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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...


Business and Human Rights in South East Asia: Risk and the Regulatory Turn

by Mahdev Mohan & Cynthia Morel

Business and human rights has emerged as a distinct field within the corporate governance movement. The endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business...


Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman: Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal

by Florentina C.Andreescu & Michael J. Shapiro

This work is a critical intervention into the archive of female identity; it reflects on the ways in which the Central and Eastern European female ideal was constructed, represented, and embodied in communist...


Arab Regionalism: A Post-Structural Perspective

by Silvia Ferabolli

Arab regionalism details and examines the power relations involved in the making of an Arab region.

On an empirical level, this book concentrates on the drawing of topographic and ideational boundaries in the...


The Islamic Republic of Iran: Reflections on an Emerging Economy

by Jahangir Amuzegar

This title provides an in depth study of Iran's post 1979 Revolution economy under the Islamic Republic, with new material and related journal articles combined under one roof in a novel and reader friendly...


Politics in Emotion: The Song of Telangana

by Himadeep Muppidi

The work focuses on a subaltern local sovereignty movement called "Telangana" in India. Over the last ten years, this movement has engaged in a massive political mobilization, including strikes, rallies, work...


India's Doctrine Puzzle: Limiting War in South Asia

by Ali Ahmed

The balance of power in South Asia is tenuous. Neighbouring states with nuclear arsenal pose a serious threat in times of conflict and the danger of escalation into a nuclear holocaust in South are ever-present....


Exercising Human Rights: Gender, Agency and Practice

by Robin Redhead

Exercising Human Rights investigates why human rights are not universally empowering and why this damages people attempting to exercise rights. It takes a new approach in looking at humans as the subject of...


Globalisation and Insecurity in the Twenty-First Century: NATO and the Management of Risk

by Christopher Coker

Discusses the impact of globalisation on security in the West and in particular the way it has changed the nature of NATO as well as its security agenda.


A New Trusteeship?: The International Administration of War-torn Territories

by Richard Caplan

This paper analyses and assesses the effectiveness of international administrations of war-torn territories and discusses the key issues - strategic, political, and economic - that arise in the context of these...


Wither Iran?: Reform, Domestic Politics and National Security

by Shahram Chubin

Terrorism and the Middle East are often connected. The fear that these will be a future source of threat with weapons of mass destruction, notably nuclear or biological weapons, has grown in recent years. This...


Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations and Regional Order

by Shahram Chubin & Charles Tripp

Both countries will have strong incentives to test the artificial balance established by the US and from which they are excluded. Each state, in the face of continued embargoes, may find the lure of weapons...


Rethinking Confidence-Building Measures

by Marie-France Desjardins

Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) - often seen as the fastest growing sector on the post-Cold War diplomatic agenda - are increasingly viewed by the international community as useful instruments for addressing...


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...