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Fuelling War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

by Philippe Le Billon

A generous endowment of natural resources should favour rapid economic and social development. The experience of countries like Angola and Iraq, however, suggests that resource wealth often proves a curse rather...


Mamluks and Ottomans: Studies in Honour of Michael Winter

by David J Wasserstein & Ami Ayalon

Focusing on Near Eastern history in Mamluk and Ottoman times, this book, dedicated to Michael Winter, stresses elements of variety and continuity in the history of the Near East, an area of study which has...


From Kyoto to the Town Hall: Making International and National Climate Policy Work at the Local Level

by Anders Biel & Lennart J Lundqvist

International agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol, EU regulation and country-specific national climate policies offer some hope of addressing climate change. But all too often implementation of these high...


Global Warming and Social Innovation: The Challenge of a Climate Neutral Society

by Andre Faaij, David Jager & Marcel Kok

Societies need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 per cent in order to counter the risks of climate change. This study envisions a climate neutral society - one where the output of polluting gases...


Human and Environmental Security: An Agenda for Change

by Felix Dodds & Tim Pippard

Security has tended to be seen as based on military force, yet this illusion is crumbling, literally and figuratively, before our eyes in the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. It is now clear that...


Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc

by Graeme P. Herd & Jennifer D.P. Moroney

Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc focuses on four former Soviet sub-regions (the Baltic Sea region, the Slavic republics, the Black Sea region, and Central Asia) to explore the degree to which 'democratic...


The Politics of International Economic Relations

by Jeffrey A. Hart & Joan Edelman Spero

The first and definitive book of its kind, Joan Spero's The Politics of International Economic Relations has been fully updated to reflect the sweeping changes in the international arena. With the expertise...


Perspectives on Feminist Political Thought in European History: From the Middle Ages to the Present

by Tjitske Akkerman & Siep Stuurman

Spanning six centuries of political thought in European history, this book puts the ideas of thinkers from Christine de Pizan to Simone de Beauvoir in the broader contexts of their time. This intriguing collection...


Continuity and Change in Israeli Security Policy

by Mark A. Heller

How should Israel respond to the changing external threats that confront it? This paper argues that the country's traditional security concept is obsolete and must be reformulated. How this is achieved depends...


The Future of Africa: A New Order in Sight

by Jeffrey Herbst

This book provides a review of recent development in Africa. It reviews NEPAD and the AU and suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any...


Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change

by Toby Dodge

A war against Iraq will spur radical changes in the way the country is governed, how its people live, and its relationship to its neighbours and to the West. This book depicts the evolution of Iraq under Saddam...


The Role of the G8 in International Peace and Security

by Risto Penttilä

This Adelphi Paper is the first concise yet comprehensive analysis of the role of the G8 in international peace and security. It argues that the G7/8 has a long and impressive history in the field of international...


Intervention in Contemporary World Politics

by Neil Macfarlane

Examines multilateral interventions in civil conflicts and the evolution of the role of such interventions in world politics. It focuses primarily on the Cold War and post-Cold War eras and the differences between...


Globalisation and Insurgency

by John Mackinlay

The central proposition of this book is that global changes have altered the nature of insurgency by weakening some governments and empowering the forces that seek to overthrow them. The book identifies four...


From Congo to Kosovo: Civilian Police in Peace Operations

by Annika S Hansen

An examination of the role of civilian police in peace operations, which has expanded greatly since the early 1990s and has culminated in international policemen assuming responsibility for law and order in...


Investing in Peace: Aid and Conditionality After Civil Wars

by James K. Boyce

This book analyzes the provision of aid to countries that have undergone negotiated settlements to civil wars, drawing on recent experiences in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It focuses on the...


Enhancing Indo-Us Strategic Cooperation

by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu

Argues that a carrot-and-stick policy is likely to be more effective than a stick-only approach in curbing India's nuclear ambitions. Increased strategic cooperation between India and the US is the ideal incentive,...


Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy

by Julie A. Mertus

It has become routine for the U.S. government to invoke human rights to justify its foreign policy decisions and military ventures. But this human rights talk has not been supported by a human rights walk. Policymakers...


Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries

by Allen Chun, Ned Rossiter & Brian Shoesmith

Examining the cultural, political, economic, technological and institutional aspects of popular music throughout Asia, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of Asian popular music and its cultural industries....


Strangers, Aliens and Asians: Huguenots, Jews and Bangladeshis in Spitalfields 1666-2000

by Anne Kershen

Exploring the dynamics that drive the processes of immigrant settlement and assimilation, this fascinating book looks at whether these are solely the outcome of the temporal setting, cultural background, and...