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Devising Consumption: Cultural Economies of Insurance, Credit and Spending

by Liz Mcfall

The book explores the vital role played by the financial service industries in enabling the poor to consume over the last hundred and fifty years. Spending requires means, but these industries offered something...


Israel's National Security Towards the 21st Century

by Uri Bar-Joseph

This volumes discusses three principal issues: the Israeli army and the Revolution of Military Affairs (RMA); Israel's present and future answers to the threays of weapons of mass destruction (WMD); and the...


Governing Borders and Security: The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersal

by Catarina Kinnvall & Ted Svensson

This book explores and maps the relationship between borders, security and global governance.

Theoretically, the book seeks to establish to what degree, and in what ways, traditional notions of borders, security...


Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Truth Commissions: The Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Historical Perspective

by Anita Ferrara

In 1990, after the end of the Pinochet regime, the newly-elected democratic government of Chile established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate and report on some of the worst human rights...


Party Politics in Japan: Political Chaos and Stalemate in the 21st Century

by Ronald J. Hrebenar & Akira Nakamura

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections,...


Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth: Critical Thought for Turbulent Times

by Paul Anderson

Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental...


State Responses to International Law

by Kendall Stiles

Do countries keep their promises to the international community? When they sign treaties or learn about new expectations, do they take them seriously and implement them? Since we already know intuitively that...


The Euro, the Dollar and the Global Financial Crisis: Currency Challenges Seen from Emerging Markets

by Miguel Otero-Iglesias

Many scholars have contributed to ongoing debates about the competition between the dollar and the euro for global monetary dominance. Few have added as much value as Miguel Otero-Iglesias with his systematic...


Making Global Institutions Work

by Kate Brennan

This book seeks to think differently about what we recognize as "global institutions" and how they could work better for the people who need them most. By so doing, the contributions show that there is a group...


Global Justice and the Politics of Information: The Struggle Over Knowledge

by Sky Croeser

The global social justice movement attempts to build a more equitable, democratic, and environmentally sustainable world. However, this book argues that actors involved need to recognise knowledge - including...


Reframing Europe's Future: Challenges and Failures of the European Construction

by Jody Jensen & Ferenc Miszlivetz

The global financial crisis which erupted in 2008 had an astounding yet varied impact on the European Union (EU), with some countries benefiting from the crisis while others suffered. Today many more and varied...


Conservative Christian Politics in Russia and the United States: Dreaming of Christian Nations

by John Anderson

This book explores the politics of conservative Christian churches and social movements in Russia and the United States, focusing on their similar concerns but very different modes of political engagement.

Whilst...


Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey: Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters

by Gul Akdag

Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy...


The Brics and Coexistence: An Alternative Vision of World Order

by Cedric de Coning, Thomas Mandrup & Liselotte Odgaard

The grouping consisting of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) was initially meant to be nothing more than clever investment jargon referring to the largest and most attractive emerging economies. However,...


Un Peace Operations and International Policing: Negotiating Complexity, Assessing Impact and Learning to Learn

by Charles T. Hunt

 This book addresses the important question of how the United Nations (UN) should monitor and evaluate the impact of police in its peace operations.

UN peace operations are a vital component of international...


Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from Armed to Nonviolent Struggle

by Veronique Dudouet

This book investigates the decision-making process, rationale and determining factors which underlie the strategic shifts of armed movements from violent to nonviolent resistance.

The revival of global interest...


Counter-Radicalisation: Critical Perspectives

by Christopher Baker-Beall, Charlotte Heath-Kelly & Lee Jarvis

This book offers a wide-ranging and critical examination of recent counter-radicalisation policies, using case studies from several countries.

Counter-radicalisation policies, such as the UK 'Prevent' strategy,...


Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

by Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam & Tom Dyson

This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention.

Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority...


Radicalization in Western Europe: Integration, Public Discourse and Loss of Identity Among Muslim Communities

by Carolin Goerzig & Khaled Al-Hashimi

Employing a theoretical framework based on the concept of identity loss, this book seeks to understand why increased integration has stimulated greater radicalization among the Muslim populations in Western...


Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security: Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century

by Caroline Varin

This book assesses the use of 'mercenaries' by states, and their integration into the national armed forces as part of a new hybridisation trend of contemporary armies.

Governments, especially in the West, are...