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Social Security for the Elderly: Experiences from South Asia

by S. Irudaya Rajan

This book overviews the issue of population ageing in five countries in South Asia and projects the emerging scenarios. With a new field survey, it also documents existing policies and programs on pensions and...


European Correspondence

by Philippe Perchoc

The crisis faced by the European project today is above all a crisis of meaning. After the disappearance of the narratives about peace and prosperity, the reason for Europe is now the one given by millions of...


Italian political election 2013

by Emanuele Di Mattia

The election date is always considered to be a critical moment for the political parties thesis and concentrated to the conquest of an electoral success. The political candidates during the election campaigns...


Grassroots Elections in China

by Kevin J. O'Brien & Suisheng Zhao

Twenty years after the launch of village elections, the time is ripe to assess the progress and impact of China's most notable political reform. Where have elections been conducted well and where have they been...


Coloured Revolutions and Authoritarian Reactions

by Evgeny Finkel & Yitzhak M. Brudny

Between 2000 and 2005, colour revolutions swept away authoritarian and semi-authoritarian regimes in Serbia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. Yet, after these initial successes, attempts to replicate the strategies...


Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

by Daniel Trottier & Christian Fuchs

This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media. It brings together contributions by social media scholars who explore the connection...


Cosmopolitanism and the Legacies of Dissent

by Tamara Caraus & Camil Alexandru Parvu

The core idea shared by all cosmopolitan views is that all human beings belong to a single community and the ultimate units of moral concern are individual human beings, not states or particular forms of human...


Just War and the Ethics of Espionage

by Darrell Cole

The War on Terror has raised many new, thorny issues of how we can determine acceptable action in defense of our liberties. Western leaders have increasingly used spies to execute missions unsuitable to the...


The Invention of Scotland (Routledge Revivals): The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Present

by Murray G. H. Pittock

A dynasty of high ability and great charm, the Stuarts exerted a compelling fascination over their supporters and enemies alike. First published in 1991, this title assesses the influence of the Stuart mystique...


The Western European Union: International Politics Between Alliance and Integration

by Sally Rohan

This full-term study of the Western European Union (WEU) brings to life the history of Europe's search for a co-operative security and defence order, from its post World War II origins to the present day. Establishing...


The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocities: Understanding Risk and Resilience

by Stephen McLoughlin

This book offers a different approach to the structural prevention of mass atrocities. It investigates the conditions that enable vulnerable countries to prevent the perpetration of such violence.

Structural...


The Onset of World War (Routledge Revivals)

by Manus I. Midlarsky

First published in 1988, this historical and quantitative analysis of war defines systemic world wars as conflicts of wide scope and intensity, which leave profound historical legacies in their wake. Manus Midlarsky...


Functional and Territorial Interest Representation in the EU

by Michèle Knodt, Christine Quittkat & Justin Greenwood

Despite a substantial legacy of literature on EU interest representation, there is no systematic analysis available on whether a European model of interest representation in EU governance is detectable across...


Much Governed Nation Pt2 Vol 3

by W. H. Greenleaf

First published by Methuen in the 1980s

Volume I: The Rise of Collectivism:

This volume establishes the central theme that the most important feature of British political life since the nineteenth century has...


Transparency and Surveillance as Sociotechnical Accountability: A House of Mirrors

by Deborah G. Johnson & Priscilla M. Regan

Surveillance and transparency are both significant and increasingly pervasive activities in neoliberal societies. Surveillance is taken up as a means to achieving security and efficiency; transparency is seen...


Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement of Political Disputes

by Nahla Yassine-Hamdan & Frederic S Pearson

This book examines Arab approaches to mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes.

This book proposes that two clusters of independent variables are potentially responsible for the distinctive...


Marx and the End of Orientalism (Routledge Revivals)

by Bryan S. Turner

First published in 1978, this title analyses a range of problems that arise in the study of North Africa and the Middle East, bridging the gap between studies of Sociology, Islam, and Marxism. Both Sociology...


Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: An Historical Ecology

by Gufu Oba

In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons...


EU Foreign Policy, Transitional Justice and Mediation: Principle, Policy and Practice

by Laura Davis

This book analyses how the European Union translates its principles of peace and justice into policy and puts them into practice, particularly in societies in or emerging from violent conflict.

The European...


Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: Regional dynamics in a global world

by Rolf Tamnes & Kristine Offerdal

Written by a group of leading experts on Artic affairs, this book offers a historically informed and comprehensive study of the geopolitics and security challenges of the Arctic.

The key aim of the work is to...