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Small States and International Security: Europe and Beyond

Small States and International Security: Europe and Beyond

1st Edition

Clive Archer, Alyson J.K. Bailes, Anders Wivel
December 02, 2016

This book explains what ‘small’ states are and explores their current security challenges, in general terms and through specific examples. It reflects the shift from traditional security definitions emphasizing defence and armaments, to new security concerns such as economic, societal and...

State Responses to International Law

State Responses to International Law

1st Edition

Kendall Stiles
December 02, 2016

Do countries keep their promises to the international community? When they sign treaties or learn about new expectations, do they take them seriously and implement them? Since we already know intuitively that not all countries do, the next question – and the topic of this book – is: who complies?...

Peace Maintenance: The Evolution of International Political Economy

Peace Maintenance: The Evolution of International Political Economy

1st Edition

Jarat Chopra
November 18, 2016

Peace-Maintenance explores the controversial concept that has evolved from diplomatic peacekeeping and military peace-enforcement. Jarat Chopra, the architect of peace-maintenance, outlines the limitations of traditional peacekeeping principles reliant on the increasingly questionable consent of...

Regional Integration and Democratic Conditionality: How Democracy Clauses Help Democratic Consolidation and Deepening

Regional Integration and Democratic Conditionality: How Democracy Clauses Help Democratic Consolidation and Deepening

1st Edition

Gaspare M. Genna, Taeko Hiroi
November 18, 2016

How effective are democracy clauses of regional integration organizations (RIOs) in promoting democratization and democratic consolidation among member-states? RIOs are increasingly adopting "democracy only" clauses in their treaties, requiring democracy and political stability as a condition of...

Exercising Human Rights: Gender, Agency and Practice

Exercising Human Rights: Gender, Agency and Practice

1st Edition

Robin Redhead
November 16, 2016

Exercising Human Rights investigates why human rights are not universally empowering and why this damages people attempting to exercise rights. It takes a new approach in looking at humans as the subject of human rights rather than the object and exposes the gendered and ethnocentric aspects of...

The Politics of Conflict Economies: Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland

The Politics of Conflict Economies: Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland

1st Edition

Morten Bøås
November 11, 2016

Conflict economies cannot be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These economies did not emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and place. This book explores the informal and illicit extraction and trade of minerals and...

The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations

The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations

1st Edition

Marc Herzog, Philip Robins
November 08, 2016

This work seeks to develop a new concept with which to analyse the actions and activities of states that tend to be relatively ignored by the discipline of International Relations (IR). As a discipline, IR has a tendency to lean towards the analytically safe. Given the current and recent dynamism...

Interpreting Global Security

Interpreting Global Security

1st Edition

Mark Bevir, Oliver Daddow, Ian Hall
October 11, 2016

This edited collection explores the fruitfulness of applying an interpretive approach to the study of global security. The interpretive approach concentrates on unpacking the meanings and beliefs of various policy actors, and, crucially, explains those beliefs by locating them in historical...

Comparative Politics: The Problem of Equivalence

Comparative Politics: The Problem of Equivalence

1st Edition

Jan van Deth
July 11, 2016

This book tackles the issues involved and explores strategies to deal with many of the problems of establishing equivalence. Each contribution focuses on a theoretically relevant theme, such as: tolerance; political values; religious orientations; gender roles; voluntary associations; party...

The Politics of Central Banks

The Politics of Central Banks

1st Edition

Robert Elgie, Helen Thompson
June 01, 2016

This book is a study of power. In particular, it is a study of governmental power in Britain and France. Its focus is the changing relationship between the government and the central bank in the two countries, and it examines the politics of this relationship since the time when the Bank of England...

Idealism and Realism in International Relations

Idealism and Realism in International Relations

1st Edition

Robert M. A. Crawford
May 20, 2016

The author argues for a revised conception of international relations that acknowledges the irreconcilability of realist and idealist theories, and concerns itself instead with important substantive issues....

Rethinking Ethical Foreign Policy: Pitfalls, Possibilities and Paradoxes

Rethinking Ethical Foreign Policy: Pitfalls, Possibilities and Paradoxes

1st Edition

David Chandler, Volker Heins
May 17, 2016

This new volume moves beyond the limits of current debate to show how today’s foreign policy is increasingly about values rather than interests and why ethics are now playing a central role. Rather than counterposing interests and ethics, trying to find ‘hidden agendas’ or emphasizing the...

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