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Regions Matter

by Collective

Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in today’s economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate...


Risk and Regulatory Policy

by Collective

We expect governments to protect citizens from the adverse consequences of hazardous events. At the same time it is not possible or necessarily in the best interest of citizens for all risks to be removed. A...


The Un General Assembly

by M.J. Peterson

The United Nations General Assembly is arguably the most important discussion forum in global politics. This is a concise and accessible introduction to its history, organization and politics.

Examining the...


WikiLeaks, a true account

by Olivier Tesquet

Is the founder of WikiLeaks the ministering angel of press freedom as his pale appearance might suggest? Or is he the demonic leader of the most dangerous hacker collective on the web? As one outspoken critic...


JULIAN ASSANGE WIKILEAKS WARRIOR FOR TRUTH

by Valérie Guichaoua

December 7th, 2010: Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and Internet activist, is arrested in London, England. The story becomes a global media sensation. The man is held in custody, awaiting possible criminal...


Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship: A South European View

by Nicolò|Cotta, Maurizio Conti & Pedro Tavares de Almeida

Over the last two decades, the process of European integration has become interwoven with the theme of citizenship and the debate on the democratic quality of the EU and of its institutions has become more salient....


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...


The Political Economy of Europe's Incomplete Single Market

by David Howarth & Tal Sadeh

Progress in European market integration over the past two decades has come at the expense of growing flexibility, or differentiation, in the laws that govern the Single Market (SM) as well as the way that these...


Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency

by Robert J. Bunker

This new book brings together leading terrorism scholars and defence professionals to discuss the impact of networks on conflict and war.

Post-modern terrorism and  topics of global insurgency are also comprehensively...


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...


Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

by Smita A. Rahman

In recent years, there has been an increased attention to temporality in political theory, and such attention is sorely needed. For too long political theory, with the exception of occasional phenomenological...


Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada

by Richard Nadeau, Eric Belanger & François Pétry

Heated debate surrounds the topic of health care in both the US and in Canada. In each country, these debates are based in some measure on perceptions about health care in their neighboring country. The perceptions...


Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas

by Sean McLoughlin, William Gould & Ananya Jahanara Kabir

In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act hastened the process of South Asian migration to postcolonial Britain. Half a decade later, now is an opportune moment to revisit the accumulated writing about the diasporas...


American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race: Multicultural Exorcisms

by Edmund Fong

In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such...


The Security Council as Global Legislator

by Vesselin Popovski & Trudy Fraser

Security Council resolutions have undergone an important evolution over the last two decades. While continuing its traditional role of determining state-specific threats to peace and engaging accordingly in...