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New Agendas in Statebuilding: Hybridity, Contingency and History

by Robert Egnell & Peter Haldén

This volume connects the study of statebuilding to broader aspects of social theory and the historical study of the state, bringing forth new questions and starting-points, both academically and practically,...


The Promise and Perils of Transnationalization: NGO Activism and the Socialization of Women's Human Rights in Egypt and Iran

by Benjamin Stachursky

To date, most constructivist international relations studies have characterized the influence of transnationalism on domestic forms of activism as uniformly positive. In particular, transnational interactions...


Creating Human Rights: How Noncitizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World

by Lisa S. Alfredson

The first in-depth study of a novel women's refugee movement and its challenge, as an international trigger case, to traditional conceptions of human rights. It illuminates keys to the movement's success, including,...


Integrating Human Rights Into Development, Second Edition: Donor Approaches, Experiences, and Challenges

by OECD & World Bank

The past two decades have witnessed a convergence between human rights and development, particularly at the level of international political statements and policy commitments. This phenomenon is captured in...


Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

by David Kohut & Olga Vilella

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of 'The Dirty Wars' focuses on the period 1954-1990 in South America, when authoritarian regimes waged war on subversion, both real and imagined. This is done through...


Everyday Occupations: Experiencing Militarism in South Asia and the Middle East

by Kamala Visweswaran

Everyday Occupations engages visual culture and the ethnography of space, satire and parody, poetry and political critique to examine militarization as it is wielded as a cultural and political tool, and as...


In Sensible Judgement

by Max Deutscher

Taking its bearings from classic texts including Plato, Kant, Hegel and Arendt this thoughtful and intriguing book provides philosophical reflection on what it is to judge and what judgement achieves alongside,...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy

by Satvinder S. Juss

This companion takes stock of the current state of literature on migration law, theory and policy, and sketches out the contours of its future long-term development in what is now a vastly expanded research...


Looting and Rape in Wartime: Law and Change in International Relations

by Tuba Inal

Looting and Rape in Wartime examines the causes of the hundred-year gap between the prohibition against wartime looting and that against rape, theorizing the conditions necessary for the emergence of a global...


Waging Peace: Reflections on peace and war from an unconventional woman

by Anne Deveson

One of Australia's most highly regarded media people looks back on her life through the prism of an intellectual journey and personal memoir.


Fighting for Rights: From Holy Wars to Humanitarian Military Interventions

by Tal Dingott Alkopher

In the light of NATO's humanitarian war in Kosovo is it possible to understand or explain wars as an outcome of perceptions of rights? How did rights, be they divine rights in the Middle Ages, territorial rights...


Maroon the Implacable: The Collected Writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz

by Russell Maroon Shoatz, Quincy Saul & Fred Ho

During a lengthy incarceration spent mostly in solitary confinement, Russell Maroon Shoatz has developed into a prolific writer and powerful voice for the disenfranchised. This first published collection of...


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 ending of the Cold War and the overthrow of communism...


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

In the 1990s, feminist scholars on the politics of rape experienced a sudden surge of interest in their, until then, marginal field. Why was the 1990s the right time for rape to become an international security...


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. Amanda Beattie challenges...


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. Adding value to current research in the fields of international security and conflict resolution, it adopts...


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

by Belachew Gebrewold

Violence connects people – whether directly or indirectly financing violence or by fighting the war against terror. Violent incidents are often deeply rooted in structures and systems. With a focus on Africa,...