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JULIAN ASSANGE WIKILEAKS WARRIOR FOR TRUTH

by Valérie Guichaoua

December 7th, 2010: Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and Internet activist, is arrested in London, England. The story becomes a global media sensation. The man is held in custody, awaiting possible criminal...


Business and Human Rights in South East Asia: Risk and the Regulatory Turn

by Mahdev Mohan & Cynthia Morel

Business and human rights has emerged as a distinct field within the corporate governance movement. The endorsement by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a new set of Guiding Principles for Business...


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...


Exercising Human Rights: Gender, Agency and Practice

by Robin Redhead

Exercising Human Rights investigates why human rights are not universally empowering and why this damages people attempting to exercise rights. It takes a new approach in looking at humans as the subject of...


Globalisation and Insecurity in the Twenty-First Century: NATO and the Management of Risk

Wither Iran?: Reform, Domestic Politics and National Security

Israel's National Security Towards the 21st Century

by Uri Bar-Joseph

This volumes discusses three principal issues: the Israeli army and the Revolution of Military Affairs (RMA); Israel's present and future answers to the threays of weapons of mass destruction (WMD); and the...


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...


Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Truth Commissions: The Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Historical Perspective

by Anita Ferrara

In 1990, after the end of the Pinochet regime, the newly-elected democratic government of Chile established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate and report on some of the worst human rights...


UN Peace Operations and International Policing: Negotiating Complexity, Assessing Impact and Learning to Learn

by Charles T. Hunt

 This book addresses the important question of how the United Nations (UN) should monitor and evaluate the impact of police in its peace operations.

UN peace operations are a vital component of international...


Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from armed to nonviolent struggle

by Veronique Dudouet

This book investigates the decision-making process, rationale and determining factors which underlie the strategic shifts of armed movements from violent to nonviolent resistance.

The revival of global interest...


Counter-Radicalisation: Critical perspectives

by Christopher Baker-Beall, Charlotte Heath-Kelly & Lee Jarvis

This book offers a wide-ranging and critical examination of recent counter-radicalisation policies, using case studies from several countries.

Counter-radicalisation policies, such as the UK 'Prevent' strategy,...


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...


Radicalization in Western Europe: Integration, Public Discourse and Loss of Identity among Muslim Communities

by Carolin Goerzig & Khaled Al-Hashimi

Employing a theoretical framework based on the concept of identity loss, this book seeks to understand why increased integration has stimulated greater radicalization among the Muslim populations in Western...


Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security: Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century

by Caroline Varin

This book assesses the use of 'mercenaries' by states, and their integration into the national armed forces as part of a new hybridisation trend of contemporary armies.

Governments, especially in the West, are...


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...


Solidarity Intervention

by Monique Jo Beerli

All across the globe, individuals mobilize international support in defense of Palestinian rights and a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, these international activists are neither the...


Political Islam in Southeast Asia: Moderates, Radical and Terrorists

by Angel Rabasa

Provides an overview of the evolution of political Islam in South-east Asia.  Analyses the sources of relgious radicalism and assesses the regional terrorist and radical networks. Describes how secular democratic...


Syria under Bashar al-Asad: Modernisation and the Limits of Change

by Volker Perthes

Syria entered a new phase with the death of its long-serving leader, Hafiz al-Asad, and the accession of his son Bashar in 2000.  While the new president has disappointed much of the hopes for political opening...


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...