. Law is an essential tool of government action, an instrument with which government tries to influence society. Law is also the means by which government itself is structured, regulated, and controlled. It is no surprise, then, that law is an important prize...

Political Knowledge

Political Knowledge

1st Edition

Jeffrey Friedman, Shterna Friedman
November 19, 2012

Since at least the time of Plato, political scientists and philosophers have been concerned about what citizens and rulers should know if they are to be governed—and govern—well. Moreover, the increasing complexity of modern societies has revivified thinking about and around the critical concept of...

Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda

1st Edition

Paul Cruickshank
November 12, 2012

This new Routledge Major Work collection of the best scholarly research and serious writing on Al Qaeda will be welcomed by researchers, students, and counter-terrorism specialists as the go-to resource. The gathered materials are mainly drawn from scholarly journals of the first rank and chapters...

International Political Economy

International Political Economy

1st Edition

Benjamin J. Cohen
April 06, 2011

International Political Economy is a thriving interdisciplinary area of study and research based on the combined insights of international economics and international relations theory. It has become one of the fastest growing fields of study in the social sciences, and this new title in the...

The European Union

The European Union

1st Edition

Simon Usherwood
March 04, 2011

In the fifty or so years since the Treaty of Rome, the European Union has evolved far beyond the scope of any other comparable entity. The EU is now a unique model of international cooperation and integration, and its reach extends into almost every sphere of the lives of its half a billion...

Islamic Political Thought and Governance

Islamic Political Thought and Governance

1st Edition

Abdullah Saeed
November 16, 2010

Islam has had a significant impact on world history, not only as a major religion that has directed the personal beliefs and actions of individuals, but also as the basis of a distinct system of government that has developed its own institutions, practices and philosophies. This new Routledge Major...

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