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Comparative Civic Culture: The Role of Local Culture in Urban Policy-Making

by Laura A. Reese & Raymond A. Rosenfeld

While it seems that culture 'matters' in local policy making, how to measure culture in a valid and replicable fashion presents a significant challenge. The authors of this book address this challenge, presenting...

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by Finn Laursen

This book gathers leading international scholars to examine the institutional choices and innovations of the Lisbon Treaty and discuss the likely effects of the changes that it set out to accomplish. Will the...

Civil-Military Relations in Perspective: Strategy, Structure and Policy

by Stephen J. Cimbala

Authors contributing to this study examine a wide range of issues, including: the contrast between theory and practice in civil-military relations; the role perceptions of military professionals across generations;...

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by Marcelo Svirsky

Not just another book on Israel and Palestine, Arab-Jewish Activism in Israel-Palestine sets out to re-conceptualise the relationship between resistance and power in ethnically segregated spaces in general and...

New Regionalism or No Regionalism?: Emerging Regionalism in the Black Sea Area

by Ruxandra Ivan

New Regionalism or No Regionalism? places the Black Sea problématique in a wider historical and spatial context, taking a closer look at the region and examining further the structure of the Black Sea area....

The Dynamics of Black Sea Subregionalism

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Representing a new development in the study of contemporary regionalism, Panagiota Manoli examines the process of institutionalized sub-regional cooperation and casts new light on the factors influencing the...

Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective: Politics, Economy and Culture

by John Downey & Sabina Mihelj

An international line up of distinguished experts and emerging scholars methodically examine the different economic, political, cultural, and transnational factors affecting developments in media systems across...

Threat Talk: The Comparative Politics of Internet Addiction

by Mary Manjikian

'Threat Talk' exposes how US and Chinese scientists and policy-makers have understood and responded to the problem of internet addiction in their societies. Mary Manjikian's culturalist approach claims that...

Networks and National Security: Dynamics, Effectiveness and Organisation

by Chad Whelan

This analysis presents a highly innovative, qualitative study of networks in the field of national security. Developing our understanding of 'organisational networks' in organisational theory, management and...

Community of Insecurity: SADC's Struggle for Peace and Security in Southern Africa

by Laurie Nathan

Exploring the formation, evolution and effectiveness of the regional security arrangements of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Community of Insecurity examines the vital issues of why the SADC...

Real Green: Sustainability after the End of Nature

by Manuel Arias-Maldonado

It is generally accepted that we must advance towards a sustainable society to survive. By challenging conventional wisdom about the ecological crisis and reframing the traditional values of Green Politics,...

Presidents, Oligarchs and Bureaucrats: Forms of Rule in the Post-Soviet Space

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Using case studies from the post-Soviet region, a broad range of international contributors present an original and innovative contribution to the debate. They explore the character of post-Soviet regimes and...

Transformative Policy for Poor Women: A New Feminist Framework

by Bina Fernandez

In this book, Bina Fernandez successfully presents a new feminist framework for policy analysis that can account for failures in policy processes to benefit poor women. Recognising that policy is a multiply...

The Ashgate Research Companion to War: Origins and Prevention

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This Companion brings together 29 essays from leading theorists and historians on the origins of wars, their immediate causes and consequences and the mechanisms leading to the breakdown of peaceful relations....

EU Energy Security in the Gas Sector: Evolving Dynamics, Policy Dilemmas and Prospects

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This book fills an important gap in the literature on energy security in the gas sector in the European Union, shedding light on the state of EU energy security in the gas sector, its interdependence with external...

Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict in the South Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh and the Legacy of Soviet Nationalities Policy

by Ohannes Geukjian

This book examines the underlying factors of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the South Caucasus from 1905 to 1994, and explores the ways in which issues of ethnicity and nationalism contributed to that conflict....

Cyberspaces and Global Affairs

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The essays and topical cases in this book explore such issues as networks and networked thinking, information ownership, censorship, neutrality, cyberwars, humanitarian needs, terrorism, privacy and rebellion,...

New Security Frontiers: Critical Energy and the Resource Challenge

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New Security Frontiers brings together a wide range of topics focusing on critical resource availability impacting upon global security and the geopolitical ramifications of resource competition. The volume...

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European Union Economic Diplomacy: The Role of the EU in External Economic Relations

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European Union Economic Diplomacy provides the first comprehensive analysis of the factors that determine the role of the EU in economic diplomacy. In an up-to-date treatment that includes consideration of the...