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World Report 2014: Events of 2013

by Human Rights Watch & Kenneth Roth

Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2014 is the global rights watchdog’s flagship twenty-fourth annual review of global trends and news in human rights. An invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and...


Comparative Issues in Party and Election Finance: Volume 4 of the Research Studies

by F. Leslie Seidle

This book is one of 23 volumes of research commissioned by the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing, and one of five volumes within this series dealing specifically with party and election...


Japan's Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment

by Purnendra Jain & Peng Er Lam

Japan faces significant challenges in both traditional and non-traditional areas of national security policy as the economic resurgence of China and the loss of US hegemonic clout significantly transform the...


Conserving Liberty

by Mark Blitz

Mark Blitz defends the principles of American conservatism, countering many of the narrow or mistaken views that have arisen from both its friends and its foes. He asserts that individual liberty is the most...


State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Bush Administration

by James Risen

With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about...


Emerging Powers in a Comparative Perspective: The Political and Economic Rise of the BRIC Countries

by Vidya Nadkarni & Norma C. Noonan

The book examines the rising influence of emerging powers in global politics, with a special focus on the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China).

Chapters contributed by international scholars first look...


The Single Currency and European Citizenship: Unveiling the Other Side of The Coin

by Giovanni Moro

Established in 2002, the Euro is now the currency of 17 countries used by over 335 million people daily. Although the single currency is much discussed in terms of macroeconomics and global finances, policymakers...


Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory

by Valerie M. Hudson

This succinct yet comprehensive introduction is the first text to gear foreign policy analysis (FPA) theory toward advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Cogently written, clearly organized,...


Liberty and Equality

by Tibor R. Machan

This book takes an unflinching look at the difficult, often emotional issues that arise when egalitarianism collies with individual liberties, ultimately showing why the kind of egalitarianism preached by socialists...


Uneasy Neighbo(u)RS: Canada, the USA and the Dynamics of State, Industry and Culture

by David T Jones & David Kilgour

ONE OF THE TRUISMS OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY IS THAT

"to govern is to choose." Regardless of how rich our nations have become, we can't have everything-either as individuals or as societies. But we still do not know...


The Rule of Law in Central America: Citizens' Reactions to Crime and Punishment

by Mary Fran T. Malone

An analysis of how respect of the rule of law varies across countries that share a common historical heritage and similar socio-economic challenges.�


Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations as Social Networks in the United States and the European Union

by Nils Ringe & Jennifer Nicoll Victor

Legislative member organizations (LMOs)-such as caucuses in the U.S. Congress and intergroups in the European Parliament-exist in lawmaking bodies around the world. Unlike parties and committees, LMOs play no...


Social Capital and Its Institutional Contingency: A Study of the United States, China and Taiwan

by Nan Lin, Yang-chih Fu & Chih-Jou Jay Chen

This volume is a collection of original studies based on one of the first research programs on comparative analysis of social capital. Data are drawn from national representative samples of the United States,...


Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies: Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

by Moira B. MacKinnon & Ludovico Feoli

Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social...


Moments of Truth: The Politics of Financial Crises in Comparative Perspective

by Francisco Panizza & George Philip

The current financial and sovereign debt crisis of the European Union and the United States can be regarded as the most recent of a wave of financial and sovereign debt crises that have affected different regions...


United States and Chile: Coming in From the Cold: Coming in From the Cold

by David R. Mares & Francisco Rojas Aravena

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament

by Shirin M. Rai

Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament breaks new ground in the study of legislatures. It combines mainstream historical and social science approaches with cultural theory to consider how parliamentary ritual is constructed through...


International Environmental Treaties and State Behavior: Factors Influencing Cooperation

by Denise DeGarmo

Despite the growing recognition of the importance of environmental issues for nation-state security, current research on international environmental security is insufficient. Although scholars in the field of...


Military Resilience in Low-Intensity Conflict: A Comparative Study of New Directions Worldwide

by Rachel Suissa

Military Resilience in a Low-Intensity Conflict: A Comparative Study of New Directions Worldwide, by Rachel Suissa, studies states involved in low-intensity conflicts to offer a corrective to post-modern problems...


Law and Imperialism: Criminality and Constitution in Colonial India and Victorian England

by Preeti Nijhar

Laws that were imposed by colonizers were as much an attempt to confirm their own identity as to control the more dangerous elements of a potentially unruly populace. This title uses material from both British...