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The Ethics of Intelligence: A New Framework

by Ross W. Bellaby

This book starts from the proposition that the field of intelligence lacks any systematic ethical review, and then develops a framework based on the notion of harm and the establishment of Just Intelligence...


Fictional International Relations: Gender, Pain and Truth

by Sungju Park-Kang

This book proposes the idea of fictional International Relations (IR) and engages with feminist IR by contextualising the case of a woman spy in Korea in the Cold War.

Fictional imagination and feminist IR encourage...


An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis: A 50-Year Retrospective

by David Gioe, Len Scott & Christopher Andrew

This edited volume addresses the main lessons and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis from a global perspective.

Despite the discoveries of recent research, there is still much more to be revealed about...


Really, Don't Panic!: Positive Messages by South Africans, for South Africans

by Alan Knott-Craig

South Africans remember when electricity load shedding brought the country to a standstill in 2008. There was a rush on generators and property in Perth, Australia. An email from Alan Knott-Craig reminding South...


Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention

by Alan Kuperman & Timothy Crawford

Does humanitarian military intervention save lives as intended? Or does it perversely embolden rebels and ignite the spiral of violence that it seeks to prevent?

Such questions lie at the heart of a new and...


Democratic Citizenship and War

by Yoav Peled, Noah Lewin-Epstein & Guy Mundlak

This edited volume explores the theoretical and practical implications of war and terror situations for citizenship in democratic states.

Citizenship is a key concept in Western political thought for defining...


Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era

by Thad Williamson, David Imbroscio & Gar Alperovitz

When pundits refer to the death of community, they are speaking of a number of social ills, which include, but are not limited to, the general increase in isolation and cynicism of our citizens, widespread concerns...


Winter Warfare: Red Army Orders and Experiences

by Richard N. Armstrong & Joseph G. Welsh

Based on German and Soviet military archival material, this book provides an insight into the tactics and planning for combat in a winter climate. It also studies the mechanisms for change in an army during...


A Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware (Routledge Revivals)

by Christopher Chant

First published in 1987, The Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware provides, within a single volume, the salient technical and operational details of the most important weapons. The complete range of...


Terror Crime Prevention with Communities

by Basia Spalek

Based on research in the US and UK, this book examines the involvement of Muslim communities in terror crime prevention work, exploring the complexities of community involvement as well as its advantages and...


Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy

by Kristian Williams

A collection of articles and interviews on the history, psychology, and current state of torture in democratic societies, Hurt is a short but hard-hitting look in the mirror for first-world countries. This exposé...


The Bletchley Park Codebreakers

by Michael Smith

The British codebreakers at Bletchley Park are now believed to have shortened the duration of the Second World War by up to two years. During the dark days of 1941, as Britain stood almost alone against the...


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...


Asylum - A Right Denied: A Critical Analysis of European Asylum Policy

by Helen O'Nions

This book examines the effect of recent attempts to harmonize the identification and protection of refugees and questions whether European law and policy adequately uphold the fundamental right to seek and enjoy...


Military Intervention, Stabilisation and Peace: The Search for Stability

by Christian Dennys

This book examines international military interventions that have supported stability in four communities in Afghanistan and Nepal, in an attempt to analyse their success and improve this in future.

This is...


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...


The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty: Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean

by Andrew Novak

Over the last three decades many former British colonies have reformed their capital punishment regimes to permit judicial sentencing discretion, including consideration of mitigating factors. Applying a comparative...


Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

by Michael Gill & Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

Contemporary human rights discourses problematically co-opt disabled bodies as 'evidence' of harms done under capitalism, war, and other forms of conflict, while humanitarian non-governmental organizations often...


Small Navies: Strategy and Policy for Small Navies in War and Peace

by Michael Mulqueen, Deborah Sanders & Ian Speller

History shows how relatively small naval forces can have a disproportionately large impact on global events. This collection, which adopts an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the best new research from...


The Father of Jihad: 'Abd Allah 'Azzam's Jihad Ideas and Implications to National Security

by Muhammad Haniff Hassan

This study revolves around the jihad ideas of 'Abd Allāh 'Azzām — an iconic figure in the study of militant jihad in the 20th century, history of Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union, Al-Qaeda and current...