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Failed States and the Origins of Violence: A Comparative Analysis of State Failure as a Root Cause of Terrorism and Political Violence

by Tiffiany Howard

Utilizing global barometer data, Tiffiany Howard examines the underpinnings of individual support for political violence and argues that an insidious pattern of deprivation within failed states drives ordinary...


Emotions, Decision-Making and Mass Atrocities: Through the Lens of the Macro-Micro Integrated Theoretical Model

by Olaoluwa Olusanya

Within sociology and criminology the dominant view is that genocide and other mass atrocities are committed by technologically-lobotomized perpetrators. Somehow the process of rationalization is believed to...


Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Today: The Biopolitics of the Multitude versus the Hegemony of the People

by Alexandros Kioupkiolis & Giorgos Katsambekis

The 'Arab spring', the Spanish 'Indignados', the Greek 'Aganaktismenoi' and the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement all share a number of distinctive traits. Similar features have marked collective resistances from...


Dependency Culture

by HARTLEY DEAN & Peter Taylor-Gooby

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030

by John Eatwell, Terry McKinley & Pascal Petit

Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030 embodies critical thinking about the long-term implications for Europe of the clear shift of power from the West to the East and the South. Designed as a multi-faceted...


How the EU Really Works

by Olivier Costa & Nathalie Brack

This book provides a concise analysis of the EU and its dynamics by paying particular attention to its day to day operation. It proposes to help students and scholars understand its evolution, its institutions,...


EU Foreign Policy through the Lens of Discourse Analysis: Making Sense of Diversity

by Caterina Carta & Jean-Frédéric Morin

Leading scholars in discourse analysis and European foreign policy join forces in this book, marking a real breakthrough in the literature. Not only do they offer original perspectives on European foreign policy,...


Discourse, Dictators and Democrats: Russia's Place in a Global Process

by Richard D. Anderson Jr

Many people take the trouble to vote even though each voter's prospect of deciding the election is nearly nil. Russians vote even when pervasive electoral fraud virtually eliminates even that slim chance. Could...


Reimagining Social Movements: From Collectives to Individuals

by Antimo L. Farro & Henri Lustiger-Thaler

The social scientific study of social movements remains largely shaped by categories, concepts and debates that emerged in North Atlantic societies in the late 1960s and early 1970s, namely resource mobilization,...


Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada

by Colin J. Bennett, Kevin D. Haggerty & David Lyon

The work of a multidisciplinary research team, Transparent Lives explains why and how surveillance is expanding-mostly unchecked-into every facet of our lives.


A History of Women's Seclusion in the Middle East: The Veil in the Looking Glass

by J Dianne Garner & Linn Prentis

Learn how the seclusion of women can be used as a feminist defense against exploitation—and as an empowering force

Internationally acclaimed author Ann Chamberlin’s book, A History of Women’s Seclusion in...


The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland

by Mila Dragojevic

After forced migration to a country where immigrants form an ethnic majority, why do some individuals support exclusivist and nationalist political parties while others do not? Based on extensive interviews...


Cities as Engines of Sustainable Competitiveness: European Urban Policy in Practice

by Leo van den Berg, Jan van der Meer & Luis Carvalho

Reflecting on two decades of 'competitiveness-oriented' urban policies in Europe, this book investigates the current challenges cities face to sustain their economic position and how this can be balanced with...


American Politics, Then & Now: And Other Essays

by James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson is one of AmericaOs most distinguished public policy scholars. This quintessential volume brings together decades of his writing and thinking on all facets of American culture, society, and government....


How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant & Andrew Young

John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American...


European Immigration: A Sourcebook

by Anna Triandafyllidou & Ruby Gropas

Fully updated and containing chapters on the new EU member states and the attempt to form a common EU migration policy, this new edition of European Immigration: A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive overview...


The American Imperial Gothic: Popular Culture, Empire, Violence

by Johan Höglund

Drawing on a rich array of texts from a long history of the gothic, this book contends that the doom faced by the world in popular culture is related to the current global instability, renegotiation of worldwide...


Punk Rock Warlord: the Life and Work of Joe Strummer

by Barry J. Faulk & Brady Harrison

This collection explores the relevance of Joe Strummer within the continuing legacies of both punk rock and progressive politics. It is aimed at those interested in The Clash, punk culture, and the intersections...


Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad

by Eugene Krasnov, Anna Karpenko & Greg Simons

Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad captures the evolving nature of the types of crises faced by a society as it transforms and evolves. Expert contributors from the region chart the tensions, problems...


The Good, the Bad, and the Just: How Modern Men Shape Their World

by Riël| Vermunt

Drawing on multidisciplinary findings and ideas, this book offers explanations as to why, how and to what extent, people, in an effort to attain justice, allocate social resources between self and others and...