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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...


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...


The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Needs

by Philip Andrews-Speed, Xuanli Liao & Roland Dannreuther

China is frequently described as a threat to regional and global stability and its rapidly rising demand for imported energy is seens as one cause of this threat.  This book shows that domestic politics and...


The Politics of Conflict Economies: Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland

by Morten Bøås

Conflict economies cannot be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These economies did not emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and...


Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia

by Jiyoung Song & Alistair D. B. Cook

Across East Asia, intra-regional migration is more prevalent than inter-regional movements, and the region's diverse histories, geopolitics, economic development, ethnic communities, and natural environments...


The Right to Equality in European Human Rights Law: The Quest for Substance in the Jurisprudence of the European Courts

by Charilaos Nikolaidis

A right to equality and non-discrimination is widely seen as fundamental in democratic legal systems. But failure to identify the human interest that equality aims to uphold reinforces the argument of those...


EURO CITIZEN IN EYES OF NATIONAL EL: A South European View

by Nicolò|Cotta, Maurizio Conti & Pedro Tavares de Almeida

Over the last two decades, the process of European integration has become interwoven with the theme of citizenship and the debate on the democratic quality of the EU and of its institutions has become more salient....


Transparency and Surveillance as Sociotechnical Accountability: A House of Mirrors: A House of Mirrors

by Deborah G. Johnson & Priscilla M. Regan

Surveillance and transparency are both significant and increasingly pervasive activities in neoliberal societies. Surveillance is taken up as a means to achieving security and efficiency; transparency is seen...


Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement of Political Disputes

by Nahla Yassine-Hamdan & Frederic S Pearson

This book examines Arab approaches to mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes.

This book proposes that two clusters of independent variables are potentially responsible for the distinctive...


EU Foreign Policy, Transitional Justice and Conflict Mediation: Principle, Policy and Practice

by Laura Davis

This book analyses how the European Union translates its principles of peace and justice into policy and puts them into practice, particularly in societies in or emerging from violent conflict.

The European...


Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: Regional dynamics in a global world

by Rolf Tamnes & Kristine Offerdal

Written by a group of leading experts on Artic affairs, this book offers a historically informed and comprehensive study of the geopolitics and security challenges of the Arctic.

The key aim of the work is to...


Post-Conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach

by Chip Gagnon & Keith Brown

This book examines how the violence of conflict is transformed in the post-conflict period.

Post-conflict studies seek to illuminate, theorise, and narrate the processes by which societies transition from periods...


Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Protests, Revoluti

by Daniel Trottier & Christian Fuchs

This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media. It brings together contributions by social media scholars who explore the connection...


Cosmopolitanism and the Legacies of Dissent

by Tamara Caraus & Camil Alexandru Parvu

The core idea shared by all cosmopolitan views is that all human beings belong to a single community and the ultimate units of moral concern are individual human beings, not states or particular forms of human...


Just War and the Ethics of Espionage

by Darrell Cole

The War on Terror has raised many new, thorny issues of how we can determine acceptable action in defense of our liberties. Western leaders have increasingly used spies to execute missions unsuitable to the...


Western European Union: International Politics Between Alliance and Integration

by Sally Rohan

This full-term study of the Western European Union (WEU) brings to life the history of Europe's search for a co-operative security and defence order, from its post World War II origins to the present day. Establishing...


The Structural PRevention of Mass Atrocities: Understanding Risk and Resilience

by Stephen McLoughlin

This book offers a different approach to the structural prevention of mass atrocities. It investigates the conditions that enable vulnerable countries to prevent the perpetration of such violence.

Structural...