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An Empire of Ideals: The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan

by Justin D. Garrison

Justin D. Garrison provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan's imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan's...


Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy: Cities and Transcendence

by Jonathan N. Badger

Sophocles and the Politics of Tragedy?is an inquiry into a fundamental political problem made visible through the tragic poetry of Sophocles.?In part I?Badger offers a detailed exegesis of three plays:?Ajax,?...


Liberty in Mexico: Writings on Liberalism from the Early Republican Period to the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

by José Antonio Aguilar Rivera

Liberty in Mexico presents sixty-four essays and writings on liberty and liberalism, from the early republican period to the late twentieth century, from a variety of authors. The first period (1820–1840)...


The Royal Financial Administration and the Prosecution of Crime in France, 1670 1789

by Albert N. Hamscher

This book explores the French monarchy’s role in financing criminal prosecutions in the royal courts of the realm between 1670 and 1789.


Peacebuilding: From Concept to Commission

by Robert Jenkins

This book is about the origins and evolution of peacebuilding as a concept, the creation and functioning of the UN Peacebuilding Commission as an institution, and the complicated relationship between these two...


The Politics of Exile

by Elizabeth Dauphinee

Written in an autoethnographical narrative form, The Politics of Exile offers a unique insight into the complex encounter of researcher with research subject, in the context of the Bosnian War and its aftermath....


False Witness: The Real Story of Jim Garrison's Investigation and Oliver Stone's Film JFK

by Patricia Lambert

This is, for the first time in its entirety, the story of the arrest and trial of Clay Shaw, charged with conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


American Beliefs: What Keeps a Big Country and a Diverse People United

by John Harmon McElroy

Why do so many different people with widely dissimilar ideas and customs get along as Americans? In American Beliefs, John McElroy identifies and explains those essential ideas that keep a big country and a...


The Medical Malpractice Handbook: The Plaintiff

by Bruce Livingston & Stephen Morewitz

Designed to assist practicing attorneys in all phases of a medical malpractice case, this practical handbook contains crucial information and strategies for handling a medical malpractice case in such areas...


The Politics of Post-War Demobilisation and Reintegration in Nigeria

by Olukunle Ojeleye

An in-depth study of the demobilization and reintegration exercises carried out at the end of the Nigerian civil war, assessing their implications for national politics in the West African nation. Though the...


Federalism, Feminism and Multilevel Governance

by Melissa Haussman & Marian Sawer

Until recently, few gender scholars took notice of the impact of state architecture on women's representation, political opportunities, and policy achievements. Likewise scholars of federalism, devolution and...


Conflict Hot Spots: Emergence, Causes and Consequences

by Alex Braithwaite

This study introduces the concept of a conflict hot spot to the broader empirical literature on conflict processes. It identifies common causes and consequences of conflict hot spots across many regions globally,...


Power, Judgment and Political Evil: In Conversation with Hannah Arendt

by Andrew Schaap & Danielle Celermajer

An insightful and intelligent treatment of the work of Hannah Arendt, which draws internationally leading experts into dialogue with Arendt's political theory. The book will appeal to a wide number of fields...


Islam, Democracy and Dialogue in Turkey: Deliberating in Divided Societies

by Bora Kanra

Most deliberative democracy theorists neglect the importance of social learning and understanding; Bora Kanra has combined deliberative theory with research from social psychology to develop an innovative critique...


International Relations: A European Perspective

by Mario Telò

International Relations: A European Perspective presents the main schools of international relations while underlining the added value of the European approach. Contrary to US or East Asian perspectives, a European...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Leadership

by Joseph Masciulli & Mikhail A. Molchanov

Discussing the major theories of political leadership with a focus on contemporary challenges that political leaders face worldwide, this research companion provides a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for...


Isolationist States in an Interdependent World

by Helga Turku

Using historical, comparative and inductive analysis, Helga Turku explains why states may choose to isolate themselves both domestically and internationally. The book examines extreme forms of self-imposed domestic...


Bloody Nations: Moral Dilemmas for Nations, States and International Relations

by Cherry Bradshaw

Placing the phenomenon of nationalism squarely within the continuing Enlightenment project, Cherry Bradshaw brings together political theory, history, anthropology and international relations in order to investigate...


Why Not Preempt?: Security, Law, Norms and Anticipatory Military Activities

by Rachel Bzostek

Anticipatory military activities, both preemptive and preventive, are at the centre of American strategic doctrine. Rachel Bzostek puts forward a full understanding of why states have or have not undertaken...


From Freedom Fighters to Terrorists: Women and Political Violence

by Paige Whaley Eager

The concept of women as active proponents and perpetrators of political violence and terrorism is not widely accepted. Case study rich, this informative book provides an indispensable guide to examining women's...