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Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition

Weak States and Spheres of Great Power Competition

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hanna Samir Kassab
July 14, 2020

This book explains the development of the international system’s present-day balance of power by exploring three central questions: (1) under what conditions has the international system order evolved from a unipolar system to the current multipolar system? 2) What are its major states? 3) How do...

Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Asian Security Dynamics

Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Asian Security Dynamics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kai He
May 15, 2020

In the 1990s there was a wave of multilateralism in the Asia Pacific, which was led primarily by ASEAN. Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, however, many non-ASEAN states have attempted to seize the initiative, including the USA, Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia. Kai He and his...

A Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A New Approach to Nonproliferation

A Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A New Approach to Nonproliferation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Emad Kiyaei
April 29, 2020

The establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a concept more recently broadened to cover all weapons of mass destruction (WMD), has been before the international community for decades. In this book, two experts from the region explore why the matter remains unresolved, and...

Mexico's Drug War and Criminal Networks: The Dark Side of Social Media

Mexico's Drug War and Criminal Networks: The Dark Side of Social Media

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nilda M. Garcia
April 10, 2020

Mexico's Drug War and Criminal Networks examines the effects of technology on three criminal organizations: the Sinaloa cartel, the Zetas, and the Caballeros Templarios. Using social network analysis, and analyzing the use of web platforms Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, Nilda M. Garcia provides...

International Relations as Politics among People: Hermeneutic Encounters and Global Governance

International Relations as Politics among People: Hermeneutic Encounters and Global Governance

1st Edition

Hannes Hansen-Magnusson
December 11, 2019

Pioneering a hermeneutic methodology for analyses of global governance, this is the first monograph that makes Hans-Georg Gadamer’s and Paul Ricœur’s hermeneutic philosophy relevant for global politics research. Drawing on the concept of "horizon" as the element that captures the dynamics of...

Iran in the International System: Between Great Powers and Great Ideas

Iran in the International System: Between Great Powers and Great Ideas

1st Edition

Heinz Gärtner, Mitra Shahmoradi
December 09, 2019

Drawing on Iran’s history and its relations with great powers and regional neighbours, this book addresses the question of how much continuity and/or change there is in Iranian international relations since the Iranian revolution. Iran has often been at the centre of the political debate on both...

Economic Sanctions in International Law and Practice

Economic Sanctions in International Law and Practice

1st Edition

Masahiko Asada
November 13, 2019

Providing perspectives from a range of experts, including international lawyers, political scientists, and practitioners, this book assesses current theory and practice of economic sanctions, discussing current legal and political challenges faced by the international community. It examines both...

South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council: The Fate of the Liberal Order

South Africa and the UN Human Rights Council: The Fate of the Liberal Order

1st Edition

Eduard Jordaan
September 20, 2019

This book provides a detailed analysis of South Africa’s actions on the UN Human Rights Council, examining the country’s positions on civil and political rights, economic rights and development, social groups whose rights are frequently violated, and abuses in specific countries. The most detailed...

The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century: Cultural Diplomacy and

The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century: Cultural Diplomacy and "American Music"

1st Edition

Yoshiomi Saito
August 30, 2019

From the mid-1950s to the late 1970s, jazz was harnessed as America’s "sonic weapon" to promote an image to the world of a free and democratic America. Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington and other well-known jazz musicians were sent around the world – including to an array...

The Duty of Care in International Relations: Protecting Citizens Beyond the Border

The Duty of Care in International Relations: Protecting Citizens Beyond the Border

1st Edition

Nina Graeger, Halvard Leira
June 25, 2019

This book offers a first overarching look at the relationship between states and their citizens abroad, approached through the concept 'Duty of Care'. How can society best be protected, when increasing numbers of citizens are found outside the borders of the state? What are the limits to care – in...

American Hegemony in the 21st Century: A Neo Neo-Gramscian Perspective

American Hegemony in the 21st Century: A Neo Neo-Gramscian Perspective

1st Edition

Jonathan Pass
February 05, 2019

For many years now debates over America hegemony and its supposed decline have circulated academic circles. The neo-Gramscians have greatly enriched our knowledge in this field, developing some key theoretical tools and concepts, yet ontological inconsistencies, notably the downgrading of structure...

Norm Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention: How Bosnia Changed NATO

Norm Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention: How Bosnia Changed NATO

1st Edition

Yuki Abe
January 04, 2019

NATO, an organisation brought together to function as an anti-communist alliance, faced existential questions after the unexpected collapse of the USSR at the beginning of the 1990s. Intervention in the conflict in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995 gave it a renewed sense of purpose and a redefining of...

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