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State Terrorism and Human Rights: International Responses since the End of the Cold War

by Gillian Duncan, Orla Lynch & Gilbert Ramsay

This book aims to improve understanding of the broad trends in the utilisation of political violence by examining the use of state terror in world politics.


The Politics of Protest and Us Foreign Policy: Performative Construction of the War on Terror

by Cami Rowe

This book offers a study of post-9/11 anti-war organizations in the United States and their role in domestic foreign policy debates.

The moment of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been much cited in political...


Clan Cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Legacy of 1991

by Lidwien Kapteijns

Clan Cleansing in Somalia deals with the transformative violence that helped cause the collapse of the Somali state in 1991. Kapteijns argues that public acknowledgment of the clan cleansing of this period is...


Politicization of Sexual Violence: From Abolitionism to Peacekeeping

by Carol Harrington

The politics of rape was a marginal field until the 1990s when rape suddenly emerged as an international security problem. Carol Harrington traces the historical change in the politicization of rape as an international...


Justice and Morality: Human Suffering, Natural Law and International Politics

by Amanda Russell Beattie

Bridging the contending theories of natural law and international relations, this book proposes a 'relational ontology' as the basis for rethinking our approach to international politics. The book contains a...


Development in an Insecure and Gendered World: The Relevance of the Millennium Goals

by Jacqueline Leckie

The Millennium Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 and explicit targets were set to eradicate key problems in human development by 2015. This collection focuses specifically...


Foreign Interventions in Ethnic Conflicts

by Robert Nalbandov

This volume analyzes the successes and failures of foreign interventions in intrastate ethnic wars. It considers successes of third party actions by actual fulfilment of the goals and objectives of multilateral...


Anatomy of Violence: Understanding the Systems of Conflict and Violence in Africa

by Belachew Gebrewold

With a focus on Africa, this study examines three structurally interdependent conflict systems to highlight the complexities of transboundary and transregional conflict systems. The systemic approach permits...


Negotiating Sovereignty and Human Rights: Actors and Issues in Contemporary Human Rights Politics

by Noha Shawki & Michaelene Cox

Providing an overview of institutional developments and innovations in human rights politics, this volume discusses some of the most important current and emerging human rights issues. It takes stock of the...


Ethics Education for Irregular Warfare

by Don Carrick & James Connelly

Following on from Ethics Education in the Military which analyzed the existing theory and practice of educating soldiers, sailors and airmen in the ethics of 'old fashioned' warfaring, this volume considers...


The Use of Force in Humanitarian Intervention: Morality and Practicalities

by John Janzekovic

Humanitarian intervention is a many layered and complex concept. This study analyzes the various ethical positions, particularly consequentialism, welfare-utilitarianism and just war theory to unravel this intricate...


The Ethics of Foreign Policy

by David B. MacDonald & Robert G. Patman

This ground-breaking volume considers the ethical aspects of foreign policy change through five interrelated dimensions: conceptual, security, economic, normative and diplomatic. An impressive group of international...


Ethical Foreign Policy?: US Humanitarian Interventions

by Chih-Hann Chang

Chang provides a deeper understanding of ethical foreign policy in theory and practice by providing an in-depth study of ethical realism and examining US humanitarian interventions. She addresses concepts of...


The Legal Empowerment Agenda: Poverty, Labour and the Informal Economy in Africa

by Dan Banik

Defined as a process which increases access to justice and the legal rights of the poor, 'legal empowerment' is increasingly being considered to be an important tool in anti-poverty efforts in developing countries....


Making Human Rights a Reality

by Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

In the last six decades, one of the most striking developments in international law is the emergence of a massive body of legal norms and procedures aimed at protecting human rights. In many countries, though,...


Transnational Legal Processes and Human Rights

by Kyriaki Topidi & Lauren Fielder

This book investigates how the construction and evolution of human rights norms are transferred in transnational legal settings and asks whether law should reflect, express or control any given aspect of culture....


Informal Norms in Global Governance: Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rules and Access to Medicines

by Wolfgang Hein & Suerie Moon

Hein and Moon take up a serious problem of contemporary global governance: what can be done when international trade rules prevent the realization of basic human rights? This book recounts the remarkable story...


World Report 2013: Events of 2012

by Human Rights Watch & Kenneth Roth

“The reports of the New York-based Human Rights Watch have become extremely important. . . .  Cogent and eminently practical, these reports have gone far beyond an account of human rights abuses. . . .”—Ahmed...


Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture

by Angela Y. Davis

Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever since the breaking of the Abu Ghraib prison story in April 2004. Since then, a debate has raged regarding what is...


Are Prisons Obsolete?

by Angela Y. Davis

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes,...