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The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping

The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping

1st Edition

Peter Nadin
February 14, 2018

This edited volume provides a detailed and nuanced analysis of UN peacekeeping and the use of force, to inform a better understanding of the complex and interconnected issues at stake for the UN community. Peacekeeping is traditionally viewed as a largely passive military activity, governed by...

NGOs and Global Trade: Non-state voices in EU trade policymaking

NGOs and Global Trade: Non-state voices in EU trade policymaking

1st Edition

Erin Hannah
January 12, 2018

In a deeply iniquitous world, where the gains from trade are distributed unevenly and where trade rules often militate against progressive social values, human health, and sustainable development, NGOs are widely touted as our best hope for redressing these conditions. As a critical voice of the...

UN Security Council Reform

UN Security Council Reform

1st Edition

Peter Nadin
January 12, 2018

This volume comprehensively evaluates the current state and future reform prospects of the UN Security Council, providing the most accessible and rigorous treatment of the subject of reform to date. Apart from a couple of critical eyes in the academic community, few have asked the pertinent...

Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention: Law and Practice in the Field

Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention: Law and Practice in the Field

1st Edition

Elizabeth M. Bruch
January 12, 2018

Human rights, peacekeeping, and humanitarian intervention have emerged in the past decades as important components of international law and practice. Adopting a methodology of Institutional Ethnography informed by Actor-Network Theory, this book traces the practices of law and expertise from global...

The Arctic Council: Governance within the Far North

The Arctic Council: Governance within the Far North

1st Edition

Douglas C. Nord
January 12, 2018

This book helps us to think carefully about how this area of the world should be best handled in the future by offering a concise and accessible introduction to the Arctic Council. Over the past two decades, the Arctic has evolved from being a remote region in international affairs to becoming an...

Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Bridging the Theoretical and Practical Divide

Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Bridging the Theoretical and Practical Divide

1st Edition

Claudia Fuentes Julio, Paula Drumond
November 21, 2017

Human rights and conflict resolution have been traditionally perceived as two separate fields, sometimes in competition or in tension and occasionally with contradictory approaches towards achieving a lasting peace. Although human rights norms have been incorporated and institutionalized by various...

Global Trends and Transitions in Security Expertise: From Nuclear Deterrence to Climate Change and Back Again

Global Trends and Transitions in Security Expertise: From Nuclear Deterrence to Climate Change and Back Again

1st Edition

James G. McGann
November 13, 2017

 The scope of Security and International Affairs research has expanded tremendously since the end of the Cold War to include topics beyond the realm of war studies or military statecraft. The field—once devoted solely to the study of conventional military and nuclear security issues—has...

Expert Knowledge in Global Trade

Expert Knowledge in Global Trade

1st Edition

Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer
October 26, 2017

This book explores tensions in global trade by examining the role of experts in generating, disseminating and legitimating knowledge about the possibilities of trade to work for global development. To this end, contributors assess authoritative claims on knowledge. They also consider structural...

The Politics of International Organizations: Views from insiders

The Politics of International Organizations: Views from insiders

1st Edition

Patrick Weller, Xu Yi-chong
October 26, 2017

International organisations (IOs) often receive a bad press, seen as intrusive, domineering and unresponsive to the needs of the people and countries they are meant to serve. The best way to understand the operation of these international organisations is to bring together those who represent their...

The United Nations as a Knowledge System

The United Nations as a Knowledge System

1st Edition

Nanette Svenson
October 26, 2017

This book seeks to explore how the UN has generated, warehoused, disseminated, structured, packaged, expanded, transferred and leveraged its vast resources of accumulated information and experience throughout the decades and, particularly, since the start of the 21st century with the introduction...

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Politics, Problems, and Potential

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Politics, Problems, and Potential

1st Edition

Turan Kayaoglu
October 13, 2017

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the world’s leading international Islamic organization. Turan Kayaoglu provides the first accessible and concise introduction and overview of this important organization. This book details the OIC’s struggle to address popular...

British Media and the Rwandan Genocide

British Media and the Rwandan Genocide

1st Edition

John Nathaniel Clarke
September 19, 2017

Throughout the 1990s, humanitarian interventionism sat at a crossroads, where ideas about rights and duties within and beyond borders collided with an international reality of civil conflict where the most basic human rights were violated in the most brutal manner. This growing awareness of...

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