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Russia's Relations with Kazakhstan: Rethinking Ex-Soviet Transitions in the Emerging World System

Russia's Relations with Kazakhstan: Rethinking Ex-Soviet Transitions in the Emerging World System

1st Edition

Yelena Nikolayevna Zabortseva
May 12, 2016

Recent political developments in post-Soviet countries have raised novel issues regarding the stability of the post-Cold War world order. A new direction in policy has been exemplified by the recent bolstering of a number of post-Soviet political and economic institutions - such as CSTO, SCO and...

Networked Governance and Transatlantic Relations: Building Bridges through Science Diplomacy

Networked Governance and Transatlantic Relations: Building Bridges through Science Diplomacy

1st Edition

Gabriella Paár-Jákli
April 11, 2016

In today’s complex and interconnected world, scholars of international relations seek to better understand challenges spurred by intensified global communication and interaction. The complex connectedness of modern society and politics compels us to investigate the pattern of interconnections among...

The Politics of Place and the Limits of Redistribution

The Politics of Place and the Limits of Redistribution

1st Edition

Melissa Ziegler Rogers
November 05, 2015

Numerous scholars have noticed that certain political institutions, including federalism, majoritarian electoral systems, and presidentialism, are linked to lower levels of income redistribution. This book offers a political geography explanation for those observed patterns. Each of these...

International Relations and Historical Sociology: Breaking Down Boundaries

International Relations and Historical Sociology: Breaking Down Boundaries

1st Edition

Stephen Hobden
October 12, 2015

This book provides an original analysis of recent work by key historical sociologists through the prism of International Relations. Stephen Hobden investigates the number of issues which overlap between the two disciplines by focusing on three main themes: * the ways in which historical...

The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance

The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance

1st Edition

Jessica M. Shadian
October 12, 2015

Interest in Arctic politics is on the rise. While recent accounts of the topic place much emphasis on climate change or a new geopolitics of the region, the history of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and Arctic politics reaches back much further in time. Drawing out the complex relationship...

Globalizing Resistance against War: Theories of Resistance and the New Anti-War Movement

Globalizing Resistance against War: Theories of Resistance and the New Anti-War Movement

1st Edition

Tiina Seppälä
September 29, 2015

The political revival of the anti-war movement after 9/11 launched a controversial debate on global resistance. Through detailed study of the anti-war movement in Britain, this book critically evaluates the theoretical debate from the perspective of ‘critical theory in political practice’. This...

Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics and International Relations: The case of Italy

Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics and International Relations: The case of Italy

1st Edition

Elisabetta Brighi
July 23, 2015

This book offers a re-examination of foreign policy, in its relation with domestic politics and international relations (IR). Bringing together a vast body of literature from IR, foreign policy analysis, comparative politics and public policy, this book systematically reconceptualises foreign...

Understanding Transatlantic Relations: Whither the West?

Understanding Transatlantic Relations: Whither the West?

1st Edition

Serena Simoni
July 16, 2015

In light of the Arab Spring and after days of public quarreling that highlighted the divisions among NATO’s members on an agreement to give command of the "no-fly" zone in Libya to the Alliance, it is evident that the U.S. is having problems engaging with its European allies and partners. Why is...

A Strategic Understanding of UN Economic Sanctions: International Relations, Law and Development

A Strategic Understanding of UN Economic Sanctions: International Relations, Law and Development

1st Edition

Golnoosh Hakimdavar
July 16, 2015

Economic Sanctions are increasingly used as a legal, non-military technique of combating abusers of international peace. However it remains unclear how the success or failure of these sanctions is measured. This book examines the seldom-explored United Nations’ economic sanctions deliberation...

Politics and the Bomb: The Role of Experts in the Creation of Cooperative Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreements

Politics and the Bomb: The Role of Experts in the Creation of Cooperative Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreements

1st Edition

Sara Z. Kutchesfahani
July 16, 2015

Epistemic communities represent networks of knowledge-based experts that help articulate cause-and-effect relationships of complex problems, define the self-interests of a state, or formulate specific policies for state decision makers.   However, the role of these scientists and...

The Promise and Perils of Transnationalization: NGO Activism and the Socialization of Women’s Human Rights in Egypt and Iran

The Promise and Perils of Transnationalization: NGO Activism and the Socialization of Women’s Human Rights in Egypt and Iran

1st Edition

Benjamin Stachursky
June 08, 2015

To date, most constructivist international relations studies have characterized the influence of transnationalism on domestic forms of activism as uniformly positive. In particular, transnational interactions are viewed as positive factors for the development and daily impact of gender activism....

India in South Asia: Domestic Identity Politics and Foreign Policy from Nehru to the BJP

India in South Asia: Domestic Identity Politics and Foreign Policy from Nehru to the BJP

1st Edition

Sinderpal Singh
May 22, 2015

South Asia is one of the most volatile regions of the world, and India’s complex democratic political system impinges on its relations with its South Asian neighbours. Focusing on this relationship, this book explores the extent to which domestic politics affect a country’s foreign policy. The book...

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