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Organizing the World: The United States and Regional Cooperation in Asia and Europe

Organizing the World: The United States and Regional Cooperation in Asia and Europe

Galia Press-Barnathan
July 27, 2016

This book offers a conceptual framework that explains when and why a great power would choose to cooperate with smaller states via regional cooperation forums rather than in a bilateral setting....

Human Rights in Cuba, El Salvador and Nicaragua: A Sociological Perspective on Human Rights Abuse

Human Rights in Cuba, El Salvador and Nicaragua: A Sociological Perspective on Human Rights Abuse

Mayra Gomez
July 21, 2016

This book presents a historical perspective on patterns of human rights abuse in Cuba, El Salvador and Nicaragua and incorporates international relations in to the traditional theories of state repression found within the social sciences....

Turkish-American Relations, 1800-1952: Between the Stars, Stripes and the Crescent

Turkish-American Relations, 1800-1952: Between the Stars, Stripes and the Crescent

Şuhnaz Yilmaz
March 12, 2015

This book aims to take the reader on a journey along the intricate web of Turkish-American relations. It critically examines the process, during which the relations evolved from those of strangers into an occasionally troubled, yet resilient alliance. Through the extensive use of Turkish, American...

The Common Fisheries Policy in the European Union: A Study in Integrative and Distributive Bargaining

The Common Fisheries Policy in the European Union: A Study in Integrative and Distributive Bargaining

Eugénia da Condeição-Heldt
November 14, 2012

The purpose of this book is neither to duplicate overviews of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) nor to recapitulate narrative treatments of the European integration process. The aim is to comprehend how EU negotiations work theoretically and empirically so that a conceptual framework for analyzing...

Malaysia and the Development Process: Globalization, Knowledge Transfers and Postcolonial Dilemmas

Malaysia and the Development Process: Globalization, Knowledge Transfers and Postcolonial Dilemmas

Vanessa C.M. Chio
October 29, 2012

Drawing on recent deconstructions in anthropology, postcolonial studies, and critical sociology, Malaysia and the Development Process situates and explores the phenomenon of international knowledge transfers within the context of globalization. Based on primary and secondary research, and a series...

Human Rights Treaties: Considering Patterns of Participation, 1948-2000

Human Rights Treaties: Considering Patterns of Participation, 1948-2000

Mark Sachleben
June 28, 2012

The book examines patterns of participation in human rights treaties. International relations theory is divided on what motivates states to participate in treaties, specifically human rights treaties. Instead of examining the specific motivations, this dissertation examines patterns of...

Domestic Politics and International Narcotics Control: U.S. Relations with Mexico and Colombia, 1989-2000

Domestic Politics and International Narcotics Control: U.S. Relations with Mexico and Colombia, 1989-2000

Victor J. Hinojosa
May 04, 2012

This book examines different levels of narcotics control cooperation between the United States, Mexico and Colombia. Victor J. Hinojosa finds that Mexico is consistently held to a very different standard than Colombia and that the US often satisfies domestic political pressures to be tough on...

Intervention, Ethnic Conflict and State-Building in Iraq: A Paradigm for the Post-Colonial State

Intervention, Ethnic Conflict and State-Building in Iraq: A Paradigm for the Post-Colonial State

Michael Rear
February 27, 2012

External intervention by the U.N. and other actors in ethnic conflicts has interfered with the state-building process in post-colonial states. Rear examines the 1991 uprisings in Iraq and demonstrates how this intervention has contributed to the problems with democratization experienced in the...

Negotiating the Arctic: The Construction of an International Region

Negotiating the Arctic: The Construction of an International Region

E.C.H Keskitalo
December 09, 2011

This work draws upon the history of Arctic development and the view of the Arctic in different states to explain how such a discourse has manifested itself in current broader cooperation across eight statistics analysis based on organization developments from the late 1970s to the present, shows...

A Global Union for Global Workers: Collective Bargaining and Regulatory Politics in Maritime Shipping

A Global Union for Global Workers: Collective Bargaining and Regulatory Politics in Maritime Shipping

Nathan Lillie
June 18, 2010

This is a book about how global unionism was born in the maritime shipping sector. It argues that the industrial structure of shipping, and specifically the interconnected nature of shipping production chains, facilitated the globalization of union bargaining strategy, and the transnationalization...

International Election Monitoring, Sovereignty, and the Western Hemisphere: The Emergence of an International Norm

International Election Monitoring, Sovereignty, and the Western Hemisphere: The Emergence of an International Norm

Arturo Santa-Cruz
June 09, 2010

This book traces the process by which national elections became international events or, more precisely, what the effects of this process are on state sovereignty. Contrary to the conventional wisdom in International Relations - to judge by the neglect of this phenomenon in the literature - this...

Peacekeeping in the Middle East as an International Regime

Peacekeeping in the Middle East as an International Regime

Kenneth Dombroski
March 18, 2010

This book investigates whether an international institution can alter state behaviour and thereby contribute to the peaceful resolution of a conflict. Kenneth Dombroski focuses on the series of interrelated peacekeeping efforts undertaken to help resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1948-1994....

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