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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...


Theory and Practice of Paradiplomacy: Subnational Governments in International Affairs

by Alexander S Kuznetsov

This book examines and systematises the theoretical dimensions of paradiplomacy - the role of subnational governments in international relations.

Throughout the world, subnational governments play an active...


New Dynamics in US-China Relations: Contending for the Asia Pacific

by MINGJIANG LI & Kalyan M. Kemburi

Washington's strategic pivot to Asia and Beijing's pursuit of new strategic and security interests in the region have led to increasing tensions between the two powers. US leaders have stressed that their increased...


The International Political Economy of Transition

by Stuart Shields

Shortlisted for the 2013 BISA IPEG Book Prize, this book explores how Eastern Europe's post-communist transition can only be understood as part of a broader interrogation of neoliberal hegemony in the global...


Justice Belied

by Sébastien Chartrand & John Philpot

For the first time in a book, defence counsel, investigators, journalists, and academics pool their knowledge and experience to answer the burning questions. What has happened to the fundamental principles of...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Brics and Coexistence: An Alternative Vision of World Order

by Cedric de Coning, Thomas Mandrup & Liselotte Odgaard

The grouping consisting of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) was initially meant to be nothing more than clever investment jargon referring to the largest and most attractive emerging economies. However,...


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...


Extreme Right in Scandinavia

by Anders Widfeldt

This book provides an up-to-date account of extreme right parties in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It seeks to explain why these parties have grown in support, and in Denmark and Norway reached positions of direct...


Towards a Brave New Arms Industry?

by Richard Bitzinger

In the post-Cold War era, most countries have been forced to radically reduce their arms industries, and abandoned self-sufficiency in favour of a subordinate role in an increasingly globalized worldwide defence...