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Routledge Global Cooperation Series


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The Routledge Global Cooperation series develops innovative approaches to one of the most pressing questions of our time – how to achieve cooperation in a culturally diverse and politically contested global world?

Many key contemporary problems such as climate change and forced migration require intensified cooperation on a global scale. Accelerated globalisation processes have led to an ever-growing interconnectedness of markets, states, societies and individuals. Many of today’s problems cannot be solved by nation states alone and require intensified cooperation at the local, national, regional and global level to tackle current and looming global crises.

We favour books that take an interdisciplinary approach and appeal to an international readership comprised of scholars and postgraduate students.

To submit proposals, please contact the Development Studies Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

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Rethinking Governance in Europe and Northeast Asia: Multilateralism and Nationalism in International Society

Rethinking Governance in Europe and Northeast Asia: Multilateralism and Nationalism in International Society

1st Edition

Uwe Wissenbach
November 05, 2019

This book explores how nationalism and multilateralism transform international society and global governance. It does so by comparing the governance model of the EU – a constitutionalised and increasingly polycentric form of multilateralism – with Northeast Asia. There nationalist administrations...

China’s New Role in African Politics: From Non-Intervention towards Stabilization?

China’s New Role in African Politics: From Non-Intervention towards Stabilization?

1st Edition

Christof Hartmann, Nele Noesselt
November 04, 2019

China's rise to global power status in recent decades has been accompanied by deepening economic relationships with Africa, with the New Silk Road's extension to Sub-Saharan Africa as the latest step, leading to much academic debate about the influence of Chinese business in the continent....

Trust in International Relations: Rationalist, Constructivist, and Psychological Approaches

Trust in International Relations: Rationalist, Constructivist, and Psychological Approaches

1st Edition

Hiski Haukkala, Carina van de Wetering, Johanna Vuorelma
October 17, 2019

Trust is a core concept in International Relations (IR), representing a key ingredient in state relations. It was only relatively recently that IR scholars began to probe what trust really is, how it can be studied, and how it affects state relations. In the process three distinct ways of...

The Globalization of Foreign Aid: Developing Consensus

The Globalization of Foreign Aid: Developing Consensus

1st Edition

Liam Swiss
July 05, 2019

Why do aid agencies from wealthy donor countries with diverse domestic political and economic contexts arrive at very similar positions on a wide array of aid policies and priorities? This book suggests that this homogenization of policy represents the effects of common processes of globalization...

Democracy and Climate Change

Democracy and Climate Change

1st Edition

Frederic Hanusch
June 10, 2019

Democracy and Climate Change explores the various ways in which democratic principles can lead governments to respond differently to climate change. The election cycle can lead to short-termism, which often appears to be at odds with the long-term nature of climate change, with its latency between...

World Politics in Translation: Power, Relationality and Difference in Global Cooperation

World Politics in Translation: Power, Relationality and Difference in Global Cooperation

1st Edition

Tobias Berger, Alejandro Esguerra
June 06, 2019

Virtually all pertinent issues that the world faces today – such as nuclear proliferation, climate change, the spread of infectious disease and economic globalization – imply objects that move. However, surprisingly little is known about how the actual objects of world politics are constituted, how...

Public Participation in African Constitutionalism

Public Participation in African Constitutionalism

1st Edition

Tania Abbiate, Markus Böckenförde, Veronica Federico
April 16, 2019

During the last decade of the 20th century, Africa has been marked by a "constitutional wind" which has blown across the continent giving impetus to constitutional reforms designed to introduce constitutionalism and good governance. One of the main features of these processes has been the promotion...

Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility

Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility

1st Edition

Cornelia Ulbert, Peter Finkenbusch, Elena Sondermann, Tobias Debiel
April 15, 2019

At a time when globalization has side-lined many of the traditional, state-based addressees of legal accountability, it is not clear yet how blame is allocated and contested in the new, highly differentiated, multi-actor governance arrangements of the global economy and world society. Moral Agency...

Integrating Sustainable Development in International Investment Law: Normative Incompatibility, System Integration and Governance Implications

Integrating Sustainable Development in International Investment Law: Normative Incompatibility, System Integration and Governance Implications

1st Edition

Manjiao Chi
March 05, 2019

The current international investment law system is insufficiently compatible with sustainable development. To better address sustainable development concerns associated with transnational investment activities, international investment agreements should be made more compatible with...

American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers: Cooperation or Conflict

American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers: Cooperation or Conflict

1st Edition

Salvador Santino F. Regilme, James Parisot
March 05, 2019

Over the last decade, the United States' position as the world's most powerful state has appeared increasingly unstable. The US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, non-traditional security threats, global economic instability, the apparent spread of authoritarianism and illiberal politics, together...

Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation

Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation

1st Edition

Claudia Derichs
January 17, 2019

Whereas Area Studies and cross-border cooperation research conventionally demarcates groups of people by geographical boundaries, individuals might in fact feel more connected by shared values and principles than by conventional spatial dimensions. Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global...

Refugee Governance, State and Politics in the Middle East

Refugee Governance, State and Politics in the Middle East

1st Edition

Zeynep Şahin Mencütek
November 29, 2018

The movement of displaced people, migrants and refugees has become increasingly important around the world, leading to a need for increased scrutiny of global responses and policies towards migration. This book focuses on the Middle East, where many nations are part of this global phenomenon as...

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