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Transcending New Public Management: The Transformation of Public Sector Reforms

by Tom Christensen & Per Lægreid

The ideal follow-up to the editors' previous book, New Public Management: The Transformation of Ideas and Practice, this new volume draws on the previous knowledge both theoretically and empirically to examine...


The Transformation of Violent Intercommunal Conflict

by Stephen Ryan

In recent years there has been a remarkable growth of interest in the concept of conflict transformation and the closely related strategy of grass-roots peace building. Examining the reasons for the growing...


Europeanization of British Defence Policy

by Robert Dover

With particular reference to the development and negotiation of the European Security and Defence Policy, arms trade policy and the decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003, this book provides a strong contemporaneous...


European Union and New Regionalism: Regional Actors and Global Governance in a Post-Hegemonic Era

by Mario Telò

Stemming from an international and multidisciplinary network of leading specialists, this best-selling text is fully updated with new chapter additions. The new edition highlights external relations in the framework...


Mapping Central Asia: Indian Perceptions and Strategies

by Marlène Laruelle & Sébastien Peyrouse

With renewed American involvement in Afghanistan, Pakistan's growing fragility, and China's rise in power in the post-Soviet space, Central Asia-South Asia relations have become central to understanding the...


Converging Europe: Transformation of Social Policy in the Enlarged European Union and in Turkey

by Ipek Eren Vural

'Converging Europe' evaluates the impact of European integration on social policy development since the launch and subsequent re-launch of the Lisbon strategy discussing the challanges posed by the unfolding...


Financial Crisis Management and the Pursuit of Power: American Pre-eminence and the Credit Crunch

by Mine Aysen Doyran

How does America manage crisis on behalf of international finance in the absence of a global state? Doyran explores the relationship between state power and global finance and in particular examines the various...


The Great Power (mis)Management: The Russian-Georgian War and its Implications for Global Political Order

by Alexander Astrov

Drawing on the empirical case of the Russian-Georgian war of 2008, this book explores the theoretical underpinnings of the idea of 'great power management' first articulated within the English School of International...


Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections

by Michaela Maier & Jesper Stromback

Written by a leading team of internationally-distinguished political communication scholars, this book offers the most comprehensive account on comparative political communication research in the context of...


From Rivalry to Partnership?: New Approaches to the Challenges of Africa

by Tony Chafer & Gordon Cumming

From Rivalry to Partnership is the first to study a potentially valuable way forward in tackling the challenges of Africa, namely bilateral partnerships. Written in a clear and accessible style, From Rivalry...


The European Union and Interregionalism: Patterns of Engagement

by Mathew Doidge

The European Union and Interregionalism is the most comprehensive study of interregionalism to date, providing a vigorous analysis of its role and functions in the architecture of global governance and of the...


The Rise of the Networking Region: The Challenges of Regional Collaboration in a Globalized World

by Harald Baldersheim & Are Vegard Haug

Covering the four Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden plus the Faroe Islands, this volume charts the changes in networking activities and related development initiatives that have taken...


Ethical Foreign Policy?: US Humanitarian Interventions

by Chih-Hann Chang

Chang provides a deeper understanding of ethical foreign policy in theory and practice by providing an in-depth study of ethical realism and examining US humanitarian interventions. She addresses concepts of...


Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Political Economy

by Manda Shemirani

Shemirani provides a systematic methodology for the study of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) over their life span. She emphasizes the need for a paradigm shift in our approach towards the study of state capitalism...


Culture and External Relations: Europe and Beyond

by Jozef Bátora & Monika Mokre

While the importance of culture has been on the rise in the realm of foreign affairs, its role in this field remains one of the most under-studied aspects of state policy. In this book, a range of international...


Reshaping Gender and Class in Rural Spaces

by Barbara Pini & Belinda Leach

Leach and Pini bring together empirical and theoretical studies that consider the intersections of class, gender and rurality. Each chapter engages with current debates on these concepts to explore them in the...


Global Financial Crisis: Global Impact and Solutions

by Paolo Savona & John J. Kirton

This collection gathers experts from Africa, North America, Asia and Europe to examine international policy responses to the 2008 global financial crisis. In doing so they reveal the implications for international...


Victims as Security Threats: Refugee Impact on Host State Security in Africa

by Edward Mogire

The refugee phenomenon is a major force in international politics, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where refugees are major actors in the affairs of their home and host countries. This book analyses why...


Revolutionary Iran and the United States: Low-intensity Conflict in the Persian Gulf

by Joseph J. St. Marie & Shahdad Naghshpour

In this volume the authors frame the conflicted relationship between Iran and the United States as a low intensity conflict and explore how diplomatic, military, and economic weapons are employed to bolster...


Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf: Oil, Finance and Institutions

by Matteo Legrenzi & Bessma Momani

This volume brings together, for the first time, distinguished Gulf experts to analyze the renewed geo-economic prominence of the oil-exporting states in the Gulf. It investigates some of these 'new power brokers'...