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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...


Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry: Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population

by Susanne Soederberg

Under the rubric of 'financial inclusion', lending to the poor -in both the global North and global South -has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. A key inquiry of this...


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...


Decolonization and World Peace

by Brian Urquhart

Brian Urquhart's remarkable career in the United Nations began when the UN was founded in 1945 and ended in 1986 after a twelve-year tenure as Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs-the equivalent...


The United States and the Global Struggle for Minerals

by Alfred E., Jr. Eckes

In 1973-1974 soaring commodity prices and an oil embargo alerted Americans to the twin dangers of resource exhaustion and dependence on unreliable foreign materials suppliers. This period seemed to mark a watershed...


Israeli Peacemaking Since 1967: Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures

by Galia Golan

Examining the Israeli-Arab conflict as an "intractable conflict," Israeli Peacemaking since 1967 seeks to determine just which factors, or combination of factors, impacted on Israel's position in past peace-making...


The Dark Side of the Crescent Moon: The Islamization of Europe and Its Impact on American/Russian Relations

by Georgy Gounev

The Dark Side of the Crescent Moon constitutes a historical and political analysis of the growth of radical Islam throughout the world. It shows how the spread of radical Islam in Europe drove the United States...


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...


Small State Status Seeking: Norway's Quest for International Standing

by Iver B Neumann & Benjamin de Carvalho

Status-seeking is an important aspect of the foreign policies of a number of small states, but one that has been rarely studied. This book aims to contribute to our understanding not only of status-seeking,...


Realising Rights: How Regional Organisations Socialise Human Rights

by Mathew Davies

This book presents the hitherto unstudied variety of ways that human rights socialisation is attempted in the context of regional organisations, arguing that existing conceptual accounts of this phenomenon need...


Studying the Agency of Being Governed

by Stina Hansson, Sofie Hellberg & Maria Stern

This edited volume seeks to provide guidance on how we can approach questions of governing and agency-particularly those who endeavour to embark on grounded empirical research- by rendering explicit some key...


Nuclear Proliferation and the Psychology of Political Leadership: Beliefs, Motivations and Perceptions

by Kelly P. O'Reilly

This book offers a novel approach to understanding the puzzle of nuclear proliferation by examining how leaders' beliefs and perceptions about the international system influence states' decisions to acquire...


Iran and the United States: An Insider¿s View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace

by Seyed Hossein Mousavian & Shahir Shahidsaless

Scores of books have been written by Western experts, mainly American, looking at the root causes of the conflict between Iran and the US. However, none of them have presented an inside look at this complex...


Beyond South Asia: India's Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent

by Neil Padukone

The Republic of India occupies a key geopolitical and strategic space at the center of the Indian Ocean. How it interacts with the rest of the world will have profound consequences in the 21st century.

Beyond...


Security in Cyberspace: Targeting Nations, Infrastructures, Individuals

by Giampiero Giacomello

Today, the Internet has become a source of information that no country or company can forgo. It is not only used to communicate or entertain, but most importantly to operate utilities and public services such...


The Political Economy of Development in Kenya

by Sr., Kempe Ronald Hope

This critical analysis of sustainable development in post-independence Kenya offers a comprehensive policy framework within the context of the opportunities provided by the 2010 constitution.


Failed States and Institutional Decay: Understanding Instability and Poverty in the Developing World

by Natasha M. Ezrow & Erica Frantz

What do we mean by failed states and why is this concept important to study? The �failed states� literature is important because it aims to understand how state institutions (or lack thereof) impact conflict,...


China's Democratic Future: How It Will Happen and Where It Will Lead

by Bruce Gilley

The end of communist rule in China will be one of the most momentous events of the twenty-first century, sounding the death knell for the Marxist-Leninist experiment and changing the lives of a fifth of humanity....


The International Relations of the EU

by Steve Marsh & Hans Mackenstein

In an incisive and lively discussion International Relations of the EU examines both the economic and security dimensions of European Union external relations.  The book adopts an innovative approach that combines...


The Post-Conflict Environment: Investigation and Critique

by Daniel Bertrand Monk & Jacob Mundy

In case studies focusing on contemporary crises spanning Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, the scholars in this volume examine the dominant prescriptive practices of late neoliberal post-conflict...